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blogsnatch - Snatching and posting content from another blog to your own -- with a credit and link back to the blogger from whom it was taken, of course.

e.g., Joke posted was blogsnatched from minddiversion dot com.

submitted by Anne Mathewson - (www)

blogspiracy - (We)blog + (con)spiracy. Used for persuasion on the Internet, primarily in blogs. The purpose of a blogspiracy is to spread a non-truth, partial-truth, or urban legend to make people aware of a current event. Often used for political persuasion. The blogspiracy topic can then spread via the Internet, and like a sound bite taken out of context, convince someone uneducated in politics or current events that a particular position is valid. Many blobspiracists take news items from years past and "reissue" them as recent.

e.g., 1. Linking the draft to 6/6/06: Prior to June 6, 2006, many blogs made reference to a Congressional debate on reinstating the draft happening that day, linking that event to the Biblical mark of the beast. The event never happened. No stories were reported by the AP, CNN, etc., and it wasn't listed in Congress's daily logs. The goal of the blogspiracy: to raise awareness of the ongoing war in Iraq. 2. Per an anonymous source President Bush was autographing US flags while in Austria in June 2006. This is not illegal (there is no law against "desecration" of a flag, just a code of guidelines), but bloggists use this to point out that the GOP is currently leading a campaign to make illegal the burning of the flag, and therefore this is hypocrisy. The blogs that use this show a picture of the President signing a flag from an AP story in 2003. Again, no reporting by the AP, CNN, etc. The goal of the blogspiracy: to raise awareness of the GOP's amendment to ban flag burning and claim the party is hypocritical on this issue.

submitted by John Sebben - (www)

blogstipation - A painful and sometimes disabling condition whereby the excitement of setting up one's blog is replaced with the inability to find anything remotely interesting to blog about.

e.g., Were it not for a severe case of blogstipation, Richard may have been the greatest online author never known.

submitted by Issa Breibish - (www)

blogstorm - When a blogger doesn't update a blog for a significant period of time, then overcompensates with an insane flurry of posts in a few hours.

e.g., Sean's blogstorming again.

submitted by Sean

blogtrail - The progression of links followed from one blog to to the next.

e.g., Followed a new blogtrail yesterday. It was great. I started at "J-Walk" and found a link to "Coudal Partners" who in turn mentioned "Things Magazine." Wonderful blogs all.

submitted by Anne Mathewson - (www)

blogtroversial - A contraction of "blog" and "controversial." Essentially, a post or other action taken by a blogger that causes a commotion amongst bloggers.

e.g., Joe's post is very blogtroversial--everyone's talking about it.

submitted by Pete - (www)

bloguistically - For a particularly fluent style of writing found in stream-of-consciousness blog entries.

e.g., "I don't have time for your verbal ramblings at this juncture. Yours is simply a point of view to be expanded and supported blogistically," said the Jennavator.

submitted by paige_archer

blogvy - Envy of someone else's superior blog.

e.g., There I was thinking I had the trend of the "fifty quid bloke" comprehensively covered, but then someone showed me Lloyd's blog, and I was struck by a sudden, overwhelmingly painful case of blogvy.

submitted by alan - (www)

blogzombie - Someone who's sole thrill in life is reading other people's weblogs, journals, and diaries.

e.g., Kay was a lot more fun before she turned into a blogzombie.

submitted by Dylon Whyte

bloin - Section of the digestive system between the duodenum and the small intestine.

e.g., Splarkey ate so many cheesey-poofs that his bloin became inflamed.

submitted by fishboy - (www)

blole - The effect seen on the web when a link to report a broken link is broken.

e.g., I tried to report a broken link on your site but ended up in a blole.

submitted by Ray Cassick - (www)

blomage - The method by which holes are made in cheese--using a narrow tube to blow air into cheese, thereby creating holes

e.g., While the Swiss cheese was still soft, Eric used his blomage tool to add some decorative holes.

submitted by gary blaney - (www)

blomit - Blog vomit. The act and product of posting to a weblog whatever thoughts come to mind.

e.g., I'd hoped that Kyle's online journal would be insightful and intelligent, but it was really just blomit. | I don't really have any point to make in today's post, so instead I'll just blomit for a while.

submitted by Mike Garvey - (www)

blonde-day - A day when an otherwise intelligent person is tricked or does something foolish.

e.g., I fell for her scheme because I was having a blonde-day due to overwork and distractions.

submitted by Danny Middleton

blonde-lectual - What a slow blonde would say to someone calling her stupid.

e.g., Shut up, Kiri, I'm a blond-lectual. In case you dont know, that means I'm clever. So there.

submitted by charley

blonde-moment - The blank facial expression associated with having a blonde moment.

e.g., When I asked him what today's date is, he just gave me a blond-moment.

submitted by pat - (www)

blonde-out - Used when a person says or does something which gives the impression that she has the same intelligence level as a blonde cheerleader. "Blond-out" for males.

e.g., Amber had a blonde-out yesterday when she used white-out on our monitor on a spelling mistake she made in Word.

submitted by whippyX

blondefinger - The unfortunate tendency of the less-than-diligent typist to put her finger(s) on the wrong key(s).

e.g., No thanks, Gramma, I'll just fook it up. Ooops! Blondefinger. I mean, I'll just look it up.

submitted by angelinfreefall - (www)

blondefolded - State of mind in which one fails to see the obvious.

e.g., Connie was so blondefolded that she had only enough time to put her name on the test.

submitted by Amanda Beckwith

blondefounded - To be speechless due to lack of intelligence.

e.g., I was so overcome by the wit and thougtful structure of that speech I was blondefounded.

submitted by matt clarke

blondelle - An adjective describing a fine specimen of the female of the species, of particular flaxen or golden variety. Note that this characteristic is most often doled out to females not of natural blonde hair, as the bleached hair has a tendency to catch the eye and enchant the soul.

e.g., B: Wow, she was fine. A: She was a fabulous blondelle.

submitted by j. charles hay - (www)

blonding - To act incredibly stupid, as in every single blonde joke you've ever heard.

e.g., "Do you think she's an idiot?" Naah, she's just blonding."

submitted by Rainbow Woman

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.


"'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.
| 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.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

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."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

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

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.

submitted by Jeff - (www)

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."

submitted by tim dunk | Rachel

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 beans - German slang for bullets.

e.g., Praise the Lord and pass the blue beans.

submitted by [Oliver Tapanade] - (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.


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


  • 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." |

submitted by HD Fowler

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.

submitted by Chris Brown

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.

submitted by Matt Goldsmythe - (www)

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!)

submitted by Nemmers - (www)

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.

submitted by bristolz - (www)

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.

submitted by mick

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.

submitted by mick

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

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

submitted by CyberSnoop - (www)

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" 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

submitted by Blaze 7th

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

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, and - Added to the end of sentences a bit like "and that's it!" | "And you're done" -- "and you're done, easy as pie." | 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 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 Register.

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

bogwash - Hogwash. Other slang definitions for "bogwash" are far less polite than this one, coarse even. Given that "bog" is UK slang for a toilet, hearing your utterances called bogwash would be more insulting than if they were called hogwash. "Convincing evidence that all the talk about the high hospitality of the West is not "hog wash" was the large number of highway hospitality booths that greeted Denverbound Rotarians."

e.g., bogwash

submitted by HD Fowler

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 - Of the unchewable part of chicken or meat. | Or 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

bolshevik - (rhymes with BOWL-the-pick; n.) 1. The "majority" faction of the early Communist Party in Russia, as opposed to the Menshevik "minority" faction (although, as to membership and activity, both factions vied for numerical dominance and often traded the majority and minority labels (the terms "hard-line" and "tolerant" are probably more philosophically accurate)); 2. A euphemism for "bullshit" as a label for "nonsense" or "meaningless discourse." [From Russian bol'shinstvo "majority"]

e.g., "The professor didn't show up, so we all just sat there shooting the bolshevik for an hour and a half."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

bolshevik - (rhymes with BOWL-the-pick; n.) 1. The "majority" faction of the early Communist Party in Russia, as opposed to the Menshevik "minority" faction (although, as to membership and activity, both factions vied for numerical dominance and often traded the majority and minority labels (the terms "hard-line" and "tolerant" are probably more philosophically accurate)); 2. A euphemism for "bullshit" as a label for "nonsense" or "meaningless discourse." [From Russian bol'shinstvo "majority"]

e.g., "The professor didn't show up, so we all just sat there shooting the bolshevik for an hour and a half."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

bolt-hole - A secret stash of money a woman (?) keeps so she can run away from her husband if she decides to.

e.g., "Some think hiding money from your spouse is as serious a breach of trust as sexual infidelity. Others, like the lady with the tea caddy, believe having a financial bolt-hole is the secret to a happy marriage."

submitted by [bolt-hole] - (www)

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 - Something or someone is extra-cool.

e.g., Your new skateboard is the

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 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

bombsville - From the Dictionary of the Rat Pack: any kind of failure in life; see ville.


“His Blackberry ring-a-ding dings. He rolls his blue eyes. It’s another panicked call from Kevin McCarthy. Boehner is beginning to wonder if the kid just doesn’t have it, if he’s bombsville. McCarthy styled himself as one of the ‘young guns,’ along with Eric Cantor, who misfired, and Paul Ryan, who can’t pull the trigger. Now Boehner’s worried that McCarthy might be a pop gun.

“‘Kevin, did you make another mess I gotta clean up?’ the Speaker growls. ‘Stop blubbering. That’s my department. Obviously, you really stepped in it with that Benghazi crack on “Hannity.” You told Sean that I get a B-minus as speaker? I give you a D for Dumbo.’”

submitted by [Maureen Doiwd] - (www)

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

bongoleering - As a verb: to do something completely insane just for the hell of it (e.g., streaking or skydiving). As an adjective: something utterly fantastic or thrilling.

e.g., I'm in the mood for bongoleering. Watch this. | Did you go to that BonJovi concert in the Millenium Stadium? It was bongoleering.

submitted by Dave Quarrell - (www)

boni - Bone-eye. Plural form of "bonus." An exclamation of pleasure over an unexpected windfall or turn of good luck.

e.g., They sent us extra cheese bread and a fruitcake. Boni.

submitted by sdulmage

bonify - Back-formation from Latin "bona fide," in good faith. 1. To validate or authenticate. 2. To provide evidence as to the validity of. 3. To pass or make enforceable (as with a parliamentary motion, legal contract or legislative bill).

e.g., An antiques expert was called in to bonify the provenance of the Victorian chair.

submitted by Tony Le

bonivict - A person who has a good or benevolent and uplifting air after having lost; a good-sport; a good loser.

e.g., I was nervous to tell my friend that I got the part he wanted in the play, but he was such a bonivict, I had no need to worry in the first place.

submitted by Thomas Litchev - (www)

bonji - A person of Middle-Eastern descent.

e.g., 1. I spoke to a Bonji at the AOL call center today. I couldn't understand him. 2. Some Bonji cut me off on the parkway today.

submitted by Jennifer Cubakovic

bonk - A web page not displaying properly.

e.g., I gave it to the techie and now it's all gone bonk.

submitted by Marvin Smith - (www)

bonk - 1. To physically deteriorate in a sporting event to the point where you might need to quit. 2. ED: "Muscle fatigue (the "bonk" in cycling, "hitting the wall" in running) generally occurs when the body's internal carbohydrate stores are depleted and there is a shift towards fat metabolism as the prime energy source for the exercising muscle (with maximum energy output limited to approximately 50% VO2 max.)."

e.g., 1. Halfway through the triathlon I bonked. 2. "Vande Velde writes in his rider's diary at VeloNews that he has trouble staying fed and hydrated in the heat, and only realizes he's nearing the bonk when he starts getting goosebumps.

submitted by Byron

bonkbuster - Added to the OED's online version in 2002: "a type of popular novel characterised by frequent sexual encounters between the characters." Sue Limb says she came up with the word in 1988 "after a publisher asked for a 'big thick book with lots of bonking in it.'" It wasn't a huge step, she says, to go from blockbuster to bonkbuster.

e.g., So, what books have you read lately, Chris? Anything besides the latest bonkbuster?  

Kerry Katona and friends in the Return of the Bonkbuster “Oh God, oh God, you’re too sexy! I’m not sure I can make it to the bedroom,” panted Harry Levin, his tongue licking Molly’s neck like a hungry wolf. They had only just burst in through the front door and already Harry’s hand had plunged down Molly’s halter-neck to grab at her. . . .”  

Gripping stuff, but not entirely appropriate for a family newspaper. Apologies then to fans of vintage Jackie Collins and Jilly Cooper who are gagging for a time when books were filled with insatiable über-millionaires on the prowl for premier-league sex and glamorous heroines with a real thirst for power. But their prayers are about to be answered. After decades of neglect, the bonkbuster is back. It’s bye-bye Bridget Jones and the misery of single life in a bedsit, and hello the champagne lifestyle of Russian oligarchs, supermodels and WAGs, set against the international backdrop of five-star hotels, yachts and private jets. . . .

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

bonkers - A colloquial name for the area between Brooklyn and Yonkers in metropolitan New York. Also used pejoratively, as the natives are commonly perceived to be quirkily erratic in actions and mentally challenged.

e.g., Randy: So you're leaving our welcoming, clean, beautiful little town with the green, gorgeous mountain vistas to go to the crowded, dirty, cold, unfeeling, hyper-expensive, triple-taxed area of metropolitan New York. Are you going "bonkers?" Mandy: No, just to Staten Island.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

bonkersteebobcat - Seriously abnormal behavior. Sometimes spelt "Bonkers T. Bobcat."

e.g., Jack: Chris was sure in a bonkersteebobcat mood. Mac: He always is. Stay out of his way. Keep him away from your family.

submitted by a.hamill

bonkify - To bollux up something; make an error.

e.g., Jack tried to cut his own hair and bonkified it.

submitted by Lisie

bonking - A term widely used by people with juvenile diabetes (yours truly included) to describe a hypoglycemic reaction to an insulin overdose.

e.g., I was bonking so severely I couldn't even remember what day it was.

submitted by Stephen Mize

bonkyize - 1. To offer random stream of consciousness posting to a flame war. 2. To be surreal. 3. To offer pop culture reference to comments when no comment is forthcoming. 4. My feet smell.

e.g., I was getting my point across before you came in and bonkyized it with your Pee Wee Herman reference.

submitted by Dead Robot - (www)

bonnasses - Young and beautiful real-life girls (in general above the age of consent), photographed in sexy (not necessarily nude) or compromising positions.

e.g., The campus at Berkeley was brimming full with lovely bonnasses. . . . No, not really. Just kidding.

submitted by Hibernian

bonnejeur - Greeting used by peasant farmers in the southwest of England -- who have very little vocabularly and less money than sense.

e.g., Bonnejeur, Martin, how be ye diddling?

submitted by lukerplap

bonnet - Attractive women.

e.g., There was a lot of random bonnet at the party.

submitted by Leisha

bonnyclabber - Milk which has turned sour.

e.g., Who left this bonnyclabber in the frigde?

submitted by pinkgirly

bonoboism - A doctrine advocating that society should be based on the social behavior of the bonobo (pygmy chimpanzee, pan paniscus). Characterized by egalitarianism, matriarchy, relative vegetarianism, pacifism, and eating lots of fresh fruit.

e.g., The bonoboism movement will be the new social trend of the 21st Century, despite opposition from conservatives.

submitted by Gregory Zaleski

bonular - Referring to your bones

e.g., My backache is more bonular than muscular.

submitted by Jody

bonus - Means that something is exceptional or things go your way.

e.g., Bonus. I just found a quarter. OR This car runs bonus.

submitted by chippy

bonza beauty mate - Usually said as one word. It's another famous okkerism (Australian slang) meaning, "Great, mate!" Also simply means "Thank you for your kind advice and I shall follow through with your proposal."

e.g., "Boof, the esky's full o' long necks (beer). You'll have ta put them in the tub (bath)." And the reply comes, "You bonzabeautymate!"

submitted by Ants Pants - (www)

boo - To look at something or to contact someone.

e.g., Give me a boo after work and we'll decide where we're going tonight. OR Take a boo at this magazine article.

submitted by Wanda

boo - Girlfriend or female aquaintance.

e.g., Where's your boo? You're always with her.

submitted by Jason and Tanner

boob tube - A term to describe a television set, which turns viewers into boobs.

e.g., He sat for seven hours in front of the boob tube.

submitted by Jonathan

boobefunct - Screwed up so badly that only a complete boob could have done it.

e.g., We took the computer to another shop but they pronounced it boobefunct and returned it untouched.

submitted by Pittsburgh Vince

boobietube - A baby's eyewitness term for point of origin of mother's milk--nipple.

e.g., The boob tube feeds the mind, whilst the boobietube feeds the face..

