10 most-looked-up words of 2012, according to Merriam Webster

Here are the 10 words that most often sent Americans to the dictionary in 2012.

2. Touché


“Lookups for touché ran high all year,” said Morse of the often-misused word which is “used to admit that someone has made a clever or effective point in an argument.” Lookups for the word, which were up sevenfold over 2011, appeared to have spiked when a contestant in the Survivor TV series misused the word before being voted off the island.

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