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The rise of the word Brexit

25/12/2016

The rise of the word Brexit

by Tom Moseley

It was the political word of 2016 - even before being repeatedly used by Donald Trump during his successful US presidential campaign. But Brexit was barely heard last time America elected a president in 2012. Here's the story of its rise to prominence.

Who coined the phrase?

The Oxford English Dictionary awarded this honour to Peter Wilding when it added Brexit to its volumes recently.

Mr Wilding is the founder and director of the British Influence think tank - and campaigned for the UK to Remain in the EU in June's referendum. [...]

— BBC News

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