I'm creating an educational game that teaches English words and I wanted to call it: "The Word Hunter". But there's a famous book named Word Hunters and I don't want to have any copyright problem so I decided to go with "The Words Hunters" (yeah, my brain hurts XD).

Is the use of the plural "words" correct in this title?

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    I agree with the answer. But I can think of several variations: The Hunters of Words, Hunting Words, The Word Seekers, The Word Sleuths, The Word Stalkers. I could go on . . . ;) – Jason Bassford May 12 '18 at 7:23
  • Thank you! Great options indeed. Hunting Words and The Word Sleuths sound perfect! You will receive proper credit for it XD. Greetings. – Diego May 12 '18 at 11:01
  • Possible duplicate of When are attributive nouns plural? – AmE speaker May 13 '18 at 6:26

Generally, no.

The word words is an attributive noun, which functions as an adjective. Adjectives in English are not inflected for number, so even if you are hunting more than one word, Words in your title should be singular.

There are many examples: window cleaner and dog catcher come to mind immediately; and even things like trouser press and scissor jump where the attributive noun is usually plural only use them in the singular.

That said, it's your title.

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