“If the word doesn’t exist, invent it; but first be sure it doesn’t exist.”
― Charles Baudelaire
People invent new words all the time. Have you looked in a more recent dictionary? So much of it is filled with slang and new words like ginormous. Actually, it’s not that new. The first known use of that one is circa 1948. However, it wasn’t added to the dictionary till 2007.
Steampunk was first used in 1987 but didn’t make it officially into the dict’ till 2014.
Who cares if your words never make it into the dictionary. You can still create them. And who knows? Maybe one day, before we’re dead and ash, we’ll see our very own invented word(s) in the ole ‘Webster’s.