Pronounced log-a-DEE-da-lee. From the Greek logos, meaning words, and French legerde-main, meaning sleight of hand, hence, any artful deception or trick. The arbitrary or capricious coinage of words. For example, comatext is defined as text that pleases the person who wrote it, but puts others into a coma. Telecrastination is defined as letting the phone ring more than twice before you pick it up, even if it is only six inches away. I don't include such funsense in this dictionary.
(quite rare) A skillfully or cleverly coined new word.
Origin of logodaedaly
- From Ancient Greek Î»ÏŒÎ³Î¿Ï‚ (logos, “word") + Î”Î±Î¯Î´Î±Î»Î¿Ï‚ (Daidalos, “Daedalus, a skilled craftsman of Ancient Greek mythology") + -y.