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Omnishambles named word of the year

Omnishambles - which was coined in 2009 by the writers of political satire The Thick of It - has been named word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary.

Peter Capaldi plays the foul mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in the BBC comedy. Credit: Joel Ryan/PA Archive

The word is defined as: "A situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders and miscalculations".

Omnishambles was chosen from a shortlist of ten, the other words were: Games Maker, to medal, Mobot, Eurogeddon, mummy porn, green-on-blue, pleb, second screening and YOLO.