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angrifying - To make angry.

e.g., Grrrowl! That no carrying backpacks around school rule is really angrifying.

submitted by Chelsea Aceheart

angro - Angry + aggravated, similar to aggro.

e.g., Joe wouldn't always be so angro if he'd stop taking steroids. I think that also accounts for his chemo brain.

submitted by Devin Mack

angrulo - Angry, frustrated, annoyed, hot-tempered.

e.g., Did you hear him yell? He was one angrulo guy.

submitted by aldwin oliveros

angry bogan - A discontented and disillusioned individual, angry at the world, with a penchant for wearing flannel.

e.g., Hey AJ, did you see that angry bogan in the Torana with the Jim Beam sticker on the back?

submitted by Simon

angry-la - A place either in your mind or in a community where a state of anger persists (as in the mind) or where anger exists collectively within a community.

e.g., No matter how pleasantly Chris is treated, she always behaves, reacts, or replies like a resident of Angry-la.

submitted by Frederick Mundle

angst er - A criminal who is full of doubt, depressed, and questions the meaning of Life.

e.g., Policeman: So describe the robbery.

Store owner: This short, wiry, armed guy comes in and asks for all my money.

Policeman: Short, wiry? A tough hoodlum like Al Pacino as Scarface?

Store owner: Nah! He was a shakily nervous, pimple-faced anst er, who kept rolling his eyes upwards, and saying, "Why is money so important?" Ya know, Woody Allen with a gun.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

angulation - Angle.

e.g., When playing pool and a ball is not sunk, you may hear "Hmmm, wrong angulation."

submitted by Angelo

anguloravehorribilis - Being caught in the corner by the most boring person at a party.

e.g., Look. Patrick just got anguloravehorribilised by Chris.

submitted by prettyplease

angus - To become very angry and possibly hurt someone.

e.g., Q: So what happened then? A: I just started to get all angus and had to leave before I slapped him upside the head.

submitted by Paul

anhedonophilia - The irrational love of taking no pleasure.

e.g., Roger's anhedonophilia made him very pleasant company since he was incapable of not liking anything.

submitted by Mark Lee - (www)

animacidal - Of one who takes innocence, life (in a metaphorical sense), naivete, inner child, etc.

e.g., His animacidal actions had left her dead inside.

submitted by Mike McAuliffe

animadversary - Animadverter, especially imbued with the sense of being an adversary. "(n.)) One who animadverts; a censurer; also (Obs.), a chastiser."

e.g., Writing as an animadversary, William Safire: "On my return to the lists after vacation, let me animadvert on the swelling chorus of handwringing failuremongers." | To be a candidate for the 2004 Democrat Presidential nomination, one must be an animadversary of President Bush.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

animal sentimentalism - A mental disorder in humans caused by years of viewing Disney movies without wearing a tin foil hat (Signs.) Victims assign human values to wild animals disregarding all logic and scientific evidence.

e.g., We found a lot of deer this spring starved to death. Unfortunately, the animal sentimentalists were feeding the deer so hunters wouldn't get them, without taking into account their metabolisms change as the natural food supplies change. The deer starved to death, with stomachs full of food. (True story.) | Every few years, some animal sentimentalist gets torn up by a bear or a deer during the rut. They think these animals are cute cartoons and they want to go and pet them, but nobody bothered to tell the animals to act that way.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

animalification - A literary device. Used when attributing animal characteristic to something that is clearly not an animal - -similar to personification.

e.g., The author made great use of animalification in his novel.

submitted by Chelsea

anime - An image of a person done up to look like a character from an anime film, usually flattering.

e.g., Suzie's wicked blog featured flashing gifs, brave use of bright green and best of all, a customised AniMe that highlighted her killer bod.

submitted by Jenny - (www)

anime - To draw pictures in the style of Japanese animation.

e.g., You animed your picture very nicely, Kate.

submitted by John

anime hair - a spiky, physics-defying hairstyle evocative of the hairstyles usually worn by anime action heroes. May be caused by naturally unruly hair, sleeping on one's hair funny, or several cans of hair gel.

e.g., My alarm didn't go off this morning and I barely had time to grab breakfast, let alone take a shower, so of course I have anime hair today.

submitted by Shaduan

anime-hair - Extreme case of bed head in which hair defies gravity and all known normal shape, similar to anime cartoon characters.

e.g., Stan woke up again with anime hair and headed for the shower immediately.

submitted by Barbara Laff

anime-pretty - Refers to any male possessed of androgynous good looks to the point that others start to wonder whether he is not, in fact, actually female.

e.g., Oh, he's a guy all right. He's just anime-pretty.

submitted by Shaduan

animoid - A person who partakes of or has an affection for Japanese anime but is unsuccessful in apprehending anything that relates to anime or anything else from Japan.

e.g., My sister and her friend are complete animoids. They watch, attempt to draw, and read anime, but they haven't a clue.

submitted by Barry - (www)

animoticon - The super-cool animated emoticons found in Yahoo! messenger.

e.g., The best animoticon in Yahoo! messenger is \:D/, but for the others you have to know the secret codes found at the link provided. (ED. Errr, ummmm, what link?)

submitted by Dan

animutation - An animation of some kind that's gone beyond the realm of normalcy. Animutations normally are visuals to crazy Japanese songs and are intentionally rough around the edges. | A fanimutation is a nanimutation not created by neil Cicirega, but by fans of his animutations.

e.g., This animutation features Colin machrie as Batman. | My friend just submitted a fanimutation.

submitted by arik9 | Andy - (www)

aning - To be anally retentive.

e.g., Bob spent hours aning over the code in his webpage.

submitted by Kevin Kilgore

anjalistic - Innocent. Trusts everybody, at times unassumingly.

e.g., The girl anjalistically talked to him, unaware of his hitting on her.

submitted by sagar

ankle - To be of exceptionally low standing, approximately three feet below an asshole.

e.g., No, Chris's definitely lower than an asshole, more like an ankle.

submitted by commandline

ankle - (v.) To be fully (sometimes overly) prepared, such as being heavily layered before going out in the snow or rain, or packing two suitcases for an overnight stay somewhere. (Apparently from "ankylosaurus," an armored dinosaur.)

e.g., "Right: I've got on two pair of socks, shoes, overboots, long underwear, two flannel shirts, my coat, a parka, earmuffs, and a hat … I'm ready." "No, you're ankled. We're skiing, not climbing K2. Look at yourself! You can't even move." | "So, is Shirley gonna throw you out again just before the Superbowl?" "Yeah, every year; but this time, I'm ankled, man. … Ankled! I've already rented a short-term apartment with a wide-screen tv, and I've bought about $600 of groceries. I'm ankled!" "Yeah, but what if she realizes it's just some kind of "mars & venus" thing and forgives you?" " … oh, crap. She wouldn't do that to me, would she?"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

ankle biter - Someone of little account, who criticizes others who are much better than she is. Like a little dog that barks and jumps around, trying to bite people's ankles.

e.g., Chris is the epitome of an ankle biter.

submitted by Wayne Hagood

ankle napkins - Your socks, when you need to wipe your hands and you don't have anything else to wipe them on.

e.g., John: (after sneezing into hands) Do you have any tissues? Beth: No, I'm out. John: Guess I'll use my ankle napkins.

submitted by Nick

anklebiter - Short people.

e.g., Look at the anklebiter over there.

submitted by h2obaby

ankles - Swell.

e.g., "How was your day?" "Just ankles, thanks."

submitted by Cara

ankulsis - Stiffening of the joints; to crook, bend. From ankulos, crooked, bent. Stiffening of a joint as the result of abnormal fusion.

e.g., I am sorry, ma'am, but you have ankulsis.

submitted by Dr. Gary Rothfeld - (www)

anna mossity - A woman who, against her will, is coerced into attending a dance, party, or other social event and is determined not to enjoy it. (ED. I laughed on seeing the word in the input queue.… Laughed out loud by the time I got to the end of the example.… And I laughed again on seeing it months and months later. That's one of the advantages of flagging entries with ED.. This sort of entry might have had an influence on me -- my latest adopted internet identity: Bess Twit. I'm almost sure Bennett Cerf edited a book titled This is My Best Wit in the 1950s. It was one of the first books I ever bought, as publisher's overstock.)

e.g., Pal: Hey, you with the frown. I know you're one of the Mossity girls. Aren't you Anna? Anna Mossity?
Gal: Yep. That's right. And I know you're one of the Thead boys. Isn't your first name Shi?

submitted by Charlie Lesko

annat - And that. Used by ferals to complete a sentence that encompasses more than the speakers' vocabulary will allow her to express.

e.g., We went down to the library and it was full of books annat.

submitted by Aaron

annerban - To jerk someone around by contradicting yourself.

e.g., Rich: "I'm bored. Watch me use the annerban on Albert." Paul: "Sweet. This should be good." Rich: "Al, I made out with your girlfriend last night." Albert: "What?" Rich: "I didn't mean that, but I did." Albert: "What the hell!" Rich: "No, I'm kidding. Only I'm not." Albert: "I swear you better not do that again." Rich: "Okay, I won't. But seriously, I will."

submitted by natmac

annexecon - A reformed criminal whose MO was to break into outbuildings

e.g., When on hard times in the past Alan had resorted to breaking into many outbuildings. Putting his days as annexecon behind him he looked forward to a rosy future.

submitted by jonty Reason - (www)

annibler - In the context of weight loss, a person who makes access to snackfoods possible, practical, or easy -- the diet saboteur.

e.g., Despite my protests, my wife came home from the supermarket with potato chips, pretzels, cake, cookies and ice cream. I asked her, "What are you, some kind of annibler?"

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

annie audix - The woman who is the voice behind the popular Audix (TM) Voice-mail system.

e.g., Annie Audix told me I have 17 new messages.

submitted by Ben

anniverse - (n.) The several plans, variables, and schedules involved in any celebration of an event in the past (i.e., an anniversary, a memorial, vel cet.), especially when the planned festivities are elaborate or complex.

e.g., "I've got all the flowers! They'll be here at 2130 tomorrow." "Okay, so that's the flowers, the caterer, the chairs and the tables---...what are we forgetting? Oh! The band! Shoot! Eddie! ..." "Wow---I had no idea this was such a busy anniverse."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

anniversorry - The act of apologizing for a forgotten anniversary. It is usually accompanied with presents, preferably jewelry that sparkles with diamonds.

e.g., Julie: What a wonderful bracelet! I though your anniversary was last weekend. Ann: It was. This is my anniversorry present since Jose forgot our 10-year anniversary.

submitted by Tolu

annivorcery - (n.) The anniversary of one's divorce. [I don't recall the movie or series I heard this in, but it sounded very pseudo to me.]

e.g., Madison is weird: she just spent all day celebrating her annivorcery ... with her ex!

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

annoilerate - To render otherwise perfectly good food completely inedible by deep frying and serving undrained, usually in Scotland.

e.g., My good man, this Scotch Pie has been annoilerated. It is ruined. It is an ex-Scotch Pie. It is wholly unfit for eating and I demand a full cash refund forthwith.

submitted by Miles Gavin

announciation - Texan or Czech for pronunciation.

e.g., She's always using the wrong announciation.

submitted by John Booth, Jr.

annoxication - Making it through hard times in your life, but not bragging about it or showing off that you did it but feeling self-accomplished and knowing that you did it.

e.g., Her annoxication is what made her the person she is today.

submitted by jay

annoyeristic - one who has a habit of being "annoying" in a teasing manner, one who is enjoys good natured jokes

e.g., I have a habit of being annoyeristic.

submitted by IceHawk

annoygravating - Combo of annoying and aggravating, used to describe someone or something that transcends both.

e.g., Telemarketers are perhaps the most annoygravating people of all.

submitted by McG

annoying compulsive disorder - ACD is characterized by the effect that you have on others. Technically, it's not the person with ACD but everyone else around her who suffers. Here are some of the symptoms: 1: Detrimental effect on your central nervous system -- those with ACD get on your nerves. 2. Affect your urinary output -- they piss you off. 3. Affect your vocal level whenever they operate their temporal mandibular joint -- they make you want to scream every time they open their mouths.

e.g., If you repeatedly have doors slammed in your face, or if your phone calls are consistently terminated without a "goodbye," you may be the cause of suffering from ACD.

submitted by Gayle Hurmuses - (www)

annoysibantileave - A sibling who is always near you and won't go away.

e.g., Yes, he is my annoysibantileave.

submitted by Stephan

annsessive - Obsessive to the point of being annoying.

e.g., Chris is way too annsessive about Sam.

submitted by Sam

ano - Something you sit on.

e.g., The ano was covered with clothes.

submitted by September 7th English

anomalyzic - To analyze anomalously. To be anomalous analytically.

e.g., Chris' a bit anomalyzic; she seems to examine only the portions of things which suit her, and then once she's had her fill, she often discontinues the course until some random time she chooses.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

anonamuse - Humorous word, phrase, saying from a forgotten or unknown source.

e.g., "Did you make that joke up yourself?" "No, actually, it was an anonamuse."

submitted by Geoff

anonymize - The removal of all distinguishing characteristics in a person or thing, for example a strip mall. To make anonymous.

e.g., This area of the city has been anonymized.

submitted by nicholas paredes

anonymize - To make someone or something anonymous.

e.g., Glenn didn't want to be recognized, so he anonymized himself by wearing a fake beard.

submitted by Matt Vines

anonymousity - Expressing hatred or anger in a secret or covert way.

e.g., The anonymousity of the perpetrators is what disturbed me the most.

submitted by tr kerth

anoraksia - An eating disorder sufferred by trainspotters and geeks.

e.g., Nigel spent so much time collecting train numbers that his mum, Ethel, was worried he would contract anoraksia.

submitted by jonty Reason - (www)

anotartive - To be overly ignorant and obnoxious; stupid.

e.g., Chris has this tendency to be anotartive. Oh, you've noticed it, too.

submitted by Charlie Benson

anotherwhere - This is a word that should be used instead of "somewhere else" to add dramatic effect and a bit more mystery to the unknown destination. This sense of unknown should be portrayed in the way this word is said, a pause before saying is a good effect.

e.g., I don't think I'll go to the show this year for New Year's Eve; maybe I'll go … anotherwhere.

submitted by Rob Cohen

anotherwise - In some other way, in an alternative manner -- you may choose to try a different approach or path.

e.g., If boring straight through the Earth does not work to more quickly deliver excellent Chinese goods to American people eagerly awaiting arrival of same, solution will then have to be anotherwise.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

antagoggolin - Diagonal.

e.g., Go across the field antagoggolin. It will be the shortest route.

submitted by Jim - (www)

antagonista - bobjuliano's journal: "A person compelled to create antagonism and crisis politics in a group. Said person is known to constantly indulge in rumors, witch hunts, insults, and flaming."

e.g., Why is Chris chrissified in so many examples? Because she's an antagonista, that's why. She deserves all the negative references to her … the bitch.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

antarial - Combo of antenna and arial.

e.g., Adjust the antarial to get better TV reception.

submitted by Eric Hensen

antecipation - Akin to the French "esprit de l'escalier" or the German "treppenwitz," the word for a carefully planned expression or comeback which one screws up at the last possible second.

e.g., Neil Armstrong meant to say "... one small step for a man," but under the influence of antecipation said "... one small step for man" instead.

submitted by PPM - (www)

antecrastination - Acting after it's too late.

e.g., He was guilty of antecrastination and missed the boat.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

anteloped - Ever want to convey the sense of something moving like a prancing pronghorn, but without all the funny looks when you say "like a prancing pronghorn"? Then anteloped is the word for you

e.g., The dog sat up and anteloped out of the dining room into the kitchen.

submitted by Adam R. Lee

antepenultimate - “I have always liked the sound of penultimate. It is fun (and a bit pretentious) to use, but antepenultimate is even more so. In addition, although I would choose ‘third from last’ for the item preceding the next-to-last item, I have encountered multiple people who call the item before the next-to-last one the ‘second-to-last’ one. That gives me the excuse of using antepenultimate in order to eliminate any ambiguity.”

From My Favourite Word, it refers to the thing that precedes the penultimate thing: third from the end. I have no idea why, but I thought the word prepenultimate existed. And so it shall. My Favourite Word is definitely wort a visit. You can take this link to get there. Why not twist someone's favorite and make it one of our favorite words? Folks do that all the time.

e.g., I wonder how long it will take before this is the antepenultimate entered into the pd? | The thing before the antepenultimate thing would then be the preantepenultimate thing, would it not?

submitted by [Charlie Livingston] - (www)

anteprimanova - /an tee prime uh no vuh/ Prior to the initial "Big Bang" which resulted in our Universe; where a purported pin point "went nova" and filled our space with expanding energy and matter.

e.g., E.Y.E. don't remember much from anteprimanova time, but surely it must have been satisfactory in every respect, dark and cool and supremely restful.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

antherplatz - (n.) 1. a chicken coop; 2. a room full of cubicles; 3. a place filled with available members of the opposite sex. [a false germanic version of anthropos platonos "plato's man." The philosopher Plato defined "man" as "a featherless biped"; Demosthenes, another philosopher, plucked a chicken and called it "plato's man."]

e.g., I'm selling all the birds in my antherplatz and raising horses instead. | I'm tired of the antherplatz; I want an office!

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

anthropologetic - Feeling remorseful about the elimination of a culture.

e.g., After burning the Shilakkalak tribe out of their homes, the explorer felt a bit anthropologetic.

submitted by matt

anthropomaximologist - One who studies, maximizes, and enhances the human experience. A coach.

e.g., I have been a practicing cultural anthropomaximologist for the past thirty years. I assist humans in being all they are capable of being.

submitted by Linda Starr

anti claus - (Also known as "Bills!Bills!Bills!" "Repo," "Hock," and "Deferred Interest"; n.) The emaciated, chartreuse-clad, sneering goblin that comes around after Christmas (repeatedly) to extort money from you for the gifts Santa brought to you as well as those you may have purchased for family and friends. He does not bring gifts down the chimney, but shoves savings down the toilet. And as he disappears in his (repossessed) Maserati, you'll hear him exclaim, "If you have already paid what you owe, please disregard me, and thank you for your payment."

e.g., "Wow, man, you look awful. What's wrong?" "It's Anti Claus: I found him siphoning funds from my paycheck yesterday." "Ouch." "Yeah, tell me about it. I did some checking---" "You mean you did some credit carding." "Don't be funny. Anyway, I checked my acounts: I don't know how I can possibly keep up the payments." "That's bad. Can I help?" "You mean it?" "Sure I do: that's what friends are for, man." "You could return the big screen tv I bought you." "... ... Wow, man, Anti Claus, huh? Good luck with that. I gotta take this call." "Wait! you said---" "I really gotta take this, man. It's my woman: I told her she could watch chick flicks on my big screen tv!" "But---" "Look, I give it back to you in my will." "Gee, thanks. I guess I could exercise my option to give Anti Claus and arm and a leg ...."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

anti-bee - A person who is opposed to the use of silent b's in spelling words. Are they there just to separate the wheat from the chaff in spelling bees? Has notning to do with Aunt Bea on The Andy Griffith Show.  
The first word I ever misspelled in spelling class was "missed" -- because my classmate Loretta wouldn't define the word for me so I'd know whether the word was "missed" or "mist." Stayed in at recess afterwards to go over the next day's spelling lesson -- the first time I had ever studied spelling.  
codebtor codebtors debt debtless debtor debtors debts doubt doubtable doubted doubter doubters doubtful doubtfully doubtfulness doubtfulnesses doubting doubtingly doubtless doubtlessly doubtlessness doubtlessnesses doubts indebted indebtedness indebtednesses misdoubt misdoubted misdoubting misdoubts overindebtedness overindebtednesses oversubtle redoubt redoubtable redoubtably redoubts subtle subtleness subtlenesses subtler subtlest subtleties subtlety subtly undoubtable undoubted undoubtedly undoubting unsubtle unsubtly

e.g., I'm an anti-bee -- and have been since about second grade when I first encountered the word doubt. And enunciated the bee sound on first reading it: duh-boot.

submitted by HD Fowler

anti-cementic - A cement bigot.

e.g., Ron Paul is an anti-cementic who would not defend us against the real dangers of radical islam.

submitted by HD Fowler

anti-deja vu - "It was on the tip of my tongue." Used when you forget what you were going to say.

e.g., Mr. Graham asked a question about a second possible solution to the math problem, and Kea raised her hand to give the clever response she had come up with. Unfortunately, by the time Mr. Graham called on her, all Kea had to say was, "Dang it. Anti-deja vu."

submitted by Kea

anti-magogophone - The opposite of something.

e.g., This is the complete anti-magogophone to their assertion.

submitted by shane

anti-miracle - Something that happens by some quirk of fate, but is bad instead of good. Similar to a miracle, but has a bad effect.

e.g., If by some anti-miracle the presentations are fast and I end up presenting today, I'll shoot myself in the face.

submitted by Dave

anti-neopets - The organization originally founded by Neobuks and Mae Noelle to cast the downfall of This has since been taken into two other eras. As of February 14, 2005, it is in the 2nd era. The current leader is Tezeti, and the co-leaders are Blackdove, Rodentberry, and Nemmy. Invented by Neobuks and Mae Noelle at an unknown date

e.g., Billy saw a website about Anti-Neopets, and wondered who would want to destroy such a good website.

submitted by Nemmy - (www)

anti-responsibility - (adj.) pro-choice.

e.g., It seems to me that those who tout abortion have already exercised their choice, and now seek only to avert the responsibilities that choice entails. Hence, anti-responsibility.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

anti-safe - (ant-eye-say-f). Descriptive word used when proclaiming that something is not all that great.

e.g., "Paul, they're towing your car!" "Anti-safe!"

submitted by Richard Linney

anti-socializer - One who is very outgoing but makes the people around her uncomfortable and anti-social.

e.g., I realized that Mr. Moon was an anti-socializer when he fingered his nose and absentmindedly wiped the goldmine on my sleeve; nonethess, I was captivated.

submitted by Todd _merely_bored_U_C

anti-swearing table - The Anti-swearing Table is a table created by star651 for the pseudodictionary. It contains words you can use as a substitute for swear words when editing something for tv, radio, clean version CDs, and websites if it's required they be clean. So here goes.

