Dictionary.Com Names ‘Allyship’ 2021 Word Of The Year

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Dictionary.com has named “allyship” as its word of the year for 2021, noting the old noun taking on another definition: “The role of a person who advocates for inclusion of a ‘marginalized or politicized group’ in solidarity but not as a member.” What do you think?

“Another tangible victory for antiracism.”

Manuel Schur, Systems Analyst

“I don’t like it, but I also can’t think of any other words.”

Holly Yanoff, Jam Band Leader 


“Feels a little performative if you ask me.”

Ezra Voss, Cave Guide