Asked • 03/21/19

Bringing word into existence just by calling and using it?

Sometimes, when I read essays, I see that writers make up words and by using them, they bring those words into existence.For example: >In her article ***"Juban America"***, Ruth Behar uses the term **"Juban"**, which is just the Jewish-Cuban identity, and though we know this term doesn't exist, she uses it. We know this word doesn't exist but after using it, it is brought into existence.Is there a single word to name this strategy or phenomenon?

Benjamin P.

Yes, it's called coining.


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