7 words apart from 'Youthquake' that deserved to be Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year, 2017

While we like the vibe 'Youthquake' stands for, there's a loads of other words that could've been the Word of the Year instead

Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year 2017 has been announced and the winner is, wait for it… “Youthquake.” Yes, we are as perplexed as you are.

“Youthquake” is defined as “a significant cultural, political or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people”. The word is more than 50 years old, which is probably why none of us have really heard or used it. Ever. Other words that were in the list but didn’t make the cut were broflake, newsjacking, gorpcore and antifa.

While we like the vibe this word stands for, there’s a loads of other words that could’ve been the Word of the Year instead of ‘Youthquake’. Here are our top choices-


If there’s one word that millennials all around the world used the most in 2017, it has to be lit.



This year, women didn’t give two f*cks about patriarchy and defined real feminism. It could’ve easily been the Word of the Year!



A word used for people who get easily offended and are unable to deal with opposing opinions, ‘snowflake’ is often used in with Trump supporters.



Think about it- the word means nothing. Isn’t that the best way to define 2017?



Another term coined by Donald Trump. U.K.-based Collins Dictionary has said that the term “fake news” saw an unprecedented rise with usage of the term increasing by almost 365 percent since Jan 2017.



The first meme of 2017 deserves the top spot. Come on!



Literally everyone dabbed their way through 2017. It deserves to be the word of the year more than any other word known to mankind.



Which word do you think deserved to be Word of the Year? Tell us in the comments below!