The Oxford Dictionaries  has chosen “vape” as its 2014 Word of the Year. Vape has grown significantly in popularity as e-cigarettes (or e-cigs) have become much more common,

“You are thirty times more likely to come across the word vape than you were two years ago, and usage has more than doubled in the past year,” the organization wrote when announcing the selection on its blog.

Other contenders for the award this year were:

  • bae (n.)
  • budtender (n.)
  • contactless (adj.)
  • indyref (n.) 
  • normcore (n.)
  • slacktivism (n.)

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is… vape