PERMACRISIS is the word of the year, according to the Collins Dictionary.
It was first coined in the 1970s for “an extended period of instability and insecurity”.
2According to the Collins Dictionary, permacrisis is the word of the yearCredit: HandoutMeanwhile, Carolean is one of six new words added this year.
The word was used in a Commons speech by Liz Truss to mean the beginning of the reign of King Charles III after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Partygate is another new entry, as is “quiet quitting” — doing basic duties at work and no more to improve work-life balance.
A sign of the cost of living crisis is the inclusion of “warm bank” — a heated building such as a library where people go to stay warm.
There is also “vibe shift”, which means a “significant change in the prevailing atmosphere or culture”.
Lawfare — using the law to intimidate an opponent — is added along with “splooting” to describe animals stretching out to cool down.
The dictionary also changes the spelling of the Ukrainian capital to Kyiv from the Russian Kiev.
Alex Beecroft of Collins Learning said: “Language can be a mirror to what is going on in society.
“This year’s been a challenge”
2Carolean means the beginning of the reign of King Charles III after the death of Queen Elizabeth IICredit: AP
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