Posted on December 5, 2022 at 7:55 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Oxford English Dictionary's first-ever public vote for word of the year has resulted in a landslide victory.

"Goblin mode" — defined as "a type of behaviour which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations" — received 93 percent of votes, reports the Guardian.

"Metaverse" came in a distant second, at least beating "#IStandWith."

Two other dictionaries have also revealed words of the year, though they weren't voted upon.

The Cambridge Dictionary chose "homer," because of a flood of lookups when it was the solution to the game Wordle.

Collins Dictionary, meanwhile, kept in the theme of Oxford and selected "permacrisis."

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