American Dialect Society

In its 17th annual words of the year vote, the American Dialect Society voted “plutoed” as the word of the year, in a run-off against climate canary. To pluto is to demote or devalue someone or something, as happened to the former planet Pluto when the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union decided Pluto no longer met its definition of a planet.

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  1. shinichi Post author

    Bernard, my colleague, liked the following:

    verb ( GIVE WATER ) /ˈwɔː.tər//ˈwɑː.t ̬ɚ/

    • [T] to pour water on to plants or the soil that they are growing in
    I’ve asked my neighbour to water the plants while I’m away.
    • [T] to give an animal water to drink
    The horses had been fed and watered.
    (Definition of water verb (GIVE WATER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)


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