Pronunciation: (nē-ol'u-jiz"um), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/neologism.html on line 81 [key]
1. a new word, meaning, usage, or phrase.
2. the introduction or use of new words or new senses of existing words.
3. a new doctrine, esp. a new interpretation of sacred writings.
4. Psychiatry.a new word, often consisting of a combination of other words, that is understood only by the speaker: occurring most often in the speech of schizophrenics.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.