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Dictionary of Findable Words and Phrases
Eine aktuelle Adresse konnte ich leider nicht finden. Der Inhalt ist noch im Internet-Archiv aufbewahrt.
This website is being developed as a record of new and evolving words and phrases in the English language, with special reference to UK English usage. One of its prime aims is to act as a repository for new words and phrases which are not otherwise listed on the Net - or at least not found by Search Engines. Hence the working title: Dictionary of Findable Words and Phrases.
Content is intended to include etymology, definitions, derivations, origins, neologisms, coinages, usage, dialect, slang, first citations, abbreviations and acronyms.
101 years in 101 words
Tuesday, 19 October, 2004
A study of when new words became common during the past century has had some surprising findings, such as the word "celebs" being used in 1913, the word "sex" meaning sexual intercourse being first used in 1929, and "mobile phone" dating from 1945.
Egghead (1907), wizard (1922), punk (1974), hot-desking (1991), and dumb down (1933) might also strike you as being whizzo (1905).
1904 hip | 1905 whizzo | 1907 egghead | 1908 realpolitik | 1909 tiddly-om-pom-pom | 1910 sacred cow | 1911 gene | 1912 blues | 1913 celeb | 1914 cheerio | 1915 civvy street | 1916 U-boat | 1917 tailspin | 1918 ceasefire | 1919 ad-lib | 1920 demob | 1921 pop | 1922 wizard | 1923 hem-line | 1924 lumpenproletariat | 1925 avant garde | 1926 kitsch | 1927 sudden death | 1929 sex | 1930 drive-in | 1931 Mickey Mouse | 1932 bagel | 1933 dumb down | 1935 racism | 1936 spliff | 1937 dunk | 1939 Blitzkrieg | 1941 snafu | 1942 buzz | 1943 pissed off | 1944 DNA | 1945 mobile phone | 1946 megabucks | 1947 Wonderbra | 1948 cool |
| 1951 fast food | 1952 Generation X | 1954 non-U | 1955 boogie | 1956 sexy | 1957 psychedelic | 1959 cruise missile | 1960 cyborg | 1961 awesome | 1962 bossa nova | 1963 peacenik | 1964 byte | 1965 miniskirt | 1966 acid | 1967 love-in | 1968 It-girl | 1969 microchip | 1970 hypermarket | 1971 green | 1972 Watergate | | 1974 punk | 1975 detox | 1976 Trekkie | 1977 naff all | 1978 trainers | 1979 karaoke | 1980 power dressing | 1981 toyboy | 1982 hip-hop | 1983 beatbox | 1984 double-click | 1985 OK yah | 1986 mobile | 1987 virtual reality | 1988 gangsta | 1989 latte | 1990 applet | 1991 hot-desking | 1992 URL | 1993 having it large |
| 1995 kitten heels | 1996 ghetto fabulous | 1997 dot-commer | 1998 text message | 1999 Google | 2000 bling bling | 2001 9/11 | 2002 axis of evil | 2003 sex up | 2004 chav
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Engl. "edgy" = dt. "kantig", "scharf" (engl. "sharp", "having an edge") sollen seit dem Jahr 1775 nachweisbar sein. (Bei OWAD findet jedoch schon Nachweise um das Jahr 1200.) Weitere Bedeutungen sind dt. "nervös", "unruhig", "scharfkantig", "gereizt" und als Neologismus "außergewöhnlich".
Im Jahr 1775 soll auch "Columbia" als Bezeichnung für die heutigen "United States of America" aufgetaucht sein.
Engl.: Rand. Ungewöhnliche, abgefahrene Menschen, die sich nicht in ein Raster einordnen lassen, sind edgy.
"Edgy-cation" n. Larnin whut gives you a edge in life. "He got lots of smarts but not much edgy-cation."
Edgy | Edgy Eft
nom propre féminin. [nom de code (Ubuntu)]. Abréviation courante de "Edgy Eft", la version 6.10 d'Ubuntu.
"EDGY" - "Supposedly referring to creative work that is provocative and interesting, the word now has become a signal that someone is trying to 'market' yet another piece of contrivedly offensive hack work. We should limit the word to physical things that have edges, such as an 'edgy coffee table.'" - Ron LaLonde, Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada.
Etymology: circa 1200. Developed from Old English "ecg" - "corner", "edge", "sword" - and is related to Old Frisian "egg" ("edge"), Old Saxon "eggia" ("point", "edge"), Old High German "ecka", modern German "Ecke", and Old Icelandic "egg" ("corner", "angle", "edge").
Being edgy can be a good thing or a bad thing.
"Edgy" can also be used to describe "something new and daring". In this context, it comes from the expression "cutting edge" (also referred to as "leading edge"), a term frequently used by businesses to describe products with the latest technologies. The arts and culture scene is a big fan of "edgy" these days, using it to describe everything from movies, music and art to literature, cuisine and nightclubs.
"Edgy" A style of advertising, video production, or copywriting that appears to lack the refinement and sophistication of more polished 'traditional' efforts but captures the truer essence of the subject; also amazingly irritating.
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"Frothy" A fresh or original idea. Supplants "edgy" which was THE word for a few years now.
Abfrage im Google-Corpus mit 15Mio. eingescannter Bücher von 1500 bis heute.
Engl. "edgy" taucht in der Literatur um das Jahr 1770 auf.
A nickname given to young women in the 1920s who defied convention by refusing to use corsets, cutting their hair short, and wearing short skirts, as well as by behavior such as drinking and smoking in public.
