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SPRINGFIELD, MA - SEPTEMBER 23: In this handout image provided by Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and mobile website are displayed September 23, 2016 in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photo by Joanne K. Watson/Merriam-Webster via Getty Images)

Merriam-Webster added the nonbinary pronoun “they” to their dictionary back in September. Now they are naming it the word of the year. According to the dictionary’s website, searches for the term have risen by 313 percent in the last year.

Emily Brewster, senior editor at Merriam-Webster, said in a statement, “Pronouns are among the language’s most commonly used words, and like other common words (think go, do, and have) they tend to be mostly ignored by dictionary users.┬áBut over the past year or so, as people have increasingly encountered the nonbinary use, we’ve seen searches for ‘they’ grow dramatically.” She also adds, “People were clearly encountering this new use and turning to the dictionary for clarity and for usage guidance.”

Other words that top their list for 2019 include Quid pro quo, the, snitty, and impeach.