The word 'blog' tops the 2005 list from the dictionary compiler.

‘Bicycle races’ is one of Merriam-Webster’s most requested online definition

"It does sometimes happen that words in the headlines so grab people’s attention that they become a most-frequently-looked-up word," said John M. Morse, president and publisher of US-based Merriam-Webster.

Other words on Merriam’s year-end list were "incumbent" and "electoral" and "Iraq."

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