I'm Jane Solomon, a lexicographer based in Oakland, California. I spend my days writing definitions and working on various projects for Dictionary.com. I'm a coauthor of "Among the New Words," a quarterly article in the journal American Speech. I'm on the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, the group that decides what new emoji will pop up on our devices. My twin sister is also a lexicographer.


I'm currently writing a children's book called The Dictionary of Difficult Words, out spring 2019 with Quarto Kids. If you'd like to be notified when the book comes out, sign up for my mailing list!


Emoji Art

🌈🌞 Emoji Sky 🌚💫, an emoji sky generator made on Glitch

🍃Emoji Influencer 🍃💁🏻‍♀️🌿🍃, an Insta influencer who leads a fabulous life and just happens to be an emoji

Selected articles and Talks

"How 'Millennial' Got Skunked," Boston Globe

"Of Lookups, Trending Words, and Emoji," keynote talk from eLex 2017