Make Your Editor Cry: Domino (Awkward Plural)

Make Your Editor Cry: Domino (Awkward Plural)

BLUF: (Bottom Line Up Front)
The plural of domino is dominoes or dominos.

domino: a flat rectangular block (as of wood or plastic) whose face is divided into two equal parts that are blank or bear usually from one to six dots arranged as on dice faces

The singular of domino is domino. The plural of domino is rightly dominoes or less commonly and in my opinion wrongly dominos without the additional -e. I believe the -e has been dropped in recent years due to the prominence of Domino’s pizza.

The noun domino conforms to the standard rules for forming the plurals of nouns in English.

European-style dominoes are traditionally made of ivory.
Dominoes is played at a professional level, similar to poker.

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