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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
May 27, 2015
Go ahead and use emoji, meme, photobomb freely - they're in the dictionary
May 27, 2015 - 2:24pm