Looked on wiktionary:


and it just says it's a noun. How do you look for coined words on Wiktionary. I want to search for coined words instead of ordinary word like abdomen, which might have been coined by someone, but can be found on a dictionary. Is there a word for composite words? I can only use the category noun to search for coined composite words, but that means I will end up with regular words like abdomen in the search result and it's a problem. I want to be able to search for composite coined terms like Cobra Effect.

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    "it just says it's a noun". Logically, if it doesn't mark these words as composite coined terms, then the answer would be you can't search for them specifically. How about a google search for coined words ?
    – Sam
    Commented Feb 5, 2019 at 7:48

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Perhaps you mean neologism. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was (in)famous for coining such words as chortle, galumphing and uffish.

Many neologisms are portmanteau words, another term Dodgson used: a portmanteau is a suitcase that opens into two sections. To quote Dodgson, it's "two meanings packed into one word like a portmanteau".

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