The Macquarie Dictionary Eighth Edition is nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. An up-to-date account of our variety of English, it not only includes words and senses peculiar to Australian English, but also those common to the whole English-speaking world.
The Eighth Edition features:
- a comprehensive record of English as it is used in Australia today
- more than 3500 new entries such as algorithmic bias, cancel culture, deepfake, eco-anxiety, hygge, influencer, Me Too, ngangkari, single-use, social distancing
- thousands of updated entries to reflect changing perspectives relating to the environment, politics, technology and the internet
- illustrative phrases showing how a word is used in context
- words and phrases from regional Australia
- etymologies of words and phrases
- extensive usage notes
- foreword by Kim Scott, multi-award-winning novelist.
The Macquarie Dictionary was first published in print in 1981 and has been online since 2003. It contains the complete record of English as it is used in Australia, and is nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English.
The Macquarie Dictionary - Australia's national dictionary.
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