Family Word Snacks: Neologism & Newfangled

“I like to challenge myself. I like to learn – so I like to try new things and try to keep growing.”
-David Schwimmer


neologism: [nee-ol-uh-jiz-uh m] (n) a newly coined word or expression (sometimes the combination of two words to form a new one)

in a sentence: An example of a neologism is the word “emoticon.” A term coined out of the words emotion and icon (e.g., this “:)” is a smiley face emoticon).


newfangled: [noo-fang-guh ld] (a) different from what one is used to; of a new kind or fashion

in a sentence: The kids in the small town did not know what to make of the exchange student from Tokyo and his newfangled clothes and gizmos.

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-Elle C.

About Elle C. Mayberry

Elle C. Mayberry is a mom and author, who just released a new children’s book with her young daughter. With a passion for parenting and degrees in psychology and “make it workology,” she created Tuned In Parents (TiP).

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