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What are neologisms?

Newly coined terms, words, or phrases, that may be commonly used in everyday life but have yet to be formally accepted as constituting mainstream language by some of the main language institutions. Neologisms represent the evolving nature of (for example) the English language. We create new words to express concepts or ideas that were previously expressed using other words or by using words that may not have existed at all.

How can we help you?

We have prepared a selection of neologism websites where you can find some interesting new terms. The list contains neologism websites in different languages, such as Spanish, English, French, Catalan or German. Just take a look and discover the most recent developments in your language.

Neologisms' Websites

Useful links

Here are some useful international links and websites dealing with neologisms that you can access and check:

AlphaDictionary: Historical Dictionary of American Slanghttp://neologia.org/html/neologism_sites.html
ADS’s Word of the Yearhttp://www.americandialect.org/woty
Dictionary of (British) slanghttp://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/
Die Wortwartehttp://www.wortwarte.de/
Glossary of Hardboiled Slanghttps://www.miskatonic.org/slang.html
Instituto Cervantes: Banco de neologismoshttp://cvc.cervantes.es/lengua/banco_neologismos/default.htm
Lexicopoeia: A Lexicon of Neologismshttp://www.emory.edu/INTELNET/lexicopoeia.html
Merriam-Webster Word Centralhttp://www.wordcentral.com/byod/byod_index.php
Neologics: Neologism Sites on the Webhttp://neologia.org/html/neologism_sites.html
Neolosfera (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)https://neolosfera.wordpress.com/presentacio/
NeoUSAL (Universidad de Salamanca)http://neousal.usal.es/index.php/neologismos-de-prensa-de-castilla-y-leon/aglossary/Neologismos-1/
Online Etymology Dictionaryhttp://www.etymonline.com/
Oxford Dictionaries: New Wordshttp://www.oxforddictionaries.com/
Shakespear’s Coined Wordshttp://www.rhymezone.com/g/shakespeare/coinages//
Terminologia etchttp://blog.terminologiaetc.it/?s=neologism&x=0&y=0
The Rice University Neologisms Databasehttp://neologisms.rice.edu/index.php
The International Dictionary of Neologismshttp://www.neologisms.us/
The Unword Dictionaryhttp://www.unwords.com/
Word Spyhttp://www.wordspy.com/

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