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

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The first known use of spellchecker was in 1981

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“Spellchecker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spellchecker. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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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

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