Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Word of the Day: Neologism

From Merriam-Webster:

NEOLOGISM [pronounced nee-ol-uh-jiz-uhm]
  1. a new word, usage, or expression
  2. a meaningless word coined by a psychotic 
A "neologism" is a new word introduced into the language.  I ran across this new word for the first time today.  According to my research, it's first recorded usage was in 1803.  It is not a neologism.

If only there were an adequate antonym...


1 comment:

  1. So, the antonym of a neologism is a lacuna?