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

boobtooblivion - Seriously vegetating in front of the TV.

e.g., How long has he been like that? Dunno, he must be in boobtooblivion.

submitted by Dylon Whyte

boobydooby - Completely awe-inspiring.

e.g., (Jack finds beanstalk.) Boobydooby.

submitted by Adrian

booch - 1. When taking a bath with someone else, sliding past to the other side of the tub. One who commits this act is "booching" and is called a "boocher." 2. If a sibling is snuggling with a parent, squeezing in between the sibling and the parent.

e.g., No booching, Billy.

submitted by John Upchurch

boocoodle - A lot, many, perhaps from the French, boocoo (or, perhaps from the French "beaucoup," too) Southern use.

e.g., I found a boocoodle of web dictionaries, but none listed this word.

submitted by Keith Seagle - (www)

boodge - Old station wagons, particularly Falcons, that burn almost as much oil as petrol, and smell like a worn clutch.

e.g., Oh, phew, that car in front is the biggest boodge.

submitted by nick

booed up - To indicate that you are with your girlfriend.

e.g., Ben: Wanna go to the game tonight? Dan: Nope, I'm all booed up.

submitted by Stampede22

boof - A tiny, almost imperceptible burp. A bigger burp may be referred to as a "boof galoof."

e.g., Oops! Excuse me, I boofed.

submitted by mcalmore

boof - Stupid, moronic.

e.g., Some of my co-workers are a bunch of boofs that can't do anything right.

submitted by ditnis

boof - Reference to a puff of hair in the back of the head--short for a bouffant hairstyle or partial bouffant hairstyle.

e.g., The woman I saw on the street had a boof on her head.

submitted by Jennifer

boof - To hide an object in a hard to find place. For example, a secret pocket in a jacket.

e.g., He's got five hundred bucks boofed up in his jacket. | I got my cash in the boof.

submitted by rick

boof boof - Rexdale slang, such as "bling, bling" or "bap, bap." A mentally deficient dog's "woof woof."

e.g., Your dog is boofing up a storm. What's wrong with it?

submitted by mrtac

boof nut - Substitute for "loser."

e.g., You're such a boof nut.

submitted by Julie

boofa - A loveseat. From the movie _The Family Dog_. After the family discovers that the thieves have made off with all their stuff the little girl exclaims "Da boofa, day stow da boofa," referring to the stolen sofa or loveseat.

e.g., I'll meet you at the boofa for a little lovin'!

submitted by Brian Wagner

boofaloo - A person, place, or thing which causes undue discomfort or annoyance.

e.g., I have a really bad toothache. Those boofaloos at the dentist office probed my cavity too long.

submitted by K.L. Watson

boofhead - Australian term used to decribe someone who does or says something stupid, insensitive, or inappropriate. This person is usually intellectually slower than most.

e.g., Due to his many faux pas in public, Chris was regarded as a boofhead by everyone in town.

submitted by Butterfly

boofin' - Describing a terrible smell.

e.g., Her breath was boofin'.

submitted by Samantha

boofus - Name applied to people who act or do something stupid. (Like "doofus.")

e.g., You're a boofus. How could you spend 500 bucks at a strip bar?

submitted by Lucy - (www)

boog - Street dweller, usually homeless but looking to snatch personal belongings from you.

e.g., Chris came out of the club drunk and a boog stole his cell phone.

submitted by A. Martins

boog - Affectionate name for someone always on the go or who has to be in the middle of anything going on. (Shortened form of "little booger" or "little bugger"?)

e.g., Mother talking about her mischievous son, "Have you seen my little Boog?"

submitted by Asia M. Church

boogaji - This is an extra letter of the alphabet, used when you don't know the actual spelling for something.

e.g., "How do you spell 'elephant'?" "E, L, E, boogaji. . . ."

submitted by The Weirdo

booger - Nasal mucus.

e.g., The real reason I didn't get the job was a booger hangin outta' my nose during the interview.

submitted by Garret Thomson - (www)

booger - An Australian one hundred dollar note.

e.g., You can put away those boogers, mate. It's not for sale.

submitted by Chester Cardigan

booger, boogerhead - A sarcastic yet loving term of endearment for a child. Used when a child has done something naughty but funny.

e.g., Guess what your little boogerhead did today? He cut the fur off the cat's tail!

submitted by Marta

booger-ent - (Also "bogey-ent"; n.) 1. A particular (and peculiar) method (or "art") of removing a booger from the nose: Apparently, one simply places the fingertip upon a still-gelatinous bogey until it adheres to the finger rather than the inner nostril, and is thus easily removed, simply coming free without having to be scraped along the nose tissue [yeah, I know]; 2. Someone who practices this ... odd nose-picking methodology. [A reference to an event in "Flotsam and Jetsam," Chapter 9 of _The Two Towers_ (Book II of _The Lord of the Rings_). Therein, Treebeard, the old ent, fixes his hands to the walls of Isengard, and, like the work of roots over many years, crumbles the wall and pulls it down. Orthanc is not a booger; but the comparison seemed to make sense at the time.]

e.g., So, this one guy was stopped at the light for, like, two minute. The light must've been busted, and everyone else was shouting and honking. But this guy just sat there staring at the light with his finger up his nose. Now, everybody uses intersections for nose-picking, I know, but this guy was bogey-ent zen or something.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

boogerboo - Pseudosnot, fake plastic nasal material, intended to gross unsuspecting people out.

e.g., Some people (especially younger people) seem to like to leave globs of boogerboo about to disgust other people

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

boogerhead - An extremely annoying and often pompous and deceptive fellow. (In my experience, always used mildly or jokingly.)

e.g., If you saw the way Chris treats Alex, you'd agree that he's a certified boogerhead.

submitted by Cj Critt

boogiechuck - To really move it; to do something quite rapidly. From "boogie," in the sense of "to move it, quickly."

e.g., If we're going to get there on time, we'd better boogiechuck. | If I'm going to meet the deadline, I've got to boogiechuck on the research.

submitted by lilu - (www)

boogity - Used at the green flag start of a NASCAR race signaling for the cars to accelerate to speed and the race has officially started.

e.g., Used by the commentator, Daryl Waltrip, at the green flag start, “Boogity, boogity, boogity.”

submitted by BSN LION - (www)

boogle - adjective meaning go or to go

e.g., 'lets boogle!' as in 'lets go'

submitted by evan - (www)

boogle - Meaningless small talk, often utilized when attempting to get to know a member of the opposite sex.

e.g., Did you see Tom? He was boogling with that one girl for quite some time. Let's go ahead and boogle until I have to leave.

submitted by Taylor

boogly - 1. Expletive. Used when one has come to the harsh realization, that things have not gone as planned. 2. Something that it is covered in any bodily fluid(s).

e.g., 1. Ah, boogly! 2. Don't touch it, it's boogly.

submitted by The Boogly Rooster

boogwoolie - Spoken nonsense.

e.g., Chris only talks boogwoolie. Just don't speak to him and he'll shut up eventually.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

booha-ish - Being in the state of Booha.

e.g., Such as, "Fred is being very Booha-ish today" instead of, "Fred is being very cool today."

submitted by Zach Engle

boohog - Terrifyingly, historically ugly woman; likely a heavy one as well.

e.g., Well, she might have a good personality, but she's a boohog. She can't ski either.

submitted by Perrin Davis

booj - To leave in a hurry.

e.g., This party blows. Let's booj.

submitted by bandar

booje-whack - A word generally meaning something negative.

e.g., The cops impounded your car? Oh, booje-whack.

submitted by Dot - (www)

book - To leave. (Likely in reference to the Hawaii Five-O catch-phrase, "Book 'em, Dano.")

e.g., Got class in ten -- gotta book.

submitted by iAn - (www)

book antiqua moment - The sense of horror and incredulity you get every time you try to mentally "find" a word on a page, then remember that there is no search function on books made of paper. By extension, the same sense when trying to find an object or recall something.

e.g., I'm having a book antiqua moment. I'm not sure; I just don't know. Curse. How long till Google lets me search my own thoughts and feelings?

submitted by Erasmus Thrasamund

book lag - Disruption to a person's sleeping patterns caused by being unable to put down a good book.

e.g., When I finished the book it was 3 am. The next day I had really bad book lag.

submitted by Nicholas Daley

bookalachi - Party, excitement, astounded, surprise.

e.g., Let's bookalachi!

submitted by Thomas Camp

bookkeep - (v.) 1. to keep the books, i.e., do the accounting for a company, office, firm, household, or whatever; 2. to emphasize picayune details enough to annoy the speaker. [Back-formation from "bookkeeper."] (n.) a bookkeeper.

e.g., So, you can, what, can you take shorthand? type? bookkeep? recept? What?

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

bookmarkable - If a site is worth bookmarking, it's bookmarkable.

e.g., A quick scan indicates that your site is bookmarkable. {ED. You may want to reconsider that.}

submitted by Richard - (www)

booky - Extremely nerdy and annoying. One who is extremely nerdy and annoying.

e.g., Some believe that Bill Gates is a creative genius, but I consider him to be a booky.

submitted by matt

bool - More confusing than Boolean Logic.

e.g., Math class was bool today.

submitted by Josh Priddy

boolie - A unusual look on someone's face, usually an innocent one. Sometimes the look is a permanent one. She looks a boolie means that her expression is a little strange.

e.g., She looks a boolie.

submitted by mary stone

boom - A term for dessert after you've had a big meal. You have no room left, but you've gotta go boom.

e.g., That open-face turkey sandwich was all I need, but I definitely saved room for boom.

submitted by Mark

boom in the foom - (Also "foom boom"; n.) 1. The sudden expansion of a universe in the quantum foam (into which universes expand); 2. metaphorically, any event sufficiently momentous to disrupt the normal flow of the universe. [Rhyming reduplication created to replace "Big Bang."]

e.g., The Boom in the Foom took place not quite 14 billion years ago ... which, the more we learn, doesn't really seem nearly long enough. | 9-11 was a major foom boom.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

boom-shaka-laka - Joyous celebrational phrase.

e.g., I just scored two points. Boom-shaka-laka.

submitted by jli - (www)

boomalick - An irritating and annoying person.

e.g., An older brother winds his little sister up by saying that she is in trouble with her parents. She says "No, I'm NOT . . . you BOOMALICK!"

submitted by Fay Walsh

boomba - Bubbles in tiles.

e.g., The floor was full of boomba.

submitted by Kevin 7th English

boomer - United States Navy. A submarine capable of launching nuclear missles.

e.g., The size of America's fleet of boomers has not significantly changed since the fall of the Soviet Union.

submitted by Stephen Mize

boomerang project - A project where the results come back to haunt you and will endanger your future career no matter how much time has elapsed.

e.g., Bert: It's been two years since the integration project. Why can't it just leave me alone? Ernie: Looks like you got one of those boomerang projects

submitted by Professor

boomerangers - Gen-X aged persons who return home to live with their parents after being unable to make their way in life. A super-slacker.

e.g., He got his degree and worked full-time for awhile but just decided life was easier as a boomeranger and now lives with his folks.

submitted by Stephen Mize

boomitsdabomb - For occasions when something has been completed successfully.

e.g., Boomitsdabomb, I'm finally done with this.

submitted by Carlo Mormina - (www)

boomshanker - An expression of appreciation or approval

e.g., "Boomshanker!" said Doug after witnessing the DJ's superb scratching skills.

submitted by Michael Lowry

boomstick - Term often used to describe a shotgun in first-person shooter video games.

e.g., The soldier finished off the zombie with two slugs from his boomstick.

submitted by Archveult

boon - A good thing, a blessing. Also a real word, of course.

e.g., Sometimes I find the availability of the word brainflatus to be a boon. | Taken and used the right way -- with either a grain of salt or a spoonful of sugar -- the pseudodictionary can be a boon. Otherwise, it can be a curse. I wonder which is more likely.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

boon - A good thing, a blessing. Also a real word, of course.

e.g., Sometimes I find the availability of the word brainflatus to be a boon. | Taken and used the right way -- with either a grain of salt or a spoonful of sugar -- the pseudodictionary can be a boon. Otherwise, it can be a curse. I wonder which is more likely.  

