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‘Doomscrolling’ tops list of new dictionary additions

Macquarie Dictionary have announced their word of the year – but this year there’s a COVID word and  non-COVID word.

The Committee chose rona as Macquarie Dictionary’s COVID word of the year for 2020. In true Australian fashion, we shortened coronavirus and made it a whole new word.

Doomscrolling is this year’s non-COVID word, with honourable mentions for Karen and pyrocumulonimbus.

Macquarie Dictionary’s senior editor Victoria Morgan joins John Stanley with information on the best new words this year and voting options for the People’s Choice award.

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