Did you know?

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

addaword.gifdefinition of airbrush

verb
1
to change sth so it appears better than it really is, just as an airbrush is used to make people in photos look thinner, more perfect etc
This sort of comment, in which a person manages to broadcast their achievements but airbrushes them with a touch of modesty, is something that we’re all guilty of from time to time.
2
to airbrush sb out of sth: to remove published references to a person or event in an attempt to make people think the person wasn't there, the event didn't happen etc
The Northern Ireland conflict has been airbrushed out of history.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/04/2012 12:19:00
Definition of airbrush from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

BuzzWord Article

Blog

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

Word of the Day

alms

money, food, or clothes given to poor people