Science / Psychiatry / Neologism: In psychiatry, a new word or condensed combination of several words coined by a person to express a highly complex idea not readily understood by others; seen in schizophrenia and organic mental disorders.

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Neologism Adjective Synonyms: neoterism, coinage, neology, nonce-word, blend, portmanteau word


Entertainment / Literature / Kenning: A form of compounding in Old English, Old Norse, and Germanic poetry. In this poetic device, the poet creates a new compound word or phrase to describe an object or activity. Specifically, this compou MORE


Business / Agriculture / Blending: In grain marketing, the combining of two different qualities of grain in order to change the total value of both lots. For example, it is common to blend grains of differing moisture or different fore MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Affix: James Algeo defines an affix as 'a morpheme added to a baseor stem to modify its meaning' (311). If an affix is attached to the beginning of a stem (or base word), the affix is called a prefix. If an MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Skaz: A Russian yarn or tall tale in which the author dons the voice or persona of a fictitious narrator (typically an uneducated peasant). The genre thus allows the author to characterize the speaker throu MORE

Portmanteau Word

Entertainment / Literature / Portmanteau Word: The French term for a linguistic blending. MORE

Nonsense Verse

Life Style / Poetry / Nonsense Verse: Lines that read like word-salad, where individually the terms may be recognizable but in their order and grammatical relations make no sense, or where common words accompany neologisms in expressions MORE