Blend of Nixon + economics. Coined in a speech of the same title by Walter Heller in October 1969. This is believed to be the first such term coined by blending a president's surname with the word "economics."  Similar blends have been used to describe the economic policies of all subsequent US presidents except Ford.
- (US politics) The economic policies of the Richard Nixon administration, 1969-1974.
1971, September 6, Nixon's Freeze and the Mood of Labor:
- Senators William Proxmire and Hubert Humphrey, among others, hinted that the new Nixonomics may be due for some design changes when it reaches the Senate.