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Question #6699 posted on 07/19/2004 4:02 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,
What is the process for a word to be entered in the Websters Dictionary? Can anyone submit a word? Who determines whether it is a word or not?

- Shakespeare

A: Dear Shakespeare,
It's a whole process, really.
See http://www.merriam-webster.com/help/faq/words_in.htm about how words are put into the dictionary, and http://www.merriam-webster.com/help/faq/addword.htm to learn how to add or delete words. http://www.merriam-webster.com/help/faq.htm is an interesting site.
- Duchess