Origin of neologism
Examples from the Web for neologism
It inspired endless debate, countless think pieces, and a neologism that instantly penetrated mainstream culture.
In the blink of an eye a neologism was formed, half Turkish, half English.Smiling Under a Cloud of Tear Gas: Elif Shafak on Istanbul’s Streets|Elif Shafak|June 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Captology is a neologism coined by BJ Fogg, director of the very Soviet-sounding Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab.Facebook’s Organ-Donor Option Sounds Good, but Should We Be Paranoid About Privacy?|Kent Sepkowitz|May 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The label stuck, and a search for “santorum” delivers the neologism first.
The latter (the word administration used as a verb) is the only instance of neologism I ever observed in Mr. Madison.
The locution of which we have made use—passed to the state of—has been condemned as a neologism by M. Royer Collard.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
In this one ordinary speech seemed to have been insufficient to describe the blotch, and he had to resort to a neologism.Studies in Forensic Psychiatry|Bernard Glueck
This Bohemian vocabulary is the hell of rhetoric and the paradise of neologism.Bohemians of the Latin Quarter|Henry Murger
But it observed a very high standard of classical English, a little intolerant of neologism, but not stiff nor jejune.A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)|George Saintsbury
noun plural -gisms or -gies
Word Origin for neologism
"practice of innovation in language," 1776, from French néologisme, from neo- (see neo-) + Greek logos "word" (see lecture (n.)). Meaning "new word or expression" is from 1803. Neological is attested from 1754.