Oxford Dictionary's 2018 Word Of The Year Is 'Toxic'. Sounds About Right

According to Oxford Dictionaries, the word that encapsulates 'ethos, mood, or preoccupations' of 2018 is 'toxic'.

Last week, the Oxford Dictionary announced its ‘Word of the Year’ for 2018, and as per them, the word that encapsulates the ‘ethos, mood, or preoccupations’ of this year, is ‘toxic’. But, of course.

From ‘toxic air’ to ‘toxic politics’, the sheer scope of the word’s application in 2018 made ‘toxic’ the stand-out choice for our Word of the Year,” wrote Oxford Dictionary on Twitter.

Oxford Dictionary also explained the word, “The adjective toxic is defined as ‘poisonous’ and first appeared in English in the mid-seventeenth century from the medieval Latin toxicus, meaning ‘poisoned’ or ‘imbued with poison’.”

However, many people saw this as a throwback to 2003 when Britney Spears released her single, ‘Toxic’, which by the by, was pointed out by Oxford Dictionary.

Here is how people reacted to the announcement: