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Oxford Dictionaries names ‘goblin mode' its word of the year

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

Asked to sum up 2022 in a word, the public has chosen a phrase.
Oxford Dictionaries said Monday that “goblin mode” has been selected by online vote as its word of the year.
It defines the term as “a type of behavior which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations.”
First seen on Twitter in 2009, “goblin mode” gained popularity in 2022 as people around the world emerged uncertainly from pandemic lockdowns.
“Given the year we've just experienced, ‘goblin mode' resonates with all of us who are feeling a little...
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Oxford Dictionaries names 'goblin mode' its word of the year

1 month ago   |   By ABC News

Oxford Dictionaries has announced its 2022 word of the year: “goblin mode.”
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