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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A newly coined word or phrase defined in the hope that it will become common; a recently created term possibly in narrow use but not yet acknowledged.


Coined by Mikhail Epstein (and adopted by the Wiktionary community) from Ancient Greek πρῶτος (prōtos, "first") + λόγος (logos, "word"), by analogy with prototype and neologism. (Wiktionary)


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