Definitions
protologism Tweet Definition of protologism Like Definition of protologism on Facebook
noun 
  1. (wjargon) A newly coined word or phrase defined in the hope that it will become accepted into the language; a recently created term possibly in narrow use but not yet in general use.
    • 2005 February 15, Steve Gooch, Ceci n'est pas une cybercarnet., at <tt>mentalspigot.com</tt> http://www.mentalspigot.com/archaeology/000800.html
    • : Finally, a for one of my favorite activities.
    • 2005, Geoffrey D. Falk, Stripping the Gurus, Appendix IV, Million Monkeys Press
    • : spoofs that I incorporated in this essay: ... coined a neologism/
    • 2006 February 7, Scott Fletcher, "Podfaders in Wired Magazine", Podcheck Review http://blog.podcheck.com/?p=52
    • : If you're...a member of the Wikipedia police, the word "podfade" is merely neologistic , not suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia.
    • 2006 March 15, Ian Morrison, "Tom Weir", <tt>soc.culture.scottish</tt>, Usenet
    • : I think it is very cheeky to suggest that
    • our
    • word is a when the word "protologism" itself was only invented a month ago.
    • 2006 September 12, Dwight "The Troubled Teen", "Vocab Vacuum", Ruminations of a Misspent Youth, at <tt>dwightthetroubledteen.blogspot.com</tt> http://dwightthetroubledteen.blogspot.com/2006/09/vocab-vacuum.html
    • :So what's the word for.... I need a good Sniglet or .
    • 2006 December 16, Kevin Doran, "Poem in elimae", Kevin Doran http://kevindoran.blogspot.com/2006/12/poem-in-elimae.html
    • : it's a visual pun, portmanteau (of sorts), and .
Etymology: Coined by Mikhail Epstein (and adopted by the Wiktionary community) from protos, first + logos, word, by analogy with prototype and neologism.


Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for protologism for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.

     
  

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the GNU Free Documentation License
Allwords Copyright 1998-2021 All rights reserved.