Word of the day: Neologism. It means, a new word. Huh.
It’s not enough to hear the song and see the parodies, I had to actually understand what Gangnam Style means. It’s a reference to Korean hipster town (yes, yes, that’s not doing it justice. Read Wiki here.) And since it’s a brand new term, the definition of course included the word “neologism”, which I had to then look up.
A neologism ( /niːˈɒlədʒɪzəm/; from Greek νέο- (néo-), meaning “new”, and λόγος (lógos), meaning “speech, utterance”) is defined as a newly coined term, word, or phrase, that may be in the process of entering common use, but has not yet been accepted into mainstream language.
The term neologism is first attested in English in 1772, borrowed from French néologisme (1734).
So I’m only 278 years late learning a new word for new words. Huh.