Contests & Promotions

  1. 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!

  2. 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 …

  3. 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 …

  4. 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 …

  5. Wednesday Winner: Alexithymia

    Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by Abdulmalik O. from Baltimore, Maryland who said, “It almost completely describes me and I know others that feel the same way.” Alexithymia means “difficulty in experiencing,expressing, and describing emotional responses.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections! Whoever chose the @dictionarycom #wordoftheday was reading my tweets this morning. pic.twitter.com/H7BH6VBVRL — Case of Dillas (@SeanLukeGrady) …

  6. Wednesday Winner: Birling

    Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by Robert B. from St. Catharines, Canada. Birling means “a game played by lumberjacks, in which each tries to balance longest on a floating log while rotating the log with the feet.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections! My inner child is now at peace, knowing what the …

  7. Wednesday Winner: Snickersnee

    Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by Bill L. from Milford, DE who learned it from his coworker. Snickersnee means  “a knife, especially one used as a weapon.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections!   Sounds more like a laughing, sneezing snack food than a weapon #WordOfTheDay – snickersnee: http://t.co/lDQgDnbDcp @dictionarycom — Jeremy …

  8. Wednesday Winner: Crackerjack

    Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by Meredith Walker on behalf of Smart Girls in honor of Amy Poehler’s birthday! Smart Girls was founded by Amy Poehler and Meredith Walker to help young people to cultivate their authentic selves. Meredith explains why she chose crackerjack for Amy’s birthday: I chose the word crackerjack  for Amy’s birthday because she is a crackerjack. At being a mom. At being a …

  9. Wednesday Winner: Fata Morgana

    Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by Goldie L. from Kailua-Kona, HI because it’s  “very seldom used.” Fata Morgana means “a mirage of consisting multiple images, as of cliffs and buildings, that are distorted and magnified to resemble elaborate castles.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections! Can’t imagine using it, but I like it! “WoD …

  10. Wednesday Winner: Absquatulate

    Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by a few people for a variety of reasons. Rheanna B. of Montana said the pronunciation was “quite funny”, while Jasreen G. of Malaysia thought it sounds “serious and sudden.” Ivan D. of Kansas City remembered it from a talk show many years ago while Marty H. in Washington liked the word after reading it in a World War …

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