The term "flapper" first appeared in Great Britain after World War I. It was there used to describe young girls, still somewhat awkward in movement who had not yet entered womanhood. In the June 1922 edition of the Atlantic Monthly, G. Stanley Hall described looking in a dictionary to discover what the evasive term "flapper" meant:
[T]he dictionary set me right by defining the word as a fledgling, yet in the nest, and vainly attempting to fly while its wings have only pinfeathers; and I recognized that the genius of 'slanguage' had made the squab the symbol of budding girlhood.
Aus der Mailingliste der ADS:
I was searching the Ancestry.com newspapers for "Fluky" and "Chicago" and "mustard" and this nice "Flappers' Dictionary" came up.
_The Flappers' Dictionary._
- Absent Treatment- Dancing with bashful partner.
- Airedale- A homely man.
- Alarm Clock- Chaperon.
- Anchor- Box of flowers.
- Apple knocker- A hick, a hay-shaker.
- Apple Sauce- Flattery; bunk.
- Barlow- A girl, a flapper, a chicken.
- Bank's Closed- No petting allowed; no kisses.
- Barneymugging- Lovemaking.
- Bell Polisher- A young man addicted to lingering in the vestibule at 1 a.m.
- Bean Picker- One who patches up trouble and picks up spilled beans.
- Berry Patch- A man's particular interest in a girl.
- Berries- Great.
- Biscuit- A pettable flapper.
- Big Timer (n. masc.)- A charmer able to convince his sweetie that a jollier thing would be to get a snack in an arm-chair lunchroom; a romantic.
- Billboard- Flashy man or woman.
- Blushing Violet- A publicity hound.
- Blouse- To go.
- Blow- Wild party.
- Blaah- No good.
- Boob Tickler- Girl who entertains father's out-of-town customers.
- Brush Ape- Anyone from the sticks, a country jake.
- Brooksy- Classy dresser.
- Bust- A man who makes his living in the prize ring, a pugilist.
- Bun Duster- See Cake Eater
- Bush Hounds- Rustics and others outside of the Flapper pale.
- Cancelled Stamp- A wall flower.
- Cake Basket- A limousine.
- Cake Eater- See Crumb Gobbler.
- Cat's Pajamas- Anything that's good.
- Cellar Smeller- A young man who always turns up where liquor is to be had without cost.
- Clothesline- One who tells neighborhood secrets.
- Corn Shredder- Young man who dances on a girl's feet.
- Crepe Hanger- Reformer.
- Crumb Gobbler- Slightly sissy tea hound.
- Crasher- Anyone who comes to parties uninvited.
- Crashing Party- Party where several young men in a group go uninvited.
- Cuddle Cootie- Young man who takes a girl for a ride on a bus, gas wagon, or automobile.
- Cuddler- One who likes petting.
- Dapper- A flapper's father.
- Dewdropper- Young man who does not work, and sleeps all day.
- Dincher- A half-smoked cigaret.
- Dingle Dangler- One who insists on telephoning.
- Dipe Ducat- A subway ticket.
- Dimbox- A taxicab.
- Di Mi- Goodness.
- Dogs- Feet.
- Dog Kennels- Pair of shoes.
- Dropping the Pilot- Getting a divorce.
- Duck's Quack- The best thing ever.
- Ducky- General term for approbation.
- Dud- Wall flower.
- Dudding Up- Dressing.
- Dumbdora- Stupid girl.
- Dumbell- Wall flower with little brains.
- Dumkuff- General term for being "nutty" or "batty."
- Edisoned- Being asked a lot of questions.
- Egg Harbor- Free dance.
- Embalmer- A bootlegger.
- Eye Opener- A marriage.
- Father Time- Any man over 30 years of age.
- Face stretcher- Old maid who tries to look young.
- Feathers- Light conversation.
- Fire Extinguisher- A chaperone.
- Finale Hopper- Young man who arrives after everything is paid for.
- Fire Alarm- Divorced woman.
- Fire Bell- Married woman.
- Flap- Girl.
- Flat Shoes- Fight between a Flapper and her Goof.
- Fluky- Funny, odd, peculiar, different.
- Flatwheeler- Flat shy of money; takes girls to free affairs.
- Floorflusher- Inveterate dance hound.
- Flour Lover- Girl who powders to freely.
- Forty-Niner- Man who is prospecting for a rich wife.
- Frog's Eyebrows- Nice, fine.
- Gander- process of dudding up.
- Green Glorious- Money and checks.
- Gimlet- A chronic bore.
- Given the Air- When a girl or fellow is thrown down on a date.
- Give Your Knee- Cheek-to-cheek and toe-to-toe dancing.
- Goofy- To be in love or attracted to. Example: I'm goofy about Jack.
- Goat's Whisker's- See Cat's Particluars
- Goof- Sweetie
- Grummy- In the dumps, shades, or blues.
- Grubber- One who always borrows cigarettes.
- Handcuffs- Engagement ring.
- Hen Coop- A beauty parlor.
- His Blue Serge- His sweetheart.
- Highjohn- Young man friend; sweetie, cutey, highboy.
- Hopper- Dancer.
- Houdini- To be on time for a date.
- Horse Prancer- See Corn Shredder.
- Hush Money- Allowance from father.
- Jane- a girl who meets you on the stoop.
- Johnnie Walker- Guy who never hires a cab.
- Kitten's Ankles- See Cat's Particulars.
