content word

noun
con·​tent word | \ ˈkän-ˌtent- How to pronounce content word (audio) \

Definition of content word

: a word that primarily expresses lexical meaning — compare function word

First Known Use of content word

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Content word.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/content%20word. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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