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neologism Explained

neologism at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1800, from Fr. n?ologisme, from neo- + logos "word." ///

neologism at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] formal [Date: 1800-1900; Language: French; Origin: neologisme, from Greek neo- ( NEO-) + - logos 'word']// a new word or expression, or a word used with a new meaning// coinage//

neologism at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "neologism":
Young Turk, arriviste, blend, breakthrough, bright young man,
coinage, comer, discovery, fledgling, ghost word, innovation,
introduction, invention, leap, modern, modern generation,
modern man, modernist, modernizer, neologist, neology, neonate,
neoteric, neoterism, neoterist, new generation, new man, new phase,
new sense, new word, newfangled expression, nonce word,
nouveau riche, novelty, novus homo, parvenu, portmanteau word,
rising generation, stripling, upstart

neologism at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Neologism): neologism, newfangled expression, nonce expression.

neologism at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(formal) a new word or expression or a new meaning of a word

Neologism at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Neologism \Ne*ol"o*gism\, n. [Cf. F. n['e]ologisme.]
1. The introduction of new words, or the use of old words in
a new sense. --Mrs. Browning.

2. A new word, phrase, or expression.

3. A new doctrine; specifically, rationalism.

neologism at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a newly invented word or phrase [syn: {neology}, {coinage}]
2: the act of inventing a word or phrase [syn: {neology}, {coinage}]

neologism at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: selfref » See also Category: Wiktionary:Neologisms -


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From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » néologisme|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » sc=polytonic|νέος||new|lang=grc + Inter: term » sc=polytonic|λόγος||tr=logos|word|lang=grc.


Inter: en-noun » s|-
  • Inter: linguistic » s A word or phrase which has recently been coined; a new word or phrase.
    1. Inter: linguistic » s Inter: uncountabl » e The act or instance of coining, or uttering a new word.
    2. Inter: psychiatr » y The newly coined, meaningless words or phrases of someone with a psychosis, usually schizophrenia.

      Usage notes

      For a word to be no longer considered new, it needs to be understood by a significant portion of the population as having always been a valid word. For that to occur the word must have been in common use for approximately one generation — fifteen to twenty years — but there is no universally accepted measure.


      * coinage


      * paleologism

      Derived terms

      * diffused neologism

  • stable neologism

    Related terms

    * neologize
  • neologizer
  • neology

    See also

    * protologism
  • vogue words
  • Category: :Category:English neologisms -


    Inter: trans-top » recently coined word
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|مولدة|f|tr=muwallada
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|neologisme|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|新詞語|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|新词语|tr=xīncíyǔ|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|新詞|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|新词|tr=xīncí|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|novotvar|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|neologisme|n
  • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|neologismo
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|nýggjyrði|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|uudismuodoste
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|néologisme|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Neologismus|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|νεολογισμός|m|tr=neologismós
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|neologizmus, Inter: t- » hu|szóújítás

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|neologismo|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|新語|tr=しんご, shingo, Inter: t- » ja|新造語|tr=しんぞうご, shinzōgo, Inter: t+ » ja|造語|tr=ぞうご, zōgo
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|신어|tr=sineo|sc=Hang (Inter: t+ » ko|新語|sc=Hani), Inter: t+ » ko|신조어|tr=sinjoeo|sc=Hang (Inter: t+ » ko|新造語|sc=Hani)
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|neologismus|m
    • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|noa-ockle|m
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|neologisme|m, Inter: t- » no|nyord|n
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|neologizm|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|neologismo|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|neologism|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|неологизм|m|tr=neologízm
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|neologizam|m, Inter: t- » sh|novotvorenica|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|neologismo|m
    • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|yenici deyim

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » instance of coinage
    • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|توليد|m|tr=tawlîd

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » schizophrenic meaningless word
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|νεολογισμός|m|tr=neologismós

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|neologisme|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style. Bryan A. Garner. Oxford University Press, 2000. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. 21 June 2006
    • The American Heritage® Stedmans Medical Dictionary'' Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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      * Neologisms in Journalistic Text

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