Gender-neutral ‘they’ named 2019 word of the year
11 December 2019 | 11:33 am
Using the word "they" as a gender-neutral pronoun has become more common for people who identify as a mix of male and female — or as neither. US dictionary Merriam-Webster says "they" was one of its most-searched terms.
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