20 words that helped define the decade

These terms rose to popular use and officially entered dictionaries in the 2010s

The new words added to dictionaries often capture moments in time.
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By Caroline Bologna/Huffpost

There are many factors that define a decade ― news events, works of entertainment, technological advancements, fashion trends and more. Perhaps nothing encapsulates all of these factors more than the words and phrases we use.

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As the decade comes to a close, we rounded up 20 words and phrases that rose to popular use and even entered dictionaries between 2010 and 2019. While many obviously relate to technology, others point to social movements, pop culture events and even food trends.

The new words added to dictionaries often capture moments in time. 

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