Chris Doherty's Favorite Neologisms
Neologism: A newly coined word or expression. synonyms:new word, new expression, new term, new phrase ...
Troll: An individual who posts inflammatory, rude, and obnoxious comments to an online community.
Ego surfer: A person who boosts his ego by searching for his own name on Google and other search engines.
Examples of Popular Culture Neologisms:
Tebowing: description of a prayerful victory stance derived from NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.
Brangelina: used to refer to supercouple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Metrosexual: A man who dedicates a great deal of time and money to his appearance.
Muffin top: This refers to the (often unsightly) roll of fat that appears on top of trousers that feature a low waist.
Stitch ‘n’ bitch: A gathering of individuals who chat or gossip while knitting or crocheting.
Vagjayjay: Slang term for the vagina that was believed to have been coined by Oprah.
Tweet cred: social standing on Twitter.
404: Someone who’s clueless. From the World Wide Web error message 404 Not Found, meaning that the requested document could not be located.
Crowdsourcing: The activity of getting a large group of people to contribute to a project or task, especially by using a website where people can make contributions; for example, online proofreading services.
Geobragging: Repeated status updates noting your location in an attempt to get attention or make other people jealous.
Chilax: To calm down or relax, it is a slang term used when someone is starting to get uptight about something that is happening.
Racne: Acne located on a woman’s chest.
Staycation: A vacation at home or in the immediate local area.
App: Software application for a smartphone or tablet computer.
Noob: Someone who is new to an online community or game.