If you have a word that you’d like to see in the dictionary, now is your chance! Collins are offering daily prizes for the best new words they receive. Here's how you can get involved...
We’ve all had them: those words and phrases that mean the world to us. They’re passed around our friends, providing meaning, sense and clarity where before there was only confusion. But there was never any way of making these words official, of sharing them with a world that we knew needed them so desperately.
We’ve all seen these words come and go, but what if we could capture them? What if there was a way to record them alongside other words, somewhere authoritative, somewhere prestigious…
Welcome to collinsdictionary.com
This is where you can submit any word that you think should be in the dictionary. Your word will then go through an editorial evaluation. If it’s accepted your word will be published on collinsdictionary.com within a few weeks, and your name will appear on the definition page where you will be recorded forever as the submitter of the word.
This is an exciting time for anyone who wants to participate in the evolution of the English language, and to celebrate this we’re giving away a prize a day between 17th July and 31st August 2012. When you submit a word you’ll automatically be entered into a draw to win our prize of day, so see how many words you can think of to be in with a better chance of winning. Find out what today's prize is.
Here are some hilarious (and very silly) new definitions
from BBC Radio 4's 'Have I Got News For You' team to whet your appetite, and here's where you can find more information and enter the competition!