A word coined for one single occasion only.
- One researcher thinks that didgeridoo may be an Irish coinage, a nonce word like boogaloo or dingaling.
- Here's a list of nonce words in my colourful vocabulary that have not yet found their way into any dictionary.
- Another sort of punning found in newspapers is the allusive re-using of nonce words from slogans.
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