How To Get a Word into the Dictionary


“I coined a new word. How do I get it into the dictionary?”

This is, by far, the question lexicographers hear the most. People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it? When lexicographers decide what words to add to dictionaries, they try to imagine what words people actually want to look up. There are two important factors to keep in mind here: 1) Is the word in widespread usage? 2) Does the word have staying power?

The usage question is an important one that gets at the heart of how dictionaries are written. When modern lexicographers define words or find words to add to dictionaries, they tend to approach their work from the angle of descriptivism. That is, they observe how the language is being used, and then write definitions based on that research. Compare this to a prescriptivist approach, which is more concerned with determining how things should be. While prescriptivists might say a slang term is “not a real word,” descriptivists will look at the same term and do some research to see if it’s a common phenomenon. Lexicographers are very unlikely to proclaim, “That’s not a word!” unless they’re challenging an opponent in Scrabble.

Even so, widespread usage doesn’t guarantee a word will get a shiny new definition in a dictionary. Is the word going stay around for a while, or is it just a passing fad? Does it fill a gap in the language? Is it likely to be in use in 5, 10, 20, or even 100 years? These are important questions to ask because there are far more updates and new words to be added to dictionaries than lexicographers have time to write.

Which brings us to the question at hand: how do you get your word into the dictionary?

Are you famous? Do you have influence?
If you’re famous and have a following, that could definitely up your chances of getting a word into a dictionary. Are you a writer? That could help. Take, for example, William Shakespeare, who coined (or at least popularized) hundreds of words and phrases commonly used today. And there’s Dr. Seuss, who coined the term nerd. But writers aren’t the only ones who tend to have coinages. Politicians also tend to do very well. Abraham Lincoln coined the word neologize, among other words, and Winston Churchill has the first citation in the OED for many words, including fluffily and fly-in. Maybe you’re a blogger. The term blog is a relatively new coinage, which arose in 1999 when Peter Merholz made a lighthearted comment on the sidebar of his then “weblog” telling his readers “I’ve decided to pronounce the word ‘weblog’ as wee’-blog. Or ‘blog’ for short.” Or perhaps you’re a media personality. Take, for example, Stephen Colbert’s coinage truthiness, which received the honor of becoming a 2005 Word of the Year, as appointed by the American Dialect Society. If you’re a person with influence and a following, the words you use can spread into common usage, which, as discussed above, is a very important metric when it comes to attaining immortalization via dictionary-entry.

Have you invented or discovered anything lately that previously didn’t have a name?
If you’re not famous, there are other ways to make a word go viral. Have you invented or discovered anything amazing lately? Maybe you’re a scientist introducing new concepts to the public. Take, for example, the Higgs Boson particle, named after physicist Peter W. Higgs. But you don’t have to be a scientist making important contributions to knowledge to get a word in the dictionary. Just look at Dominique Ansel, the pastry chef who captured the stomachs of New Yorkers with his hybrid portmanteau dessert, the cronut. His culinary invention even inspired copycats in the form of doissants and duffins.

So, why do some words make it into dictionaries while others don’t? As discussed above, main factors include widespread usage and staying power. Apart from these, it does sometimes help if the word is fun to say, like blog or nerd. Words can also stick around longer if they fill a gap in the language, as with truthiness. With this knowledge in hand, go forth and use language creatively. Lexicographers are listening!


  1. Crazy Cakes -  September 27, 2016 - 12:40 pm

    My word is Chagrinful
    It is an adverb
    Definition: shameful

  2. Journey Fontenot -  September 24, 2016 - 12:46 am

    Nonturnal. Meaning something that rarely/never sleeps.

  3. Brandon Reed -  September 21, 2016 - 9:47 am

    v. Obaskillate – Using your skills and talents for disgusting or obscene purposes.
    n. Polyignisquid – A person that favours multiple hot drinks.
    n. Pantricity – The act of hating all electrical products or modern technology. The adjective would be Pantricical.
    n/v. Flailncing – The type of dancing extras do in movies, television shows or other forms of media, that looks ridiculous and lame.

  4. CallaHan Roggie -  September 19, 2016 - 3:53 pm

    Sloading- Slow loading. Long time loading. EX “My game is sloading!”

  5. Sora Misaki -  September 16, 2016 - 4:05 am

    My word is fudgal. It means to back off or get away.

    • GERALD RALPH -  September 16, 2016 - 1:54 pm


      • coolfun321 -  September 20, 2016 - 9:20 am

        how old are you? YOU WATCH CBBC?!

  6. RAPTOR555 -  September 15, 2016 - 1:22 pm

    Your dictionary shows only one pronunciation for the name ‘Bailey’ but there are actually two – Ba-le and Bail-e, the latter being the correct pronunciation for my and countless other families (much more common than Ba-le).

  7. James -  September 15, 2016 - 6:15 am

    Circadially- from the term circadian clock (body clock) I came up with it today and wondered if I had invented a word.
    “Circadially that will be evening for me” for example – people’s late or backwards sleep patterns due to work or other reasons having an alternative to ‘practically’ or ‘comparitively’ although those terms work just fine I’m sure.

  8. Amy Leanne Walker -  September 13, 2016 - 11:21 pm

    Janky – something or someone that is gross, skanky. “That trash smells janky!”. Behavior that is not nice. “That janky woman said I was stupid!”

  9. CallaHan Roggie -  September 13, 2016 - 9:14 am

    Squirble- To argue back and forth, to bicker.

    My Aunt from the Ukraine actually really termed this one. When she said it, we all started laughing.

    • DJ KHVOS -  September 16, 2016 - 9:46 am

      The correct term is “squabble”, and that’s already a word.
      Sorry, didn’t mean to burst your bubble.

      • CallaHan Roggie -  September 19, 2016 - 3:52 pm

        *Cry Cry*
        Thanks dude. Now I hate you!

  10. e3 -  September 6, 2016 - 2:52 pm

    Fashi it means do not get worried
    E.g Fashi, I wasn’t talking to you

    • Nigel -  September 8, 2016 - 1:08 am

      Who said?
      Where is it used? I’ve never heard it.

    • Tachibana -  September 10, 2016 - 9:01 am

      : )

      • CallaHan Roggie -  September 13, 2016 - 9:09 am

        I thought that Fashi was more like, “Maybe that dress would look Fashi on you!”

        Fashi- A shortened term to “Fashion”

    • Ellie -  September 22, 2016 - 1:02 am

      Fashi is a weird word. It should not even be a word. Also, if it is, your meaning is horrible.. No offense

  11. eddyvideostar -  August 27, 2016 - 11:02 am

    This overly modern aspect of new technology and new aspects will adulterate the purity of our dictionaries creating a mishmash of non-existent words by the seemingly astute reifying a combination of already existent words and prefixes.

    • Joe Rey -  August 29, 2016 - 5:56 pm

      16 years ago, 2 weeks before 9/11/01 I invented “POPOLOGY” now POPOLOGY®.
      This intellectual property is ” the study & science of POPULAR.”

      A pretty widespread coining if I say so myself.

      What is Your POPOLOGY? Do you have a formula for your Joy?
      I POPOLOGIZE™ Often as your FIRST POPOLOGIST™, about leading the WORLD to “Global Inner Peace™”!

      Can YOU HELP MAKE POPOLOGY® in your Heart more than a DICTIONARY?

    • Tachibana -  September 10, 2016 - 9:03 am

      I am a beautiful person . I have been in a while, and the rest. the first one. I’ll try again tomorrow morning and then you have a lot more to do it, I will have the best.

  12. Jimbee -  August 20, 2016 - 3:25 am

    I invented a word, about 15 years ago or so. Lananalia–the inability to stop pronouncing a syllable. (George W. Bush was president. And I suspect he may have been at least part of my inspiration.)

    “La”–from the refrain to “Deck the Halls”

    “-nana-” from “banana” (what else?)

    and “-alia”, from words like glossolalia.

    I immediately tried to get people interested in it. I think it is a good word too. What other word is there that means that?


    • Roberto Arenas -  September 15, 2016 - 8:08 am

      Heh! That’s actually a pretty good term; I liked that. We’ll make sure to spread your word here in Mexico.

      It really sounds like a word that should exist :)

    • Brandon Reed -  September 21, 2016 - 11:43 am

      I’ll certainly start using that one.

    • maggie -  September 23, 2016 - 11:21 am

      I LOVE that word and i think i will begin using it lol

  13. Rachel corropolese -  August 19, 2016 - 5:32 am

    Horsian, it mean people who likes and ride horses.

    • David Michael Jones -  August 20, 2016 - 9:32 am

      I was born in the mid 1950′s and I’ve seen so much change that it is, in many areas, unbelievable. Even today in the US, a young girl was charged with attempted murder of her class mate, claiming that a computer character call “Slender Man” encouraged her to do it.
      School children regularly kill each other.
      They now call themselves gender neutral, meaning they haven’t got a clue what sex they are, and on and on. These people are commonly called “Millennials”…….as I believe the modern world has gone mad through lack of self discipline, and proper direction……I call myself a “Milalien”, for obvious reasons…….all this is bloody alien to me!!.

  14. NJOSBORNE -  August 13, 2016 - 7:53 pm

    I was looking for a descriptive, “machinations of the court”, Those would be a virtual person who becomes “real”. They would have the same constitutional rights as a real (not virtual) person. An example would be a bank, an insurance company, a city or any organization by their God like powers to give their opinion that it is now no longer virtual but like Pinocchio’s doll become a “real live boy”, a “machination of the court”. It’s easy to do when you’re clever enough to own the verbiage. Just thinking .

    • Dannie -  August 19, 2016 - 4:23 am

      I have a new word that could be circulated. Froction- the act of and the atmosphere caused by not being able to get your clothing outfit right. To use it in a sentence- The wife will be along shortly she’s having a froction. or, You could feel the froction in on in our house this morning.
      Does any one like this word? (don’t call me shortly. lol)

  15. Baseballfan9001 -  August 3, 2016 - 8:53 am

    Dubaki- To continuously annoy someone.

    • Bob Dylan -  August 3, 2016 - 5:08 pm

      I have a new word, it is a combo word of dense and populated. It is densilated, meaning (densely populated). It could be used in a sentence such as, “Monaco is the most densilated country in the world”.

      • Tamara Bell -  August 4, 2016 - 1:57 pm

        I want to add “Insomniatic” it would make complete sense, i was surprised it wasn’t a word already.

        • Tamara Bell -  August 4, 2016 - 1:57 pm


    • Carpelo Ojay -  August 6, 2016 - 1:20 pm

      New word, Trump Dumb, foolish uneducated decision!

      • Carpelo Ojay -  August 6, 2016 - 6:40 pm

        Awesome term and conversation piece! Those people that are quicker to believe a lie than the truth are really just, “trump dumb”

        • Carpelo Ojay -  August 10, 2016 - 4:10 pm

          There are some people that would rather climb a tree upside down and tell a lie than to just stand on the ground and tell the truth!

      • Tachibana -  September 10, 2016 - 9:04 am

        Trump the Dump

  16. Lianne Falk -  August 1, 2016 - 6:11 am

    Socmediaphobia = Fear of social media.
    Eg: Some people are so guardedly private, they fear that putting themselves out there would result in an invasion of their privacy.They are Socmediaphobic.

    • Kristal -  August 1, 2016 - 1:24 pm

      Good afternoon
      I was just sitting here talking with my fiancé and used a word that I think should be defined in the dictionary. “Opposize” to want something different than someone else. For instance : “I like brocolli crunchy”
      Person 2 “I like broccoli soft”
      Person 1 “And that is where we opposize”!!

    • MariMoon -  August 4, 2016 - 2:34 pm

      xD I have Socmediaphobia…

      • Ellie -  September 22, 2016 - 1:04 am

        I’m sorry but is there such a word already?

    • ProCactus -  August 18, 2016 - 9:55 am

      Sounds normal to me. And Phobias are real for good reason. Don’t make it sound like a disorder.

  17. G JK -  July 31, 2016 - 7:56 pm

    There is a word to describe values below zero, sub-zero . But none to describe vaules above zero , an antonym which is highly essential for this word. So , i would like to suggest “Ab-zero” to represent a value above zero .
    “Bov-zero” is also cool though . So , opposite of Sub-Zero should be “Ab-zero / Bov-zero”

    • Steve Schoeneck -  August 10, 2016 - 9:10 am

      When taking math courses, numbers above zero were called ‘positive’ numbers.

  18. Ahmed O. Thabit -  July 30, 2016 - 1:53 pm

    I have four words that I wish them to be included in the dictionary:
    1. Funcle: The brother of one’s father
    2. Muncle: The brother of one’s mother
    3. Faunt: The sister of one’s father
    4. Maunt: The sister of one’s mother

    • DJ KHVOS -  September 16, 2016 - 9:49 am

      These are great! Why didn’t anyone think of these sooner?

  19. Kannan K -  July 28, 2016 - 1:23 pm

    I would like to submit a new word called himer (noun) which can be used where we write him/her.

    • Jared -  September 15, 2016 - 5:16 pm

      Have you ever heard of the pronoun ‘they’, considering it’s been used as a singular, genderless term for hundreds of years, and is widely accepted?

  20. Lester Aldridge Jr -  July 28, 2016 - 11:02 am

    I would like to submit my word Y’ON – which means “your own” (yown)

  21. Mike Nelis -  July 27, 2016 - 2:46 pm

    Realt – A real estate investor of two of more real properties. A recursive acronym derived from the definition itself, a REAL estate investor of Two or more REAL properties. Recognized as distinctly different from the single family homeowner in that a Realt views real estate as an asset worthy of multiple holdings and portfolio investment rather than simply a residence. The term Realt is a registered trademark as if April 15, 2014 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a, “Membership Club, Services for Real Estate Investors, namely providing online information…and business networking for real estate investors.”
    She was a realt who built her real estate portfolio far beyond other investors and her net worth proves it.

  22. Bruce -  July 23, 2016 - 7:30 am

    I was struggling with acronyms for Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transsexual and I came up with “gilbert” (or “GLBT”). Unfortunately I haven’t even got my family to run with it so I don’t think it is about to go viral…

    • Shiloh -  July 26, 2016 - 12:09 pm

      I have a new word,
      To be a hero and a villain at the same time

    • MariMoon -  August 4, 2016 - 2:37 pm

      TBH, this actually SHOULD be in the dictionary. Would be a shame if this weren’t, I’d even say this!

  23. Mike Nelis -  July 20, 2016 - 8:08 pm

    Realt – A real estate investor of two of more real properties. A recursive acronym derived from the definition itself, a REAL estate investor of Two or more REAL properties. Recognized as distinctly different from the single family homeowner in that a Realt views real estate as an asset worthy of multiple holdings and portfolio investment rather than simply a residence. The term Realt is a registered trademark as if April 15, 2014 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a, “Membership Club, Services for Real Estate Investors, namely providing online information…and business networking for real estate investors.”

  24. JLW -  July 19, 2016 - 11:09 am

    “playing pokemon” adj. Distracted; not paying attention. That accident never should have happened; someone must have been playing pokemon.

    • 3NGLI5H FR34K -  September 10, 2016 - 5:02 pm

      “Playing Pokemon” is a VERB*

  25. Johan Cahyadi -  July 16, 2016 - 2:34 pm

    Is the word going stay around for a while, or is it just a passing fad?

    Should be:
    Is the word going to stay around for a while, or is it just a passing fad?

    The sentence’s improvability should skyrocket once the editing function has been invented.

