Oxford Languages, the creator of the Oxford English Dictionary, announced Sunday that their 2022 word of the year is "goblin mode."

Oxford said goblin mode best reflects the "ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the past twelve months." The decision comes after 300,000 people cast their votes in the past two weeks.

Golbin mode can be described as being lazy and staying inside while not being very sociable. A term that comes following many people getting used to a different lifestyle after COVID-19.

"'Goblin mode' – a slang term, often used in the expressions 'in goblin mode' or 'to go goblin mode' – is 'a type of behaviour which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations,'" Oxford Languages explained in a press release.

"It captured the prevailing mood of individuals who rejected the idea of returning to 'normal life' or rebelled against the increasingly unattainable aesthetic standards and unsustainable lifestyles exhibited on social media," the dictionary added.

Other words of the year from Oxford include vax in 2021, climate emergency in 2019, and toxic in 2018.

Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster Inc. also recently chose a word of the year for 2022: "gaslighting." This was picked due to the number of online searches in the past year.

Gaslighting is a form of "psychological manipulation of a person usually over an extended period of time that causes the victim to question the validity of their own thoughts," according to Merriam-Webster.