Term for strange words?

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I often hear strange words that are not in the dictionary. Such as slather. "She slathered on sunblock while at the beach"

Is there a term in grammar for strange words? Would this be a slang, jargon or something else?

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bryan david kearney said:
I often hear strange words that are not in the dictionary. Such as slather. "She slathered on sunblock while at the beach"

Is there a term in grammar for strange words? Would this be a slang, jargon or something else?

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A word that is made up of a combination of two words is called a blend. slather derives from blending slap and lather => lather, meaning, to spread quickly.

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A great online dictionary source is OneLook

Blends: EXAMPLES
brunch (breakfast + lunch)
smog (smoke + fog)
motel (motor + hotel)
 
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