    I wonder why we don’t have a word ‘improvability’ while we have:

    • Nigel -  September 8, 2016 - 1:22 am

      Wouldn’t improvability mean not able to be proved?
      Like Improbability is not probable?

  26. Samuel Duncan -  July 15, 2016 - 12:53 pm

    My word [accompanied by corresponding pronunciation, definition, and syllable coordination] is:
    Lodge•a•bil•i•ty (läjəˈbilədē), n. the quality or state of being lodgeable

  27. Samuel Duncan -  July 15, 2016 - 12:45 pm

    My word [accompanied by corresponding pronunciation, definition, and syllable coordination] that I belive should be listed on Dictionary.com (as it already is in dictionaires) is:
    Lodge•a•ble (läjəb(ə)l), adj. 1. suitable to be used for lodging; inhabitable 2. able to be lodged (accommodated); able to be lodged

  28. Ric -  July 11, 2016 - 11:14 pm

    Liberaloid – one I’ve been using for years to describe a person who has been consumed, or “eaten up”, by leftist propaganda; in defiance of facts, statistics, or proofs.

    • toe bow -  July 14, 2016 - 2:25 pm

      sir this is a dank word

    • Kinley Johnson -  July 14, 2016 - 2:59 pm

      How do you propose a correction? As in a likely incorrect origin of a word in your dictionary. In this word that word is “empty.”

  29. James Jensen -  July 10, 2016 - 5:31 pm

    I found a gap in the language of geometry. There seems to be no word for points/vertices, sides/edges, faces and what ever comes after (in other dimensions) collectively. I thought that katalix, plural katalices, coming from the greek word ‘katalixeis’ meaning ‘endings’ (correct me if I’m wrong, I used google translate (: ) would do the trick.

    • Sean Casey -  July 12, 2016 - 6:19 am

      How about pacmanic, one who emulates the popular video game by chomping anything in its path regardless of the consequence. Mrs. Clinton for example.

  30. jennifer gourley -  July 8, 2016 - 1:59 pm

    Twalk meaning to talk and walk. verb.. twalking (“twalk.. twalk..twalk..”)

    Cwalk meaning coffee and walk.. verb.. cwalking

  31. 123fakeperson -  July 1, 2016 - 8:31 am

    This definitely describes Frindle!

  32. Danny -  June 19, 2016 - 5:59 pm

    Underneath is a word that has been around over a thousand years, but why can’t there be the opposite, overneath?

  33. Corrina -  June 15, 2016 - 7:49 pm

    My 3 yr old grandson called me prittyful

  34. trato -  June 12, 2016 - 6:26 pm

    I think there needs to be a word that conveys both thanks and sorry simultaneously. For example, when someone corrects you, which is the proper response? I find myself saying both frequently. Even if you just combined the two, tharry?

  35. Michael F -  June 12, 2016 - 3:33 pm

    I have 2 words:

    1. jazzician: n. a jazz musician.
    Miles Davis was a great jazzician.

    2. ignorati n. (pl.) People that ignore the facts or reality of a situation.
    When it comes to man having anything to do with climate change, Rush Limbaugh is surely a member of the ignorati.

    • DennisR -  July 7, 2016 - 9:54 pm

      Actually, most liberals / Democrats / Socialist populate those folks you want known as the ignorati. I like the word, because I see Democrats falling into this trap practically every day. It’s fun to watch.

  36. Martin Bates -  June 12, 2016 - 10:06 am

    Megalomanical, a person afflicted with megalomania

    “Let’s see, do I vote for the corrupt, incompetent, pathological liar, or the racist, megalomanical, bullying, political neophyte?”

    • Bob -  June 17, 2016 - 11:41 pm

      Stop using such big words

  37. beautiful words -  June 10, 2016 - 4:40 am


    • nbdavies -  June 11, 2016 - 4:06 pm

      - the odd odor often perceived around the ultra orthodox of any religion, including communism, capitalism and assorted other ideologies.

  38. Jamie -  June 10, 2016 - 12:07 am

    Scoofesh- meaning: Smooth, Cool,and Fresh at the sametime

    • Jamie -  June 10, 2016 - 12:15 am

      Scu-vesh….. That is how its pronounced…. Wat you all think??

    • Miss Expert -  July 25, 2016 - 1:54 pm

      Sounds cool! I don’t think that it’ll go viral, though :( Sorry…? But I will definitely USE it, lol.
      Scoo… wha?
      Oh yeah, scoofesh!

  39. hailu bekele sime -  June 9, 2016 - 11:23 am


  40. Danny -  June 7, 2016 - 10:00 pm

    Kinersha – The ability to do something correctly.
    Example: John didn’t have any kinersha when he lost the race.
    Example: “Did you hear that Sarah aced her test? She had lots of kinersha.”
    Example: David will need lots of kinersha if he is going to jump that gap.
    Example: “That guy wrecked his car! He didn’t have any kinersha.”

    • Bob -  June 17, 2016 - 11:44 pm

      Did you see Danny fail. He had no Kinersha!

  41. Live laugh love -  June 2, 2016 - 1:58 pm

    Can people do me a favor and either use the word brainistic or uncunomplamentitive .un-cimpli-ment-ti-tive.brain-ee-ist-ic . Thank you


    • Live laugh love -  June 2, 2016 - 2:00 pm

      Or both

  42. Craig Dixon -  May 31, 2016 - 7:11 pm

    I was wondering how to apply for a definition added to a word. In my case, I believe that the word Dart, should have an added meaning as a cigarette. Example, I was smoking a dart outside at lunch.

  43. Moss -  May 30, 2016 - 4:10 pm

    tnetennba: n – 1. The name given to a word with the main purpose of attracting traffic to a website; 2. A slang term for excretion

    Example: 1. Good morning, that’s a lovely Tnetennba!; 2. Oops, I made a Tnetennba

  44. UPai -  May 30, 2016 - 8:56 am

    scientifical — adj, of or relating to science; synonym: scientific

    opportunite — adj, prone to receiving opportunities

  45. Twazza -  May 28, 2016 - 9:47 pm

    montaguan (adj)
    Of or relating to sandwiches.

    (From the name of John Montagu, inventor of the sandwich.)

  46. Loreleiseda -  May 26, 2016 - 11:07 am

    Pongwong, an awkward dance. (This is an inside joke me and my friends share Teehee )

  47. sofanielas -  May 25, 2016 - 5:41 pm

    Hoofknacker, noun, a flabby belly.E.g. Her top was too small, you could see her hoofknacker.

    Troglodyte, noun, a disgusting person.E.g. He is such a troglodyte.

    Phoblet, noun, a mobile phone that is the size of a tablet or iPad. E.g. I can not get reception! Even on my phoblet!

    • JoshBrayKC -  June 4, 2016 - 6:34 pm

      Actually, for the last word that you used, there’s a word already for that. It’s called a “phablet”.

  48. Stephen Franco -  May 24, 2016 - 3:00 am

    Textversation-(noun) synonym (conversation)

  49. Stephen Franco -  May 24, 2016 - 2:54 am

    Definition of the word Textversation- A transfer of text messages usually between 2 people,on either ones cell phone,that is similar to a conversation,except words are exchanged in absent of one another physically.(or both parties can be physically present,and have a textversation ,when both parties do not want anyone else to know they are communicating )

  50. Not4Hire -  May 20, 2016 - 5:31 pm

    Coifflage- noun, singular; [ kwa-flawj ] : the French form of the word for comb-over; that cranial hair grown long on one side of the head to hide a bald spot. Popularized by D.J.Trump, early 21st century USA

    • Not4Hire -  May 21, 2016 - 9:48 am

      Addendum: also known as “balderhide”

  51. rico honduras -  May 18, 2016 - 7:16 am


    • arthur glass -  May 22, 2016 - 8:47 am

      combination of the words:
      panache and pizazz

  52. emma -  May 18, 2016 - 7:12 am


  53. Peter -  May 17, 2016 - 2:01 pm


    To be irresponsible and disrespectful at the same time

    • Spell Check -  May 30, 2016 - 8:59 am


  54. super boy -  May 17, 2016 - 7:54 am

    cell phone lover

    care free

    a person who enjoy his life in every situation bad or good

  55. superboy -  May 17, 2016 - 4:07 am

    how are these words
    Quentinov ,

    • 5ōû£@₹Ď¥§¥€π+3ŕy -  September 19, 2016 - 10:08 pm


  56. superboy -  May 17, 2016 - 3:57 am


    care free

  57. superboy -  May 17, 2016 - 3:55 am


    a person who enjoy his life in every situation bad or good

  58. superboy -  May 17, 2016 - 3:49 am


    cell phone lover

  59. superboy -  May 17, 2016 - 3:48 am

    how is this word

    • superboy -  May 17, 2016 - 3:52 am

      sorry please give suitable meaning to celelilor

  60. Ziggy Larson -  May 16, 2016 - 8:51 pm

    Talkin Smack!
    In the 90s, a friend of mine was talking bad about another friend of mine and out of my mouth flew “Quit talkin Smack!.
    Though she never heard that term before, she most certainly knew what it meant. Ive been using that term since, and for about the past ten years Ive really noticed this word being used towards the people that piss you off when it comes to their gossip!
    What do you tell them? “Quit Talkin Smack!”

  61. Ziggy Larson -  May 16, 2016 - 8:40 pm

    Theres a place in Santa Cruz California called “The Hook”
    This is the place that’s a part of the costal cliffs that the surfers hang out, The Hook.
    My Dad J. Mike Mendizabal, made that name up when he was a kid because it was a meeting place that people would use so many words to specify. Him and his friends would meet up at The Hook.. All the Santa Cruz natives are familiar with this term and if anyone ever wondered where that name came from now you know, It came from J Mike Mendizabal

  62. oona larson -  May 16, 2016 - 8:22 pm

    My word is fataphobic. It means the fear of fat people

    • oona larson -  May 16, 2016 - 8:27 pm

      This word is meant for the people that display their ignorance. For instance, people who display the “No fat chicks” bumper sticker on their car. Fataphobics they are!

    • Lol -  June 7, 2016 - 6:45 am

      It is Cacomorphobia

  63. Jblare -  May 16, 2016 - 1:54 pm

    Antinonomus- having the character of antonyms or a antonym; opposite in meaning; expressing or implying an oposed idea.

  64. Leon -  May 14, 2016 - 5:07 am

    Vandalism: probably verb or adjective
    Breaking something

  65. Adrian -  May 11, 2016 - 4:49 pm

    It means like “awesome!”. It’ used in a whole blog website where thousands of people post origami, EVEN IN BOOKS!!!

  66. Isabelle -  May 10, 2016 - 3:29 pm

    Flowy: Adjective

    It is to describe when something such as hair or clothes float around a person in an up and down motion that is consistent.

    I actually thought this was a real adjective when I first used it in an essay. Needless to say, I got points off for “using a made-up” word. Aren’t all words made up?!

    • Ryan -  June 11, 2016 - 11:16 pm

      Perhaps the teacher just hadn’t heard the word before.
      In any case, you traded a few points in for a new word. Not a bad deal.

  67. Tyler -  May 9, 2016 - 9:11 am

    The word that needs to be in the dictionary is “climption” one my friends and I use to describe something “on the edge of” something.

  68. Michael Jones -  May 7, 2016 - 6:49 am

    The word is “enu’ letic” – means a series of potent developments or consequences.

    “Negative relationship experiences in a family unit can produce “enuletic” results on acquaintances in the future.

    “If this virus is not contained, the impact on humans can be enuletic.”

  69. Ottokar Lang -  May 5, 2016 - 2:48 pm

    Plastik containers with soft contents, like applesauce and other such material, have lids of aluminum which are glued to the top edge of such containers, and must be pulled off. Some have even plastic screw-tops in addition and hide them.
    I found some such sterile lids that have an extension, or ‘lip’ which make it easier to grab and pull it off, or “li-ft” and thereby facilitate to “p-ull” it off and “el-iminate” ir. This appurtenance to better grab the aluminum lid reminds me of a youngster’s handkerchief sticking out of his shorts’ pocket, we used to call a ‘zipfel’. Replace the z with the ‘l’ (ell) from L-ifting and you get lipfel (noun). There are a number of food items on the market that have a lipfel (or a lipfeled lid), but those packages that don’t are hard to remove. In fact some of the aluminum rests will stick to the edge and may get into the food you swallow. So, to have a lipfel to remove the glued lid could be a health issue to boot! Two manufactuers of, for example apple sauce packages, one with a lipfel on the lid and the other without, I know which one I would buy (and I do!). Lipfel (lip’fell) – get it into the dictionary! “A lip-like appurtenance to pull on while removing the aluminum lid glued to soft food containers.”

  70. Unpublished Author -  May 2, 2016 - 1:35 pm

    One of the characters in a story I’m writing invents a word to describe an attribute she has, namely, she was born functioning as if she had a chip implanted. This biological feature was in fact the equivalent of nearly every kind of chip which existed in that imaginary world. It went through stages, maturing as she matured. Thus by mixing the words “inherent”, “versatile”, and “progressive”, she conflated the term “invepro” ( /in-’ve-prō/ ). She referred to herself as an “invepro” or as invepric, and called the attribute “inveprocy”.

  71. Mason -  April 29, 2016 - 8:25 am

    Rhiniss: something that rhymes with something.

    • Aidan -  April 29, 2016 - 6:18 pm

      Luff – to love someone unexplainablely, can’t describe

      • unicorn -  May 7, 2016 - 10:48 pm

        hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia- the fear of long words

        seriously look it up

        • Lightning Serpant -  May 12, 2016 - 1:32 pm

          Why use such a long word to describe a person with a fear of long words???

          • bob -  May 19, 2016 - 3:27 pm


          • that guy from that one time -  June 2, 2016 - 8:55 am

            For the banter

    • Unpublished Author -  May 2, 2016 - 3:14 pm

      antiambic: a word with no rhyme

      • Pat -  May 9, 2016 - 10:27 am


      • Ranger_04 -  May 17, 2016 - 6:34 pm


      • MICH -  July 13, 2016 - 11:54 am

        purple – no rhyme

        • MICH -  July 13, 2016 - 11:56 am

          same-sex marriage – GARRIAGE

        • MICH -  July 13, 2016 - 11:57 am

          GARRIAGE same-sex marriage

    • Mason -  May 23, 2016 - 1:14 pm

      Actually, it’s a pair of words that rhyme. Example: Pear, Pair. Law, Saw

  72. Renuah -  April 28, 2016 - 12:31 pm

    I wrote this word in one of my essays. i made this word up. it is a combination of three words.

    Beautycutesome- to be beautiful, cute and handsome at the same time.

  73. Rebekah -  April 27, 2016 - 6:32 am

    Drumpf : a mean bully, rather stupid person who tries to sound smart.

    Drumpf : a stupid Phrase that was supposed to Sound smart but didn’t because it wasn’t

    Drumpf : A rather mean way of trying to get something done

    Drumpf : Change in the wrong direction/ negative/ mean direction

    Drumpfing : trying to lead by sparking the fears of others

    Drumpf : an Expression used when someone trying to Show off falls on his face. Kind of like schadenfroh.

    drumpfed: fooled into believing someone had all the answers

    to drumpf : Blame minorities and weaker People for the Problems you caused

    I think this is Fitting. Don’t be a drumpf. Oh don’t go drumpfing, you know you started this fight. :) That was just Drumpf! You got drumpfed. Don’t let your self get drumpfed. Someone falls off a bike after proclaming to be the worlds best biker and you look and your friends, laugh and say… Drumpf!!!

