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Here are the stories of some spooky words!

A ghost word is a word that doesn’t really exist that is listed in reference work. Merriam-Webster confesses below to how D or d became Dord in the Merriam-Webster 2nd edition.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/video/ghost-word

Then find out more ghost words, courtesy of Grammarly.

A word that most people might take to be a ghost word, but isn’t, is spoopy. It means something meant to be scary, but honestly kind of cute instead. Think of a dog in a ghost costume.

Merriam-Webster also shares the origin of some more seriously spooky words.

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