What happens next?
Macmillan will add your word within the next seven days.
If it doesn't appear, maybe it's because:
- it is already in the Open Dictionary or Macmillan Dictionary. Check through the entries to make sure your word is not already there.
- we couldn't find any independent evidence for your word being in common use. This is important, and it means you can't make a word up in order to enter it, and it can't be a word used exclusively by you and your inner circle.
We reserve the right not to publish submissions that may cause widespread offence.
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