Add or Remove a Word from Google Chrome Dictionary

If you added a misspelled word to your Chrome’s list of customer words, you can delete 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.

How do we remove it if we no longer need that word in the dictionary or if we added a word by mistake?

Remove Words From Custom Dictionary

To undo or remove an accidentally added 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.

Add New Words

You can also add new words to this list from the following page:


Enter the new word in the “Add a new word” field and click “Add word“.

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

11 responses to “Add or Remove a Word from Google Chrome Dictionary”

  1. Kim Siever – Lethbridge, AB – Kim Siever is an independent queer journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news articles, focusing on politics and labour.

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

  2. This article is either way out of date or just plain wrong, at least for Mac anyway. There is no advanced option in settings let alone any of the other stuff that comes after it.

  3. Somehow I have added wrong spellings in browser’s dictionary. Now, I can’t remove. There is no proper documentation and chrome://settings/editDictionary does not work at all.

    1. Dinsan – Bangalore, India – Digital Minimalist & Content Developer. Drinks Tea and writes Stuff (mostly about Chromebooks). My views are mostly copied from others.

      Did you add the wrong spellings to Grammarly or any other similar app? If it is not in chrome://settings/editDictionary, check your extensions.

  4. Did anyone find a solution to this?

  5. Has anyone every discovered how to remove accidentally added misspelled words from the GMAIL dictionary, Windows OS, using Chrome browser?

  6. I found the Fix. In macOS, chrome will actually use the macOS Dictionary. It’s a simple fix.

    1.) Open Finder and navigate to ` ~/Library/Spelling` and open the `LocalDictionary` file and delete the words you added by accident.


    1. charlottedunn

      THANK YOU this worked perfectly

  7. There is no “Advanced” just Languages.

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