Definition of ghost word in English:

ghost word

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noun

A word recorded in a dictionary or other reference work which is not actually used.
More example sentences
  • Why not just remove the ghost words if they're not actually content that the dictionary cares to have in it?
  • There is a very common ghost word that became well established in our language - a ghost name, to be more accurate.
  • One of the most exotic of linguistic phenomena, the ghost word, has accidentally acquired a sexual application.

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Pronunciation: ˈflɪp(ə)nt
adjective
not showing a serious or respectful attitude