Warning: If you are shocked by obscenities in print, you may not like this passage. (ED. If you want to see the rest of what's in this entry, you'll have to do a View Source.)

e.g., I hope you editors trying to keep things clean enjoyed this anti-swearing table from star651, repeat contributor to the pseudodictionary.

{ED. Yes, we enjoyed it. You did a good job. However, note that a condom is not a sex toy -- although I've heard of them being used as water balloons.}

submitted by star651

antiacoustication - 1. The suppression or cancellation of sound wave antinodes through the introduction of an equal, but opposing (inverted) sound, thereby creating silence or reducing wave amplitude. 2. The complete or partial suppression of sound by any means without manipulation of the source.

e.g., I have an antiacoustication device in my room which generates silence through the introduction of inverted sound waves.

submitted by Sammers

antibelli - Against war.

e.g., Is the Peace Corps antibelli?

submitted by Alex Cordner

anticalamitible - Propensity towards being docile and unexcited.

e.g., Don't bother trying to get Steve riled up; he's totally anticalamitible.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

anticipassion - A combination of anticipation and passion: The anticipation that comes with a passionate situation.

e.g., Walter's in total anticipassion of finally meeting his online dream woman.

submitted by Dylon Whyte

anticipatious - Combination of anticipate, anxious, and nervous.

e.g., Nick was anticipatious about going sky diving. A little nervous and anxious, but excited at the same time.

submitted by Nick Sullivan

anticipointment - A greatly awaited event that turns out to be a fizzer.  
Rico Mossesgeld: "Anticipointment, as Berkeley, California, editor Hank Roberts explained in an online computer conference, is a word coined 'to describe [the feeling one gets on] always finding that, just as the techie-toy I've been dreaming about getting for six months has become affordable, there's something so much better on the horizon that I guess I have to wait just a bit longer.'"  
Nancy Friedman: "Anticipointment: High expectations followed by a letdown; a portmanteau of 'anticipation' and 'disappointment.' According to legend, the word was coined in the 1960s by a Los Angeles ad agency that used it as the punchline of a holiday card whose outside read, in paraphrase: 'At this time of year, just one word sums up the feeling in all of our hearts.' Now used for any instance of media or technology hype.  
(I read the ad-agency story years ago and have been unable to corroborate it. Anyone?)" | The emotional state of being which results from a highly anticipated event not turning out as well as expected.

e.g., For some, Y2K was an event of great anticipointment, especially if you were holed up in a shed in the desert surrounded by cans of Spam. | I was really looking forward to that movie. How could that many stars make such a bad film. Talk about anticipointment.

submitted by Mark Allen | John Bray - (www)

anticlock - Any device which obstructs the ability to measure and perceive time.

e.g., My wife's towel acted as an anticlock, whereas it completely blocked my view of the clock.

submitted by Sammers

anticloudblaster - A powerful portable particle beam device that blasts huge holes in the clouds overhead.

e.g., The anticloudblaster is great for picnics, ballgames, sunlight ,and a piece of blue sky.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

anticonstitutionnellement - Anticonstitutionally. A French word that I want to put in an English dictionary, the longest non-technical word in French.

e.g., I do not know about those anticonstitutionnellement.

submitted by Le Chat 90(lespoils90)

anticonsume - 1. To abstain from eating or drinking something that is almost finished out of fear that one will have to throw away the container, or replace the food and drink consumed. 2. To abstain from eating or drinking something that is almost finished, so that someone else will eventually consume it, dispose of any containers, and replace it if it calls for replacing.

e.g., I decided to anticonsume the milk when I discovered that it was almost finished.

submitted by Sammers

anticrastinate - (v.) 1. To refuse to put something off, even if there is no hurry in completing it. 2. To prepare long in advance.

e.g., "Hey, you wanna shoot some hoops with us?" "No, I've got Christmas shopping to do." "Christmas shopping?! In May?! That's overdoing anticrastination pretty bad, don't you think?"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

anticuse - To imply that someone is innocent of something of which he is accused.

e.g., The defense team did everything to anticuse their defendant.

submitted by Ty Evans

antideluvian - Antedeluvian is before the flood. Antideluvian is against a flood.

e.g., Frank's house is on the coast and he is antideluvian.

submitted by Frank J. Mandriota

antidenim - Any fabric that isn't denim.

e.g., Check out her new antidenim skirt.

submitted by Krowbar

antidisestablishmentaryanism - Opposition to the Nuremberg trials. | The word is already in the pseudodictionary with a humorous definition. This additional definition takes it to be a synonym for Dominionism: the movement that seeks to preserve the establishment of a white-supremacist Christian domination of the political system.  
The word should not to be confused with "antidisestablishmentarianism." To use one of these words in place of the other is to make one of the (rare?) long multi-letter word errors (ytpos that are words) in the English language.

e.g., Antidisestablishmentaryanism is one of the two longest words in the English language and is coming back into vogue in light of the resurgence of skinheads. | Although apparently multi-racial, the TEA Party movement seems to be antidisestablishmentaryanism.  
Also, see the 2008 poem "Termination; Ny Antidisestablishmentaryanism'' apparently authored by UpsAndDowns and published at as entry 58664. The poem uses it as part of a crypto-racist expression of love.

submitted by S. Berliner, III | Mario Bourgoin - (www)

antidonaphobia - The fear that when solicited for a donation that failing to contribute will increase one's risk of contracting the disease or condition being funded.

e.g., Bob was not really philanthropic, but his antidonaphobia compelled him to contribute to the American Cancer Society every time he was solicited.

submitted by Michael Katz

antidressant - The one kid who either goes to school in regular clothes on Halloween when everybody else is wearing a costume, or vice versa.

e.g., Matt was last year's antidressant. I laughed so hard when he came into class late wearing a tuxedo.

submitted by Duncan

antientrophilia - 1. Love of the process of ordering. 2. Love of order. From the Greek roots en-trop, in transformation.

e.g., "The problem with the marriage wasn't simply that she wanted forks and spoons in separate slots, it was that she took neatness to the neurotic level of antientrophilia; order and structure were the 'til death do we part' of her marriage vows."

submitted by Gerre Guerrant

antifortuitous - Unlucky.

e.g., The gambler had an antifortitous streak in Vegas.

submitted by George Levy

antiganda - (n.) Propaganda designed specifically to attack the character, provenance, utility, propriety, morality, and/or goals of some person (as in a campaign), social group, religion, or race.

e.g., “Does it seem sometimes that political campaigns are nothing but antiganda anymore?”

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

antiglutable - For something that is said, done, or even thought of where the person who said, did, or thought of it is bound to get his or her ass kicked for it.

e.g., It's fine for women to compliment each other on their physical features but the same words become antiglutable when a man says them to another man. OK … most of the time.

submitted by MD Caruso

antigrammer - (n.) 1. Someone who writes viruses; also, antithetically, 2. someone who writes antivirus software. (Derived from "programmer.")

e.g., "He's usually here most of the night working on stuff, but I'm not sure what." "So, we don't really know whether he's a programmer or an antigrammer, do we?"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

antilesbitest - A test taken by two people of the same sex, could be two men or two women, to find out if they're gay or not.

e.g., Could you imagine? The footage shown on TV made it look like a random female substitute teacher and a random female student were doing the dances a little bit different than normal. Maybe there was an antilesbitest or something.

submitted by star651 - (www)

antimas - Anti-Christmas. Afraid to say "Merry Christmas" for fear of excluding someone.

e.g., So many government bureaucrats have become antimas, that it's now spread to the workplace bureaucrats as well. At work we now have to say, "Happy holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas."

submitted by Trebor

antimasterpiece - Art produced to go directly into the waste receptacle.

e.g., As an artist, it really bothers me to see in boutiques, shoppes, and fairs all the antimasterpieces that are stamped out in factories crowding out the works of those that put some thought into each product of her imagination.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

antipastarian - A person who is morally oposed to pasta.

e.g., Graeme will not eat pasta because of his antipastarian beliefs.

submitted by Ian Morrison

antipathic - Against feeling, heartless.

e.g., He was antipathic to her.

submitted by Adrian Hobbs

antiphany - A sudden realization or revelation that is very stupid. |

On behalf of Kyle 1: The sudden realization that a vexing problem or puzzle has no solution. 2: The realization that the elusive meaning one has been searching for in a challenging work of art or literature does not, in fact, exist. 3: The realization that the answer one has been looking for is what the individual has consciously known all along.… {Example:}This revelation put me in mind of another antiphany I experienced some years ago. In high school I participated in forensics, and one year I competed in the poetry interpretation event. For my reading selection, I chose "The Hollow Men" by T.S. Eliot. My forensics coach always praised my interpretation of it, and thought I demonstrated an excellent understanding of the poem. I always thought I was a fraud, because I really didn't understand much of the poem. Again, I thought it was full of mysterious symbolism that was beyond my grasp.

e.g., I had an antiphany that Mario the Plumber is this generation's new Popeye the Sailor, man.

submitted by BigAssFries - (www)

antiprime - To be the first one stopped by a red light or other means to control any type of traffic.

e.g., I always rush through the yellow light since I hate to be antiprimed.

submitted by MD Caruso

antiprocrastination - A term used when one is lazy -- continuing to procrastinate by doing something they were supposed to complete earlier. It does not mean getting work done, as there are still other objectives.

e.g., Martha, I'm sorry the floors weren't mopped, but I did wash the dishes because I antiprocrastinated.

submitted by Liam

antiprostyle - Said of a person hesitating and undecided between not doing or doing something: for it and at the same time against it, a situation which characterizes a lot of people.

e.g., 1. Ramona is a veritable example of antiprostyle, in the same time she wants to not go and to go to see the movie. 2. More beautiful things could take place in society if antiprostyle would be abandoned.

submitted by Tatomir Ion Marius, poet

antipseudolexicographicationally - Adverb, in the manner of one opposing the inclusion of a suggested word.

e.g., The Review Committee convened to consider the latest suggestions. "I think we should reject 'turdlet,'" said Paul. "It seems to me to be overtly scatological," he added, antipseudolexicographicationally.

submitted by Colin Taffel

antisaginarian - From Latin. Anti: against or opposed to. Saginare: to fatten up. A meddlesome individual who feels compelled to lecture you about your weight, usually in public, in piercing tones, and at the most inconvenient times.

e.g., Antisaginarians are fond of delivering denunciations in the grocery store: "Ben and Jerry's? Dear, don't you think you should be getting rice cakes instead? I mean, you are awfully large, aren't you?"

submitted by Amanda Faulkenberry

antiscurvies - Green vegetables, or limes, for avoidance of scurvy.

e.g., No desert until you eat your antiscurvies.

submitted by spongeboy

antisequence - (pronounced an-ti'-si-kwins; n.) 1. an occurrence contrary to all expectations, in spite of antecedent action; 2. an action taken to avoid the consequences (punishment, duties, responsibilities, vel cet.) your actions would otherwise entail.

e.g., Alka Seltzer, abortion, and hiding the body (or the loot) are antisequential.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

antisocialite - A loner who particularly dislikes hobnobbing with the jet set.

e.g., Muffy yearned to be home on her couch, curtains drawn and watching TV, instead of this lunch at Le Cirque for the von Furstenburg triplets. She felt she was quickly becoming an antisocialite.

submitted by Jeff M

antitartaron - (n.) (an-tee-TAR-tuh-rahn) (In cartoon physics.) The mythical machine that permits cartoon, game, and other fictional characters to survive otherwise invariably fatal situations without dying. Its means are unknown, but almost always present. It is, therefore, considered the God of the cartoon universe. (Etymology: Greek anti- [against, preventing] + Tartarus [the underworld of the dead in Greek mythology]).

e.g., Look, kid. You're falling off that cliff, you're _not_ gonna survive. It's just not gonna happen -- no way, no how. Unless, of course, you happen to be Daffy Duck or Mario or somebody, because the antitartaron caters to them all.

submitted by Mirakle B. - (www)

antitransubstantiationalism - The "belief system" of those who object to being turned into another substance. Inspired by my old friend Christopher Inwood.

e.g., I am one of countless people who does not want to be frozen, burned, melted, mashed, etc. As such, I am most definitely antitransubstantiationalist.

submitted by L. Gillies

antittilate - To tickle or prod with any sort of rod-like object, esp. an antenna.

e.g., Despite the woman's scorn, Sven was antittilated by the icy tip of the ten-foot pole.

submitted by Da Yeti

antitude - Against atittude.

e.g., We believe in antitude.

submitted by rita

antiversary - The day on which you celebrate your divorce. Suggested by aneversery, a misspelling of anniversary.

e.g., December 22nd my wife and I will celebrate our 44th anniversary. On the same day, Christine will celebrate her 2nd antiversary.

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

antiwod - Against the War on Drugs. Antiwod, anti-wod, anti-WoD.

e.g., I have no idea why you think Robert Downey, Jr, is involved in antiWoD organizations. Can I buy a clue?

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

antochent - A yard full of ant hills.

e.g., I've got an antochent.

submitted by Squackle! - (www)

antrivalence - Wavering or uncertainty caused by desires to do three different things at once.

e.g., When the forest path diverged, my antrivalence caused me a moment of hesitation. I could not decide whether to turn left, to turn right, or to head back the way I had come.

submitted by Evman

antycrastination - Acting after the ant infestation is complete.

e.g., He was guilty of antycrastination and the food was all ruined.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

anull it all - One who knows everything about getting divorced.

e.g., When it came to the most divorces from monogamous marriages, Glynn Wolfe aka Scotty Wolfe holds the record. A former Baptist minister, Glynn divorced a heartbreaking 28 times. But some young couples still went to Wolfe for marriage advice. He was, after all, an anull it all.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

anxietous - Agitated and anxious.

e.g., I've got an interview, so I'm very anxietous.

submitted by feng

any brushes? - Musician slang: "You're playing too loud/fast/slow and maybe you'd better 'tone it down.'" Shorthand for "turn it down -- you're too loaded, etc."

e.g., Ringo? RINGO! Any brushes?

submitted by Artie

anyhoo - Play on "anyhow"

e.g., Anyhoo, I think I should go now.

submitted by Mark Barilla

anykey - What dumb people look for when their computer tells them to press any key.

e.g., Where's the anykey?

submitted by Brandon Ducharme

anyways - A different version of anyway, used as a verbal pause. Meant to be said somewhat like a child: Aaaaaaaannnny wayzzzzz.

e.g., Judy, how you doing? Ya, I was talking to Dolly, and she said you weren't going to the dance, so.… Anyways … would you like to go with me?

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

anyways - Used in exactly the same ways as "anyway," but this one is a North Dakota Scandinavian thing, especially Norwegians.

e.g., I don't like that kind of food anyways.

submitted by Rainbow Woman

anywhat - Anyhow, anyway.

e.g., Anywhat, that's what I was thinking of as I started to leave.

submitted by Miss Speller

anywho - A variation of anyway, usually to be followed by a long pause and a change in topic of conversation.

e.g., Anywho, that's enough of talking about Dave. What's up with you?

submitted by Anne

anywhoodles - Play on "anyhow."

e.g., [url=]Anywhoodles[/url], I think I should go now.

submitted by natalia manzocco - (www)

aohater - One who hates users of the America Online internet service provider.

e.g., You guys are all aohaters. Leave us AOL users alone.

submitted by Michael - (www)

aolcaps - Text written in or continually typing in ALL CAPS, as so many AOLers and net noobs in general do.

e.g., Even though Dad's been online for a while now, he's still stuck in aolcaps.

submitted by mike

aomori - One who is very gifted in music. Specifically used to describe a Julliard student.

e.g., Did you see how fast that aomori played the concerto? He did it in a second.

submitted by Jeff

aotearoa - Where Kiwis come from.

e.g., Look, there's a Kiwi from Aotearoa.

submitted by Kestrel

aotearoan - Another name for a Kiwi from Aotearoa.

e.g., I'm an Aotearoan(or a Kiwi) from Aotearoa.

submitted by Kestrel

apacrat - The political party of someone who doesn't care for politics. A melding of the words "apathetic" and "Democrat."

e.g., This budget discussion does not concern me. I vote apacrat. I used to be a pathetic Democrat, but I gave up.

submitted by Lord Argent - (www)

apartyteid - The celebration that happens after one receives her divorce decree.

e.g., After checking the mail, the long awaited official divorce documentation was now in, confirming that the oppressed were now allowed to apartyteid like rock stars.

submitted by becca & shea

apas - As possible as soon.

e.g., I'll come apas.

submitted by owens xu

apatheist - Someone who believes that the existence of God is immaterial to daily life. (A combination of apathy and theism.)

e.g., Many people I know aren't actively atheists or believers. They're apatheists.

submitted by Arun Sannuti

apathetorexic - Someone who eats very little, not because of an eating disorder, but simply because she can't be bothered. First used to describe Marky Lazer.

e.g., "Want some food?" "No thanks, I'm apathetorexic." | "He doesn't eat much, is he anorexic?" "Nah, he's just apathetorexic."

submitted by Chyld/Marky/Emu - (www)

apathsexual - Giving no tender to one's sexual gender, preference or identity. Setting no standard for or pertaining to the possession, use, or desire of any particular set of genitals.

e.g., As an apathsexual, I will judge you on your actions and behaviors, not your sexual identity. (crude) Look, I'm an apathsexual, I don't care WHO you're screwing.

submitted by Tim Reinerman - (www)

ape-fest - A rowdy party. Danish.

e.g., Erasmus's birthday party was an ape-fest.

submitted by Adam Leslie

ape-touching - For an item that a person is in great awe of. A reference to the "Dawn of Man" scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

e.g., That's an ape-touching new widescreen TV you've got there.

submitted by Baz

apenuts - Crazy. To be crazy about something, or simply lose your mind, like going senile or mad.

e.g., Upon receiving a strong dose of catnip, the feline warrior went apenuts.

submitted by Robert

aphrodicial - Of the highest beauty.

e.g., I find all Greek sculptures and artwork simply aphrodicial.

submitted by Adam

aphrodisinsomniac - A person who stays up past bedtime and gets all sexy. Something -- such as a drug -- which induces someone to do that.

e.g., Beware of all the aphrodisinsomniacs you are liable to encounter online and take care not to become one yourself. | Some people believe the internet itself is addictive, often with the properties of an aphrodisinsomniac.

submitted by Zeromay Zentroclo

apinfinate - To do something unexpected when all expectations and current trends suggest that an event is not going to happen

e.g., My stocks apinfinated.

submitted by Denis Carr

apithology - The antonym of pathology, being the functional manifestations of healthy developmental growth.

e.g., The transition turning point in the 21st century was when as global society we moved away from pathology and towards apithology.

submitted by William Varey - (www)

aplistocracy - /AP-lis-TOK-ra-see/ -noun. A state or regime where rich or greedy people are in power and political and legislative activities are motivated by financial gain. [From Gk aplistos, greed + -cracy.]

e.g., With banks, oil companies, and CEOs having government at their beck and call, it's more an aplistocracy than a democracy.

submitted by Dr. Dan Muldoon

aplus - "See you later." From the French "a plus tard." Even shorter, "a+."

e.g., I'm leaving now. Aplus.

submitted by Boki

apneac - (Rhymes with TAP-lee-tack; n.) 1. a person who suffers from apnea; 2. someone who becomes annoyed at the sound of breathing, apparently desiring the offending breather(s) to suffocate themselves for his convenience. (adj.) 3. an appliance, accoutrement, apparatus, or mechanism designed to alleviate apnea. [Analogy with_maniac_.]

e.g., "What is this by your cot?" "It's my breather." "Your what?" "It's a CPAP, a 'continuous positive air pressure' machine; it helps me keep breathing." "You suffer from sleep apnea?" "Yup, I'm an apneac." | "I'm trying to study here, people." "We're not doing anything." "You are breathing too loud." "We're BREATHING too loud?" "Yes. Go away." "Sure thing, Mr. Apneac---Why don't YOU go somewhere else?"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

apoikotic - (Rhymes with cap-oh-ick-COT-ick; adj.) Of or pertaining to settlers, pioneers, or colonists. [From Greek άποικος apoikos "settler"; a shorter version, apoic (cap-OH-ick), saves space but doesn't sound as good.]

e.g., Irrigation is almost always, archaeologically speaking, the apoikotic solution to arid or desert agriculture. || "Apoikotics 101? What's that?" "The study of settlements: the 13 colonies, the Celtic migration, Greek colonies in the ancient Mediterranean, Australian convict transportation, the Polynesian expansion, and so on."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

apollogy - A half-hearted public expression of regret from a high ranking politician who believes that he is above the law but has been caught, red-handed, in an immoral or illegal activity.

e.g., The congressional leader of the dominant party was presented with irrefutable evidence that he was using campaign funds illegally. He then publicly apollogized for his "lapse of judgment."

submitted by Charlie Lesko - (www)

apologentsia - Intellectuals, most often of a liberal orientation, who feel compelled to continually apologize for the flaws of the United States, both real and imaginary.

e.g., Making Americans out as the bad guys, the apologentsia have forgotten our recent history, how the Western world was rescued from Nazi tyranny and how millions of Europe's oppressed sought refuge on our shores.

submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

apolywogagy - Just a little apology; please forgive me; it wasn't intentional.

e.g., I didn't indeed to do it. Would you accept my heartfelt apolywogagy and everything will be all right.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

apophasis - Mentioning something by saying it will not be mentioned. Contrast with cataphasis: "the use of affirmative statements to discuss a subject; affirmation through positive statements."

