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Twitter selects ‘Adorkable’ as first entry into Collins English Dictionary


The power of Twitter has been highlighted once again after its users selected a new entry for the Collins English Dictionary.
Collins scoured the microblogging site to find emerging words and the winning term, which will be added to its official dictionary later this year, was ‘adorkable’.
The term, which means ‘adorable dork’ was first used on Twitter in March 2007 before peaking in January 2012, and was the most-voted word from a shortlist drawn up by the publisher.

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