Contests & Promotions

  1. Wednesday Winner: Milquetoast

    Today’s Word of the Day was submitted to us by Luke of Westminster, Maryland. Luke chose milquetoast because the word and origin are unique. He states that the word “sounds like two breakfast-related words, but is really a useful adjective to describe more people than one would realize.” Milquetoast means “a very timid, unassertive person, especially one who is easily intimidated.” Submit your favorite word here and it …

  2. Wednesday Winner: Lexicographer

    Today’s Word of the Day was submitted to us by Eric of Bronx, New York and Fidelis A. of Den Haag, Netherlands. Fidelis chose lexicographer because “many people don’t know the meaning of this word.” As a dictionary, we thought this was a great word to showcase to our users! Lexicographer means “a writer, editor, or compiler of a dictionary.” Submit your favorite word here and it could …

  3. Wednesday Winner: Propinquity

    Today’s Word of the Day was submitted to us by several people, many of whom said they love its pronunciation. Riana V. of Mullumbinby, Australia chose propinquity because she likes “the way it feels to say it.” Lisa K. of Columbia, CT said she learned the word 30 years ago and hasn’t forgotten it since! Propinquity means “affinity of nature; similarity.” Submit your favorite word here and it …

  4. Wednesday Winner: Uxorious

    Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by Iqbal SR of New Delhi, India because it was a rare word.  Uxorious means “doting upon, foolishly fond of, or affectionately submissive toward one’s wife.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections! What a fun word of the day. Thanks @dictionarycom pic.twitter.com/ggdcxSq0pR — Dabrielle Union (@anaya_papaya) November …

  5. Wednesday Winner: Slugabed

    Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by Nat A. of Pompton Plains, NJ who challenged the word when his wife used it. She confirmed the word’s validity by showing it to him in a dictionary. Slugabed means “a lazy person who stays in bed long after the usual time for arising.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word …

  6. Wednesday Winner: Magnanimous

    Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by John D. of Mississauga, Canada who chose the word because “it’s an act of benevolence.” Magnanimous means “proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections!

  7. Wednesday Winner: Coriaceous

    Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by Jan of Todos Santos, Mexico who had no idea what it meant when she first came across it. Coriaceous  means “of or like leather.” Do you own anything that is coriaceous? Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections!

  8. Wednesday Winner: Jotunheim

    Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by Patty W. of S. Carolina who said she likes the way it sounds. Jotunheim  means “the outer world, or realm of giants.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections! I’d expect to see @twhiddleston & @chrishemsworth in Jotunheim! Love this Word of the Day. https://t.co/WXcrT4w4tF — Elizabeth …

  9. Wednesday Winner: Kakistocracy

    Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by Kenn A. of Bayside, NY who said, “International and domestic current events can lead one to believe that many nations are ruled by incompetent fools.” Kakistocracy  means “a form of government in which the worst persons are in power.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections! VERY …

  10. Wednesday Winner: Obstreperous

    Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by a few people including Donna S. of Bossier City, LA who said, “I find it interesting and it is a word I find myself using related to my children and my spouse.” Annette C. of Eagle Bay, NY and Charles H. of Silver Creek GA both said obstreperous is rarely used. Samuel A. of Lagos, Nigeria likes …

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