Google’s annual search report revealed that the word “Wordle” is the most searched term globally in 2022.
Wordle became so popular that Google searches from desperate players looking for answers affected other top Google search trends. 7 of the top 10 searched-for word definitions in 2022 were Wordle answers including cacao, homer, canny, foray, trove, saute and tacit.
Major events also made an impact in online searches. The death of Queen Elizabeth II in September made the top 5 for overall global search interest. Ukraine was the third most widely searched term. Johnny Depp topped the list for actors/celebrities, following his defamation case against Amber Heard. Followed by Will Smith, who made headlines slapping comedian Chris Rock in front of millions of TV viewers during the Academy Awards.