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How to Remove a Word from Chrome’s User Dictionary

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If you added a misspelled word to your Chrome’s list of customer words, you can remove them. This article explains how to remove such words from Chrome’s user dictionary.

Google Chrome Custom Dictionary

Google Chrome has a default spell checker to help you keep your writing error-free. You can customize this dictionary by adding new words.

When Chrome spell checker marks a word incorrect, right-click and choose “Add to dictionary” to add it. The next time you type this word, Chrome will not mark it incorrect.

Now, how do we remove if we no longer need that word in the dictionary or if we added a word by mistake?

Remove Words From Custom Dictionary

Remove Words from Chrome's User Dictionary

To remove a word from Chrome’s custom words dictionary:

  1. Go to Settings > Advanced > Languages > Manage spell check. You can also open a new tab and go to chrome://settings/editDictionary to go to this page.
  2. Under Custom words, find the word that you want to remove.
  3. Click the X icon next to the word to remove it.
Google custom words dictionary

Add New Words

You can add new words to this list from the chrome://settings/editDictionary page too. Enter the new word in the “Add a new word” field and click “Add word“.

If you have followup questions, let us know in the comments section and we will update the article with additional information.


3 responses to “How to Remove a Word from Chrome’s User Dictionary”

  1. I don’t have a “customize spell check” option. Just “Basic spell check” and “Enhanced spell check”.

    1. how did you get to that tho

    2. Anonymous Person Avatar
      Anonymous Person

      Yeah me too! I accidentally saved a word with a typo, and so text editing is gonna be harder…


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