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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Past suggestions include avoidance, bossa no va, walkstrot, and the sniglet shuggleftulation.
A great example is how none of Rich Hall's sniglets has caught on--except the word sniglet itself.
Sniglets predate the Web by almost a decade, but now the Net has its own creative wordsmiths, Paul Jarvis of Vancouver and Steve Comrie of Toronto.