New York. If you choose the most popular word of 2020, which word would it be? Merriam-Webster on Monday declared pandemic as the most prevalent term of 2020. Perhaps it is not a big surprise, said Mary-Webster editor, Peter Sokolowski, to the Associated Press. He said, "Often in big news there is a technical term associated with it and in this case, the term pandemic is not only technical but has become commonplace. This is probably the word through which we will refer to this period in the future. '
The term began to be widely used worldwide since March when the Corona virus outbreak was declared an epidemic, but it began trending on Merriam-Webster.com since early January when the outbreak on cruise ships Spread and died the first American man. When the World Health Organization declared the novel corona virus outbreak a global pandemic on March 11, the term pandemic became the most searched for site. Sokolowski said the term had been the most popular on the site throughout the year.