Oxford’s 2018 word of the year is “toxic”

Remember 2015, when the Oxford English Dictionary’s “word” of the year was ? That was cute. This year it’s “toxic.”

“The Oxford Word of the Year is a word or expression that is judged to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year, and have lasting potential as a term of cultural significance,” Oxford stated in a post on its website.

Oxford reports a 45% spike in the number of times users have looked up the word, and reports that after “chemical,” the...

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