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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.

Useful links

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

AlphaDictionary: Historical Dictionary of American Slang http://neologia.org/html/neologism_sites.html
ADS’s Word of the Year http://www.americandialect.org/woty
Dictionary of (British) slang http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/
Die Wortwarte http://www.wortwarte.de/
Glossary of Hardboiled Slang https://www.miskatonic.org/slang.html
Instituto Cervantes: Banco de neologismos http://cvc.cervantes.es/lengua/banco_neologismos/default.htm
Lexicopoeia: A Lexicon of Neologisms http://www.emory.edu/INTELNET/lexicopoeia.html
Merriam-Webster Word Central http://www.wordcentral.com/byod/byod_index.php
Neologics: Neologism Sites on the Web http://neologia.org/html/neologism_sites.html
Neolosfera (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) https://neolosfera.wordpress.com/presentacio/
NetLingo http://www.netlingo.com/
NeoUSAL (Universidad de Salamanca) http://neousal.usal.es/index.php/neologismos-de-prensa-de-castilla-y-leon/aglossary/Neologismos-1/
Online Etymology Dictionary http://www.etymonline.com/
Oxford Dictionaries: New Words http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/
Shakespear’s Coined Words http://www.rhymezone.com/g/shakespeare/coinages//
Terminologia etc http://blog.terminologiaetc.it/?s=neologism&x=0&y=0
The Rice University Neologisms Database http://neologisms.rice.edu/index.php
The International Dictionary of Neologisms http://www.neologisms.us/
The Unword Dictionary http://www.unwords.com/
Wordlustitude http://wordlust.blogspot.lu/2004/11/abc-index.html
Word Spy http://www.wordspy.com/

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