April 26th, 2013 / 1:50 am

What are your favorite dictionaries?


  1. Quincy Rhoads

      American Heritage is a personal fave.

  2. Bobby Dixon

      Concise OED app is pretty good.

      Google dictionary extension for chrome is useful too. You can highlight a word in a web page and it brings up a quick def.

  3. shaun gannon

      the devil’s dictionary

  4. Grant Maierhofer

      once a library sale had this book that served to enrich one’s vocab by offering the roots of words and what that implies then giving examples and shit and it seemed like the greatest dictionary-ish thing I’d ever seen and it was 75 cents and I was broke so I didn’t get it, I’ve called and emailed them to ask if I could dig through the sale boxes to find it and pay for it, no deal. lols

  5. guywatchingbowling

      Hash House Lingo by Jack Smiley

  6. Don

      Dictionaries I use:

      OED online/print (the best)
      whatever the dictionary application on Macs is
      Modern American Usage
      A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect (for Homeric Greek)
      LSJ (for Attic Greek)

  7. Jubal_the_rattie

      Pictorial Webster’s

  8. Brendan Connell

      Hirschfeld’s Consise Dictionary of Sexual Abberations

  9. reynard
  10. Natian Herstine

      At least six years ago somewhere on the internet I found this and have since coveted the book it came from:

      WOLF IN THE BREAST. An extraordinary mode of imposition, sometimes practised in the country by strolling women, who have the knack of counterfeiting extreme pain, pretending to have a small animal called a wolf in their breasts, which is continually gnawing them.

      Lexicon Balatronicum: A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence, 1811