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Words coined in the last 100 years

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"Role Model" (1955-60)
"Email" (1980-85)
"Fax" (1948)
"Emoticon" (1980-85)
"Fashionista" (1990-95)

Shockingly, the word "verbicide" was not coined in the last hundred years, but rather in 1855-60. It means (Noun):
1. the willful distortion or depreciation of the original meaning of a word.
2.a person who willfully distorts the meaning of a word.

(I was also wrong about Feminism! (1840-45)

What other words were coined in the last 100 years?

Dates provided by a few different places, but mainly Dictionary.com

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https://www.duolingo.com/Harley070
1912
  • autism, n. This noun, and the adjective autistic, were both coined in 1912, when psychiatrists first defined the disorder.

  • blues, n. 1912 saw the appearance of two marquee music terms. The name for the musical style is first cited in the OED from this year, although it was likely used by musicians prior to this year. The use of blues to denote depression and low spirits dates to the eighteenth century.


1937
  • cliff-hanger, n. This word for the suspenseful ending of an episode of a serial first graced the pages of Variety in 1937.

I hope I have helped : )

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https://www.duolingo.com/PJMCD
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Interesting. But that's not the last 100 years XD

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When was it coined?

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https://www.duolingo.com/PJMCD
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XD. I was telling Dreamboy12 that 1912 is more that 100 years ago. I don't know when interesting was coined :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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1705-15

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https://www.duolingo.com/PJMCD
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Thanks! Very interesting!

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https://www.duolingo.com/hattieeee

'bae', founded in about 2014. this word also means 'poo' in danish and is a rather annoying way (in my opinion) to describe one's significant other. ^_^

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https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger
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Omg (recently coined as well :P), I hear that word so often nowadays... I don't mean to be a hater (another recently coined word) but I'd have to agree, when I hear people say bae it makes me want to throw up a little. XD

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https://www.duolingo.com/Funky_Puppy

Bleck. I think it is gross. I only see it on social media and I hear it when talking to my cousin.

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I don't mind the term myself. Here is an interesting look at alternative meanings for the word bae and a small primer on the linguistic aspects of it provided by Time Magazine http://time.com/3026192/this-is-what-bae-means/

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https://www.duolingo.com/hattieeee

oooo interesting :D

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https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger
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Woot woot!!!!

Woot (ex): (Especially in electronic communication) Used to express elation, enthusiasm, or triumph.

You just got unfriended. :P

Unfriend (v): Remove (someone) from a list of friends or contacts on a social networking site.

Oh my god, is my boyfriend really wearing a mankini right now...

Mankini (n): A brief one-piece bathing garment for men, with a T-back.

You may question the validity of that statement, but there seems to be some truthiness to it.

Truthiness (n): the quality of seeming or being felt to be true, even if not necessarily true.

That girl in the tiger print dress with the high heels and painted toenails is so droolworthy, I almost dropped my coffee when I saw her.

Droolworthy (adj): Extremely attractive or desirable.

D'oh!

D'oh (ex): Exclamation used to comment on a foolish or stupid action, especially one’s own.

We can thank Homer Simpson for that last one.
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https://www.duolingo.com/ME2300

cough cough xD

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FYI:

cheesesteak, n. This delicacy is strongly associated with Philadelphia, but the earliest citation in the OED is from an advertisement for Bill’s Meat Market in Chicago.

FYI, phr. No, this one did not get its start in text messages. The initialism is found as early as 1941 in a Washington Post article.

radar, n. Chances are if you are looking for an example of an acronym, radar (along with scuba) will be the one that is given. The U. S. Navy settled on the phrase radio detection and ranging for the technology in 1940, and within a year it had been shortened to radar. The American name is the one that caught on, even though it was the British RDF system, an initialism for radio direction-finding that dates to 1938, that was the first practical use of the technology.

