neologism neologism

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a newly invented word or phrase
  2. (n) the act of inventing a word or phrase

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Websters was quick to add the neologism 'slumdog' to its database. It was coined by Boyle for his movie 'Slumdog Millionaire'.
  2. Inside every neologism hides a slight shift of our world view, of a subtle cultural change.
  3. Derek often peppers his speeches with coined neologisms and the public love him for it.

News

  • Before You Can Manage Big Data, You Must First Understand It

    Big data is like Moneyball for geeks. The term itself is so innately exciting that it made the leap from neologism to buzzword in a heartbeat. Mostly, that’s a good thing, because it has undoubtedly increased enthusiasm and investment in a crucial area.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. Obamu is a verb meaning "to triumph over obstacles by acting with unfounded optimism," Jonathon Keats writes for Wired magazine. "Taking Barack Obama's 'Yes we can!' mantra as inspiration, this Japanese neologism has become a popular term of...
    on Jan 25, 2010 By: Jonathon Keats Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "Fortunately for those of us who love language, there is as yet no neologism that blends these three powerful countries," Emmott writes.
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Bill Emmott Source: Times Online

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