Go to content

The results are in: Merriam-Webster’s word of the year is…

The results are in: Merriam-Webster’s word of the year is…
/ tolgart / iStock / Getty Images Plus / Getty Images

The results are officially in!

Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s word of the year for 2022 is… Gaslighting!

“A driver of disorientation and mistrust, gaslighting is “the act or practice of grossly misleading someone especially for one’s own advantage.” 2022 saw a 1740% increase in lookups for gaslighting, with high interest throughout the year,” as stated by Merriam-Webster’s official website.

Many people online shared their approval for the word of the year saying things like:

“This might be the word of the decade.”

“Sad how many have had experience with this word this year! Stay vigilant and be wise, everyone!”

“I’m pretty sure love is blind is responsible for this”

What are your thoughts on the word of the year?

Subscribe to our newletter!Subscribe to our newletter!
By subscribing, I agree to receive communications by email from Cogeco Média and its affiliates, including news, updates, activities and contests. You can unsubscribe at any time by using the link at the bottom of our emails or contacting us via our Privacy Policy. Please note, however, that we may still continue to send you service-related and other non-commercial communications. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Streaming will resume following advertisement.
The Overnight Beat Weekend
On air uptil 6:01 AM