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noun as in new word

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As with all our neologism contests, you’re welcome to use your word in a funny sentence to make your entry funnier, and you are not welcome to use your word in one that doesn’t.

This neologism challenge is more restrictive than our Spelling Bee contest, whose results run today, since you can’t use a single “tile” more than once.

Many neologisms are portmanteaux, terms that combine two existing words.

Raniere made a big deal about patenting it, and spun wonky neologisms that obscured rather than explained what he was doing.

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It inspired endless debate, countless think pieces, and a neologism that instantly penetrated mainstream culture.

In the blink of an eye a neologism was formed, half Turkish, half English.

Witness the ridiculous neologism “Jew-washing”—the latest, Jewiest entry in the “No True Scotsman” competition.

Captology is a neologism coined by BJ Fogg, director of the very Soviet-sounding Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab.

The label stuck, and a search for “santorum” delivers the neologism first.

Rossetti's "Yester-year" moreover, is an absurd and affected neologism; "Antan" is an excellent and living French word.

In this one ordinary speech seemed to have been insufficient to describe the blotch, and he had to resort to a neologism.

But it observed a very high standard of classical English, a little intolerant of neologism, but not stiff nor jejune.

The locution of which we have made use—passed to the state of—has been condemned as a neologism by M. Royer Collard.

But if dictionaries are to be the arbiters of language, in which of them shall we find neologism?


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to neologism, such as: coinage, neology, slang, buzz word, new phrase, and synthetic word.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.