Youthquake is Named Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

Posted on:16 Dec 2017 13:02:34
Youthquake is Named Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries
16 December 2017 Current Affairs: Oxford Dictionaries crowned "youthquake" as its word of 2017 in a nod to the unexpected level of youth engagement in this summer's election in the United Kingdom.

An amalgamation of "youth" and "earthquake", the noun is defined as "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people."

The word was coined in the 1960s by the then-Vogue editor, Diana Vreeland, to describe upheavals in fashion and music caused by Britain's youth culture.
Oxford Dictionaries crowned "youthquake" as its word of 2017 in a nod to the unexpected level of youth engagement in this summer's election in the United Kingdom.

An amalgamation of "youth" and "earthquake", the noun is defined as "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people."

The word was coined in the 1960s by the then-Vogue editor, Diana Vreeland, to describe upheavals in fashion and music caused by Britain's youth culture.

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