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Word Of The Day: Neologism

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neologism – a new word, usage or expression

  • Such neologisms as cyberspace and virtual reality come from computer technology

Neologisms are appearing in English all the time, originating from a variety of sources.  Though –log means “word” and neo– means “new”, a neologism doesn’t have to be an entirely new word.  Rap, a very old word, was first used in the 1920s to mean “talk,” and in the 1970s to describe a new type of “talk music,” and each new use was also a neologism in its time.

(Information acquired by Merriam-Webster’s Vocabulary Builder)

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