16 December 2017

'Youthquake' Named Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

'Youthquake' Named Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford Dictionaries has crowned "youthquake" as its word of 2017 in a nod to the unexpected level of youth engagement in this summer's election in the United Kingdom.

An amalgamation of "youth" and "earthquake", the noun is defined as "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people." The word was coined in the 1960s by then-Vogue editor, Diana Vreeland, to describe upheavals in fashion and music caused by Britain's youth culture.

Static/Current Takeaways Important for RBI Assistant Mains 2017 Exam-
  • 2016's word of the year was "post-truth," reflecting the crisis of facts and trust in the wake of the US presidential election.
Source- The Livemint

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