Under macOS 10.14.4, I've enabled the following dictionaries:

Yet, when I hid ⌃⌘D, I get the results as follows:

I would expect the results to show only American English dictionaries, and not British English.

  • I'm happy with British English :)
    – Solar Mike
    Apr 11, 2019 at 15:55

1 Answer 1


This seems to be a bug that appears when you're switching languages. I know I had switched from British to American English at some point before.

What you have to do is:

  • Open Dictionary.app
  • Go to Preferences
  • Uncheck all dictionaries
  • Enable the ones that you need

Now the order is correct, and the British dictionary entries are gone from the results.

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