ghost word

noun

Definition of ghost word

: a word form never in established usage

First Known Use of ghost word

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Ghost word.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ghost%20word. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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