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Merriam-Webster Dictionary searches for the word ‘misogyny,’ among others, are on the rise in the days following Donald Trump’s victory.
In a Nov. 13 tweet, Merriam-Webster released the top word lookups right now — and needless to say, the results are a little depressing.
Here they are:
Searches for “fascism” also spiked on Google Trends following the election, when Donald Trump won the presidency, Gizmodo reported. And according to Merriam-Webster, searches for these words increased more than usual.
Headlines following the election have included these:
- Misogyny now has the White House seal of approval (Boston Globe)
- The misogyny apocalypse (Salon)
- Why misogyny was The Donald’s trump card (Telegraph)
- Panel: What does the US election result say about misogyny? (Guardian)
- Racism, xenophobia and Trump’s win (Pacific Standard)
- America elects a bigot (New York Times)
Psst: If you’re not quite sure what these words mean yourself, you can look them up here.
These searches in the wake of the election resemble the aftermath of the June Brexit vote when, according to data from Google Trends, searches for “what is the EU” and “what is brexit” started spiking across Britain, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, late into the night — after it had been revealed that the United Kingdom had voted to leave the European Union.
Meanwhile, Merriam-Webster has been chronicling numerous words associated with the campaign and the election on Twitter.
Who knew a dictionary could be so good at clapping back?
Sophia Tulp is an Ithaca College student and a USA TODAY College digital producer.