One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Originally: modernity, novelty, innovation (especially in language). Later also: the use of new words or phrases, neologism; an instance of this.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Charles Plowden (1743–1821), Jesuit. From ancient Greek νεωτερισμός innovation, change from νεωτερίζειν to make innovations + -ισμός.
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