Neologisms

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A neologism is a word or phrase that has entered into a language from a book, movie or event. It is not formally accepted but many (if not most) people know what it means.

Some examples are

  • bunny boiler
  • Catch-22
  • Scrooge
  • Banana Republic
  • Beatnik
  • Factoid
  • Gremlin
  • Meme
  • Grinch
  • Cyberspace
  • Guy-Cry movies
  • Chick flicks
  • Google
  • Spam
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Brangelina
  • Muffin Top
  • Bingo Wings
  • Backne
  • BFF
  • App
  • Troll
  • Metrosexual
  • Bromance
  • Vaguebooking
  • Hipster
  • Workaholic
  • Cankles
  • [insert word here ]gate

 



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