Merriam-Webster Open Dictionary

 Posted by on 20 December 2005 at 3:26 pm  Uncategorized
Dec 202005

“Have you spotted a new word or a new sense for an old word that hasn’t made it into the dictionary yet? Well, here’s your chance to add your discovery (and its definition) to Merriam-Webster’s Open Dictionary“.

Some reader-submitted examples:

Snotcicle (verb) : a pendent mass of ice formed by the freezing of dripping snot

phonecrastinate (verb) : to put off answering the phone until caller ID displays the incoming name and number

scrax (noun) : the waxy coating that must be scratched off an instant lottery ticket

photostroller (noun) : Person who walks with camera ready to take photos.

e-nail (verb) : to expose yourself unwittingly, or to be exposed by another, by the forwarding of an e-mail containing personal comments to the person referred to in the message. One e-nails oneself most often by adding cc recipients to a long exchange, forgetting that the person added is referred to earlier in the exchange.

“Max e-nailed me when he cc’ed Sally on my message about her screw-up.”

(Via CarTalk radio show.)

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