‘Rizz’ named Oxford University Press Word of the Year

The word "Rizz" triumphed over other contenders such as "Swiftie," representing a fan of Taylor Swift, and "situationship," denoting a romantic or sexual relationship without formal titles.

News 12 Staff

Dec 5, 2023, 1:44 PM

Updated 192 days ago

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Oxford University Press has officially announced "Rizz" as its Word of the Year.
The word is a term born from the Gen Z lexicon and is an abbreviated form of "charisma."
It signifies an individual's knack for attracting or seducing others.
The word "Rizz" triumphed over other contenders such as "Swiftie," representing a fan of Taylor Swift, and "situationship," denoting a romantic or sexual relationship without formal titles.
Oxford's decision underscores the evolving linguistic landscape influenced by contemporary culture and language trends among younger generations.


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