Oxford Word of the Year

 

The Oxford Word of the Year is a word or expression that has attracted a great deal of interest over the last 12 months. Every year, we debate candidates for word of the year and choose a winner that is judged to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of that particular year and to have lasting potential as a word of cultural significance.

Oxford Word of the year 2023 is...
rizz

After more than 32,000 votes, and a team of language experts, the Oxford Word of the Year 2023 is here!

Previous winners...


 

Oxford Word of the Year 2022

goblin mode

Oxford Word of the Year 2021

VAX

Oxford Word of the Year 2020

Words of an unprecedented year

Oxford Word of the Year 2019

CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Oxford Word of the Year 2018

TOXIC

Oxford Word of the Year 2017

YOUTHQUAKE

Oxford Word of the Year 2016

POST-TRUTH

Oxford Word of the Year 2015

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Earlier Words of the Year

  
2014vape
2013selfie
2012omnishambles (UK) & GIF (US)
2011squeezed middle
2010big society (UK) & refudiate (US)
2009simples (UK) & unfriend (US)
2008credit crunch (UK) & hypermiling (US)
2007carbon footprint (UK) & locavore (US)
2006bovvered (UK) & carbon-neutral (US)
2005Sudoku (UK) & podcast (US)
2004chav
 

Hindi Word of the Year


 

Hindi Word of the Year 2020

Aatmanirbharta or Self-Reliance

Hindi Word of the Year 2019

Samvidhaan or the Constitution