There are over 100,000 words and meanings in the Cambridge Dictionary, but we are constantly adding to these, with almost 2,000 new words and updated definitions every year.
The four words we have shortlisted for the People’s Word of 2018 are:
fear or worry at the idea of being without your mobile phone or unable to use it
gender gap noun
a difference between the way men and women are treated in society, or between what men and women do and achieve
the practice of refusing someone an opportunity to make their ideas or beliefs known publicly, because you think these beliefs are dangerous or unacceptable
destruction of the natural environment of an area, or very great damage to it
Cast your vote below or on our Twitter poll @CambridgeWords! Voting will close at 23:59 GMT on Sunday 25 November and the People’s Word of 2018 will be announced soon after.
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