Susie Dent (Born 21 September 1967 in Woking, Surrey) is an English lexicographer, best known as the resident dictionary expert and adjudicator on Channel 4ís long-running game show Countdown. As of January 2009, she is the longest serving member of the current on-screen team, having first appeared on the show in 1992.
Dent was educated at the Marist Convent in Ascot. She subsequently studied Modern Languages at Somerville College, Oxford and German at Princeton University, USA, after which she worked as a language teacher in the United States and for a German publisher before going to work for the Oxford University Press (OUP). She now works as a writer and contributor to discussions of language issues and words in the news: the Language Corner column in the UK MSN Encarta online encyclopedia site is one of these.