Millionth English neologism imminent?

I read this article on the Beeb with interest; there’s a company which monitors the frequency with which words crop up online, and it reckons that about every 98 minutes an English term reaches the 25,000-hit criterion for them (at least) to declare it a ‘new word’.

So here’s the challenge: a couple of years ago I used the word “digilante” to describe someone who, basically, uses technology to snoop on their neighbours. At the time, I don’t think it returned any hits on an internet search. Even today, it only registers asade over 3,000 hits…

With your help, we might be able to bump that up over 25,000 and get it into the English language. How about it?

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