Fragment of Wikipedia entry:

Apophasis is a rhetorical device wherein the speaker or writer brings up a subject by either denying it, or denying that it should be brought up. Accordingly, it can be seen as a rhetorical relative of irony.

Also called paralipsis (παράλειψις) also spelled paraleipsis or paralepsis , or occupatio, and known also as praeteritio, preterition, cataphasis (κατάφασις), antiphrasis (ἀντίφρασις), or parasiopesis (παρασιώπησις), apophasis is usually employed to make a subversive ad hominem attack, which makes it a frequently used tactic in political speeches to make an attack on one's opponent. Using apophasis in this way is often considered to be bad form. [ by whom? ]

The device is typically used to distance the speaker from unfair claims, while still bringing them up. For instance, a politician might say, "I don't even want to talk about the allegations that my opponent is a drunk." It can also be used in denying such claims entirely, for example by saying "I'm sure that my opponent is not lying; however, his grasp of the facts seems to be shaky."

e.g., Examples from Wordnik:

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

aposetadoo - Supposed to do.

e.g., What's a guy aposetadoo?

submitted by meredeth

apostrophesize - To routinely, but mistakenly, add an apostrophe to a word that does not require one. Apostrophesise.

e.g., The doctor always wanted to apostrophesize the word "wants" in his reports.

submitted by Stephen Hass

apostrophiacal - 1. Someone who inserts too many "apostrophes" into her writing. 2, A serious devotee of all things Frank Zappa, from Frank Zappa's album Apostrophe.

e.g., 1. Most of my students in Comp. 101 start out being apostrophiacal, but they learn. 2. Geldorf is apostrophiacal. He has Frank Zappa's entire discography on CD, plus he's got Apostrophe on 12" vinyl, cassette, and limited edition CD. He rocks.

submitted by Paul

appacoriffic - The last straw expression of frustration.

e.g., That's just too goddamned appacoriffic for me to accept. Tell her to get her ass back in here.

submitted by Fitz

apparel-elled - Incomparable or unparalelled, relating to clothes.

e.g., He was a man of such style. The clothes he wore were apparel-elled.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

appaulled - Rejection reaction.

e.g., She was appaulled that her oh-so-clever word was refused by the PD editors; she felt like garrotting them.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

appaulling - Appalling.

e.g., Perhaps you've notice how that poster calling herself "Paul" keeps posting appaulling lies about her paulitical enemies.

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

appelation - Application of fruit for healing.

e.g., An appelation a day keeps the doctor away when, which is nice when you feels orful.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

append dectomy - The surgical act of an editor to remove extraneous material, redundancies, and fluff from a writer's manuscript.

e.g., "Let's go out for a drink after work." "Let's go. I had to perform an emergency append dectomy without anesthesia and the writer's screams were really unnerving!"

submitted by Charlie Lesko

apperceivement - like the word "apperceive" partially digested by the word "perceivement." this word implies "perceivement," but with more of the sense of physically undergoing the perceived experiance."

e.g., It seemed now that she existed in a new, separate reality far beyond her physical apperceivement.

submitted by jesse

apphole - An attorney who sends cease and desist letters to tech rumor blogs.

e.g., John Meyers is an apphole. He threatened to sue me because my weblog said that Apple may buy Microsoft.

submitted by Ryan Messner

applau - Singular of applause. Single clap at a joke or song. Comedian slang. See "mercy clap" and "audient."

e.g., Your joke went over like a lead balloon. Did you hear the applau?

submitted by Bill

apple knocker - A hick or redneck, someone who runs around in overalls and knocks apples off trees with a stick

e.g., The son of a woman from from Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, Chris sure is an apple knocker.

submitted by appleknocks

apple q - Get rid of, say good-bye to, or quit.

e.g., I need to Apple Q that chick--she's driving me crazy.

submitted by Jody Monson

applecation - One applies for a job at Apple by filling out an applecation.

e.g., "I think I'll try to get an internship with Apple next summer. My third year will be behind me, so it might be about time for me to get some experience working. I'll soon be twenty-six you know. Mom and Pop are about ready for me to move out. They've already threatened to stop paying for my health insurance. They says it's gotten too expensive and's still going up."

"Growing up can get rough. … Say, where's Apple located?"


"That's in Cali, right? Not too far from San Francisco? Isn't it pretty expensive to live there?"

"Yeah, but one neat thing is this: Apple pays for your housing. How about that? The neatest thing, though, is these are internships that pay."

"Hmmm, how much? Do they pay you in peanuts?" "Not exactly. It's a real job, not playing house. A friend of mine earned $38,000 there last summer -- in two months. And that doesn't include his housing."

"Wow. That's a lot. Where do I get an applecation to fill out?"

"That's the bad part. They're scarcer than hen's teeth. Even worse, they aren't interested in education majors. Not unless you have a graduate degree."

"Drat. I nope my folks'll keep footing the bill for me for another five or six more years."


We're sorry, but due to technical difficulties, we can't process your online applecation right now. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have this issue fixed shortly. Meanwhile, if you prefer, you can send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to our headquarters in Cupertino. We expect to have paper applecations available in 90 to 120 days.

Thank you for your interest in working for Apple. Have a good one.

submitted by [applecation] - (www)

applelapsy - That's when your laptop breaks down, stops working.

e.g., I must get me a new laptop; the old one suffers from applelapsy

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

appletite - Desire for apples.

e.g., The aroma of apple pie baking will usually stimulate my appletite.

submitted by G.S.W.

appletizing - Appealing, enticing, tempting, stimulating, good to look at or eat or experience, etc. Causes positive vibes: motivating, energizing.

e.g., The original pseudoapple must have appeared extremely appletizing. Who could resist a special piece of forbidden fruit to brighten your day and that of your one and only significant other? It seems evident that the happy couple needed to grow up anyway to become aware of their sexuality and start reproducing. The magical psychedelic forbidden fruit was the perfect vehicle to raise consciousness and bring about what needed to happen. The talking snake was a nice touch, and supposedly it originally walked erect on its tail, oh sure. Adam and Eve did not sin, for sin is not in Real God's vocabulary. Tiny humans, "sinning"? How droll. When you see the whole picture, as from outer space, the old human concepts tumble and beg for immediate change. goodbye to mindwarp and indoctrination and dogmatic untrue utterances.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

applord - To show strong approval or praise of that which God has done by applauding -- that is, by clapping your hands together.

e.g., The preacher urged his flock to applord God's many miracles.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

appocriating - Extremely bad, poor, or inferior.

e.g., We wasted 20 bucks on an appocriating movie. Aren't we smart?

submitted by Petro (created by Skitz)

appointmented - Sending oneself an e-mail or appointment in order to remind yourself of something you had to do.

e.g., Yeah, boss, I appointmented myself for that meeting Thursday afternoon.

submitted by Centuri

appreciagate - Being both grateful and appreciative.

e.g., I really appreciagate all you've done for me!

submitted by dee bonham

apprecionize - To recognize and appreciate the quality, significance, or magnitude of another.

e.g., You better apprecionize what I just went through to get this.

submitted by Enosh Svoray

apres hension - The internal emotion over eating eggs after confronting a mother chicken face-to-face.

e.g., The early morning chores of milking cows and feeding the chickens were over and done. Farmer Brown now sat at the breakfast table, staring at his breakfast omelet with apres hension.

submitted by Charlie Lesko - (www)

apricity - (n.) "The warmth of the sun in winter." [Quoted in an e-mail column called the 'Futility Closet.'"---It's a real word, evidently, right out of the OED ... and it has the ring of just-rightness to it.]

e.g., On clear winter days, the apricity melts the snow off the driveways in our neighborhood; well, all except mine (my house faces north and is on a hill, so the shadow protects the ice from the apricity-thaw). | Pirates don't like the word "apricity"; they prefer "Mayity ... arrr (or avast or something).

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

aprogressive - Not only conservative, anti-progressive.

e.g., I've decided you and Jim and I are not only conservatives, we're aprogressives. Not regressive, but anti-progressive -- given what today's progressives are: communists and socialists.

submitted by HD Fowler

apron string tenure -

Dave Wilton |

An apron string hold or apron string tenure referred to property of ones wife, which was controlled by the husband during her life but which afterwards would revert to her original family.

e.g., We had no idea that apron string tenures were common in southern Missouri, and that that was why my uncle's will returned the land to my aunt's family. That had probably been their understanding all along.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

apropospropriate - Not only right, but right at the right time.

e.g., His remark was apropospropriate.

submitted by Jay - (www)

apthong - Silent letters in a word not pronounced.

e.g., The w in wriggle is an apthong.

submitted by Joel Parker - (www)

aption - Action done in the right way.

e.g., Ramu's well-thought aptions saved his family from a major crisis.

submitted by Akash

aptronym - An apt characteristic or name for a person or character.

e.g., "There's no telling whether Mr. Vegas will make a lasting impact on the PGA Tour, and whether he'll stick to the aptronymic style he flashed Sunday."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

apulchrous - Not beautiful at all.

e.g., Unfortunately, there were a lot of apulchrous girls at the party.

submitted by Curt

aquabatty - For one who pretends to be a superhero.

e.g., The Tick is aquabatty.

submitted by Xander Bluesummers

aquadextrous - The ability to turn the bath water on or off with your toes, especially those on one's right foot.

e.g., My wife has no problem falling asleep in the bath with the water running. My wife is so aquadextrous she can turn the water off with her foot even when she's sleeping.

submitted by mallard, stephanie - (www)

aquaduct, the - An expression used after someone has made a statement that is true only if a large number of exceptions are applied. From Monty Python's Life of Brian. It is to be said in a relatively high-pitched voice.

e.g., Producer: That song is good. Except for that whole verse about the guy getting killed and all. Bandmate 1: Really? Producer: Yeah, and you'll have to use less distortion on the guitar, and then add some congo drums with a Latin beat. Bandmate 2: The aquaduct. Producer: But other than that, it was good.

submitted by iustitia

aquafiller - The one at the fancy restaraunt who fills your water glass.

e.g., While waiting for my calamari al frillente, the nice aquafiller came by to pour me a tall one.

submitted by Danruk

aqualibrium - The point where the stream of drinking fountain water is at a perfect height. (Not original to me.)

e.g., The fountain was adjusted to aqualibrium, thus relieving the drinker from having to suck the spout or squirt herself in the eye.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

aquaman - Derogatory term for someone who's useless -- just as Aquaman was useless in the 1970s cartoon show The Superfriends.

e.g., Doc: You can't borrow your dad's car and drive us? You're useless, Aquaman. Den: So, I guess that means you'll drive. Eh?

submitted by Doc

aquamaroon - A color--like bloody water or something.

e.g., After the shark attacked, the water was all aquamaroon instead of its normal clear blue color.

submitted by Mark

aquanaun - Abstract Noun: The spiritual evolution of mankind that can co-exist in (earth) water and space. | aqua=water | nau(short for naut)=Space | n(short for human kind)=earth

e.g., By evolving to our future form of existence, called aquanaun, humankind will unravel the mystery of space travel and obtain the ability to effortlessly move uninterrupted through water, space, and atmosphere.

submitted by philip moore

aquanaut - Condensation that drips off a cold glass and lands on you. Combination of "aqua" and "astronaut."

e.g., Don't you hate it when your glass drips aquanauts on your blouse?

submitted by Darrell James

aquarel - Aquatic apparrel. Diving equipment, and such.

e.g., Just a mo, got to get me aquarel.

submitted by Erasmus Thrasamund

aquiessence - Powerful localized smell (Hispanic.)

e.g., Not having bathed in weeks, he was easily apprehended by the rurales due to his aquiessence.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

aquifact - (Rhymes with BACK-the-tact; n.) Something made by water. [From aquis (ablative of aqua) "water" + factus (pp of facere "to make".]

e.g., The Grand Canyon is a magnificent example of an aquifact, but then, so is beach sand and breaking waves and cumulonimbus clouds. Water's cool.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

aqwela - A blend of mood, music, color, and style.

e.g., When I went to college last year I definitely noticed aqwela from all of the students in my class.

submitted by James Furman

ar three-eighty - An anal rententive person. A perfectionist.

e.g., Ugh, look at how he continually straightens his hair. He's an AR three-eighty.

submitted by lauryn

araber - One who sells produce on the sidewalk or street, usually from a horse-drawn wagon.

e.g., The araber paid his assistant in fruit for tending his horse.

submitted by Leverett Butts

arachibutyrophobia - Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth

e.g., Some people get arachibutyrophobia when they eat sandwiches.

submitted by Kica

arachnatingle - The feeling you get when your skin is crawling, easily mistaken for a spider traversing your skinscape.

e.g., Because Mary Beth always had arachnatingle, she didn't realize a tarantula was crawling up her back until it was too late.

submitted by Ally - (www)

arachnectomy - Intricate, humane operation to remove a spider from the bath or shower as it is acting as an unwelcome barrier to personal hygiene. Best accomplished with toilet paper or, for those brave enough, by hand.

e.g., Sorry I'm late. I had to perform an emergency arachnectomy before I could shower.

submitted by Benjamino - (www)

arachnoleptic fit - (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web. (Washington Post Style Invitational.)

e.g., Flailing her arms frantically in front of her face, Chris appeared to be having an arachnoleptic fit.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

arachnominium - A dwelling place for far too many spiders -- a spider condominium. Usually found in dark corners of homes occupied by the organizationally challenged.

e.g., Carl dreaded another night on Sara's couch, knowing that he was sleeping within a few feet of the largest arachnominium he'd ever seen.

submitted by Roger Wright - (www)

arachnophobiavictimia - The fear of people with arachnophobia.

e.g., Larry Block, another victim of arachnophobiavictimia, was found wandering aimlessly in Central Park early this morning.

submitted by Obed

arachnospasm - Wild gyrations one makes upon running into an unseen spider web.

e.g., Derek didn't see the spider web. When it hit him in the face, he flailed wildly--he had an arachnospasm, I'd say.

submitted by Derek Chapman - (www)

arama! - a suffix you add to the name of someone you are fond of as a greeting(you may have to shorten the name)

e.g., delerama! (for delyth)

submitted by carolyn

arb - All Right But. A person who is generally of good character but not entirely trustworthy.

e.g., Ever since the incident with the wheelbarrow Dave considered Andy to be an ARB.

submitted by Dave Widdicombe

arbacadarba - (interj.) 1. a variation on the well-worn magic word "abracadabra" (for variety, if nothing else---it helps distract the audience, too.); 2. a magic word for undoing or altering the result of a magic trick.

e.g., "Abracadabra! and she's gone! ... and arbacadarba! She's back!"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

arbit - Existing without order or predetermined reason, from arbitrary.

e.g., This snowstorm is arbit; we were just supposed to get rain.

submitted by Stephen C.

arbitraitor - A judge who has been or can be bribed.

e.g., Unfortunately, the International Skating Union seems to select too many arbitraitors to be judges. Not as bad as the basketball officials in the 1972 Olympics, though. | I dunno. Was the judge who overturned the murder conviction of Margaret Knoller an arbitraitor? Sure looked more and more that way when she was sentenced to only four years for involuntary manslaughter -- and perjury.

submitted by HD Fowler

arboramorous - Describes lovemaking that takes place in trees.

e.g., The arboramorous couple scaled the redwood tree and joined the 100-foot high club.

submitted by Steve McDonald

arborescence, arbo - From the French word for "flowchart." Used by Montreal web designers.

e.g., Did you finish the arborescence yet? I need an arbo before I start working on the interface.

submitted by Michael - (www)

arcake-ick - For describing old baked goods.

e.g., Covered with mold, the bread was arcake-ick.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

arcane logic - Secret or hard to understand logic.

e.g., Spock readliy shows arcane logic.

submitted by Nathan Daniel Buelt

archaeogolly - (n.) The displacement you feel as you age and the technology seems to get away from you, no matter how hard you try to keep up. (adj.) Archaeogollical, of or pertaining to such a feeling. (From Greek archae “old” + English golly … “golly.”)

e.g., “Daddy, can I use your office computer for a sec? I just texted Peri, and she's gonna e-mail some songs to me. I need to download 'em into my ipod. … Daddy? are you okay?” “Sure, hon, sure. It's just that your ipod is smaller than my car keys. It's just archaeogolly.”

