Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Slang word of the day: jobber

Today's slang word of the day is jobber. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

jobber

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Slang word of the day: food coma

Today's slang word of the day is food coma. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

food coma

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Slang word of the day: Xmas

Today's slang word of the day is Xmas. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

Xmas

noun

  • Christmas.

origin

  • From "X" (the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word commonly translated as "Christ") and "mas" (the Old English word for "mass.")

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Slang word of the day: make (one's) nut

Today's slang word of the day is make (one's) nut. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

make (one's) nut

verb

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Slang word of the day: hot shot

Today's slang word of the day is hot shot. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

hot shot

noun

notes

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Slang word of the day: take a powder

Today's slang word of the day is take a powder. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

take a powder

verb - intransitive

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Slang word of the day: brill

Today's slang word of the day is brill. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

brill

adjective

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Slang word of the day: Christmas creep

Today's slang word of the day is Christmas creep. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

Christmas creep

noun - uncountable

  • the phenomenon whereby the beginning of the Christmas shopping "season" beings earlier each consecutive year.

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Slang word of the day: mo

In honor of the last day of Movember, today's slang word of the day is mo. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

mo

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Slang word of the day: Chrismahanukwanzakah

Today's slang word of the day is Chrismahanukwanzakah. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

Chrismahanukwanzakah

  • "the holidays". An invented word combining Christmas + Hanukkah + Kwanzaa.
    Merry Chrismahanukwanzakah!
    <Removed.>

    -- Citation removed to resolve a penalty against The Online Slang Dictionary. From "Starting holidays early might be good for health", The Daily Cardinal (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Melissa Grau, November 11 2010

notes

  • Also spelled Christmahanukwanzakah, Christmahanakwanzika, and other variants.

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Slang word of the day: gate rape

Today's slang word of the day is gate rape. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

gate rape

noun

verb

  • to perform the invasive security screening procedure mandated in the United States by the TSA.
    I got gate raped today.

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Slang word of the day: prehab

Today's slang word of the day is prehab. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

prehab

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Slang word of the day: dollars to donuts

Today's slang word of the day is dollars to donuts. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

dollars to donuts

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Slang word of the day: clutch

Today's slang word of the day is clutch. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

clutch

adjective

noun

  • a difficult or trying time. Often used in sports to describe a player or team's ability (or inability) to deliver when peak performance is needed.
    "Big-time players deliver in the clutch." Kurt Johnson, Roseville Press-Tribune
    "David Wright has been wrong in the clutch for Mets." Peter Botte, NY Daily News

    See more words meaning: hard, confusing, difficult, a problem

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Slang word of the day: oscar mike

Today's slang word of the day is oscar mike. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

oscar mike

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Slang word of the day: asshat

Today's slang word of the day is asshat. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

asshat

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Slang word of the day: obit

Today's slang word of the day is obit. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

obit

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Slang word of the day: go DEFCON

Today's slang word of the day is go DEFCON. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

go DEFCON

verb

origin

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Slang word of the day: wag

Today's slang word of the day is wag. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

wag

noun

verb - transitive

  • to not attend school or work, without permission.
    Me and my mates are gonna wag school tomorrow.

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Slang word of the day: commentard

Today's slang word of the day is commentard. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

commentard

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Slang word of the day: goat

Today's slang word of the day is goat. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

goat

adjective

  • excellent. Acronym for "greatest of all time." Pronounced "goat" (like the animal) rather than as separate letters.
    Man, that game was GOAT.

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Slang word of the day: up sticks

Today's slang word of the day is up sticks. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

up sticks

verb

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Slang word of the day: small fry

Today's slang word of the day is small fry. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

small fry

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Slang word of the day: jam up

Today's slang word of the day is jam up. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

jam up

verb - transitive

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Slang word of the day: mom jeans

Today's slang word of the day is mom jeans. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

mom jeans

noun - uncountable

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Slang word of the day: ecohacking

Today's slang word of the day is ecohacking. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

ecohacking

noun - uncountable

notes

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Slang word of the day: gaslight

Today's slang word of the day is gaslight. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

gaslight

verb - transitive

  • to slowly and methodically psychologically manipulate a person, with the goal of driving them insane.
    To celebrate major events in each other's lives, one of the traditions within the department was to gaslight a colleague.

origin

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Slang word of the day: leg it

Today's slang word of the day is leg it. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

leg it

verb

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Slang word of the day: ranga

Today's slang word of the day is ranga. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

ranga

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Slang word of the day: Reality Distortion Field

Today's slang word of the day is Reality Distortion Field. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

Reality Distortion Field

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Slang word of the day: hurt locker

Today's slang word of the day is hurt locker. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

hurt locker

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Slang word of the day: VPL

Today's slang word of the day is VPL. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

VPL

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Slang word of the day: goose

Today's slang word of the day is goose. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

goose

noun

  • a fool. Often used playfully towards children, as in the example sentence.
    You silly goose!

verb

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Slang word of the day: topless

Today's slang word of the day is topless. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

topless

adjective

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Slang word of the day: topless

Today's slang word of the day is topless. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

topless

adjective

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Slang word of the day: faff around

Today's slang word of the day is faff around. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

faff around

verb

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Slang word of the day: LOBNH

Today's slang word of the day is LOBNH. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

LOBNH

adjective

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Slang word of the day: anti-Midas touch

Today's slang word of the day is anti-Midas touch. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

anti-Midas touch

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Slang word of the day: FLK

Today's slang word of the day is FLK. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

FLK

adjective

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Slang word of the day: mantuary

Today's slang word of the day is mantuary. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

mantuary

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Slang word of the day: carrot mob

Today's slang word of the day is carrot mob. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

carrot mob

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Catching up with updates #32

Hello slang fans!