- Kluck- Dumb, but happy.
- Lap- Drink.
- Lallygagger- A young man addicted to attempts at hallway spooning.
- Lens Louise- A person given to monopolizing conversation.
- Lemon squeezer- An elevator.
- Low Lid- The opposite from high brow.
- Mad Money- Carfare home if she has a fight with her escort.
- Meringue- Personality.
- Monkey's Eyebrows- See Cat's Particulars.
- Monog- A young person of either sex who is "goofy" about only one person at a time.
- Monologist- Young man who hates to talk about himself.
- Munitions- Face powder and rouge.
- Mug- To osculate or kiss.
- Necker- A petter who puts her arms around a boy's neck.
- Noodle Juice- Tea.
- Nosebaggery- Restaurant.
- Nut Cracker- Policeman's Nightstick.
- Obituary Notice- Dunning letters.
- Oilcan- An imposter.
- Orchid- Anything that is expensive.
- Out on Parole- A person who has been divorced.
- Petting Pantry- A movie.
- Petting Party- A party devoted to hugging.
- Petter- A loveable person; one who enjoys to caress.
- Pillow Case- Young man who is full of feathers.
- Police Dog- Young man to whom one is engaged.
- Potato- A young man shy of brains.
- Ritzy Burg- Not classy.
- Ritz- Stuck-up.
- Rock of Ages- Any woman over 30 years of age.
- Rug Hopper- Young man who never takes a girl out. A parlor hound.
- Sap- A Flapper term for floorflusher.
- Scandal- A short term for Scandal Walk.
- Scandaler- A dance floor fullback. The interior of dreadnaught hat, Piccadilly suitings and shoes with open plumbing, size 13.
- Seetie- Anybody a flapper hates.
- Sharpshooter- One who spends well and dances much.
- Shifter- Another species of a Flapper.
- Show Case- Rich man's wife with her jewels.
- Sip- Flapper term for female Hopper.
- Slat- See Highjohn; Goof.
- Slimp- Cheapskate or "one way guy."
- Smith Brothers- Guys who never cough up.
- Smoke Eater- A girl cigarette user.
- Smooth- Guy who does not keep his word.
- Snake- To call a victim with vampire arms.
- Snugglepup- A man fond of petting and petting parties.
- Sod Buster- An undertaker.
- Stilts- Legs.
- Stander- Victim of a female grafter.
- Static- Conversation that means nothing.
- Strike Breaker- A young woman who goes with her friend's "Steady" while there is a coolness.
- Swan- Glide gracefully.
- Tomato- A young woman shy of brains.
- Trotzky- Old lady with mustache and chin whiskers.
- Umbrella- Young man any girl can borrow for the evening.
- Urban Set- Her new gown.
- Walk In- Young man who goes to parties without being invited.
- Weasel- Girl stealer.
- Weed- Flapper who takes risks.
- Weeping Willow- Same as Crape Hanger.
- Whangdoodle- Jazz-band music.
- Whiskbroom- Any man who wears whiskers.
- Wind Sucker- Any person given to boasting.
- Wurp- Killjoy or drawback.
(Australian slang; mainly, but not exclusively, aboriginal; pronounced "gam'n", probably from "gam" = "meetings of seamen at sea".)
V: Joking, pulling somebody's leg;
Adj: fake, imitation, pretend.
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Der "Liliputaner", der Begriff für zwergwüchsige Menschen, geht zurück auf engl. "Lilliputian" = "winzig", "klein".
Der engl. "Lilliputian" ist eine Wortschöpfung des englischen Schriftstellers Jonathan Swift.Sein Held Gulliver entdeckt auf seinen Reisen die Insel "Liliput", auf der ein Volk winziger Menschen lebt. In England benutzt man das Wort allerdings nicht.
Vielleicht hat ihn das kleine Wort engl. "little" = "klein" und frz. "petit" dazu animiert.
Der WDR5 bietet eine Kinderserie namens "Lilipuz" an.
Lilipuz das Radio für Kinder.
The BuzzWord may not be a word you'll find in any dictionary, and it's not always a brand-new term either: it may be a new way of using an existing word (e.g. "troll"), or a new way of putting words together (e.g. "drug driving", "chillax"). Whatever the reason for its present popularity, the BuzzWord is a word that is current and in sudden or increasing use - it might not stay around forever, but it's worth knowing what it means and how people are using it today.
About the author
Macmillan Dictionary BuzzWord author Kerry Maxwell has an MA in Linguistics from the University of Manchester. She has worked in academic research and as a lexicographer in the publishing industry.
Kerry lives in York, UK, where she works as a freelance author and editor. Kerry is author of Brave New Words: A Language Lover's Guide to the 21st Century (Pan Macmillan, 2007) and has been writing the Macmillan Dictionary BuzzWord column since 2003.
