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  • Make Your Words Matter - TEXT100 and TEDx

    Nov 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

    Yesterday the Macquarie Dictionary team attended the Text100 event at the Botanical Gardens in Sydney to discuss all things words in 2017, in line with the theme: Make Your Words Matter. The four panellists included our very own Susan Butler, long time Editor of the Macquarie Dictionary; Aedhmar Hyn...

  • Word wranglers: Meet the team behind the Macquarie Dictionary

    Jul 01, 2017 | 0 Comments


    Darryn King dropped by the office to have a chat with our editorial team about what goes on behind the scenes. 

    Read the full article | The Monthly, July 2017

    Note: This article is behind The Monthly's paywall.


  • What does Donald Trump’s 'covfefe' mean?

    Jun 01, 2017 | 3 Comments

    Senior Editor Victoria Morgan chats with ABC Radio

    Fitspo, bromance. The world is full of made up words but this is a new one - Covfefe. Last night US President, Donald Trump, tweeted “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”. So what does it mean?

    Victoria Morgan, editor of the Macquarie Dictionary, speaks to Raf Epstein.

  • Macquarie Dictionary launches new online resource

    Apr 03, 2017 | 1 Comment

    Announcing Macquarie Dictionary's new online student resource! We have expanded our extensive online offerings to include a dictionary and thesaurus compiled specifically for students.

    You can get a free 30-day individual trial or contact us to subscribe for your school. Read more...

  • Seventh Edition Foreword by Kate Grenville

    Mar 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

    The Macquarie Dictionary is proud to have international award-winning Australian author, Kate Grenville pen the foreword for the the Seventh Edition. You can get your copy of the Macquarie Dictionary Seventh Edition here or wherever good books are sold. Read more...

  • Macquarie Dictionary Seventh Edition out now!

    Mar 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

    The Seventh Edition of the Macquarie Dictionary is here. It's a beautifully packaged, incredibly useful work for anyone who yearns to know more about the Australian English language. You can get your copy of the Macquarie Dictionary Seventh Edition here or wherever good books are sold. Read more...

  • 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!


  • 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