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

boonab - A completely useless object.

e.g., "What's that table mounted on springs for?" "Oh, it's just my boonab . . . I might use it for displaying jelly."

submitted by Neil - (www)

boonanimal - Unattractive animal.

e.g., That's an ugly boonanimal hangin' outta yer sleeve.

submitted by Kelly

boondoggin' - Off roadin'.

e.g., Let's take the Bronco boondoggin'.

submitted by Tyler

boondoggle - A time-wasting task that looks like work (usually while at work). E-mailing is an extremely common form of boondoggling.

e.g., I am not boondoggling, I am doing legitimate research for my project.

submitted by Catherine McCredie

booner - Australian regional (Canberra) term for Bogans/Westies. Tight black jeans, mullet hair, Bon Jovi fan.

e.g., For my first six months in Melbourne I was calling Bogans Booners.

submitted by Baggyjeans

boonie chicken - n. A theoretical creature found in parts of North America which are considered to be extremely rural. Boonie Chickens are thought to have originated as free-range chickens during late 1800s. Boonie chickens, unlike domesticated or even wild chickens, had to develop a mean streak in order to survive in the rugged untamed wilderness. Colonial creatures, they hunt in packs and, unlike conventional chickens, have sophisticated fighting methods and an uncanny knowledge of human technology (born from close ties to humanity in their origin). They are known to come in Greater and Lesser varieties.

e.g., Help, help, I'm being attacked by a boonie chicken.

submitted by Chirstyn - (www)

boonies - The boondocks, the rural areas.

e.g., Here come those hicks from the boonies.

submitted by Jim Pipkin

boonies - Formula 1 slang. Anywhere off the track but still part of the circuit: where drivers end up when they leave the track.

e.g., And that's Pedro De La Rosa in the boonies.

submitted by Adam Leslie

boonkie or boonky - The backside or rump area.

e.g., Get off your boonky and help me in the kitchen, please.

submitted by Trish

boont - Cool, awesome, great

e.g., That music they were playing was boont.

submitted by ned lidbury

boop - When a cat kisses you by nudging your nose with its own.

e.g., My cat Leroy just booped me three times.

submitted by cat o'mine

boop - Northern urbonics for poot. A polite or less vulgar fart.

e.g., I couldn't hold it anymore Momma, I had to boop. Sorry.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

boopsie - Sweet, cute, or loveable.

e.g., My little puppy is a boopsie.

submitted by Tammy

boosah - To say something is excellent or to show that you did something good yourself. Origin: Carnarvon, WA, as far as I'm aware.

e.g., 1. Wow, that ... um ... roast potato was boosah. 2. Boosah. (When you've just whipped someone in Mortal Kombat 4, usually in combination with a hand gesture of your choice.)

submitted by Stbz

booshang - Yes, that is good.

e.g., Teacher: Corbin, you got a 100 on you test. Corbin: Booshang!

submitted by Corbin Tate

booster bag - Underworld slang from 1931: "[A] booster bag is a specially designed bag that is meant to conceal stolen merchandise as it is taken out of a store."

e.g., You don't want to be caught with your booster bag filled with ill-gotten loot.

submitted by [Grant Barrett] - (www)

boot - To go fast--not carelessly, but purposefully--either on foot or in a vehicle; to hurry, to shove.

e.g., The drugstore was only open until 9:00 and it was 8:45--I'd have to boot it on my bicycle to get there before it closed.

submitted by peter

boot - A physically unattractive woman.

e.g., John's new girlfriend is a boot. If he drops her, think she'll go out with me?

submitted by Charlie

boot-'n'-toot - An adverse gastric event, as during a bout of stomach flu, in which the afflicted is simultaneously vomiting and passing gas.

e.g., I'll never eat there again. The sushi tasted fresh, but it was boot-'n'-toot all night for your long-suffering narrator.

submitted by adam thorsell

boot-leged - Kicked.

e.g., Ouch! You just boot-leged me in the shin.

submitted by Nicky Ubben

booter - one of those little traincar thingies that take you between airport terminals, best exemplified by the system at Newark International Airport.

e.g., Getting to Newark is easy -- you just take the Amtrak to the booter, and go right to your terminal. About ten people fit in each booter.

submitted by JIM

booth bait - Very attractive girls placed in corporate exhibit booths as hostesses in high tech conventions and exhibitions, hired for the occasion to lure nerds into the booth.

e.g., The Tech Con this year is replete with booth bait up and down the main exhibit aisle.

submitted by Joel Parker

bootie - messed up

e.g., Man that's bottie?

submitted by amber

bootjam - when your pants get hung up on the back of your boot or shoe

e.g., When you wear your hiking boots with those straight leg blue jeans you always have boot jam.

submitted by Karen Stern

bootleg - Not right or not true.

e.g., You can depend on just about anything Chris says being bootleg.

submitted by Dustin D.

bootlegged - Cheap, undesirable, broken, wrong, or a situation as unjust or unfair.

e.g., This cheap binder which broke so inconveniently and spread my papers all across the parking lot is a bootlegged piece of trash.

submitted by Eric S. - (www)

bootrific - Being ultra-fly on the streets.

e.g., I knew this bootrific gal who was an art major at the university.

submitted by Cris Edwards

boots - Formula 1 slang for the wheels and tyres of a racing car.

e.g., And that's Olivier Panis in to change his boots.

submitted by Adam Leslie

boots and wheels - McDonald's Chicken McNuggets, because they're shaped either like little boots or little wheels.

e.g., I'm gonna go get me some boots and wheels . . . want any?

submitted by Crowe

bootswiggles - A small, dancing waffle with a very high-pitched voice.

e.g., Hi, I'm Bootswiggles, the dancing waffle.

submitted by Gnome - (www)

bootsy - Used to describe something or someone that sucks. Can also be used as "Boots." Origin: Fresno, CA

e.g., My job's bootsy. | She was pretty boots.

submitted by JK

bootwalk - The fine art of walking around a highly populated area searching for attractive women, and then complimenting them in the following form: "Nice boots." Whether or not they are actually wearing boots is completely irrelevant.

e.g., Bert and Jeff are off on a bootwalk again.

submitted by MacClearich

booty - Not attractive, ugly.

e.g., Don't feel bad that she dumped you. She's booty, anyway.

submitted by stained_oj - (www)

booty blocker - An item of clothing (usually a long sleeve shirt or a sweater) that covers one's bottom, when you are feeling insecure about its size.

e.g., These jeans are tight in the bottom. May I borrow a sweater to use as a booty blocker?

submitted by laura smyth

bootylicious - Used to describe how very fine someone looks. Also can be used to note the extremely favorable flavor of a food item.

e.g., Did you see that girl over there by the pool?She was bootylicious. | That lobster tail was the best ever, quite bootylicious.

submitted by blm - (www)

boourns - Means that something is bad or unenjoyable.

e.g., "Boourns to that stuff"

submitted by Lyndsey - (www)

booya gran'ma - Said when you have defeated an enemy or opponent.

e.g., "I won that tennis match! Booya Gran'ma!"

submitted by Angel

booyah - "to be used after you have done something better than someone else, won a bet, or beat someone at a game."

e.g., "After you proved your friend wrong,"Oh yeah! Booyah!""

submitted by Renee

booze monster - 1. Somebody who loves to get severely drunk. 2. The dormant inner demon in us all, which when awakened causes us to drink until we pass out.

e.g., 1. Did you see that Booze Monster at the party last night? 2. I better slow down. If I have one more beer, I'm going to wake up the Booze Monster.

submitted by Matt

boozeheimer's - When a bartender doesn't know how to make the drink you requested.

e.g., The girl at Maguire's has serious boozeheimer's. I asked for a martini and she gave me a maragarita.

submitted by reese danger epstein

boozery - A place where one finds alcohol.

e.g., Does anybody fancy some wine? I'm off to the boozery.

submitted by may

boozy - A state of inebriation.

e.g., Why so boozy you?

submitted by Michelle

bopaworts - If you're not going frontaworts, you're going bopaworts. Backwards.

e.g., Look, Mom, that train is moving bopaworts.

submitted by chrisbarefootdolly

bopbar - Popsicles, icepops .

e.g., I need to get some bopbars at the store.

submitted by Beth Parish

bopeep - 1. To emasculate, to humiliate, to teach one a lesson -- publicly. 2. To change without permission a message board member's avatar, whether the member will care for the result or not. The unabridged version follows.

From a September, 2003, dispute between a Forum Administrator (StoneyJ) and board member (Tony). StoneyJ (a former USAF Major) threw down the gauntlet forcefully in a private e-mail when he threatened Tony (a former Marine, either noncom or enlisted) not to reveal the e-mail publicly: "Now back off, or I'll burn your account, ban your IP and change your avatar to little bo peep." Needless to say, the gyrene took up the challenge, and posted the e-mail. The Admin did what he said he'd do -- what choice did he have? This is what happens when you leave no room for negotiation -- especially when a man's reputation as a standup guy is at stake. This is the equivalent of the double-dog-dare (or whatever's higher up in the escalation chain) of childhood.

May 6, 2004 update: Belatedly obtained permission to use TBone's screen name. Thanks, TBone.

3. To change without permission a forum member's avatar, whether the member will care for the result or not. [From a September, 2003, dispute between the admin and the forum member on another site. The admin (a former USAF Major) threw down the gauntlet forcefully in a private e-mail when he threatened the forum member (a former Marine, either noncom or enlisted) not to reveal the e-mail publicly: "Now back off, or I'll burn your account, ban your IP and change your avatar to little bo peep." Needless to say, the gyrene took up the gauntlet, and posted the e-mail. The admin did what he said he'd do -- what choice did he have? This is what happens when you leave no room for negotiation -- especially when a man's reputation as a standup guy is at stake. This is the equivalent of the double-dog-dare (or whatever's higher up in the escalation chain) of childhood.]

4. Update. Part 2 of this entry appeared when the word was added. It was later "made invisible," but has now been restored after the forum member requested that his forum screenname be removed. That has now been done. Neither the forum member nor the admin was involved with the entry, but they were acknowledged by screenname by the submitter in the "submitted by" field. The forum member was banned from the other forum at the time of the submittal and could not be contacted to see if the submittal was OK with him. Turns out it was not. (The reference to his being a standup guy was not visible recently; however, he may not have wanted it up, anyway.) Both submitters' previous screennames have also been replaced with pseudonyms. [And now, with the "invisibled" being made visible again, so will the screennames.]

5. Note: Although the forum member's screenname, at his request, has been removed from this entry, the incident reported happened exactly as reported. It happened online in a forum, online for one reason and one reason only: The forum member posted the private e-mail(s) and made the dispute public -- in a brand new thread he started. That was checked before the word and associated story were accepted from the original submitter. He (she?) was a visitor to that site who saw the exchanges, thought it was funny, and saw an opportunity to create a couple of words. The link to that thread no longer works.

However, there's another brand new thread at the site, also started by the forum member. One wonders why he persists in drawing attention to his predicament. Would anyone he exchanges postings with be aware of this site except for him?

e.g., 1. "StoneyJ, don't threaten the man that way. If you do, he'll put it on every forum he can find. I'd bet my wings on it. Gyrenes don't back down." . . . "Tony, if you post the Admin's e-mail, he's gonna bopeep you. He said he would and he'll do it. Wait and see. . . . Aaah, Tony. I told ya' so. Now what? Tony? Tony, are you there? Rats. Tony's gone."

2. Hey, Marines, did you see where StoneyJ bopeeped Tony? That was unprofessional. A zoomie's got no business doing that to a jarhead. If something needs to be done to keep one of our guys in line, we can do it ourselves. No, I don't see what Tony did that was so bad.

3. Don't threaten me, Dave. I'll do worse than bopeep you if you do.

4. The lesson to be learned: It's the internet, people. It's public. Do not use your real name or your real e-mail address online . . . anywhere. If you think your screenname uniquely identifies you or is sacrosanct, you are mistaken. Anyone, anywhere, any time can use the same screenname and make herself appear to be you. Your only recourse will be to start using a new screenname for yourself. That's what you will probably want to do if your screenname starts showing up at unsavory sites. If you threaten me, that is likely to happen. The screenname may also be associated with an ugly picture. Being bopeeped will look like child's play in comparison.

5. To emphasize point 3 in this example, that is not my picture in my forum profile. But it works pretty well for the schoolmarmish look I wanted. I could put up any picture I want to there.

6. After leaving this entry up like this for a while, parts 4, 5, and 6 of the description and the example will once again be made invisible. . . . Otherwise, Paul or Garret may bopeep me.

7. And now that Paul and Garret are out of the picture, all of the content is being made visible -- for anyone who happens across it. Tempests in teapots are too much fun for them to be lost to posterity.

submitted by HD Fowler

boppa - A person who hangs around you because of your status or worth, trying to get something out of it. Can be either male or female.

e.g., Those who make up a celebrity's entourage are often boppas just trying to get in on the limelight.

submitted by Za'ryah Johnson

boppazeener - Instead of "thingamajig."

e.g., I'm looking for the boppazeener that charges up my cell phone.

submitted by Jeni

boppin - As in R&R music. The dance created by Gene Vincent: "Do the bop" "Be-Bop-A Lula." The word "bop" referred to a dance in the 1950s.

e.g., Let's go out and do some boppin tonight. All the cats will be there. We'll bop until the sun comes up and sleep 'til noon.

submitted by Bill (Boppin) Duvall

bops - To take a short journey

e.g., I'll bops down to your house for a beer.

submitted by Joe

borality - The ethical conduct between bores

e.g., When Max recounted two consecutive fishing trips I think I spoke for all when I reminded him of the borality of the situation.

submitted by Miguel Esteves Cardoso - (www)

borange - The color between brown and orange. It rhymes with orange.

e.g., She was wearing a borange shirt as she walked into the concert.

submitted by Eric Mortinson - (www)

borax - Congratulations. The "o" must be emphasized and dragged out.

e.g., You scored with that hot chick from math class? Booo-rax.

submitted by Aldous

borborygmiphobia - Fear that your stomach will start rumbling in public places. | Fear of ( "the rumbling sound produced by the movement of gas through the intestines of animals or humans. The word borborygmus is an onomatopoeia for this rumbling." Borborygmaphobia, borborygmyphobia.  
Maybe one of these days I'll get around to completing The Canonical List Of Phobias. As it is, it comes nowhere near living up to the name I gave it.

e.g., My borborygmiphobia peaks when I'm on an airplane. It's worse than it used to be. When they still served meals on airline flights the borborygmi wasn't quite as frequent or as loud. | My borborygmiphobia is at its worst when I'm in church -- especially when I'm attending a funeral.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

bore hunting - Indicates being bored with current task and, as no interesting work is available, I must seek another boring task just to break the monotony.

e.g., I've been sweeping for hours. I'm going bore hunting -- maybe they need someone to wipe down the walls.

submitted by Clayton

boread - Boread or big forehead is a type of head shape that is common in men passing the hair related "purple patch." A boread can also be found on people that have unnaturally large foreheads.

e.g., The first thing anyone notices about Chris is his enormous boread.

submitted by Hank

boreant - (n.) The "far north" (on analogy with "Orient" and "Occident"). (Adj.) "Boreantal." (from Boreas, Greek god of the north wind).

e.g., Nunavut and Lappland are paradigmatic Boreantal locales.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

bored game - Board games that are frequently overplayed, thus making the players bored.

e.g., We've played Yahtzee 21 times in a row . . . it's now officially a bored game.

submitted by Tara DellaFranzia - (www)

boredasaurus - For the feeling of boredom, depression, and restlessness usually associated with lonely adolescent nights.

e.g., "How ya doin'?" "Boredasaurus."

submitted by dizzev

boredcast - A (usually work) video broadcast in which the CEO of the company attempts to motivate the workforce but goes on for so long that it leads to general hypnotising and napping in the audience.

e.g., A: Are you going to the JGP global boredcast today? R: Yeah, I need a good snooze.

submitted by Pilau

borededed - A ytpo when your stupid computer freezes and it typed the ending twice and it becomes a habit of saying it.

e.g., K: I'm tired. P: I'm borededed.

submitted by Paii

borederist - Most bored.

e.g., I am the borederist person in this whole school, and I have no doubt that it's because I'm smarter than anyone else. Or stupider. I can't decide which.

submitted by Currin

boregasm - A sudden eruption of (hyper)activity after an amount of time sitting around doing nothing, being bored. Often accompanied by yelling and screaming.

e.g., If I have to sit here much longer, I'm going to have a boregasm.

submitted by kev.the.ape - (www)

borejoysy - If you are a spoil-sport, you are borejoysy.

e.g., I don't want to go to the barn dance, I'm feeling rather borejoysy.

submitted by George

boretigo - A profound and nauseating state of boredom.

e.g., I was getting boretigo halfway through that long lecture.

submitted by Leslie Shaffer

borg - To completely absorb another person's music or film collection by ripping it directly to your computer. Taken from the Star Trek fictional race "The Borg," a species of man/machine hybrids who mechanically assimilate other species into their collective.

e.g., While Sean was out of town I borged his entire CD collection.

submitted by Easter Bradford

borgalicious - Good, attractive. Star Trek Voyager's 7 of 9.

e.g., 7 of 9 is one borgalicious-looking woman.

submitted by Gary Burk

borgamy - A polyamourous family, a group marriage. From the Borg of Star Trek, who assimilate everyone. (orig. IRC family)

e.g., "Did she get a new partner?" "Yeah, they added to the borgamy"

submitted by Eleri

borged - Gaining weight, or a fat guy.

e.g., I borged those cheese fries at lunch. OR Look at that borg going back to the buffet for the fourth time.

submitted by mark - (www)

bork - to bork: To attack shamelessly, with no regard for the truth. Character assassination, smear tactics, and dirty tricks.

Fowler's psuedo-history | commentary The word came into existence after the Democrat-controlled United States Senate voted not to confirm Robert Bork's nomination (by President Ronald Reagan) for the Supreme Court. Bork held what until then had been considered good credentials. So why wasn't his nomination confirmed?

It was certainly not because he lacked the ability, the intellect, or the qualifications. What he lacked was likeability and a liberal bent. Bork was rejected by US Senate Democrats for his conservative ideology, his judicial philosophy.

With Bork out of the picture, President Reagan went for a nominee who could easily get Democrat votes for confirmation: Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy has become the swing vote on decision after decision. President Reagan's most egregious and far-reaching mistake. Far, far worse than anything to do with Iran-Contra. Americans will feel the negative effects of Kennedy's presence on the Supreme Court for generations.

Democrats during the 1980s had come to the conclusion that they would never succeed in getting laws passed that would advance their liberal agenda. Their solution (Thought up by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Tribe and his minions?): Use whatever means necessary to stack the United States judicial system with liberal, activist judges, judges willing to "make new law" through their "interpretations" of the laws on the books. In order for their plan to succeed, it was necessary to hold up judicial appointments as long as possible in the hopes that a Democrat would soon be returned to the Presidency -- while concurrently claiming that they were trying to keep a Republican President from stacking the court with radical conservatives so far out of the mainstream as to be a threat to the nation's very existence.

The ploy remains in use today as many of President George W. Bush's judicial nominations languish in painless filibusters-that-are-not-filibusters. God forbid that the nominees actually get to the Senate floor for a vote -- most would be confirmed.

If you're a liberal Democrat, you may choose to believe that today's Democrats are just doing to President Bush what yesterday's Republicans did to President Clinton.

A possible result: We have virtually no "criminals" in the United States today -- just misunderstood, downtrodden members of society -- people who committed their crimes because "society made them do it."

For other views regarding Bork.

e.g., Judicial nominee after judicial nominee gets borked by the Senate Democrats.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

bork - To use a toilet plunger. Originating from the sound made when one uses a toilet plunger.

e.g., My little sister flushed her teddy bear down the toilet and I had to spend an hour borking to unclog it.

submitted by Supa3

borked - Broken, defunct, not working, screwed, dysfunctional, buggered, shafted, nackered, duff.

e.g., Unf, my Windows machine is borked. It bluescreens immediately on boot.

submitted by blueshift - (www)

borken - For code that is so buggy that even the error messages are failing. From an apocryphal story about a misspelled user alert window which read, "'User should not get here, this code is borken." Bjorken.

e.g., Quality Assurance to programmer: "Your new code isn't just failing in a few places -- this time it's completely borken."

submitted by Jeff Jahr

borken - Broken, busted.

e.g., I don't hear a dial tone. I think the phone's borken.

submitted by acidspork

borlacci - Australian white boy who loves himself, wears his headwear backwards, and dresses himself in DADA or homie brands because he thinks it makes him look cool. Also known to pretend to take speed. (He's not pretending.)

e.g., Isn't Chris the most extreme borlacci?

submitted by matt mckee

bornography - Excessively graphic photos or videos of giving birthing.

e.g., I was anxious to see the new baby, but knowing Chris's obsession with his video camera, I was afraid of being subjected to a lot of bornography when I came to visit.

submitted by Peter Gaffney

borometer - The person whose job it is to decide when an Oscar winner has talked long enough and is boring the audience. Usually signals wrap-it-up music. May be applied to other situations in which a host feels obligated to keep things flowing. Not to be confused with "barometer," the weather instrument.

e.g., Now she's thanking her stylist. Why doesn't the borometer step in and make her shut up already?

submitted by Tom

boron - A annoying person who is boring and talented at being a moron.

e.g., Phil's a boron--he really bothers me. Think he took lessons?

submitted by Lyphen

borrigiball - A game that involves two small soccer nets, a bone shaped tennis ball thingie--the borrigiball, and two players. Played on a court about 15 meters long with the nets at either end and about five meters wide. Guard your net, so that the other person doesn't score. You score by getting the "borrigiball" in the net (five points) or catching the opposition's "borrigiball" on the full (one points) or after one bounce (one point). The game is over once one's score has reached 37. all credit goes to marcus cheunga and his housemates for inventing the game.

e.g., Are you coming over my place on the weekend for the borrigiball tournament?

submitted by erin on behalf of markus

borrow - Sometimes used instead of the word "lend" by people not aware of their mistake.

e.g., Could you borrow me five bucks until Friday?

submitted by timon

borry war - Food fight with projectiles such as rotten perishables, packed lunches, dairy products, and the like.

e.g., We had a borry war during lunch yesterday.

submitted by Meathead

borscht - Nothing.

e.g., You have an 8 high, Chris. You got borscht.

submitted by david sandler

bosch - Excellent, cool, fly.

e.g., That new Diesel Boy album is full-on bosch.

submitted by Owe - (www)

bose-effect - Something that is actually awful and of very low quality, but because of extensive marketing stating the opposite, is perceived to be of high quality, or "the best."

e.g., Mercedes-Benz is still able to sell cars despite their declining quality control because of the bose-effect.

submitted by Geskalney

bosh - Awesome or great.

e.g., That dress looks bosh.

submitted by Michelle Kent

bosom booty - Baby's softly shod footsie is drawn up to its chest -- for closer examination and playing with and possibly chewing on.

e.g., My bosom booty is my buddy. I have two of them. Now I can count, one, two. Do you think I could be a mathematician, please?

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

boss - A term used to describe something that is really cool. Sweet.

e.g., You're going to the concert? That's super boss.

submitted by Miggs - (www)

bosscary - Something so boss (brilliant, great, fantastic) that it is scary. Or your level of excitement from said something actually scares you.

e.g., Oh, my! Is that Kylie? Oh, this is too bosscary, uhuhuhuhuh!

submitted by Sheryl

bossess - A female boss. {ED. Won't bother with the sic notation in the example, taken from a comment at the linked site.}

e.g., Looking at all these comments it confirms what I already know. Racism is EVERYWHERE in this country. Please try to understand how our people feel. Because of a racist bossess I have been forced to be on disability and have not worked for five years. People are especially racist against our president who people think everything his fault because he is African American. This is why we need to pass the Reparations Bill 464 for $9000.00 per African American per a year. The wounds of slavery reach into this generation. FACT. It is only fair and would help with white guilt. We all NEED this to make things better before the knockout game comes to YOUR area or neighborhood. People who disagree need to look really hard at themselves for racist motives!!!!

submitted by [Dead Himmler] - (www)

bosshole - Immediate supervisor that everyone hates.

e.g., The bosshole made me work all night on this project.

submitted by Paul

bossman - Boss, head honcho, the person in charge. Nota bene: The bossman can just as well be a woman as a man.

e.g., Any copyright holder who objects to the use of her material should send an e-mail to my the bossman, H.D. Fowler.

submitted by HD Fowler

bossong - Small town guy who moves to the big city, marries above the perfect girl, and has a perfect life without ever trying

e.g., After college he bossonged and no one has heard from him since.

submitted by minor

bostin - Expression of pleasure, at something that you have looked forward to and when you have it, it has exceeded expectation.

e.g., That is a bostin pint of beer! one that has been looked forwards to at the end of a long hard hot day. It is in common use in the Black Country (industrial heart of the Midlands in the UK)

submitted by simon lambeth

bostin' - Better than excellent. No relationship to Boston, but pronounced the same way. Nothin' bostin in Boston.

e.g., Jon's imperial blue 1800cc XR2 conversion was bostin'. It blew everyone away.

submitted by Matthew Goldsmythe - (www)

boston marriage - Wikipedia: "'Boston marriage' as a term is said to have been in use in New England in the decades spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries to describe two women living together, independent of financial support from a man."

e.g., She said before her husband died that she'd never get married again. Do you think she's a candidate for a Boston marriage? | Her daughter lives with another woman, but I doubt that it's a Boston marriage.

submitted by s

boston rain - Really heavy, pouring rain. I'm talking rain so heavy you have to swim through it, and streets turning into raging rivers.

e.g., I got caught in that boston rain last night; think I've got pneumonia now.

submitted by Lisa Cirèlle Hansson - (www)

boswelox - Fictional creation of L'oreal skin care division. Anagram of "ox bowels" and also used as a substitute for "bollocks."

e.g., I'm not going to listen to your boswelox anymore.

submitted by Bob

bot - To borrow, but with no real intention of returning (Australian).

e.g., I'm all out of smokes. Can I bot a ciggy off you?

submitted by Joan McGalliard - (www)

botch - A complete and total failure, usually leading to undesired results. The epitome of screwups.

e.g., Don't botch the moonshine like you did last time - remember? When you poisoned half the town?

submitted by myrad_dragon

botch - The loser skater-punks and other miscellaneous idiots that hang around dead malls, talking about girls they can never get, wallowing in their own crapulence and mediocrity. A testament to being a poser. A close cousin to the wagga.

e.g., I was at Fairview Mall, and these botches were hanging around the arcade pretending to be cool -- with their pants hanging down low and falling off their skateboards. Yeah, real cool.

submitted by Corey + Various others

botch a roll - From dice gaming, when rolling a zero results in a "botch"; i.e; if the character was trying to see how badly his sword strike wounded his opponent, a botch would mean that he had it bounce off and wound himself in the leg. Used to indicate a complete and total failure of an attempted action mundanely.

e.g., (Watching a dog chase his tail, catch it, and then attempt to walk away with it) "Botched that walking roll, didn't ya, Fido?"

submitted by Alexandra Lynch

botched - Screwed it up, messed it up.

e.g., You really botched that one.

submitted by dixie

botha - Shortened and condensed form of "Both of these nuts" Usually used to answer a stupid or rhetorical question. Used to set up the person for the punchline.

e.g., Who was that on the phone? Botha. Botha? Botha dees nuts.

submitted by Kairow

botheration - (int) Used to express anger, annoyance, irritation, contempt, or disappointment. (Standard usage.)

e.g., Oh, botheration! Why me!

submitted by Rose

bottology - Endless|needles repetition. Real word.

e.g., "I'm a bit of a dufus when it comes to programming, and I can't be asked to trawl through 16 pages of bottology."

submitted by HD Fowler

bottomless - Prolonged stay at a restaurant during which you take advantage of free drink refills.

e.g., It's hot and I'm really thirsty. Let's for a bottomless at Burger King.

submitted by lee

bottomout - Bad potholes on the freeyway and roads.

e.g., I hit a bottomout on the freeyway and blew a tire.

submitted by Barb Flinchpaugh

bottoms - The last swig of beer from a bottle, usually foul tasting.

e.g., Ya, I'm done my beer. There's only bottoms left.

submitted by T_Dot

bouch - bouch: a cross between a bed and a couch bouch(er): a person who frequents the bouch often

e.g., You should have seen me laying on that bouch. I'm such a boucher.

submitted by Justin Hane

boudicate - (BOO-dih-kate; v.) 1. To rise up against a plainly unjust ruler out of a sense of personal outrage (something like the really angry antonym of abdicate); 2. To accept the character and actions of historical figures based for the most part upon evidence supplied by their enemies. (BOO-dih-kut; adj.) 3. Of or pertaining to either (a) an uprising against evil authority based upon personal outrage, or (b) a biased reputation based upon the evidence of the reputee's enemies. [From Boudica, the Icini Queen (in Briton) who warred against the Romans out of outrage for the Roman theft of her estates and rape of her daughters.]

e.g., Often, especially in the movies, political, and even moral, outrage turns out to be an insufficient impetus for the protagonist to continue the good fight; but if the bad guys make the mistake of attacking the hero's family or friends, the protagonist rallies and goes forth to boudicate. | Do not uncritically place your trust in the boudicate reports of someone's opponents.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

bouge - To visibly increase in volume or mass.

e.g., I ate so much squeeze cheese, my stomach has started to bouge.

submitted by Rob - (www)

boughten - Something that was bought (i.e., past tense of bought).

e.g., That item was boughten for you to use now> | Having boughten it, you don't have to buy it again.

submitted by Craig

boughten - Used in parts of the United States (the South?) as the past tense of "bought." I've heard it used by my in-laws, who hail from Texas -- South Texas, I think.  

Haven't checked, but I suspect this form has its roots in certain regions of Great Britain. The example is taken from the linked website. Reproduced verbatim. Since this form is already in the pd twice, the three entries may be combined into one.

e.g., I'm on withdrawal from X-2 which I rented and I haven't boughten it yet because my mom says I might get it for Christmas.

submitted by [thepenguin] - (www)

boughten - It can mean bought at the store (as opposed to made at home); it can also be the past participle of "buy."

e.g., I would have boughten a new shirt at the general store, but boughten shirts cost more than those made at home.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

boughtn, boughten - Alternative past tense of "buy."

e.g., I haven't boughtn a hard drive yet.

submitted by Ross Pitman

boughton - To buy something.

e.g., I have already boughton that.

submitted by ellen

bougie - French for "candle." Can be used for most words. A substitution for "thing." Good for semi-bilingual people.

e.g., Where'd I put the bougie?

submitted by martha lonfield

boujean armada - The term for anyone so mod or hip that she's almost a parody of herself. From "bourgeois," and the fact that there are so many bourgeois. Enough to form an armada.

e.g., Ed: He acted like I didn't even exist. Ted: What do you expect from someone in the Boojean Armada?

submitted by Zak and Kaman

bounce - said after a person has decided to leave

e.g., let's bounce

submitted by Becky Orwig

bouncebackability - The ability to bounce back. To gain success after a failure, or to turn around a seemingly hopeless situation, usually due to a strong fighting spirit.

e.g., The soccer team showed great bouncebackability by scoring 4 times in the second half to win the match, after trailing 3 goals to nil at halftime.

submitted by S Wood

bound - Sad or a rude comment.

e.g., I found her calling me idiotic was bound.

submitted by Trixxie - (www)

bourash - Another word for underarm rash.

e.g., Man the bourash is killing me at the moment.

submitted by Hohmuddrah

bourgeoisify - To turn into a member of the bourgeoisie.

e.g., The proper education bourgeoisifies people because it ensures the betterment of one's life, connoting our gradual transformation into the new generation of the bourgeoisie.

submitted by Lynn - (www)

boutsta - About to. A more abbreviated, gangster style.

e.g., I'm boutsta get that chick's number. You want it, too?

submitted by alex

bouvilexia - The uncontrollable urge, when riding in a car, to roll down the window and yell "moo" to any cows you see.

e.g., As we drove along the countryside, my father got a severe case of bouvilexia while driving and almost hit a tree.

submitted by cardboard_tony

bov - A mild oath, especially referring to anything tedious or boring. Originally anything bovine in nature.

e.g., "The Bov Room"--unofficial name of the band practice room at Orem High School in Orem, Utah.

submitted by Edward Tivursky IV

bovertime - Working until the cows come home.

e.g., Nix on clubbing tonight; I'm putting in a little bovertime.

submitted by rick slick

bovilacts - Milk. Short for "bovine lactations." Yes, it's stupid, but I use it, so I think it's a word. (ED. It's for sure a word now -- well, a pseudo-word. Sorry you had to wait so long to get your name up in lights, Sandy, but we just regained access to the back-end to process entries yesterday. Please visit again with more neologisms.)

e.g., Hey ho! I'm off out for a pint of bovilacts for my tea.

submitted by Sandy - (www)

bovilism - The inexplicable urge to say "moo" when you see a cow.

e.g., As they drove past the pasture, the kids succumbed to bovilism and moo'd at the cows they saw.

submitted by Montika

bovine scatology - A polite way of saying that something or someone if full of crap, made famous by General Norman Schwarzkopf during the Gulf War in reference to a reporter's typically wrong assumptions.

e.g., Anyone that thinks Saddam would voluntarily leave Kuwait without military force practices bovine scatology.

submitted by Rossy

boviscopophobia - A morbid fear of being seen as bovine. From David Foster Wallace's "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again."

e.g., It was the boviscopophobia that kept him away from Disney World.

submitted by philipo

bovlexia - The uncontrolable urge too moo whenever you see a cow.

e.g., When we driving past a farm, Evan always moos. We're pretty sure he has bovlexia.

submitted by evan

bovoclast - One who is willing to shatter sacred cows. More at "iconoclast."

e.g., We've always done it that way. Why does that stupid bovoclast think we need to change it?

submitted by Jo-Ra

bovus - A counterfeit cow, of or pertaining to a counterfeit cow.

e.g., This milk ain't right, I think it's bovus.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

bow-up - To rise to the task at hand,

e.g., You better bow-up if yer gonna get that job done.

submitted by ben soto

bowden - N. A sinecure granted for reasons only apparent to those in authority. V. To receive special but undeserved benefits from an employer. Etymology: From a mediocre broadcaster on a major Australian network, whose work in the 1970s allows him continuous but baffling broadcasting and book publication rights.

e.g., Practically the whole office cried when the boss selected Tim to receive the bowden relative to Denise.

submitted by Michelle Patterson

bowdle - Nonsensical. Nonsense.

e.g., 1. Sometimes there are really bowdle moments in Spike Jonze movies. 2. Your speech was full of bowdle.

submitted by Dot - (www)

bowed up - To have a muscular physique. Synonym: ripped up.

e.g., Sandy: Has your man been working out lately? Mandy: Don't play. He bowed up like Arnold.

submitted by Matt Zylicz

bowerbird - "A person who collects an astonishing array of -- sometimes useless -– objects."

e.g., Adam Jacot de Boinod, hunter of perfect and obscure bon mots, is a true linguistic bowerbird (a person who collects an astonishing array of –sometimes useless – objects). He trawled the languages of the world for exotic specimens in his bestselling books The Wonder of Whiffing, TheMeaning of Tingo and hit follow-up Toujours Tingo. | To look at my attic, garage, and office, you might think I'm becoming a bowerbird in my dotage.

submitted by [Adam Jacot de Boinod] - (www)

bowerbirditis - The habit of collecting gaudy or showy items, or the acting, or dressing in a showy or exhibitionist manner.

e.g., That woman must have bowerbirditis, which explains her collection of weird men, her showy exhibitionist clothes, and her gaudy jewelry.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

bowfectosity - A state of anger.

e.g., Cheddar Bob was in a complete bowfectosity when he found out his last candy bar had been eaten.

submitted by Yana and Spidersam

bowl - Brittish slang -- to puke. | Term of venery for a group of munchkins.

e.g., I drank twenty-three glasses of Scotch at the bar last night and ended up bowling in the men's room. | This bowl of munchkins isn't big enough. We need about 17 more for the concert.

submitted by jonmichael vermunt | HD Fowler

bowled - To be severely inconvenienced by the failure of circumstances entirely beyond one's control, but not entirely unexpectedly.

e.g., True to form, when payment for his ticket was first requested, Bill's retort was "Sorry old chap, you're bowled; I've already paid, and you're just a bloody old fool!"

submitted by Pete Spooner

bowler - Army mess-hall expression for a soldier who gets milk from the dispenser in a bowl and gets twice as much as in a cup.

e.g., The private was the only bowler in the mess-hall at first, but soon the sergeants and officers followed suit.

submitted by Steve McDonald

bows - Short for elbows.

e.g., Wash those bows, Chris.

submitted by cuppa - (www)

bowser - A person (A) who, while talking to someone (B) on the phone, is actually just using person (B) to carry on a conversation with person (C) who is with (B).

e.g., A is the bowser in the following telephone conversation: (A) to (B): "Oh, is (C) there?, tell him I'm free tomorrow." (C) to (B): "Ask (A) what time he's free." (A) to (B): "Tell (C) after 5, but before 8."

submitted by Hsing-Hua Chu

bowsprout - Anything immediately unidentifiable that projects forward from the front of a boat.

e.g., I thought the galleon had an ornate figurehead, but it was just another bowsprout.

submitted by Alien Burrito

box - An electronic device used to control another device. Usually named after a color. The color represents the color of the first box made, or the first one that someone was caught with. Usually fraudulent.

e.g., "I have one of those illegal red boxes that allows me to make 'free' calls from a pay phone." "My mother has a black box attached to her cable television which allows her to get channels illegally--without paying." "Do you know that a blue box could control the entire public switched telephone network?"

submitted by Mike

box cheese - Cheese that has dripped off the pizza into the box it arrived in, hardened, and remains stuck there. Immortalized one particularly altered college evening by Mr. Mike Greene.

e.g., Mike runs into the room, interrupting an impromptu munchie fest, the empty pizza box on the floor. Empty but for the "BOX CHEESE," Mike yells, diving for the box with a plastic fork.

submitted by Geo - (www)

box junction - British. "A road junction having yellow cross-hatching painted on the road surface. Vehicles may only enter the hatched area when their exit is clear."

e.g., "It's quite a big call," said one. "You have to know where you are going before you drive into a box junction."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

box of clues - This is a term used for someone is utterly clueless about a process or procedure. (ED. Buy a clue, too.)

e.g., That salesman doesn't understand how we process orders -- give him a box of clues.

submitted by Jeff Denton

box of q-tips - A car filled with white-haired geezers.

e.g., This box of Q-tips has slowed down to 20, apparently to read the stop sign.

submitted by Dr. Science

box-sit - To check one's e-mail every few minutes.

e.g., Since Jason gave out his e-mail address, he's been box-sitting every night 'til midnight.

submitted by Dot - (www)

boxen - An imaginary world (called a "subcreation" by Tolkien), usually designed for a fantasy or science fiction piece.

e.g., Fantasy literature has woven a rich tapestry of boxens: Middle-Earth, Narnia, Earthsea, the Half Continent, Oz, Frell, etc.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

boxing - Using an electronic device to control another electronic device. Usualy fraudulent.

e.g., The cable company busted Chris for black boxing.

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boy band - Any one of a plethora of generic "music groups" made up of cute little boys who can at least dance along to poppy electronic (so-called) music. Engineered by fat record company executives and marketed to pre-teen girls.

e.g., Menudo was one of the first boy bands. Now there's so many I can't even begin to comprehend the full extent of the horror.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

boy look - The way a boy looks for lost items ineffectively (opposite of girl look).

e.g., Jack: I've been searching for my keys for an hour--where have you put them? Jill: You must have been having a boy look--they're right there on the coffee table in front of you.

submitted by Purple Martin

boy scout water - Lighter fluid. You'd imagine that boy scouts would start their campfires with flint, a magnifying glass or the like. Not unless it's to earn a merit badge, I'm afraid.

e.g., A little more boy scout water will fix what ails that fire.

submitted by Todd M. Bass

boy-clean - A level of cleanliness that is not quite clean, but shows at least a modest attempt to remove dust, dirt, and hair. Not girl-clean, which is just plain clean.

e.g., I love my boyfriend's apartment -- but he only keeps it boy-clean, so I can't walk around barefoot in it.

submitted by Garret Thomson - (www)

boyed up - To make something (especially a tart box) look even tackier than usual in pursuit of transient performance benefits. Boyed up cars (usually Vauxhall Corsi in the UK) are used to cruise slowly down the high street of towns in the UK. Sound track usually provided by ridiculously large stereo playing something loud and thumpy. Typical boying up ploys include: fat exhaust pipe (limiting performance to less than 50 mph), go-faster stripes, whale tail wings for extra down force at speed in excess of Vauxhall Corsa capabilities, fluffy dice, resprays.

e.g., Darren had boyed up his mum's Corsa for the night by sticking bin liners over the inside windows, giving the effect of smoked glass. Unfortunately, it also caused him to back into a lamp post. | alz: "It’s no GTI or R32 (R36 MKV out soon!), but it will [crap] all over those ‘boyed up’ Saxos, Corsas, Novas, fiestas, Polos. . . .

submitted by Bent Udder - (www)

boyfriend - The clingy, unattractive, and annoying guy friend that you inexpicably are forced to spend exorbitant amounts of time with (usually alone). If you weren't single, you would spend this time with your real significant other. But you are single, so you don't want to be rude, and you don't really have an excuse to not hang out with him. You scramble for excuses to not see him but never seem to be able to come up with anything believable, so you give in and let him come over to watch a movie. | The odd, unattractive, out of place strange male you spot with your girlfriend, then playfully confront her to admit she is dating him.

e.g., Can you please come over on Saturday? My boyfriend is coming and I will pull my hair out if I have to spend more than five minutes alone with him. | Is Chris the one with the eyepatch and the hump on his back? That's your boyfriend?

submitted by jennifer

boyfriendproof - A girl who because of having too high an opinion of herself, or because of being too asocial, or because of her religious beliefs rejects all boys interested in her.

e.g., She isn't a lesbian or anything like that. She's just boyfriendproof.

submitted by azz

boygirl - Pertaining to stereotypically ideal heterosexual relationships between young people.

e.g., Dawson's Creek is just another boygirl show.

submitted by Eq Tetrachloride - (www)

boyjewelry - Fancy new gadgetry which men use to accessorize, e.g., bluetooth earpieces, Treo's. . . .

e.g., In the morning I shave and put on my boyjewelry before heading into the office.

submitted by eric & becky

boyjois - A boyjois is someone who manipulates a situation for her own personal gain at someone else's expense, be it to show off, fit in, or just to show she can. A boyjois would hang around with your ex-boyfriend of five years more than she would you just to show she can. A boyjois would lie about cinema times just so everyone would go at the time which best fits around her life. A boyjois would say you had to leave a situation just because she wasn't having a good time or getting any action. A boyjois would start telling someone something that you told her -- while you're there and still make out like it was her story or piece of information.

e.g., Chris is being a boyjois. Hide your dotters.

submitted by Martin Alvey - (www)

boyschool block - Affliction which affects pupils and ex-pupils of all-boys schools. Usually manifests itself in an inability to communicate with or relate to women of a similar age group.

e.g., Jack had a crush on Susie, but boyschool block prevented him from talking to her.

submitted by Adam Leslie

boz - A zit so big it should have a name -- Boz (Big 'ol zit).

e.g., "I gotta major Boz, so I'm not leaving the house tonight." "You may need to hole up for a week, Chris."

submitted by jmay

bozacked - Broken or maladjusted.

e.g., I wanted to wash her car, but the hose was bozacked.

submitted by Joe Short

bozine - The kinds of results that bozos produce. Bovine is cow-related, and asinine is dumb-ass-related -- so why not "bozine"?

e.g., The tech editor's doing a computer global search-and-replace making all "it's" into "its" in our 400-page document was bozine.

submitted by John Breen - (www)

bozone - (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future. (Washington Post Style Invitational.) | A mental state characterized by obtuse, foolish, or absurd thinking and behavior -- in other words resembling that of a clown. Generally found as part of the phrase "in the bozone." Compare with "in the ozone." | "The bozone layer: shielding the rest of the solar system from the Earth’s harmful effects." -- Gary Larson, "The Far Side."

e.g., It took me until lunch to realize I wasn't wearing any pants; my head was really in the bozone.

submitted by Peter Gaffney - (www)

bozowhit - Someone who makes you laugh. A person who is really funny and clowns around. A name that you can call someone when you're mad at her to show her that she made you laugh.

e.g., Anna is a bozowhit.

submitted by Anna

bracey - A beautiful, trendy, sweet girl who has braces.

e.g., Michelle is my favorite bracey.

submitted by michelle

brachiate - To belch.

e.g., Hey! No brachiating in the locker room!

submitted by William Tychonievich - (www)

bracketry - Plural of "bracket." Used mainly in automotive trade.

e.g., Do you have all of the bracketry to install the starter? If you don't, we have it for an additional $179.95 ... plus tax.

submitted by Dave Ward

bracklackdinack - The all encompassing meal of the day. Whereas "brunch" is a combination of breakfast and lunch, bracklackdinack is the one meal which consists of breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, and, finally, another snack. Rarely intentional, bracklackdinack is often the result of eating only one meal during the course of a busy day. However, one may very well make a conscious decision to have bracklackdinack -- but why?

e.g., Without realizing what lay ahead of them, they sat down to bracklackdinack, never to eat another bite for the rest of the day.

submitted by Alvin

brad kasper - (n.) 1. A personification of the plutonium horror that incinerated, irradiated, and injured so many in Nagasaki, Japan, on the morning of August 9, 1945; 2. Plutonium; 3. Any follow up attack(s) of similar severity to that of its precursor(s) (generally visited upon the victim as an inducement to immediate and unconditional surrender); 4. Code for "it gets worse" or "incoming!, again." [From Sydney Greenstreet's marvelous character, Kasper Gutman aka the "Fat Man," in the 1941 _Maltese_Falcon_ + Dashiell Hammett's "Fat Man," Brad Runyon, played by voice actor J.Scott Smart---BOTH of which I am using in reference to the Fat Man bomb, which was detonated over Nagasaki on 1945.08.09, three days after Little Boy exploded over Hiroshima. Both weapons make me queasy and oddly affronted---I always feel somehow like I should have been consulted (sixteen years before I was born) before such an obscenity was ever uttered as the full stop to a war. I know how the American public felt about the 40s Japanese military, and I have seen the hopelessness of endless grief in the eyes of those who lost family in that terrible war. Of course, I've also studied (and sometimes come close to feeling) the awestruck misery, appalled grief, and unbelieving shock of Japan in the wake of such impossible (perhaps "impious") application of power thitherto reserved to God alone. I know, having studied the ghastly battle for Okinawa, that millions (perhaps tens of millions) would have died on both sides in an invasion of Japan, and that it is better (from the harsh and heartless perspective of utilitarianism (a philosophy to which I acquiesce only in the direst of circumstances)) for hundreds of thousands to die than for tens of millions to die, but, to my mind, even one innocent death is just as uncountable as the impossible-to-grasp number of bodies left by a massacre. So I admit to a hopelessly divided mind: I hate the very idea of using the fire of Prometheus as a weapon of war; but, at the same time, given what the continuation of the Second World War would have done to both vanquished and victors, I can't help feeling a kind of desperate inevitability to their use. I still tell everyone who will listen, however, that I think they should have arranged a demonstration (although I don't think the clinical detachment of such an experiment would have had the same impact on the Japanese bit-in-their-teeth military) or SOMETHING rather than reducing a quarter of a million people to ashes and agony. Of course, it's history now, and I can't change it, although the only way for me to wash myself clean when I get feeling this way is to Nagasaki's Atomic Bomb Peace Museum website and cry for a few hours.]

