Word of the year 2022 list, Oxford dictionary Word of the year

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Word(s) of the year abbreviated as “WOTY” (or “WotY”), refer to various assessments as the most important word(s) or expression(s) by the public in a given year.

2022 Word of the year top list

American Dialect Society

• American Dialect Society’s Word of the year 2021 was: Insurrection, referring to the January 6 attacks on the US Capitol.

Australian National Dictionary Centre

• Australian National Dictionary Centre’s Word of the year 2022 is “Teal”.

Cambridge Dictionary

• Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the year 2022 is “Homer“.

Collins English Dictionary

• Collins English Dictionary Word of the year 2022 is “Permacrisis”.

Macquarie Dictionary

Committee’s Choice– Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the year 2022 is “Teal”.

People’s Choice– Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the year 2022 is “bachelor’s handbag”.

Merriam-Webster

• Merriam-Webster’s Word of the year 2022 is “Gaslighting“.

Oxford dictionary 

• Oxford dictionary, Word of the year 2022 is “Goblin mode”.

Shanghai Daily

• Shanghai Daily’s Word of the Year 2022 is “Omicron

Word of the year 2022 list Summary

Sl.NoDictionary NameWord of the Year 2022
1Australian National Dictionary CentreTeal
2Cambridge DictionaryHomer
3Collins English DictionaryPermacrisis
4Macquarie DictionaryTeal (Committee’s Choice)
Bachelor’s Handbag (People’s Choice)
5Merriam-WebsterGaslighting
6Oxford dictionaryGoblin mode
7Shanghai Daily“Omicron“

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1. What is the Collins dictionary word of the year 2022?

Answer: Permacrisis

Q2. Which was named as the word of the year 2022 by the Oxford dictionary?

Answer: Goblin mode

Q3. Which was the Merriam-Webster word of the year 2022?

Answer: Gaslighting

Q4. Which was the word of the year 2022 by the Cambridge dictionary?

Answer: Homer

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