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- n. The quality of being a word.
word + -hood (Wiktionary)
But a name only crosses into true wordhood once it is no longer used as a reference.
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You can call them nonstandard, colloquial, informal, casual, slangy, or even signs of the apocalypse, but there's no reason to deny them wordhood.
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