WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — The word "toxic" was announced the official Word of the Year by Oxford.
Every year, teams at Oxford Dictionaries debate on a word that best captures the particular year.
Toxic, defined as "poisonous," was a widely used word to describe the most talked about topics of the year, according to the Oxford University Press.
The word has been used to describe the discussion around Brexit, and the #MeToo movement spotlighted "toxic masculinity.”
Data studied by Oxford also showed people used the word the describe things like their relationship, workplace and cultures.
Other words that made the short list include "cakeism," "big dick energy" and "gaslighting."