    • Renuah -  April 28, 2016 - 12:30 pm

      I wrote this word in one of my essays. i made this word up. it is a combination of three words.

      Beautycutesome- to be beautiful, cute and handsome at the same time.

    • JANICE E MARTIN -  May 7, 2016 - 8:09 am

      This word was obviously created to describe Trump–not very flattering but spot on. What if he becomes president?

      • Ranger_04 -  May 17, 2016 - 6:39 pm

        I’ll move to Italy with my long lost relatives there

        • person -  May 20, 2016 - 4:26 am

          Same here

    • Not4Hire -  May 20, 2016 - 5:35 pm

      Please see my submission 05/20/16: coifflage

  74. Janet -  April 26, 2016 - 8:28 pm

    Here’s my word of choice, which I’ve never heard before nor seen anywhere, not even in Google.
    HEMOBALISTIC : meaning: A person who has an emotional fit when they glance down at the needle while having their blood drawn.

    • briana Powell -  April 27, 2016 - 11:05 am

      i think that HEMOBALISTIC is great word to be used i think it should be in the dictionarykeep it up and try!!!!!!!

  75. Lincoln -  April 26, 2016 - 7:15 pm

    Hi Dictionary.com, I think that disresponsible should be a word in your dictionary.

    word: disresponsible POS:adjective definition : for someone to be disrespectful and not responsible. Please put this in the dictionary

  76. Luke -  April 26, 2016 - 6:50 pm

    My name is Luke
    My new word is disresponsible!
    Add it please!

  77. get good -  April 25, 2016 - 1:58 am

    I think “nerf” should be a word, its a gaming term meaning that the developers of a game have reduced or weakened the power of something within a game, usually in an attempt to ensure the games balance.

    • TechMaster -  April 26, 2016 - 5:28 pm

      I think the verb “to woodle” should go in there.
      It would mean to spaz out, which means throw your body around, twist, turn, and move your arms crazily. It can also mean to dance crappily, on purpose. We need this word.
      Go woodle at the next dance you have ;)

    • A Brain of Science -  April 27, 2016 - 5:09 pm

      It’s NERF or NOTHING!!!!

  78. Pat McIntyre -  April 24, 2016 - 10:09 am

    Hi my new word is obstragate, obstrageted,obstragation,obstragator,to foresee or foretell?

    • Maryam -  April 26, 2016 - 7:34 am

      Definitely has potential, I think. Go for it! But how? That’s the question.

  79. Guillaume -  April 23, 2016 - 2:21 pm

    I’ve created a word guys! Here it is:

    Excellent – extremely good; outstanding.

  80. Charla Graham -  April 21, 2016 - 9:48 pm

    I think “punundrum” would be a great addition. “Conundrum” when put in riddle form gives not a clue. “Punundrum” would clue you into the type of conundrum you’re being asked to consider.
    Example: Man is lost at sea,in his life raft he has nothing but five cigarettes. Despite not having any matches or any other form of fire he still manages to light one. How does he do it ?
    He takes one of the cigarettes and throws it overboard he is now one ” cigarette lighter”!

    • Sophia -  April 28, 2016 - 3:34 pm


  81. Damian -  April 20, 2016 - 2:03 pm


  82. Damian -  April 20, 2016 - 2:02 pm

    awesopenguins too

  83. persona -  April 18, 2016 - 6:16 pm

    laughative- fond or given to laughing

  84. Robins -  April 18, 2016 - 4:18 pm

    The word I made up is “clattenhest”
    Means a mirthful, vivacious person whose composure comprises of conviviality and compassion.

  85. KS -  April 15, 2016 - 7:32 pm

    The word “Timeshower” is something that shows time. It is familiar to a clockwork.

    • Maryam -  April 26, 2016 - 7:37 am

      People are going to mistake it for “Time-shower” like a shower (the cleansing kind) of time.

      • B -  May 9, 2016 - 7:30 am

        People mistake the meaning of or misuse words that are currently recognized in a dictionary, as well as those that have been in existence for years (simple ones, at that!) all the time. What would be the difference in this case. That’s what we have dictionaries for. Knowledge is power, people.

  86. george.w.dye -  April 15, 2016 - 5:09 pm

    conshedatory = an outbuilding not to building standards.
    as the one I put up in my garden to house and refurbish veteran motorcycles.

  87. McTebow1 -  April 14, 2016 - 10:37 am

    Amazapugs, Hey, pugs need to have cool meanings, too!

  88. Sans The Skeleton -  April 13, 2016 - 11:35 am

    Palisist- A quiet, shy person who always looks out for the best interest of others.

    I came up with this after hearing the song “Popular” from Wicked. I always thought she said Palisist when she really said :” Pal, sister, and advisor…

    • Penske Material -  June 1, 2016 - 4:16 pm

      I like that actually

  89. Ashley Meyer -  April 12, 2016 - 5:12 pm

    Shlaw: A weird human who is able to speak in odd voices.

    • Hi -  April 13, 2016 - 9:07 am

      Shlorange: A dumb human.

      • Hi -  April 13, 2016 - 9:10 am

        Bigginglow: a courteous person that was born in The Year Of The Rat.

  90. Swagger Master -  April 12, 2016 - 6:10 am

    My word is Bossness!

  91. BOB -  April 12, 2016 - 5:23 am

    sensinate – a sense through a brain

  92. Allan Santamaria -  April 9, 2016 - 12:16 pm

    I would like to contribute with a new word: Enst: syn. therefore

  93. n levy -  April 6, 2016 - 11:34 pm

    My words are:
    Huggle (verb) – to group hug with someone in the middle (the centre of the group hug)
    eg. We huggled around Stephen.

    Snerf – to make an annoying sound repeatedly with the intention of being annoying, usually a one syllable made up word with a consonant at the start and end and a vowel in the middle.
    eg. She kept snerfing, making the sound ‘pif’. I ended up shouting at her.

    • xxc -  April 9, 2016 - 3:28 am

      I would really like it if your words are in the dictionary. I have no trouble understanding the word at all, and I’m totally gonna use it when I speak.

    • Sophia -  April 28, 2016 - 3:42 pm

      These are so important to me

    • hello -  May 2, 2016 - 7:30 am

      “Snerf” could be a more informal form of “battologize”. I use the latter a lot and snerf sounds more befitting. Me likees!

  94. Aaron fleek -  April 4, 2016 - 3:10 pm

    lofer; rich; lot of money; weathy

    • What? -  April 6, 2016 - 8:47 pm

      I think you mean lofty? It’s already a word :)

      • Name -  April 20, 2016 - 7:32 pm

        Hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi

    • xxc -  April 9, 2016 - 3:26 am

      Wealthy, not weathy

  95. Amaranthine -  April 3, 2016 - 10:03 pm

    I vote for Confuzzled, Thingamabob, Thingamajig, Surmazed, and Poffed
    Poffed-someone dissapering extremely slowly after they went into a gaseous state, or became gas.

    • Amaranthine -  April 3, 2016 - 10:15 pm

      I almost forgot Confuzziling, and fantabulastic.
      Fantabulastic- fantastically amazing and unbelievable to the point of everyone who witnessed it being at a loss for words.

  96. Sophie -  April 3, 2016 - 9:54 pm

    I think there should be words for different kinds of love.
    Romantic love, family love, I love that cupcake etc.

    • Odessa -  April 5, 2016 - 8:36 am

      I suggest “kidsfrage”. It means the suffrage of children in first world countries, such as being forced to eat school lunch.

      • Nathan -  April 7, 2016 - 5:31 pm

        suffrage is the right to vote though

    • TechMaster -  April 26, 2016 - 5:33 pm

      Agreed; for romantic love, the word ferth, or ferthic love. Family love should be engregious, and “I love that cupcake” should be sendre.

  97. Rogue_Sorcery -  April 2, 2016 - 4:44 pm

    Womensplain – (of a wommen) to comment on or explain something to a man in a condescending, overconfident, and often inaccurate or oversimplified manner:
    She womansplained to him about male friendships.

    Come on let’s end the double standard.

  98. Terry -  March 25, 2016 - 5:05 pm

    We are delighted in the delish of phonics that are in our language.

    • Robins -  April 18, 2016 - 5:48 pm

      Couldn’t be more true!

  99. Jon Knox -  March 24, 2016 - 11:40 am

    Put this word in the dictionary… Liverpolitan (up-market for Liverpudlian)

    Why? Because while it is in use, and sometimes may be found – infrequently – in dictionaries… it is nowhere near common currency yet. Though I happen to know that, getting on for some 10 years ago now, Collins was dithering and distinctly on the verge of its adoption.

    Oh, and despite common gossip to the contrary, there really ARE are people and certain aspects of Liverpool that are distinctly up-market…!

    • TONY MERCER -  March 26, 2016 - 6:59 pm

      What about Scouser? recognised globally —– Cheers —– Tony(upmarket educated lout from Liverpool 8. now resident in OZ)

  100. Sky the Hedgehog -  March 22, 2016 - 7:40 pm

    Animalfana, the LOVE of animals

    Lik-lak, to think a person of the opposite gender [not related to you] is cute, but have no romantic interest in

    • Sky the Hedgehog -  March 22, 2016 - 7:51 pm

      Carsonic, a person who makes bad jokes and maybe unnerves you

      • Evelyn -  April 27, 2016 - 8:46 am

        Catlover, a lover of cats

        • hello -  May 2, 2016 - 8:06 am

          Felidamor or feliphile=lover of cats

          • RGBullock. -  May 4, 2016 - 6:47 am

            Already a word for that… ailurophile.

          • RGBullock. -  May 4, 2016 - 6:50 am

            I kinda like Feliciano though, like a feline paramour.

          • RGBullock. -  May 4, 2016 - 6:52 am

            Sorry, I meant felidamor. Should have known autocorrect wouldn’t recognise that really.

  101. Robby Rabroker -  March 22, 2016 - 10:51 am

    Abooshema (A-bu-she-ma)

    Definition- A strong or unpleasent odor.

    Example- As they walked through the kitchen, they smelt an abooshema.

    This word is used widely in Dallas Texas in middleschool and highschool. It started off as just a funny word, but then we gave it a definition. And we would like to share our fun word with the world! It is also really fun to say. Come on, go ahead, TRY IT! it’s fun right?

    • June -  March 25, 2016 - 2:16 am

      I fell that I should let you know there is already a word for that definition – ‘stench’.

      • May -  March 26, 2016 - 1:18 am

        Well, you can have more than one word for a definition. Plus, stench isn’t the only word that means a strong and unpleasant smell.

  102. Jane Schussman -  March 22, 2016 - 10:42 am

    My husband described me as volumptuous, a cross between voluptuous and scrumptious. He had dyslexia and often confused words, and so this word was not consciously coined, but it was so perfectly descriptive that it stuck.

  103. Dr. Eugene Ngabo -  March 21, 2016 - 4:55 pm

    PROFIC (verb)

    Something harmlessly fake, something made up.

    I am 32 years old that word PROFIC is my word invented due to the rise of profile pictures that do not always resemble the actual person!

    Example of use: “That’s a profic story”… rather than “that’s a lie”
    “Hey sweetie your face is profically modified” rather than “hey sweetie you have applied way too much make up”!!!

    • Dr. Eugene Ngabo -  March 21, 2016 - 4:57 pm

      Its an adjective, I apologise.

    • May -  March 26, 2016 - 1:20 am

      This is really good! I’m going to use this word from now on!

    • B -  May 9, 2016 - 7:33 am

      I’m into it. I love “profically modified”. Kudos.

  104. ????? -  March 21, 2016 - 4:49 pm


    a can cut into long strips like noodles

    • June -  March 25, 2016 - 2:19 am

      Canoodle is already a word, and it means to kiss and cuddle and pet.

      • May -  March 26, 2016 - 1:16 am

        Lol I bet you read a dictionary. I mean, with your quite mean comments and all. Nobody likes the grammar police. Good luck on Tumblr, June.

        • serge -  March 28, 2016 - 4:44 pm

          no canoodle is a fairly and common word May i believe its more widely used in Britain as that’s where i see it used most in movies but i cant be sure if its British or not.

          • Rebekah -  April 27, 2016 - 5:48 am

            Knuddel is a german word, pronounced similar to canoodle. It means to cuddle shortly, hug and rub noses, something along those lines. It is a short cute word to describe a shorter cuter Version of cuddeling. You can do it with your pet, husband or child. Not really with a friend or parent unless you are a child. Do you understand what I am trying to get across?

        • Jojo -  April 2, 2016 - 6:27 pm

          June is not being mean; she is pointing out some key things.

        • Sophia -  April 28, 2016 - 3:48 pm

          Um tumblr is awesome and a LOT of people know the word canoodle sorry lol

  105. Siretha -  March 20, 2016 - 2:41 pm

    Nonrhythmatic (or unrhythmatic) – adjective – acting or moving out of sync with a pattern or tune. Synonyms: erratic, unstable, irregular.

    Rhythmatic – adjective – acting or moving in sync with a pattern or tune. Synonyms: rhyming.

  106. hunter-queer -  March 18, 2016 - 1:45 pm

    Word- Hunter-queer
    (1)an insult to a person who is straight but you need to make fun of them for
    being homosexual.

    (2)Any person who swims for competition

    (3)An unathletic person

  107. konnor -  March 17, 2016 - 5:30 pm

    undertaker n a long streak

  108. Vernon M. Fareed -  March 15, 2016 - 1:33 pm

    Trumphactor – a phenomenon that defies the norm, the odds, the statistics, the expectations. It is a rare occurrence and it is so perplexing that it’s difficult to explain. The end result or thing achieved by anyone or group possessing this quality are those that do not please everyone involved or having an interest in the outcome, and in fact are often divisive.
    note: It’s pretty obvious who this word is named for

    • May -  March 26, 2016 - 1:23 am


  109. flapbob5 -  March 14, 2016 - 6:34 pm

    fumming; Another word for a fat person eating

  110. Shona Omori -  March 13, 2016 - 3:49 am

    This is actually a real word.
    A small piece of plastic
    Example sentence: Animals digest nurdles and die

    • debora -  March 14, 2016 - 11:13 am

      My late father coined the word “tit-tat” to describe any device that requires the fingers to press keys, numbers, touch pads, etc. such as phones, computers, games, etc.

      I thought it was a great all purpose word that is a little debasing, but in a light hearted way!!

      I wish it would catch on, in his memory…

      • Sophia -  April 28, 2016 - 3:51 pm


  111. -- -  March 11, 2016 - 6:53 pm

    English had a gender neutral third-person pronoun, “ou,” but it died out. Other proposed gender-neutral pronouns, such as “xe” and “ze” will likely never come into widespread usage. Having a widely-used gender-neutral pronoun is timely, considering that the gender-neutral prefix “Mx.” made it into the dictionary, and that there’s something of a shift towards gender-neutral language, such as “police officer” instead of “policeman” or “policewoman” and “flight attendant” instead of “steward” or “stewardess.” At times, people may not know the gender of an individual or prefer not to say, and having a gender-neutral pronoun would be much easier than saying “he or she” or using the singular “they,” which can be confusing. Also, some people do not identify as any gender, and having a gender-neutral pronoun would make it easier to refer to them, as well. This pronoun may as well be one that is native to English, and “ou” sounds familiar, like “you.” It is an ideal candidate, as opposed to the other gender-neutral pronoun, “a,” that also died out–”a” is already used as a word and could lead to confusion.

