[ spel-chek ]
/ ˈspɛlˌtʃɛk /

verb (used with object)

to process (a document) with a spell checker; check the spelling of.

noun Also spell check.

a check for misspellings by using a spell checker.

Nearby words

  1. spelk,
  2. spell,
  3. spell check,
  4. spell checker,
  5. spell out,
  6. spell-checker,
  7. spellbind,
  8. spellbinder,
  9. spellbinding,
  10. spellbound

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Word Origin and History for spell check

spell check


"to use a computer's spell checker application on a document," by 1985. The applications themselves date to the late 1970s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper