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Coined Words

Every year, new words, senses and changes in word usage are added to the American Heritage Dictionary.  (Pixabay)
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Every year, new words, senses and changes in word usage are added to the American Heritage Dictionary. (Pixabay)

This episode originally aired on May 13, 2021.

A neologism is a new word, usage, or expression.

Successful word-coinages, those that stay in currency for a good long time, tend to conceal their beginnings. We take them at face value and rarely ponder when and where they were first minted.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: we explore The Hidden History of Coined Words with author Ralph Keyes.

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