In September, Webster’s dictionary redefined the meaning of “T”, and the non-binary sex pronoun was named Word of the Year by Webster Dictionary on Tuesday,media CNET reported. Webster Dictionaries says searches for the word have increased by 313 percent this year compared with last year.
“They” has become a way of referring to people with non-binary gender identities. Merriam-Webster added a new definition of the word to its online dictionary in September, which, in addition to referring to them, “them” and “them,” “can also be used to refer to a person with a non-binary gender identity.”
In this case, the use of the word has attracted more and more mainstream attention. Earlier this year, musician Sam Smith called his favorite gender pronoun a sex pronoun. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal spoke of her “gender-neutral” use of “gender-neutral” children during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on the Equality Act.
Webster also unveiled other buzzwords for the year, including “quid pro quo,” “impeachment” and “egregious” and “extremely bad.”