'Wordle' is the most searched word on Google in 2022

'Wordle' is the most searched word on Google in 2022

The Wordle and word find game has sparked people's curiosity to learn its definition.

Wordle was crowned the number one most searched Google term in the world in 2022.

The searches were revealed by the tech giant in their annual Year in Search report.

Wordle doesn't actually have any definition, it's just the name given to the game.

Launched by software engineer Josh Wardle in 2021, the simplicity of the everyday word game has found mass appeal.

Users are given a maximum of six attempts to guess the word of the day. It is always a five letter word and the word is the same for everyone.

Major events also had an impact on online searches.

The death of Queen Elizabeth II in September ranked in the top five for overall global search interest. Ukraine was the third most searched term.

In terms of celebrities, Johnny Depp topped search interest lists among actors.

Depp was followed by Will Smith, who made headlines after slapping comedian Chris Rock live on stage in front of millions at the Academy Awards.