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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# word of the year

Last year
# word of the year
Collins Dictionary names ‘permacrisis’ word of the year for 2022
Collins’ annual 10-strong list also includes ‘partygate’, ‘Kyiv’ and ‘quiet quitting’
All time
# nft
Collins Dictionary crowns 'NFT' as Word Of The Year
The term ‘non-fungible token’ has seen a more than 11,000% rise in usage in 2021.
# Perseverance
Cambridge Dictionary reveals its word of the year for 2021
The word has been looked up on its website more than 243,000 times globally during 2021.
# word of the year
The Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year is... 'quarantine'
It edged out other finalist words “pandemic” and “lockdown”.
# word of the year
Collins Dictionary names ‘lockdown’ its Word of the Year for 2020
Its annual list of additions is dominated by terms such as ‘social distancing’, ‘key worker’ and ‘self-isolate’.
Non-binary pronoun 'they' named word of the year by Merriam-Webster dictionary
More and more people are exercising their right to choose the pronoun by which they are identified.
# New Words
Collins Dictionary recognises 'non-binary' and names 'climate strike' as Word of the Year
Pop star Smith came out as non-binary this year, sparking a debate over gender and sexuality.
# Oxford Dictionaries
The Oxford Dictionary's word of the year is... 'Youthquake'
It has been used to describe young people driving political change.
# mic drop
Brexit beats Trumpism and throwing shade to be named 'word of the year'
According to Collins, anyway.
# that's hilarious
The Oxford Dictionary's word of the year isn't a word... it's an emoji
And not just any emoji either. It’s the ‘crying laughing’ emoji…
# Totes emoji
Oxford Dictionary have named the bloody 'cry laughing' emoji the word of 2015
How dare you. How DARE you.
# word of the year
'Vape' named Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year, beating out 'bae' and 'indyref'
Tough competition, you’ll agree.
# féinphic
'Selfie' is the international word of the year, so here are our selfies of the year
Papal selfies, astronaut selfies, Obama selfies… they’re all here.