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

archeographology - The study of ancient handwriting.

e.g., Dr. Connors, being the only person in the world with a PhD in archeographology, was the first to observe that Newton's handwriting proved without a doubt that he copied all his ideas from Liebniz.

submitted by Ty Evans

archetypical - An archetype, but so overdone that it has become boring.

e.g., Jenni's Betty Page haircut was so archetypical at this point, she just looked silly.

submitted by Chuck

archetypical - Your garden variety, typical archetype (original, prototype).

e.g., Montezuma was the archetypical stinking.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

archidrake - A person who designs ducks.

e.g., Having designed the mallard, the teal, and the scoter, Bernard was probably the greatest archidrake there had ever been. | Philippa wanted a new duck on her pond so she called in an archidrake. | William studied to be an archidrake at university. For his final project he designed a new wing tip for the Merganzer.

submitted by David Ford

archistract - A concept, philosophy, and classification of fine art photography that focuses on the abstract qualities of various architectural styles and subjects using monochrome or colour compositions while highlighting patterns, forms, geometry, and gradations of light and shadows. "Archistract" is a portmanteau of the words "architecture" and "abstract." It is a style of abstract and architectural photography that has recently evolved into a cohesive and functional vision combining elements and traditions found in abstract art, architecture, and photography as a whole.

e.g., This archistract is a fine example of how architecture can be photographed in an abstract way.

submitted by John Kosmopoulos - (www)

archistructure - The framework of a design, particularly in software development projects. A smushing of "architecture" and "structure."

e.g., The program's archistructure is fundamentally flawed.

submitted by Dean Dvorak

architectrist - A female architect. (Possibly an architectrix, as well.)

e.g., She was the greatest architectrist of the 20th century.

submitted by Jessica

architorture - Post war, quickly built buildings made without any sense of aesthetics or architectural history, and designed with planned obsolescense in mind.

e.g., The street was filled with buildings that can only be described as architorture.

submitted by Danny Kostyshin

archive - A special spade-shaped fruit preferred by PD editors.

e.g., An endive archive is like a hive or ogive.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

arcoirisophobia - Fear of rainbows, derived from L., arcus iris = rainbow, phobia = fear.

e.g., Wallace, his arcoirisophobia in full swing, sprinted toward the safety of the movie theater after the spring rain.

submitted by Mark Lee - (www)

arctangable - A sharp touch.

e.g., The pencil is very arctangable.

submitted by snowboardinghockeyplayer3 - (www)

ard - A Reptile Dysfunction. When there is a problem with the lizard. (ED. Love the monicker ... so much that I'll probably use it somewhere else myself. I have literally hundreds of phonynyms.)

e.g., His date with the snake woman ended early because of his sudden bout with ARD.

submitted by Norm De'Pleum

ardm - (pronounced r'dum) acronym for A Remarkably Dumb Machine. term used in a sentence by one NASA honcho to describe a new generation of Mars landers

e.g., this is a remarkably dumb machine, meaning it cannot walk and chew gum at the same time

submitted by jbenz miguel

area 51ers - People who will see a conspiracy in everything.

e.g., Princess Diana is dead? I expect the Area 51ers will claim she was assassinated by UFOs.

submitted by Adam Leslie

arfenhouse - A mansion-sized house with only one room. Tends to be high in property value for no reason whatsoever.

e.g., The realtor sold the Arfenhouse for eleven billion dollars.

submitted by Misteroo

arfindel - An impersonator. (From Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring, in which Arwen whaps Glorfindel on the head with a shovel and steals his part)

e.g., Drew: then he pulls of his mask, and he really is a dog! Jenny: Ah. So he was an Arfindel pooch posing as a man? Gotcha.

submitted by Lemby

arflexia - Responding to a stimulus with a dog-like bark.

e.g., Startled, the "Arf!" escaped from John's lips before he even had time to think about stopping it. And so, yet another date with a most promising young lady was utterly ruined by his arflexia. Before the entree, too.

submitted by john r. brineman, m.d.

arfritis - Inflamation of the joints in a canine's jaw.

e.g., The old dog had trouble barking due to its arfritis.

submitted by David

arg - Used to describe discontent. Especially if you just realized you seriously screwed something up. Usually used at the begining of a sentence, but can be used at the end again to make sure your discontent is clear or for more effect.

e.g., Arg! I spent three hours doing this essay question and I did the wrong one. Arg!

submitted by WussyBoy

arga - Arguing.

e.g., Don't be arga with me.

submitted by Bob Timon

argargat - An eight-letter word invented in 1997 as part of a psychology course exercise. It is known that expletives and terms of endearment very commonly have four letters, or multiples of four. Eight letters allows the speaker more than one syllable for added effect. This word uses a vowel sound (arhh) associated with pain twice, in a repeated syllable "arg" which can be associated with the sound made while being strangled. This is followed by a sharp "a" and hard "t," indicating that the user has somewhat lost patience.

e.g., Argargat! Bloody Windows crashed again.

submitted by lewisgirl

arghit - Describing the feeling when you're angry, confused, and pissed off all at the same time.

e.g., I'm feeling arghit today.

submitted by eileen

arghmoment - The moment you scream in profound anger, frustration, or desperation.

e.g., The teacher had an arghmoment and told the student he was a twit for crawling under her desk to look up her dress. She was reprimanded, while the student got off scot-free. Partly because of that, she retired at the end of the school year.

submitted by ryan - (www)

argree - To seemingly agree with someone momentarily in the middle of an argument, just so you can follow it up with reasons that you disagree.

e.g., "Yes, but. …" is the standard way to argree with someone.

submitted by Deacon

argumentater - The perpetual eruption of arguments over "small potatoes" issues.

e.g., She's got that angry because I didn't put the dishes away; she's being a real argumentater.

submitted by Saint714

argumentum ad moderatorum - In logic, an argumentum ad moderatorum (Latin: "appeal to the moderator") is a fallacious argument that concludes a proposition to be true because many or all moderators believe it; it alleges: "If many believe so, it is so." The word(-s) was introduced to the public by the philosopher Geser Kurultaev.

e.g., "Argumentum ad moderatorum" is a type of the "Argumentum ad numerum" ("appeal to the number").

submitted by George

argusation - A particularly long-winded argument that never achieves the critical mass to explode and finish, but goes on and on and on and on.…

e.g., I wouldn't go in there. Your parents are having another argusation.

submitted by Mark Bauer

argutecting - The typical arguments that arise around the discussions of system architecture and software design. Credit to my brother Matt for this one.

e.g., The design team worked late into the night argutecting the merits of upgrading the platform to version 2.0.

submitted by Peter Trask

arguvational - Texan/Czech for "argumentative."

e.g., I don't like playing bridge with her because she is so arguvational.

submitted by John Booth, Jr.

arinkydink - To be said when someone does something stupid and painfully obvious.

e.g., Bob pushes on a door with a huge sign that says pull. His friends say in response: "Arinkydink!"

submitted by Tyler

aristobrat - an aristocrat who acts terribly.

e.g., "Sarah-Jane, beware of that aristobrat slouching at the bar. He likes to flash more than his money."

submitted by timothy

arithmatwisted - Completely and utterly devoid of mental capacity due to excessively tedious or difficult math problems.

e.g., After spending three hours on his calculus homework, Alex just stared into space and laughed. He was completley arithmatwisted and even lost his ability to spell.

submitted by Alex

arithmigraine - The headache you get when attempting mathmatecal equations. Specifically, when inebriated.

e.g., This tipping thing gives me an arithmigraine.

submitted by Marci

arkensax - Arkansas saxophone.

e.g., Interest in playing the arkensax peaked when William Jefferson Blythe Clinton was President of the United States. President Bill's talent was often overshadowed when his tuxedoed cat joined him on the socksophone. That unwanted competition was the main reason the black and white was given to Betty Currie when the Clintons left the White House.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

arkensozarks - 1. Arkansas Ozarks, Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. 2. Also used to refer to people from the region. Sometimes "zark." Reflects the attitude that persons from the area are ignorant … and laissez in their spelling.


One woman told a tale about the Arkensozarks in which zarks who used the veterinary clinic where she worked spelled their names differently each time they came in.

(ED. No doubt the Arkansans enjoyed playing with heterography. Being a native Arkansan, and having just completed a visit home, I have a good idea of what was going on if the tale is true.

PS. The Arkansans I know are a far cry from the Calico Rock white supremacist, the one who runs TightRope.)

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

arm candy - That exceptionally attractive and younger person walking with the older well-to-do person.

e.g., I met Dr. Watson's latest date. He always has the best arm candy.

submitted by Wm. H. Moffat

armacy - The art and science and practice and past and future of weapons, in peace and in war, on Earth and in Space.

e.g., Armacy deals with means of protection, fighting, warfare, battle and attack, destruction and disabling and neutralizing and death. Without weapons we are helpless and easy victims to the evil and aggressive and murderous ones.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

armageddon shopper - one of a very large group of people who, upon hearing of impending inclement weather conditions, will gather en masse at every Wal-Mart, convenience mart, and/or hardware store in the affected area and loot it of bottled water, canned goods, rock salt, cat litter, batteries, and/or any other supplies that could conceivably get them through the crisis, up to and sometimes including portable bomb shelter.

e.g., It was a nightmare at Wal-Mart! The armageddon shoppers got there before me and were fighting over the winter storm supplies.

submitted by Shaduan

armbow - A much more sensible variation of "elbow."

e.g., Lib kept getting armbowed as she tried to make her way into Westminster.

submitted by Helen

armchair activism - Taking action via the internet in support of a political, social, or ecological cause or goal. By virtue of its isolated nature, this form of activism is remote from active involvement, in a fashion similar to armchair warriors (in the Pentagon) and armchair travelers. An individual who uses armchair activism to take action is an armchair activist.

e.g., Between the demands of work and family, she does not have time for active involvement in her favorite ecological cause and has become an armchair activist instead.

submitted by Mary Helen Taft - (www)

arminuary - A place filled with a certain type of propaganda or an overabundance of something overall undesirable.

e.g., I live in an arminuary of TV dinners and self-help books.

submitted by Anna Demetrides

armisleeves - The sleeves of a garment, usually woollen. Specifically used during the action of donning or removing a garment and it gets stuck either because it's too tight or because of friction against the clothing worn underneath. Frequent use will lead to calling items of clothing (jackets, sweaters, etc) armisleeves.

e.g., Can someone please help me out--my armisleeves are stuck because of this nylon shirt I'm wearing.

submitted by Alison

armourous - describing a less-than-disceet public show of affection

e.g., "Those kids are certainly feeling armourous"

submitted by Charly

arms akimbo - Hands on hips, elbows bowed out. If you ever run across the word akimbo being used other than in arms akimbo, let me know. No reason it can't be, it just isn't -- at least I've never heard or seen it done.


There she stood, my wife, arms akimbo, scowling at me and giving me the evil eye -- as if she didn't believe me when I told her it was an iPhone glitch that caused the pictures of me "pleasuring myself" to show up in my e-mail sent folder. So help me, God, I never done nuthin'. I didn't send those pictures to no one. No way. Nohow. Nuh-uh, not me. I don't even know a woman named Elaine Dimclench. … Susan? Where you going, honey? … Sweetie?
(No, Susan's face didn't look at all like Wonder Woman's.)

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

armstrong - (n) to strong-arm people into compliance with your way of thinking. An especially egregious offense if you're an elected representative of the people and show that you don't understand First Amendment principles. Submitted in response to the linked article telling how Tennessee State Representative Joe Armstrong (D) had candy he considered insulting to obama removed from a University of Tennessee bookstore. As an elected official, Armstrong took "an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and of this state," both constitutions calling for freedom of speech.

e.g., What do you suppose the chances are that Comrade Joe will try to armstrong this entry? "Grow some skin and get over it. Every person out there is going to say something at some point in time that will offend you. Are you going to demand retribution and waste valuable time that could be better used?"

submitted by [Vinnie B]

arniefest - Screening multiple Arnold Schwarzenegger films in the one sitting. Also known as the "Arn Film Festival."

e.g., Arniefest. My house. Friday. Be there. Or don't.

submitted by Jeremy

arnookie - Military term for non-attractive women becoming more atractive after a long period of time without sex, such as a deployment.

e.g., After four months my standards have dropped so low, I am considering talking to that arnookie girl.

submitted by Jesse Galloway

arnoubi - Arnoubi = my little rabbit. It's a Tunisian word.

e.g., I love you, arnoubi.

submitted by hind

arnt, dont, wont - Aren't, don't, won't for those unwilling to use apostrophes or unaware that they should.

e.g., We wont hold it against you if you dont use apostrophes when you submit words that should be in a dictionary but arnt. Being prescriptivists, though, someone will make corrections such that any ensuing entries comply with Standard English Usage. Yes, such a beast exists -- despite the lame claims of some descriptivists.

submitted by Miss Speller

arntwunnathose - Contraction of "I want one one those." Coined by my niece with reference to seeing a giraffe at the zoo.

e.g., A: Shannon Elizabeth is foxy. B: Uh huh, arntwunnathose

submitted by wnpxnff

aromasphere - The area around an object within which you can smell the object.

e.g., That dog has a huge aromasphere; I can smell it across the room.

submitted by Mordecai Chalk

arpal - Of, or pertaining to, the internet. One of the earliest forms of the internet was called ARPAnet, therefore, arpal. (From Defense Department's Advanced Research Project Agency.)

e.g., E-mail or instant message -- just another form of arpal communique. | I'm going to go kill a few arpal trees posting this epic in my livejournal. | I've only met her arpally.

submitted by besserby

arresting devilments - The vexing problems you can have when trying to arrest someone.

e.g., Fighting, resisting arrest, running, hiding, gunfire, shooting you dead in the head (viz Twinsburg 2008), and other forms of lack of cooperation, these all constitute arresting devilments.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

arrestitution - A common belief that the ignominy of the public arrest procedure is sufficient punishment and atonement for committing any white collar crime.

e.g., Senator DeLay's lawyer stood in front of the press conference microphones. "My client admits to taking millions illegally in contributions, bribes, and favors at the expense of the U.S. government and its citizens," he said. "However, he is willing to have the police come to his mansion while he is having a large party for many influential people, handcuff him in front of all those important guests, escort him out, somewhat roughly, into a dirty, plain police car, remand him to a police station, book him and confine him for one night or more in a common cell -- in other words, provide complete arrestitution for his egregious misdeeds."

submitted by Charlie Lesko

arrgghh!!anization - That brainless, lethargic, can't-get-anything-right company, agency, bureau, industry, organization, department, division, section, etc., that contains more than its share of dunderheaded, bungle-minded managers, dweebs, and grunts, and for whom you toil 40 hours a week (or more).

e.g., Never have so many toiled for so long to produce so little. What an arrgghh!!anization to work for!

submitted by John Breen

arrgh ument - A heated discussion in which emotional intensity completely overwhelms logic.

e.g., It was an arrgh ument of biblical proportion. When Jim started yelling personal obscenities, his face turning purple, Little Joe jumped up, tore off his shirt, getting ready to swing his fists, while Bud violently turned the table over, and bent down to pick up a beer bottle, I realized that the gang's decision to meet at Bailey's Pub for a few beers and a friendly political discussion, was not a wise one.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

arrivederchievous - Mischievous departures.

e.g., The sudden arrival of the giant Roc imparted to his vanishing a distinctly arrivederchievous tone.

submitted by Zeromay Zentroclo

arrll-arse - Peculiar to Liverpool, England. Ancient in origin, corruption of English with Gaelic normally follows. "Arrll" is generally considered to represent "auld," Gaelic for "old." Means an old trick, but more specifically used throughout the socio-demographic strata to describe someone who is sly.

e.g., Yous did a really arrll-arse trick yesterday.

submitted by Robert the minute king

arrogantpipsqueak - Howard Dean. Suffers from Bush Derangement Syndrome. Delusional.

e.g., Arrogantpipsqueak on President Bush and 9/11: "I don't know. There are many theories about it. The most interesting theory that I've heard so far -- which is nothing more than a theory, it can't be proved -- is that he was warned ahead of time by the Saudis. Now who knows what the real situation is?" -- "The Diane Rehm Show," NPR, Dec. 1

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

arrove - Past tense of arrive.

e.g., He arrove yesterday.

submitted by joshua hockaday

arrow gant - An attitude of prideful, "in your face" conceit; one that is irritating, sharply provoking and hurtful.

e.g., The next time you come in here with that arrow gant look on your face, Buster, I'll smack you so hard, you'll quiver!

submitted by Charlie Lesko

arryth'metic - The study of irregular numbers.

e.g., I had no trouble with fractals but a arryth'metic is giving me fits.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

arse clown - Someone who has screwed up or is stupid.

e.g., Jerry Springer is a world-famous arse clown.

submitted by seal

arse pirate - Intoxicated man (almost never a woman) who touches or pats the bottoms of female nightclub patrons. Arse pirates nearly always dance casually in a swaying motion to conceal their intentions.

e.g., Watch out, there's an arse pirate behind you. OR I just got caught by an arse pirate. OR This place is full of arse pirates.

submitted by Bree

arsebiscuit - An exclamation. For instance to be used when one drops a heavy object on one's foot. No literal meaning; unfortunately, "arsebiscuits" do not exist.

e.g., Arsebiscuit, I've lost my car keys.

submitted by sofie

arsefeet - "In Tudor English, ducks were nicknamed 'arsefeet' because their legs are positioned so far back on their bodies."

e.g., "The penguin, a comical bird, Had a name that is now rarely heard, And, although not polite, It described him just right. It was arsefoot, an old sailor word. "It's a wonderful name; it's so neat And delightful, a lexical treat. It would be twice as nice If those penguins on ice Were referred to as flocking arsefeet."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

arsefication - Making a mess of a job. Or saying something stupid

e.g., What sort of arsefication is this.

submitted by sillybean26

arseholic - A person suffering from the condition of being unable to stop being an arsehole

e.g., The condition became so uncontrollable I had to attend Arseholics Anonymous just to be nice to people.

submitted by Peter Quinn

arsephyxiation - To be overcome by asphyxiation while fixatedly admiring a ladies derriere. Alternatively, if spelt as "assphyxiation" then one is fixated by American donkeys, which is far less pleasant than arsephyxiation.

e.g., Lord Henry fell to the ground in arsephyxiation as Lady Camille sashayed past.

submitted by Paul Watson

arser - Logo designer working for Ars Logo Design.

e.g., He deserves to be an arser.

submitted by Mark Henderson - (www)

arsey - Behaving like an ass. From arse, the British spelling of "ass." For someone behaving negatively in an angry or agressive manner.

e.g., Don't get arsey with me. | I suggested going to an afternoon movie and she got all arsey about it.

submitted by Jimvin

arshies - (n., from " Red Shirts " or " RShs ") Soulless or subhuman fantasy/sci-fi bad guys (species, zombies, robots, and the like) which can be slain or destroyed by the bushel basket without raising any kind of moral dilemma as to murder or genocide. This category includes LotR Orcs, WoT Trollocs, Eregon Urgals, Abhorsen Dead Hands, I Robot Nestors (in the movie), etc. Sometimes called "Orchids" or "Ornimies."

e.g., "Hey, cool Boxen. Whaddya got for Arshies?" "I'm using tech-reanimated zombies." "Zombots, huh? Not bad."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

art - Assuming Room Temperature. Dying or dead. Used by emergency room staff to describe DOA or unsavable patients.

e.g., Forget him, he's ART. Let's get that kid over there.

submitted by Ben Johnson

art bullies - Art people who hate on non-art people when they're interested in buying art.

e.g., Chris and Ras are art bullies.

submitted by Ras

art-ghetto - Modern art exemplifying African-American urban sub-culture.

e.g., Ice Cube is one of the premier voices of Art-Ghetto cinema.

submitted by Alfee

artattack - Feeling an overwhelming desire to create art.

e.g., The musician had an artattack and wrote a fantastic tune.

submitted by Tim Ward

artattack - If someone dressed peculiarly, or used cosmetic makeup in such a way that it didn't match with the person or the ambience -- one could experience an artattack.

e.g., Upon seeing Minkshi today, I had an artattack.

submitted by minakshi

artbuster - An arthouse movie that crosses over to be a big mainstream hit. First used in Variety Deal Memo and picked up by other movie publications.

e.g., "The Piano" and "Trainspotting" are the 90s most notable artbusters.

submitted by Toby - (www)

artemography - (also "artemigraphy"; n.) lunar geography [on analogy with geography

e.g., A few years back, during my artemography phase, I must have learned everything there is to know about Plato crater.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

arterial nervosis - The condition whereby your rich aunt manipulates your behavior by promising she will have a heart attack if your present behavior continues AND you will find yourself on the outside of her will looking in.

e.g., Auntie Mae: "Oy, Frank! You're going to give me a heart attack with your rings in all the wrong places!" [Frank, aside: "I'm not listening to this arterial nervosis stuff anymore!"] A.M.: "Stop muttering Frank and listen to me: you're going to inherit a lot of money someday. . . MAYBE!" Oh, I feel faint!"

submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

arteriosclorotic - Used when the amount of bureaucracy to get the simplest thing done is absurd.

e.g., Microsoft has become aterioslorotic; everyone is in meetings all day and it's impossible to get anything done.

submitted by Jonathan Hager - (www)

arthropovulsion - A little child's gleefully plucking off the legs of a grasshopper or beetle one by one, and then periodically checking to see if it can still walk.

e.g., Arthropovulsion is more often practiced by little boys than little girls. Of course, by the time they're teenagers, the roles reverse.

submitted by Yafesi Nsubuga

arthuritis - Allergy to men named Arthur, characterized by swollen and painful joints.

e.g., Allison was forced to leave her new job since her new boss was named Arthur and that triggered a very painful case of arthuritis which no amount of pain killers could relieve.

submitted by Wells Martin - (www)

arti-joke - The funniest vegetable.

e.g., He looked so silly eating that arti-joke, I couldn't stop laughing.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

artichock - A hardened piece of vegetable matter, used to wedge uneven tables, hold open doors, etc.

