ANSWER: According to Grammarly, ghost words are non-existent words that have no meanings. These words only exist because of printing errors committed in the process of manufacturing dictionaries.
According to Grammarly, an example of a ghost word is “dord”; a word that erroneously “appeared in the dictionary for eight years in the mid-20th century.”
ANSWER: According to the website Shakespeare Online, Shakespeare invented over 1,700 words.
Some of the words he coined are: swagger, academe, barefaced, compromise, frugal, skim milk, gust, impartial, blushing, courtship, eyeball, obsequiously, moonbeam, mountaineer, marketable, gloomy, equivocal, elbow, cold-blooded, buzzer, excitement, lackluster, radiance, fixture, circumstantial, hobnob, majestic, champion, birthplace, zany, gossip, bandit, luggage, blanket.
ANSWER: According to Grammarly, a new word is added into the dictionary every two hours. The grammar source states that, “During the course of the year, almost 4,000 new words are added.”
WOW! How’s that for dictionary building? Who can keep up with that?