(CNN) - Sarah Palin has made her way into the dictionary, sort of.
"Refudiate" was named the 2010 word of the year by the New Oxford American Dictionary.
The former Alaska governor famously used the made-up word on her Twitter account in July, which sent the media into a tizzy.
"Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate," Palin said on her Twitter account.
There was speculation that she meant to say "refute" or "repudiate" – and this was an amalgam of the two.
According to Robert Wicks, a publicist for The Oxford Dictionary, the dictionary chooses a buzzed-about word to top their list. Wicks said "refudiate" is not yet in the dictionary, but it will now be submitted for consideration as a possible addition. Other contenders this year included "gleek," "retweet" and "Tea Party."