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neologism

A new word or new meaning for an existing word. The high-tech field routinely creates new meanings for words. Before 1980, there was no doubt that a "mouse" referred only to a furry rodent.
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Sladdery's high connexion, people who know nothing and ever did know nothing about her, think it essential to their reputation to pretend that she is their topic too, and to retail her at second- hand with the last new word and the last new manner, and the last new drawl, and the last new polite indifference, and all the rest of it, all at second-hand but considered equal to new in inferior systems and to fainter stars.
After Antonia had said the new words over and over, she wanted to give me a little chased silver ring she wore on her middle finger.
She told them stories in broad Yorkshire and taught them new words.
At first Meriem had puckered her narrow, arched, little eye brows as though trying to force recollection of something all but forgotten which the new words suggested, and then, to her own astonishment as well as to that of her teacher she had used other French words than those in the lessons--used them properly and with a pronunciation that the English woman knew was more perfect than her own; but Meriem could neither read nor write what she spoke so well, and as My Dear considered a knowledge of correct English of the first importance, other than conversational French was postponed for a later day.
One thing about him entertained me a little: he had a fantastic trick of coining new words.
RANCOLONITIS is a new word you will understand as you read along.
Speaking about how a new word gets included, the OED said: "We require several independent examples of it being used, and also evidence that the word has been in use for a reasonable amount of time.
But when the environment is noisy, drawing young children's attention to the sounds of the new word may help them compensate.
It is often easy to add a letter inside a short word to form a very different new word.
The new word list also recognises the role technology continues to play in our lives with the addition of facetime, hashtag, tweep, and sexting.
Washington, May 24 ( ANI ): Geocache, which means treasure hunting via GPS, is the new word added to Hasbro's Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
But 25 years on, the Scots lexicographer has become the man responsible for every revision and new word added to both the online edition and any future printed volume of the distinguished dictionary.