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- ecosexual - 24th September 2007
- pay-as-you-throw - 17th September 2007
- wilfing - 10th September 2007
- tanorexic - 3rd September 2007
- disemvowelling - 13th August 2007
- climate canary - 7th August 2007
- wordmark - 30th July 2007
- phonathon - 23rd July 2007
- slow travel - 16th July 2007
- hotfix - 9th July 2007
- Hawk-Eye - 2nd July 2007
- sky marshal - 25th June 2007
- web rage - 18th June 2007
- HIP - 11th June 2007
- maven - 8th May 2007
- walking bus - 1st May 2007
- blended learning - 16th April 2007
- food mile - 12th April 2007
- Heely - 2nd April 2007
- flog - 26th March 2007
- vanillacide - 19th March 2007
- pluto - 12th March 2007
- clickprint - 5th March 2007
- cot potato - 26th February 2007
- fridge Googling - 19th February 2007
- ringxiety - 9th February 2007
- carbon neutral - 2nd February 2007
- zorbing - 25th January 2007
- chocotherapy - 14th December 2006
- Cyber Monday - 17th November 2006
- voluntourism - 24th November 2006
- threequel - 10th November 2006
- click fraud - 20th October 2006
- locationship - 13th October 2006
- manny - 6th October 2006
- terabyte - 25th September 2006
- iPad - 11th September 2006
- Christmas creep - 18th September 2006
- rate tart - 4th September 2006
- mobisode - 28th August 2006
- radiophobia - 21st August 2006
- Denglish - 14th August 2006
- garbology - 7th August 2006
- hypnosurgery - 24th July 2006
- babymoon - 17th July 2006
- 7/7 - 10th July 2006
- WOW - 3rd July 2006
- jump the couch - 12th June 2006
- Webby - 5th June 2006
- mouthbreather - 29th May 2006
- slow city - 22nd May 2006
- VoIP - 15th May 2006
- folksonomy - 1st May 2006
- geolocation - 24th April 2006
- ice baby - 10th April 2006
- fat finger syndrome - 3rd April 2006
- smirting - 27th March 2006
- blook - 20th March 2006
- denture venturer - 13th March 2006
- vlog - 6th March 2006
- afterparty - 27th February 2006
- body lift - 20th February 2006
- truthiness - 13th February 2006
- polyamorous - 6th February 2006
- rendition - 30th January 2006
- citizen journalism - 16th January 2006
- grafedia - 9th January 2006
- set-jetter - 2nd January 2006
- houseblinging - 12th December 2005
- Sudoku - 7th November 2005
- ubersexual - 31st October 2005
- Asbo - 24th October 2005
- speed networking - 19th October 2005
- wiki - 3rd October 2005
- gay bomb - 26th September 2005
- cage diving - 12th September 2005
- dog-whistle politics - 29th August 2005
- fanfic - 22nd August 2005
- ICE number - 8th August 2005
- infomania - 1st August 2005
- googolplex - 25th July 2005
- half-birthday - 18th July 2005
- healthspan - 11th July 2005
- seachanger - 4th July 2005
- She-pee - 27th June 2005
- Timbledon - 20th June 2005
- gripesite - 13th June 2005
- awareness band - 6th June 2005
- homeshoring - 30th May 2005
- pre-heritance - 23rd May 2005
- mystery worshipper - 9th May 2005
- Whovian - 25th April 2005
- supersize - 18th April 2005
- wardrobe malfunction - 4th April 2005
- BlackBerry thumb - 28th March 2005
- spim - 21st March 2005
- zombie - 14th March 2005
- stage-phoning - 28th February 2005
- McLibel - 21st February 2005
- Chelsea tractor - 14th February 2005
- nanopublishing - 5th February 2005
- dental spa - 24th January 2005
- warchalking - 17th January 2005
- greenwash - 10th January 2005
- deshopper - 3rd January 2005
- sonic branding - 13th December 2004
- bouncebackability - 6th December 2004
- dirty bomb - 29th November 2004
- QWERTY phenomenon - 22nd November 2004
- migrate - 15th November 2004
- polypill - 8th November 2004
- security mom - 25th October 2004
- WiFi - 18th October 2004
- living bandage - 11th October 2004
- nouse - 4th October 2004
- trifecta - 27th September 2004
- Paralympian - 20th September 2004
- rumint - 13th September 2004
- protire - 6th September 2004
- grief tourist - 21st August 2004
- retrosexual - 14th August 2004
- phishing - 7th August 2004
- fat tax - 30th July 2004
- smart dust - 23rd July 2004
- voice lift - 16th July 2004
- extreme ironing - 9th July 2004
- shopgrifting - 2nd July 2004
- marriage lite - 25th June 2004
- flexitarian - 18th June 2004
- mob-handed - 11th June 2004
- cyberslacking - 4th June 2004
- pluot - 28th May 2004
- technology butler - 21st May 2004
- self-build - 14th May 2004
- alcolock - 7th May 2004
- egosurfing - 30th April 2004
- SmartStamp - 23rd April 2004
- flyboarding - 16th April 2004
- spoiler - 9th April 2004
- movieoke - 2nd April 2004
- Britcom - 26th March 2004
- bird flu - 19th March 2004
- metrosexual - 12th March 2004
- potscaping - 27th February 2004
- Googlewhacking - 20th February 2004
- freegan - 13th February 2004
- bluejacking - 31st January 2004
- studentification - 24th January 2004
- tmesis - 17th January 2004
- speed-dating - 10th January 2004
- orthorexia - 3rd January 2004
- miswanting - 19th December 2003
- chugger - 12th December 2003
- semordnilap - 5th December 2003
- attrit - 28th November 2003
- obesogenic - 21st November 2003
- stealth tax - 14th November 2003
- sex up - 7th November 2003
- lavender language - 31st October 2003
- remanufacture - 24th October 2003
- stress puppy - 17th October 2003
- middle youth - 10th October 2003
- matutolypea - 3rd October 2003
- phat - 26th September 2003
- marmalade dropper - 19th September 2003
- barista - 12th September 2003
- bustitution - 5th September 2003
- Bright - 29th August 2003
- plagiarhythm - 15th August 2003
- enigmatologist - 8th August 2003
- hand-me-up - 1st August 2003
- sesquipedalian - 18th July 2003
- baby hunger - 11th July 2003
- Henmania - 4th July 2003
- saviour sibling - 27th June 2003
- me time - 20th June 2003
- earworm - 13th June 2003
- sheeple - 6th June 2003
- al desko - 2nd June 2003
- senior moment - 26th May 2003
- coulrophobia - 19th May 2003
- BOGOF - 12th May 2003
- nosocomephrenia - 5th May 2003
- Stepford - 28th April 2003
- abibliophobia - 21st April 2003
- SARS - 14th April 2003
- weaponsofmassdestruction - 7th April 2003
- trolleyology - 31st March 2003
- xenotransplantation - 24th March 2003
- virtual Friday - 17th March 2003
- bogotify - 24th February 2003
- Comstockery - 10th February 2003
- embed - 10th March 2003
- slow food - 3rd March 2003
- textual harassment - 17th February 2003
"Meme" has become the word for talking about change.
