List of Still-Common Compound-Words
Invented by Shakespeare
 
  
  1. baby-daughter
  2. bare-boned
  3. be-all
  4. blood-stained
  5. bottom-grass
  6. breast-deep
  7. candle-holder
  8. death's-face
  9. dew-drop
  10. dull-eyed
  11. earth-bound
  12. end-all
  13. eye-drop (meaning tears)
  14. full-hearted
  15. garlic-eater
  16. glass-eye (meaning spectacles)
  17. grand-juror
  18. head-shake
  19. high-blown
  20. home-spun (used as a noun)
  21. hunch-backed
  22. lack-luster
  23. lady-bird
  24. land-rat
  25. large-handed
  26. leap-frog
  27. lily-livered
  28. low-rated
  29. made-up
  30. mid-season
  31. mocking-bird
  32. mountain-spring
  33. over-eat
  34. over-view (as a noun)
  35. process-server
  36. push-pin (a children's game)
  37. rope-trick (a malapropism for rhetoric")
  38. rose-cheeked
  39. sad-eyed
  40. sad-faced
  41. school-day
  42. sea-change
  43. self-abuse
  44. skim-milk
  45. snail-paced
  46. star-crossed
  47. strong-knot
  48. thin-faced
  49. thumb-ring
  50. tied-up (first use as an adjective)
  51. time-honored
  52. upstairs
  53. wagon-spoke
  54. war-wearied
  55. worm-hole


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LISTS.

1. Master List of All Words “Invented” by Shakespeare, and links to detailed tables.

2. Still-Common Words First Appearing in a work by Shakespeare - a complete list.

3. Still-Common Compound Words First Appearing in a work by Shakespeare.

4. Common Words WRONGLY Attributed to Shakespeare.

5. Common Compound-Words WRONGLY Attributed to Shakespeare.

Did Shakespeare Really Invent Words?

Did Shakespeare Say it First? Common words and expressions commonly attributed to Shakespeare.

Why did Shakespeare invent words?

Methodology.

Exploring the Language and Invented Words of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

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