Alice Northover at the Oxford University Press blog has compiled a useful roundup of what several reference resources and others chose as their 2014 word or words of the year.
The post begins with the 2014 word of the year selection by the American Dialect Society (#blacklivesmatter) and also includes selections from Merriam-Webster, Collins, Cambridge Dictionaries, and many others.
Direct to OUP Blog Post: “Words of 2014 Round-up”
See Also: “2014 Word of the Year is “#blacklivesmatter” (via American Dialect Society)”
Note: “For the first time, a Twitter hashtag was selected by the society as its overall winner.”
This news release also includes selections in several other categories.