Wiktionary:Requests for deletion

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This page is for deletion requests, for when you think a page should be deleted. See our deletion rules for more information. Old requests can be found here.

Listing for deletion[change]

Start each deletion request with a link to the page (put the page name in brackets: [[like this]] = like this), then with your reason(s) the page should be deleted. Sign and date your deletion request automatically with ~~~~ (four tildes).

Quick deletion[change]

Remember to put {{delete|reason}} at the top of a page for quick deletion requests ("reason" should be replaced by your reason for the request):

This type of deletion request does not need to be listed on this page.

Regular deletion[change]

For regular requests, put {{delreq|reason}} at the top of a page, and list it here under "Deletion requests". That template will add this:

Not all deletion requests are listed here. There are probably more in Category:Deletion requests.

An example entry:

This entry is redundant, not notable, and all in all one that doesn't belong in a dictionary.  -- ~~~~
*'''Delete'''.  -- ~~~~

Voting on deletion requests[change]

If you wish to vote on a deletion, give your vote (delete, keep, move, comment, etc.), your reason(s), and your signature as above. One vote per username will be counted on each request. Creating a second account to vote more than once is called creating a sockpuppet. While you may create as many accounts as you want, the same person will not be allowed to vote more than once, even if he or she uses a different account. The same person may comment on a single request as much as he or she wishes.

Quick deletion requests[change]

This section is for pages that should be quickly deleted. Few pages belong in this section. If a page should be quickly deleted, putting {{delete}} at the top of the page is enough. Most pages should be discussed in the next section before being deleted. Only copyright violations, vandalism, etc. should be listed here.

Deletion requests[change]

Pages are deleted if there is no opposition to the request after 7 days

Memory Mining[change]

Memory mining as a phrase doesn't exist. It is not on Wiktionary and there is only one hit for this phrase on Google which doesn't make this a widely-used phrase. Pkbwcgs (talk) 13:15, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Deleted under A4. Thanks for all your help finding these pages. Hiàn (talk) 17:06, 12 January 2019 (UTC)


No quick deletion criteria applies here - word definitely exists but I can't see enough widespread usage for an entry like this to be within our scope. Hiàn (talk) 04:42, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Close as deleted after no objections. Hiàn (talk) 03:30, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Mahdi'ism and Mahdi'ist[change]

Suggest deleting these two. Questionable suitability for a dictionary (even enwikt does not have these terms). Hiàn (talk) 15:06, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

Agreed.--Brett (talk) 17:58, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
Mahdiism and Mahdiist should also be included in this request. Hiàn (talk) 18:00, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svgY Deleted. --Minorax (talk) 03:31, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

deobesify & deobesification[change]

I'm inclined to delete this two. Deleted on en.wikt as an invented word. --Minorax (talk) 04:49, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Delete Not a real word. Thought about rfd'ing it myself, but preferred not to with my small experience here. Naleksuh (talk) 08:25, 25 May 2020 (UTC)


Can't find the use or definition for this. Suggest deleting it. --Minorax (talk) 05:36, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Requires a lot of cleanup, seems like something from urban dictionary. Is deserving of an article (albeit at rickroll and not Rickroll, but I believe it should be Deleted in its current state). Naleksuh (talk) 08:27, 25 May 2020 (UTC)