Urban Dictionary Content Guidelines

Urban Dictionary is made by a community of millions: you! It’s where you can share internet-isms, the newest in pop culture, or any hyper-local language you love. We are committed to helping people speak for themselves, and we have few guidelines to help make that happen.

  • Write for a large audience. New definitions are approved by the Urban Dictionary community, so use words, names, and examples that other people will understand and recognize.

  • Share definitions that are real and relevant. Inside jokes and made-up words are likely to be rejected. Share things that you’ve heard elsewhere or you regularly use in conversation.

  • Keep personal information out. Keep personal information like addresses, emails, and phone numbers out of Urban Dictionary. Never include the last names of non-celebrities.

  • Don’t post hate speech. We have a zero tolerance policy for definitions that include hate speech, bullying, or statements meant to discriminate or incite violence against others.

  • Ask yourself: “Will I still want this published on the internet tomorrow?” We know that many definitions are added by friends and in the spur of the moment. Sure, the internet moves fast, but make sure you’re adding something that feels true and important enough to share publicly and document forever.

These guidelines may change over time and any content or user that violates them is subject to removal from Urban Dictionary. If you notice anything on Urban Dictionary that goes against these guidelines, please flag it for community review. You can also contact us with any questions here.