Neologisms are words that have been recently created, and may sometimes find their way into general use. Some arise because of new circumstances or inventions for which no word previously existed, but others are created for purely humorous purposes.
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Provides a definition, and examples created by Professor Mikhail Epstein.
A long-running monthly competition for readers, by Bob Levey of "The Washington Post". Includes links to past results.
An alphabetical and phonetic dictionary of made-up words.
Article by James Gleick in "The New York Times" explains how new words are added to the Oxford English Dictionary. (November 05, 2006)
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