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Neologisms

Based on the definitions, guess these words that have entered the lexicon in the last 20 years or so.
Many of these words are portmanteaus - combinations of two other words
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First submittedSeptember 1, 2013
Last updatedDecember 3, 2016
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Definition
Word
Expensive jewelry or the "sound" it makes when light hits it
Bling
Unsolicited bulk e-mail
Spam
A bride who has unreasonable demands for her wedding
Bridezilla
A word or phrase, preceded by #, used to identify a topic on Twitter
Hashtag
Stuff given away for free, usually for promotional reasons
Schwag or Merch
To bully via the internet
Cyberbully
A heterosexual man who enjoys fashion and personal grooming
Metrosexual
Urban man whose personal grooming style resembles that of a lumberjack
Lumbersexual
Chicken inside a duck inside a turkey
Turducken
"Sport" that involves running through an urban environment, navigating
obstacles while preserving momentum
Parkour
People who are easily controlled in the manner of sheep
Sheeple
A bar where fancy, gourmet food is served
Gastropub
A photograph one takes of oneself, typically using a phone
Selfie
Audio program made available for internet download
Podcast
Electronic dance music genre, originating in London but with Jamaican roots
Dubstep
To fund a project via numerous small internet donations
Crowdfunding
The "5th taste", corresponding to the flavor of meat or MSG
Umami
An expression used to indicate idiocy, often preceded by "herp"
Derp
Malicious software
Malware
A vacation where you stay at home
Staycation
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level 69
Sep 2, 2013
Nice quiz idea. I enjoyed that one.
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level 57
Oct 27, 2013
Crowdfunding is an older concept than you might think, in fact the funding for putting up the Statue of liberty was organised through the New York (times or post cant remember which one), back then everyone mailed their cash to certain address it was collected and used for the project, If it wasn't for crowdfunding the statue of liberty could still be lying in its box.
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level 49
Jan 25, 2017
And yet the term itself only entered the lexicon in the last 20 years. That is what this quiz is about.
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level 70
Oct 30, 2013
Couldn't Trolling be used in place of Cyberbulling?
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level 25
Oct 31, 2013
Not quite the same thing
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level 73
Mar 5, 2015
Trolling was my thought too...it's not quite the same thing, but it's the most common term these days
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level 76
Aug 24, 2015
Yeah, I tried "troll" and "flame" before finally getting cyberbully.
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level 61
Jul 26, 2019
trolling is just an annoying person who likes to be an asshole, not targetting anyone in specefic, and no specefic goals to break and or hurt the other person. More to get attention. So is more about the one who does it. With cybrebullying, there is a specific target and often a specific reason, just like with normal bullying. The goal is to make the other person feel as bad as possible or worse.

There are different intentions but also one is more serious than the other, trolling can be on the same level you tease your friends, though can also be much ruder and meaner.

