A Neologism

A neologism is a word that you (or someone) made up to fit a circumstance that doesn’t have a word. Here’s a pretty good example.


It’s a bit long, but it has a pretty good ring to it, and I think the definition is pretty good, too.

This kind of word is also called a portmanteau word: Two (or more) words combined to make a new word, in this case blunder and catastrophe.