Meaning of neologism
Pronunciation: (nē-ol'u-jiz"um), [key]
- a new word, meaning, usage, or phrase.
- the introduction or use of new words or new senses of existing words.
- a new doctrine, esp. a new interpretation of sacred writings.
- a new word, often consisting of a combination of other words, that is understood only by the speaker: occurring most often in the speech of schizophrenics.
- neologism (Thesaurus)