I love it when the Oxford Dictionaries annually names a word of the year. This must be a tough task. They say the word is chosen because it “is judged to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of that particular year and to have lasting potential as a word of cultural significance.”
This year’s winner is …drum roll…vape.
Vape is a verb to denote the action of breathing in the vapor produced by and electronic cigarette. Some call these e-cigarettes. It can be a noun when it refers to the act of vaping or the device itself.
The Urban Dictionary notes that the word is used because you done “smoke” an e-cigarette since there is vapor, not smoke.
Now you now this year’s word of the year.