The New Names of Footwear

  • Aušra Rimkutė-Ganusauskienė
Keywords: term of fashion, footwear, name of footwear, term of clothing, neologism


    The article is aimed at determining the origins of 47 names of contemporary footwear found in the “Database of Lithuanian Neologisms”, discussing their expression, and unveiling the peculiarities of their use. The majority of the names are neologisms that were created not by footwear experts or linguists; we will not find them in any official recommendations for language use or terminological dictionaries. they are used mostly by stylists, journalists, and bloggers writing about fashion. the emergence of new names of contemporary footwear, their spread or non-adoption is a natural development of terminology.

Terminology and the Present