Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To innovate; specifically, to coin new words or phrases; neologize.

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

  • intransitive verb To innovate; to coin or introduce new words.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive to neologize, to coin as a new word.
  • verb intransitive to modernize.

Etymologies

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Since the 1870s; after Ancient Greek νεωτερίζω ("to (forcibly) innovate; to revolutionize") (an -ιζειν derivation of νεώτερος, the comparative of νέος "new")); neoteric + -ize.

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