e.g., Pass me that old carrot--it'll make a useful artichock.

submitted by Hammerton

artichoke livers - A poor but acceptable substitute for artichoke hearts.

e.g., If you want to cut the fat in the recipe, use applesauce rather than butter, of course only in baked goods. Further, when fresh artichoke hearts aren't available or too expensive, use artichoke livers instead … just fry them in butter first.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

artickle - A satirical news story or blog entry that inspires a good chuckle.

e.g., I love reading the artickles on and the ... but the uncyclopedia can't be beat.

submitted by Stennie - (www)

article formation - Used to persuade a group of people to turn chairs into a speaker's direction.

e.g., Lets get into Article Formation, guys.

submitted by JA

articler - One who writes articles

e.g., More than an economist, Paul Krugman is now renowned as an articler.

submitted by J. Ajith Kumar - (www)

artificial intelligence - refers to the hair color (other than blonde) of someone who acts like a blonde (dingy)

e.g., ""I know he has red hair, but it must be artificial intelligence.""

submitted by Lillie

artify - 1. To make artistic. 2. To change something boring into something interesting.

e.g., Paper is easily artified by applying paint to it.

submitted by Kya - (www)

artist - An insane person who works for all or part of her life producing wonderful things which will likely only have full value when she's dead.

e.g., Stevo's an artist, perhaps he'll be able to support his family when he's gone.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

artractulation - The strategy of displaying artistic creations to enhance one's attractiveness.

e.g., Among his most effective artraculations was his performance of "Fascinating Rhythm" for Annabelle in an original double bass arrangement.

submitted by Theresa

arty - Artillery.

e.g., Our decision to withdraw our camps out of arty range should tell you something.

submitted by HD Fowler

arustasha - (a-roo-sta-shah) Meaning or implying something vulgar. Used as a nicer form of "That's what she said."

e.g., No, I'm serious -- arustasha. Exactly what she said, coarse as it is.

submitted by Sara Shortt

arvilicious - Delicious, scrumptious, irresistible.

e.g., Your gyro looks arvilicious … can I have a bite?

submitted by Zeeterman - (www)

arvilinitis - A compulsion to go to your friend's house and drink all her beer and eat all her pizza.

e.g., After they destroyed my bachelor pad staples, the Dunham boys informed me they had a severe case of arvilinitis.

submitted by king of vulgaria - (www)

arvo - Afternoon.

e.g., What are you doing this arvo?

submitted by Imo

as and cs - Arts and Crafts. Slang form, creative endeavour.

e.g., They're letting me out of that place today so I can do some As and Cs.

submitted by kara

as crazy as eliza thornberry - One as happens to be obsessed about talking to her housepets or other animals in the belief that they could somehow sense what must be going through the minds of their pets, etc. From the Eliza Thornberry character in the Nickelodeon series The Wild Thornberrys, who was somehow given the power of conversation with animals by way of an African witch doctor.

e.g., That crazy cat lady, talkin' with her cats all the time. She must be as crazy as Eliza Thornberry, if not more so.

submitted by Larry Ellis Reed - (www)

as if? - Said in disagreement, or in disbelief.

e.g., "Did you wear that shirt yesterday?" "As if?"

submitted by Candace Coffey

asap-ish - From ASAP. As soon as possible, but only sort of.

e.g., I'll sort it out asap-ish.

submitted by lepki

asasp - The tense, awkward silence prior to and the retaliation against something said that is disgusting or perverted.

e.g., Chris told me that he wanted to lick my fingers. The resulting asasp was violent.

submitted by lauryn

asbo - Quote from Wikipedia: "In the United Kingdom an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) is a civil order made against a person, as a result of persistent anti-social behaviour. The order bans a person from engaging in a specified form of anti-social behaviour, and/or bans them from entering a specified area. Breach of an ASBO can result in criminal penalties."

e.g., Quote from The Independent: "The Government is proud of its ABSOs, making a point of mentioning them in its general election manifesto."

submitted by HD Fowler

asburd - A feeling to describe the way a person latches onto an undesirable member of society.

e.g., Adrienne could not igore the asburdly strong ties she had to Bruce, her Floridian companion.

submitted by Ross Pitman

ascared - A combination of being afraid and scared. Askeered, a-skeered.

e.g., Ted: "Boy, was I ascared when that ghost came after me." Red: "Yeh, me too." Ed: "What ghost? I didn't see one."

submitted by Ade Magnuson

asceideitis - A problematic characteristic in American Southern writers in which many asides are inserted into otherwise (such as this) decent narrative. Spelled phonetically to encourage proper pronunciation: "aside-itis," like a disease.

e.g., Bob's a good Southern writer overall, but he's got asceideitis really bad. I can't tell if I'm in the present or listening to some old yarn of the main character.

submitted by Betsy Andrews

ascend the waterway - To be in a pile of trouble and have no way to evade it.

e.g., He had ascended that well-known waterway and had no means of conveyance.

submitted by Steve McDonald

ascertion - What you've made when you've made an assertion of which you're certain.

e.g., "Logo, you are right in your ascertion. But apparently those values are not what the major wants in Chicago. He wants to create a city where only those who agree with him and his campaign donors are allowed to prosper. It's the Chicago way."

submitted by [BR] - (www)

ascii art - "A collection of standard ASCII characters used to create images. Can be extremely complex or extremely simple, though rarely contained to just one line. See Also: Emoticons."

e.g., That ASCII art of the cow was quite creative. :D

submitted by Purple

ascusting - Even more than disgusting.

e.g., Chris, your feet smell ascusting as usual. Take a shower.

submitted by BL

asdfghjkling - The feeling you feel, when you cannot even type a coherent thought.

e.g., Oh, my God, I'm asdfghjkling right now.

submitted by Randomfrench - (www)

asdotu - "A Sarcasm Detector? Oh, THAT'S Useful!" a line from The Simpsons. Used when people don't realize you're being sarcastic.

e.g., Sarah: "Does this dress make my butt look big?" Ed: "Oh, yeah, it's like a weather balloon." Sarah: (long pause and angry glare) Ed: "ASDOTU! It looks fine."

submitted by PPM

asexy - An asexual organism that is particularly attractive.

e.g., That is one asexy amoeba.

submitted by NotAlex

ashi - (pronounced ah-SHEE; n.) 1. something (and generally something unique) greatly desired but dangerous or harmful; by extension, 2. something greatly desired (whether dangerous or not); 3. a seemingly unobtainable goal, end, or object; 4. The perfect example of something. (From "Ashi," which the Ringwraiths call the One Ring (from Tolkien's "ash nazg" lit. 'one ring.'))

e.g., Juliet was Romeo's Ashi. | "Behold: Ashi!" "It's a hot dog." "No! It is ... the PERFECT hot dog!" | "The enemy's gate is ashi" (Ender's Game).

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

ashtronaut - A person whose cremated remains (ashes) have been launched into space and are now in orbit around the earth.

e.g., Is there an ashtronaut's theme song?

submitted by HD Fowler

asian burn - Phenomenon occurring in some people of Asian descent, wherein consumption of alcohol causes extreme redness of the face.

e.g., Jack: Check out Mary. She's all red. Mac: That's the Asian burn for ya. Three margaritas and it's tomato time.

submitted by jeff - (www)

asianality - Indeterminate nationality for someone who appears to be Asian.

e.g., We couldn't determine what asianality she is.

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asimov's law - That no robot can harm a human or by inaction allow harm to come to a human. Invented by Isaac Asimov, but now generally accepted.

e.g., Borg, fully aware of Asimov's Law, wondered why the robot was strangling him.

submitted by Adam Leslie

asineight - So stupid that it doesn't even make it to the nine in asinine.

e.g., Hiring all those second-string Andersen people as dotcom execs was the most asineight thing we ever did.

submitted by puppyscent

asiten - Something beyond asinine.

e.g., When Bart found out they might make a reality show about goats, he exclaimed, "That's the stupidest idea I've ever heard. It's asiten."

submitted by Iyaz

ask and tell - The opposite of 'Don't ask, don't tell. | Ask, and you shall be enlightened. | Tell, and you will enlighten others.

e.g., Ask and Tell, | What the Hell. Thou canst not know unless thou asketh, can thou? Let me tell thee a story perchance, that thou mayest understand the reasons for someone's unorthodox appetite? All things are understandable through plain revelations; therefore, ask and tell.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

ask dj! - Following a questionable statement, this provides instant and impeccable credibility.

e.g., What, you don't believe me? Ask DJ!

submitted by Rocky RPM

ask force - An unarmed force organized for a special operation like asking the mighty question.

e.g., The role of the Ask Force is to k.o.ordinate the developement of our consciousness.

submitted by phrasardeur - (www)

askhole - A reporter who goes out of her way to ask impertinent, insulting, and out-of-line questions at press conferences.

e.g., If quotas for askholes were set for press conferences, I'd be more likely to watch them.

submitted by HD Fowler

asl - Age, Sex, Location. Normally used as a question when initiating a chat session with someone new to you. Don't expect the truth.

e.g., Joe: Hi, wanna cyber? Jane: ASL? Joe: 19, M, Los Angeles, and I have pics of my pecs.

submitted by Morgan

aslake attack - When you are mostly asleep but partially awake and you suddenly twitch a body part because something in your "almost" dream did so.

e.g., I had an aslake attack last night and involuntarily slapped myself in the head.

submitted by slojewnamedpru

asmolgimethem - A stupid answer to a stupid question.

e.g., ::Steve is frying eggs; Stephen walks into the kitchen, looks and then asks:: "What you doin' pappy?" "Slicing my fingers off thinly so my gravy will be the right consistency." "I don't appreciate your asmolgimethem, Papster." "And, I don't appreciate your imposeter."

submitted by steve zihlavsky

asok - From the Dilbert comic strip. A gullible intern or temp employee who's just begging to be abused.

e.g., Get the Asok to clean your desk … it's disgusting. | Get Asok to make 140 copies of this and hand collate it for the meeting.

submitted by Cujo - (www)

asonic - How you feel when all the exams and work and chores are over and you have a blissful stress-free feeling wash over you.

e.g., I feel absolutely asonic.

submitted by J Ella Smith

asonym - A word that sounds less and less like a real word the more times you say it--especially if done over and over during a short period.

e.g., Upholstered. Upholstered... Upholstered, upholstered, upholstered... That's an asonym.

submitted by Daniel Spaulding

aspartame - Suppository lubricant. Also, descriptive of a domesticated snake.

e.g., Do NOT use Aspartame on aspartames.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

asperg - Anyone with Asperger's Syndrome, an intriguing form of autism found in bizarre famous people such as Glenn Gould and Andy Warhol.

e.g., I'm telling you true. Frank is an Asperg. He's socially inept even though he's good at math. And he can't stop talking about boring subjects.

submitted by FesteFenris

asphalt - Feeling the bottom of another person. Often someone who is not an acquaintance

e.g., "I just had my asphalt." Slaaaaaaap!

submitted by Andy Watson

aspiratage - Cool Dictionary: "Aspiratage is the surrealist art of making patterns in a carpet or rug with a vacuum cleaner (aspirateur in French)."

e.g., He liked to make aspiratage rather than simply use the vacuum cleaner to remove dust and dirt.

submitted by Daniel C. Boyer - (www)

asru - The emotion composed of a mixture of awe, fear, wonder, and joy -- often experienced at the moment of epiphany. It may also describe the emotion that a worshipper has in apprehension of God or divinity.

e.g., When he realized that he could explain their behavior on molecular, sociological, evolutionary, and spiritual scales, he blinked back tears grinningly as he was overcome with asru.

submitted by Greg Buchold

ass chimney - Random insult.

e.g., Ed: Ted, I just killed your cat. Ted: You ass chimney, I don't have a cat. Ed: Then who was that.…

submitted by caitlyn - (www)

ass suredly - A verbal indicator that the user of the word is a cultural snob.

e.g., If I'm sitting in a chair in a barber shop, waiting to be next, and you come in and sit down next to me, I want to be polite and friendly. So I say, "Nice day, isn't it?"

And you turn to me and look, coldly for a moment, and then say, "Assuredly." I know that you're looking down your nose at me, and you think your sh** doesn't stink, and I know, "Ass suredly, you're an ass!"

submitted by Charlie Lesko - (www)

ass, butt - The last half-inch or so of beer at the bottom of a bottle that tastes terrible.

e.g., I can't drink any more of this, it's down to ass.

submitted by ditnis

ass-drag - A grueling, tedious, tiring, and boring task or situation.

e.g., I hate this class. It's an ass-drag.

submitted by Ryan Schweitzer

ass-gay - Not as bad as it looks, it's Pig Latin for "gas."

e.g., Nowadays if you need ass-gay, all you need is a lot of ash-cay.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

ass-lay - Pig Latin version of "lass." It could possibly refer to how some donkeys or burros simply "lay down on the job" when the notion strikes them. On the other hand, a goodly number of blokes seem to inordinately concentrate on the sex object aspect of a "lass," seeing too much the ass-lay aspect

e.g., A fair and good man will see and enjoy the whole person, a lass or a laddie, for that is holistically valid and appropriate. Crude churls belong in the dust bin, such cads and reprobates, for their inordinate and excessive devotion to what may be called ass-lay is quite uncivil and perhaps even embarrassing to people of sensitivity and quality.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

assad's bread - To be used in any formal examination where the answer to an impossibly difficult question is not known. Originally used by Assad. In response to a question asked, he simply replied with all seriousness, "Bread." We loved him for it.

e.g., Q. Construct a structure factor diagram for the reflection of a protein crystal that contains one kind of anomalously scattering atoms Fb, and show the contribution of Fb with respect to the Patterson Summation. Show how the grouping together of the sine and cosine of the angles can yield information on the phase difference "problem." A. Bread?

submitted by Robert the one minute king

assanova - A would-be seducer of numerous women who succeeds only in making an ass of himself with his efforts.

e.g., "You seem well read, Vadim. What are some pickup- or non-pickup-related books you can recommend for aspiring Assanovas?" "I suggest you check into some of the tips found by surfing to the linked site."

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assariffic - Something that is not good.

e.g., My weekend was assariffic. Friday I got pulled over and Sunday I lost my homework.

submitted by David Craig

assassinine - When you want to kill 10 people, but come up one short.

e.g., I just couldn't shoot that 10th guy. I assassinine.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

assassinnati - A killer from Cincinnati, OH.

e.g., Why did they give Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds such a raw deal? It wasn't like he was an assassinati or anything.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

asscan - What to do if it's your fault. Act Suprised, Show Concern, Admit Nothing.

e.g., My high school counseler's policy was complete ASSCAN.

submitted by kirsten

assclown - Someone who's more than just a regular ass.

e.g., Ed. The assclown on the bicycle caused a six car pileup. Ted. That wasn't just your regular assclown. That was Chris.

submitted by walter

assed out - To become unconscious after drinking heavily. | To be left out, or to come across misfortune that is not of your doing that you have no control over.

e.g., A: Where's Pete? B: Oh, he got mad drunk and he assed out on the couch. | If the guy in front of you bought the last one, then you're just assed out.

submitted by Ashley | John -SilverTab- Bailey

assemblieizer - One who assembles assemblies.

e.g., Ali is the assemblieizer for the high school.

submitted by Theta Angel

asserole - A posterior so appealing that it compels one to return for seconds.

e.g., May I have another serving of asserole?

submitted by Nathan

assfault - In California, the crack in the southernmost back, where the sun mostly don't shine, anatomically speaking.

e.g., It's really no one's fault if you happen to see unexpected assfault, but for some reason it's rarely a pretty sight.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

assfly - Incredibly annoying person who follows you around and joins in other people's conversations.

e.g., Beware, that assfly Chris is coming this way.

submitted by JoJo

asshat - 1. A general insult for a person who is being an idiot or a loser. You'll know one when you see one. It is not to be confused with "asset." If someone assumes you said "asset" then she is obviously an asshat. 2. It can also be used as a nickname.

e.g., Why'd you do that, asshat? | Come on, asshat. Knock it off. | Stop being an asshat, Chris. Oh, I forgot. That would be impossible for you.

submitted by Jen Kowalchuk

asshattitude - The attitude of one who is an asshat.

e.g., I would spend more time in Montpelier if it weren't for the asshattitude of the former governor.

submitted by Xkot - (www)

asshold - One who internally retains toxicity.

e.g., Schickeldorf is full of crap. He keeps his negativity bundled up inside and it makes him toxic to himself and everyone around him. He is an asshold.

submitted by Redbendad - (www)

asshole forceps - A large extractor tool, used not for extraction butt for insertion. Must have heard something on TV as I was dozing to make me think of juxtaposing the two words in that order.

e.g., "What we need is asshole forceps of sufficient size to allow us to spread the cheeks of the miserable critter wide enough to push in a large apple." "I'll bet you can find some in the maternity ward of the nearest hospital. The ones used to deliver babies suffice."

submitted by beelzebub

assholery - Like "Tomfoolery," but in either an incompetent way or a malicious way. The word is uniquely mine, and I claim the planetwide credit for it when folks start using it in everyday speech. :-) (ED. Thomas Pynchon might take issue with the claim, considering that he used "assholery" in Gravity's Rainbow in 1973.)

e.g., Once again, we're behind schedule because of Chris's assholery.

submitted by John Doyle

assholian - A variation on "assholic" -- behavior that is particularly in the manner of an asshole, inordinately unpleasant behavior. Assholish.

e.g., My brother was being assholian last night, playing his X-BOX when I wanted to watch Half Baked.

submitted by Lyra Silverblade - (www)

assholic - In the manner of an asshole, behaving like a jerk. | One addicted to being an asshole; acting in a manner so as to continually upset those around you.

e.g., Gee-whiz, Walter, spitting in that man's soup was genuinely assholic of you. | That was the third time that assholic cut me off.

submitted by HeavyPettingZoo | Stephanie - (www)

assholigarchy - Controlled or led by assholes, often a minority.

e.g., The minority of whiners were able to compel Darrell to get rid of his tool girl calendar collection over the objections of most of his friends, thus confirming the power of the assholigarchy.

submitted by Mark Lee - (www)

assify - How stupid people affect the world around them.

e.g., Chris is a moron; he's gonna assify the whole plan.

submitted by Saint714

assignation - Assassination.

