What to nominate
Any interesting English word or phrase that appears in Wiktionary may be nominated for WOTD, including both rare and exotic terms and terms that are used in everyday conversation.
Before nominating a word, you might want to look through our
index of past Words of the Day and at the word’s page itself to make sure it (or a variation of it) hasn't already been featured.
Also keep in mind that featured words are chosen to reflect a variety of:
- parts of speech — Nouns, verbs and adjectives should appear more or less equally, but we also need good adverbs, idioms, set phrases and the like.
- languages of origin — Many English words derive ultimately from Latin or Greek precursors, but English has borrowed from, and styled itself after, many other languages, so try to mix it up a bit.
- initial letters — Not all interesting words start with J, K, Q or Z.