Goblin Mode is the word of the year added by the oxford dictionary officially in 2022.
What is a Goblin?
A goblin is a fictional character, generally associated with evil. It generally tricks people for its own benefits.
New words catch on when there is a gap in language to explain a concept that is being used quite prominantly.
The word Goblin Mode came on surface around the year 2009 with a tweet by Julia Fox - " He didn't like when I went Goblin Mode"
It won in the online polls with 93% votes beating 'metaverse' which could only secure 4% votes.
The meaning as given by oxford dictionary is- The exact meaning of the term as given by the oxford dictionary is “a type of behavior which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy"
In simpler terms it is a slang used for behaving in a certain way to ditch the societal norms and embrace their inner goblin .
It is a way of life that lets people follow their basic instincts and gives them a freeing experience without caring much about the society.