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Collins Dictionary Announces First List of Crowdsourced Words

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After opening up its online dictionary to public suggestions in July, leading British publisher Collins today announced that it has approved its first batch of 86 new crowdsourced words and definitions.More than 4,400 words have been submitted so far through, which will be updated once a month with the best user suggestions.

Examples of other new words and definitions include:

- bashtag: a Twitter hashtag that is used for critical and abusive comments
- crowdfunding: the funding of a project by a large number of supporters who each contribute a small amount


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