    • james.fleck -  April 4, 2016 - 7:40 am

      march 11 is my brithday

    • Bob Fankhauser -  May 14, 2016 - 6:56 pm

      I like that suggestion. “They” as a singular, non-gendered pronoun is becoming accepted, but I’ve always found it vaguely disquieting, much like “hopefully.”

      ‘Thou” is suffering a similar fate. Few understand it’s actually the second person singular and that “you” is really the plural. Similarly to the Romance languages, in addition to being plural, “you” was the honorific. Quakers used “thou” because they believed we’re all equal, and found the honorific unacceptable. I believe they would have used “you” in referring to a group.

    • Michael Burton -  May 16, 2016 - 7:52 pm

      So let’s just bastardize ‘they’ into another form like ‘dey’ and have done with it.

    • dank bank -  July 14, 2016 - 2:35 pm

      this sounds like something my ex would say, I miss JM very much, lol, idk why Im putting this

  112. Sudie -  March 10, 2016 - 3:52 pm

    i am 4 years old and here are my words:

    plaffotle: noun
    a herd of unicorns

    arrigdugoosem: noun
    a fake goose meant to make people look silly when tiptoing up to it(etc)

    marthooovlen: noun
    a mis-spelled word with 2 os such as door and poof where the person writes them with 3 os. example: dooor, pooof. (marthooovlen is not a marthooovlen.)

  113. Word lover! -  March 10, 2016 - 3:41 pm


    A kid or pre-teen who feels more grown up than they appear, or who is considered rebellious when expressing true self.

    Like me!

    • Robins -  April 18, 2016 - 4:18 pm

      Heck I am so like that too

  114. Casey -  March 8, 2016 - 1:43 pm

    Shmug: pronounced sh-mm-oog
    To be small yet surprisingly fast.
    To be good at someone even if your size says otherwise.

  115. VortexGaming117 -  March 8, 2016 - 7:45 am

    booper dooper!!!!

    • bethan -  March 21, 2016 - 5:41 pm

      haha, speeeed is keeeey

      • Sasha -  April 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm

        High Fives all around!

  116. The one who likes cats -  March 2, 2016 - 5:38 pm

    poofitile – adj.- large and fluffy
    ex: Her hair is sooo poofitile today. :3

  117. Steve L -  March 2, 2016 - 9:50 am

    I have been known to make up weird not real words but my two that stuck with me is Consfisculate and Zeeziz.

    Zeeziz, is used as any expression whether it be happy, sad, distraught or sad.

    Consfisculate, I would say “Don’t make me Consfisculate your face.” Which can mean anything from rearrange/fix or damage/destroy. Not sure which would work better.

    • Steve L -  March 2, 2016 - 9:52 am

      And mad

    • Steve L -  March 2, 2016 - 9:54 am

      Also another way to not say Jesus’ name in vain lol

      • Skylar -  March 16, 2016 - 2:11 pm

        That’s not funny

        • Rebekah -  April 27, 2016 - 5:56 am

          But true. It is the only way I have ever hear that used. To replace the word Jesus!

    • Sky the Hedgehog -  March 22, 2016 - 7:36 pm

      Zeeziz sounds cool, I wish it was in the dictionary.
      I have a happy zeeziz right now.

  118. Dr.Marble -  February 26, 2016 - 12:09 pm

    My words are Aferican and Rostafari:
    Aferican is a race of people created through the religious interaction of white people with other races on the planet earth ( i.e. war and sex).
    Rostafari is an explanation of earthly history at behavior (Adolf Hitler, Psychology, Sociology, Psychiatry) which chronicles the reincarnation of Jesus Christ through the eyes of the civil rights struggle ( i.e. Corey Dutton)

    • Dr.Marble -  February 26, 2016 - 12:25 pm

      Aferican are commonly referred to today as African-Americans.

      • Dr.Marble -  February 26, 2016 - 1:15 pm

        It is really African with an e between the f and the r. The e represents relativity like in Einstein’s theory (e=mc^2). Aferican denotes that a race of people has been created which have religious significance to life.

    • Angaar Hamid -  March 6, 2016 - 1:23 pm

      Nice one! Now all you need to do is be famous.

  119. Anonymous -  February 24, 2016 - 1:48 am

    How about ipsefidem To believe that everything should be the same with no differences.
    Derived from the latin, Ipse, meaning the same, and Fidem: To have faith or believe.

  120. Hfgytyd -  February 22, 2016 - 3:02 pm

    Past tense of write

    • Anonymous -  February 28, 2016 - 4:38 pm

      Wrote is the past tense of write.

      • Angaar Hamid -  March 6, 2016 - 1:24 pm

        You broke his dreams

      • Bob the Builder -  March 7, 2016 - 7:36 am

        Or Written

        • Word lover! -  March 10, 2016 - 3:43 pm

          No no no!

          • james.fleck -  April 4, 2016 - 7:38 am


          • james.fleck -  April 4, 2016 - 7:39 am

            what is no no no

    • Agreeable person -  March 1, 2016 - 4:06 pm

      Yeah sorry :(

    • joe -  March 7, 2016 - 4:50 pm

      writ is a real word already

  121. CoinToss -  February 22, 2016 - 7:59 am

    My words are,

    Unideitism: The belief in only one god.

    Transformentality: A change of mind.

    Necrodimpathism: The belief that after death, the mind creates a dimensional hub to represent what the person/persons believe will occur.

    Brickflick: A LEGO-themed movie/show.

    • CoinToss -  February 22, 2016 - 11:05 am

      Whaddya guys think? I’m only 13, too.

      • Robins -  April 18, 2016 - 4:19 pm

        Omg, those words are so cool!

    • Person -  February 22, 2016 - 2:22 pm

      Brickflix could be like Netflix but with only Lego shows and movies

    • jeff -  February 23, 2016 - 10:45 am

      those are actually very interesting words

    • Anonymous -  February 24, 2016 - 1:55 am

      How about you add to unideitism with dubiudeitism: To doubt or not believe the presence of a higher power or deity.

      • Aria -  April 23, 2016 - 10:25 pm


    • Ibraheem -  February 24, 2016 - 4:18 am

      Unideitism? More like monotheism.

      • Bob the Builder -  March 7, 2016 - 7:39 am

        Exactly people need to look up if the word ALREADY exists or not

        • June -  March 25, 2016 - 2:29 am

          THANK YOU

    • Agreeable person -  March 1, 2016 - 4:07 pm


    • Sophia -  April 28, 2016 - 3:56 pm

      The defintion of necrodimpathism has screwed up my mind

    • Name -  May 4, 2016 - 1:45 pm

      The beliief in one god is called monotheism

  122. Monica Boothe -  February 22, 2016 - 2:27 am

    Yinkle – That long tuft or strand of hair that bald guys comb from one side to the other trying to hide their bald head.

    • The one who likes cats -  March 2, 2016 - 5:31 pm

      ummm… a comb-over?

      • Sophia -  April 28, 2016 - 3:57 pm

        No it’s a yinkle

  123. Cece -  February 21, 2016 - 6:59 pm

    hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia-noun-the fear of long words

    • Hypernova -  February 26, 2016 - 4:44 am

      Isn’t that already a word…?

      • Anne. O. Neemouse -  March 13, 2016 - 2:27 pm

        yes it is already a word

    • Nikita -  March 14, 2016 - 2:49 am

      its good but toooooooo lengthy to spell out i think it should be truncated from end .

  124. hi -  February 21, 2016 - 7:48 am

    I have to say, it’s really disappointing that Frick isn’t in the dictionary yet…i mean, it is used by a lot of people…

    • Style -  February 28, 2016 - 11:33 am

      Why isn’t crop-top in the dictionary? By dictionary, I don’t mean online. It is sad.

    • Lady Love -  February 28, 2016 - 11:35 am

      What about crop-top?

  125. Person -  February 20, 2016 - 7:03 pm

    Definition: something really awesome that you don’t know how to describe
    Example: that’s Mittorciakle bro

  126. Person -  February 20, 2016 - 6:59 pm

    Definition: something that’s so awesome you have to use a ton of words to describe how awesome it is
    Sentence use: bro that’s mittorciakle

  127. sirus -  February 20, 2016 - 1:18 pm

    if Gigantic & Humongous had an offspring,I would call it Gi-mongous !
    Coined ? S.S.V

    • sirus -  February 20, 2016 - 1:22 pm

      Or if it were a girl I would cat it Hu-gantic? S.S.V

    • Lady Love -  February 28, 2016 - 11:34 am

      Gi-mongous is a thing!

      • Agreeable person -  March 1, 2016 - 4:10 pm


  128. Avery -  February 19, 2016 - 2:42 pm

    Ok I think I thought of a word: Gallumph: to triumphantly gallop

    • Eliza -  February 22, 2016 - 8:48 pm

      Sorry,that’s already a word

      • james.fleck -  April 4, 2016 - 7:36 am


  129. PERSON -  February 18, 2016 - 7:36 pm

    qento- adj.- being practical with humor

  130. P. Pod -  February 18, 2016 - 12:55 pm

    New Word: Complexiton – A person who tends to complicate things unnecessarily. Anotnym: Simpleton. Used in a sentence: My friend Don is a very bright fellow, and learned in a number of areas, but he is a complexiton, as he tends to complicate things unnecessarily.

  131. KEVARIS -  February 18, 2016 - 12:28 pm


  132. Meew -  February 18, 2016 - 8:05 am

    Here in my garage. It means: Here in my garage

  133. Matthew -  February 16, 2016 - 1:21 pm

    Adrenalating: Something that get you hype, but not as hype as adrenalizing.

    • Jeff -  February 17, 2016 - 4:31 pm

      Finalisis: a person that cares for other people {fin-al-i-sis} [Adj]

  134. Kevin -  February 16, 2016 - 12:18 pm

    Bullious- (adj) The act of being a bully

    • Bullied Person :( -  March 1, 2016 - 4:16 pm

      I know, like, TWO people who could be described by that word! Actually, MORE! :(

      So sad about it, but nice Idea :) !

  135. Harry Styles -  February 15, 2016 - 6:06 pm

    Hi my fans would love if the word Directioner was in the dictionary, so if that word can be put in the dictionary, that would be great! Thanks! All the love. H

    • Derpy -  February 21, 2016 - 12:05 pm

      …Seriously? I kid you not, that is possibly the stupidest word to add to the dictionary.

      • person that does not like u -  February 26, 2016 - 7:10 pm

        on another note!!!!!! there are 4 gay guys in bed they all roll over. which way do they roll? ONE DIRECTION

    • Anne. O. Neemouse -  March 13, 2016 - 2:29 pm

      Seriously. You post as Harry Styles and say Directioner should be a word? It should not be and you are not Harry Styles.

  136. Samuel Duncan -  February 14, 2016 - 12:21 pm

    My word [accompanied by corresponding pronunciation, definition, and syllable coordination] is:

    un•sought•full•ness (ənˈsôtˈfo͝olnəs), n. 1. of or pertaining to the direction of unsoughtful nature

  137. Patrick Earl DeLong -  February 12, 2016 - 3:58 pm

    A word to replace a word.

  138. Zachary -  February 11, 2016 - 10:43 am

    I have a new word: Flabertoowee (Flab-er-too-wee): To speak gibberish continuously

    • Joe -  February 11, 2016 - 10:47 am

      That,s awesome!!!

    • hailey -  February 16, 2016 - 10:32 am

      uh…….im not sure that is a good word……It might be though!

    • Casey -  March 8, 2016 - 1:53 pm


  139. Harry Potter -  February 10, 2016 - 8:15 pm

    Skracking: scratching and squawking or squeaking at the same time

  140. Harry Potter -  February 10, 2016 - 8:12 pm

    What about a word called carmation? Definition: a creation made completely out of caramel!

    • chef -  February 15, 2016 - 4:31 pm

      were you high when you thought of this

    • Agreeable person -  March 1, 2016 - 4:12 pm

      Well! I wouldnt put it that way! :(

  141. mudi -  February 10, 2016 - 10:58 am

    termal:shortlived, not continues

    • Optical -  March 10, 2016 - 1:57 pm

      um, terminal?

  142. Samantha J -  February 9, 2016 - 5:00 pm

    noun: spiked accents in a drawn explosion

  143. Cory Ross -  February 5, 2016 - 12:43 pm


    Being eliminated, and abandoned, by two forces working against you.

    • Cory Ross -  February 5, 2016 - 12:46 pm

      Colladiration (cuh lad ih ray shin)

      My mind came up with it while I was sleeping.

  144. Marcus -  February 5, 2016 - 10:42 am

    #PMHT, or PMHT, short for pardon my hashtag.

  145. Austin -  February 5, 2016 - 1:05 am

    Faduler (pronounced similarly to modular) adj, – Behaving like a fad.

    I can’t believe this isn’t a word yet.

    • TAZER -  February 8, 2016 - 8:41 am


  146. eddyvideostar -  February 4, 2016 - 1:14 pm

    Gratificatory – to be entered.
    Niggard – to be removed.

    • racist -  February 9, 2016 - 9:06 pm

      that’s racist to mexicans

  147. Ruben Lamar -  February 2, 2016 - 7:55 pm

    Armandomazing , the definition of this word is Something beyond amazing but unexplainable.

    An example would be something you feel inside but can’t explain.

    • Anabelle Watson -  February 5, 2016 - 7:50 am

      Origamist – one who does origami

  148. Zeroday One -  February 1, 2016 - 7:13 pm

    How about the word [ semanticated ] as an off-shoot of the word semantics, as in, “they’re just engaging in a “semanticated” argument…”

    I think the case could be made for it to be created as an adjective form of the root word because there are many people whom already use it in this fashion.

    Logically speaking, it does make sense because it would still be presented with it’s (root) as part of the word, which is typical of many English language words whose root also has an adjective or adverb form which contains the root in of itself.

  149. jerry -  January 31, 2016 - 5:16 pm

    fronzi- a person who has been friend-zoned

    • rosa -  February 16, 2016 - 8:49 am

      ur amazing

      • Leiley -  February 24, 2016 - 6:54 am

        that’s the best word I’ve ever heard.

  150. Ian -  January 29, 2016 - 7:26 pm

    Diseperos pronounced as dis epi russ
    meaning not favorable or likeable.

  151. Reji M. Issac -  January 28, 2016 - 9:15 pm

    Haprow – Feeling of Happiness and Sorrow together

  152. BErka -  January 28, 2016 - 3:08 pm

    Derdah- to be a fool or idiot.

    • Anonymous Stockie -  January 29, 2016 - 7:17 pm

      You know my friend Jose decided I should put ‘Chakakah’ on here but I like yours better

  153. Deadpool -  January 28, 2016 - 2:57 pm

    Chimichangnia- It’s like schizophrenia, but with more Mexican food and funny people in your head. constantly bugging the crap out of you, -What he said-

  154. DislexicDragon -  January 27, 2016 - 5:50 am

    Astronomist (Same meaning xfor astonomer)
    Many of us feel it should be a word. It is used in speech more than many may think. My question is if we use this word is speech as if it is a word, why isn’t it considered a word amongst words like geologist, biologist physicist, ext.?

  155. rabia -  January 27, 2016 - 1:28 am

    bid cheese

    definition:a very important person. like a boss

    • Joe Momma -  February 4, 2016 - 2:25 pm

      ummm, just to be clear, that’s “Big Cheese” …… not “bid cheese”
      (it only makes a difference when YOU’re the big cheese!)

