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WORD GAMES

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CROSSWORD PUZZLE & SOLVER

Daily puzzles that are always free.

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EXPAND YOUR VOCABULARY

Internet culture can be pretty weird. Here are some of those cultural phenomenons you may not know about 🤔

  1. rules of the internet

    Rules of the internet refers to a humorous list of u…

  2. ASMR

    Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a cal…

  3. Tumblr girl

    Tumblr girls are considered attractive, are interest…

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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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CAN YOU GUESS WHAT THESE CHRISTMAS CAROL WORDS MEAN?

Like many of us, these contestants have no idea what figgy pudding or many other words from Christmas carols actually mean. Contestants ... you're up.

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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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