"Meme" was created by the British scientist Richard Dawkins and is defined by Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary as "an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture.
Neologism Sites on the Web
There are many Internet websites devoted largely or entirely to neologisms. Some are impressive projects with careful management, but alas, many seem thrown together with questionable content and little or no updating. This guide sorts the good from the not so good.
The links below are believed to be exhaustive of all quality websites dealing with English neologisms as a significant focus. They are listed alphabetically, each rated from 1 to 5 in descending order of value to the neologist. A “5” is the pinnacle of the array, while a “1” barely merits a mouse click. Keep in mind that many wannabe sites were tossed into the “0” rating pool and drowned (they don’t appear here).
- ADS’s Word of the Year
- alphaDictionary of American Slang
- AskOxford: New Words
- Dictionary of Findable Words and Phrases
- Dictionary of [British] Slang
- Glossary of Hardboiled Slang
- the Internalational (sic) Dictionary of Neologisms
- LangMaker: Neologisms A-Z
- Lextropicon: Neologisms of Extropy
- Neologism Cliche Aphorism and Novel Language Form 1
- Neologisms by Geof Huth
- Online Ethnology Dictionary
- PreDictionary: A Lexicon of Neologisms
- Rice University Neologism Database
- Shakespeare’s Coined Words
- University of Birmingham’s RDUES English Studies
- Urban Dictionary
Neologism, What is a neologism? (W3)
A "neologism" (griech. "neos" = "new", "logos" = "Word") is a new word that comes into use. Technology is an area particularly rich in them; "CD", "Internet", "information superhighway", etc.
What is a neologism?
A "neologism" is a newly invented word or term. "Neologisms" would seem to occur at a greater rate in cultures with rapidly changing technologies and with greater means for information dispersal.
A "neology" is, according to our Webster's, the use of a new word or the use of an existing word but given a new meaning. A second meaning given by Webster's for "neologism" is that of "a meaningless word coined by a psychotic."
Neologismen im Englischen
Alle Worte waren einmal "Neologismen".
In diesem Sinne hier einige Beispiele für Neologismen im Englischen (laut OED):
- pre-12th Century: 7.492 Words, Examples: "believe", "friend" (Beowulf, Old English), "laugh", "sorrow"
- 12th Century: 606 Words, Examples: "peace"
- 13th Century: 4.953 Words, Examples: "cringe", "february", "mitten"
- 14th Century: 15.270 Words, Examples: "blackbird", "creator", "earthquake", "humanity" (Wycliffe Bible, 1382)), "noun", "substantial", "tetanus", "university"
- 15th Century: 18.688 Words, Examples: "accomplish" (Chaucer, Knight's Tale, 1405), "dictionary", "globe", "imaginary", "jet-black", "lovesick", "membrane", "promise", "royal", "tablecloth"
- 16th Century: 37.047 Words, Examples: "blueberry", "communicate", "dictatorship", "easteregg", "education", "heartbroken", "hellenism", "maritime", "mathematics", "mosquito", "nomad", "overpower (Shakespeare, Richard II., 1597)", "potato", "procrastinate", "quinoa", "reality", "redhead", "runaway", "terrify", "timeless", "useful"
- 17th Century: 51.076 Words, Examples: "aboriginal", "americanize", "black sheep", "caribbean", "civilization", "free market", "geographic", "hand grenade", "hotel", "ice cream", "identify", "islam", "key chain", "ladybug", "magnetism", "mahogany", "mezuzah", "moccasin (John Smith, Map of Virginia, 1612)", "naive", "nincompoop", "orangutan", "ostracize", "palatable", "powwow", "prairie", "raspberry", "schoolteacher", "territorial", "true blue", "volcano", "womanizer"
- 18th Century: 24.980 Words, Examples: "abolitionist", "bigwig", "capitalize", "dog-eared", "electrician (Benjamin Franklin, letter, 1749)", "handyman", "homesick", "millimeter", "neurosis", "optimist", "pervasive", "roommate", "terrorism"
- 19th Century: 75.029 Words, Examples: "abuzz (Dickkens, A Tale of two Cities, 1859)", "acid rain", "bicycle", "biosphere", "blueprint", "cello", "dwarf planet", "dyslexia", "feminist", "headphone", "immunize", "lunchbox", "mammal", "mascara", "mesmerize", "mom", "narcissism", "neonatal", "omnivore", "pasta", "photograph", "polarize", "purebred (Darwin, letter, 1839)", "quartzite", "radicalism", "rain check", "rhinoplasty", "rickshaw", "rigor mortis", "rubber band", "smart aleck", "southerner", "statehood", "subliminal", "subway", "taxonomy", "thingmajig", "urbanization", "vegetarian", "vertebrate", "wordsmith", "world war", "X-ray"
- 20th Century: 36.233 Words, Examples: "acronym", "brainwash", "clone", "database", "gazillionaire", "gorp (National Geographic, May 1972)", "icecapade", "in-box", "lifestyle", "moped", "mutiracial", "neurobiology", "nitpick", "oink", "postmodern", "racist", "recycle", "supernova", "techno", "vegan", "yeehaw"
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Engl. "Phrops" bezeichnet "Euphemismen", die genau das Gegenteil in eine beschönigende Hülle kleiden. ("Im Moment habe ich wenig Zeit, aber wir müssen unbedingt mal zusammen Essen gehen.") "Phrops" setzt sich zusammen aus engl. "phrase" und engl. "opposite".