  156. Rachel -  January 26, 2016 - 5:38 pm

    Word- kabobble: to wobble and wiggle and fall over.

    • Sky the Hedgehog -  March 22, 2016 - 7:42 pm

      that’s already a type of Lunchable

      • Rachel -  March 28, 2016 - 5:34 pm

        Well it doesn’t mean the same thing does it?

  157. Han Solo -  January 26, 2016 - 2:15 pm

    an ebola survivor

  158. leader -  January 26, 2016 - 11:45 am

    can make a work

  159. Electric -  January 26, 2016 - 8:13 am

    Unpologize: verb, When you apologize, but dont mean it.

    • Rachel -  January 26, 2016 - 8:16 pm

      No offense but I think you should add an A to you’re word. You’re word would be unapologize.

      • Joe Momma -  February 4, 2016 - 2:33 pm

        Rachel, the word “your” implies the possession of something, but the contraction “You’re” means exactly the same as writing “You are”.

        • Harry Potter -  February 10, 2016 - 8:14 pm

          Good point.

        • Rachel -  February 24, 2016 - 6:52 pm

          Ok i get and by the way I didn’t know. So why don’t you just back off.

          • Anne. O. Neemouse -  March 13, 2016 - 2:32 pm

            Really, they just pointed something out, so you don’t really need to tell them to “back off”. And Joe Momma is right.

          • Rachel -  April 5, 2016 - 4:11 pm

            Ok, I’m sorry. I don’t usually be mean like that.

      • Tom -  February 28, 2016 - 12:49 am

        I disagree. The word unApologise sounds to me like changing your mind afterwards, withdrawing your apology, like “Actually, no, I’m not sorry.”

  160. Shantae -  January 25, 2016 - 12:48 pm

    My words are Confuzzled: Extremely confused and Amazeballs: so amazing the point of indescribability. Oh, indescribability: unable to describe XD

  161. william -  January 25, 2016 - 12:20 pm

    word blebop some thing squish

  162. anonymous -  January 21, 2016 - 2:48 pm

    2 words: frindle: another name for pen; thunderjerk: a mean person who always lies

  163. Mimi -  January 20, 2016 - 1:58 pm

    Word; eraniss
    Definition; very graceful and elegant

  164. Jambonio -  January 20, 2016 - 12:01 pm

    My word is pootis. Its a person who eats sandwiches alot.

    • Pootis -  February 19, 2016 - 11:24 pm


  165. Jeffrey Foster -  January 20, 2016 - 11:01 am

    Crispnick: (adj.) something that is tasty and delicious like bacon.

  166. Jeffrey Foster -  January 20, 2016 - 10:59 am

    My students coined the term “crispnick.” It means something that is delicious and tasty like bacon.

    • Moon -  January 21, 2016 - 3:14 pm

      Ha! I love it! they should totally use that!!

  167. Robert Savage -  January 20, 2016 - 12:15 am

    My Mom always called Poop, Back-Coo.It ran in the family for generations. It’s a bit more formal or less disgusting I think.

    • bacon ❤r -  February 17, 2016 - 11:48 pm

      haha!! ❤ it!!!

  168. Tt -  January 18, 2016 - 11:44 am

    the act of declension

  169. munibigago -  January 15, 2016 - 4:27 pm

    my word is bigago which means a universal word that is with dance

  170. David -  January 14, 2016 - 8:08 am

    My word is: urlogist; a person certified to collect urine samples.

    • Beefo -  January 14, 2016 - 10:42 pm

      My word is Pigottomus… Someone who burps noisily at the dinner table with their mouth open.

      • A-W-E-S-O-M-E -  January 25, 2016 - 4:22 pm

        Ha ha! Perfect!!!!!!!

    • Bombedcorn -  January 15, 2016 - 3:33 am

      I say Favoriteistic, a person who shows favor to one object more than another, like an abusive parent kind of, srry for that example no offence to anyone.

      • James Jensen -  July 10, 2016 - 5:20 pm

        I think just ‘favoristic’ sounds better.

    • This is it! Ready guys!!? Ok, my word is Biapologize! Meaning - I apologize but I don't apologize at the same time. -  January 16, 2016 - 8:50 am


      • A-W-E-S-O-M-E -  January 25, 2016 - 4:23 pm


      • Rachel -  March 29, 2016 - 2:52 pm

        I don’t understand what you mean.

  171. Electricraft11 -  January 13, 2016 - 7:25 am

    Pronounced : m-a-t-u-s

  172. Electricraft11 -  January 13, 2016 - 7:23 am

    My word is matus: to do without fail or nagging

    • hayesh -  January 19, 2016 - 11:13 am

      i really like ur word…..do u mind if i use it?

  173. Hailey Brau -  January 13, 2016 - 6:29 am

    My word is
    A fast search or text experience with option to chose with emoticon to express your feelings of just to have fun with it

    • , -  January 13, 2016 - 4:43 pm

      thats already a word

    • Steven Huang -  January 18, 2016 - 7:50 am


    • poopy butt -  January 22, 2016 - 12:35 pm

      Trying to be cool? Ur not.

      • Cake Jones -  January 22, 2016 - 3:58 pm

        Well, Mr. “poopy butt,” that is not a very nice thing to say. If you do not have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all. I feel ya, Hailey! We all learn something new!

        • A-W-E-S-O-M-E -  January 25, 2016 - 4:24 pm

          just 2 be clear emoji is in fact not in the dictionary

        • Rachel -  March 29, 2016 - 2:54 pm

          I agree with you Cake Jones.

  174. Johnathan -  January 12, 2016 - 1:27 pm

    a mix between fun and beautiful

    • John -  February 25, 2016 - 6:08 pm

      that’s an awesome word

  175. Samuel Duncan -  January 11, 2016 - 7:26 pm

    My words [accompanied by corresponding pronunciation, definition, and syllables] include the following:

    re•lat•a•bil•i•ty (rəˈlātˈəˈbilədē), n. 1. the quality or state of relation

    interre•lat•a•bil•i•ty (in(t)ərəˈlātˈəˈbilədē), n. 1. the quality or state of relation between two or more closely associated things

    in•ter•com•mu•ni•tar•y (in(t)ərkəˌmyo͞onətˈ(ə)rē), adj. 1. able and willing to communicate with associates of one or more opposing organizations.

    in•ter•com•mu•ni•tar•i•an (in(t)ərkəˌmyo͞onətˈterēən), n.1. a member of a structured contingent whom communicates with associates of one or more opposing organizations.

    • Samuel Mark -  February 17, 2016 - 1:47 pm

      telethermoscope- it is already a word but I want it in this dictionary. definition is:
      An apparatus for indicating or recording the temperatures of distant or inaccessible locations.

  176. The Doctor -  January 11, 2016 - 11:19 am

    Pronounced tar-dissed
    When you are dissed by a TARDIS

    • Bob -  January 20, 2016 - 4:04 pm

      Haha!!! Do you mind if I use that word?

    • BErka -  January 28, 2016 - 3:05 pm

      That’s perfect!!! XD

    • Time Lord of Gallifrey -  July 10, 2016 - 5:37 pm

      BEST WORD EVER. What about RETARDIS, a word for a really dumb version of the TARDIS

  177. Jerimey Gallaway -  January 8, 2016 - 6:29 am

    My word is Morst – it means more than most

    • some1 -  January 22, 2016 - 8:21 am

      i think ‘popaearafartsus’ (pronounced: pop-a-eer-a-fart-sus) should be a word. definition- the farting of the ear. my ear farted 2 times when i had an ear infection, and it scared me SOOOO BAD!!! it was so loud!

  178. Michael -  January 8, 2016 - 5:53 am

    Advertisation – A method of advertisation is putting a leaflet through a door

  179. crazy5294 -  January 7, 2016 - 6:38 pm

    Heyllo: A greeting
    A mix up of hello and hey but more fun to say

    • some1 -  January 22, 2016 - 8:25 am

      can i use that?

  180. Mike Bederman -  January 6, 2016 - 8:40 am

    Emergenize – The act of planning and preparing for unforeseen emergencies.

    • Mike Bederman -  January 6, 2016 - 8:40 am


      • Trinity -  January 7, 2016 - 3:59 pm


        • Cake Jones -  January 22, 2016 - 4:08 pm

          Trinity, I totally agree with you! I was thinking the same thing!
          So, one day, I looked it up and all it says is (used as a nonsense word by children to express approval or to represent the longest word in English.) and a nonsense word meaning fantastic; also called supercalifragilistic on Dictionary.com.
          By the way, it’s spelled supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
          One time, on my sister’s birthday, I sent her a Voki (it’s like an e-card) and I told her I hope her birthday is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and that she should study how to spell that (giggle, giggle).
          She laughed.
          I honestly wasn’t sure if I was spelling it correctly at first but I double-checked and that is the correct spelling of it.

    • Jewels -  January 6, 2016 - 2:29 pm

      Pronounced bay-eff-ef
      when you like him/her and him/her likes you back, but you haven’t really started dating yet, or tell anyone, so you and him/her are more friends then boyfriend/girlfriend

    • mysterious wordmaker -  January 6, 2016 - 4:32 pm

      Fun or exciting causing great joy

  181. Samuel Duncan -  December 30, 2015 - 2:16 pm

    My words is shroom•er•y (Shro͞om(ə)rē), n. 1. a small, manually-cultivated garden of domestic fungal growth 2. a large, human-operated garden of domestic fungal vegetation

    • Mark -  January 14, 2016 - 3:03 pm

      I like your term

      • Samuel Duncan -  July 15, 2016 - 12:32 pm

        Thank you!

    • Pam -  January 17, 2016 - 12:00 pm

      I like your term a lot.

      • Samuel Duncan -  July 15, 2016 - 12:33 pm

        Thank you!

  182. Samuel Duncan -  December 30, 2015 - 1:32 pm

    My word is com•pact•a•bil•i•ty (kəmˈpakˈəˈbilədē), n. 1. the quality of being compact

  183. Ventus Eyther -  December 28, 2015 - 6:10 pm

    Just this evening, i coined the word “frivel”. It’s a verb that means “to waste time, usually yours and others’, with frivelous, unnecessary, and otherwise meaningless speech or activity.” Derived from the adjective “frivelous”.

    And yes, i intentionally misspelt frivelous all three times used here. I feel it should be changed to the spelling here to better line up with words such as “drivel” and “drivelous, “marvel” and “marvelous, etc.

    • Brody -  February 3, 2016 - 11:33 am

      bever :) :) :)(

    • Fred -  February 20, 2016 - 10:12 pm

      “Frivol” (back-formation from “frivolous”) already exists in the dictionary. So your suggestion effectively reduces to addressing the spelling issue.

  184. Michael -  December 28, 2015 - 12:31 pm

    hiccaburp- to burp and hiccup at the same time
    (P.S. It has happened to me!)

    • Carl -  January 6, 2016 - 9:09 am

      How about hiccafart?

  185. Michael -  December 28, 2015 - 12:29 pm

    metusaphobia- the fear of fear

    • hayesh -  January 19, 2016 - 11:16 am

      i go threw metusaphobia daily

    • June -  March 25, 2016 - 2:40 am

      Irrelevant. ‘Phobophobia’ already exists.

  186. Michael -  December 28, 2015 - 12:27 pm

    parvis- small, little, or tiny

    • Michael -  December 28, 2015 - 12:31 pm

      oops! sorry! duplicate

  187. Michael -  December 28, 2015 - 12:26 pm

    parvis- (from the Latin word pravus- small)-
    small, little, or tiny

  188. Michael -  December 28, 2015 - 12:11 pm

    Saxumology- (from the Latin word saxum- rock)
    1- the study of rocks
    2- the hobby or fun of collecting rocks

    • Kevin CS -  January 3, 2016 - 4:48 am

      1- Geology
      2- Amateur geology or rockhounding in the US

    • Samuel Duncan -  July 15, 2016 - 12:27 pm

      Have you ever heard of Geology?

  189. Michael -  December 28, 2015 - 12:04 pm

    Drunkpid- drunk and stupid

  190. Junior williams -  December 24, 2015 - 2:11 pm

    My word is dusta….when someon is keeping a secret of ut most importance fron you whom it would influence when you find out…like if you knew you were going to die in 3 months and you didnt tell your family

  191. derelict41 -  December 24, 2015 - 8:57 am

    Why isn’t ‘ravid’ a legitimate word in the dictionary? Can’t I be greatly enthused about something in a positive way? I don’t like being ‘rabid’
    about something because it carries with it a negative connotation of being ‘mad’ or “off the wall’.

  192. Christian -  December 23, 2015 - 8:12 am

    My word is glattering pronounced (gl-at-er-ing)
    This word means a very attractive, nice, funny, and outgoing

    • some1 -  January 22, 2016 - 8:33 am

      k i totally did not know something. when i looked at your word, i thought it looked like bladdering, but theres also ‘blattering’ which r totally different things.

  193. Janina -  December 23, 2015 - 5:16 am

    Pointful: an adjective used to describe a task which has a point. Antonym to pointless.

    • Samuel Duncan -  January 11, 2016 - 7:34 pm

      I do believe that that word is already in the dictionary, however, apologizing to all lexicographers, if it is not I do think it definitely should.

  194. Alyssa Chaney -  December 22, 2015 - 10:01 pm

    1. To be dorky/weird, but being very cute when doing it. 2. A middle name

    • Moon -  January 21, 2016 - 3:07 pm

      I love it! Its fun to say and I am it ^-^

  195. robin -  December 18, 2015 - 1:04 pm

    My word is confusticated (pronounced con-fuss-tik-kate-ed). It means confused, and frustrated about it.

    • Julian -  December 26, 2015 - 10:04 pm

      What are they making up words for plenty existing already there is 6000 languages just put in usage these words of world that are present so much politics in the way yet the whole earth has people and language and tongues of different languages in existence simple use words of wisdom technical and common logic existing words scriptures remain in existence forever author of scriptures reigns supreme?;why make up word,s that were never gifts languages and tongues are gifts experimenting will just evil use of resources?

    • wil -  December 28, 2015 - 6:30 pm

      my word would be “austraphobic” – one who is terrified of australian culture, and insists that australia be the dumping ground for all the world’s surplus unwanted population, thus exterminating australian culture and replacing it with “multiculture”

    • wil -  December 28, 2015 - 7:09 pm

      my word which i invented about 30 years ago is “chunderous”. never ever heard anybody else use it, but i see it is now listed in the online dictionary. anybody go an idea of how long it has been officially used? (the meaning is something which makes you want to puke)

  196. Jerome Burger -  December 18, 2015 - 10:01 am

    Mirroracle : an epiphany achieved through self-reflection

  197. Numba Twelve -  December 17, 2015 - 9:51 pm

    every time word gets added to the dictionary, it’d get heavier. i wonder how much one character weigh.

  198. Redballjets -  December 17, 2015 - 9:49 am

    My new word – Kopescelactovegeterian

    Vegetarian – a person who does not eat meat or animal products
    Ovolactovegeterian – a person who is a vegetarian but also eats eggs and dairy products
    Pescetarian – a person who is a vegetarian but also eats fish and other seafood

    Kopescelactovegeterians – a person who is a vegetarian, but also eats eggs and dairy products as well as fish but only Kosher fish.

    • wil -  December 28, 2015 - 6:00 pm

      what about a vegannibal ? (a cannibal who only eats swedes?)