Assignation, from

  • The act of assigning.
  • Something assigned, especially an allotment.
  • An appointment for a meeting between lovers; a tryst.

    e.g., Add to this thrust for mayhem, Saddam committed the supreme act of attempting the assignation of a sitting President of our country.

    submitted by Miss Speller

  • assigned infrequency - It's not very often, but it's dependable, regular, predictable.

    e.g., Ships from Earth arrive with assigned infrequency, not often enough to keep us supplied with beer and nuts and the latest news.

    submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

    assinine - How asinine should be spelled: "foolish, unintelligent, or silly; stupid; of or like an ass."

    e.g., "[Y]ou have a right to respect anyone you choose. You do not have the right to make an assinine oxymoronic statement." (ED. In the United States you do.)

    submitted by [The Avenger] - (www)

    assiotic - This is a word I created when I was a teenager -- many, many years ago. It's a combination of "ass" and "idiotic" when just one of the two words is not enough to convey your thoughts. It was and still is amazing how many people understand the gist of the word when used in proper context.

    e.g., That was an assiotic thing to do, Chris. Why am I not surprised?

    submitted by France Joncas - (www)

    assited - Excited, with a twist.

    e.g., I'm going shopping tomorrow. I'm so assited.

    submitted by Nicky Ubben

    assitude - The attitude you get from someone who is being a complete jerk.

    e.g., I don't know what's the matter with Chris today -- his assitude is almost unbearable.

    submitted by Kelly

    assjack - Similar to jackass, but more severe when used to refer to a particular person.

    e.g., Ned. Leave me alone, assjack. Veronica. Quit assjacking around.

    submitted by boomshika

    asskcuse - To accuse someone of something by shrouding said accusation in the form of a seemingly innocent question.

    e.g., Boyd and Derrick asskused me where the leftover pizza had gone.

    submitted by Walter Swarthau

    assload - A large amount of something.

    e.g., I have an assload of laundry to do.

    submitted by Lesah

    assministrator - A person who abuses her position of authority.

    e.g., Our vice principal Chris is a real assministrator.

    submitted by Bender - (www)

    assmosis - Chronic kiss-ass syndrome.

    e.g., Chris's a brown-noser. I think he's come down with a bad case of assmosis.

    submitted by Mandy

    assmosphere - The polluted air within the effective range of flatus.

    e.g., Chris walked by and I was caught in his assmosphere.

    submitted by Bryant Noice

    assness - Smartass.

    e.g., Thanks a lot, assness.

    submitted by sam

    assonist - A person who attempts a flamethrower effect by setting fire to her farts. (ED. I've never seen it done myself, but I talked with a friend last weekend who had. The fellow who had his farts lit was Lindsay Lou Farts.)

    e.g., James, why are your shorts burnt? You're not an assonist are you?

    submitted by James

    asspants - A mild expletive for non-Americans. If American, the word should be "bumknickers."

    e.g., Asspants. I left my wallet at home.

    submitted by evie

    asspirin - Pain reliever of any type taken to relieve a non-physical pain-in-the-ass.

    e.g., After listening to Chris gripe at him all day, Casper was in dire need of a couple of asspirins.

    submitted by Dave Violette

    asstagonist - Non-essential character in a made for TV or B movie to attract male viewers.

    e.g., I couldn't really follow the subplots or pick up on any deeper meaning to the story, but the flick had a real hot asstagonist.

    submitted by Dave Violette

    asstastic, asstacular - Spectacularly bad.

    e.g., You played asstastic last night.

    submitted by Bryon - (www)

    assterisk -

    From Kurt Vonnegutt's Breakfast of Champions, his famous asshole|asterisk.

    e.g., I use an assterisk as my avatar on several sites.

    submitted by HD Fowler

    asstoot - Not astute, as in smart: a fart.

    e.g., Oh. My. God. Don't tell me it was the dog. No dog's asstoot smells like that.

    submitted by beelzebub

    asstraulch - Assault + stretch. The unintentional action, while yawning and stretching one's arms, to strike someone nearby.

    e.g., I asstraulched the girl behind me in homeroom this morning. What can I say? It wasn't my fault. She was leaning too far forward.

    submitted by D^2

    asstronomical - Very large. Used when a person's butt is so big you can hardly believe your eyes.

    e.g., As Chris walked by, Christina said to Alex, "Did you see his butt? It was asstronomical."

    submitted by Steve Kitts

    asstrophy - The numbness in your behind from sitting too long. Think of atrophy.

    e.g., If that meeting had gone on any longer, my asstrophy would have been permanent.

    submitted by marlys

    assumably - Corruption of "assuming" and "presumably."

    e.g., The last book I read by this author was very entertaining. Assumably, his new one will be too.

    submitted by Sara

    asteem - Already Seen This Exact E-mail Message. Reply to someone who always sends you old stories or jokes that everyone has seen a million times. Used when you are fed up with the sender's behavior.

    e.g., ASTEEMed Shirley after she sent me the same urban legend the third time last week.

    submitted by Beth Zeier

    asterisk - The chance that a celestial body such as a comet, meteor or an ASTEROID, will collide with a planet.

    e.g., Mr. Spock said to Captain Kirk, "The 'asterisk' of an asteroid striking this planet is 1 in 200,000."

    submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

    astralgia - astralgia, n. (Gr. astro-, star + Gr. algos pain, grief, distress; cf. nostalgia) -- a longing for stars and interstellar travels to the remote corners of the universe; homesickness for cosmos.

    e.g., The film "Gattaca" is about astralgia. The protagonist, Vincent, though deemed genetically flawed and subsequently fated to low-level occupation, pursues to the end his dream of space travel.

    submitted by Mikhail Epstein - (www)

    astrocosm - Our universe of stars, billions and billions of them.

    e.g., Space is filled with an infinity of suns, a veritable astrocosm.

    submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

    astrodupe - A person who has no clue what's going on.

    e.g., Chris is an astrodupe. He's completely out of it.

    submitted by Matt Bauman

    astrogeekological - Word describing someone who is way to into astrology and can tell you your sign without even thinking about it.

    e.g., January 2nd? Ooooh, bad news, baby, that boy is a nasty ol' Capricorn. Honey, you need to find yourself an Aquarius, I tell you.

    submitted by moira

    astrologise - 1. To read through many thick astrology books making strange incantations. 2. To figure out someone's stars, aka astrological sign.

    e.g., "It's time to astrologise," said Ibby as she ran to the library.

    submitted by Dr. Ibby

    astronautition - A person who likes to belive she knows everything about space, and the things in space.

    e.g., Our favorite astronautition, Caryl, says that there are NO pink planes in space.

    submitted by Jess

    astronette - A female who is part of the crew of a space shuttle. (ED. At least one such person (Lisa Nowak) is now being referred to as an "astronut.")

    e.g., The astronette felt compelled to stalk "the other woman."

    submitted by Norm De'Pleum

    astronumerometry - Counting stars.

    e.g., Some evenings, my girlfriend and I enjoy lying in the grass and engaging in enthusiastic astronumerometry.

    submitted by Drew

    astropimpmobile - A vehicle worthy of photographing and entering in a contest.

    e.g., "Your T-bird is an astropimpmobile, Mike. You should enter it." "I will, when I'm ready to get outa here."

    submitted by timon

    astroplasty - Surgical removal of synapses responsible for thoughts of space travel, quantum physics, Star Trek, and the like.

    e.g., Maybe after Steve has his astroplasty he can focus on getting some work done, or who knows, even hold down a job.

    submitted by steve zihlavsky

    astropolemic - (adj.) 1. Of or pertaining to Star Wars and its various themes, plots and subplots, characters, settings, tech, dialog, etc.; 2. of or pertaining to interstellar war, which, I am delighted to note, we have not yet had any experience---and, it is to be hoped, we do not have any experience for a long, long time.

    [From the Greek αστρο- astro-, combining form of αστέρι asteri "star" + πολεμικ, derived adjectival form of πόλεμος "war."]

    e.g., I'll admit, 35 years ago, I loved all things astropolemic; now, however, I just don't feel it .... maybe I'm too old. || I remember fantasy literature classes exploding with astropolemic theories about the Force, the Jedi, the nature of the empire, and where George Lucas could take the story next. I'm not sure any of us kids expected the astropolemic denouement we ultimately received, nor the sequels. || When our colonies on Alpha Centauri B declare independence in 2253, we'll find out what real astropolemics are like.

    submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

    astrosludge - What Astroturf becomes when it is left out on a hot day in Arizona.

    e.g., I installed Astroturf last week, but when I went out in the 122 degree heat today, it had turned into Astrosludte and my feet stuck to it.

    submitted by Mallard

    astroturf - "Astroturf organizations are fake grassroots groups that are actually funded and promoted by corporate interests." | "ASTROTURF: Refers to apparently grassroots-based citizen groups or coalitions that are primarily conceived, created and/or funded by corporations, industry trade associations, political interests or public relations firms; an Astroturf group is an organization created by industry lobbyists that attempts to pose as a legitimate grassroots organization. These 'sockpuppet' groups advocate for industry-backed interests while pretending to have the well-being of consumers in mind. [[from the trademarked artificial grass, Astroturf, used on playing fields]] {ED. Change you can count on? I'd say it's going to be many, many dollars and not just pocket change.}

    e.g., "Axelrod's firm, ASK Public Strategies, is the 'gold standard in Astroturf organizing.'

    "While Barack Obama has angered many in the corporate community, rest assured that dollars will flow from the corporate coffers and officers of Exelon to fund Obama's road to the White House. History repeats itself as farce.

    "Who else may benefit from this rape of electricity consumers? There are the legions of investors in green schemes who are Obama supporters and whose uneconomic projects can only succeed through government arm-twisting (an Obama talent)."

    submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

    asymdope - Someone with a lot of space between her ears -- in other words, a dumb person.

    e.g., She doesn't know who the Vice President is? What an asymdope. Wasn't she one of Leno's jaywalkers last year?

    submitted by Nicky Ubben

    asymptoast - A breakfast food that can approach infinitely close to one's mouth but will never enter it.

    e.g., Ralph is so thin he looks like he's been on a diet of air and asymptoast.

    submitted by Bryn Kanar - (www)

    asyougo - The place at the top of or bottom of the stairs where stuff gets piled to be taken up or down the next time you're going that way.

    e.g., "Here, take this upstairs will you?" "Just put it on the asyougo and I'll get it next time"

    submitted by J Garbutt

    atari monster - Any oddly shaped and barely discernible creature, character, or object in a video game. Throwback to the days of Space Invaders, but refers specifically to newer video games that should have better graphics.

    e.g., I'm not dropping fifty bucks on this XBox game. Look at the graphics -- the people are atari monsters.

    submitted by wamydia

    atavistic nostalgia - Noun/ A mental game in which one expresses a fond remembrance of, & longing for, personalities &/or events with whom they themselves could have had no personal acquaintance or experience.

    e.g., Jennifer Lopez remembering the day she gave a royal command performance for Queen Victoria.

    submitted by steve

    atcha tate - In-your-face, persistent, irritating behavior.

    e.g., In life, we bear many crosses
    Some come from hard-nosed bosses
    Don't you really cringe and hate
    Whenever bosses atcha tate!

    submitted by Charlie Lesko

    ate up - Anything that's worn out, rusted out and ready for the trashcan. 1980s army slang.

    e.g., The tires on that truck are ate up!

    submitted by Nikki Sokol

    ate up - Overly committed to something.

    e.g., Jack: Check out Bob. He's ate up over this new job. Mac: Yeah, he'll be head fry cook one day.

    submitted by Toever

    ateupwiththedumbass - To be used when someone is really dull or stupid. Has nothing to do with the typeface Ateupwithdumbass.

    e.g., Look at Chris. He's really ateupwiththedumbass.

    submitted by Kitty

    atf - AssholeToleration Factor.

    e.g., Had to bust out of that staff meeting. My ATF was at an all time low and I was fixin' to hit someone.

    submitted by sin - (www)

    athabitajay - A had to be there joke.

    e.g., It was sooooooo funny. (no laughter) OK, then it was an athabitajay.

    submitted by tom

    athletic support - The practice of donating money to the Physical Education department in a school.

    e.g., Jock was really big on athletic support and urged others to follow suit.

    submitted by Wells Martin - (www)

    athlettuce - Apecial breed of powerful salad greens, naturally rich in iron, protein, and steroids, a jock favorite.

    e.g., You'd never guess that "The All-Natural Greasy Spoon" makes the best athlettuce salads in all of New York City.

    submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

    atifah - Person of satanic origin. Usually owns her own bowling alley, hair has preserved itself, etc..

    e.g., Rowena is nothing if not atifah.

    submitted by b15

    atlantish - Very typical of what you'd find in Atlanta.

    e.g., The crowd at the concert at Chastain Amphitheatre was so Atlantish, eating and drinking in high style while thoroughly enjoying the music.

    submitted by Sylvia Sacia

    atlastic - The feeling of having the weight of the world on your shoulders.

    e.g., The pressure made me feel extremely atlastic.

    submitted by Quinten

    atm disease - Having a wallet or pocket full of only $20 bills, usually recently acquired from an automatic teller machine.

    e.g., Can you break a $20? I've got a serious case of ATM disease, and I really need a Coke.

    submitted by Crossbow

    atmosfood - The combined assessment of a restaurant's food and environment.

    e.g., You should check out Le Fracais. The atmosfood is sublime.

    submitted by Tom Abrahamson

    atna - All Talk No Action.

    e.g., Once again, here is a person with the ATNA syndrome. Should this be tolerated any more, we will need to establish an ATNA community or union.

    submitted by Phil - (www)

    atom splitter - Sarcastic description of an unintelligent person, antithetical to the use of the phrases "rocket scientist" and "brain surgeon." Alternatively, a hangover of magnificent proportions, such that the sufferer feels and behaves like her neurons have fused together.

    e.g., Do you know Nancy? She's a real atom splitter, ain't she? OR I woke up this morning with a real atom splitter.

    submitted by Scott Oberg

    atomstalgia - Nostalgia for 1950s/60s cold war imagery. The feeling of disappointment that World War III hsan't started yet. (Hang in there, ET, we may be getting close.)

    e.g., These really bright August days remind me of Doctor Strangelove. I'm getting a strong burst of atomstalgia.

    submitted by Erasmus Thrasamund

    atonavoicia - A disorder of comprehension. Sufferers are unable to extract the hidden (and often completely contrary) meaning of a sentence based on the speaker's tone of voice alone.

    e.g., Sufferers are unable to discern that "No, I'm fine" can actually mean "Oh, God! I want to die!"

    submitted by Trent Clarke

    atrial sclerosis - (n.) 1. a buildup of people (chatting, talking, walking slowly, milling about purposelessly, whatever) clogging an atrium, or (by extension) clogging or narrowing free space in a hallway, doorway, stairway, highway, byway, grocery aisle, ticket booth, vel. cet. 2. a buildup of users attempting to access a site and using up all the bandwidth so you can't get in. (from arteriosclerosis 'hardening of the arteries.'---this analogy, btw, would make such a clog an 'atheromatous plaque' ... Greek for "porridge lump layers." Perhaps we should call all the people hogging a road or a website "Plaquers.)

    e.g., "Honey, I may be a while, I'm on the highway, but it's major atrial sclerosis out here: we're bumper-to-bumper at maybe five miles a day. You'd better go ahead and start without me." | "Wow, getting out of the stadium was sclerotic! How many people were in there?" | "I can't seem to get the La Virkin town ordinances to come up." "Well, what did you expect? they passed a law making the town a 'UN-free zone.'" "So what?" "Well, that's bizarre enough that everyone and their dog is looking it up. You'll never get through all the plaquers."

    submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

    atrium - What a hungry giraffe thinks just before it chows down on leaves.

    e.g., As Geoffrey the giraffe approached a lone tree, standing in the middle of the Serengetti, he thought, "Atrium!" (A tree! Yum!)

    submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

    ats! - when you have no better comeback to an argument then ats!( said as a sound, rather than as separate letters)

    e.g., someone says to you "at least i don't wet the bed", and you don't have a comeback you say "ats!"

    submitted by Nisse

    atsumara'u - meaning same as "what's the matter with you"

    e.g., "Atsumara'u, I told you to get me the shovel".

    submitted by Carlo - (www)

    attaboy - A compliment, a congratulations, a gift symbolizing same.

    e.g., They gave me tickets to the Rams-Bucs game the 26th as an attaboy. Unfortunately, I already had plans.

    submitted by PJ Morgan

    attach - A person who uses a fake ID to get into a bar, but still makes his friend over 21 buy him his drinks.

    e.g., Jane: Who's he? Jay: He's my attach, he's too scared to get his own drinks.

    submitted by Quigs

    attachiante - A French neologism. "Attachiante: a woman you can't live with but can't live without, as personified by Jeanne Moreau's character Catherine in François Truffaut's Jules et Jim." Attachiant.

    e.g., If God is kind to you, you won't have an attachiante in your life. | Which are there more of, attachiants or attachiantes? If you're a man, you might tend to think there would be more attachiantes, but that might well be a sexist viewpoint. When you consider the number of women in abusive relationships where the man is the abuser, attachiants might be greater in number.

    submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

    attackle - Sringing on top of someone and knocking them to the ground.

    e.g., Gena attackled me after I got home from overseas.

    submitted by measa

    attah ha'ish - (ah-TA high-EESH; interj.) 1. An accusation called out to show your listener that HE or SHE is actually the perpetrator of whatever misdeed is being discussed, especially if you've first been able to get your listener to condemn him- or herself out of his or her own mouth; also 2. an interjection to use when you realize just who the perpetrator of a misdeed is; 3. the sudden realization that YOU are guilty of whatever thing you have accused (or have thought about accusing) someone else of doing or having done.

    [Hebrew: "Thou art the man," the accusation leveled by Nathan the prophet at King David, after telling the king the story of the man who fed his friends his neighbor's pet lamb rather than one of his own many sheep (2 Samuel 12:1-7)---actually an allegory of David's murder of Uriah the Hittite so as to have Uriah's wife, Bathsheba, despite already having many wives and concubines (eleven or so, give or take two or three either way).]

    e.g., "Sufficient experimentation must result in certainty." "Certainty?! Bah! There's no such thing as 'certainty.'" "Oh, really? Are you sure?" "Absolutely." "Ha!! Attah ha'ish!" || "Lord Lawrence told us he had never been to see Lady Lydia ... attah ha'ish, Holmes! I know who the murderer is!" || "Who keeps leaving my papers on the ground instead of on my desk?" "That would be you." "Me?! Nonsense! I, um .... oh phooey: attah ha'ish."

    submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

    attakid - A (usually sarcastic) expression of acknowledgment, nice job, or congratulations.

    e.g., "I didn't finish my chemistry homework!" "Attakid."

    submitted by lauryn

    attention starvation disorder - The psychological disorder in which the patient is so starved for attention that she will do, write, or say anything, however ridiculous, in order to get attention.

    e.g., Even into his 30s, Ryan was so afflicted with attention starvation disorder that he would bring up unresolved childhood issues and discuss them while at work, lessening his productivity and interrupting others' productivity.

    submitted by Richard E. Martino - (www)

    attention whore - A person or house pet starved for attention to the point of being annoying. Attention whoring.

    e.g., Your dog always follows me around. She's an attention whore.

    submitted by chris - (www)

    attentionshoppers! - AttentionShoppers! are people who shamelessly promote their books, movies, shows, their celebrity, and their body parts, in any paper, magazine, TV, or radio show that might advance what they or their publicists conceive as their careers or wellbeing. Examples: Pamela Anderson promoting her breasts on TV recently with more gusto than a Dutch doorway prostitute, or Maureen Dowd tripping over herself to flog her book in interviews like a deathcamp executioner trying to get the whole six million in before the good times are over. Much the same as an attention whore.

    e.g., Both Pamela Anderson and Maureen Dowd qualify as AttentionShoppers!

    submitted by Ken Kiernan

    atternia - A medical condition afflicting lawyers who carry case loads that are too heavy for too long a period.

    e.g., My attorney Berie worked non-stop with a maximum case load for years. He seemed invincible until he picked up just one more client, and ended up hospitalized with an atternia.

    submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

    atthesametime - Simultaneously. Four syllables instead of six, 13 letters instead of 14.

    e.g., I was mildly amused (and simultaneously atthesametime annoyed) to see a couple of posters arguing in a forum about whether to use single quotation marks or double quotations marks for "words used ironically, with reservations, or in some unusual way." What to do is not as simple as either one seems to think: There is no absolute rule.

    submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

    attickle - A forceful and sustained tickle attack, rendering the recipient tearful, gasping, and vengeful.

    e.g., It was a completely unprovoked attickle. The only response was a nuclear pillow fight.

    submitted by stephfox - (www)

    attitone - Snotty attitude and tone.

    e.g., Chris's attitone made it difficult for people to stand to be around her.

    submitted by Lauren

    attitudal - When someone is sporting an attitude.

    e.g., What's her problem today, she is being so attitudal.

    submitted by Debbie

    attitude - Pornographic material.

    e.g., Schools ban all attitude websites.

    submitted by Massacre Matt

    attitudinal - Being overly difficult or cranky.

    e.g., Listen to me, young lady. Don't get attitudinal with me.

    submitted by lavelle

    attitudious - The state of having a lot of attitude; sassy.

    e.g., Having talked back to her instructor all through class, she was sent to Dean Wormer for being so attitudious.

    submitted by Aud

    attorniquette - 1. The established rules of civility between lawyers. 2. Rules of engagement between adversarial lawyers. 3. What lawyers used to kill each other in combat.

    e.g., Jan's objections to the color of the witness's tie was outside the bounds of attorniquette.

    submitted by Dana Friedman - (www)

    attornity - (rhymes with "the-BURN-it-see"; n.) 1. How long a lawsuit seems to a client once he's handed it over to the lawyers; 2. The time between (a) the hearing and (b) the judge's decision.

    e.g., To a man seeking legal redress for the destruction of his property, two years seems like an attornity; two years, however, is actually not very long as law suits go. I once represented a client against a town's new zoning regs, and it went on for eleven years. Now, THAT felt like an attornity.

    submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

    attractical - Something that is both attractive and practical.

    e.g., This living room layout is very attractical.

    submitted by Pam Zylik

    attrite - Constant reduction or wearing away through natural processes. From attrition.

    e.g., We won't make anyone redundant--eventually we'll attrite them.

    submitted by Sam

    attritionist - Someone who actively tries to be abrasive and rude; someone whose people skills involve rubbing people the wrong way to make them go away. Usually associated with someone whose postion grants her power by whom she's associated with, such as an administrative assistant (formerly, secretary).

    e.g., Barbara is a real attritionist unless she likes you.

