Youthquake: a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people.
Oxford Dictionary released its Word of the Year 2017 in early December followed by an unexpected amount of backlash. The word “youthquake” denoted the impact of the young people in 2017, drawing attention to the growth of youthful participation in the political and social aspects of recent culture. Avid internet users criticized the word, citing it as a poor choice because no one actually uses it. Local Jacksonville non-profit YouthQuake Live heartily disagrees.