      • M~ -  March 3, 2016 - 6:38 pm

        That escalated quickly.

  199. Betsie Weil -  December 14, 2015 - 3:41 pm

    I looked up the word sarcophagus in your dictionary, but there is nothing that matches this use:

    Nuclear disasters don’t go away easily. For example, Chernobyl is already facing a brand new crisis. The durability of the original decaying blighted sarcophagus expires within the next 12 months.

    Thank you.

  200. maria bortree -  December 14, 2015 - 8:10 am

    Pluke means Intercourse!

    • Henry Neeser -  December 17, 2015 - 12:48 pm

      Festivate, to prepare to be in a festive mood

      • DONALD TRUMP -  January 14, 2016 - 9:10 am


        • Carpelo Ojay -  August 6, 2016 - 1:01 pm

          “Trump Dumb”

          • Carpelo Ojay -  August 6, 2016 - 1:04 pm

            “Trump Dumb” A foolish and uneducated decision.

        • Capelin ojay -  August 6, 2016 - 9:03 pm

          New word, “Trump Dumb” — A foolish and uneducated decision.

  201. Luke Skywalker -  December 12, 2015 - 12:54 am

    Here is my word:


    To slump over in a wrong or awkward posture

    This word has popular meaning in my band class and i hope it gets into the dictionary someday

    • Tombstones -  December 20, 2015 - 1:45 am

      i’m with ya’

  202. Cara Savoy -  December 8, 2015 - 5:26 pm

    My family has invented the verb: to incorrect. It is when you correct someone but you are the one who is incorrect.

  203. angie rosas -  December 7, 2015 - 11:30 am

    (Is an adjective.)
    Definition: being at a state where everything is nonsense and silly.

    Moon drunky
    (Is an adjective)
    Definition: being at a state where words don’t make sense typically during the night.

    Words invented by Britney Romero and Angie Rosas

  204. bob -  December 3, 2015 - 2:46 pm

    my word is dorpid for dork and stupid

  205. Naima Noor -  December 1, 2015 - 8:38 pm

    We use a word whenever someone says something that doesn’t make sense. The word is Hurdegetit. (Her-duh-get-it). Like :Flabbershtykidssucj…i don’t hurdegetit you

    • m/z -  December 4, 2015 - 8:16 pm


    • June -  March 25, 2016 - 2:44 am


  206. Ilencia -  December 1, 2015 - 6:48 pm

    How about lexiconeruptor? My class made it up and it means “destroyer of dictionaries.” I also saw sheeple earlier- great idea!

  207. Elaina Kline & Kaitlyn Wood -  December 1, 2015 - 12:33 pm

    Me and my friend would like to add a word to the dictionary because we think its important that the word ” Fockey ” is added because it is the combining the words field hockey into 1 and I can agree that all field hockey players agree with us that this word is important.

    • cool girl -  December 2, 2015 - 2:48 pm

      i agree

  208. Dr. Priscilla Reed -  November 30, 2015 - 7:24 pm

    I believe the word “‘Majinsify” should be added to the dictionaries used in our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

    I created the verb “‘Majinsify”, and its meaning “To defined yourself daily; to defend your mind nightly and maintain your freedom at all times”.
    The Majinsify Action Creed:
    I will defined myself daily; I will defend my mind nightly,and I will maintain my freedom at all times.

    • cool girl -  December 2, 2015 - 2:50 pm

      wow coming coming from history class

    • Chibbly Bubkins -  December 14, 2015 - 11:43 am

      I know right!!!!!!!!

  209. LMOG( - — - )10560 -  November 30, 2015 - 4:15 pm


    Meaning- It means that you’re either a DORP or a meanie

    • LMOG( - — - )10560 -  November 30, 2015 - 4:20 pm

      Or a Dork

  210. Evelyn Lopez -  November 28, 2015 - 1:07 pm

    We use a word that my husband created and uses often when he is in midsentence and forgets his point or where he is going with the story. When he says this word, we all seem to understand what his word means. We even incorporate the word in our vocabulary daily. The word is Forgotitis. Example: “I had forgotitis when I was telling my story to her. today”. Or, ” I forgot where I placed my phone today. I must have forgititis.” It is a common word in our home and we hope you consider it!

    • Tombstones -  December 20, 2015 - 1:49 am

      i do the same thing for example when i’m lonely i say i have lonelytitis when i have company i have companyosis.(don’t ask)

    • debbie -  December 20, 2015 - 7:04 am


  211. Huntr teh awesome -  November 25, 2015 - 8:44 am

    I got 2 words here:
    Teh /adjective/
    Another word for the.
    Stooky /noun/ /adjective/
    Noun: A term for a friend other than “dude”, a way to call someone. (not gender based)
    Adjective: Awesome, really amazing.

  212. ilikerandom -  November 23, 2015 - 6:07 pm

    Can you guys add eellogofusciouhipoppokunurious? It means good.
    And also confuzzled (confused and puzzled)

    • Samuel Williams -  December 1, 2015 - 6:41 pm

      I think I fancy the word confuzzle

    • Samuel Williams -  December 1, 2015 - 6:42 pm

      I think I fancy the word confuzzle. it sure would stand the test of time cos I have enlisted it in my own dictionary

    • The Hazzardous -  December 14, 2015 - 9:08 am

      I’m confuzzled.

      • Jessica -  January 5, 2016 - 1:07 pm


  213. Abbey -  November 19, 2015 - 4:12 pm


    • TheThick -  November 24, 2015 - 8:32 am

      Thot do you even know what it means Abbey?

      • Pluviophile ;3 -  December 10, 2015 - 10:44 am


  214. Alyssa MacDonald -  November 18, 2015 - 7:40 am

    Asmazing should be a word!!!!! It Amazing and Awesome mixed together.

  215. ryan -  November 17, 2015 - 4:02 pm

    How bout uniwoh

  216. awesomepoil -  November 16, 2015 - 3:20 pm


    • SwaggyC17 -  December 4, 2015 - 9:23 am


      • Pluviophile ;3 -  December 10, 2015 - 10:44 am


  217. snoopkdog -  November 16, 2015 - 11:22 am


    a story of an argument in you life written by you

    • snoopkdog -  November 16, 2015 - 11:27 am


      defitition: a story of an argument in you life written by you

  218. Ginny Weasley -  November 14, 2015 - 7:45 am

    Fantabulous should be a word! It’s a mix between fantastic and fabulous, and even better than both of them.

    Person 1: Guess what? I just won the lottery!
    Person 2: That’s fantabulous!

    • ayesha -  November 18, 2015 - 3:56 am

      that’s so cool. I wish I won a lottery

    • wil -  December 28, 2015 - 6:10 pm

      think fantabulous has been around for a air while. longer than humongous i think (which is also an informal word)

  219. Anonymoose -  November 11, 2015 - 2:55 pm

    All of these words are so creative! But what about the words nobody ever uses? The English language has many overlooked words that have been utterly forgotten about over the years. Take ‘quagswag’ for example. It mean to shake to and fro. And how often have you heard someone say quagswag? Probably never. We should remember the really obscure words at the same time that we make up new ones.

    • Sam -  November 22, 2015 - 3:04 am

      ‘Quagswag’ has had regular use in my house ever since it came up in a game of balderdash! So great to read your comment, as it’s the first time I’ve ever seen the word mentioned anywhere else

      • Hi -  December 2, 2015 - 1:56 pm

        Cunfuzzled should be in the dictionary

    • Victor -  December 8, 2015 - 2:18 am

      Hello ! At 60 years of age I find it very disturbing to hear the number of people using the word “stuff” instead of “things”. What happened to the word “things”. When I went to school if you said “stuff” where you could have used “things” you would be promptly corrected for it. It’s not just my personal preference. How often have you read anything of quality with “stuff” in it ? It’s as out of place as “ain’t”. I hear supposedly educated people use it daily such as journalists of all people. People with Phd’s, people of all ages, people who majored in english . . . . ! ?? As my late father would say, their education has been ‘sadly neglected’. We make such a fuss over things like “whom” vs. “who”, “you as well” lnstead of “you to”, and being “politically correct”. Let’s try to at least sound educated and get “things” back in the game.

      • Victor -  December 8, 2015 - 2:22 am

        Correction – “you too”.

  220. Sierra -  November 11, 2015 - 10:58 am


  221. Katie -  November 9, 2015 - 6:09 pm

    Come on you know you all want it to be.

  222. Elle -  November 8, 2015 - 6:21 pm

    What about Vampir (said with a British accent), for the more noble of the vampires? In other words the ones that do not randomly and without mind kill off people in a frenzy.

    • This-Girl-Here -  December 2, 2015 - 5:33 pm

      Or how about vampyre? A “ye olde” way version of vampire… which has already, technically, been included in a dictionary before. In the 1700′s…

  223. Austin W. -  November 7, 2015 - 4:58 pm

    Herpy Derp
    Weird, abnormal

    • Austin W. -  November 7, 2015 - 5:02 pm

      I am often called it.

      • Cristy -  November 13, 2015 - 12:45 pm

        :) Love it!

    • Llama -  January 13, 2016 - 7:05 am

      “Herp derp” had been around here in Oklahoma from a while… She who introduced the word to me moved here from Oregon… That is when it was introduced to me. Who knows how long she had been saying it before that… 5 years at least that I’ve been using it – REGULARLY

  224. lill -  November 6, 2015 - 6:53 am

    you help me alot at school.

    • chandan -  November 21, 2015 - 2:39 am

      How do i can antonym system

  225. Chinelo Dike -  November 5, 2015 - 11:39 am

    Nuding: /verb/

    The act of taking pictures or selfies while being nude.

    Kim Kardashian loves nuding.

    • Pluviophile ;3 -  December 10, 2015 - 10:47 am

      lolol yes.

    • Marissa -  December 14, 2015 - 3:22 pm

      omg yas

  226. Mike Loveday -  November 4, 2015 - 6:09 am

    Estacode: /adv/
    Money set aside to pay for travel expenses for a corporate officers, politicians, or even an athlete.

    Use: Buhari’s son as not being given ESTACODE this year.

    • Om -  November 8, 2015 - 11:18 pm


      A word used to describe a unpleasant situation

  227. John -  November 4, 2015 - 1:30 am

    Ebaro (EEEE-Bar-Oh)

  228. niv -  November 3, 2015 - 1:33 pm

    Circlet, the little circles that a holepuncher makes

    • SCC -  November 4, 2015 - 7:38 pm

      That’s a chad

    • laz -  November 12, 2015 - 4:57 pm

      thats already got a name – DIDCOT

  229. A -  November 2, 2015 - 2:53 pm

    Sheeple–People who follow, and don’t think for themselves. Like sheep!!! I know a couple people who use this word.

    • Gabriel -  November 3, 2015 - 1:16 pm

      Extrasupertacular means to be very very cool or awesome.

    • jasmine -  November 3, 2015 - 6:02 pm

      hahaha thats really funny. hahahahahahahahah who woulda thunk haha sheeple!!! people sheep!!!! i know tons of people who that word would fit in with mostly a bunch of my friends and especially the popular group so annoying always giggling like babies after a while it will really start to dive any one crazy and up the walls but haha sheeple btw by the way nice imagination to who ever made up that word hahaha kudos or good job very very funny indeed

    • fuck burgers -  November 3, 2015 - 6:06 pm

      i agree with jasmine its hella funny hahaha

      • LMOG( - — - )10560 -  November 30, 2015 - 4:18 pm

        I also agree. A, sheeple sounds funny, but cool.

    • Pluviophile ;3 -  December 10, 2015 - 10:48 am


    • wil -  December 28, 2015 - 6:18 pm

      “sheeple” has been around since jesus played halfback for jerusalem (well almost as long) mostly used in political discussions and arguments. sometimes used to intimidate political audiences, by describing people who disagree with a political view as “sheeple”, hoping nobody in the audience will argue that point for fear of being thought of as one of the “sheeple”. its a self explanatory term, and most of the suggested words on here dont stack up as potential new words because they ARENT self explanatory ……

  230. Dishwasher -  November 2, 2015 - 6:32 am

    I started saying ‘Champino’ a few years ago, caught on with maybe one person..


    An ironic way to mock someone who is self absorbed as the opposite of a champion. Is he a champion? No, he is a champino

    • Jerome -  November 3, 2015 - 4:12 am

      Wivil – a frantic turn or spin.

      • Jerome -  November 3, 2015 - 10:37 am

        Or wobble

        • Jerome -  November 3, 2015 - 10:38 am

          In regards to the word wivil above.

  231. Kumar -  October 30, 2015 - 6:46 am


    Its a slang used for making fun out of nothing or having fun in the most difficult situation, a slang used for motivating people who have almost given up on something.
    Its not about being Human nor about human being its about BEING YOURSELF in every situation.

  232. Katie -  October 25, 2015 - 3:47 pm


    • me -  October 26, 2015 - 10:05 am

      whats it mean?

    • colin -  October 26, 2015 - 4:59 pm

      subaruer should be a word it is a person who loves subaru and has one

      • Cristy -  November 13, 2015 - 12:47 pm

        What’s the word for someone who despises Subarus and had one? :)

        • wil -  December 28, 2015 - 6:21 pm

          subaphobic? mechanic?

    • vin -  November 1, 2015 - 1:31 pm

      what about unoverdrawable??
      said as it looks…. takes a few words off your essay!!
      {not able to be overdrawn}

  233. Ahmasi -  October 24, 2015 - 7:49 am

    I’ve coined the word “URBANRAILER” in 2014 to describe those of us who love trains but most specifically subways, light rail, buses, trolleys and commuter rail roads! I discovered via YouTube that there are others out there who love subways, etc.! Urbanrailers are enthusiasts about subways, their histories, their rolling stock, track mileage, ridership stats, etc. During the recent opening day (Sept 13, 2015) of a new station on the #7 line in New York, I was interviewed by a free lance feature writer for the New York Times and told him I was an ‘urbanrailer’. In the following article he mentioned my name and referred to me as a self professed ‘urbanrailer’! It was exciting to see the word in print even with the quotes! Now, whether it will be picked up and used by other subway or urban transit enthusiasts remains to be seen but the fact remains the word was published in the prestigious New York Times often referred to the paper of record!

  234. Patrick -  October 21, 2015 - 9:59 pm

    I use one quite often that I accidentally said over a year ago when I was amazed and surprised at something at the same time. It’s “SURMAZED” and is a very appropriate description at the proper time. Pass it on, it feels good to use it.

    • Cristy -  November 13, 2015 - 12:49 pm

      I have one that my sister and I coined while intoxicated (we do this often), but our friends are starting to use it now too… “supparently” when you hear something supposedly and apparently is true. Bah! I love “surmazed”, very cool

      • deannacrumley@gmail.com -  December 27, 2015 - 11:41 am

        while napping with my grandson of five,he informed me that he had “schnoinkies”. When asked “What in the world are schnoinkies”, he replied ” the boogies that you can’t blow out and get stuck up in your nose”. since than, family and friends use this word almost daily not to mention it’s fun to say!

  235. Dante -  October 21, 2015 - 9:39 am


    • Dante -  October 21, 2015 - 10:00 am


      loss for words, overly anxious,(vise versa):;handling without notice(loss in continuance’s)

      • Dante -  October 21, 2015 - 10:05 am

        or Exoprest
        kinda sounds like a mental Disability

        • The Hazzardous -  December 14, 2015 - 9:14 am

          Kinda sounds like a drug to treat mental disability

      • Dante -  October 21, 2015 - 10:07 am

        I make up Words All the time

  236. BooksBooksBooks -  October 20, 2015 - 6:02 pm

    My friend and I made up a new word.

