Definitions

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  • noun A new word, phrase, or idiom

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Neologism.

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  • noun rare, linguistics A word or phrase which has recently been coined; a new word or phrase, a neologism.

Etymologies

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Formed irregularly from the Ancient Greek νέον (neon: neuter singular form of νέος, neos, “new”) + the English -ism; compare the closely related ne- and neon, as well as the earlier synonym neologism.

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