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Don't be pusillanimous — use one of these words the next time you want to sound smart.
American idioms can be colorful, and confusing to visitors from abroad. These American phrases leave some people completely stumped.
People struggled to pronounce the names of celebrities such as soccer captain Megan Rapinoe, activist Greta Thunberg, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Want to be a better-informed patient? We compiled a list of the code words a nurse would use and exactly what they mean.
The Oxford English Dictionary adds new words on a regular basis to reflect new cultural phenomena, but some of these words are just unbelievable.
In a decade that saw a massive expansion in social media, slang is spreading faster than ever. Here are our favorite slang words from the 2010s.
Every year since 1990, the American Dialect Society holds "the Super Bowl of linguistics" to crown the word that defined the year.
Even if you consider yourself a walking dictionary, there's always room for a few more great words in your vocabulary — especially these 15 terms that people should really be using way more often.
Today is National Dictionary Day — here are the 10 most confusing words in the English language, according to Merriam-Webster
The most-looked up words in the Merriam-Webster's dictionary give us a peek into the most confusing words in the English language.
These all-too-common mistakes stem from confusion over when to use which word or phrase: fewer vs. less, it's vs. its, and then vs. than.