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  • n. Plural form of coinage.


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  • One of his most memorable coinages is 'cold war', first used in the Manchester Evening News in 1943, a fact still undiscovered by Anderson or the OED.

    By George, he was brilliant

  • Creating effective compounds—essentially two-word coinages—requires special care.

    The Soul of Brevity

  • The very tone of the discourse is similar, and like fanzines, the Web took new word coinages, turned them into acronyms, and ran with them.

    Boing Boing

  • If you've read Russell Hoban's brilliant Riddley Walker, you've seen punning word coinages done better and more poetically.

    September 2008

  • Anyone with young kids knows how fascinating their playful word coinages can be.

    On Kitchen Table Lingo

  • Apparently, random word coinages generally don't produce results.

    A Surprising Proliferation

  • Since intrinsic metallic value was so important in Greek coinages, the weight of a coin was directly related to its value.


  • I'm a bit dubious that Dawkins 'word coinages - "archi-purpose" for describing the function of an evolved structure, like a bird's wings, and "neo-purpose" for novelties produced as a consequence of prior innovations, and which are often subverted to undermine a Darwinian function - but that's always the problem with attempts to introduce new terms.

    Planet Atheism

  • IF proved innocent will the Pseudo sec media take back these new "word coinages" Who can believe our media anymore? they just need to do some

    Latest News Online - The Indian Express

  • While combing the Oxford English Dictionary for Browne's coinages, I noticed that among the words first recorded in the year of my birth 1974 are "bar-hopper", "nanotechnology" and "shit-stirring".

    Author, author: Henry Hitchings on neologisms


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