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https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger
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Cheesesteak? Sadly, I initially read this as 'cheesecake' and got very excited. Still, have some lingots anyway for getting my hopes up!

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Sorry, that's from the mid fifteenth century. But that's good, because it means it's been around a while! :-)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Harley070

Yeeheeheehee!!!! XD

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https://www.duolingo.com/HakeemEvrenoglu
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LOL first appeared in 1989 and was added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2011 :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/EoghanBostock

And now we just read it as its own word with its own meaning, not laughing out loud... lol:)

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https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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Googol- A number with 100 zeros, coined in 1939 by a mathmetition: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Phew!

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https://www.duolingo.com/wstockall
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I think it's googol, as opposed to googel, but if I recall correctly the word was suggested by a child of a mathematician because a number that big deserves to have a name.

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Oops! I'll fix it.

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And also googolplex!

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Yep! Then there's Googolplexplex, a number with a Googolplex zeros!

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And then there's infinity, which is pretty close to the same thing. :-)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126
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The mathematician in me rises in protest at the statement. You could raise a googolplexplex to itself and still be infinitely smaller than infinity...

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Yes, but you get the idea. :-P

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https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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Also, don't forget Google (and the verb 'googling') ^_^

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https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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Yup :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/lisa4duolingo
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By the way, I love the word "fashionista." It so perfectly fits some people I know. In fact, I have a niece who proudly calls herself a "fashionista" and I think it is an apt description. Seeing the word made me want to add "man purse," but I don't see that officially added anywhere, so I held back.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I've definitely heard of "man purse"!

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Here is how I define man purse: Something EnigmaticTiger will never, ever ever, ever wear in his entire life.

walks away clinging tightly to his satchel

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https://www.duolingo.com/lisa4duolingo
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I love that meme! Thank you for adding it. Your editorial comments at the end made it even funnier.

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https://www.duolingo.com/AnIsAPandah

LOL :P (Literally, wait let me check) Yep :P

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Reply1872 years ago

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Rickrolling - approximately 2007

Bungee - 1930

Bungee jumping - 1975

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https://www.duolingo.com/FedorScheg

What does coined mean?

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Coined means created. But usually when people talk about the creation of a new word, they use the word "coined". 20 lingots the person who can tell me why.

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Hey, all you followers of me - check this out - this is a good conversation to join in on, and please tell the story before I can't hold my tongue any more ! And you could be the recipient of 20 lingots !

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https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126
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"Foomf" - coined by myself, and possibly earlier by Walt Kelly. An expression of contempt, obviously.

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https://www.duolingo.com/hopeisnotlost

I umm hope you don't mind me sending this list.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Funky_Puppy

1940s

counter-intelligence, n. Counter-espionage dates to least 1899 and counter-spy makes its appearance a year earlier in 1939.

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https://www.duolingo.com/lisa4duolingo
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Surely these were coined in the last 100 years:

"hashtag" (2005-2010)

"retweet"(2007?)*

*If it weren't for Twitter, we would have no need for a word like "retweet," and the word "tweet" would still only be something a bird does. In fact, I am certain that the word "hashtag" became much more popular after Twitter launched on March 21, 2006.

Though you can clearly see in the image below the retweet button in the world's first tweet (I put a square around it in case you haven't dipped your toes into the Twitter universe yet), I don't actually see the word "retweet" being used until 2007 and not making it into other areas of communication until 2009.

Attempts to search for RT or R/T were stymied by the fact that my search seemed to ignore the slash and other things (such as route) can be abbreviated with those two letters. Either way, I see no evidence of "RT," "R/T" or "retweet" prior to 2007.

By the way, I, too, used Dictionary.com and my links will take you to definitions on that site, but both have also been added to the Oxford English Dictionary ... in the last 100 years.

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https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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"Ship/shipping" (fandom) 1970-1990? <= I'm not sure when it was coined.

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I heart the ship/shipping words so much! XD

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https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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Me too! Especially on Annie's stream. :D

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