Can You Guess the 2015 Word of the Year?
We still have more than a solid month left in 2015, but the year-end list fun has already begun.
British dictionary Collins has come out with its word of the year.
Drum roll, please. The winner is...binge-watch, which Collins officially defines as "to watch a large number of television programs (especially all the shows from one series) in succession." Collins international publisher Elaine Higgleton told CNN, "From a very slow start, it has really taken off exponentially as a term people are using every day."
Higgleton also says she isn't sold on binge-watch (which follows last year's winner, "photobomb") becoming a long-term part of our vocabulary, saying, "[It] might go fairly quickly. Who knows what new technology might be around the corner in 18 months time?"
Collins created its list by tracking word usage in newspapers, magazines, books, websites and any other place you can find letters strung together.
Here's a look at some of other words that made this year's list, featuring definitions for some words with which you may not be famialir: