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blood libel - Wikipedia, accurate enough this time: "Blood libel (also blood accusation) is a false accusation or claim that religious minorities, usually , murder children to use their blood in certain aspects of their religious rituals and holidays."  
 
The fact that the term has long been used to malign Jews simply shouldn't be a legitimate reason for not using it when someone is falsely accused of having been involved in a bloodletting. The false accusation nature of the term should be the key to its use, not the party against whom the accusation is made.

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"'Blood libel' has particular, painful meaning to Jewish people": January 13, 2011 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times In saying her critics manufactured "a blood libel," Sarah Palin deployed a phrase linked to the false accusations made for centuries against Jews, often to malign them as child killers who coveted the blood of Christian children.  
 
Blood libel has been a central fable of anti-Semitism in which Jews have been accused of using the blood of gentile children for medicinal purposes or to mix in with matzo, the unleavened bread traditionally eaten at Passover.
The spreading of the blood libel dates to the Middle Ages — and perhaps further — and those allegations have led to massacres of Jewish communities for just as long.  
 
The term blood libel carries particular power in the Jewish community, though it has taken on other shades of meaning. Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said Wednesday that "while the term blood libel has become part of the English parlance to refer to someone being falsely accused, we wish that Palin had used another phrase, instead of one so fraught with pain in Jewish history."  
 
One of the first recorded tragedies attributed to blood libel occurred in the 12th century, when a boy named William in Norwich, England, was found dead with stab wounds. Local Jews were accused of killing the child in a ritual fashion and, according to several histories on religion, most of the Jewish population there was subsequently wiped out.  
 
Such charges continued for centuries, with Jews often assigned blame in the unsolved killings of children. Many of the dead children were considered martyrs; several were elevated to sainthood by the Roman Catholic or Orthodox churches.  
 
Allegations of blood libel spread during the Holocaust and persist today.  
 
rick.rojas@latimes.com
 
 
| Elsewhere: "Pundits say that the reason this phrase has provoked so much anger is because Palin is using the specific and intense sense of "blood libel" to refer to verbal criticisms, implying an equivalence between both circumstances. The famous linguist Deborah Tannen speculated today that Palin and her advisors are unaware of blood libel's historical meaning, and that the whole episode is a case of semantic bleaching, a phenomenon where a word or term with a specialized meaning takes on a more generalized set of associations with time. In this scenario, the term may simply be thought to mean 'a false accusation regarding responsibility for harm to others.'"  
 
ED. Regardless of whether Abraham Foxman or anyone else liked it, Sarah Palin's use of the term blood libel in January 2011 was apt, if not perfect. To be accused of being involved in the spilling of blood when you aren't is, indeed, a blood libel according to some dictionaries -- including this faux dictionary you're checking right now.

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blood sack - A human. The term is used by vampires.

e.g., "Esmeralda bared her fangs when the video store clerk told her all the copies of Love at First Bite were checked out. How dare a blood sack tell her what she could watch."

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bloodnut - A person with excessive red- or ginger-coloured hair.

e.g., Q: Do you think her hair colour's natural. A. Sure, she's a bloodnut.

submitted by matt

bloodsport - Something that is very dangerous, taken from the movie with the same name.

e.g., You better not flip that 8 stair, it's too bloodsport.

submitted by Herb

bloody sunset - A sunset that occurs shortly after rain and the sky has cleared just enough to see a sunset. The sky is all one colour and the earth is bathed in a glow--especially red or orange.

e.g., Shortly after the storm cleared up, a bloody sunset could be seen all over the city.

submitted by Liam Callaghan

blooger - A simple or mundane blog writer. A phonetic mix of "booger" and "blogger."

e.g., The Jennavator states, "Sadly, so much material posted in public blogs is submitted by the global village's idiot blooger."

submitted by paige_archer

bloogie - What comes out of your nose when you sneeze while searching Google.

e.g., I was searching Google for fun games when I sneezed and blew a bloogie onto the keyboard.

submitted by Carl

bloogle - Posting on newsgroups for weblogging.

e.g., That thread is a bloogle. Someone should tell the writer about web logs.

submitted by Joel Garry - (www)

bloogle - A blog on Google.com

e.g., I was reading the bloogle and the writer said they were hiring.

submitted by dplass

bloomable - Possible.

e.g., That idea could be bloomable.

submitted by Lis

bloompy - The word to use when you can't be bothered working out what mood you're in.

e.g., How am I today? Umm, I think I'm feeling a bit bloompy.

submitted by Rosie

bloompy - Someone who is a late bloomer.

e.g., That bloompy is so far behind he thinks he's a trend setter with his bell bottom pants and patent leather shoes.

submitted by chindonation

bloop - To cease functioning normally or "go up." Possibly of Caribbean extraction.

e.g., My computer just blooped. I think it has a virus.

submitted by Douglas Balog

blorf - A person who's idea of exercise is taking the beer bottles back to the store in exchange for fresh brew. Generally overweight and shapeless. He/she can be winded tying up a pair of shoes.

e.g., We invited Jeff to go mountain biking with us but he's too much of a blorf to get off the couch.

submitted by Dave Burakoff

blorfidaguck - Any unpleasant semi-solid, especially if smells bad.

e.g., Holding the infant, Uncle George found blorfidaguck in his lap.

submitted by Brian Weeks

blork - Someone that is goofy, typically used as an insult

e.g., J is a complete blork.

submitted by John W. Flynt

blorky - Being ill or something causing a feeling of being ill.

e.g., That wheatgerm oatmeal has made me feel a little blorky.

submitted by withoutwax - (www)

blorodenefing - Clutter.

e.g., Jack's room was filled with blorodenefing.

submitted by Sir Adam Jungers III

blosinct - Antonym for "succinct." Marked by bloated, vague expression with many wasted words.

e.g., AB sure doesn't say much. His writing is blosinct.

submitted by Asian Bastard - (www)

blote - Short for blog-note, it is related to a mini-blog, but has a defined purpose. The mini-blog could be any smaller blog contained within a larger one--perhaps even a guest blogger. The blote, on the other hand, is a small blog within a larger one that presents content the blogger would like to post without displacing the more important content in his main blog.

e.g., My Weblog is mostly about investing, so I post entries about my cat to my blote.

submitted by Chris - (www)

blouchie - The annoying, slightly painful bruise you receive on the inside of your arm afer receiving a blood test.

e.g., Check out my blouchie. The nurse really shoved that needle in hard. Guess I shouda waited until after the test to pinch her butt, huh?

submitted by amanda

blough - Like plow or plough a field. An expression used in reference to something exciting or unexpected.

e.g., I was walking along, and blough, up walks this beautiful woman. | I was going for a 360, and blough, right on my head.

submitted by Michael Keehn

blount - To have already put up money.

e.g., "Leggett. you need to put up your money for this pizza." "No way. I already blount. It's Josh who needs to ante up."

submitted by Leggett

blousefarten - Volunteering, helping, or teaching little children.

e.g., Since I refused to take swimming lessons, my father told me I had to do something productive, like blousefarten.

submitted by Emily Elizabeth

bloviator - Puffing with hot air but saying nothing.

e.g., Obama's speeches about change and "saving the world" make him a bloviator.

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blow chunks - To throw up. | Blowing chunks: throwing up, puking, up-chucking. (ED. Possibly, as the second example suggests, "deserves to be horsewhipped." Maybe just "sucks.")

e.g., Chris did it again. Drank too much and blew chunks all over the floor last night. | "8 The fact that this soldier did not just kick the crap out of this little douche is more proof to me that all of the MSM blows chunks for every slander they have thrown at our [m]ilitary for decades now. They can all kiss it high and deep. This particular one can eat my toe fungus."