e.g., "Dirty bombs" are generally those powered by Kasper rather than plain old uranium. | The power of the bombs and missiles we all have pointed at one another these days makes the Nagasaki Kasper look emaciated. What in hell are we doing?! | Chapter Six of Crane's _Red_Badge_of_Courage_ illustrates the dread of 'Brad Kasper' very well indeed: "The youth stared. Surely, he thought, this impossible thing was not about to happen. He waited as if he expected the enemy to suddenly stop, apologize, and retire bowing. It was all a mistake."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

bradbury - From the winner of the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic gold medal winner for Short Track Speed Skating. Won after all other competors fell over. To suceed due to shear dumb luck A fluke

e.g., You've had a Bradbury.

submitted by Rooster

bradfords - Cockney rhyming slang for female breasts.

e.g., Six o'clock, Press -- see the girl with the nice bradfords? She's my bride. Stay away from her.

submitted by HD Fowler

braf - Falls somewhere between driving on the road and offroading. Basically, driving on grass, dirt, gravel, or mud.

e.g., There's a big mud puddle between us and the road. Let's braf it.

submitted by cpt_gloval

braf - The crushing or squishing of a sandwich with one's fist.

e.g., If you insult Buddy Hackett again I'll be forced to braf your corned beef on rye.

submitted by thehema

brah - generalized name for a male acquaintance

e.g., ""See ya later, brah" "

submitted by JoAn

brah - Surfer slang, friend or pal.

e.g., George Bush and Dick Cheney call each other brah. The devil and God are not best brahs.

submitted by Aaron Marquis

brahmons - Smallest possible size of anything.

e.g., With infinite magnification we will realise that the overall collection of brahmons constitute the Brahman, which is the unchanging, infinite, immanent, and transcendent reality which is the Divine Ground of all matter, energy, time, space, being, and everything beyond in this Universe.

submitted by J. Ajith Kumar - (www)

brain debt - Like oxygen debt, preventing exercise when you have sprinted too hard and depleted the oxygen in your blood to the point that you MUST recover it. If you concentrate too hard for too long or try to handle too many problems at once you get into brain debt and start losing it.

e.g., Sorry I got that wrong. Brain debt caught up with me.

submitted by Billywhizz

brain dump - Snippets of pop culture (advertising copy, jingles, TV theme songs) that come out of a person's mouth periodically after a lifetime of overexposure to television.

e.g., Dollar values are doubled, top five answers on the board... Oops, sorry honey, brain dump.

submitted by Andrew Goodman - (www)

brain fade - When you start doing or saying something and can't remember why.

e.g., "I walked into the kitchen, but had a brain fade and had no idea why I was there!"

submitted by Caroline

brain fertilizer - literary e-zine material

e.g., deadmule really knows how to work with brain fertilizer

submitted by macewan - (www)

brain hamster - The hamster that runs on the wheel in your brain making thought possible.

e.g., I feel so stupid today. My brain hamster must be dead.

submitted by EggieChan

brain hyperdensity syndrome - Forgetfulness that occurs when one thinks much and hits a certain point of thinking where the brain is too full so it puts out the information it processed earlier.

e.g., Brain hyperdensity syndrome had occured when I forgot what I ate for breakfast this morning because I thought too hard all day at work.

submitted by Erin Haynes

brain thorn - Similar to an earworm. " ... something that got into your mind on its own, bothered you, and you couldn't get it out."

e.g., Page 27, Cold Pursuit by T. Jefferson Parker: "He looked over again at the potted plastic plant. It had become a brain thorn, which was McMichael's name for something that got into your mind on its own, bothered you, and you couldn't get it out."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

brain train-wreck - It means you had the thought and the next thing you know it's a total train wreck of a thought.

e.g., I feel like I have had a brain train-wreck and the idea is just a mess.

submitted by Elassia

brain-cramp - To suddenly forget what you were going to say in the middle of a sentence.

e.g., We really need to ... ummmm ... er ... brain-cramp!

submitted by Andy

brain-freeze - That uncomfortable feeling you get at the back of your nasal passages when you consume too much too fast of something cold.

e.g., I had that milkshake so fast that I got a brain-freeze.

submitted by RobA

brain-worm - Refers to the way that people get between the ages of 11 and 16, alhough it varies some. At this age, it seems that the "brain-worm" has eaten your common sense.

e.g., John: I didn't study because I thought there might be a snowday. Beck: How old are you? Must be the brain-worm.

submitted by EmRobin

brainbag - Someone who is really smart.

e.g., I don't know who came up with that fantastic idea, but whoever it was is a serious brainbag.

submitted by Geo - (www)

braincramp - When someone is trying to explain something and you just don't get it. Sometimes making your head hurts.

e.g., The professor's lecture today was such a braincramp.

submitted by Heliemay

braindancing - When online or offline conversation is in perfect sync.

e.g., We talked for almost 4 hours straight, pure braindancing.

submitted by Christopher B. Goldsmith

brainectomy - For a person who acts as if her brain has been removed.

e.g., "Ever since she started dating Chris, she's been acting as if she had a brainectomy." "To date Chris, she must have had one beforehand."

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

brainflatus™ - An idea not significant enough to be called a brainstorm. Acronym: BF. Nothing at all like afflatus, which is "a divine inspiration leading to creativity."

e.g., That report on a biomethane project was written just a few days before my own little brainstorm. Strike that, make it "my own little brainflatus."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

brainiac - Nerd, one who exhibits extraordinary intelligence in a less-than-elegant fashion.

e.g., Tim is a brainiac--now if only he could count.

submitted by Steve

brains made of cake - To describe someone who's unbelievably stupid.

e.g., I had to have brains made of cake to go out with that conceited clod.

submitted by Sparki

brainsucker - A person or job that exhausts one's mental energy.

e.g., This problem is a brainsucker. My boss is a brainsucker.

submitted by Bob Riedel

brainual - Brain useability.

e.g., I'm sorry. It was a brainual thing.

submitted by Dan - (www)

brainware - While everyone these days is familiar with hardware and software, there is a whole catagory of material, such as how-to manuals, owner manuals, and other printed or online material that is used to improve your understanding of an item or process. This is brainware.

e.g., To really understand how to set up and use that computer, I suggest you read the brainware that came with it.

submitted by Aniello J. Callari

brainwreck - A bad drug interaction in the brain. | Similar to a trainwreck, a brainwreck occurs when your brain goes off the rails -- regardless of the cause: crazy, drug-addled, insane, pathological, psychotic, whatever.

e.g., When used together, SSRIs and cannabinoids are capable of producing a brainwreck in patients with mood disorders, resulting in mania. | We're there once again. A mass murderer has struck and people are asking, "What made him do it?" -- as if there may be some sort of reasonable or sensible answer. Until there's some indication that he's a member of some sort of movement or terrorist organization or something along those lines, we may just have to settle for the cause being brainwreck.

submitted by Betsy Andrews | [brainwrecked] - (www)

brainyip - A person or group that got romped by another person or group

e.g., Thev Taliban sure got brainyipped when they lost that city to the N.A.

submitted by daniel opheim

braiserie - A place that sells braised food.

e.g., The braiserie next door sells the most flavoursome braised duck gizzards in the city.

submitted by umami - (www)

brake-hearty fool - Anyone with the inescapable urge to tap and/or hold their brakes incessantly while driving.

e.g., In my mind: "Are you turning, lady? Did someone cut you off again? Is there a dead coyote in the road? Are you having a seizure? Should you own a driver's license?" When the density of the traffic dissipated and I could see there was no one within 100 yards in front of her ... "You silly brake-hearty fool!"

submitted by steve zihlavsky - (www)

brakke - A person who is incompetent at her profession, but thinks she isn't.

e.g., My guidance counselor is a brakke; she gave me transcripts from 3 years ago.

submitted by Hefe The Rooster

bramboozle - To convince someone that you wrote the story of Dracula when, in fact, you did not. Bram Stoker did.

e.g., The trick-or-treaters were so bramboozled by my claim to writerly fame that they brandished wooden stakes while asking for my autograph.

submitted by shayla jay

bramed - Berate, reprimand.

e.g., Who got bramed by mom?

submitted by Lukas Friga

brandage - A reactive (but generally unsuccessful) solution to a public relations crisis, intended to protect the brand image. Often applied in rapid succession.

e.g., After flaws were found in Sony's DRM copyright protection, they voluntarily recalled millions of affected CDs from store shelves. Following increasing consumer outrage they applied further brandage including compensation for buyers of affected products.

submitted by Stennie - (www)

brandbreeding - In marketing and advertising the term "brand building" is very often used. It's also clear to everybody what it means. In the context of online marketing it sounds very strange. Online marketing is more chaotic, more unpredictable than offline. The process runs more like a natural growth of an organic substance. As brand owners or brand consultants you have to be very humble: you cannot build, you must breed. Influence the external and internal circumstances in order to facilitate the auto-development of rich brands within the hearts and minds of consumers.

e.g., did a very good job of brandbreeding: they became a strong brand by using all kinds of digital tools to communicate their strengths and also to let their loyal customers do that.

submitted by Jan Van den Bergh - (www)

brander - The gutter plate covering a drain in Hawick.

e.g., Pete's marbles went through the brander.

submitted by Peter Horne

brandused - Used but new to you.

e.g., "Hey, nice car." "Yeah, it's brandused . . . but I like it.

submitted by Ben Soto

brandwidth - A measure of how far you can credibly stretch a brand into new products or services.

e.g., I can't believe the awesome brandwidth Google has.

submitted by Stennie - (www)

brang - Past tense of bring. (Typically thought of as Southern-speak.)

e.g., "I brang you up some pretty new cheeseclothes, mawma!" "You had better put thems back from wheres you brang-sum!"

submitted by nanodroid

bransonkultur - Conservative notions or ideas on what American culture should be like--one up there with the vast majority of certain live music shows in Branson, MO, as will often tend to overdone displays of jingoistic, "in-your-face" brand patriotism with crass (but subtle) appeals to primitive patriotic feelings such as are common among the weak-minded and easily-led coming on cheap bus tours.

e.g., "Is it just me, or does Bill Bennett's cultural delusions have the odor of Bransonkultur?"

submitted by Larry Ellis Reed - (www)

brarosion - Deterioration of the fiberfill layer inside a bra cup from many years of use.

e.g., After five years of wearing the same bra, brarosion resulted in its giving me no support whatsoever.

submitted by Laurie Frazier

brarriere - The invisible zone around the clip or whatever of a bra, foiling ALL attempts by the befumbled to surreptitiously undo.

e.g., Brad just couldnt get through the brarriere set up around his soon-to-be exwife's upper torso saucy lingerie.

submitted by Brane Power Guy

brasada - Spanish term for the Brush Country, the dense thickets of thornbushes and mesquite south of San Antonio and north of the Rio Grande.

e.g., The trail drivers had to to hack their way through the brasada to get the herds north from the cattle country to market.

submitted by Joel Parker

brass in pocket - To have plenty of money. To be wealthy.

e.g., He's got enough brass in pocket to buy a fleet of Ferraris.

submitted by Stephen Mize

brass monkey - British slang for very cold weather, short for "colder than a brass monkey's tit." (ED. Hmmm. And here I thought it was "Colder than a witch's tit" and "Colder than the balls on a brass monkey.")

e.g., How cold is it? It's brass monkey.

submitted by Maurice Peterson

brass-and-ferns - Of or pertaining to a tavern or eatery which, through changes in management, decor, or menu, has attracted a decidedly more upscale clientele -- but at the cost of its former charm, warmth, and ambiance.

e.g., I leave town for six months, come back, and find I can't get a decent slice anymore. Pug's Pizza is now Chez Pierre, and there's a line around the block with a velvet rope. I never thought they'd go all brass-and-ferns on me.

submitted by adam thorsell

brassafrax - What is said when one has had enough "what-fors." --Simpsons, et al.

e.g., "That improvident lackwit? Always too busy stridin' about his atom mill to call his own mother. I'll give him what-fors 'til he cries brassafrax." -- Mrs. Burns

submitted by Peter Bonzani Jr.

brassembly - A meeting of an organization's high-ranking officers

e.g., The brassembly, which included two generals, certainly impressed us underlings.

submitted by Nonesuch - (www)

brassic - To be without money, or at least cash. No idea about the origin, would love to know though.

e.g., Can't down go the pub tonight lads, I'm brassic.

submitted by Mwgdrwg - (www)

brastique - Pronounced: /bras-teek/. A term used to refer to any plastic item made to look like brass or gold. Commonly found on lounging furniture and in mobile homes and RVs.

e.g., The RV has brastique accents on the cabinetry.

submitted by Ryan Jouett

brat-wagon - A minivan.

e.g., Load the kids into the brat-wagon and take them to soccer practice, please.

submitted by Stephen Mize

bratha - A close male friend.

e.g., What's up, bratha?

submitted by lauryn

bratitude - A tepid, half-hearted, verbal or written acknowledgment of a gift from a relative's spoiled child.

e.g., How's this for bratitude? -- "unc chuck. rec'vd yur gift of an xbox. shur wish it war th upgraded one, but hey. thanx, anyway. -- buster"

submitted by Charlie Lesko

bratling - 1. A child about to be babysat at your inconveinience. 2. A child known to be naughty. 3. Little brother.

e.g., I can't believe I have to babysit the bratlings tonight.

submitted by Jhayne

bratstard - One who possess both the vindicitive qualities of a bastard and the obnoxious selfish qualities of a brat.

e.g., My little brother broke the CDs he stole from my room. Little bratstard.

submitted by Matthew Aaron - (www)

brattweiler - A foot-long hot dog heaped with mounds of sloppy condiments. Once consumed, it can attack one's stomach for hours.

e.g., Yes, Junior, you may go to the German Festival. However, be careful around the brattweiler stand. They're bred to be fierce.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

bratvert - Advertisments which feature children being mindlessly indulged by their Stepford-style mothers. These usually plug junk food or products which advertisers are now banned from selling directly to brats on kids TV. The idea is that women are so stupid and suggestible that they will rush off out and buy this crap. In my experience, women are not stupid. (ED. In mine, some are.)

e.g., These bratverts make we want to puke, but I bet paedophiles love them.

submitted by PaulR

braunhaus - To punch someone in the buttocks.

e.g., Every time Billy snored, Sam would get up and braunhaus him. Billy quit snoring.

submitted by Matthew Rohr

brausages, brasausages - Folds of flesh clearly visible through women's shirts that are a result of too-tight bra straps.

e.g., Check out the brasausages on her back--she should go up a size maybe.

submitted by Peter Noah

bravity - The quality or state of being brave; referring to one's courage. Antonym: debravity.

e.g., Sarah's bravity was apparent the day she challenged Adam to a word duel. Dan could not challenge his sister's accusers; he was devoid of bravity.

submitted by Sarah Stancliff

bravuconian - Someone who is brave enough to do stupid (ridiculous) things.

e.g., Look what this bravuconian put on her bedroom wall.

submitted by Ramon Alvarez

brawk - An accurate, yet unnecessary, correction made solely to annoy the person being corrected.

e.g., Judy: "My niece is 6 years old." Mary: "Well, actually she'll be 6 next month." Judy: "Brawk."

submitted by Delvyn Case

brawkslash - A woman who likes men in the summer, but she likes other women in the winter.

e.g., I can't wait to make my new TV show. I can't wait 'til I make episode nine, where the very not-fat school teacher reveals herself to be a brawkslash.

submitted by star651

brawlic - Appearing to be able to fight well.

e.g., "Did you notice how brawlic John and Shawn are? I think the two of them could take out a whole mob by themselves." "They did. At Midnight Rodeo. About 20 years ago. With a little bit of help from their fellow thug Chris."

submitted by thomas f

bray - Essentially a substitute for "cool!," "okay," "I understand," "awesome!," and almost any other affirmative, positive one- or two-word response.

e.g., That movie was so bray.

submitted by Dr. Mordax

brazoff - A tranquil and very enjoyable meditative state of relaxed comfort once one's bra is off.

e.g., At the end of a hectic day, I look forward to engaging in the simple pleasures and luxuries of brazoff.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

brazoo - To swoon over someone with your eyes rolled back, to desire someone to the point of drooling, to pursue someone lustfully.

e.g., From an unintelligible word in the old Brylcreem ad: -- the girls'll all brazoo ya'; they'll love to rub their fingers through your hair. (ED. Not unintelligible to me at all, the word was "pursue.")

submitted by Dennis Crawford - (www)

brazy - Used to describe a wild person or group. A combination of "brazen" and "crazy"?

e.g., Those Scottish soccer hooligans are brazy.

