a time for many words

Neologism of the Day

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Byronic (bʌɪˈrɒnɪk) adj.

I. portmanteau of ‘Byron’ and ‘ironic’ ∴ romantically ironic or ironically romantic;
II. of or pertaining to Lord Byron or his poetry.

Okay, so not strictly a neologism, rather a…

Neorismos (niɒˈrɪzmɒs) noun

I. a new definition for a word already defined otherwise. From Greek νέο- néo-, “new” and -ορισμός -orismós, “definition”.

So there you have it, a double-whammy of neologisms… I wonder what the collective noun for ‘neologism’ is?

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