Definition of word-making in English:

word-making

noun

  • 1The action or process of forming a word or words; an instance of this.

  • 2More fully "word-making and word-taking". A game played with lettered cards, in which players compete to form anagrams.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Wilson (d. 1581), humanist and administrator. From word + making.

Pronunciation

word-making

/ˈwəːdˌmeɪkɪŋ/