Definitions

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  • noun An often humorous word coined to define something for which no previous word existed; a protologism.

Etymologies

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Coined by American comedian Rich Hall (1954-) for the 1980s television series Not Necessarily the News.

Examples

  • A sniglet is a word which should be in the dictionary, but is not.

    New Word: Maternal Overpass | Thingamababy

  • That'll be a big day: hopefully we'll learn which names we'll be calling the sniglet, then I'll be taking the printout onto a plane as I head to Israel / Gaza that evening.

    Dohiyi Mir

  • That'll be a big day: hopefully we'll learn which names we'll be calling the sniglet, then I'll be taking the printout onto a plane as I head to Israel / Gaza that evening.

    NToddcasting - Violating Copyright Law Since 2005

  • One might say I'm even a disciple of Tom Poston, a description for which a "sniglet" has been coined: "Tompostle"

    POSTON NOTE

  • Your sniglet sounds a bit more nocturnally athletic than my 9-month-old, though, and for that you have my deepest sympathies.

    Look At Me Not Sleeping | Her Bad Mother

  • I am a sniglet of hair, trapped in the belly of some monstrous glutton, slowly gathering foodstuffs and dust particles to myself, growing ever more massive and gross, only excised through painful surgery when I am thereupon placed in a glass jar and kept in a museum of medical oddities.

    Writers: Are you a Face-hugger, a Grub, a Maggot, Godzilla, or What?

  • Making the bed gives me a sniglet of peace, an assurance that in relation to other housekeeping negligence that may or may not be evident, at least I've made the bed.

    To Make or Not to Make

  • Making the bed gives me a sniglet of peace, an assurance that in relation to other housekeeping negligence that may or may not be evident, at least I've made the bed.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Embarrassingly, I remember the sniglet (remember sniglets?) for the place in the atmosphere where missing socks go when the disappear from the dryer: it's called the hozone.

    Coleman Camp: The Missing Ballots Don't Exist; Officials: Yes, They Do

  • That's a seriously excellent sniglet Ian, "apocalycloset".

    bac-o-bits

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