    submitted by aaron dodd

    attroopment - "A disorderly or tumultuous crowd." French: attroupement = crowd, mob.

    e.g., "The great lesson which the reigns of the Byzantine princes are adapted to teach and to enforce, is the import- ance of a total abstinence in the magistrate from theo- logical interference and dogmatism. Let him strictly re- spect the political equality of religious sects, and not unlock the gates of advancement to the select or the alternate favourites of controversy. Whatever implies in the magistrate an opinion ought to be shunned as a badge of partiality and a harbinger of injustice. For want of this precaution the Constantinopolitan crown became the football of patriarchs and priests, and was tossed to new dynasties and upstarts, not for the imperial virtues of military excellence or legislative wisdom, but for preaching to seditious attroopments about the frac- tions of the Trinity, or headingthe statuaries in riots of the iconoclasts. The emperors who lent an ear to the alarms and apprehensions of their clergy became eventually the puppets of their patriarchs, and sullied their hands in the innocent blood of the zealous but ignorant pupils of fanaticism. Their empire weakened by division, their sway reviled by the persecuted with hereditary obstinacy of discontent, the intolerant sovereigns have all descended with unfavourable tinges to posterity, and miss their na- tural chance for a lenient civility of estimate. A real feebleness of mind is however implied in the magistrate's anxiety about symbolic formulas ; so true is the obser- vation of an historian of our own times, religiosa dissi- dia mx unquam nisi sub imbecili imperio floruisse depre- hendes." | "Calmly then Herman replied, but in words of a serious import: Whether I acted aright, Sir, I know not; I follow'd an impulse Such as my own heart gave me, as I shall proceed to inform you. Mother, you linger'd so long in sorting and folding the old things 'T was too late that the bundles were ready, but all had been pack'd up Carefully, hams, and the wine, and the beer, and the bacon. When I had past through the gates of the city, and quitted the pavement, All the attroopment of citizens, horsemen, women, and children Met me. Already the march of the fugitives was where the roads meet. Then I quicken'd the pace of my horses, and wade for the village, Where, as I heard, they would take some repose, and be station'd the dark night. Soon I attain'd to the cause-way, and saw, slow moving, a waggon, Drawn by a couple of oxen, the finest and stoutest of cattle, Drawn by a couple of oxen, the finest and stoutest of cattle, Guided with skill by a tall girl, who with a staff in her right hand Urged them or kept them behind. I stopt, and she came to me calmly Saying: Not always have sorrows and trouble been ours as at present, We 'are unaccustom'd to ask d the passing stranger assistance, Need has compell'd me to speak. See there in the straw lies a woman, Wife to our opulent owner, and suddenly taken in labor. We have been waiting to tend her, precarious still is her living, Naked the new-born child lies yet in her arms, and but little Have we to offer our patient, but little have others to spare us, Should we e'en reach them to night in the village they mean to repose at. If you are one of the neighbourhood, come to give help to the needy, Have you 'perchance some linen, it would indeed be of service."

    submitted by [lazeroni]

    aubry - To put a song in a person's head by whistling, humming, or singing it in her presence, causing her in turn to begin whistling, humming, or singing it, without being aware how the song entered her head in the first place.

    e.g., Wait a second. Why am I humming the "Banana Boat Song"? Did somebody aubry me?

    submitted by Derek McCulloch

    auclu - American UnCivil Liberties Union. What the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has become.

    e.g., A seminal case in the history of the AUCLU may be its 1978 defence of neo-Nazis marching in Skokie, Illinois, and advocating the mass murder of Jews.

    submitted by HD Fowler

    aud - Audience. From Variety's Slanguage?

    e.g., The storyline will be recognizable: boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, boy gets nowhere, etc. Done right, that can attract plenty of playgoers and viewer. To increase our appeal to the younger aud and maybe end up with a socko hit, we'll be trying to figure out how to include some vampires, werewolves, and zombies. But that's as close as these two geriatrics will come to bad taste. We'd rather not get our musical produced if we have to resort to well, you know: episodes.

    submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

    audacular - Spectacular for the ears instead of the eyes.

    e.g., The new Cher album is an audacular experience.

    submitted by Steve Williams

    audi - To leave.

    e.g., I'm audi.

    submitted by Sin - (www)

    audi like five geez - To leave quickly. From Audi's 5000 model sedan.

    e.g., I'm Audi like five geez, gee.

    submitted by Sin - (www)

    audience floaters - A more logical way of saying crowd surfers -- the people who ride on others people's hands in mosh pits and concerts.

    e.g., Vince went to the concert and almost got kicked in the head by an audience floater.

    submitted by ClaireSB

    audient - Singular of audience.

    e.g., I'll sing. You be the audient.

    submitted by Michael Tubestarer

    audiographic - A sound effect of original design used in electronic media designed to stimulate an image in the subconscious mind.

    e.g., The use of clucking hens in the radio commercial inspired an image of women hagnagging in the deli, an audiogrqaphic only a man could appreciate.

    submitted by Michael Kryton

    audiolessent - Becoming deaf or hard of hearing from spending too much time listening to your I-pod, or if you're "of an age," to your Walkman as well.

    e.g., My dad spent years listening to classical music on his Walkman. As a result, he's now audiolessent. (S'truth.)

    submitted by Paul

    audiolize - To imagine what something would sound like; analogous to "visualize," only with sound.

    e.g., When reading a boring textbook, it's fun to audiolize your favorite cartoon character saying the words.

    submitted by Lee

    audiomobile - A car that runs on sound, sound waves -- very high tech.

    e.g., Sound occurs everywhere, both natural and man made. Store it and run your audiomobile on it, along with a little humming or singing on your part to give it an extra boost.

    submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

    audiophilia - The hobby of audiophiles, people who love, study, compare, grade, etc. "music." Usually in recorded form.

    e.g., There are many websites where most members study audiophilia to better understand recorded music.

    submitted by James Walden

    audiophobia - Fear of sound.

    e.g., E. experienced audiophobia every time she stepped through her front door.

    submitted by Emily Britt

    audity - To dress professionally; clothing or attire that is very boring. Such as auditors are required to wear.

    e.g., I represented our company very well. As opposed to my usual slacker attire, I looked very audity.

    submitted by Jill - (www)

    audurbs - Hors d'oeuvres. Seen on a forum.

    e.g., "No, I am not going to the party (snob get-together). Last time you said we would only stay for a little bit. We got there promptly at seven and did not leave till close to midnight. I never ate so many [foul-tasting] audurbs in my life."

    submitted by [NiteCloak1911]

    aufschlagen - The very moment of arriving at a place, after some fast travel, to take some action at the place.

    e.g., I will aufschlagen at Ben & Jerry's tonight at six o'clock. Got it?

    submitted by uwe

    auger - A mountain biking term for crashing. Specifically, the impact between rider and the ground.

    e.g., I flew off the trail, hit a log, then augered really bad.

    submitted by mikesbiken

    augvent - To augment a system in order to circumvent the system.

    e.g., We augvented the password security system by writting a script that replys with the right answer automatically.

    submitted by Jim Hertzler - (www)

    auldlangxiety - "The fear of throwing a party and having no one show up."

    e.g., If AuldLangXiety is a problem for you, you're in need of a new set of friends.

    submitted by [Chris Macdonald] - (www)

    auluctance - The feeling of badly wanting to win a particular internet auction, but also sort of wanting to lose.

    e.g., I wanted the sequined rollerskates so bad when I saw them on eBay, but now I have this feeling of auluctance. I sort of hope somebody outbids me.

    submitted by Klamath

    aunacity - Asinine + audacity. Being stupidly stubborn in a very bold way.

    e.g., "Can you believe the aunacity of Chris?" Sandy said, as indignantly as possible for dramatic effect.

    submitted by SandyTetra

    auntagonist - One who hates his parent's sister.

    e.g., He dismayed his cousins by being an auntagonist.

    submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

    auntie bonus - A regular payment for travel -- even if you don't travel or if you stay with your aunt.

    e.g., Do I also get an auntie bonus?

    submitted by HD. Fowler

    auntie dote - Everyone's most favorite aunt, who firmly believes that you are beautiful, brilliant, and most perfect in every way, and who is always the absolute best cure for your worst ailments and bad feelings.

    e.g., I dote on my auntie dote, my mother's sister, aunt Mimi.

    submitted by Charlie Lesko

    auntie em - 1. Affectionate colloquialism for automatic teller machine, or ATM. 2. Very generous relative so as to be like an ATM. 3. To open betting, as in "ante."

    e.g., 1. Can we go visit Auntie Em? I'm strapped. 2. I'm always glad when grandma comes cause she always Auntie Ems when she leaves. 3. Will you Auntie Em already so we can play this hand?

    submitted by Rhyakat

    auntie-body - The entire physical structure of your parent's female sibling.

    e.g., New breakthrough medical research demonstrates that the attractiveness of your parents' sisters directly impacts how good your auntie-bodies are.

    submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

    auntycrastination - Acting to prevent the visit after your aunt arrives.

    e.g., He was guilty of auntycrastination and the week was ruined.

    submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

    auralation - An aural hallucination.

    e.g., Shayn: "Did you say something?" Colin: "No, you must have experienced an auralation."

    submitted by shayno

    auralize - To study or examine a complex along with its elements and their relations through hearing.

    e.g., Auralization is the process music critcs follow to review works of an audio nature.

    submitted by Jennifer G - (www)

    aurally - With regard to sound or the ear.

    e.g., Let me be sure I've got this right, Dr. Daniel. You want me to take that horse-sized pill aurally? You want me to stick it in my ear, right?

    submitted by HD Fowler

    aussie-um - Anything and everything relating to Australia.

    e.g., Kangaroos are the best of the aussie-ums.

    submitted by Diana

    austerity - A 20th century word that now means stealing from the poor to fatten the wallets of the rich.

    {ED. Not quite what Wikipedia has to say about the word: "In economics, austerity is a policy of deficit-cutting, lower spending, and a reduction in the amount of benefits and public services provided. Austerity policies are often used by governments to reduce their deficit spending while sometimes coupled with increases in taxes to pay back creditors to reduce debt. 'Austerity' was named the word of the year by Merriam-Webster in 2010." Admittedly, the submittal has piqued my curiosity about the linked website. I hardly expect to find anything written by fiscal conservatives there, but I might be surprised.}

    e.g., And now the attack dogs of austerity will be unleashed to menace us into voting "the right way" in a referendum.

    submitted by Keith Harris - (www)

    austin tatious - Pretentious, showy -- in a big way -- Texas style.

    e.g., Every Saturday night, Otis, a 5' 4 3/4" balding, middle-aged accountant from Pittsburgh, would dress up in his freshly-cleaned bright lame' cowboy outfit, with gold buttons and a sterling silver OTIS belt buckle almost as big as a hubcap, and put on his hand-tooled, oiled golden leather cowboy boots and specially-blocked cream-colored ten gallon hat with a sky blue emu feather in the band. He'd mount his cherry red Harley with the handlebars custom-made to look like longhorns and drive off to spend the evening kicking up his heels and line dancing at the Western Gender Bender Bar and Nite Club. Monday to Friday, he might only be a mid-level employee at a large CPA firm. But on weekends -- he was … Austin Tatious.

    submitted by Charlie Lesko - (www)

    austinize - (v) to move to Austin, Texas, from a decidedly more conservative city, and consequently become more accepting of non-mainstream people and activities.

    e.g., Joe was so Austinized that he didn't even think twice about the tattoo across Mike's forehead.

    submitted by Brian

    austintatious - For a transplanted northeast Yankee guy -- all duded up from head to toe in unbroken-in cowboy regalia, who couldn't hit a bull's butt with a snow shovel -- strutting the streets of Austin, the Texas capital.

    e.g., Did you see his glow-in-the-dark hat, belt buckle, and boots? Austintatious oufit, wasn't it?

    submitted by John Breen

    austintexious - A prententious display of largeness.

    e.g., My neighbor's new SUV is really austintexious.

    submitted by Marcellus Tryk

    australish-ish - From Australish = Australian English. Australish-ish is English as spoken down under, that variant of the mother tongue spoken in Australia and New Zealand. (Australasian English.) The Antipodes has also been used as shorthand to refer to the region.


    The project I'm spending the most time on right now is The Australish-ish Dictionary. It will contain slang, words, phrases, and idioms I've run across, including words and phrases that are not strictly Antipodean. Whether or not the words are original to Down Under, they seem to be in use there.

    I won't pay that much attention to spelling variants such as doubled consonants (primarily l's); -er vs. -re, -ie vs. -y endings, -in' vs. ing endings, or o vs. ou; "n" for and; o' for of; hyphenated vs. smushed together vs. two words; possessives changed to plurals by removing an apostrophe; greengrocer's apostrophes.… That's because The Australish-ish Dictionary will be mostly about the spoken word and not the written word, the same sort of words the pseudodictionary is about. However, I'm sure it will end up with more than a smattering of "proper" words, because I'll find some of those to be interesting contrasts to American English usage. To avoid duplication, "a bit cheeky," for example, will be treated the same as "cheeky."

    The result will be wikipedian, if not in scope, in that it will contain unverified information -- and hence misinformation. I hope to make it better over time, just like most of those who edit Wikipedia hope to do.

    The Australish-ish Dictionary will also reflect the fact that I have no bonafides for linguistic research. It will probably include entries with definitions (or descriptions) and examples taken from the pseudodictionary -- meaning it will make no pretense at being an authoritative source of Antipodean words and phrases. Determining whether or not something is really used down under will be left as an exercise for the reader. (You do remember how writers do that with textbooks, don't you?) If they ever hear of it, don't be surprised if your teachers tell you you'll get an automatic F if you cite it as the source for your information. You may be able to check what you find by filling in the underscored area in the following search: Google <(aussie OR australian OR kiwi OR "new zealand") (slang OR dictionary) "__________">.

    submitted by HD Fowler

    austrient - (n.) The far south (on analogy with "Orient" and "Occident"). (adj.) Austriental "of or pertaining to the south (i.e., Antarctica, Tierra del Fuego, and the like). (From Australis, the south wind).

    e.g., "Hey, look! Adele penguins." "Now there's a real Austriental culture for you."

    submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

    autabin - Replaces should of been or could of been.

    e.g., J.T's face autabin on a rat's ass.

    submitted by j.t. kill

    autemail - Sounds like "naughty mail." Those annoying e-mails that you must reply to in order to activate your account.

    e.g., After signing up for a bunch of e-zines, I had a billion autemails to reply to.

    submitted by lauryn

    authentification - Similar in use and definition to the word "authentication"; used by highly educated world-travelers to emphasize their point that they require authentication to a system or device. | Authentication that produces a qualification or certificate that is used for further higher levels of authentication.

    e.g., I will need to have an SQL Authentification account with Admin rights to access the tables. | The professor's authentifications speak for themselves.

    submitted by Greg Doud | Arthur

    authentimasticate - To chew in order to confirm authenticity of an object or person.

    e.g., Make sure you authentimasticate any would-be triangle players before you allow them to join the band. You can never be safe these days -- there's lots of bogus tambouriners itching to have a go.

    submitted by effigy imasen

    authorbiographical - A form of writing where the author writes an emebellished account of his own activities in a biographical manner, by referring to himself in the third person.

    e.g., Cecil Pinto wrote, "Cecil not only invented but practically defined the authorbiographical genre by continually referring to himself as a colorful character in his short stories."

    submitted by Cecil Pinto

    authorgeddon - "… the hypothetical date when the number of books published in a given year will exceed the number of people who have read a book that same year."

    e.g., "Gutenberg would be proud but, a print on demand company, published a survey that suggested we should be afraid because the year 2052 will be the year of Authorgeddon."

    submitted by [MJ Rose] - (www)

    auto erogenous zone - these can safely be determined by exploration of various parts of the anatomy and transferred ultimately to shared interactive activity no doubt.

    e.g., If you are like me I think you can surmise my favorite auto erogenous zone.

    submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

    auto-ballet - The dance done in heavy traffic by cars competing for lane spots and exit ramps.

    e.g., After witnessing a dangerously complex auto-ballet, Ed took the next exit to wait for traffic to subside.

    submitted by Lin

    auto-buyography - One's own buying history.

    e.g., Read my auto-buyography to see why my bank balance is zero.

    submitted by Sky

    auto-magnetism - Is the phenomenon that occurs when you have been behind a vehicle on the highway for an extended period of time and you find yourself drifting as the other car does. If the car in front crosses the center line you cross the center line, if the car runs onto the breakdown lane you run into the breakdown lane.

    e.g., I had such a bad case of auto-magnetism I almost followed him off the bridge.

    submitted by Jim

    auto-pirate - The setting on computer that automatically cues your mp3 encoder to rip any music placed into the CD-ROM.

    e.g., Grant had no respect for the music industry: his computer was set on auto-pirate.

    submitted by Scott Marchus

    auto-spillosis - The unsettling feeling of thinking you've spilled the drink you hold between your legs while driving, when in fact you haven't.

    e.g., Derek, distracted by a momentary case of auto-spillosis drove his car off the bridge into a concrete embankment, thereby actually spilling his soda.

    submitted by axeman

    auto-tickulation - Creating something that is far too amusing to oneself.

    e.g., Why the heck is Bob laughing so hard? Oh, he's just having a big old auto-tickulation over the word he just invented.

    submitted by Dylon Whyte

    autobambiphobia - Fear of hitting a dear with your car -- or even a deer. {ED. FYI, if you see a deer lying dead in the road -- it may look small, but it's probably way too big to try to drive over. Ask Dina. Always be careful driving in isolated areas, especially at night. Deer can be everywhere, and they're unpredictable. Even if you stop before you hit the deer, the deer may turn around and run into your car. Happened to me last month.The deer ran away unharmed. My car was harmed.}

    e.g., If one suffers from autobambiphobia, it is always wise to avoid country roads at dusk and dawn.

    submitted by Marye

    autoberg - Those clumpy chunks of ice and dirt that build up behind the wheelwell of your car when driving in snow.

    e.g., J, you have some major autobergs hanging on to your ride.

    submitted by lilblackcat

    autobitch - To effortlessly slip into an angry, ranting mode, usually for a set purpose. Similar in meaning to insta-bitch but typically self-referential, unapologetic, and non-derogatory.

    e.g., If he calls me a bitch more time, I'll go into autobitch mode. That'll teach him not to fool with me, the fool.

    submitted by gecko

    autocad - Scoundrel driving or riding in a motor vehicle and given to rude and offensive behavior toward the fair sex.

    e.g., The autocad wouldn't keep his behavior within the box and got too freehanded so she had to draw the line, be less sketchily dressed (to hide her curves and better points), rotate, and exit before he stretched or extended and inserted any parts and exploded ['arc, 'arc, I hear an editor; snap to it and put THIS in your trim PD, leader (or is it to far off center, too tangential?)!].

    submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

    autocharity - No, not a car raffle but rather the description of the public act of giving to a worthy cause in order to advance one's own agenda.

    e.g., "Well," gushed Margot, "not only did we raise almost $500 for the needy but I also managed to impress the president so much with my donation of semi-authentic pre-Mayan temple mescaline cocktail recipes that I have been given that $150K job I've been chasing. The best autocharity event I've been to in years."

    submitted by Alan Maddams - (www)

    autocrat - Box for shipping cars.

    e.g., The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table didn't leave much room for food. Ailimentary, my dear Holmes! [Another one especially for you.]

    submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

    autocross - To get into a hostile argument when talking to oneself. | To be one's own worst enemy.

    e.g., He was so confrontational, he'd autocross when talking to himself. | He needed no enemies, because he'd always find a way to autocross himself.

    submitted by Steve McDonald

    autodeceptive - The ability to deceive one's self.

    e.g., Nickgurns autodeceptively proclaimed, "I'm too sexy, athletic, and intelligent to be an amateur model-golfer."

    submitted by davin

    autogyro - A Greek food processing machine.

    e.g., Just a press of the button and my Autogyro cranks out slices of lamb grilled to perfection and of the precise thickness I prefer.

    submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

    automagically - Something that automatically works but nobody knows why, especially used in reference to web design and development.

    e.g., We called him "Magic Mike" -- because so many things he did seemed to work automagically. But there was no magic at all. He just saw something the rest of us didn't. Hmmm, maybe it was magic.

    submitted by pixelboy

    automagically - A word used to describe an event or action that one cannot explain rationally.

    e.g., "I got in the shower, and automagically my date called." | "So, you put the fabric in the machine and it comes out the other end as a shirt. How's that happen? I dunno. . . automagically."

