Australian National Dictionary Centre
Each year the Centre, based at The Australian National University (ANU), selects a word or expression that has gained prominence in the Australian landscape.
The Centre’s Director, Dr Amanda Laugesen, says that this year there were inevitably words related to the COVID-19 vaccination program.
The 2021 shortlist includes:
- double-vaxxed: having received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Clayton’s lockdown: a lockdown considered to be inadequate to slow the rate of COVID-19 community transmission.
- Fortress Australia: Australia regarded as a country protected and isolated from other countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Read the full list here