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March 7, 2018
Aaron Peckham, who started the online site Urban Dictionary in 1999 as a college student, in Palo Alto, Calif., May 14, 2013. Courts are looking to Urban Dictionary, a crowd sourced website, as one way to define words on which a legal case may turn. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times/Copyright 2018/New York Times)
Congratulations everybody, 'dumpster fire' is now a dictionary entry, and here's why
March 7, 2018 - 11:00am
December 19, 2017
Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is a word nobody actually uses
December 19, 2017 - 11:15am
February 7, 2017
Merriam-Webster's website.
If you ghost do you throw shade? U.S. dictionary adds new words
February 7, 2017 - 10:28am
December 19, 2016
Photo illustration by Ross Torgerson
'Surreal' declared Merriam-Webster's 2016 word of the year
December 19, 2016 - 4:17pm
December 27, 2012
Seth Tupper
TUPPER: More words, meanings and whatnot
December 27, 2012 - 6:56pm
March 7, 2012
Editor Joan Houston Hall holds the final volume of the newly completed Dictionary of American Regional English in her office in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo)
Dictionary covers regional vocabulary from A to Z
March 7, 2012 - 6:29am