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  • The People's Choice for Word of the Year 2016 goes to...

    Feb 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

    The People's Choice Word of the Year 2016 goes to halal snack pack! Honorable mentions go to alt-right and fake news. Read more...


  • The Committee's Choice for Word of the Year 2016 goes to...

    Jan 25, 2017 | 11 Comments

    The Committee's Choice for the 2016 word of the Year goes to fake news. Honourable mentions go to enby and halal snack pack.

    Do you agree or disagree with the Committee? Have your say and vote now!

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  • Macquarie Dictionary Word of the Year 2016 in the news

    Jan 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

    A collection of some media coverage of Word of the Year 2016.


  • Ideas Factory: How do we fix misuse of the English language?

    Sep 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

    Susan Butler, the Editor of the Macquarie Dictionary joins Neil Mitchell on 3AW to talk about how and whether one can, fix misuse of language in English.

    How do we fix misuse of the English language? | 3AW | 15 Sept 2016


  • Teacher's dictionary

    Aug 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

    Join the editors of the Macquarie Dictionary as they talk through some key educational terms relevant to Australian schools, students and educators in collaboration with Teacher Magazine.

    Teacher's dictionary | Teacher Magazine | 01 Aug 2016


  • The People's Choice Award for Word of the Year 2015 goes to...

    Feb 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

    This is a first   the people and the Committee have agreed that captain’s call is the Word of the Year. Clearly this term has resonated with Australians, possibly because it touches on two of our national passions – cricket and politics – and so has been nominated as the most valuable contribution to Australian English in 2015. –SUSAN BUTLER, THE EDITOR

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  • Susan Butler on Studio Ten talking about the origins of Australian sayings

    Jan 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

    Susan Butler, the Editor of the Macquarie Dictionary joins Studio Ten to talk about where some of our most iconic Aussie sayings come from.

    Origins of Aussie Sayings | Studio Ten | 26 Jan 2016


  • Word of the Year in the news

    Jan 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

    A collection of some media coverage of Word of the Year 2015. Read more...


  • The Committee's Choice for Word of the Year 2015 goes to...

    Jan 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

    The Committee's Choice for Word of the Year 2015 goes to...captain's call.  

    Honourable mentions to go lumbersexual and deso.

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  • Environment images in the dictionary

    Jan 07, 2016 | 1 Comment

    Photos taken as part of the OzPic project will be added to the online dictionary

    Last year, Macquarie Dictionary and ABC Local Radio launched OzPic: Picturing the Australian Environment, a joint project which aimed to uncover some of the words we use to describe the Australian environment and to supplement the definition given in the dictionary with a photograph. Read more...


  • Susan Butler on The Booktopia Podcast

    Jan 04, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Susan Butler and Andrew talk about collecting new words like ‘amazeballs’, the role of the dictionary in today’s world, and whether ‘agreeance’ is actually a word. Sue also mentions some new words that will be in Word of the Year 2015.

    Sue Butler - Editor of the Macquarie Dictionary | Andrew Cattanach | The Booktopia Podcast