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brb - Be Right Back

e.g., I'll BRB.

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brbn - bourbon abbreviated.

e.g., Need some aigs, br, and brbn from the grocery girl.

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bread - Money. Particularly humorous when used in the phrase "Spread the bread" when another person is loaded.

e.g., Your wallet is jam-packed. Spread the bread.

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bread and circuses - "Mass entertainment focusing on emotional and sensory stimulation. . . . " (Quotations from The New American.)

e.g., "The low fare of so-called reality shows on televisions amounts to the bread and circuses of the past. Are reality shows tending to propel Americans toward 'the fate of the Romans, who entertained themselves into oblivion'? No . . . well, maybe -- if you watch them."

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bread lock - A small plastic square with a hole that you put on bread packages to keep them closed.

e.g., I hate using bread locks.

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bread pebble - (n.) 1. a clue dropped behind you, as part of a trail of such clues, for another to follow and find you. 2. Small pieces of bread rolled up into little balls (or pyramids or blocks or whatever) for little children to eat. [I have no idea where this word comes from, but I think it has something to do with the birds eating Hansel and Gretel's trail of crumbs from Humperdink's opera.]

e.g., "What are you doing?" "Dropping chunks of the engine behind us so rescuers can find us." "Bread pebbles, huh?" "Yep." "You know, once we get some gas and get back to our car, we'll need all those pieces to get it going again." "Yeah, sure. I'll just pick them up on the way back." "How much are you carrying?" "Uh, let's see. I left the distributor cap back at mile marker 106, I just dropped the last spark plug, and I still have the radiator cap and the alternator." "........Great. Maybe we should find a good mechanic when we get to town." "Hey! Yeah: he might have a whole lotta parts I can use."

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bread-bowl - Taking a heinous head-first dive into a deep bed of snow while snowboarding, skiing, or snowshoeing.

e.g., Jimmy bread-bowled after failing to adequately negotiate a random distribution of moguls.

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breadjudical - The critical attitude proponents of whole wheat and multi-grain baked products have against refined, processed, and bromided ones.

e.g., I don't know what all the trouble is about. My childhood was filled with hundreds of lunches of peanut butter and jelly, tuna fish and baloney sandwiches on good, basic "store bought" white bread. And with a name like "Holsum," how could it be anything but beneficial?

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breadslice - White suburban, upper middle class person who belives that she is "ghetto" because she listens to rap music, usually claims Eminem is "the voice of the streets" and talks in ebonics. Gingerbreadslice. White bread, whitebread.

e.g., Breadslice: Yo. Yo homie. Wassup? Ordinary person: Uh? What's . . . umm . . . crackin' . . . breadslice?

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break a five - To exhibit minimal effort. | An action or display that does not suggest or require great effort. (From an episode of The Simpsons wherein Selma buys Maggie a rattle for her birthday, and Moe says "Way to break a five.")

e.g., I'll break a five for that lame potluck. | That jar of relish is a break-a-five compared to these homemade pies.

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break an egg. - For actors it's "Break a leg." For chefs and cooks it's "Break an egg." Meaning: Fix us something to eat.

e.g., Break an egg, honey, the hunger pangs are getting downright painful.

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break back mounting - or, How Not To Mount A Horse, Or Other Critter, Human Or Divine.. How not to mount a horse, or other critter, human or divine.

e.g., If you don't do it right, pain may ensue -- either to you, or to your mount. Break back mounting is to be avoided, spare us sores and sprains, and even potential breaks. A cowboy needs to guard his health, and his buddy's as well.

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break the chopsticks - To bring a discussion or activity to a definite conclusion. From breaking wooden chopsticks when you finish eating Chinese food.

e.g., Let's break the chopsticks right now. Will you take the twenty bucks or not?

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break yourself - To try really hard, but fail. Always used in the imperative, nearly always followed by "bitch" regardless of the sex of the person being addressed.

e.g., As Ed's victory in a game of Tekken seemed most assured, he was heard to say, "Break yourself, bitch" to Todd.

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breakcicle - Occurs when an employee, forced to smoke out in the wintery cold on her break, invariably comes in all huddled and straight-legged, so as not to brush her legs against her icy cold pants or skirt."

e.g., They both came back in, teeth chattering, and looking like breakcicles.

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breakfast, dinner, supper - When I was growing up in northeast Ohio, the three meals of the day were: breakfast, dinner, and supper. Nowadays people say what, breakfast, lunch, and dinner?

e.g., We used to have breakfast at 7:00, dinner at noon, and supper at about 6:00.

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breakfose - (Rhymes with DECK-dose; n.) High sugar breakfast food, such as Honey Smacks and Corn Pops, syrupy fruit cocktails, and heavy cream. [From break (from breakfast) + -ose (chemical combining form meaning "sugar," as in fructose or glucose).]

e.g., Years of red meat and breakfose every morning: little wonder he's diabetic. || A sketch I saw on some comedy show back in the 80s summed up breakfose perfectly: "sugar-filled, sugar-fortified, sugar-enriched, sugar-frosted little bits of sugar ... shaped like tiny servings of protein to throw off your parents."

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breakily - Easily broken, fragile.

e.g., Be careful with Mimi's lamp, it's very breakily.

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breakstop - A short rest while travelling.

e.g., We took a breakstop in San Diego on our way to Tijuana.

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breast friends - Bosom buddies? Friends who hold an interest in breasts in common (professionally or socially). Big girls who dig each other (as friends, or even more).

e.g., She is my mate, I lost some weight, we had a date, it turned out great, it was our fate, a happy state, no need to wait -- from beginning to end, we are breast friends. And have no female problems; we are the very best of breast friends.

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breastacula - A name for a woman well-endowed with breasts.

e.g., I put the new AquaBra on under my sweater. Suddenly, I was Breastacula.

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breastaurant - A bar or restaurant with scantily-clad waitresses.

e.g., Hooters is the most popular breastaurant in the world.

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breastful - describing a well built woman

e.g., she's a very breastful young lady

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breasticles - 1. Yet another word for breasts. Punning on and rhyming with testicles. 2. Male breasts.

e.g., 1. The English model Jordan has huge, fake breasticles. Hard as rocks, I'll bet. 2. Chris's breasticles are even larger than Jordan's -- but his aren't fake.

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breastracted - Typically a male condition in which one is temporarily hypnotized by the female anatomy, leaving one incapable of hearing or seeing anything else.

e.g., I'm sorry, will you please repeat that; I was temporarily breastracted.

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breating - Beating. Primarily used when someone is typing the lyrics to the song "Eternal Flame" by Atomic Kitten and doesn't spellcheck before posting on open access networking pages.

e.g., "Close your eyes. Give me your hand, darling . . . do you feel my heart breating? Do you understand?" No. We don't understand. S.P.E.L.L.C.H.E.C.K.

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breckle - 1. To unknowingly overwhelm with annoying banter or actions. 2. Bad breather.

e.g., The football fans breckled the elderly couple next to them with drunken howls and cheerful song.

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breeder - Heterosexual.

e.g., Some of my best friends are breeders.

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breeze - Lincolnshire, UK, dialect: a fuss or disturbance.

e.g., There's a breeze going on in the next street.

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breff-tix - An easier pronunciation of breakfast, which my oldest son could not pronounce at all. So it became "breff-tix."

e.g., "Mom, can I have my breff-tix now?"

submitted by Barbara

brefis - Breakfast.

e.g., This morning, for brefis, I had eggs and bacon.

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brennanoclarity - The understanding you would otherwise lack at times were it not for your good friend(s). (Thanx, Brennan).

e.g., It's good to be well-informed. I especially like having a bit of Brennanoclarity about things.

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bresferstomak - One whose physical form shows no definition from her chest to her middle.

e.g., While shopping for a bra, the bresferstomak found it impossible to find the correct size.

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brewbque - 1. Bar-b-que sauce made with beer. 2. Outdoor festival or party featuring beer and bar-b-que.

e.g., Since we were bored we decided to have a brewbque in the backyard. We made brewbque chicken and slow-cooked brewbque beef.

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brewer's droop - "Impotence, usually temporary, caused by drinking alcohol. The term is common in Britain, where it is now sometimes shortened to brewer’s, and in Australia. (Brewers featured in many comic or ribald expressions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.)."  
A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: "A large belly brought on by beer, and by extension a reference to alleged impotence in a male. Can be a most insulting phrase to use to a man in this latter meaning as it impugns his virility. Not to be used in jest." Thus Powis, in 1977; but in the army of the 1950s, it was used in jest; though not so funny, perhaps, to the drunken soldier trying to "get his end away." E.P. dates it (?mid-C.19–)C.20, and adds: ‘Have often heard and seen it, yet possess no record earlier than P.B., 1974."  
A slight variation: "But my question is this: could an anti-testosterone substance in beer be the cause of so-called 'brewer’s droop.' If you are too genteel to know such a slang expression, it means flaccid penis, due to pot belly and too many beers."  
Nota bene: "Australian researchers have made the surprise discovery that alcohol improves, rather than damages, men's performance in the bedroom."

e.g., He took Viagra to help with his brewer's droop -- a condition he never seemed to consider might have something to do with his excessive consumption of alcohol.

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brewing a stew - where one is on the brink of having to use the washroom facilities.

e.g., After drinking her 3rd coffee, Gladys felt like she was brewing a stew and hoped there was a washroom within reach.

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brewski - A hot drink, usually tea or coffee.

e.g., You wanna brewski?

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brewtal - Of an alcoholic beverage beyond brutally strong.

e.g., That 151 rum and Coke you mixed for me is brewtal.

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brezzy - 1. A female 2. Girlfriend

e.g., "You could be my brezzy."

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brice - Brown rice.

e.g., Order brice instead of white rice at a Chinese restaurant because it is more nutritious.

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brick - Used to describe someone who cancels pre-arranged plans without informing the other party. Their decision to cancel plans was either pre-meditated intent or total disregard for the other person/persons involved.

e.g., (1)-Phil Bambino threw a brick at me last night. (2)- I got bricked hard by Cavoli the other day.

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brick - A cell phone that is too heavy or large to carry in a pant or shirt pocket.

e.g., I'm tired of carrying this brick all day.

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brick - To fail terribly, or the failure itself.

e.g., I tried to cook chicken, but I bricked and burned the house down by accident. OR I tried to cook chicken, but I burned the house down by accident; it was a real brick.

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brick - Really cold.

e.g., I tried to wear a T-shirt today, but it was brick out and I had to get a sweatshirt

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brick - Tough, rough, and hard (Why it's good: All of a bricks characteristics fit the meaning.)

e.g., That trick was brick. I couldn't have pulled it off.

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brick shopping - No, not shopping for bricks. Shopping in a brick & mortar building rather than shopping in a virtual environment.

e.g., I'd like to be able to do some brick shipping for my grandkids' birthdays, but it's not very likely to happen.

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brickhead - A person so devoid of logic, you want to scream.

e.g., Chris is a complete brickhead. I had to explain my proposal to him eighteen times.

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bricks - Housing projects, commonly used as the name for Newark, New Jersey.

e.g., My house is in the bricks.

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brickteacher - A teacher who knows the whole class will fail at the task she is about to assign, but does it anyway.

e.g., My gym teacher is a real brickteacher. The class failed, but she doesn't care.

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bricy - To be lazy or nonfunctioning.

e.g., The whole team was quite bricy today at the game.

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brideslave - A more accurate description of today's female bridal attendants.

e.g., I'm the brideslave-of-honor at my old roommate's wedding which means not only do I get to pay $300 for a lavender satin dress I'll never wear again, I get to host a bridal shower and think up cutesie little games to play, and I have to wipe her butt at the wedding because she won't be able to herself because of the bustle in her gown. It's such an honor.

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bridezilla - The combination of the words "bride" and "Godzilla" captures what happens to a young woman as she frets about "her" day during the engagement period.

e.g., You can't talk to Julie about anything but her wedding because she's gone bridezilla.

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bridge and tunnel people - this is what people who actually live downtown vancouver call everyone that lives in the burbs (since you need to take either a bridge or a tunnel to get to downtown vancouver). note: i didn't invent this word, but can't remember who did.

e.g., that club used to be fun to hang out at on saturday nights, now it's just full of bridge and tunnel people...yuk!

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bridgeadoon - A means of crossing a river that can only be used extremely infrequently.

e.g., The millenium bridge, when first unveiled, was show to be a bridgeadoon.

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bright as brain - A good idea, an intelligent choice, a smart decision, etc

e.g., Einstein's equation e=mc2 was, to say the least, bright as brain

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brighted - What the sun does to you when it shines brightly in your face.

e.g., I couldn't see the ball to catch it because the sun brighted me in the eyes.

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brill - Shortened version of brilliant, meaning the same thing as brilliant.

e.g., That movie was brill, Mike.

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brilled - to get shined up, or cleaned up, dressed.

e.g., Robby got all brilled up for his interview.

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brillo - A word to describe a friend. Like "homie."

e.g., Hey, Paul, what's up? Not much, grillo. Just chillin'.

