6 stable releases

Uses new Rust 2021

1.3.0 Jun 23, 2022
1.2.0 Jun 19, 2022
1.1.0 May 29, 2022

#510 in Command line utilities

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A CLI dictionary that uses the Free Dictionary API for its definitions


Simply run the command

wym <word>

where <word> is the word you want to define. Use wym --help for more detailed usage instructions


Through Cargo

First, ensure you have the latest stable rust version installed. Then, just run

cargo install whatyoumean

and you're all set!


Download the latest release from GitHub & move the executable to a directory on your PATH. Currently, only Windows binaries are distributed.

Windows Installer

Download & run the installer from the latest GitHub release. All necessary changes will be made by the installer.


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