    -to have a mistake in the spelling of a word even though you know exactly how to spell it
    “She saw that there was an epilel in her writing when she wrote ‘hilight’ instead of ‘highlight’.”

    - to make a mistake when spelling a word, even though you know how to spell it
    “She made an epilel in her essay.”

    • jerry fritcho -  October 21, 2015 - 2:55 pm

      new word boofing it means to break wind and burp at the same time. new word shinbahda means petrified wod of paper new word shumping means to eat food in total darkness new word pigdiging means trying to steal another mans wife . new word

    • Ahmasi -  October 24, 2015 - 8:03 am

      I like ‘epilel’ probably because I make that very same mistake! I know you emphasize ‘ee’ sound but I would bet some will pronounce it ‘ep’ rather than ‘ee’! Either way, I like it!

      • sonali chatterjee -  October 27, 2015 - 5:52 am

        I have done my study (school to B.A) in bengali medium. Now I am studding M.A in english medium. I am very poor in dictation & spelling & time management in dictation. please give me suggestion quickly.

    • ETO Buff -  October 24, 2015 - 10:23 pm

      How does that differ from “misspell” or “typo”. When you spell a word incorrectly, even if you know how to spell it, it’s still misspelled, is it not?

    • Tombstones -  December 20, 2015 - 1:52 am

      hilight highlight hellolight same thing who cares

  237. E.T. -  October 20, 2015 - 5:10 pm

    Confuzzled should be a word. It’s a mix of confused and puzzled.

    • bob -  October 23, 2015 - 6:38 am

      u is not goood at find word

    • ETO Buff -  October 24, 2015 - 10:26 pm

      It would be even better to add pieces of more synonyms to it and make it a longer and more confuzzling word!

    • Ginny Weasley -  November 14, 2015 - 7:42 am

      I agree!

  238. Cindy -  October 20, 2015 - 3:24 pm


    • Creepuccino -  October 26, 2015 - 11:39 am

      Nervoucited*? xD And do I smell a My Little Pony reference?

  239. sdfghjkl -  October 15, 2015 - 4:21 pm


  240. Ruben -  October 12, 2015 - 7:15 pm

    Pethora shoud be a word it means farty girl

    • crossjacky -  October 17, 2015 - 7:22 pm

      I got a new word

      a minecraft short term for golden apple

      • crossjacky -  October 17, 2015 - 7:25 pm

        I got another word


        meaning is famous youtubers

        that will be useful

        • Diana -  October 20, 2015 - 9:29 am

          they are already called just youtubers t

      • Diana -  October 20, 2015 - 9:28 am


    • Stephen Job -  October 18, 2015 - 3:41 pm

      my word is hypyze it should a “a sport”

    • Cyka Blyat Idi Nahui -  October 19, 2015 - 8:54 pm

      Ruben shoud be a word it means idiotic person

      • ETO Buff -  October 24, 2015 - 10:40 pm

        The word “rube” already exists and means the same thing. Simply adding letter to the end of an existing word probably isn’t considered creating a new word.

    • Reder -  October 20, 2015 - 4:12 am

      totally inappropriate it is supposed to teach kids not make them rude

  241. Coco -  September 9, 2015 - 12:39 am

    Why not “loltard”? I mean……well its hard to explain but yolo right…? Here goes…. Definition: Describing people who use the term “lol” too much. Me and my friends use it so why not the whole world?

    • Coco -  September 9, 2015 - 12:40 am

      And im not sure if it already is but “lol” should be classified as a real word now..

      • Kaleb -  October 15, 2015 - 5:42 am


    • hue barclay -  October 16, 2015 - 2:20 pm

      And i, not me.
      The term TARD comes from retard. It is unacceptable to refer to anybody using this word…even when referring to a retarded person. They are mentally challenged.

      • ETO Buff -  October 24, 2015 - 10:44 pm

        I would never refer to a mentally challenged person as a tard, but it is definitely acceptable and appropriate to use it to refer to many of the teenage employees of a go-kart amusement park where I used to be a manager!

      • Steve -  October 28, 2015 - 1:35 pm

        I am not sure -tard is entirely insulting usage–it might contain one letter too many, however. We have the Savoyard actors, meaning a group of actors in the Savoy tradition. Maybe the word in this case should be lolard, not loltard? This is the same problem of carrying too many letters forward when progressing from alcoholic to chocoholic. It should be alcohol-ic to chocolat-ic, or choc-ic.

      • Janeen -  November 22, 2015 - 6:18 pm

        “Mental retardation” as a medical diagnosis is still currently in use. I work in the healthcare industry and I’ve seen it on patients’ charts. It means that their brains failed to continue at some point to progress in normal growth and intelligence, for whatever reason, and therefore that person is mentally impaired. There really is no more accurate medical term for that, no doctor is going to use a culturally/politically “correct” term when a proper medical term already exists.

      • wil -  December 28, 2015 - 6:50 pm

        the word “retard” is a genuine word and isnt necessarily offensive. it means the opposite of “advance” and can refer to many things, such as the ignition timing in older cars. (timing is too advanced, timing is slightly retarded) “retard” can also be a verb meaning to minimise, or to slow down etc. (“your slowness is retarding the overall effort of the team”) many years ago, “mentally retarded” was an official medical term, describing a person’s mental ability as being abnormally low. for some strange reason, it is fashionable nowadays, to pretend to be offended by it, and replace it with “mentally challenged”. “challenged” by whom or what? “tard” is a slang word short for “retard”, and is often used as an insult aimed at somebody who isnt “mentally retarded”, but conceivably, it could be used to refer to somebody who is in fact mentally retarded, which woudnt infer an insult, but many sheeple would see it as “politically incorrect”.

  242. Isaiah Vander Maax -  September 8, 2015 - 1:15 am

    I recently found this word online that had no definition and it’s one letter off from rhyming with bludgeon: Gludgeon

    I decided to give it this definition:

    Hard hitting reasoning that serves as a bail out from charges.

  243. David -  September 5, 2015 - 8:50 am

    My word is Imagativity
    Imagination and creativity

    • Daffodil -  November 10, 2015 - 12:54 pm

      Well… One cannot have creativity without imagination…So I guess creativity is good enough.

  244. suman -  September 5, 2015 - 7:48 am

    yesa your sentenca isa wrong and bhird

  245. zelic -  September 3, 2015 - 10:55 am

    what should we call it

  246. Jane -  September 2, 2015 - 3:27 pm

    My new word:

    The intention of a text is misinterpreted so easily and so often. The current term “lost in translation” could now be “lost in textlation” LOL

  247. Evan -  September 1, 2015 - 2:43 pm

    I have a word that I just made up… but it should be used.

    1. ordered by color
    verb (prismatize)
    1. to order objects into prismological order

    • Kiara -  October 11, 2015 - 4:06 pm

      THATS BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow! I wish I thought of that. Wow.

    • Shawn -  October 12, 2015 - 11:40 am

      That’s actually a really good one compared to some of the others ones here.

      • PotatoBug -  October 21, 2015 - 11:52 pm

        No kidding. Most of these are just portmanteaus, not actual new words!

      • jingray -  November 16, 2015 - 12:18 pm

        i thought of a word it is antiersonifacation

    • Chiki -  October 19, 2015 - 2:10 am

      That should be a word by now! I have set my art supplies at a least a million times in a prismological order! I can’t believe there is no word for that !
      GREAT JOB!

    • Lea -  October 23, 2015 - 8:40 am

      GREAT word!!!!!

    • Daffodil -  November 10, 2015 - 12:58 pm

      What is the order of the color in a prism

    • Oscar -  November 11, 2015 - 3:32 pm


  248. Boy -  August 31, 2015 - 11:01 pm

    Elsie: a photo of others

    We have selfie and groupie: why not elsie?

    • Timothy Dark -  October 14, 2015 - 8:42 am

      That was my Mom’s name. She passed away a few years back. I hope this becomes a word. Thank you for sharing this.


    • The Great Zoellini -  March 7, 2016 - 6:09 pm

      I believe that is often referred to as a photograph.

  249. Dr.G.Woodman -  August 30, 2015 - 10:26 pm

    I’d like to submit the word “Cow-Mentality” which I used in my published book “Cultural Shock-Taiwan”, describing the non-thinking and just-following mentality we can see in cows where there’s the herd-instinct visible where when one cow walks up somewhere to, others automatically follow, blindly.

    • wil -  December 28, 2015 - 6:59 pm

      why not just use “herd instinct” (DUH!)

  250. beau -  August 30, 2015 - 5:54 pm

    lol-laugh out loud

    • Diana -  October 20, 2015 - 9:29 am


  251. cordell -  August 21, 2015 - 12:18 pm

    heres one word for u lobotomy…

  252. Beth -  August 19, 2015 - 1:21 pm

    rageful – full of rage

  253. FeO2 -  August 12, 2015 - 5:19 am

    ‘Parent’, ‘child’, ‘sibling’, ‘grandparent’, ‘cousin’, and even ‘spouse’. All are genderless English words that describe one’s relationship to one’s relations.
    Then, there are one’s ‘aunt and uncle’, either of which being as-or-more significant to most as a ‘cousin’, yet no single, genderless English word exists to describe that relationship!
    I propose this void be filled with ‘mofasib’, a slammed-together truncation of “mother father sibling”.
    “My mofasibs gave me socks at Christmas.”

    • PotatoBug -  October 21, 2015 - 11:54 pm

      oh yes.

    • Dalton conner -  October 22, 2015 - 3:59 pm


    • Elise Bird -  October 25, 2015 - 5:29 pm

      But that’s kinda gross if you think about, I understand where your coning from though.

  254. StatusQrow -  August 8, 2015 - 8:58 am

    An ex-seminarian friend once told me that, in the seminary, detention was called JUG—an acronym for Justice Under God.

  255. Suresh -  August 5, 2015 - 5:47 am

    I found new word “hockery”

    • Dimakatso -  August 7, 2015 - 11:29 pm

      plitch – is to try to fit in a specific group of people because you feel left out or peer pressure in getting to your nerves

  256. Mason Burns -  July 29, 2015 - 5:18 pm

    I have a new word.

    mew•TAHNT•i•fied; also, ‘•fy’, ‘•fying’
    1. turned into a mutant
    1. to turn into a mutant
    2. the act of being turned into a mutant

    • r -  August 2, 2015 - 1:04 pm


      • Alexander -  October 24, 2015 - 4:24 am

        What are correctspellings forthis

        • Alexander -  October 24, 2015 - 4:26 am

          What are the correct spellings for Alexander.

    • Silbardrakeelleette -  August 23, 2015 - 12:16 pm

      Cool word. I think someone should definitely put that one in a dictionary. People need more fun words to say. And mutantified is definitely a fun word.

    • bob -  October 23, 2015 - 6:37 am

      not the bads…

    • Rachel -  December 17, 2015 - 7:23 am

      Isn’t there a word that means the same -”mutated” ?

  257. William -  July 23, 2015 - 10:29 am

    Another word for Great Uncle

  258. Jon Jay -  July 16, 2015 - 11:59 am

    For an article entitled “HOW do I GET a word into the dictionary?” it was very disappointing to discover that not once did this one tell me – or anyone else – HOW to go about it…. WHO to contact… or WHICH authority can decide whether or not MY new word is worth coining?

    • Scott -  August 12, 2015 - 1:41 am


    • Luke -  August 13, 2015 - 12:25 pm

      There is no one to contact. If a word gains enough momentum, it will become popular enough for the proper people to eventually hear it without having to run a word submission hot line.

      In other words, if you have to contact someone just to run a word by them, then your made up word is already not worth adding.

      • Silbardrakeelleette -  August 23, 2015 - 12:20 pm

        Good point. So, I guess that means people should start spreading the words that they come up with around the places that they go, so that they could have a better chance at getting it put into a dictionary. And possibly said worldwide.

  259. Coolak -  July 7, 2015 - 4:30 pm

    my word is xanthieundum
    Def: that which must be yellow
    The xanthieundum species is very rare.

    also toxandum
    Def: that which must be poison
    Don’t drink that toxandum drink! It could be poisonous.

    • Yuliya -  July 9, 2015 - 9:48 pm

      I have a few words why bother sharing them here guy’s they are if used right gonna make sense to them with sense.

    • Sook -  August 7, 2015 - 8:51 pm

      can’t you just say The yellow species is very rare and Don’t drink that drink it looks like poison! If anything the definition should be that witch appears to be yellow and that witch appears to be poison

      • Big Willy -  September 5, 2015 - 10:12 am

        It’s “which”, not “witch”.
        One is a choice indicator,
        the other is a Woman who rides a broom.

  260. Ken Jacobson -  June 27, 2015 - 12:21 pm

    Why isn’t of spelled ov?

    • Patrick -  October 21, 2015 - 9:56 pm

      For the same reason “hours” and “ours” is pronounced the same, even though one has an “H” and one doesn’t. No one says HOURS like “HAVE” or “HIS”. Listen you will never hear(or “EAR”) the “H”. Why not? The English language is the most inconsistent language on this earth.

    • PotatoBug -  October 21, 2015 - 11:56 pm

      you mean “uv”?

    • YusaNy -  October 25, 2015 - 11:27 am

      because then it would be pronounced with the o sounding like ah and not uh

    • Nobody knows... -  November 3, 2015 - 3:11 pm

      Why isn’t it spelled “uv”? English is weird in that way. Also, “ov” looks weird.

  261. dark martin -  June 24, 2015 - 5:52 pm

    my name is dark
    can u make it an work plaese

    • Trevor H. -  August 24, 2015 - 12:18 am

      … only if you learn to type.

  262. Rich -  June 19, 2015 - 5:56 pm

    This article doesn’t fulfill it’s promise. It tells you what may help get your word into the dictionary but does not tell you HOW to do it, which the title clearly states.

    • Perry -  July 1, 2015 - 6:40 am

      Did you find out how? I have a word and am curious to know if it is publishable

      • Silbardrakeelleette -  August 23, 2015 - 12:27 pm

        How about you try saying it in public every now and then, instead of saying whatever you are substituting it for. It could work, and then you would know. But don’t give up if it doesn’t happen right away. Some things take time to spread. So, just keep trying, and if it does become a word. Then you will know that you created that word, and you could tell people about it; if you wanted to.

  263. Jake -  June 17, 2015 - 8:22 pm

    My word is Changhang



    A word to describe something or someone. Just a fun word.

    My brother and i made this up we are 11 and 8

    • Senpai -  June 30, 2015 - 1:22 pm

      That’s technically describing an adjective.

  264. Olivia Murray -  June 16, 2015 - 6:22 am

    Beautamis [ bu-ta-mis ]
    This word is another word for beauty, pretty, and beautiful. It describes the beauty in something and makes it a little bit more spectacular. It has been used frequently among people I know and I would like to take charge in making it a real word.

  265. Anonymous13579 -  June 14, 2015 - 12:22 pm

    I Made up a new word at least I think I don’t believe that it’s been made yet and I would like to make it an official word

  266. BobboMax -  June 6, 2015 - 8:52 pm

    My own new neologism is “presbyphasia,” “the speech of the elderly.” Anyone who qualifies will recognize it. “Presby” indicates elders, as in the Presbyterian Church, which is governed by elders, and “phasia” is a standard suffix for speech.

