Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 563 (Neologism)

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#563. Neologism. -- N. neology, neologism; newfangled expression, nonce expression; back-formation; caconym[obs]; barbarism.

archaism, black letter, monkish Latin.

corruption, missaying[obs], malapropism, antiphrasis[obs].

pun, paranomasia[obs], play upon words; word play &c. (wit) 842; double-entendre &c. (ambiguity) 520[Fr]; palindrome, paragram[obs], anagram, clinch; abuse of language, abuse of terms.

dialect, brogue, idiom, accent, patois; provincialism, regionalism, localism; broken English, lingua franca; Anglicism, Briticism, Gallicism, Scotticism, Hibernicism; Americanism[obs]; Gypsy lingo, Romany; pidgin, pidgin English, pigeon English; Volapuk, Chinook, Esperanto, Hindustani, kitchen Kaffir.

dog Latin, macaronics[obs], gibberish; confusion of tongues, Babel; babu English[obs], chi-chi.

figure of speech &c. (metaphor) 521; byword.

colloquialism, informal speech, informal language.

substandard language, vernacular.

vulgar language, obscene language, obscenity, vulgarity.

jargon, technical terms, technicality, lingo, slang, cant, argot; St. Gile's Greek, thieves' Latin, peddler's French, flash tongue, Billingsgate, Wall Street slang.


pseudonym &c. (misnomer) 565; Mr. So-and-so; wha d'ye call 'em[obs], whatchacallim, what's his name; thingummy[obs], thingumbob; je ne sais quoi[Fr].

neologist[obs], coiner of words.

V. coin words, coin a term; backform; ; Americanize, Anglicize.

Adj. neologic[obs], neological[obs]; archaic; obsolete &c. (old) 124; colloquial; Anglice[obs].