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blow out - Being so tired (due to stress, fatique, a broken heart, etc.) that one cannot even be grammatically correct. Therefore, instead of being "blown out," one is simply "blow out." Makes more sense in a way, seeing as how stating it most of the time indicates that one is still in that state.

e.g., I am so blow out, it's crazy.

submitted by chris - (www)

blow your buffer - Used amongst the computer guys. To lose your train of thought, or when someone is talking so much she won't let you get a word in, and then you lose your train of thought.

e.g., Great, she threw me off and then I blew my buffer.

submitted by DJ Epifany - (www)

blow your chips - To go insane, often used when a person is about to do something crazy or stupid.

e.g., You're going to go skydiving while your leg is broken? Have you blown your chips?

submitted by Aurora

blow-baggin - to not tell the truth on a certain matter, lying to one under extreme circumstances

e.g., A. I won the lottery the other day, Dustin. D.No way. You're blow-baggin'.

submitted by Nathan French

blowback - The unintented fallout due to the often ugly business of espionage work.

e.g., The decision to hold many top-level Al-Queda officials in Egypt and Jordan is a clear effort of the part of the CIA to minimize blowback. By holding them in a foreign nation the prisoners are not protected by American civil liberties and interrogation can be much more creative. Modern interrogation techniques bear little resemblance to the knuckle-busting nonsense portrayed in Hollywood action movies but, nevertheless, would violate many rights normally extended to Americans.

submitted by Stephen Mize

blower - Australian and British slang for a telephone.

e.g., I tried calling to wish him a happy birthday last night, but I couldn't get through for over an hour. His teenage son was on the blower. | I haven't spoken to him in ages, so I'd best get on the blower to him.

submitted by condominimum | Tova - (www)

blowfish - A descriptive pejorative term for one who displays unjustifiably high self-esteem by assuming an exaggerated, large, or erect posture.

e.g., Did you see how he puffed out his chest when you told him the truth? What a blowfish.

submitted by Reed

blowin' the corncob - Talking about when one was young, about "the good ol' days."

e.g., Grandpa's blowin' the corncob again.

submitted by reese danger epstein

bloxes - The little circles covering X symbols at the end of each cell in a table in MS Word. The singular is blox.

e.g., I recognize that this is a table from the bloxes, so shut up.

submitted by killer

blu-why - The annoying habit of Hollywood to release any movie title (no matter how bad it did with the critics or audiences) on a higher-definition DVD format.

e.g., No offense, Chuck and Larry, but I don't think you're worth buying in Blu-why.

submitted by onjaysun

bluckie - Sick, ill. All the way to the bone. You're sore all over and haven't slept for days.

e.g., I would go out with you guys tonight, but I haven't slept in days and I feel downright bluckie.

submitted by Jeremiah

bludgeoneer - An in-your-face antagonist lacking subtelty.

e.g., A bludgeoneer doesn't care about results--he only cares about insults.

submitted by Joel Parker

bludgeonist - One who beats someone with extremely heavy blows.

e.g., He hits like a bludgeonist.

submitted by bob

bludger - Aussie slang for someone who is lazy and not doing work.

e.g., Get back to work, you bludgers.

submitted by Aussie Bloke

blue - Heterosexual. From the fact that the original meaning of "gay" is opposite one of the uses of "blue": heterosexual~homosexual, blue~gay.

e.g., Some blue people support gay rights, but keep quiet about it because they're afraid of rebuke.

submitted by dr_dan

blue and black - Of mixt parentage, part African Martian and part native Martian. A significant subset of the developing Martian populace.

e.g., Our blue and black community continues to contribute heavily to the general welfare of the planet, notably in the entertainment industry.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

blue falcon - Someone who is willing to harm her buddies for profit or personal advancement. Almost exclusively military slang.

e.g., I can't believe he would blue falcon you like that, telling the commander about your drinking just so he could get the slot.

submitted by Selena

blue funk - US: to be depressed; UK: to be fearful.

e.g., Seeing her again put me in a blue funk.

submitted by HD Fowler

blue hairs - Old people, especially women.

e.g., Sorry I was late, but the left lane was filled with nothing but blue hairs going 40. | How do you get 100 blue hairs to swear at the same time? Yell "BINGO!"

submitted by Carlos Coutinho - (www)

blue jeans - Police officers.

e.g., I was caught by the blue jeans.

submitted by Jerome Greco - (www)

blue laws -

Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture: Blue Laws

Regulations that prohibit individuals from engaging in certain private and public activities on Sunday and that impose legal sanction on violators are referred to as "blue laws," "Sunday legislation," "Sunday closing laws," or "Sunday statutes." Restricted behavior covers a broad spectrum. Through the years city ordinances and state statutes have prohibited sporting events and entertainment as well as the sale of certain items, such as alcohol, tobacco, and motor vehicles. Boxing, wrestling, horse racing, hunting, bingo, billiards, movie theaters, bowling, card playing, cockfighting, dancing, gaming, polo, and raffles have been among the banned recreational pursuits. Some states have prohibited serving civil processes (subpoenas, warrants, and so forth) on Sunday.

Derived from Sabbatarian laws existing in Europe, the first blue law in the present United States was enacted in the colony of Virginia in 1610. Two origins exist for the phrase "blue law." Some contend that it is a reference to the paper's color upon which Puritan colonial laws were printed or wrapped, while others believe it designates those who observed the laws as "true blue." In the nineteenth century the United States was predominately rural, and clerics utilized their power to influence legislators on what should constitute proper observance of Sunday. By 1931, of the forty-eight states, only California resisted the enactment of blue laws.

State legislatures have enacted general Sunday closing laws, although most states permit municipalities to regulate Sunday activities. In present Oklahoma the First Territorial Legislature included such laws in the 1890 statutes. These codes were carried forward into the Oklahoma Constitution at 1907 statehood. In 1911 Oklahoma City's blue laws included the closing of pool halls and movie theaters. In August 1923 an orchestra at Medicine Park was charged with "Sabbath breaking" for performing servile labor. The town of Bethany had restrictions prohibiting cigarette, tobacco, gasoline, and candy sales in 1926. Jazz, intercollegiate athletics, and the wearing of superfluous jewelry were also condemned, and Sunday newspapers were rarely read by Bethany citizens. In 1931 Tulsa officials enforced Sunday closing laws by prosecuting owners of grocery stores, movie theaters, gas stations, and drug stores.

Since the 1950s many states have gradually repealed general Sunday closing laws, and efforts for a national Sunday observance law have failed. However, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of such state legislation. In 1961 the court ruled decisively in McGowan v. Maryland, stating that blue laws were legal if they did not interfere with freedom of religion and did not establish a state religion. In the 1960s and 1970s Oklahoma citizens' groups such as the Save Our Sundays Committee and the Oklahoma Retail Merchants Association launched petitions for a state "uniform day of rest and recreation" law. The proposed amendment would require retail outlets to close one day per week, either Saturday or Sunday, would ban the sale of merchandise other than specifically defined "necessities," and would provide for stronger penalties for violators. The petitions were unsuccessful.

In 1985 twenty-two states, where religious fundamentalism remained strong, maintained general restrictions on Sunday behavior. Generally, the blue laws restricted commercial activity, alcohol sales, and automobile sales. These states made exceptions for works of "necessity" and "charity" and for individuals who worship on a day other than Sunday. Exceptions were also made for retail outlets that promoted Sunday as a day of relaxation, recreation, or religious observances. Legislators regulated such by imposing specific prohibitions on identified activities, writing a separate statute for each. A common restriction was alcohol sales. Some states prevented liquor stores from opening on Sundays, while other states banned the sale of hard liquor but allowed the sale of beer and wine. In 1985 Oklahoma statutes restricted boxing, wrestling, bingo, and liquor and motor vehicle sales on Sunday.

The enforcement of Sunday closing laws, either through the state court system or apprehension and prosecution of violators by state or local police, depends upon popular attitudes and debate, which constitute a mixture of religious convictions, commercial interests, and civil rights concepts. There have been three principal challenges to blue law legality: substantive, procedural, and preemptive. Substantive challenges constitute claims that blue laws violate freedom of religion and illegally restrain trade. Most litigation has involved procedural issues, in which plaintiffs argue violations of "equal protection and due process provisions, discriminatory enforcement, and impermissible delegation of legal rule-making authority" to local jurisdictions. The preemptive argument states that blue laws conflict with federal legislation.

Sunday, once called the Lord's Day, is now known as a day "in protection of the workingman." Oklahoma's statutes state that "acts deemed useless and serious interruptions of the repose and religious liberty of the community," such as trades, manufacturing, mechanical employment, horse racing, and gaming are forbidden. Public selling of commodities other than necessary foods and drinks, medicine, ice, and surgical and burial equipment, and other necessities can legally be prohibited on Sunday. In Oklahoma a fine not to exceed twenty-five dollars may be imposed on individuals for each offense.

