The results are in and Oxford’s 2023 word of the year is…
I’m Tomi Lahren, find out next!
Since the dawn of language, older generations have struggled to keep pace with all the new words and phrases invented by young people.
That concept and struggle still applies in 2023. Not only has Gen-Z birthed its own language, one of those jazzy words has made it all the way to Oxford’s 2023 word of the year.
That word is…drumroll please…RIZZ!
What the heck is rizz? Well according to young people, if you have to ask you probably don’t have it!
The word “rizz” derives from the actual word “charisma.” So if you have “rizz” you have the x-factor, the personality, the pizazz so to speak.
This term is most often used on social media by the 25 and under crowd. Even my fellow elder Millennials likely don’t know what the heck it means.
But “rizz’ was selected by public vote and edged out other popular words such as “Swift” and “situationship.”
While we may roll our eyes at this odd Gen-Z lingo, it could be worse. At least Oxford did not select an imaginary gender or a social justice warrior catchphrase and for that, I am grateful.
So rizz it up, my fellow Americans.
I’m Tomi Lahren and you watch my show “Tomi Lahren is Fearless” at Outkick.com