content word

noun

con·​tent word ˈkän-ˌtent- How to pronounce content word (audio)
: a word that primarily expresses lexical meaning compare function word

Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of content word was in 1940

Dictionary Entries Near content word

Cite this Entry

“Content word.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/content%20word. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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