SEE ALSO: GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS, PROHIBITION, RECREATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, RELIGION.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: David N. Laband and Deborah Hendry Heinbuch, Blue Laws: The History, Economics, and Politics of Sunday-Closing Laws (Lexington, Mass.: D. C. Heath and Co., 1987). Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), 12 December 1931, 3 August 1961, 24 March 1963, and 23 July 1970. Oklahoma Statutes Annotated, Crimes and Punishments, 2004 Supplement, secs. 907 911.

Tally D. Fugate

© Oklahoma Historical Society

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  • The only blue laws I've ever noticed were those in Missouri in the 1960s and 1970s. The only stores I remember being open on Sundays were drug stores -- and some of the items were covered so they couldn't be purchased. |

  • David J. Hanson, Ph.D.: "Contrary to popular belief, there is no evidence to support the assertion that the blue laws were originally printed on blue paper. Instead, the word blue was commonly used in the eighteenth century as a disparaging reference to rigid moral codes and those who observed them (e.g., 'bluenoses').  
     
    "Other early blue laws prohibited work, travel, recreation, and activities such as cooking, shaving, cutting hair, wearing either lace or precious metals, sweeping, making beds, kissing, and engaging in sexual intercourse. The Puritans believed that a child was born on the same day of the week on which it was conceived. Therefore, the parents of children born on a Sunday were punished for violating the blue law nine months earlier." |

  • The New York Times: "PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Here in the birthplace of Thanksgiving, where the Pilgrims first gave thanks in 1621 for their harvest and their survival, some residents are giving thanks this year for something else: the Colonial-era blue laws that prevent retailers from opening their doors on the fourth Thursday of November." |

  • End CT Blue Laws:: "It’s time to put Connecticut’s consumers first by ending the state’s antiquated blue laws regulated the sale of alcohol. . . . [O]ur neighborhood grocery and package stores deserve the right to compete on an even playing field with stores in neighboring states that have already repealed their outdated blue laws." |

  • CBS New York | November 13, 2012 9:34 PM: "HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Bergen County, N.J. this week will reinstate its Blue Laws that ban retail shopping on Sundays, according to a published report." |

  • Blue Law Challengers Respond to 'Ridiculous' Comment | January 28, 2012 : "In a Letter to the Editor, Mitchell T. Horn responds to Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera's recent comment that Modernize Bergen County's Blue Law repeal argument is 'ridiculous.' Readers can weigh-in by taking our poll." |

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blue mud - Full of crap. I'm not exactly sure. I found this site because I was looking for the origin of the phrase. I've always understood it to be a "polite" way of saying that another person is "full of 'crap.'" I've also heard it as "full of blue mud" or "your ass is full of blue mud." Again, I'm not sure but I think it comes from the southeastern U.S. (ED. Now that your "word" is here, it means "full of crap." Your entry means whatever you want it to mean, no more no less. Check the entry at humptydumptyism for Humpty Dumpty's quote regarding meanings of words.)

e.g., You can't believe a word Chris says. He's full of blue mud.

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blue peter - From the children's television program of the same name. A popular segment included the making of toys from household waste--bottles, egg boxes, and sticky back plastic . The phrase now relates to bodged work and improvisation to manufacture your way out of a problem.

e.g., I couldn't buy a Cold Air Feed for my car, so I had to go a bit Blue Peter.

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blue q-tip - The older woman who colors her hair to cover the gray.

e.g., The blue q-tip's head was just barely visble above the steering wheel.

submitted by Cecilia Marsh

blue room - A room where contractors are not allowed, only employees (blue-badges).

e.g., Did you have any of that chili in the break room? No, that's a blue room.

submitted by mila eighteen

blue screen - To perform something by rote, or without enthusiasm. Derived from TV or movie technology in which actors stand in front of a blue screen to perform their scene, and the fackground is added later. (ED. Are green screens out-of-date?)

e.g., The prime minister really "blue screened" his speech last night, didn't he?

submitted by Paul

blue screen day - A day when everything goes wrong and it all needs to be started again. From the use of blue error and installation screens on Microsoft operating systems. Usually occurs during moments of extreme work pressure.

e.g., No, I haven't got the system documentation. I'm having a blue screen day--everything needs to be reinstalled.

submitted by Alien Burrito

blue screen saver - The sky. Used by workers in hi-rise offices where they are occupied in thankless IT jobs.

e.g., I was concentrating on debugging the code so much that I hadn't noticed the blue screen saver had gone dark.

submitted by Alien Burrito

blue sky folly - The error of deduction whereby a person automatically opens windows on sunny days, regardless of actual air temperature.

e.g., I soon realized why I was shivering. Georgina had succumbed to blue sky folly and opened all the windows.

submitted by Erasmus Thrasamund

blue-blood - Expression used by Americans to refer to Englishmen. Dates back to at least the middle ages when the aristocracy rarely, if ever, went out of doors. The result was a transparent, alabaster complexion which made the veins beneath the skin appear prominent and blue.

e.g., Most Americans think the actor Christopher Plummer is a blue-blood when, in fact, he's a Canadian.

submitted by Stephen Mize

blue-dog - A conservative Democrat who tends to vote with the Republican party. Also known as blue-dog Democrats.

e.g., The blue-dogs are such foreign policy conservatives they can always be counted on to vote with the Republicans on defence issues.

submitted by Stephen Mize

blue-eyed sex - Blue-eyed sex is a euphemism for necrophilia or the habit of people who have sex with corpses.

e.g., Blue-eyed sex was invariably reserved for the wealthier citizens of Athens.

submitted by Winston Truhorn

blue-hair - Used to describe annoying old people. Like those who haggle for ten minutes at the checkout counter because the price rang up five cents more than what the item was advertised for, or those out for a Sunday drive who cruise at 20 mph below the speed limit.

e.g., That's it. I'm going around this blue-hair. (Craaaaaash!)

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blue-tiful - Blue and beautiful.

e.g., Ashley has the most blue-tiful eyes.

submitted by Natalie

bluebill - Common name for the Lesser and Greater Scaup Ducks. Often called "little bluebills" or "big bluebills," respectively.

e.g., A large raft of big and little bluebills was diving for food on the river.

submitted by Steve McDonald

bluejacking - Using a bluetooth-enabled device to broadcast spam messages to other bluetooth-enabled devices within range.

e.g., Some nitwit is bluejacking this area.

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bluenish - for a description of a wound, could be a black and blue mark.

e.g., The cut on the boy's hand looked bluenish.

submitted by Joe Sigrelli

bluescreen - When your computer crashes. Named after the old color of the screen when the computer crashed or had a fatal error.

e.g., Rats, my computer just went bluescreen on me ... for the third time this afternoon. Yeah, I'm running Windows. How'd you know?

submitted by Rainbow Woman

blueser - One who is profoundly unhappy about life or is always singing a sad song to the world.

e.g., The team was full of sullen bluesers, skulking off the field after losing a close game that was supposed to be just for fun.

submitted by eric kasarjian

bluestocking - An educated, intellectual woman. A woman with strong scholarly or literary interests.

e.g., I can't imagine it any more, but I once thought I might be interested in marrying a bluestocking. What was I thinking?

submitted by HD Fowler

bluey - A shearer's singlet.

e.g., All country guys wear blueys.

submitted by Nicole - (www)

bluey - Australian: A densly woven,heavy, half-length coat usually dark blue and black made from coarse wool.

e.g., Jeez, it's cold mate. If I didn't have me bluey I'd be knackered.

submitted by mick

bluey - Australian: A red-haired male.

e.g., Bluey, chuck us another stubbie will ya.

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bluey - Australian: A Blue Heeler dog. Australian cattle dog which has a dark blue-black, thick, short-haired coat often with white speckles. Medium-sized dog with stocky build. Bred for working with cattle.

e.g., If it wasn't for me blueys, these cows would be all over the place.

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bluger - A person who does nothing productive, useful, or unselfish.

e.g., The bluger sat on the porch all day drinking beer.

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blumber - Something gross, nasty--not pleasant looking.

e.g., The boy's Two-month-old sandwich looked blumber.

submitted by Ariel - (www)

blumbling - A combination of blurbs and mumbling, an incomprehensible muttering.

e.g., My roommate won't let me have a moment of peace. He keeps blumbling as he has run out of coherent words to say.

submitted by Thomas Finney

blump - Spoken only, said instead of some complex but unimportant bit of text.

e.g., If you were reading this aloud to someone: "and the phone number to call is 555-5555" or were reading: "found at our homepage http://www.whocareswhattheURLis.com/" you would instead read: "and the phone number to call is blump" or read: "found at our homepage blump."

submitted by Joseph Knight

blumpy - Comically fat -- such as a really big stuffed animal with big eyeballs.

e.g., I just happen to think all elephants look blumpy myself.

submitted by Ken

blun - A tribe of knomes that dispise church bells.

e.g., The Blun stole a goat for milk

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blundered - To be so exhausted you lie on the floor, spread-eagled.

e.g., She was so tired, she fell flat on the floor, blundered.

submitted by Daniela

blunderful - A seemingly bad or careless mistake that actually has a serious, good outcome.

e.g., It was blunderful the way he had met Tobey: he tripped over her feet at the midnite showing of Rosemary's Baby.

submitted by Karen Erickson

blunderwear - Underwear that has "marks."

e.g., After seeing that roller coaster, I got blunderwear.

submitted by Jesse

blung - Past tense of bling when bling is used (correctly) as a verb.

e.g., You should have seen how hard that watch blung.

submitted by Corey Bonneville

blunkaberous - Full of hard obstacles, dangerous.

e.g., When he ran into the blunkaberous classroom, he slammed into several desks before crashing to a halt.

submitted by Kagi Kato

blunkett - To blunder due to rushing.

e.g., Chris really blunketted that one, eh?

submitted by J Ella Smith

blur like sotong - Used to denote someone who doesn't understand a thing that's going on. Sotong is the Malay word for squid. Often used in Singapore.

e.g., Aiiyah, this is the third time I've told him this and he still doesn't understand. Blur like Sotong.

submitted by Becky Farrah

blurbiage - the verbiage in a blurb, of course.

e.g., The only changes to worry about are on the cover (remove Liz's blurb) and the copy on the first page (I rewrote it to include her blurbiage).

submitted by stephen starbuck

blurbicle - In a magazine, they often have stories that are not quite long enough to be called articles, but too long to be called blurbs. Thus, the blurbicle.

e.g., There was a blurbicle in _People_ this month raving about our show.

submitted by Rolyn Barthelman - (www)

blurble - the sound a large sweaty person makes when she sits on plastic.

e.g., Did you hear blurble when Lyle sat on the plastic couch?

submitted by Lyle Harper

blurday - A non-specific day of the week. Used when time and events get going too fast to keep them straight in your mind, such as when under enormous pressure at work or at home.

e.g., I saw a movie last Tuesday -- or was it Wednesday? Oh, it was some blurday last week.

submitted by Anna Hanson - (www)

blurebleup - The noise or image created by rewinding.

e.g., The blurebleup sounded like there was enough corruption in the VCR to break it open.

submitted by Luke

blurgh - A one word sentence that connotes a general feeling of discontent.

e.g., Blurgh.

submitted by Djoran Keil

blurker - Blog lurkers. Those who follow blogs but do not contribute to them.

e.g., How can I blurk Tom's blogging since he removed his "blogs I read" links?

submitted by Joel Garry - (www)

blurnout - Blog Burnout.

e.g., But am I sick or do I suffer from some kind of addiction? Am I on the verge of "blurnout"? (ooh, another one!) I can't say that I have suffered any blogger burnout yet. Yessh, I don't make enough entries to feel a twinge of carpal tunnel let alone blurnout, but I worry that I am an "at risk" case. Is it only a matter of time? -- July 15, 2004 posting on ironsulfide.blogspot.com

submitted by joel garry - (www)

blurp - any pasta and cheese dish made from scratch that makes a plopping sound when it hits the dish

e.g., I made blurp for dinner tonight

submitted by Lee

blurple - "Color that is a mixture of many colors, but is not black. Unknown, unnamed color."

e.g., "After coloring and recoloring her hair, it was now blurple."

submitted by Keena

blurple - That shade of blue-purple that inspires arguments over which it is. DEEP blurple moves people to violence.

e.g., I just got a new car, a beautiful deep blurple.

submitted by BigAssFries

blursday - A time in your mind when you do not know the date.

e.g., Someone help me out. I'm having a Blursday. What is today?

submitted by Ian Faynik

blurtate - Blurtate: To blurt a reactive response without thinking. Blurtation: The "body" of the "blurt."

e.g., His conversation was punctuated with various ignorant blurtations. He was therefore accused of being blurtatious. The a-blurtatious thinkers would have nothing to do with him.

submitted by nameless

blurtation - A confession of a personal nature, usually given without thinking of the possible repercussions.

e.g., The blurtation about my sex life proved to be embarrassing.

submitted by Leigh Ann

blustermont - Windy weather conditions. Pronounced with a long u as in blue. The word is a play on French pronunciation and word structure.

e.g., C'est une jour blustermont, aujourdhui.

submitted by Jennie

blustrious - Used when describing excessively windy weather conditions, with frequent gusts capable of destroying any umberella in its path.

e.g., Phew! it's blustrious out there today.

submitted by Martin Clift

bly, blyh - Oh, well; whatever; who cares.

e.g., Randy: You're overspending today. Mandy: Bly.

submitted by Olof

blyth - Outrageously cool, above and beyond the normal variations of cool . . . such as ultracool, supercool, and mega cool.

e.g., The most blyth thing I've done in my life was tandem base jump naked off Angel Falls. (ED. Anyone who says she jumped naked off Angel Falls deserves to have her name made into a word -- even if it's a lie.)

submitted by blyth

bmw - Burly Mountain Woman | (n.) 1. The (fictional) collegiate degree everyone seems to desire these days; (and, of course,) 2. the automobiles built and sold by_Bayerische_Motoren_Werke,_AG_"Bavarian Motor Works, LLC." (From the ritzy car and German company.)

e.g., Look at that chick. She's a BMW. | "Wow, you are so driven. How on earth are you doing 24 credit hours?! ... And when do you sleep?" "Weekends." "Are you crazy?" "No, I'm ambitious! And I am going to win! I'm gonna have the very best of everything!" "So, you aren't really looking for a BBA or a BCom; you want a BMW." "Yep. The degree is a means to an end." "Well, at least you're an honest Machiavellian." "Thanks."

submitted by Carl Snyder | Scott M. Ellsworth

bmw-ish - (Pronounced bee-em-DUB-boo-wish or, more formally, bee-em-DUB-bull-ish; adj.) Of or pertaining to 1. persons who are (or believe themselves to be) on the high road to wealth and power (e.g., professionals, industrialists, entrepreneurs); 2. the trappings of wealth (including the ubiquitous BMW), especially if the speaker believes such trappings (high-end tech, expensive clothes, air of relaxed affluence, name dropping) to be a facade (that is, envious imitation); 3. envy of the wealthy; 4. something only the rich or powerful would have. [Coined by my Wife when she saw a really classy car in a traffic jam yesterday (20120715).]

e.g., "You have a pachinko parlor in your basement?, with a pool and a theater! How cool is that? You are so BMW-ish!" | In_Lord_of_War, Nicholas Cage's character pretends to be wealthy to woo the woman he loves: it's so stinking BMW-ish.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

bnc - Someone who wears bad-scented cologne.

e.g., Wow, did you get a whiff? Chris is definitely BNC.

submitted by Stephanie & Maggie

bo - Very; of a high degree. Probably from "bodacious." Common to the Philadelphia area.

e.g., The Rolling Stones concert was bo cool.

submitted by Kelly O'Donnell

bo jea - Synonym of "Boo ya." Used in times of extreme joy or excitement. Also making fun of "ballers" and "slobbers."

e.g., "Bo Jea!"

submitted by Gabe

boap - Cosmetics packed for a long vacation or trip.

e.g., Are we gonna need an individual suitcase for boap? (Of course you are. Oh, it was a rhetorical question.)

submitted by Evman

board chat - To talk to another person on a message board, carrying on a real-time conversation in a thread and eventually dominating the thread and causing it to digress. Board chatter.

e.g., She board chatted all afternoon and almost doubled her post count, but the admins got mad at her for ruining three threads.

submitted by Firestorm

board chatter - One who uses message boards or forums as if they were chat rooms.

e.g., I'm not going to be a board chatter. Too much board chatter when that goes on.

submitted by HD Fowler

boardies - Slang for "board shorts" which are often worn by surfers.

e.g., I'm going down to the beach today in my wetshirt and boardies to have a surf with my mates.

submitted by Aussie Bloke

boardpeck - To type, usually to type on a computer keyboard.

e.g., Last night, I was boardpecking until dawn.

submitted by Twinge

boarf - Related to a state of boredom that occurs when one lives in a cowtown, in the middle of nowhere, east nothing, and have nothing to do -- ever ... at all. Boarfoam.

e.g., After watching Nelly the brown cow chew her cud for the last three hours, Bobby Jo became aware she was boarf. | After three straight weeks of counting flies on his great aunt's back, Jimmy felt the boarfom setting in.

submitted by Sarah - (www)

boat - A large automobile, especially an older luxury model.

e.g., I couldn't imagine having to parallel park a boat like that...but my Suburban's a piece of cake.

submitted by katey

boat-lot - A place to park boats, a dock.

e.g., The whole family drove down to the boat-lot to pick up their new boat.

submitted by Krin

boatless - An idea which, in opposition to a previous thought, is actually a good idea. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

e.g., I'm sorry for all the dumb ideas, but this time I've got an idea that's boatless.

submitted by captainminus

boatness - Sailing, rowing, rigging ships -- anything to do with boats.

e.g., After her sailing trip to the Bahamas, all she could talk about was boatness.

submitted by Aurora

boatshoes - South Chicago-speak for "both of you."

e.g., Boatshoes get outta my house.

submitted by Andrea Harkleroad

boatswain - Pronounced "bosun." Originally the person responsible for discipline on a ship. Now the position of one who works with line or rope, still a very common position in the navies of most countries. Sailors were considered to be the originators of many knots still in use today. A boatswain's assistant is known as a boatswain's mate.

e.g., A keen boatswain will be able to show you how to tie a sheet bend, a Spanish bowline, a carrick bend, and many other kinds of knots if you ask him.

submitted by Bill Baldy

bob - A term of endearment for two very close heterosexual men. The Bob relationship must be monogamous, i.e., there must be only one Bob in your life. Both men must call each other Bob often, especially in short phone conversations. | Back Of Book. A friendly name for the back section of a textbook where the answers live. | The name of the best guy we all should know. You can always depend on him, when the going is rough. Bob's the one you can call to help you fill out your taxes or if you need to hide a body. If you don't know Bob, you're out of luck.

e.g., "Bob." "Bob." "Location, Bob?" "On the way, there in five." "Later." "Soon, Bob." | I have no idea what the heck this calculus stuff means. I better check with BOB. | I thought I was in a fix that I couldn't escape. But then it occurred to me, why don't I call Bob?

submitted by Tom Topham | Kimber ley | Steve McDonald - (www)

bob saget - A term used after being put in a tense, harmful, or downright uncomfortable situation.

e.g., When Shane saw that his Pontiac was full of dog food and corn stalks, he exclaimed "Bob Saget!"

submitted by Shane Anderson

bob's your uncle - Added to the end of sentences a bit like "and that's it!" | Have heard as "Robert's your father's brother."

e.g., You just pop the bread into the toaster, wait for it to pop up, take it out and put jam on it, and Bob's your uncle!

submitted by rain - (www)

bobaline - A trampoline.

e.g., We set up the bobaline so that we could jump on it from the roof of the house.

submitted by ditnis

bobaloo - The bar or party equivalent of "calling shotgun" for your seat.

e.g., Get out of my chair, doofus. I called "bobaloo" before I went to the bathroom.

submitted by Pineapple - (www)

bobaphat - Great, wonderful, "phat," "uber-phat" or just plain "bomb-diggity" -- but only when said by the whitest of white boys in a geek-humor context.

e.g., Did you see the biddies on the new "Sims Hot Date" game, gee? That game looks bobaphat, homes.

submitted by Jessica Piazza

bobbins - A Mancunian (Manchester, UK) word for describing something unfit for the purpose, shoddily made, or irritaing in its desgin. Can also be used to describe people as not having in any common-sense, in an affectionate way. Mancunians currently also refer to things as "The Bobs," a variant on bobbins.

e.g., The pencil sharpener broke the second time I used it. It really is bobbins. OR She has fallen over because her shoelaces are untied. She's a bit bobbins.

submitted by Flo

bobbit - Meaning literally "cut and run," the word derives from the infamous Loraina Bobbit, who severed her husband's penis and threw it out of her moving car's window.

e.g., Gotta bobbit -- I'm already 10 minutes late.

submitted by Monica - (www)

bobbitt - A hot dog. Named after what it resembles -- what Lorraine Bobbitt threw out the window.

e.g., Gimme a bobbitt with ketchup and 'kraut.

submitted by Paul Thayer

bobblehead - A newborn baby.

e.g., Colin and Mary just had their third bobblehead in five years.

submitted by Steve Zigner

bobby - Bye, bye.

e.g., B. See ya, Dave! A. Bobby!

submitted by Anastasia

bobcat - A middle-aged woman who attends university pubs in search of a young male to hit on. See cougar.

e.g., That bobcat just bought me a drink and asked me to dance.

submitted by Huxley

bobcat - A true Bob Dylan fan. Everybody knows this.

e.g., All the BobCats gather round on rmd.music.bobdylan and share boots or thoughts or trivia or opinions but with a love you cannot find in any other reverent crowd.

submitted by Devorah

bobfoc - BOBFOC can be translated as follows : Body Off Baywatch, Face Off Crimewatch (UK Crime series). Many variations on this theme.

e.g., Christina is most assuredly BOBFOC.

submitted by Simon - (www)

bobo - A term used to address a person, generally condescendingly or hinting that the other person is somehow inferior to or a lackey to yourself.

e.g., James to Billy-Bob Jethro, "C'mon Bobo, let's get to work."

submitted by Jacob S.

bobo - First coined by social commentator David Brooks in his book Bobos in Paradise. Conflation of "Bohemian Bourgeois." Used to describe an individual who's personal habits combine the crass materialism of the 1980s with the blind idealism of the 1960s.

e.g., Amazing, she's got "Save the Whales" and "NPR Radio" bumper stickers on the back of her Lexus SUV; a definite Bobo.

submitted by Stephen Mize

bobos - Shoes of an uncool nature.

e.g., How you gonna run any race wearin them bobos?

submitted by Joel Prz

bobulant - One who tends to bob around a lot.

e.g., My, Jill is quite bobulant today.

submitted by Toby and Lyndsey

bobulate - VeTo act in a manner that exudes an acceptance of ever-changing social environments, usually accompanied by a slight wobbling of the head. Initially noticed in Bob McKay, and now assigned to the action of anyone acting in that manner.

e.g., Rachel bobulated into the room. | Rachel bobulated her intention to go outside to smoke.

submitted by jamie patterson

bock - Halfway between a box and a knock -- a bock.

e.g., Adam bocked Luke to annoy him.

submitted by ilikecake - (www)

bodada ed - Cooking school or course or classes, in Canada, eh . Cf. potato head -- ed is education.

e.g., Of course bodada ed is more than just bodadas (baked, mashed, boiled, fries, etc,), it's also steaks and fancy dishes and desserts and much more.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

bodge - To cobble something together from bits and pieces, often scrap. From TV series Junkyard Wars.

e.g., I hit the speed bump and broke the axle on my Honda, so I bodged a new one from some two-by-fours, some duct tape, a tractor pin, and my dad's golf clubs. Dad was not happy.

submitted by mark

bodgey, bodgy - Done incorrectly, cheaply, etc.

e.g., He did a bodgey job of fixing the car

submitted by Cat Bryant

bodgieman - Someone who can "fix" anything, given the right amount of inappropriate materiél and sufficient amounts of boundless enthusiasm. Balanced only by stunning incompetence.

e.g., Alice: Looks like the asbetos nozzle on my favourite flamethrower has broken off. Bob: Never mind, I'll call on bodgieman. Chuck! Over here. Chuck: Hmm. I'll cellotape it back together. No problem. All: Bodgieman can fix anything with cellotape.

submitted by Bent Udder - (www)

bodging - Shoving a square peg in a round hole with brute force and ignorance.

e.g., Bill was bodging when he spun his wheels around for an hour trying to get his car out of the mud.

submitted by Ty Webb

bodmate - A significant lover, one with whom you share body, and perhaps also mind and soul. You "sleep with" her and possibly spend additional time with her as well. Generally a happy arrangement.

e.g., I've had but few actual bodmates in me entire life through no fault of n'any one, and if'n I had it to do all over agin it probably would not be otherwise. There are numerous others willing and able to perpetrate the euman race, while single mindedness is a blessing in and of itself..

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

bodmin - One minute of work by one person.

e.g., I reckon this job will take about 10 bodmins.

submitted by Martin Ward

body band-aid - A scab.

e.g., "Coco has a scab on his hip bone. I'm not exactly sure how it happened, I think a rug burn at school. But he noticed the scab while getting dressed this morning and said, 'Oh look. Good. A body band-aid.'"

submitted by Coco - (www)

body chalking - Markings on a PDA user's body or clothing indicating the data transfer methods she supports for personal data transfer. Cf. warchalking.

e.g., He was body-chalked as a Palm user, so I asked him if he'd beam me his business card.

submitted by krelnik - (www)

body check - No, not what they do in hockey, but what my kids used to do when we lived "up north" and I went out in the cold and shoveled the driveway before going to work.

e.g., Mom to kids, "One of you needs to go out and do a body check. He's been out there for about a half-hour now -- and it's terribly cold. He usually comes in every ten or fifteen minutes to warm up." "I think you're wrong, Mom. He comes in mostly to rest. His stamina's shot to hell."

submitted by HD Fowler

body nazi - A self-obsessed workout king or queen.

e.g., Where's the neck on that body nazi?

submitted by mark

bodycoding - Related to intuitive coding, and to artistic coding, too.

e.g., Penguins eat pies before computing decimals of pi. After that, they bodycode marvelous software.

submitted by bodycode - (www)

bodysire - A fusion of two words: " body" and " desire." Bodysire describes a state of mind or a behavior where one has total self-love for his or her own body. The word bodysire is closely related to the word "vanity," but used much more in conjunction with self-care. Thus it does not carry any of the negative attributes associated with vanity. Bodysire is also a lifestyle that certain people strive to attain.

e.g., The level of bodysire she has is amazing. Bodysire prevents me from eating too much or smoking. Athletes and mdels live in a state of total bodysire.

submitted by Athanasios Ignatiou

bodytop - Slang for head--(top of the body)

e.g., Put THAT in your bodytop and think about it.

submitted by Kelly T. Gillette

boe-ring - Boring, drawn out to indicated just how boring it is. Bore-ing. Worse than having a tooth pulled.

e.g., I think the real reason Gore lost in 2000 was because he was so boe-ring. Of course he wants to save the trees -- he's Woodman personified.

submitted by HD Fowler

bofem - Both of them.

e.g., "Would you like steak or chicken?" ... "Is there anyway I can get bofem?"

submitted by Sarah

boff - A dismissive one word response uttered under one’s breath, usually accompannied by a hand gesture. Similar to a sense of “meh.”

e.g., A simple “boff” was the driver’s only response to the old man’s running to catch the already late bus.

submitted by Jeff Baker

boffinating - Difficult.

e.g., I didn’t get very good instruction in arithmetic when I was in first grade, so anything that has to do with math is boffinating for me. . . . OK, you’re right. I played too many video games and listened to hip hop instead of applying myself. So?

submitted by niki

boffinoclastic rage - The fury of an expert.

e.g., I only suggested that the effects of Verner’s Law could be studied in Gothic verbs, but he flew into a boffinoclastic rage — apparently the sound of change is obscured by analogical levelling.

submitted by Erasmus Thrasamund

boffle - A boffle is a space or gap with one curved edge. It can be used in any application, such as in a wall or floor, or as a three-dimensional space. Nota Bene: A boffle can be differentiated from an archway because an archway usually has an angular corner between its straight edges and the curved edge. A boffle’s edges flow straight into the curved edge.

e.g., What a good idea to put a boffle here in your wall. It creates light, and space. | If you go through the boffle and turn right, you’ll find the station on your left-hand side.

submitted by Alex R

bofh - Bastard Operator From Hell. (Bitch Operator From Hell as well?) Basically, a BOFH is computer support person with no desire to actually help or support users. All she wants is smply to make her own existence as easy as possible. This term is an older internet favorite, from the long running series of humor articles credited to and copyrighted by Simon Travaglia. The first known BOFH post appears in the Google Usenet Archive, June 1992. For current articles, see The Registef.

e.g., User: I need some more free space in my home directory. BOFH: (deletes existing files) Allrighty. Just freed up some room for you. User: OK, thanks. Goodbye. . . . Where are my old files?

submitted by Geo - (www)

bofus - Both of us.

e.g., When I asked him how much soda he would like, he akwardly replied, “Enough for the bofus.”

submitted by pianoman jo

bogan - Person of questionable upbringing.

e.g., Chris is a bogan. Imagine wearing acid-washed jeans and moccasins to this resaurant.

submitted by Lukas

boganobile - A Holden Commodore car that is often driven by mullet-headed Aussie bogans. These are particularly of the 1978-1985 era Commodores such as the VB, VC, VK models.

e.g., Check out that bloke's boganobile. It's a VC 8-cylinder beast, ideal car for the mullet-headed bogan.

submitted by Aussie Bloke

bogart - To hog something. | To do something very smoothly, without drawing attention to yourself.

ED. When taking a drag off a shared marijuana cigarette (pipe, joint, bong, blunt) -- to bring the cigarette in contact with the mucous membranes or otherwise to "wet" it. (What was called nigger lipping in less politically correct times is now (apparently) referred to as fish lipping.) If bogart had only the meaning of hoard, then the following would not make sense.  
 

Origin Where did the slang term "bogart" come from? It's from a scene at the beginning of The Roaring Twenties. Bogie and Jimmy Cagney are soldiers in a foxhole together. Cagney offers Bogie his cigarette to share and Bogie . . . well, he bogarts it.

e.g., I didn't bogart my girlfriend so that later on I could pass her around like everyone else. | I'm going to walk into the office playing it bogart. | No, you cannot have a drag off my smoke. I know you'd just bogart it and I wouldn't want it back.

submitted by alpahbit | Josh Priddy - (www)

bogart, playing it - Playing it bogart, to play it bogart. To suss out information similar to what Humphrey Bogart used to do in the classic noir films. Casually asking questions in a conversational tone, to find out the whole story -- without appearing obviously to want to know the answers to what you are asking.

e.g., Sam decided to play it bogart with Ilsa to find out the truth about last Sunday.

submitted by Arrakis

bogay - Not cool at all.

e.g., I lost the bet? That's bogay

submitted by MRunnels

boge - A shortened version of "bogus," synonymous with "weird," "strange," or "unfair."

e.g., "My ex keeps trying to make lunch plans with me." "That's definitely boge. Probably wants to borrow money."

submitted by Jon Derengowski

bogger - When you go to say that something bothers you or bugs you and it all smushes into one word

e.g., I hate bad drivers. They really bogger me.

submitted by Leslie

boggified - To become completely confused and lost -- as if stuck in a swamp or bog.

e.g., I can't even begin to work on my report. I'm too boggified.

submitted by jazzbo

boggin - disgusting, smells like fish.

e.g., this fish tastes boggin.

submitted by ali

bogginhood - A stocking cap.

e.g., It's cold outside so you better grab a bogginhood.

submitted by kydavis_md

bogo - Buy One, Get One free. Aka half-price

e.g., Cases of Mt. Dew are bogo at the store this week.

submitted by Crossbow

bogosity - Degree of bogusness in any given statement or situation

e.g., Counselor, your statements contain a very high degree of bogosity. | God. this party is high on the bogosity level.

submitted by jeff smallwood - (www)

bogotify - The Macmillan Dictionary: "to change or affect something so that it becomes useless or incorrect.  
 
"The verb bogotify originates in computer programming. A computer program that has been changed so many times that it has become completely disorganised, and is therefore useless, has become bogotified. There's an everyday analogy with a nut and bolt: if you tighten a nut too hard, you'll strip the threads on the bolt, so the bolt has become bogotified and is no longer usable."

e.g., Whew! I was worried there for a while. I thought I might bogotify the pseudodictionary and screw up the index when I combined words into single entries and removed words that had been added by mistake. Fortunately for me, I ran across The Macmillan Dictionary Word of the Week feature and found a simple way to replace the words deleted.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

bogsat - Bunch Of Guys Sitting Around a Table. Acronym first heard from MIT professor Edward Tufte as a description of the way things usually get done in a large corporation.

e.g., So you wanna change the vacation policy, huh? Hope you're ready for some serious BOGSAT.

submitted by Heraldmonkey

bogue - N. A cigarette. V. To smoke a cigarette.

e.g., N. Can I get a bogue from you, Marty? V. Time to bogue, Marty.

submitted by Jeffrey Schuhmacher

boguscide - A person who goes out of his way to expose the absurdities or inanities of his colleagues' utterances, manifest belief systems, or philosophico-political stances.

e.g., Let's get away from this boguscide so we can spout off about some intellectualized postmodern notions.

submitted by David Evans

boh - Similar to 'D'oh!' (and pronounced similarly). Signifying regret or dissapointment.

e.g., Boh, I can't afford to go come to see you this weekend.

submitted by hannah

bohemianally - The prefix "bohemian" signifies a free-spirited individual, complete with a non-conformist attitude, yet the suffix "ally" allows it to become an adjective rather than a noun; describing a situation in which there is an "ally" or friendly person/place/thing. It can also be used to substitute closing lines, concluding letters in a creative way.

e.g., Dear John, ... Bohemianally, Holly

submitted by Holly

bohemoth - A particularly large guy who spends nights hanging around the lights at street corners.

e.g., Al, don't be a bohemoth tonight -- let's go check out the courts at the Youth Center.

submitted by Machiavellean & . . . Lesko

bohica! - US military acronym for "Bend Over Here It Comes Again!" Best used when expecting to deal a familiar unpleasantness.

e.g., Bohica! Look's like there are going to be some more layoffs.

submitted by erik - (www)

bohunk - Picture a guy not too bright, very good looking otherwise. Could be more good looking if he didn't roll his shirt sleeves up so high and wear his pants so tight.

e.g., If you come across this type, you've just met a "bohunk."

submitted by Devorah

boi - a word to describe a cool guy

e.g., "Yo that kid there is a strong boi!"

submitted by erf

boice - 1. To artificially inflate one's territorial sales figures. 2. A general term describing a lackadaisical attitude towards one's work assignments. (ED. Yes, I realize this is likely to be an eponymous construction. Allowed because I've had to deal with boicers myself. However, the fellow I worked with who had a similar name was not a boicer.)

e.g., I have not finished boicing my sales figures this week. I've been boicing this presentation for the last two weeks.

submitted by Rob

boing boing - Anything that is spiral and bouncies.

e.g., I broke the boing boing.

submitted by Fox

boingy - 1. The unchewable part of chicken or meat 2. Any food with a rubbery texture: oysters, jello, custard, tapioca pudding, eggs, etc.

e.g., I'm not eating the rest of this sandwich because there's too much boing in it.

submitted by Amy Vanderpool

boink - A sound that has been identified as the exact sound scientific progress makes.

e.g., As Calvin pressed the button to his transmoglifier, he discovered that scientific progress goes boink.

submitted by Jared - (www)

boioioing - Onomatopoeia, the sound of a spring. Number of "oi"s may vary.

e.g., Ivy's prototype sword goes boioioioing.

submitted by Gargomon251

boisterousity - The nature or act or being boisterous. A term of measurement for the level of boisterousness.

e.g., The man's boisterousity increased with the volume of his libations.

submitted by Clifford Ball

boit - 1. To belch or burp. 2. A staccato sign-off.

e.g., As the waitress slipped the check under my hand, Nedwina went boit. He: "So, how 'bout 6?" She: "6 is good." He: "Wear something nice." She: "Okay." He: "Boit." She: "Boit."

submitted by James Coffin

bojanglin' - People who are being annoying, rude, or loud. Can be a verb or adjective.

e.g., I hate riding the subway during rush hour because everyone is so bojanglin'.

submitted by Dawn

boka - OK.

e.g., Well, after I beat him up, he bought me a beer. After that it was all boka.

submitted by I3rokenAngeIL

bokaiii - Cool. Can be like "hello" or really anything you want it to mean. You say it like this: BOO-K-EYE because it's a quality word and if you're going to say it ... say it correctly with the deep voice and a weird face.

e.g., Oh, Kristin, that is so ... bokaiii.

submitted by Squackle! - (www)

boke - To vomit forcefully.

e.g., After drinking a quart of whiskey and a six-pack of beer, the partier boked all over the hotel room floor.

submitted by John Beattie

boke - To expel beverage from one's nose in response to something shocking or funny. Also known as snarfing.

e.g., I just boked my dew.

submitted by rhyakat

boke - Someone from Florida. Named after Boca Raton.

e.g., I'm goin' down to Florida where dem bokes are, gonna listen to some Neil Rogers.

submitted by Star651

boke - The past tense of bike.

e.g., I boke to work this morning.

submitted by Peter

bokn - BOK-en. An exclamation or sound emitted when somebody is struck with any random object. This includes hands, pink salmon, and garbage trucks.

e.g., Bo hit Hank on the head, and everybody head the very audible Bokn.

submitted by dave2 - (www)

bokra - (rhymes with "LOCK-rah"; n.) a novel or unorthodox approach to a problem which is, nevertheless, effective---so effective, sometimes, as to shift perspectives or shake up the accepted paradigm. [This comes from a very old story about the Persian polymath and physician Avicenna (born Abū Alī al-Husayn ibn Abd Allāh ibn Sīnā, 980-1037---it was the "ibn Sina" that gave rise to the name by which he came to be known as "Avicenna" to generations of scholars all over Europe). He was approached one day about a greatly troubled young nobleman suffering from a serious psychosis. He apparently believed himself to be a cow and would Moo loudly and cry "Moo! Moo! I am a cow; slay me! so that an excellent broth may be made from my flesh!" The young man's father had gone to every physician he could find, and he called upon Avicenna (the greatest mind of the era) in desperation. The brilliant but unorthodox Avicenna, instead of tying the young man down or dosing him with potions, he came into the sickroom dressed as a butcher, with a large meat cleaver, and called out "where is this cow? I have come to slay it, so that an excellent broth may be made from its flesh!" The young man mooed loudly so that Avicenna could find him, but when Avicenna came to him, he felt his ribs and said, "This cow is sickly and thin. A fine broth cannot be made from the flesh of this sickly cow. Let it be fed and exercised, so that a fine broth may be made of its flesh." Thereupon, the young man began to eat, sleep, and exercise, so that he could be a healthy and tasty cow. Soon, however, his regimen restored his health, both physical and mental, and he was completely restored. In Arabic, "where is this cow?" is "men al baqra" (at least, so I'm told by an Arabic manual---I could very well be mistaken). So bokra "cow" is my word for brilliant but unconventional solutions to serious problems.]

e.g., The Pringles Potato Chip can was a bokra of a packaging solution.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

bold-faced lying - Big-time lying. Lying that justifies being printed in bold.

e.g., Before the Democrat Party decides on its Presidential candidate for 2004, we can expect them to really go after President Bush and each other. Get ready for some bold-faced lying. | Sounds like a bold-faced lie to me.

submitted by Miss Speller

boldatize - To make something bold.

e.g., That statement needs emphasis. Can you boldatize it?

submitted by Filip

bollicky - Plain, bare, unadorned.

e.g., Johnny will only eat bollicky spaghetti -- not a drop of sauce on it. (My deceased mother-in-law made up this useful word years ago.)

submitted by Mary Ann Medlar

bolliday - (BALL-ee-day; n.) Time taken from everyday tasks to kick back and watch Bollywood movies and/or music videos.

e.g., "So, any word? What's been happening?" "Nothing. They've checked in, but found nada so far. So I took a Bolliday and watched 'Swadesh.'" "Any good?" "Yeah, 'Swadesh' is really good. Here, you can borrow my copy." "Thanks. What are you watching now?" "'Devdas,' then 'Jodhaa-Akbar.'"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

bollixed from the git go - A situation messed up from the start.

e.g., I knew when my car wouldn't start in the morning that my day was bollixed from the git go.

submitted by Paul

bollocktics - A state of paranoia in reigning government administrations against the party out of power, the media, Congress, government agencies, and other critical entities. It results in covert hormonal and irrational activities that are overreactive and often illegal.

e.g., This administration is spending too much energy secretly nipping at and harrowing the C.I.A. Let's use the sizzors of the law to cut off its bollocktics, make it more docile, and restore its focus to the full-time business of running our country.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

bolly-babe - Attractive female of Indian background or origin. Resembling a Bollywood star.

e.g., My last two girlfriends have both been bolly-babes.

submitted by Zippy Broodstock

bolo - Big, bulky, thick.

e.g., Did you see the size of that bouncer? Bolo.

submitted by Aldwin Oliveros

bologneat - An adjective to describe any place which has been cleaned by means of hiding dirt under rugs or beds, or stuffing things into closets.

