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spime

spime  n.— «The next stage is an object that does not exist yet. It needs a noun, so that we can think about it. We can call it a “Spime,” which is a neologism for an imaginary object that is still speculative.» —“When...

moobie

moobie  n.— «Perhaps we plumbed new depths in the annals of body tyranny last week when The Sun published a hall of shame of “moobies”—its neologism for male boobs.» —“Do my moobs look big in this?” by Deirdre...

snack-a-ceutical

snack-a-ceutical  n.— «It may sound more like something chic French women use to remove unsightly body hair than a drink, but Sveltesse Optimise is one of a new breed of products—snack-a-ceuticals, to coin a neologism—that promises to...

sigtronic

sigtronic  n.— «Billed as a “sigtronic collection of street-savvy, culture-conscious clothes that communicate, identify, and remember,” the standing-room only show featured technology-based apparel.…The future of Boston...

trisackaphobia

trisackaphobia  n.— «He was writing a biographical piece on Royals third baseman Kevin Seitzer, who allowed as how he had a deep-seated fear of playing his position. The SI scribe asked if I knew of a technical term for this condition, and...

TINA

TINA  n.— «A neologism derived from Indian politics seems poised as the most acceptable explanation for developments in British politics. This is the TINA factor, which, spelt out, means there is no alternative.» —“Britain In...