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nonce word

noun
1.
a word coined and used only for a particular occasion.
Compare neologism (def 1).
Origin of nonce word
1880-1885
1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for nonce-word

nonce word

noun
1.
a word coined for a single occasion
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Word Origin and History for nonce-word
n.

"word coined for a special occasion," 1922, from nonce + word (n.).

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