    submitted by Jenifer Grant

    automate - UK driving buddy.

    e.g., The Brit, the Afrikaaner, and the Aussie made great automates whilst motoring.

    submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

    automatic diva - The rise of a pop star to angelic status via the success of a hit single.

    e.g., Britney Spears? She's a good example of an automatic diva.

    submitted by Benjamin Nelson - (www)

    automatic f - What you're in danger of getting if you cite the pseudodictionary as a source in your term paper.

    e.g., Did your teacher use active voice to cite her rule about getting an automatic F if you used passive voice in your term paper?

    submitted by HD Fowler

    automedic - A fully functional robotic doctor, dispensing treatment for minor cuts and bruises as well as surgery, decapitations, and psychosexual applications as needed.

    e.g., Visit or beckon one of our numerous neighborhood automedics for instant help and cures, no matter what the occasion, you'll be glad you did.

    submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

    automisanthropy - A self-hatred due to one's status as a human being.

    e.g., Carl's chronic automisanthropy kept him from treating himself to pedicures and massages.

    submitted by Mark Lee - (www)

    automobility - To have possession (and uninhibited use) of a car.

    e.g., You have automobility; give me ride home.

    submitted by BigAssFries

    automort - A living creature that kills itself, whether through natural processes such as age or deliberately as in suicide.

    e.g., All mammals are automorts. The police found an automort hanging from a tree.

    submitted by David C. Morrow

    autoparanoia - Autoparanoia is the feeling of dread experienced by the driver of a car who is convinced, perhaps falsely, that her car is responsible for all discordant sounds and smells encountered along the road.

    e.g., While driving, Diana, who suffered from autoparanoia, always became visibly upset by the smell of burning tar until the moment she caught sight of the roofer's truck several car lengths ahead of her.

    submitted by Karen Erickson

    autopilot - The subconcious homing system that automatically guides you from the bar to your house when you are so drunk that you wake up the next morning with no recollection of how you got back home. | Foolproof aircraft guidance system. | Grounded aviator.

    e.g., Good thing the autopilot kicked in. I don't remember leaving the keg party last night or how I got home. | Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. This is your captain speaking. Actually, this is an autopilot recording, but don't worry. Nothing can go wrong, go wrong, go wrong.… | The autopilot rear-ended another car while enviously watching planes in the sky.

    submitted by Sven Linkruus | S. Berliner, III | S. Be - (www)

    autopsitician - The person who performs an autopsy.

    e.g., The autopsitician had to discover cause of death for the certificate.

    submitted by Sharon

    autovoxiphillia - "Love of one's own voice." (Cf. autolatry.)

    e.g., It's certainly not at all uncommon for any politician, but our current President may have the worst case of autovoxiphillia I've ever seen. He seems to be unfamiliar with the old saying, "You can learn a lot just by listening." | Auscultation involving others is clearly not on the list of favorite things to do for autovoxiphiles.

    submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

    avagoodweegend - Traditional Australian salutation spoken when leaving place of work on Friday. Originally from an insect repellent commercial.

    e.g., You off then? Avagoodweegend.

    submitted by kittycat

    avagoodweekend - Australian slang used to wish someone a pleasant weekend.

    e.g., Remember the Aeroguard, and avagoodweekend.

    submitted by Scotty

    availuate - To determine if something is available.

    e.g., Schlackel unsuccessfully availuated for clean underwear.

    submitted by Redbendad - (www)

    avaladhan - That's all. Conveying that nothing more can be done.

    e.g., When Sachin's wicket fell, Swami got up exasperated saying, "Avaladhan."

    submitted by Sathya

    avalanchi - (n) What happens when a series of multiple man-made items fall off an organization-linked item such as a locker, portfolio, or binder owned by a disorganized person.

    e.g., When Tom opened his locker, an avalanchi came out and buried the floor with papers.

    submitted by Jorge f

    avarice writers - Writers who write for greed -- whose output exceeds their imagination and writing ability.

    e.g., "A point of usage and style on which Liberman and I and the AHD and the MWDEU stand together with Brians and Garner and Fiske (and dozens of other [avarice] writers) is, truly, not a disputed point. NIC is crap (emphasis added)." NIC: No Initial Coordinators: The zombie rule prohibiting starting a sentence with and or but. | Employing as he does a "stable" of co-authors, I think James Patterson has earned the appellation avarice writer.

    submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

    avasty - (adj.) Of or pertaining to things related to (1) pirates and piracy or (2) sailing and sailing ships.

    e.g., Orlando Bloom is not quite as avasty as the ... um ... other guy in Pirates of the Caribbean: um ... Johnny Depp. Who else is avasty?: Captain Hook and Mister Smee (the Hoffman/Hoskins team). But there's also Anne Bonney, Calico Jack, Edward Teach, Stede Bonnet, Edward Low of the horrible scar, and the fictional Long John Silver. All very avasty. [From "avast," a nautical term meaning "hold fast," "stop what you're doing," "belay that."]

    submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

    avatar grinder - Software designed to e-grind alter e-egos.

    e.g., Gradually the eyes of Rexus Morphmind closed to a thin slit as he gazed at the data on his monitor. A scrawl of a smirk grew on his face and he began wringing his hands while uttering, "Finally … I shall be the supreme cyberspace overlord, lest these pathetic fools wish a taste of my … [musical interlude -- DUN DUN DUN] AVATAR GRINDER!" [Sound FX -- Dr. Morphmind laughing ghastily to a sickening crescend]

    submitted by steve zihlavsky

    avatate - To embody an idea, emotion, or concept so completely that the person becomes the idea's physical manifestation. | To become an avatar of an idea, concept, or emotion; usually in such a way that the subject's own characteristics are supressed in favor of the dominant Ideal.

    e.g., After Jenny read my e-mail she felt so wronged by what I'd written that she avatated self-righteousness. | Michael really avatates the Green Party.

    submitted by Jeremy

    avcos - An alternative way of saying "of course." An abbreviation, if you will.

    e.g., "...and avcos toys."

    submitted by Lacey

    avenir - A collectible item related to a place one hopes to visit in the future. Cf. souvenir. From French "avenir" -- the future).

    e.g., In anticipation of her visit to Japan, she has bought quite a few Japanese-themed avenirs.

    submitted by Leonid

    averageapplepieish - It means that you're warm and fuzzy on the inside but also disgusting -- but your only average.

    e.g., Ants are very averageapplepieish.

    submitted by Ellen

    averative - Average of an adjective and an adverb.

    e.g., Percentaqegly is an averative.

    submitted by glpkelly

    averstising - Commercial messages which have the effect of driving you to another channel.

    e.g., Averstising was inspired by hearing Billy Mays doing soap commercials.

    submitted by Walt Bridge

    avigastronome - One of a number of words we don't need for things we don't have. An avigastronome is a restaurant where they serve the same kind of food you get on airplanes.

    e.g., Montmorency stopped in for a quick snack at his neighborhood avigastronome prior to going to his job at the silo.

    submitted by Douglas Rees

    avoconesocial - An insult. No real meaning, it's just a word used to make you look smarter than the other person because it's a long word.

    e.g., Parker, I've had enough of your avoconesocials.

    submitted by Parker W.

    avogadro - (n.) 1. a mole (i.e., a spy, especially a double agent); 2. (interj.) "Happy Avagadro!" The holiday greeting for Avogadro's Day (October 23rd, from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm); 3. (n., facetious) a. the little talpidid burrower that digs tunnels in lawns; b. skin tags and other forms of melanocytic nevus that form on your skin.

    e.g., "Damn! How did the Uzis find us aGAIN? That's, what?, six times in the last eight?! How are they doing that?!" "You thinkin' what I'm thinkin'?" "Yeah: Avagadro. We got us a mole."

    submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

    avoidation - The fine art of avoiding someone.

    e.g., I'm in avoidation

    submitted by dayment - (www)

    avoision - To keep away, refrain from doing something or seeing someone, etc. Commonly mistaken as evasion or avoiding. Coined by the news reader Kent Brockman.

    e.g., Krusty the clown was arrested for tax avoision.

    submitted by Ben

    avolio - The hourglass shaped connecting part that traditionally joins the bowl to the stem of a goblet. (See also merise)

    e.g., The martini glass was poorly made; the avolio was way off center and not well proportioned.

    submitted by Jon Goldberg

    avrilate - To angrily thrash one's body.

    e.g., The academic genius avrilated over her failing test grade.

    submitted by Drew

    avuncular devestibulation - The art of throwing uncles out of your house via the hall. By extension can be applied to the ejection of any parent's relative from any part of one's domicile.

    e.g., John so disliked all of his father's brothers that he had become an adept practitioner of the fine art of avuncular devestibulation.

    submitted by Alien Burrito

    aw, pixy stix! - A phrase you say when you see a mess and just know you're gonna have to clean it up.

    e.g., Aw, pixy stix! Somebody spilled sugar all over the kitchen floor.

    submitted by Nicky Ubben

    award winning restaurant - A restaurant that has food so sophisticated that it is inedible.

    e.g., The restaurant was so award winning I couldn't recognize the spaghetti marinara.

    submitted by Nancy Kalish

    away message - The primary source of obsessive compulsive disorder among college students, can even be used as a valid excuse to simply pass the time.

    e.g., Professor: I see that you failed the mid-term. Student: Oh, I was going to study, but I was checking away messages. Professor: Understandable, retake it Friday? Student: Fine.

    submitted by Skeeter

    awefemale - A woman who achieves a position of power in an otherwise male-dominated role.

    e.g., Sweating under the glare of the new football coach, Pat whispered to Chris, "She's definitely gunning to be the new awefemale."

    submitted by steven jones

    aweful - A common misspelling for awful, it seems to be an excellent spelling when what's being said has to do with being full of awe (awesome) rather than full of fear or offensive.

    e.g., "The more you hear about him the more you realize how singularly aweful he really is." | "This sea, whose gently aweful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath." ~ Melville

    submitted by Miss Speller

    awesomascious - Something that is way beyond the ordinary and worthy of the highest praise. Awesomacious.

    e.g., Steve's artwork is awesomascious.

    submitted by Phil Bradley

    awesomazing - An adjective combining the words awesome and amazing.

    e.g., The colors in the sky were awesomazing last night.

    submitted by Rachel - (www)

    awesome possum - Awesome, and it rhymes with possum (an American animal, like a big rat).

    e.g., Q: How are classes going? A: Awesome possum.

    submitted by Intellarage

    awesomeage - An amount of awesomeness. Same as how an acre of land is an amount of acreage.

    e.g., I just won a new car? That's total awesomeage, dude.

    submitted by Dylon Whyte - (www)

    awesomelicious - Of a person who is both awesome and good-looking.

    e.g., It was ever so obvious that Dakota was the prettiest girl in school, not just in our class. What we didn't realize -- probably because she didn't want us to know -- was just how smart she was. How could any guy have come up with the nerve to approach someone so awesomelicious for a date?

    submitted by Dakota Schulte - (www)

    awesomenessicity - The property or being of awesomeness.

    e.g., The performance was an archetype of awesomenessicity.

    submitted by dalton blair - (www)

    awesomeority - The right given to and invented by someone who's so friggin' awesome, that her awesomeness trumps every other person's attempt at being awesome.

    e.g., Ridiculously awesome girl: "That's my number." Wannabe awesome guy: "No, that number is mine." Ridiculously awesome girl: "I had that number first!" Wannabe awesome guy: "I have seniority!" Ridiculously awesome girl: "Well I have awesomeority." Wannabe awesome guy: "........... :o"

    submitted by Edward Allchin

    awesomer-gossamer - Awesomer-gossamer is a word for a skimpy lingerie outfit worn by a beautiful young woman, particularly one seeking cheap publicity.

    e.g., "The starlet's awesomer-gossamer turned heads among her adoring fans and crazed paparazzi.

    submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

    awesomistas - Persons devoted to being as awesome as they possibly can.

    e.g., Eddy is a good dresser AND an awesomista.

    submitted by aguynamededdy - (www)

    awesomity - The highest state of awesome.

    e.g., Joe is making leaps and bounds towards awesomity.

    submitted by Waldo

    awesomizations - Additions to things that you know need certain elements to be awesome.

    e.g., Chris told Becky that after the awesomizations, the poster should be taken to the printers for duplication.

    submitted by Namarubela Rock

    awesomnity - Noun related to adjective awesome. When saying people are awesome, you might refer to them as possessing "pure awesomnity" -- or something along those lines.

    e.g., My sister is pure awesomnity.

    submitted by wordgoat - (www)

    awesomtastic - So tasty it just melts in your mouth. Not original.

    e.g., "May I have some more of your awesomtastic mustard chicken, Dee?" "Yes, you may, little brother -- but stop being sarcastic or sucking up to me, whichever it is. I know it tastes awful and you're asking for more only because you didn't eat all day."

    submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

    awesrotic - 1. Both awesome and erotic. 2. Something provocative as well as extremely entertaining.

    e.g., Ninjas are freaking awesrotic.

    submitted by James Gillissen - (www)

    awful-awful - These were huge milk-shakes you could get at the place called Bond's in NJ in the late 50s and 60s. Anyone who could drink more than one at a sitting would get his name on a plaque-like list posted behind the counter in the store. The record was pretty high -- somewhere around 20.

    e.g., Did you hear that Randy drank 3 awful-awfuls last night?

    submitted by george kelly

    awfulty - It is a categorizing word to describe anything that might be awful. It lumps many unconnected actions, ideas, and events into the same category of all being awful. Since any trait that is special is called a specialty, anything which brings a twinge of awfulness could be labeled an awfulty. That is but one example of word logic to deem this word worth existence. There are many other examples: credibility, acceptability, tragedy, etc.

    e.g., Yesterday was just one awfulty after another. First my car was stolen, then I tripped over a curb and ripped my jeans. Later I realized my wallet had fallen out of my pocket when I tripped. Somebody found my wallet and used my credit cards. I got yelled at at work for having ripped pants.

    submitted by andre van hees

    awholenother - Torture of the words "another whole" although this is far more useful.

    e.g., You have bad shock absorbers and those have damaged your tires but that's a-whole-nother problem.

    submitted by Cathode - (www)

    awkward transition period - The time that passes when changing from one state to another -- instantaneous or step changes not being what happens all the time. For convenience, let's say the transition period can be infinitesimally small or infinitely large.

    e.g., As I've grown older I've wondered more and more about the awkward transition period between life and death. Surely that's where near-death experiences occur.  

    submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

    awkwidity - The term for a moment of awkwardness.

    e.g., When Marty told Michael that he loved him, you could sense the awkwidity in the air.

    submitted by nick

    awkword - A word that is difficult to pronounce or has ridiculous letter combinations. "Awkword" itself is an example, containing the letter combination "wkw." "Awkward" would be another example.

    e.g., His thesis was riddled with awkwords such as "dichotomy" and "paradigm."

    submitted by Uncle Deech

    awrightaready! - Acknowledgement, acquiescence (S'allright!, O.K.!, Yeah, yeah!, Give it a rest!)

    e.g., Awrightaready! Keep yer lid on! I'm comin'; I'm comin'!

    submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

    aws - Awesome. Usually preceded by "totally."

    e.g., All the hot Craver chicks are totally aws.

    submitted by Mabel Baker

    awtfristo - A local slang word for a bus stop.

    e.g., Are you going to the awtfristo?

    submitted by Shaun and Ross

    aww, muffin - Exclamation of mock sympathy, especially to a person who is beginning to whine about something insignificant. Especially effective when said to a man.

    e.g., "... and I got home, and supper wasn't on the table." "Aww, Muffin."

    submitted by The Puffin

    aww-ite - Good and bad word. Can express pleasure or disdain. Stress is on the AWW, never the ite.

    e.g., Them: We going out tonight? You: AWW-ite. Them: Can I borrow some money? You: Nope. You always borrow money--you need a job. AWW-ite, you need some paychecks in your pocket, so what are you waiting for? A grant for being you? Get some real dealio billios in your wallet.

    submitted by Quito Washington

    awwaiid - A word whose acronym is its definition.

    e.g., Awwaiid is awwaiid. There are no other known words which are awwaiid.

    submitted by Brock Wilcox - (www)

    awwsea - Rhymes with "nausea." The sensation experienced when seeing something so audaciously cute, you want to vomit.

    e.g., When the kids came in with a basketful of baby bunnies, Chris quietly left the room, overcome with awwsea.

    submitted by Enrique Diaz

    ax - Ask Oxford | New Words: (also aks)
    • verb dialect and West Indian form of ASK: I axed her once if she would want pipes and t'ings put into her body.

    e.g., If you ax her, she'll show up. I'd bet on it.

    submitted by HD Fowler

    axe - To make an inquiry. Ax.

    e.g., John wants to axe you a question

    submitted by August Busso

    axe - Musician's term for a guitar. Especially one that causes widespread audio destruction.

    e.g., Can I check your axe? … Whoa, a B.C. Rich.

    submitted by bob

    axeident - An accident involving an axe.

    e.g., Dave had an axeident. We'll be hearing from him no more -- except for the Darwin Awards.

    submitted by Squackle! - (www)

    axmas - To axmas is to make a remark that is anti-Christmas, or antimas. A play on words, since "Xmas" is such a popular usage these days.

    e.g., Chris and Shawn are always axmasing.

    submitted by Trebor Candy

    axonite - A rare otherworldly metallic substance composed of the elements Zihlavskium and Mercury. When cooked with collard greens, those consuming the mixture have a curious ability to make their mental processes faster (up to about 6.4 septillion per second) and to simultaneously recollect the equivalent of 2.5 petabytes of memoral schema.

    e.g., You no longer have to die to have your entire life flash before your eyes; just have some axonite and collard greens. (You can still add your hot sauce and neckbones; they have no effect on the axonite.)

    submitted by steve zihlavsky

    ay - Used to get someone's attention. If you can't remember a name, don't know it, or just don't feel like saying it.

    e.g., Ay! Can you get me a bottle of Coke, please?

    submitted by rainbow

    ay me - It is used when someone is really frustrated or stressed out. Especially if they are trying to deal with a lot of things at once or if they are confused about what's going on.

    e.g., Ay me! Why can't I figure this out?

    submitted by Cassandra

    aya - (exclam) Used when you remember something you were supposed to have done an hour ago

    e.g., Aya! I should have mailed that check this morning!

    submitted by Heather

    ayepocryphal - Congressional fantasy.

    e.g., The idea that Democrats when in the majority ever accept any Republican bills is purely ayepocryphal.

    submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

    aypwip - Abbreviation for the infamous response of The Brain from Animaniacs, "Are you pondering what I'm pondering?"

    e.g., Say Dave, AYPWIP?

    submitted by Fionacat - (www)

    ayrton - London rhyming slang for a ten pound note, named after late Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna. Ayrton Senna = tenner.

    e.g., Lend us an Ayrton, you tight git.

    submitted by Adam Leslie

    ayup - Ee-up. Lancashire (UK) dialect used as a welcome or an exclamation to draw attention to something.

    e.g., Ayup, how are you? | Ayup, have you seen that over there?

    submitted by Andy

    azure d'or - Album by a rock group marking the beginning of the end of the band. Usually synonymous with "sell out." This was the name of an album for the group Renaissance, where they shortened their majestic 8+ minute songs with full orchestra to 3-5 minutes radio-friendly tracks with overdubbed synthesizers instead.

    e.g., Steve Hackett's absense on Genesis' "... and then there were three" marked the album as their Azure d'Or.

    submitted by Robert

    azure friend - A personal friend with a consistent uplifting and positive attitude; one whose presence helps you see sunny days and clear, blue skies whenever sad, rainy day circumstances prevail.

    e.g., You are indeed fortunate, if, among your acquaintances, you have a special someone who will listen, quietly and intently, to your large and small tales of woe, who always seems to be there, to remind you of all the good things you are. Whenever you're feeling especially down and miserable, who understands, and never complains, when you call at any time of the night or day to get the heavy things off your chest, who accepts you just as you are, warts and bumps, who makes you laugh when you want to cry, who, without pretension, without guile, you can just "be" with -- one who is all that, and even more … azure friend.

    submitted by Charlie Lesko

    azza - Aussie slang suffix used for nicknaming people with names like Sharon (Shazza), Barry (Bazza), Karen (Kazza), etc.

    e.g., Me and my mate Bazza had a blokes' weekend out fishing and sinking a few stubbies and talking about dole-bludgers.

    submitted by Aussie Bloke

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