By Muhammadu Sabiu
In light of the intense debate over gender in politics and public life in the US and elsewhere, Dictionary.com has named “woman” as its Word of the Year for 2022.
According to Dictionary.com, there has been a significant spike in users looking for the meaning of “woman,” which at its peak increased by 1,400%.
It stated on its website that this year, searches for the word woman on Dictionary.com increased considerably in relation to various high-profile events.
“Our selection of woman as our 2022 Word of the Year reflects how the intersection of gender, identity, and language dominates the current cultural conversation and shapes much of our work as a dictionary,” it said.
The site lists the definition of ‘woman’ as an ‘an adult female person’.