Updated: 2017-03-27.

A neologism is a coined word or phrase, usually used by a group of people sharing similar interests. A word/phrase is generally a neologism until it enters more common usage. They tend to be new in the language’s lexicon, formed primarily through linguistic creativity rather than having been borrowed from another language.

*Many words in the present-day independent traveler’s lingo are made up of neologisms, such as many of the words/phrases in this glossary, which is why this word is included here.

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