Continuing catching up with updates:

  • May 28 (bumpf, IDEK)
  • May 29 (floosie, grrr, Twitard...)
  • May 30 (BBIAB, filthy stinking rich, POETS day...)
  • May 31 (doflicky, fug...)
  • June 1 (thinker...)

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-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Slang word of the day: flash mob

Today's slang word of the day is flash mob. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

flash mob

noun

origin

  • The term "flash crowd" was introduced by author Larry Niven in his novella Flash Crowd.

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Slang word of the day: geek chic

Today's slang word of the day is geek chic. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

geek chic

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Slang word of the day: fram

Today's slang word of the day is fram. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

fram

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Slang word of the day: three-finger salute

Today's slang word of the day is three-finger salute. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

three-finger salute

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Catching up with updates #31

Hello slang fans!

Continuing catching up with updates:

  • May 22 (boomtang, ...)
  • May 23 (one vulgar term...)
  • May 24 (meadow muffin)
  • May 25 (as if, drippin', giggity, hork...)
  • May 26 (outside the box, topless meeting, wild out on (one)...)

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-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Slang word of the day: ankle biter

Today's slang word of the day is ankle biter. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

ankle biter

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Catching up with updates #30

Hello slang fans!

Continuing catching up with updates:

  • May 17 (hand egg, yow)
  • May 18 (andygogglin, swamp donkey, umm...)
  • May 19 (buck, cheese-paring, GL...)
  • May 20 (Hello, nurse; swing; win...)
  • May 21 (noodle, shim, tcheyah...)

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-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Slang word of the day: measure drapes

Today's slang word of the day is measure drapes. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

measure drapes

verb

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Slang word of the day: moofer

Today's slang word of the day is moofer. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

moofer

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Catching up with updates #29

Hello slang fans!

Continuing catching up with updates:

  • May 12 (dog, nab, NVM...)
  • May 13 (bon-bon, cash in (one's) chips, malamanteau...)
  • May 14 (hrm, shrimper, shrimping, willy nilly...)
  • May 15 (push up daisies)
  • May 16 (whackadoodle, yahoo, yip)

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-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Catching up with updates #28

Hello slang fans!

Continuing catching up with updates:

  • May 7 (throw (one) for a six, vaca...)
  • May 8 (EWBTE, fat-finger, good old boy, hand cannon...)
  • May 9 (PIIYB)
  • May 10 (SCNR, ...)
  • May 11 (DYOH, ...)

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-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Slang word of the day: fat-finger

Today's slang word of the day is fat-finger. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

fat-finger

noun

transitive verb

  • To accidentally press an adjacent button, e.g. while typing on a keyboard or entering a phone number. Happens more frequently as the button size is reduced, e.g. on cell phones.
    Whoops, I just fat-fingered his phone number.

    More words meaning: computer slang
    More words meaning: to make a mistake, be incorrect, err

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Slang word of the day: rewilding

Today's slang word of the day is rewilding. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

rewilding

noun

notes

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Catching up with updates #27

Hello slang fans!

Continuing catching up with updates:

  • May 2 (DIAF, DYK, in your feelings)
  • May 3 (barkeep, HA, Jamie...)
  • May 4 (bag ho, beamed, hot shot...)
  • May 5 (break up, feast (one's) eyes, linkbait...)
  • May 6 (hump day, PFO...)

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-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Slang word of the day: manscara

Today's slang word of the day is manscara. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

manscara

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Slang word of the day: analog

Today's slang word of the day is analog. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

analog

adjective

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Catching up with updates #26

Hello slang fans!

Continuing catching up with updates:

  • April 27 (dead, joint, null...)
  • April 28 (cut of (one's) jib, lamestream media, wreck...)
  • April 29 (bomb, death stick...)
  • April 30 (iby, slugbug, vitamin I...)
  • May 1 (awiiyy, bomb, buzz for...)

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-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Slang word of the day: wrap rage

Today's slang word of the day is wrap rage. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

wrap rage

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Catching up with updates #25

Hello slang fans!

Continuing catching up with updates:

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-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Slang word of the day: malamanteau

Today's slang word of the day is malamanteau. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

malamanteau

noun

  • Coined in XKCD web comic #739: "a portmanteau created by incorrectly combining a malapropism with a neologism."

notes

origin

  • In addition to the XKCD origin, the term appears to have been used on the website MetaFilter as early as 2007:
    It's not spoonerism. More like a portmanteau combined with a malapropism. So I'd go with malamanteau or a portmanpropism.

    posted by ludwig_van at 3:31 PM on July 17, 2007 (link)

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Catching up with updates #24

Hello slang fans!

Continuing catching up with updates:

  • April 16 (carrot mob, ecohacking, frugalista...)
  • April 17 (boom, chav, clean, duck...)
  • April 18 (hyna, off the grid, rucca...)
  • April 19 (guyliner, manscara, mental...)
  • April 20 (bad rap, benny, FTR...)

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Slang word of the day: neo-boho

Today's slang word of the day is neo-boho. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

neo-boho

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Catching up with updates #23

Hello slang fans!

Continuing catching up with updates:

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Slang word of the day: BC bud

Today's slang word of the day is BC bud. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.

BC bud

noun

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)