Dictionaries Rejected From School District Following DeSantis Bill
A Florida district is freezing book donations and purchases in order to comply with new legislation that requires a review of all reading materials.
Man Threatens Merriam-Webster With Violence for Definition of 'Female': DA
Jeremy David Hanson also allegedly made a threatening message, which contained a transphobic slur, through the dictionary's contact form.
Dictionary.com's Word of the Year Might Be a Surprising Choice, Site Says
"In the past few decades, the term has evolved to take on a more nuanced and specific meaning," the website's John Kelly said about the word "allyship."
Vaccine is Merriam-Webster's 2021 Word of the Year, Insurrection Runner-up
Vaccine was chosen in part because of a 608 percent increase in the number of times the word was searched in 2020 and a 1,048 percent increase this year.
Inclusion of Non-Binary Pronoun in Respected French Dictionary Stirs Debate
The pronoun "iel" is gaining increased usage across France, but it has also generated detractors.
Merriam-Webster's Anti-Vaxxer Definition Includes Opposing Vaccine Mandates
Merriam-Webster said "anti-vaxxer" is also used particularly often to describe "a parent who opposes having his or her child vaccinated."
'Pandemic' Is Dictionary.com's Word of the Year for 2020
In case you weren't aware, it's defined as "a disease prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world."
Merriam-Webster Adds 'Offensive' to 'Sexual Preference' Definition
In the dictionary's breakdown of the "usage of preference," it noted that the term, when used to refer to sexual orientation, "is widely considered offensive."
Trump Testing Positive for COVID Followed by Surge in Use of 'Schadenfreude
"Schadenfreude," which translates to "enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others," was used frequently on Friday.
Do You Smell What The Rock Is Cooking? Because Dictionary.com Does
Dictionary.com defines "jabroni" as "a wrestler whose purpose is to lose matches against headlining wrestlers in order to build up the status and fame of the headliners."
'Milkshaking' Becomes an Official Word After Far Right Doused With Dairy
Collins Dictionary defined the verb "milkshake" as the act of throwing "a milkshake or similar drink over a public figure in order to humiliate him or her."
What Is Nomophobia? Oxford English Dictionary Adds Very Millennial Problem
Nomophobia joins Jedi and lightsaber as new additions to the dictionary.
'Impeach' Soars on Merriam-Webster Search by 3,600 Percent Tuesday
"In addition to 'impeach,' both 'quid pro quo' and 'Rubicon' were notably higher in lookups than usual," the dictionary stated on its website.
Dictionary Mocks Trump Praise of 'Abolition' of Rights
"Many of our greatest strides—from gaining our independence to abolition of civil rights to extending the vote for women—have been led by people of faith," Trump said.
Merriam-Webster Adds a Marvel Superhero's Catchphrase
"My name is Kamala Khan. And I'm here to take out the trash."
Technology Catches Up with Sign-to-Word Translation
A Wikipedia for the deaf strives to improve sign-to-spoken-word translation.
How Punctuation Became a Mark of Aggression
In certain types of online communication, it's stranger to use a period than not.
Quest To Crown Most Unpopular Word In English Language
Today, Oxford Dictionaries launched an initiative to discover the least popular words in the English language
The Most Useless Words of 2015
TBH, piecaken won't make anyone less hangry.
'Identity' Is Dictionary.com Word of the Year
The word came up frequently in the news in 2015.
'Twerking', 'Fo'shizzle' and 'Meh' Entered Into Oxford English Dictionary
Twerking existed in the 1820s, the Oxford English Dictionary says.
The Dictionary's New Entries: Dark Web and Agender
An update to Dictionary.com's database includes words about cybercrime, pop culture and gaming.