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2018 Word of the Year

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2018 has been a year of political and financial volatility and the word of the year should be a reflection of that.

"a network of civil servants, military, intelligence, and/or other administrative agencies within a government working to pursue their own agenda, which may be contrary to that of the electorate and their duly elected officials."

YourDictonary's 2018 Word of the Year is ...

Deep State

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HOW WAS DEEP STATE CHOSEN?

YourDictionary's team of linguistic experts chose this word based on three main factors:

DEEP STATE IS DEFINED AS

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SEARCH TRENDS

In January 2018, searches of deep state increased 73% from the previous week, and continued to spike throughout the year.

IN THE MEDIA

Since the beginning of 2018, “deep state” was used more than 1,000 times in major online publications ranging from The New Yorker to Rolling Stone.

CULTURAL USAGE

Deep state was a hot topic in publishing and TV, inspiring a number of books and a hit TV show.

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If you think "deep state" is going away, think again.

You may not have been aware of deep state prior to 2018, but the term has made a strong impression over the past year, and it will continue to be debated in mainstream conversations for some time.

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2018 Word of the Year is ...

Deep State

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The brazen redefinition of Mueller's task tells you how arrogant the deep state is and how confident it is it can get away with anything.
- Newt Gingrich

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