Lockdown, defined as "the imposition of stringent restrictions on travel, social interaction, and access to public spaces", has been named the Collins Word of the Year 2020.
Lockdown, the noun that has come to define so many lives across the world in 2020, was on Tuesday declared the word of the year by Collins Dictionary.
The Oxford Hindi Word of the Year is a word or expression that has attracted a great deal of attention and reflects the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the past year. It is also the Hindi translation of the word 'Constitution', an OUP statement said.
Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel “existential” to Dictionary.com’s word of the year. The choice reflects months of high-stakes threats and crises, real and pondered, across the news, the world and throughout 2019.