22:51 GMT17 January 2021
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    A phrase popularized by US President Donald Trump has been named the "word of the year" by Collins Dictionary.

    UK-based Collins Dictionary said the term "fake news" has been used an "unprecedented" number of times in 2017 and therefore has become the winner of the "word of the year" nomination.

    This year, the phrase has been used 365 percent more frequently than in 2016, the dictionary claimed, reporting on its annual rating of the most used words in the English language.

    Other shortlisted terms in 2017 included "insta" (referring to Instagram), "unicorn," "cuffing season," etc.

    However, not everyone agreed with Collins' choice. For instance, some Twitter users expressed their dissatisfaction with Collins' nomination.

    According to Collins, "fake news" can be defined as "false, often sensational, information disseminated under the guise of news reporting."

    The phrase is often associated with the US leader who has used it many times to criticize media outlets for their allegedly biased reporting.

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