Did you know?

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

pink-slip - 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.

verb American
Related words
  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    be/get pink-slipped if you are pink-slipped, your employer does not need you anymore

    Over 200 workers have been pink-slipped.

    Submitted by Caleb Judy from United States on 09/07/2016


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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