I am trying to find my posts whose titles contain *idiom*, where "*" means any characters, such as 'Is it idiomatic to say “grammatical and idiomatic”?'

I've tried user:109190 title:idiom*, user:109190 title:*idiom*, user:109190 title:%idiom%, none worked.

Could someone please give a hint?

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The title: search operator doesn't support wildcards, so what you want is not possible: Allow wildcard in title search

At least not with the regular site search; fortunately, we have the Stack Exchange Data Explorer which supports queries like this one:

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  • Perhaps mention that the results can be up to a week out of date, as the underlying database is updated weekly (last time I checked). So this works well for historical searches, but not so great for real-time investigation of recent activity.
    – tripleee
    Mar 31, 2020 at 5:00
  • For real-time search guess you could look at the demo box near the bottom of api.stackexchange.com/docs/… but ... some programming required.
    – tripleee
    Mar 31, 2020 at 5:25

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