Britney Spears might have popularized “Poisonous” method again in 2003, however the adjective remains to be making waves 15 years later as Oxford Dictionaries’ official “Phrase of the 12 months.”

The UK-based establishment final week declared “poisonous” the phrase that greatest captured the human expertise in 2018, with phrases like “poisonous masculinity” and “poisonous relationship” discovering their method into the fashionable lexicon.

Twitter customers had been fast to level out the phrase’s well-liked use in relation to the #MeToo motion and President Donald Trump, whereas Britney followers posted GIFs of the pop singer in her 2004 music video of the identical identify.

“Curiously, our analysis into ‘poisonous’ discovered that pop icon Britney Spears performed an element in spreading this metaphorical use of the phrase,” Oxford Dictionaries posted on its Twitter account.

Poisonous beat out different contenders for the highest spot, together with gaslighting, incel and techlash.

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