Collins Dictionary has declared “lockdown” the Word Of The Year for 2020 after a sharp rise in its usage during the pandemic.
“It encapsulates the shared experience of billions of people.”
Other words in the running this year according to Collins: “social distancing”, “self-isolate”, and “furlough”.
Do you agree with the word of the year? Are there any others you’d add to the list that sums up 2020?