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level 75
Nov 26, 2015
Trolling is not the same.
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level 70
Jan 24, 2017
I agree. Although trolling is a more common term TODAY, it's very different from cyberbullying. Trolling is much more specific to cover things like feigned disagreement or purposefully concealed sarcasm.
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level 57
Jan 24, 2017
Yeah, trolling is the same thing, but I did eventually get cyberbully.
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level 61
Jul 26, 2019
it is definitely not. trolling is being a smart ass, cyberbullying leads to suicides.. and the bully often does not stop untill the other one is completely destroyed one way or another... Cyberbullying is life impacting. Trolling impacts your minute/hour or at most, if someone really struck a nerve, your day. But you most likely never come across eachother again.
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level 76
Apr 14, 2017
Yes, To Troll
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level 67
Mar 14, 2018
It's not the same thing. Trolling is more picking random fights or harassing strangers on the internet. Cyberbullying is more personal, from someone you know. It'd be something like a kid in your gym class recording an embarrassing video of you trying to climb the rope, and posting it online where everyone in school will see it.
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level 54
Nov 6, 2013
Missed the podcast one due to the fact that all of the podcasts I download are definitely not "short."
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level 61
Nov 7, 2013
That clue doesn't seem very accurate to me either. According to wikipedia "A podcast is a type of digital media consisting of an episodic series of audio, video, PDF, or ePub files subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device. The word is a neologism derived from "broadcast" and "pod" from the success of the iPod, as audio podcasts are often listened to on portable media players."
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level 82
Jun 9, 2014
I couldn't think of an "audio program". I guess it's a program more like tv has programs not so much like a computer has programs. That threw me off completely. Also thought hashtag only referred to the #, not to the phrase after it.
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level ∞
Oct 8, 2016
Removed the word short.
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level 67
Jan 24, 2017
I also thought it meant like a computer program, not like a show/serie... :/
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level 61
Jul 26, 2019
Yea, it would ve been better to remove the word program than the word short...
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level 83
Jan 29, 2014
Is Scwhag different from bizgifts?
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level 76
Nov 14, 2015
Spam seems the odd one out here because it was a word before (as in tinned pork and ham).
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level 49
Jan 25, 2017
This quiz is about words that have been invented or taken on new meanings in the last 20 years. Spam meets the second condition.
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level 58
May 23, 2016
I feel so old. I only got 10 (although I kicked myself for not getting 12 - how did I not get cyberbully and umami?!)
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level 76
Jan 24, 2017
Same here, scored 10. I've never heard of parkour, lumbersexual, derp, schwag, merch, or dubstep. My spellchecker underlined every one of those in red, too. I typed all of the words just to see which ones were considered correct, and only hashtag, selfie, bling, malware, turducken, spam, cyberbully, crowdfunding, and podcast were recognized by my spellchecker. Those must be the older words.
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level 61
Aug 1, 2019
It doesnt underline parkour for me, and in the case of lumber sexual and dub step, it suggest the words not to be written as a single word, but does recognise them. Derp is more like a sound like doh or uh-oh so I wouldnt really expect it to be in the spellchecker. Merch is just an abbreviation of merchandise. So schwag really is the one that is not recognised by the spell checker.
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level 62
Jan 24, 2017
According to Wikipedia, Umami was coined in Japanese in 1908 and in English in 1985, not sure I'd call that a neologism...
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level ∞
Jan 24, 2017
As far as words go, 1985 is very recent! And I feel like "umami" has entered common usage even more recently.
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level 77
Jan 24, 2017
I've also seen the taste described as "savory," though savory is even less of a neologism, even if this usage is fairly new.
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level 76
Jan 24, 2017
I think the food media world really amped up its usage in the last few years. I never heard it in my whole life, and then all of a sudden I heard it everywhere - on all the cooking shows and in food magazines. Everyone is always looking for the latest "new thing" to promote.
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level 68
Jan 24, 2017
I believe "durp" is a generally accepted alternate spelling of "derp".
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level 68
Jan 24, 2017
I've never heard of lumbersexual...I can't be the only one who wrote hipster
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level 76
Jan 24, 2017
I tried hipster then gave up.
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level 68
Jan 24, 2017
Hipster definitely matches the definition. It should be accepted.
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level 79
Jan 24, 2017
Hipsters dressed like lumberjacks waaaaaay before it was cool and had a fancy name like "lumbersexual"
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level 49
Jan 24, 2017
Hipster should be accepted.
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level 67
Jan 24, 2017
Yeah, I've also never heard of lumbersexual. Is this a regional thing?
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level 49
Jan 25, 2017
I wanted to agree with y'all, however: most lumbersexuals may be hipsters, but not all hipsters are lumbersexuals.
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level 70
Mar 29, 2017
I'm getting dumber by the second, reading this thread. (and I can't afford to lose what little intellect I have!)
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level 63
Jan 24, 2017
Chuckey would have been a better term for the turducken
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level 59
Jan 24, 2017
I've never heard it referred to as anything but a three-bird roast.
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level 76
Jan 24, 2017
I'm waiting for a lambpigsteer. Put that in your smoker.
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level 39
Jul 26, 2018
...go vegan, save the world...
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level 56
Jan 24, 2017
What about freerunning as an alternative to parkour?
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level 67
Jan 24, 2017
Agree with this. I tried freerunning first, then parkour. And why is "sport" in quotes?
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level 48
Jan 26, 2017
Free running is different from parkour in that the latter seeks the fastest route, as referenced in the clue by "...preserving momentum." Free running involves movement not necessary for the definition, such as flips. "Sport" would be in quotes, I suppose, because it is not inherently competitive, compared to other forms of running. Athletic, to be sure, but not necessarily bound by rules for competition.
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level 23
Jan 25, 2017
I missed parkour and dubstep I feel stupid (oh that's right I am)
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level 48
Sep 21, 2017
I'm not into that music but i thought of EDM...what's the difference?
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level 67
Apr 24, 2018
A lot of the clues had part of the answer already in them. :/
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level 53
Apr 27, 2018
Freebies no longer neo then?
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level 52
Jun 18, 2018
I have seen derp used to describe a look - now I know what it means!
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level 72
Jun 26, 2018
I typed in a lot of words I could think of for the 3rd clue. Not surprisingly, none of them took.
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level 70
Jul 6, 2018
I should have known staycation -- it's about the only vacation I can afford.
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level 42
Apr 15, 2019
How about Freerunning for Parkour... pretty much the same thing but freerunning is the flashy version.