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."
\u201cThe suffix "-ussy" is the 2022 American Dialect Society word of the year. Read the full press release. https://t.co/GpC9f3sWdK\u201d
— American Dialect Society (@American Dialect Society)