Shakespeare’s Novel Neologisms We Still Use

Here is an interesting post on the Bard that I would like to share…

Shakespeare's NeologismsIn honor of William Shakespeare, we’d like to share some words popularized by the Bard himself. Shakespeare died on April 23rd and was baptized on April 26th; his actual birth date remains unknown. Did Shakespeare coin the following terms? Probably not—these words may have been in conversational usage when he committed them to the page, or they may have previously appeared in the writings of his less-prominent contemporaries.

Whether or not these words are Shakespeare coinages, the plays of Shakespeare indubitably brought many novel words and phrases to the universal consciousness of English speakers worldwide. The continued popularity of Shakespeare’s writing keeps 16th- and 17th-century words alive that might have otherwise faded into obscurity.











Do you know the Shakespeare plays that use these terms? You may share it in the comments section below.




Source: Shakespeare’s neologisms


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