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ball golf

ball golf  n.—Gloss: A retronym for traditional golf. «Wheeler, who also plays traditional golf or “ball golf” as he calls it, said disc golf is just as challenging as regular golf but takes less time.» —“Romans preparing for state...

Retronyms for New Inventions and Ideas

What do we call it when new inventions or ideas change the name of something old? It used to be that the word guitar was sufficient, but now we regularly distinguish between an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar. Same for television, a word that...

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