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WORD OF THE DAY

Build your vocabulary with new words, definitions, and origin stories every day of the week.

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WORD GAMES

Flex your word muscles, and improve your language skills with a bit of fun.

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REMEMBER 6TH GRADE VOCAB? TEST YOURSELF!

It's more challenging than you'd think!

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CROSSWORD PUZZLE & SOLVER

Daily puzzles that are always free.

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QUIZ YOUR DAY AWAY

Can you conquer these word quizzes?

  1. Commonly Misspelled Words

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    Head back to middle school for some wordplay.

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LEARN ABOUT THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Learn more with the stories we've written about our words, the origins of our language, and the nuances that make English complicated and so unique.

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WHERE DID CANCEL CULTURE COME FROM?

What is cancel culture, and what does it mean to be canceled?

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SLANG, EMOJI, & MORE NEW WORDS

In Dictionary.com's modern language section, we're constantly documenting the meanings of slang, emoji, and new words as soon as you all start saying them.

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SLANG DICTIONARY

The ultimate slang dictionary for words you don’t know, don’t understand, or don’t want to know.

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EMOJI DICTIONARY

A guide for how to use popular emoji (beware: the meanings are always changing!).

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GENDER & SEXUALITY DICTIONARY

Identity is fluid, and so is the language around it.

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