e.g., "I cleaned my room, Mom." "I can see your closet; it's just bologneat."

submitted by hugh

bolt-the-door - An object or place that is particularly shabby or rundown. "Ghetto." Etymology: From the movie _Finding Forrester_" in which the characer played by Sean Connery utters the line, "Bolt the door if you're coming in.")

e.g., I don't think we should take John's car. That thing is really bolt-the-door; it'll probably break down after 10 miles.

submitted by slam-p

boltalic - To be in bold and italic.

e.g., Don't write in boltalic, please.

submitted by Squackle! - (www)

boltium - Used to describe a substance or act that is electrifying. From "lightning bolt" + "-ium," the suffix used frequently when naming new elements.

e.g., "The sex we had last night was like boltium," boasted Ernie.

submitted by Liam Callaghan

boltongeist - An object of blame whenever an item inexplicably disappears. Named after the ghost of Michael Bolton's mullet-cut.

e.g., My Britney Spears doll has disappeared. The boltongeist strikes again.

submitted by Cat Stanley

bomb - The best that ever was. The greatest.

e.g., This new restaurant is the bomb.

submitted by Stephanie

bomb - Prolific graffiti.

e.g., I'm getting smoked by that other writer. He's been bombing every train this week.

submitted by .:DASH:. - (www)

bomb diggity - Wverwhelmingly stupendous, extremely cool.

e.g., Walter, your mullet is bomb diggity.

submitted by Blake

bomb.com - Something or someone is extra-cool.

e.g., Your new skateboard is the bomb.com.

submitted by Drew and Josh

bombarius - Ridiculous, unbelievable.

e.g., My word was accepted. Bombarius.

submitted by Zac

bombastificatory - The quality of possessing or embodying a superlative degree of bombast, or excessive, florid, overworked speech.

e.g., The politician, a former philosophy professor, plumbed the nether regions of his bombastificatory paradigm.

submitted by Mark Lee - (www)

bombbloggity - Of an online blog that is an exceptional read.

e.g., Have you read his recent blog entry? It's simply bombbloggity.

submitted by LeAnna - (www)

bombdiggity - Completely cool.

e.g., The new roller coaster is a bombdiggity ride.

submitted by Warden - (www)

bombilogophile - A lover of buzzwords. Like the boss in Dilbert cartoons and the bosses in many real corporations who believe that using trendy words makes up for their lack of anything new or interesting to say. From the latin "bombus" (buzzing), "logos" (word), and "philios" (love).

e.g., When Richard suggested that we leverage new paradigms to enable synergy, I realized he was a true bombilogophile.

submitted by Andrew MacCormack

bombine - When the blades are moving on the combine.

e.g., Don't stick your hand into the BOMBINE...you could get hurt.

submitted by Brooke 7th Enlish

bombinous - Adjectival form of "the bomb." Cool.

e.g., A, your new t-shirt is bombinous.

submitted by apathy

bombout - Equivalent to a computer freeze-up or crash.

e.g., That bombout trashed all my changes since I last saved!

submitted by RobA

bomo - Major letdown, a disappointment, something that bad.

e.g., My test score was a bomo. Bomo that your girlfriend dissed your homie.

submitted by Katie Anderson

bompalon - Yet another word for idiot.

e.g., Sammi was behaving like a right bompalon today.

submitted by Sammi

bon deviant - Opposite of bon vivant. A person of unrefined tastes and unsociable behavior, especially in the arena of fine foods and drink.

e.g., The banquet was an exquisite medley of the most delicious and gourmand delicacies, but Chester, a classic bon deviant left in his rusty truck with his moonshine to find some canned meat to fry with gravy for dinner.

submitted by Susanne Malm

bona fide - Of unquestionable status

e.g., "He is bona fide." (As used in _Oh. Brother, Where Art Thou?"

submitted by rudd

bonacourt - (Rhymes with "OWN a fort"; n.) The locus of an act central to a conspiracy theory. [From Greek Bounos "knoll" + Xortou "of green grass" = "grassy knoll."]

e.g., Area 51 is the bonacourt of almost all alien-incursion theories.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

bonaduced - To be permanently exiled from show business after a successful career as a child star

e.g., Todd Bridges, Gary Coleman, and Anissa Jones were all bonaduced. Soleil Moon Frye hasn't been bonaduced yet, but wait a few years.

submitted by Deacon

bonafido - A real dog.

e.g., Most of my blind dates were bonafidos, but I eventually got lucky. I think it may have been the previous time when Jim and I double-dated two high school seniors visiting a friend who lived in Holcombe Hall. Mine was the only date I ever had whose name I can't remember. I just refer to her as The Linebacker.

submitted by HD Fowler

bonap - "Bon appetit."

e.g., At lunch: "Bonap"

submitted by Boki

bonce - The head. British slang from the 1880s or so. Earlier, a large marble in children's game was called a "bonce." From Michael Quinion.

e.g., According to a Flanders and Swan song a rhinoceros has a "bodger on the bonce."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

bonch - Gross or dirty or not good.

e.g., Naw, Mom, you don't want to see Adam Sandler movies. Most are just bonch. _Anger Management_ Yeah, you might like that. Jack Nicholson makes up for Sandler.

submitted by Matt Rose

bondage - The watching of a Bond film.

e.g., Let's go for some Bondage.

submitted by Paul

bondex - A combination of Spandex and boxers.

e.g., Was Weiner wearing Bondex underwear? Looks almost as skeezy as Speedos on a geezer.

submitted by «Mark Lee» - (www)

bondish - Use when something is high tech or cool looking.

e.g., That new video camera is really bondish.

submitted by Eric Heinrichs

bondjamesbond - A sarcastic self deprecation when one is trying to be cool but has utterly and publicly failed.

e.g., When attempting to open a door for an adored one and the handle comes away in one's hand, the only comment can be, "The name's Bondjamesbond."

submitted by Dr Alan March Maddams

bondo - Auspicious, wonderful, an expression of approval and enthusiasm.

e.g., Frank: Did you see those fireworks last night? Harry: Oh, yeah. Bondo!

submitted by andrew baade

bone again - Put on the armor of Gog? Reincarnate? Reenter the world of the physical and real to access the solid and the flesh wherein may dwell an element of ecstasy and joy therewith?

e.g., Ye muss be bone again To re-enter the Godden Of Hedon. Oh, brother, are you bone again? Sin now with immunity. Enjoy that which was previously forbad [sic]. Heaven on earth is possible and is henceforth commanded.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

bone orchard - A cemetery.

e.g., I want a humongous headstone to mark my plot at the bone orchard.

submitted by Todd M. Bass

bone taco - A punch in the face. Can also be used as an interjection to mean "bogus," "lame," "he deserves a punch in the face," etc.

e.g., He's gonna get a bone taco if he doesn't shut up about my rash. I told him it's not contagious. Well, not very.

submitted by Shady Wasabi - (www)

bone-all-shatter - Especially attractive--in a way that makes merely attractive people look plain.

e.g., I have seen some hot chicas before, but this girl was bone-all-shatter.

submitted by Ronald E. Reed

boned - Completly screwed, a hopeless situation. Made popular by the TV show "Futurama."

e.g., How big is he? - 300lbs. - I'm boned.

submitted by Alex R

bonehead - Hard-headed individual who acts in a manner to lead a casual observer to believe there is solid bone under the hair and no brains.

e.g., Licking that cold pipe was a real boneheaded move.

submitted by Andy Malleck

boneless - Coolest, the best.

e.g., You gotta see The Count of Monte Cristo. When the count makes his first public appearance, he has what may be the ultimate boneless entrance ever seen in a movie. (ED. Agreed.)

submitted by acidspork

bones - Dollars.

e.g., Hold up -- I'm outta bones. I gotta stop at the bank.

submitted by Shady Wasabi

bonethread - A boneheaded thread on a message board. | A message board thread started by a bonehead.

e.g., I got the idea for the title of my most recent thread from another bonehead's bonethread. (Yes, I know what your inference might be from my use of "another.")

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

boneye - A rare condition which occurs when one is poked in the eye by a skull while crawling around under an old house.

e.g., Larry got a serious boneye while looking under that 19th century farmhouse.

submitted by Scooter

bong - "really good or nice, "

e.g., your friend is really bong

submitted by marian

bonggasious - Extravagant, extraordinary.

e.g., Mike hosted a bonggasious birthday party Saturday night.

submitted by mikaela

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