|Perambulator .... Pram|
NEO = NEW
LOGOS = WORD
Hence a "Neologism" put simply is a new word. Here is a definition.
A neologism is the name for a relatively new or isolated term, word, or phrase that may be in the process of entering common use, but that has not yet been fully accepted into mainstream language. Neologisms are often directly attributable to a specific person, publication, period, or event.I have wondered about the word "Arvo". Is it Australian slang or was it at one stage a neologism?
Arvo being a new word that was made from 'This Afternoon'?
Does a Neologism come from a longer (ONE) word shortened like Pram - Perambulator? These are questions I would wonder.
However if you didn't know what a Neologism was - now you do! Its a Matrix type of understanding.
It is always good to understand the smaller parts of a word in Latin and then one can know automatically what the strange word maybe.
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