’Privacy’ named Dictionary.com’s 2013 word of the year 「隱私」獲選為Dictionary.com的2013年度字彙

"Cronut," you just can’t win them all. On Wednesday, Dictionary.com announced that it had chosen "privacy" as its word of the year, beating out other finalists including the croissant-doughnut hybrid that became a national phenomenon in 2013.


Other finalists included "sequester," "shutdown," "share" and newly coined words such as "Obamacare" and "3D printing."


The dictionary website says it chose "privacy" over the other finalists in large part because of the debate over government surveillance programs led by groups such as the NSA that recently came under heightened scrutiny.


Dictionary.com defines "privacy" as "the state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one’s private life and affairs."



you can’t win them (’em) all:慣用語,非正式用法,意指不可能在所有方面都成功。例句:A: I’m very disappointed I didn’t get the job. B: Oh well, you can’t win ’em all.(A:那份工作沒被錄取我很失望。B:唉呦,沒有人到處都吃得開的好不好。)

beat someone or something out:慣用語,美式非正式用法,擊敗某人或某事。例句:The visiting team beat us out readily.(客隊輕鬆擊敗我們。)

in large part:慣用語,稍微非正式的用法,大部分地,主要地。