    It’s the condition in which you know a word quite well- its usage and meaning- but can’t get it past the tip of your tongue. However in time, minutes to hours, it almost always comes to you, because, well, you really do know the word. The standard excuse is that it takes a while to parse one’s vast vocabulary- true, but deep down you know there are other issues.

    Another excuse is that you dwell among people with the vocabulary of a TV announcer (i.e., most Americans), so you’re rarely reminded of the word in question. True, but…

    Interestingly, if you Google the word, you’ll find it used in an obscure Romanian academic paper, in much the same sense I use it- apparently a case of parallel etymological evolution, ‘cuz I certainly never talked to those Romanians, nor they to me.

    • BobboMax -  June 6, 2015 - 8:57 pm

      FWIW, I suspect one reason my word hasn’t become more popular is that most of the people who have occasion to use it suffer from… Well, umm, what was that word of yours, Bob?

    • Johno -  June 14, 2015 - 9:02 am

      I think there should be a generic word for using a search engine “sengine”. Just sengine that will you. I found it by sengining. It’s on the Internet, if you sengine for it.

    • pattigirl2 -  July 11, 2015 - 9:09 am

      I myself have suffered from “presbyphasia” most of my life in that I can spell just about anything easily. I know what the word means, but I can never seem to define a lot of words verbally. Oftentimes, I can give an example, though.

  267. Walter -  June 5, 2015 - 4:31 am

    We need to bring back the word, “to groak”.
    It means “to stare at someone while they eat something, in the hope that they will feel guilty and give you some of their food”.
    It would inflect regularly, and include drinks, of course.

  268. Sid -  June 2, 2015 - 6:19 pm

    New Word
    I didn’t come up with it, but it is not in any dictionary. My word is WUMBO.

    Sentences with WUMBO:
    I wumbo
    You wumbo
    We wumbo
    He/She/They wumbo

    Past- wumboed
    Present- wumbo/wumboing/wumboes
    Future- will wumbo

    Past Participle- had/has wumboed
    Present Participle- is wumboing

    Definition of wumbo
    1. antonym of miniature
    2. everything
    3. anything

    • Wman -  June 24, 2015 - 11:57 am

      Patrick Star coined that term long ago buddy.

    • katie -  August 24, 2015 - 5:47 pm

      are you siddhartha?

      & what does it mean?

    • joey -  October 22, 2015 - 7:18 am

      You forgot “Wumbology”, the study of wumbo.

    • OBONG EMMANUEL -  November 6, 2015 - 4:08 am

      am glad for ur discovery……….

  269. Ron Whittick May31th. 2015 -  May 31, 2015 - 8:53 am

    The Word is “Blesson’s”
    because Every Lesson has a Blessing and vice versa Every Blessing has a Lesson.

    • hoolya -  November 12, 2015 - 8:53 am

      A word to

      • abbass -  May 13, 2016 - 12:15 pm

        What does(mate for life) mean?
        Once or fot all life?

  270. Anonymous -  May 30, 2015 - 1:46 pm

    What about kerfuffle? Ex: What is all this kerfuffle about?

    • Anonymous -  May 30, 2015 - 1:47 pm

      It basically means craziness or silliness.

      • Saba -  July 24, 2015 - 5:45 am

        But that’s already a word!

  271. justin -  May 15, 2015 - 9:36 am

    I would like to create the word guaphu its something that has to do of being cool or someone trying to be cool.

    • justin -  May 15, 2015 - 9:43 am


    • sean -  May 21, 2015 - 6:30 am


    • MaxVeritas -  May 31, 2015 - 11:19 am

      My word is, Printons Which means printable coupons

  272. Max -  May 14, 2015 - 6:53 am

    I thought of a word for a person who knows something, as in a ‘knower of random facts’. I looked everywhere and there doesn’t seem to be a reference to the word! It would only be used in rare circumstances, but can be used in first or third person contexts. You don’t say, ‘I hunger’ you say I am hungry, so why say ‘I know things that you do not’ you could say ‘I am a knower of things that you do not’. It doesn’t always seem useful, but in a list of attributes it seems reasonably useful.

    • N'ic -  May 19, 2015 - 7:18 am

      I am not a “privit” as I don’t know your random fact.

          What is your word for it?

  273. Ariel -  May 13, 2015 - 9:45 pm

    I would like to add the word smil
    It means to smile happily

    • justin -  May 15, 2015 - 9:37 am

      nice very guaphu

  274. Kyle M. Andrews -  May 13, 2015 - 12:06 pm


    Meaning almost/ so close.

  275. #me -  May 10, 2015 - 5:10 pm

    gaurdians of gahoole

  276. #me -  May 10, 2015 - 5:08 pm

    oral exams suck

    • justin -  May 15, 2015 - 9:37 am


      • Alex -  May 15, 2015 - 9:54 am


    • Susan -  May 26, 2015 - 9:04 pm

      I love that oes for oral exams suck. Know that there is an organization called OES (Order of the Eastern Star) but it is always capitalized. Cool “oes”
      How about west written exams suck too!

  277. Serina -  May 6, 2015 - 12:08 am

    Okay, two words.

    Gerd = Combination of geek and nerd


    Grelfie = Group selfie.

    • Lucy -  May 6, 2015 - 2:33 pm

      A group selfie is called an ussie

      • #me -  May 10, 2015 - 5:12 pm

        luv it it sounds like aussie though but i will use it alot

        • Maia -  May 17, 2015 - 4:13 pm

          It’s actually called a groupie. It was trademarked in China.

          • Davesprit -  July 11, 2015 - 11:26 pm

            isn’t it called a wefie?

          • squid -  August 5, 2015 - 9:31 pm

            Trademarked? Some photo app/site decided to not just ©, but ™ “groupie”, like no-one else can take pics of oneself w/ others by this term? I’m curious as to where the infringement would lie … what loss could be realised? I invent a (somewhat obvious and common-sensical) term, and anyone else better back off. I’ll either need a reference to back up that claim; or a chill pill for this rant initiated by a loose use of “trademarked” – probably the latter, if I know myself [to be virtual vice-chair of Pedants Inc. (WA Chapter)].

      • Rachel Daw -  May 14, 2015 - 11:58 pm

        I would like the word sneezel it means u keep sneezing

    • Unknown -  May 6, 2015 - 4:19 pm


    • lizzie -  May 9, 2015 - 3:23 pm

      Bae should be in the dictionary

    • Person -  May 12, 2015 - 3:59 am

      Umm… Its called an ussie

      • Person -  May 12, 2015 - 3:59 am

        That got relpies fast

        • N'ic -  May 19, 2015 - 7:26 am

          ¿ relpies ?

          Is that the plural of

              really lame patois

    • Robin Vansal -  May 13, 2015 - 11:46 am

      Groupfie (for group selfie!)

    • Derrick -  June 21, 2015 - 7:50 pm

      Gastroesophageal reflux disease otherwise known as GERD, is a painful disease of the digestive tract. Sorry, already taken.

    • GERD, It Burns Version 2.0 [It Didnt Post It All] -  October 15, 2015 - 11:49 am

      GERD Is Already A Word, Well I Guess It Is Really A Mnemonic/Memory Device Or Abbreviation Instead

  278. Duncan Quick -  May 5, 2015 - 6:29 am

    I have been using the word “cafubulate” for two decades now. It is used to describe something that is currently broken or unusable. Not permanently, it can be repaired or remedied. I didn’t realize the sticking power until my 7 year son started using it in front of his friends (and now they use it). it conjugates nicely, cafubulated, cafubulation and sometimes even just cafubbed.

    • Sophie marlow -  May 6, 2015 - 9:05 am

      I use the word exohemaphobia as the fear of blood that comes from everyone but you.

  279. Erry Kinlock -  May 4, 2015 - 2:40 pm

    Chadult(s) – instead of having to say “adult child(ren)” or my “child(ren)”, even though you are in fact referring to your adult progeny. Pronounced “CHA – DULT(S)”.

    • Kate.M -  June 24, 2015 - 2:39 am


      Something that is Romantic and Magical at the same time!!! I actually invented this beautiful word.

  280. Pabby -  May 2, 2015 - 8:46 pm

    ‘Snurge’ A good for nothing friend who visits your home and leaves. {Thats O.K.} After he is gone (A few days later) you notice that all of the buttons on the sofa are missing. Then you realize that he ate the buttons by sitting on top of them. (With his ass!! you don’t know what he does and how does it)
    Mmmmm. wonders never cease.

  281. Pabby -  May 2, 2015 - 8:38 pm

    “incit” the location that lets you enter a highway from a local road. “INCIT” to the highway

    {We have always known about exits, here is mine for the “entry” to a highway.}

    • BobboMax -  June 6, 2015 - 8:33 pm

      Ahh, there’s already a word for that, usually referring to the entrance to a mine- it’s “adit.” In Latin, “ex” means away from, “ad” means towards. I don’t know, but would guess the “it” part comes from “iter,” which means “march.”

    • Taissja -  June 18, 2015 - 10:30 am

      Wannaight- adverb
      To describe: 1.a soothing, comfortable environment
      2. Relief

  282. kk5000 -  May 1, 2015 - 7:31 pm

    theres butt, and theres butter, but where is buttest?

    • BobboMax -  June 8, 2015 - 8:22 am

      Well, the word may not be in the dictionary, but I regularly encounter contenders for the title, so it gets my vote.

      (I wonder if the lexicographers would accept a People’s Choice for New Word of the Year?)

    • Shady -  August 18, 2015 - 5:49 am

      Yes! That needs to be added! It’s hilarious!

  283. Tom -  April 30, 2015 - 1:40 pm


    How well you can stick to doing something.

    If you are painting a house and you give up half way through as you think it’s tedious you have poor stickability.

    • David -  May 5, 2015 - 7:08 pm

      If you give-up half way through a tedious project, you lack sticktoitiveness.

  284. Jack Randello -  April 28, 2015 - 3:06 am

    My word is
    as It is

    • John Fredrickson -  April 28, 2015 - 3:13 am

      tis a brilliant word

      • Shen -  May 2, 2015 - 12:13 pm

        Theres already another word for that its called “Its”

        • vi -  May 10, 2015 - 5:03 pm

          lol nice itsa actally tis

    • Wman -  June 24, 2015 - 12:03 pm

      I’m pretty sure tis an word from old english that lost its popularity and use.

      • Silbardrakeelleette -  August 23, 2015 - 12:39 pm

        I think it needs to come back. I love how there are old words. They are so fun to say. They are just like shortcuts in the English language. All of them need to come back. All of them! Tis is a fun word!

    • PotatoBug -  October 22, 2015 - 12:07 am

      It’s actually ’tis and my friends and I use it all the time…. Also ’twas as in it was. Read old books and you’ll come across it a lot.

      ‘Tis really a common word….

  285. Pat Alexander -  April 26, 2015 - 4:43 pm

    My suggested word is “nevessary” meaning “never necessary”.

  286. CHIZNIC -  April 22, 2015 - 2:44 am

    Chiznic is everything
    Everything is Chiznic

  287. Brittany -  April 21, 2015 - 6:56 am

    bring me rootbeer
    lol my best friend made this up its also my initials

  288. An -  April 20, 2015 - 6:40 pm

    (pronounced al – fate), verb

    The act of an animal becoming the leader (alpha) of the group; pack; ect for the soul purpose of keeping the group alive because the former leader has run away and rejected their duties.

    • Davesprit -  July 11, 2015 - 11:32 pm

      actually a good idea, keep at it, maybe it’ll get into the dictionary


      alpha tocopherol equivalents (alpha-TE)

      is real so

    • Elizabeth Skaron -  August 15, 2015 - 1:49 am

      Only problem is that that doesn’t happen in nature.

  289. Amiah Lewis -  April 17, 2015 - 4:02 pm

    Gitate (Guy-tate) To shun a boy/man for the use of extensive inappropriate language.

    • Silbardrakeelleette -  August 23, 2015 - 12:41 pm

      Cool word. It should definitely be put into a dictionary. Gitate is a fun word too.

  290. nate -  April 17, 2015 - 4:20 am

    dexaggerate… because there is no opposite to exaggerate

    • Angel -  April 20, 2015 - 6:43 pm

      I would use that word

    • Adina -  April 22, 2015 - 8:25 am

      There is “understate”?

  291. Derek Delgado -  April 14, 2015 - 2:52 pm

    diva a woman regarded as temperamental or haughty.2 sylables

    • Sam -  April 16, 2015 - 2:34 pm

      Just for your information, a man can be a diva too.

      • BobboMax -  June 6, 2015 - 8:35 pm

        Wouldn’t a male diva be a “divo”?

  292. John Schumacher -  April 12, 2015 - 7:22 pm

    Cotinget- adj

    1. Not always true.
    2. Any argument that is not a tautology.

    • John Schumacher -  April 12, 2015 - 7:29 pm

      I spelt it wrong. It’s Cotingent. LOL

  293. Burt Smiley -  April 9, 2015 - 9:44 pm

    Nells: the marks your zipper makes when you catch your “Johnson” in it.

    • Violet Mamala -  April 11, 2015 - 11:10 am

      The mark your zipper makes is a snag pull or a zip rip or a zip ripper. This is what I think not what I know.

  294. Michael Houle -  April 8, 2015 - 7:04 pm

    Clifunk ( Cli-fuh-nkh) Meaning or opposing opposition to the forward position of power in the circumstance of eradicating the specific and fundamentals of species of a greater or balanced internment.

  295. Tim Hawk -  April 8, 2015 - 5:40 am

    I stumbled upon a word, I like using so much in the 4H industry, that I decided to campaign for the coining of it.

    clination: a presentation or clinic put on to teach others about a particular skill. Roping Clination, Barrel Racing Clination, Horsemanship Clination.

    What do you think?

    Similar to the word clinician, but use as more of a clinic or class presentation.


    • Noah -  April 9, 2015 - 9:00 am

      The word Bionexus, all life is connected.

      • Intelligence -  May 14, 2015 - 7:06 am

        I would use Bionexus, but could you be more descriptive than “all life connected”, so I can have the exact meaning.

        • Wman -  June 24, 2015 - 12:06 pm

          I think it means like the food chain and how all life is connected through that.

  296. Francisco J. Perez -  April 6, 2015 - 8:23 am

    I am a person who runs during my lunch so i have come up with a word to describe this activity:
    Runch; To run during the lunch hour.

  297. Raziel Flores -  April 2, 2015 - 6:55 am


    To become intensely engaged.

    “She was enrazzled by the conversation.”

    “The depth with which the author writes is enrazzling!”

    “He’s so focused! I can only describe that determined look, as enrazzlement.”

    • Adina -  April 22, 2015 - 8:30 am

      Your name is Raziel, like the archangel? :D So of course we need an “enrazzlement”… but what it really means is: “to finally discover what the Secret of God really is, which Ishtar was afraid to know at the time, and be totally amazed and never see the world in the same way again!”

      • A pseudonym -  April 24, 2015 - 1:47 pm

        That was such a bad pun I felt like impalling myself on the flaming sword of Uriel.

        Anyways, Raziel, how did you come up with ‘razzled’ to mean engaged. I’m genuinely curious.

        • Nom-de-plume -  May 26, 2015 - 4:40 am

          Looks to me like a combination of “Enraptured” and “Bedazzled”, but since they both already mean emphatic engagement/interest (bedazzled being to the point of starstruck) I’m not sure I’d go for razzled.