what is a Neologism

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what is a Neologism

Hi,

I was wondering what the word neologism means. You said the French Academy considers La professeure a neologism. What would neologism mean for that?


thanks

nicole

Asked 2 years ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Nicole,

neologism noun 1 a new word or expression. 2 a new meaning acquired by an existing word or expression. 3 the practice of coining or introducing neologisms. neologist noun. neologistic or neologistical adj. neologize or neologise verb (neologizedneologizing) to introduce new words; to coin neologisms.
ETYMOLOGY: Early 19c: from French néologisme, from neo- + Greek logos word.

Reference: Chambers dictionary

Bonne continuation

Jim

what is a Neologism

Hi,

I was wondering what the word neologism means. You said the French Academy considers La professeure a neologism. What would neologism mean for that?


thanks

nicole

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