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Pandemic is Word of the Year 2020


Pandemic is the Word of the Year 2020 according to dictionary.com. It was declared as the word of year due to its frequent usage from the beginning of the year as the COVID-19 pandemic spread rapidly.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, the search for the word pandemic was the highest on dictionary.com.

Pandemic is Word of the Year 2020

Since the beginning of the year, pandemic has become a significant part of our lives. It has effected the entire world as lockdowns were announced to prevent the risk of contracting the infection.

2020’s most searched Indian politicians

Pandemic a term which were used only in the history books before 2020 became the most used word and the number of searches for the same also sky-rocketed. The other terms that were used most frequently during 2020 were coronavirus, COVID-19 and vaccine.

Top searched words on dictionary.com:

  • Asymptomatic
  • Furlough
  • Frontliner
  • Coronavirus
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Quarantine
  • Lockdown
  • PPE
  • Social distancing
  • Nonessential

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