‘Goblin Mode’ Is Oxford’s Word Of The Year

  • Oxford’s word of the year, as chosen by a public vote, is “goblin mode,” a slang term describing “unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy” behavior.
  • The phrase won by a landslide with 318,956 votes, making up 93% of the total.
  • According to Oxford University Press, which publishes the Oxford English Dictionary, it is a slang term often used in the expressions such as “I am in goblin mode” or “to go goblin mode.”

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