A-Z Challenge 2015: N is for Neologism

What is a Neologism? A neologism is a newly coined word or term which has emerged into everyday usage. Some neologisms are formally accepted into mainstream language, and some wither until they can longer be considered everyday terms.

 A neologism can be:

  • A completely new word (e.g., oversharers)
  • A new combination of existing words (e.g., digital detox)
  • A new meaning for an existing word (e.g., sick)


  • Metrosexual
  • Staycation
  • Wicked
  • Troll
  • Stitch ‘n’ bitch
  • Chilax

This is another term I didn’t know but I hear it all the time in conversations; especially on social media and the news. I am not a fan of most of these. I use them sparingly.

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4 Responses

  1. Hmm. Interesting term. Our language continues to grow and evolve. I imagine history will do its word weeding.(Visiting from A to Z)

  2. Sonia Lal says:

    I have never heard this word before.

  3. This is cool. Another neologism would be the word selfie. I can’t stand that word and don’t use it in my vocabulary, if I need to its like a bitter taste in my mouth.

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