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This paper aims to find out the properties of bases of Korean neologism. Bases of Korean neologism are widely different from those of an ordinary word. These bases of Korean neologism are broadly classified into 5 categories as follows. The first one is derived from combined Eumjeol acronyms(the first syllable in syntactic word) in Korean. The second one is shaped from a combination of clipped words. The third one is formed from elliptical phonemes The fourth one is made based on pun. The fifth one is created by a speaker Finally, there are final ending-based bases. Most of clipped bases are recognized as a morpheme. They are related to the work of metonymy.