December 30, 2004
Merriam-Webster has posted there Top 10 Words for 2004. The Number 1 word for 2004, based on the number of online look-ups was blog. You are currently reading a blog.
Also, in the Top 10, at Number 10 is the word “defenestration”. Defenestration is a noun noting “the throwing of a person or thing out of a window.”