American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A word that has come into a dictionary, grammar, or other scholarly work as a result of a misreading or misinterpretation, as by mistaking a typographical error for an actual word.
- n. A fictitious or erroneous word, originally meaningless, that has been published in a dictionary or similarly authoritative reference book, or has been listed as genuine, generally as the result of misinterpretation or a typographical error.
- n. a word form that has entered the language through the perpetuation of an error
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and the plural
Words that (mostly) only linguists know.
Nonce words are one-time word formations, recorded or non-recorded (which may occur several times within a literary work or utterance). A hapax legomenon is a recorded one-time word formation withi...
A somewhat discriminatory list of words and phrases collected for their euphonic or arcane appeal, interesting etymology, or concise definition of an otherwise unnamed phenomenon or concept.
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