Macquarie Dictionary


Word of the Year 2022 | Shortlist

The Macquarie Dictionary Word of the Year voting is open now. The below shortlist was chosen from the 15 categories under consideration for Word of the Year 2022.

You can review the words and definitions below.

Access a pdf of the shortlist here.

You can also view the entire longlist here.Shortlist

bachelors handbag Barbiecore

bossware brigading

clapter e-change

gigafire goblin mode

hidden homeless nepo baby

orthosomnia pirate trail

prebunking quiet quitting

skin hunger spicy cough

teal truth-telling


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