Last year's word was "bluster"
The honor comes as many other online destinations are compiling the trendiest, or otherwise most-popular topics of the year. For Google, that list was topped by Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker, Apple's iPhone 5S, and others that were released as part of its annual Zeitgeist earlier today. Yahoo ranked Miley Cyrus on top of its breakdown, followed by celebrities Kim Kardashian, and Kate Upton. Not to be outdone, Microsoft released its top Bing searches of the year, and broke them down by individual category, with Beyoncé taking the top spot.
Last year's word from Dictionary.com was "bluster," a word that was picked for a prevalence of weather activity around the world. As for the site's definition for "privacy," it's "the state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one’s private life and affairs."