Macmillan Open Dictionary

Open dictionary submission flowchart

Besides its regular dictionary and thesaurus, Macmillan maintains an Open Dictionary:

The Open Dictionary is Macmillan’s crowdsourced dictionary, where you can suggest new words and expressions for us to add. The Open Dictionary started in 2009, and since then more than 4000 new words and phrases have been added. About half of these new words have been “promoted” to become full entries in the Macmillan Dictionary.

Anyone can suggest an addition to the dictionary. The most recent additions include:

  • neutrophil
  • take heed
  • chthonic
  • musk ox
  • belittler
  • fluter
  • 996
  • horseshoe kidney
  • kippa
  • fan service
  • slow walk
  • photoshopped