When the year comes to an end, there are numerous things to look forward to, such as Spotify Wrapped, YouTube Rewind, and so much more. Similarly, other lists are also released, like the most searched word in the history of Google. The citizens of the United States of America have been pretty active in looking up new definitions on Google this year.
They searched terms like cacao, foray, and tacit, but nothing comes close to the number of times the word “wordle” has been looked up. Yes, Wordle has been crowned as the most-searched word not just in the U.S. but internationally as well.
Topping The List
The tech giant releases this list every year. 2022’s most searched word, Wordle, is a web-based game that was developed by Welsh software engineer Josh Wardle in 2021. Despite being a simple daily word game, it has managed to create a dedicated fanbase of its own. Fans who admire the word game to the point that they have made it the most searched word on google!
If you don’t know about Wordle, then you should know that it is a rather simple word game where the users get six attempts at guessing the word of the day, and the word is the same for everyone and five letters long.
Wordle’s Word Search
Doesn’t this make you ask the question: what is so special about this game? Well, Wordle often finds players stuck at a level struggling to find the answer. These impatient users then hop on to Google, which is known to provide answers for anything and everything to find the answer to their Wordle problem.
Since there is a huge number of people who play Wordle every day, it is understandable how this word has become one of the most searched words on Google’s list. Not so shockingly, the top seven words on Google’s list of top word definitions happen to be the answers from Wordle levels; these words include homer, canny, foray, trove, tacit, and cacao.
Celebrities, Athletes, And Royals Searches
However, some other events made it to the top searches, such as the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September. Ukraine took the third rank on the list of most widely searched terms. Even celebrities joined the list, particularly Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s Court Trial that caught the public’s attention this summer.
Even Will Smith joined the party after he had slapped comedian Chris Rock on live television at the Academy Awards. In the realm of sports, the most searched athlete was Serena Williams after she announced her retirement, and the media flocked to report William’s last moments at the US Open.
While Americans looked up how to get rich quickly, google managed to catch it all.