spellchecker

noun
spell·​check·​er | \ ˈspel-ˌche-kər How to pronounce spellchecker (audio) \
variants: or spell-checker
plural spellcheckers or spell-checkers

Definition of spellchecker

: a computer program or function (as in a word processor) that identifies possible misspellings in a block of text by comparing the text with a database of accepted spellings

called also spell-check, spelling checker

First Known Use of spellchecker

1981, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about spellchecker

Statistics for spellchecker

Last Updated

23 Apr 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for spellchecker

The first known use of spellchecker was in 1981

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for spellchecker

spell-checker

noun
spell-check·​er | \ ˈspel-ˌche-kər\

Kids Definition of spell-checker

: a computer program that shows the user any words that might be incorrectly spelled

Comments on spellchecker

What made you want to look up spellchecker? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to affect and impair by alcohol or a drug

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!