The Collins Dictionary has announced its Word of The Year. It's "Binge-watch." It seems everyone is doing it now and it has transformed the way we all watch T.V.

The Collins Dictionary defines binge-watching as watching a large number of television programs (especially all the shows from one series) in succession."

According to itv :

Lexicographers, the people who compile dictionaries, have seen a 200% increase in its usage on last year.

A survey found that 92% of viewers admitted to "binge-watching" - viewing more than three episodes of a series in one day - with 37% having spent an entire weekend watching one show, according to digital video recording company Tivo.

Other words they found that have been used more this year and were runner ups are:

  • Clean eating: following a diet that contains only natural foods, and is low in sugar, salt, and fat

  • Contactless: referring to payments, smart cards, etc that utilize RFID (radio-frequency identity) technology and do not require a PIN or signature from the customer

  • Corbynomics: the economic policies advocated by the UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

  • Dadbod: an untoned and slightly plump male physique, especially one considered attractive

  • Ghosting: ending a relationship by ignoring all communication from the other person

  • Manspreading: the act or an instance of a male passenger in a bus or train splaying his legs in a way that denies space to the passenger sitting next to him

  • Shaming: attempting to embarrass a person or group by drawing attention to their perceived offence, especially on social media

  • Swipe: to move a finger across a touchscreen on a mobile phone in order to approve (swipe right) or dismiss (swipe left) an image

  • Transgender: of or relating to a person whose gender identity does not fully correspond to the sex assigned to them at birth

So the big question is, what's the last T.V. show you binge-watched? Let us know in the comments below.