Burqini has been named the 2011 Macquarie Dictionary Word of the Year, while Fracking was the people's choice. 
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UPDATED 10:11 AM - 29 Aug 2013

'Burqini' has been named the 2011 Macquarie Dictionary Word of the Year.

The Islamic swimwear was named Committee's Choice, while the People's Choice award went to 'fracking', as coal seam gas entered the public conscience.

Other favourites for the prize included 'pachinko', 'planking' and 'patchwork economy'.

2010's World of the Year was 'googleganger' ('noun: a person with the same name as oneself, whose online references are mixed with one's own among search results for one's name.')