Abfrage im Google-Corpus mit 15Mio. eingescannter Bücher von 1500 bis heute.
Engl. "Phrops" taucht in der Literatur nicht signifikant auf.
Science Fiction (W3)
Der Begriff »Science Fiction« ist seit den 30er Jahren in allgemeinerem Gebrauch; ein frühe Nennung findet sich in Hugo Gernsbacks Leitartikel zur 1. Ausgabe von Science Wonder Stories (Juni 1929). Einige Autoren (Edgar Fawcett; Edgar Allan Poe; William Wilson) haben jedoch schon früher versucht, mit der SF vergleichbare Arten literarischer Produktion zu definieren, und andere frühe spekulative Autoren haben ihre eigenen Manifeste verfaßt. Erst seit der Gründung der spezialisierten SF-Pulp-Magazine in den USA läßt sich ein gewisses Maß an Übereinstimmung feststellen.
Die Kategorie, auf die sich Gernsback mit Scientifiction bezieht, wird von ihm im Leitartikel zur 1. Ausgabe von Amazing Stories (April 1926) folgendermaßen beschrieben: »Mit 'scientifiction' meine ich Erzählungen im Stil von Jules Verne, H. G. Wells und Edgar Allan Poe - eine reizvolle Phantasieerzählung mit wissenschaftlichen Tatsachen und prophetischem Weitblick vermischt ... Diese erstaunlichen Geschichten lesen sich nicht nur ungeheuer interessant, sie sind auch stets aufschlußreich. Sie vermitteln Wissen ... in einer sehr ansprechenden Form ... Neue Abenteuer, die uns die heutige Scientifiction schildert, werden morgen schon nicht mehr unmöglich sein ... Viele großartige wissenschaftliche Erzählungen, die einmal von historischem Interesse sein werden, müssen erst noch geschrieben werden ... Die Nachwelt wird auf sie verweisen, denn sie haben einen neuen Weg markiert, nicht nur für die Literatur, sondern auch für den Fortschritt.«
Das OED (Oxford English Dictionary) hat sich ebenfalls des Themas angenommen und sammelt entsprechende Ausdrücke.
Der engl. "slavant" ist eine Neubildung aus "slave" = "Sklave" und "servant" = "Diener" und bezeichnet jemanden der "spouse who does all and receives little in return".
Wörter und ihre Verwendung sind immer auch Moden unterworfen. Was heute "gut" muß morgen "super" sein und dann wieder "großartig" oder - mit Understatement - "nicht schlecht". In der Zeitschrifte "TIME" erschien in der Ausgabe "September 8-15, 2014" in der Rubrik "The Answers Issue / Language" ein Artikel "When Did Everything Become ‘Epic’?". Auf der Seite ist eine Zeitspirale abgebildet mit Worten die zu einer bestimmten Zeit aufkamen um auszudrücken, dass man etwas als engl. "excellent" einschätzte. Die entsprechenden Begriffe stellten zum Zeitpunkt ihres ersten Auftretens Neologismen dar - zumindest mit der Bedeutung "excellent".
When Did Everything Become ‘Epic’?
YEAR OF FIRST KNOWN USE OF WORD TO MEAN "EXCELLENT"
SOURCES: OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY; GREEN’S DICTIONARY OF SLANG
- 1225 : Special
- 1375 : Gay
- 1400 : Golden
- 1440 : Fine
- 1548 : Jolly
- 1604 : Excellent
- 1607 : Tight
- 1609 : Fabulous
- 1617 : Nuts
- 1637 : Prime
- 1666 : Spanking
- 1713 : Capital
- 1762 : Immense
- 1776 : Ripping
- 1794 : Dandy
- 1806 : Neat
- 1810 : Swell
- 1818 : Great
- 1833 : Slick
- 1836 : Boss (From the Dutch "baas", for "uncle", the term for "master" came to mean "esteemed", "masterly")
- 1845 : Hot
- 1849 : Stunning
- 1853 : Spiffy
- 1865 : Nifty
- 1869 : All : right
- 1880 : Choice
- 1883 : Stellar
- 1885 : Jimdandy
- 1893 : Smooth (A descriptor for "free from lumps" expanded to mean "pleasant", then "superior")
- 1896 : Fly
- 1900 : Peachy
- 1911 : Smashing
- 1920 : Wicked
- 1924 : Sweet
- 1926 : Dynamite (Greek for "force", this explosive word became shorthand for "intense" and then "impressive"
- 1929 : Ace
- 1933 : Cool
- 1935 : Solid
- 1937 : Groovy
- 1951 : Neato
- 1955 : Badass
- that : All : 1962
- 1964 : Smoking
- 1964 : Radical
- 1971 : Bad
- 1973 : Bomb
- 1976 : Rad
- 1979 : Killer
- 1980 : Awesome
- 1983 : Epic (Latin for "narrative", "epic" came to describe "events worthy of a story" and then anything "remarkable")
- 1987 : Crucial
- 1990 : Bangin'
- 1997 : Beast
- 1998 : Chronic
a caterpillar that turns into a toothfairy
The following neologisms and novel uses of words in English were collected by members of the class Linguistics/English 215, Words in English: Structure, History and Use, taught by Suzanne Kemmer at Rice University 1996-99. Over the course of the semester, students collected instances of words and word uses that appear to be new in the language. They defined the words, described their origin where possible, illustrated their use, and analyzed the words in terms of their structure and the types of word formation processes they exemplify.
