sniglet


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sniglet

(ˈsnɪɡlɪt)
n
any word that does not appear in a dictionary

snig•let

(ˈsnɪg lɪt)
n.
any word coined for something that has no specific name.
[1980–85; derivative of obsolete sniggle to snicker, with -let]
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After the end of Fridays, Hall co-wrote and starred in the satirical comedy series Not Necessarily the News from 1983 until 1990 where he coined the term "sniglet" and collected and published several volumes of books.
Past suggestions include avoidance, bossa no va, walkstrot, and the sniglet shuggleftulation.
Wallraff is well aware of her predecessors, such as Burgess Unabridged by Gelett Burgess, The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd, Sniglets and its four sequels by Rich Hall, and In a Word: A Dictionary of Words that Don't Exist, But Ought To by Jack Hitt.
A great example is how none of Rich Hall's sniglets has caught on--except the word sniglet itself.
Game players can punch the "Diversion" button, represented by a silhouette of a juggler, and view a "sniglet," a brief humorous video clip or cartoon.
Editor & Publisher magazine asks its readers, "Remember 'Sniglets?'