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In an age where ‘Netflix and chill’ is probably the most popular pastime, Collins Dictionary makes us want to re-evaluate our lives by naming ‘binge-watch’ as the 2015 Word of the Year. Head of language content at Collins, Helen Newstead, said “The rise in usage of ‘binge-watch’ is clearly linked to the biggest sea change in our viewing habits since the advent of the video recorder nearly 40 years ago.” The term has apparently seen an increase in usage of a massive 200 per cent in the last 12 months alone, which I am solely attributing to the introduction of that gem of a streaming service we’ve all come to know and become addicted to.

So now that ‘binge-watch’ has made it into common language, it gets its own definition in the online version of Collins Dictionary. There have also been a few other notable additions to the reference book, which will be immortalised in print¬†if they prove their longevity AKA are still being used in 2018. Check them out in the gallery above.

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