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Part of speech: noun

Origin: American English, late 19th century


Love of, preference for, or great interest in what is new.


A love of novelty.

Examples of Neophilia in a sentence

"My neophilia means I always buy the new generation of iPhone as soon as it's released."

"I might be succumbing to a bit of neophilia when I'm tempted to buy another smart gadget."

About Neophilia

Ancient Greek is still alive because countless words have been created from its roots. For example, "neo" means "new" and "philia" means "fondness." "Neophilia," therefore, is "a love or preference for all that is new and trendy."

Did you Know?

The first documented usage of "neophilia" was in "Political Science Quarterly," an academic journal founded in the late 19th century. While it's a centuries-old word, Gen Z social media influencers are the perfect purveyors of neophilia, or a love of new trends.

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