Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

feartie - definition and synonyms


What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a Scottish word meaning someone who is scared without good reason; a scaredy-cat

    With all the inevitability of a Greek tragedy, the Fifeshire feartie was consumed by his one flaw.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 22/08/2014


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play