protologism

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by Mikhail Epstein from Ancient Greek πρῶτος (prôtos, first) + λόγος (lógos, word), by analogy with prototype and neologism.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹəʊˈtɒləˌdʒɪzm/

Noun[edit]

protologism (plural protologisms)

  1. (chiefly Wiktionary and WMF jargon) A newly coined word or phrase defined in the hope that it will become common; a recently created term possibly in narrow use but not yet acknowledged.

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