Everything You Need To Know About Rizz

Word OF The Year 2023 is Rizz

How did Word Of The Year start?

Oxford Languages is known to be one of the first organizations to have a Word of the Year.

According to Oxford University Press:

We know that language matters; this is a concept that continues to be close to our hearts. The Oxford Word of the Year is a word or expression that we can see has attracted a great deal of interest over the last 12 months.

How is Oxford's Word Of The Year Picked?

According to Oxford Languages:

“Every year, candidates for Word of the Year are debated and one is eventually chosen that is judged to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of that particular year and to have lasting potential as a word of cultural significance.”

Source: Oxford Languages

What is Oxford Language's Word of the Year in 2023?

“Rizz” is Oxford Language’s word of the year 2023 beating out: “Swiftie”, “situationship”, and de-influencing.

What does Rizz mean?

Oxford University Press defines Rizz as “a colloquial word, defined as style, charm, or attractiveness; the ability to attract a romantic or sexual partner”.

The word’s etymology is believed to have been taken from the middle of “charisma,” much like “fridge” derives from refrigerator.

There is more than one definition of “rizz”, however.

Does "rizz" mean besides "charisma"?

American streamer and YouTuber Kai Cenat is credited with coming up with the term “rizz” to mean “having game”.

In this 2023 interview with 360 with Speedy Morman, Kai Cenat breaks down how he came up with his signature word “rizz.”

Further Reading: Kai Cenat on How He Populized, Poprulized, AND Popularized the Term ‘Rizz’, Complex Magazine (July 2023)

So Rizz is a word now?

Actor Tom Holland popularized the term “rizz” after announcing that he had ‘…no rizz whatsoever, I have limited rizz.’ in a June 2023 interview.


Who said charisma is "a special quality of leadership that inspires allegiance and devotion"?

Crawl, played by Pauly Shore in the 1993 movie “Son In Law”.


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