Glamour vs. glamor

American English often ends words with -or where other varieties of English use ­-our—for example, labor–labour, humor–humour, and odor–odour—but this is not the case with glamour. While glamor does occasionally appear in American publications, glamour is about five times as common, and is considered the standard spelling.

As is normally the case with -our words, the u is dropped when forming derivatives such as glamorous and glamorize.

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