A Word for the Dictionaries: "Unconference"

Michael Quinion wordseditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Sun Feb 3 12:32:15 UTC 2013

Fred Shapiro wrote

> The word "unconference" is defined by Wikipedia as "a participant-driven
> meeting."  It gets 3,200,000 hits in Google, but is not in OED nor
> Merriam-Webster.

See also http://www.worldwidewords.org/turnsofphrase/tp-unc1.htm in which
I trace it to Usenet in 1993. I think the Wiktionary 1973 example is in a
different sense.

Michael Quinion
Editor, World Wide Words
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