The list below includes many different structural word formation types, including novel derivations, clippings, back formations, and compounding processes of various sorts. The words also exemplify a wide range of semantic/pragmatic phenomena such as metaphor, metonymy, "euphemism", and eponymy.
The words on this page give a good picture of the creative aspects of word formation and use in present day English. Speakers do not confine themselves to existing, conventional units when using language; to express their exact meaning in a given context, they take advantage of the wide range of creative resources provided by their language. Many of these creations become more frequent and conventionalized over time. Looking at new words allows us to get a glimpse of lexical change in progress.
wordsources - Words for Our Modern Age
Auch mit einem "Focusing on Words Newsletter".
Bücher zur Kategorie:
Etymologie, Etimología, Étymologie, Etimologia, Etymology, (griech.) etymología, (lat.) etymologia, (esper.) etimologio
UK Vereinigtes Königreich Großbritannien und Nordirland, Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda del Norte, Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord, Regno Unito di Gran Bretagna e Irlanda del Nord, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, (esper.) Britujo
Neologismus, Neologismo, Néologisme, Neologismo, Neologism, (esper.) neologismoj
Ayto, John (British lexicographer)
Twentieth Century Words
20th Century Words
New Words coined in each decade
"Words are a mirror of their times."
Gebundene Ausgabe: 640 Seiten
Verlag: Gb (1999)
This book presents an overview of the development of English vocabulary from 1900 to the present day. It is a wonderful collection of words that define the twentieth century. A chapter is devoted to each decade of the twentieth century, with each one divided into two parts. The first part is an introductory essay setting the background against which the following new words came into being, and areas of particular importance or interest will be highlighted. Following this is a dictionary-style presentation of vocabulary that came into English during that decade. These words are listed alphabetically, and entries will include the earliest recorded date of each word. There is also a Chronology which highlights the key entries for each decade and gives an overview of the century's history and developments.
Broschiert: 357 Seiten
Oxford Dictionary of New Words
Verlag: Import; Auflage: 2nd (1998)
Dieses Wörterbuch enthält die neuen Wörter des britischen und amerikanischen Englisch der letzten 15 Jahre. Die Wortauswahl berücksichtigt alle wichtigen Bereiche, wie zum Beispiel Politik und Gesellschaft, Geschäftswelt und Neue Medien.
Payack, Paul J.
A Million Words And Counting
How Global English Is Rewriting The World
Published by Kensington Books on May 1, 2008
About the book
In 2007, the English language passed the million-word mark. That shouldn't come as a surprise since over a billion Earthlings speak English (no one knows about other planets, but they probably speak it, too). That makes for a lot of word-coiners (neologists) out there. And where are all these new words coming from? Hollywood? Technology? The Internet? Corporate boardrooms? Youthspeak? How do world events--from tsunamis and hurricanes to political doublespeak and presidential linguistic bumbling--influence the words we use on a daily basis? What do e-mails, text messages, and emoticons contribute to the language?
Let WordMan Paul J.J. Payack take you on a global tour of English-speaking worlds - virtual and otherwise:
A Million Words? Fundoo!
- From India, Singapore, and China, to Australia, the U.S. and the U.K.
- From film, television, fashion, music, politics, sports, games, business, technology and science
- From TV junkies, fashionistas and sports fans, to amateur historians and linguists
- And from every other source that contributes to the global tapestry of English
- Get ready for a whirlwind tour of our increasingly global culture and how it becomes that way.
Podcast, Chinglish, truthiness, crunk. Just a year or two ago, these words were gibberish to most English speakers. Today they pop up in everyday conversation worldwide, just four of the ten thousand new words added to the English language every year. Spurred by the universality of the Internet - where it is the de facto lingua franca - and the global reach of its media, English is growing at a rate unprecedented in its 1500-year history. Indeed, in the spring of 2007, the English word count surpassed a million - over ten times the number available in French.
At the crest of this linguistic tsunami surfs Paul J.J. Payack, aka the WordMan. As president of the Global Language Monitor, he has tracked the latest developments - the fascinating hybrids, the bizarre etymologies, the lasting malapropisms - in the language shared by two billion of the Earth's citizens. Aided by a worldwide network of similarly obsessed "language mavens" and armed with his own powerful word-counting algorithm, Payack ensures that no new English word falls from the tongue or marks the page without being counted toward the Million Word March.
