Dictionary.com Announces “Complicit” As The ‘Word Of The Year’
Every year Dictionary.com announces the word that has really captured audiences. This year the "Word of the Year" was looked up 300% more that in 2016. That word... "Complicit".
Complicit means “choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others; having partnership or involvement in wrongdoing.” Or, put simply, it means being, at some level, responsible for something . . . even if indirectly.
Site lexicographer Jane Solomon said "numerous events drove people to look-up the word but one major spike occurred when Ivanka Trump used it in an interview". In April, Ivanka Trump said “I don’t know what it means to be complicit" during an interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning.