Six new words have been added to the Collins Dictionary and word of the year revealed
2 Nov 2022, 16:30
Have you heard the word of the year for 2022?
It's been revealed that 'permacrisis' is the word of the year according to the Collins Dictionary.
It isn't a new word, as it was first coined in the 1970s, meaning “an extended period of instability and insecurity”.
Six new words have been added to the dictionary.
These include 'Carolean', a word used in a Commons speech by Liz Truss.
It was used to refer to the start of of the reign of King Charles III after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Also on the list is 'partygate', another political reference.
Another addition is 'quiet quitting', a trend that means only cutting back to doing your basic duties at work and not going above and beyond.
Alongside 'permacrisis' is 'warm bank', a place where people go to stay warm during the cost of living crisis.
Elsewhere is 'vibe shift' - a “significant change in the prevailing atmosphere or culture”.
'Lawfare' is the act of using the law to intimidate an opponent.
'Splooting' is used to describe animals stretching out to cool down.
Alex Beecroft of Collins Learning said: “Language can be a mirror to what is going on in society.
"This year’s been a challenge."
Have you heard of all of these words?