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'Ussy' Is the American Dialect Society's Word of the Year

Andrew Garfield tweet

It’s about damn time.

Your "ussy" is on fire!

Over the weekend, the American Dialect Society (ADS) announced that the prefix "ussy" is its 2022 Word of the Year. This is the organization's 33rd time choosing a Word of the Year.

The voting process to elect "ussy" as the ADS' 2022 Word of the Year took place during an event held by the organization. The ADS further explained in a release:

"The selection of the suffix -ussy highlights how creativity in new word formation has been embraced online in venues like TikTok. The playful suffix builds off the word pussy to generate new slang terms. The process has been so productive lately on social media sites and elsewhere that it has been dubbed -ussification."

In recent years, many celebrities have been reacting and bringing awareness to words like "bussy," making its suffix rather popular indeed. From Taron Egerton and Andrew Garfield reading tweets from people who wanted their "bussy" destroyed by them to Lil Nas X campaigning for the word to be added to official dictionaries, it's fair to say that "ussy" is all over the place.

Now that "ussy" has been officially recognized by a major organization, no one can stop the girls, gays, and theys from using it!

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Bernardo Sim

Bernardo Sim is a writer, content creator, and the deputy editor of Out. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.

Bernardo Sim is a writer, content creator, and the deputy editor of Out. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.