Words Shakespeare Invented


Some notable ones in my everyday vernacular:

  • blanket
  • generous
  • hint
  • gloomy
  • lower
  • gossip
  • premeditated
  • rant
  • tranquil
  • worthless
  • bedroom
  • eyeball
  • mimic

And pretty much all the ones listed in that table. I wonder if there are authors in other languages that contributed in the way Shakespeare did for English. Fascinating.


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KT is an avid foodie/gamer/SFF reader with expertise in a variety of bizarre fields. Her love for technology, science, and internet media is only matched by her fondness for music, language and art. Karen is an aspiring writer with a meandering past. Her law and engineering books make wonderful counterweights to her fiction collections. She hopes to one day publish a novel, most likely in the young adult genre, but the future is an open book.

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