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brillo - Term of abuse for someone with frizzy hair -- from physical resemblance to wire wool pot-scourer of the same name.

e.g., Brillo, wanna come home with me tonight? I burned the spaghetti and I could use some help..

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brilltastic - Brilliantly fantastic.

e.g., I wish I could thik of a brilltastic word to describe things that are far superior to nice.

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brimz - The plastic-covered iron wire used for tying up garbage bags.

e.g., There were some garbage bags left when she'd used the last brimz.

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brinacapacious - Very wide and open, particularly appropriate around salt water.

e.g., James felt lonely in the brinacapacious sea.

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brine washed - Bathed or soaked in a bath of salt water, for pickling, flavoring, or preserving.

e.g., I love the salty taste of your tears, could it be because your brain tissue has been brine washed?

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brinkle - The sound of brittle plastic toy bricks, such as Lego, being thrown back into the pile after the construction has been rejected as unsuitable.

e.g., How do you like my castle, Samara? *brinkle*

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brinner - Breakfast and dinner, similar to brunch but more masculine so that real men can use it in everyday conversation. Brinner is usually eaten after a night out whereby it's too late for breakfast when you get out of bed but too early for dinner. The solution is simple: brinner. || An evening meal, such as supper or dinner, at which breakfast food is eaten (similar to "brunch," a conflation of "breakfast" and "lunch"), generally because one wants something hot but can't be bothered to do a starch-meat-n-two-veg production.

e.g., Come on, guys. Let's go for brinner. I'm starving. || My roommate and I settled for cereal for brinner since we had nothing else in the apartment. | "Hon,", my husband consoled me as we stood staring at the defrosted freezer, "let's just go out for brinner."

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brint - "Brilliant" and "mint "combined and squshed.

e.g., The Dave Brubeck concert I attended was brint.

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brip - BRRRRRRR. Used when someone is extremely cold.

e.g., Brip! It's 10 below in my house and I'm freezing.

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brisk - Extremely cool.

e.g., That movie was brisk.

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britespeed - Faster than, and beyond the speed of light.

e.g., The comet was traveling so fast, that it was disintegrating at britespeed.

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britfaced - The state of being extremely sloppily drunk, as perfected and exemplified by residents of Great Britain, perhaps as a result of being forced to finish their drinks by closing time.

e.g., Todd and Rebecca were good and britfaced, but hoped they weren't quite as sloppy as some of the inebriated suits they encountered on the way home.

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british - Wimp.

e.g., Don't be a British.

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britney spears - Aussie rhyming slang for beers.

e.g., Let's go to the pub for some Britney Spears.

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britney spears - Euphemism for a woman's ... hoohah.

e.g., I'm so sick of the paparazzi taking pictures with celebrities showing their Britney Spears.

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britneyatonic - Being so sick of hearing anything related to Britney Spears that you become catatonic.

e.g., After hearing "Hit Me Baby One More Time" for the 13th time that day, Kevin became Britneyatonic.

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britneys - Synthetically enhanced breasts.

e.g., Nah, Pamela Anderson's aren't natural, they're Britneys, too.

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brits - Boy Raised In The South.

e.g., He has to be a BRITS.

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britspears - Fake, unreal.

e.g., Those diamonds are britspears.

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bro - A male's bra .

e.g., Chris, you could use a bro for those manbreasts.

submitted by Nadine

bro'dy - Bro or just someone you're talking directly to.

e.g., Wassup, bro'dy?

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broadcast - To fish for shark using a woman as bait.

e.g., Broadcasting calls for a really BIG guy with immensely strong tackle (or a very small broad). At all costs, avoid feminists while broadcasting!

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broadside - A one-sheet tabloid. "In the centuries before there were newspapers and 24-hour news channels, the general public had to rely on street literature to find out what was going on. The most popular form of this for nearly 300 years was 'broadsides' -- the tabloids of their day. Sometimes pinned up on walls in houses and ale-houses, these single sheets carried public notices, news, speeches and songs that could be read (or sung) aloud." (From the linked website.)

e.g., Did you notice the detail in the broadside they showed on Deadwood last night?

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broadway - In boxing or wrestling when there is a match that ends up as a draw.

e.g., Greatest match was at the Garden in '62 it was a 15-minute broadway.

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broady - A burnt-out surfer, with outrageous clothing, such as Jeff Spicoli.

e.g., My friend here surfs all day and smokes himself blind. He's a classic broady.

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broccoli - A girl who has teased her hair up with so much hairspray that she looks like a stalk of broccoli; e.g., Melanie Griffith in "Working Girl."

e.g., He had dated only two girls before college--one a genius , the other a broccoli.

submitted by Trevor

broccolodontist - Broccoli-orthodontist, a person who perpetually has an unidentified green object lodged in her teeth.

e.g., Jane is a broccolodontist; it always looks as if she brushed her teeth with a salad.

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brochette - 1. A small French brochure. 2. A brochure about a sports car manufactured by Chevrolet. 3. A brochure printed on stock that's so sharp it can be used to cut a path through the jungle.

e.g., 1. I wanted to visit Paris, so I asked my travel agent for a "brochette." 2. I was considering buying a Corvette. The only information I could find was in a brochette; 3. While on vacation in South America, I found myself lost in the dense underbrush of the Amazon rain forest. Luckily, I still had my brochette, and was able to hack my way back to civilization.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy

brochure - Of a male sibling who is confident. | When you know you can count on your brother.

e.g., I'm so jealous of my brother Sam. He's so brochure of himself. | I am so brochure of my brother Kris. I know I can count on him, no matter what happens.

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brochureware - The incredibly useful advertising material that accompanies digital media, often found on interactive audio CDs, Iomega ZipDisks, and certain not-quite-so-freeware programs.

e.g., I installed BearShare and it also put on a ton of brochureware that won't stop bothering me.

submitted by Neil Goldberg

brockway - Something that plays or has cool music.

e.g., Like this CD is sooooo brockway, Becky.

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brocrastinating - Leaving your best buddy waiting for a ride, because you really don't feel like getting dressed and driving over to get him.

e.g., Yeah, he's pissed at me because I brocrastinated for two hours with him out in the rain.

submitted by Grue

brody - Police officer. From Roy Scheider as the police officer in Jaws. | From Adam Brody, who plays the adorkable Seth Cohen on Fox's The O.C. On the show he is geeky and funny but sweet, a great combination.

e.g., Slow down, there's a brody over there. | Have you met the new boy -- Josh? Brody all the way.

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broface - What one calls a good friend. A knee-jerk reaction to people who call you "bro" when they really are not your friend; an acquaintance would never call you "broface."

e.g., Hey broface, want do go for coffee tomorrow?

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brog - Condensation on the inside of automobile windows caused by heavy breathing.

e.g., Brenda wiped at the brog, expecting to see a romantic moon, but it was the flashlight of the corpulent Officer Muldoon.

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broheem - I have heard this word on at least two cable series, Californication and Weeds. It seems to be a sarcastic twist on "bro" or "my brutha," but it might also have a foreign language derivation, possibly Arabic? How is it that at least two Hollywood writing teams are using a term not found in any internet slang database? It could also be spelled "brohaim" or "brohim." Hard to say.  
ED. It's not hard to say anymore. "Broheem" it is. According to the Double-Tongued Dictionary, it seems to have been around in various forms since the early 1990s, meaning ~"brother; friend, buddy." Google is your friend.

e.g., Hey, put that gun down before you hurt somebody, broheem.

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brokay - The affirmative response by male friends when presented with a predominantly feminine situation.

e.g., Tom: I have to go to a fashion show on Saturday. Jack: Uh, dude . . . that's lame. Tom: But it's for charity. Jack: Oh, well, that's brokay.

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broke - The perfection of ugliness.

e.g., Ed: Oh, Lord, Anna Nicole Smith is busted. She was a playmate? Ted: Maybe before we were born, but she's broke now.

submitted by Zak

brokeback mountain brigade - Maybe it's a reference to homosexual activists in a military grouping. I dunno. I saw it on the web page hyperlinked to in the example.


Don Feder at Howard Dean asks rhetorically, "Are we going to live in a theocracy where the highest powers tell us what to do?" No, we'll live in a Dean-ocracy where radical feminists, global-warming whack-jobs, and the Brokeback Mountain Brigade tell us what to do.

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brokefest blend - A name for any overpriced coffee sold at a designer coffee shop.

e.g., "A Brooklyn cafe is charging $12 for a cup of Ethiopian coffee. The drink doesn't have a name, so The Week asked its readers to do the honors.  
Mocha Dinero :
Brokefest Blend 
Goldbean Sachs 
Caf au Laitaway"

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broken - 1. Gaming theory term to refer to any rule, operator, or card that unbalances the game, or "breaks" the game. 2. Anything that is too incredible to be true.

e.g., 1. A rule allowing a player to simultaneously play two Xs in tic-tac-toe would be broken. 2. These courtside tickets for the Lakers are completely broken.

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broken arrow - An officially documented nuclear weapon accident. It's also a bad movie.

e.g., In 1990 alone three broken arrows were recorded.

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brokit - Broke or broken.

e.g., Okay, kids. Who brokit the window? I brokit my leg. I have a brokit head.

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brokizzle - A variation of "bro."

e.g., Hey, broskizzle, c'mere.

submitted by Asia

brolian - A man or woman over 40 who is oxen in appearance.

e.g., Chris is entirely too brolian for an attractive woman such as you, Alex.

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brolic - To be muscular. built.

e.g., "Look at her arms, she's brolic."

submitted by denise

brolic - Awesome or superior. Usually in reference to a piece of jewelry that's out of the ordinary.

e.g., That's a brolic medallion you're wearing, Mr. T.

submitted by Keara

bromance - Brotherly love between two men. Does not suggest homosexuality.

e.g., The bromance is over, Chris. You screwed up big time when you bitchslapped me. Where did that come from?

submitted by Sarah

bromance - The bonding between male protagonists that occurs after interpersonal conflict in a buddy movie.

e.g., Harold and Kumar achieved bromance when they realized they liked each other after their adventure going to White Castle.

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bromides in long strides - Horrific conversational experience, wherein one must sit through dull people saying duller things.

e.g., Toby: How was study hall today? Monsieur Pairault: Vexation after vexation! I couldn't cut through that thick forest of cliches with a machete. Seriously, it was all bromides in long strides.

submitted by Jonathan Charles Wright

bronco - Cool or kickin'.

e.g., I love Luke's corduroy suit. It's so bronco.

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bronco-billions - Having so many of one thing that you are unable to count them all.

e.g., Gretchen went to Hallmark and purchased cards for her bronco-billion grandchildren.

submitted by Dougie

bronson - A tough-guy synonym for a beer, from Charles Bronson.

e.g., Bartender, gimme a bronson.

submitted by Deacon

brontolite - (n.) a meteor (the object itself) or meteorite (doing away with the pointless and artificial difference between the two). [from the Greek brontos 'thunder' + lithos 'stone.'] Also (Germanic) Mjolnirstan.

e.g., Asteroid and comet fragments cause enormous explosions; that's why we call them brontoliths.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

brontosaurus - (n.) 1. The apatosaurus (it's an accepted synonym, and the one I learned back in 1967); 2. Any apatosaurus; 3. Any sauropod ("long neck," as the kids these days label them); 4. Any pointless argument about synonyms.

e.g., "Oh, look: a brontosaurus." "Don't you know anything? It's an apatosaurus---brontosaurus is a mistake." "You need to read Steven J. Goulding---it's a brontosaurus." | Andy: "My little boy loves reading about brontosaurs." Mandy: "You mean sauropods." Randy: "No, he means apatosaurs." Andy: "No, I mean brontosaurs: diplodocuses, argentinosaurs, etc." Mandy: "Oh, all right: tomato tomahto." Randy: "It's an apatosaur!---there's no such thing as---" Mandy: "Give it a rest, man: you understand him; I understand him: what on Earth difference can it possibly make?"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

brontothesaurus - Book of older and sometimes obsolete synonyms and antonyms; a retrothesaurus.

e.g., When reading very old books or documents it might be useful to consult a brontothesaurus.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

bronze - A cop. From the movie Mad Max.

e.g., Bronze, I'll be bailed out in 20 minutes.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

brook - A real word, one which has both noun and verb forms. The verb is used much less frequently than the noun. Transitive verb: to stand for | tolerate.


At the linked site, commenter Han brooks no disagreement from anyone who thinks that his near absolute insistence that everyone in the world would be better off on a strict vegan diet than any other goes a tad too far.

To Han, I say, "Stay out of my diet. The choice is mine, not yours. The chances of my adjusting to your preferred diet and coming to like it are slim to none. I'd much rather live three years longer enjoying myself than six years longer being miserable.

"Speaking of being miserable, thank God you're not a regular part of my life. My bet is that you are miserable and you make everyone around you miserable. Unfortunately, you seem destined to live to be a very ripe old age, sticking around for far to many years making tons of folks wish you had kicked the bucket years earlier."

submitted by [brook] - (www)

brooke - Naked, especially naked in an unusual setting or at the wrong time.

e.g., So I walked out of my room, completely brooke, and my math teacher was standing there.

submitted by pepp2000

brooklyn doorbell - To stand in front of an apartment building yelling an occupant's name until she comes to the window.

e.g., The bell in Jimmy's lobby is broken, so we'll have to use the Brooklyn doorbell: "JIIIMMMMMMAAAAYYYYY!"

submitted by Ixkorr Oxkarr - (www)

broomed - A verb used to describe the action of using a broom.

e.g., I broomed our floor today.

submitted by molly

broosty - Of a hen or chicken that refuses to leave the henhouse but insists on sitting on the pot egg in the nestbox as if it were ever going to hatch.  
ED. From the following, it appears to me as if the unfamiliar term «pot egg» must be what I'd refer to as a «boiled egg».

boody-egg:- NE a pot egg put in with a hen (or pigeon) to encourage [it] to lay. You could even get tiny ones for canaries. I did not realise the derivation of this until I found 'boody' in Griffiths meaning 'earthen ware.'

e.g., The chicken had gone all broosty and was trying to hatch the pot egg in the nest.

submitted by stella whyte - (www)

brorange - For a crazy or stupid person.

e.g., Chris is brorange.

submitted by Tave Tarth

broster - To miss a gimme.

e.g., He was standing with the ball three feet in front of a wide open net, but he brostered it.

submitted by Roberto Pavan

brotch - Macho, show-off. Someone who thinks he's cool, but really isn't.

e.g., Check out the brotch hitting on Marcy. What a loser!

submitted by aldwin oliveros

broth - (Pronounced "bruth" (the first syllable of "brother)) 1. To be someone's brother; 2. to act as a brother to someone (i.e., care for, guard, lend money to, feed, borrow from, eat too much of your food, sleep on your couch ... you know the drill). [Related terms: sist, muth, and fa.]

e.g., "He's my brother." "How d'ya figure? He's African-American; you are almost full-blooded Chinese. He's almost seven-feet tall; you're only five-three. And the clincher: he raises bansai trees, and you don't even like trees." "Wait, what? ... No, no. He's my 'brother': he broths for me."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

brothe - Past tense of breath. Instead of saying "I had taken a breath" just say "I brothe."

e.g., I just brothe in deeply and then exhaled.

submitted by Mike

brotherworldly - Refers to close friendship between beings from other worlds. