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)
- Stitch ‘n’ bitch
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.