A Million Words and Counting is a celebration of the vast variety and ever-evolving expressiveness of humanity's most universal language. Fun and informative, this guide is a joyful exploration of English as it spreads across the globe, as it is spoken today, and as it expands into the future. Each entertaining chapter of this ambitious linguistic survey examines another source of new English, including Hollywood, youth culture, other languages, corporate boardrooms, and tongue-tied presidents. An engaging compendium of English-language facts and factoids, this is a trivia lover's goldmine and a logophile's playground.
Weis, Erich (Autor)
Gebundene Ausgabe: 1800 Seiten
PONS Kompaktwörterbuch Englisch - Ausgabe 2007/08
Verlag: Ernst Klett Sachbuch Verlag; Auflage: Neubearb. (24. September 2007)
Sprache: Englisch, Deutsch
Kennen Sie das? In der Schule in Englisch immer zu den Besseren gehört und trotzdem das Gefühl nicht losgeworden, dass man für ganz banale Alltagsgespräche schlecht gerüstet ist? Das war auch die Schuld der Wörterbücher, die uns noch die abstrusesten Vokabeln wie "Hülsenauszieher" oder "Kehlader" übersetzten, aber mit grundlegenden Floskeln und Wendungen für stotterfreie Plaudereien geizten.
Allein dafür, dass sie heutigen Englisch-Lernern hier systematisch Formulierungshilfen an die Hand geben, gebührt den Herausgebern des neuen PONS Kompaktwörterbuchs ein großes Lob. Von A wie "Abneigung ausdrücken" oder "Anbieten" bis Z wie "Zögern", "Zuständigkeit ausdrücken" oder "Zustimmen" gibt es Infoboxen, mit denen man seine kommunikative Kompetenz gezielt trainieren kann. Auch der Wortschatz präsentiert sich auf dem neuesten Stand: Sollte man bei "ageism" einen "spin doctor" konsultieren? Und welches sind eigentlich die "Einstiegsdrogen" für "Leistungsträger"?
Für die, die zunächst ihre Grammatik auffrischen müssen, gibt es in aller Kürze das Wichtigste zu Zeitformen, Pluralbildung und Pronomen. Wer das nicht nötig hat, kann sich in die feinen Unterschiede zwischen amerikanischem und britischem Englisch einarbeiten: Während der Londoner von "sleeping partner" spricht, sagt die New Yorkerin "silent partner" - gemeint ist jeweils der stille Teilhaber. Und bloß weil beide von "résumé", "boot", "panhandle" oder "pissed" sprechen, meinen sie noch lange nicht dasselbe.
So dürfte dieses Nachschlagewerk bei Wiedereinsteigern und Fortgeschrittenen, zum Beispiel Oberstufenschülern, kaum Fragen offen lassen, wobei auch Teilbände Deutsch-Englisch und Englisch-Deutsch erhältlich sind. Wer hingegen beruflich oder im Studium mit Englisch zu tun hat, sollte bei 120.000 Stichwörtern und einer begrenzten Anzahl von Anwendungsbeispielen -- das Verb "do" nimmt gerade mal anderthalb Spalten in Anspruch - besser gleich zu einer noch größeren Ausgabe greifen. Für alle Fälle eben.
Rund 130.000 Stichwörter und Wendungen Mit CD-ROM Sie brauchen ein aktuelles Wörterbuch mit allen wichtigen Neuwörtern? Die Jahresausgabe 2007/08 bietet Ihnen: zahlreiche Neuwörter pro Sprache, z.B. "asbo" und "tweenager"; "Sparwut" und "googeln" aktuellen Wortschatz mit vielen passenden Beispielsätzen Infokästen mit ausführlichen Formulierungshilfen Verbtabellen, Grammatik und farbige Landkarten.
Den kompletten Wörterbuchinhalt zusätzlich auf CD-ROM Gemäß der Rechtschreibreform 2006 Systemvoraussetzungen Windows 2000, Windows XP
Kennen Sie tweenies?
Dann brauchen Sie ein aktuelles Englisch-Wörterbuch mit allen wichtigen Neuwörtern: das PONS Kompaktwörterbuch Englisch. Jetzt um 5.000 auf 135.000 Stichwörter und Wendungen erweitert. Mit vielen Beispielsätzen, Infokästen mit ausführlichen Formulierungshilfen, Verbtabellen, Grammatik und farbigen Landkarten.
Die CD-ROM enthält zusätzlich den kompletten Wörterbuchinhalt zum mobilen Nachschlagen für PDA, Smartphone und PC. Und übrigens: Ein "tweenie" ist zwischen 8 und 12 Jahre alt, also noch kein richtiger Teenager, sondern irgendwie "in between".
Buch und CD-ROM
Format: 13 x 19,8 cm; ca. 1.800 Seiten
Sie brauchen ein aktuelles Wörterbuch mit allen wichtigen Neuwörtern?
Die Jahresausgabe 2007/08 bietet Ihnen:
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- Rund 130.000 Stichwörter und Wendungen
- Mit CD-ROM
- zahlreiche Neuwörter pro Sprache, z.B. "asbo" und "tweenager"; "Sparwut" und "googeln"
- aktuellen Wortschatz mit vielen passenden Beispielsätzen
- Infokästen mit ausführlichen Formulierungshilfen
- Verbtabellen, Grammatik und farbige Landkarten
- den kompletten Wörterbuchinhalt zusätzlich auf CD-ROM
- Gemäß der Rechtschreibreform 2006