Top Definition
Itself an invented word used exclusively pejoratively to dismiss newly coined words. Usually used to express distaste for words inconvenient to one's ideology.
Pederasts, a more perverse subtype of faggots, declare moralphobia a neologism.
by Tokenizing Words December 19, 2007
Words wikipedia, itself a neologism, finds inconvenient.
Wikipedia, itself a neologism, discourages the use of neologisms.
by Tokenizing Words December 19, 2007
The promotion of which is the sole purpose of urbandictionary's existence.
Urbandictionary is a collection of neologisms.
by DrIdiot January 12, 2006
Basically, a new word that comes into a language through creatively using that language. Borrowed words from other languages and dialects are not neologisms.
Ebonics: Ebony Phonics

Notice both ebony and phonics are 'english' words, these two words were creatively used to create a new english word.
by Dwayne December 04, 2003
a word that means "new word". it comes from the Latin roots "neo"(meaning "new") and "log"(meaning "word"). the "ism" os not that important.
List of Neologisms:

all the names of pokemon are neologisms
by this website is ruined November 30, 2005
A neologism (from Greek neo = "new" + logos = "word") is a word that, devised relatively recently in a specific time period, has not been accepted into a mainstream language. By definition, neologisms are "new", and as such are often directly attributable to a specific individual, publication, period, or event. The term "neologism" was coined in 1803.1
In psychiatry, the term neologism is used to describe the use of words that only have meaning to the person who uses them, independent of their common meaning. This is considered normal in children, but a symptom of thought disorder (indicative of a psychotic mental illness, such as schizophrenia) in adults.

"Yesterday's neologisms, like yesterday's jargon, are often today's essential vocabulary."
– Academic Instincts, 20014
by plantmilkweedseeds December 24, 2008
A Neologism can be a few different things. It can be a new word, a new way someone uses a word, or a new type of phrase.
It is derived from the Greek word, Neo, which means "New."
A Neologism in the sense of a new word would be, for instance, Chumbling. This is chewing and mumbling at the same time. In this, it is also a compound word, however, it is a new or recent word. In the sense of a new use of a word, look at the use of the words in the Urban Dictionary. These are all neologisms. This also applies to the phrases. The Urban Dictionary, in it self is a Neologistic source.
by Joseph Grant P II May 11, 2007
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