neologism [nee-ol-uh-jiz-uhm] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||buzz word, coinage, neology, new phrase, slang, synthetic word, vogue word|
|Notes:||a nonce word is one that has been coined or borrowed for a particular occasion and is unlikely to become standard in the language; a neologism is a 'new word' in the language|
|Category:||2. Conventional Means; Language Generally|
neology, neologism; newfangled expression; caconym; barbarism; archaism, black letter, monkish Latin; corruption, missaying, antiphrasis., paronomasia, play upon words; word play (wit); double-entendre (ambiguity) [more]; palindrome, paragram, clinch; abuse of language, abuse of terms., dialect, brogue, patois, provincialism, broken English, lingua fraca; Anglicism, Briticism, Gallicism, Scotticism, Hibernicism; Americanism; Gypsy lingo, Romany, pigeon English; Volapuk, Chinook, Esperanto, Hindustani, kitchen Kaffir., dog Latin, macaronics, gibberish; confusion of tongues, Babel; jargon; babu English, chi-chi., colloquialism (figure of speech); byword; technicality, lingo, slang, cant, argot, St. Gile's Greek, thieves' Latin, peddler's French, flash tongue, Billingsgate, Wall Street slang., pseudology., pseudonym (misnomer); Mr. So-and-so; wha d'ye call 'em, whatchacallim, what's his name; thingummy, thingumbob; je ne sais quoi., neologist, coiner of words.
coin words; Americanize, Anglicize.
neologic, neological; archaic; obsolete (old); colloquial; Anglice.
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