›to say that a particular person was the first person to say something, do something, invent something, etc.: attribute sth to sbThis idea has long been attributed to Keynes, but in fact he was not the first to think of it.
Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014
by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them