Binge-watch is Collins’ dictionary’s Word of the Year

Binge-watch is Collins' dictionary's Word of the Year

Collins English Dictionary has chosen binge-watch as its 2015 Word of the Year. Meaning “to watch a large number of television programmes (especially all the shows from one series) in succession”, it reflects a marked change in viewing habits, due to subscription services like Netflix.

Lexicographers noticed that its usage was up 200% on 2014.Other entries include dadbod, ghosting and clean eating. Referring to an untoned and slightly plump male physique, dadbod is not without its admirers, with actors like Seth Rogen and Leonardo DiCaprio fitting the purported brief.

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