Friday, July 24, 2009

Catherine H: Neologisms 14-20

Source: Merrian-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
New words added to dictionary July 2009

staycation, noun
blend of stay and vacation
:a vacation spent at home or nearby
Date 2005

fan fiction, noun
:stories involving popular fictional characters that are written by fans and often posted on the internet - also called fanfic
Date 1944

frenemy, noun
:blend of friend and enemy; one who pretends to be a friend, but is actually an enemy
Date 1977

green-collar, adj
:of, relating to, or involving actions for protecting the natural environment
Date 1990

vlog, noun
blend of video and blog
:a blog that contains video material
Date 2002

sock puppet, noun
1. :a hand puppet made of a sock
2.: a false online identity used for deceptive purposes
Date 1959

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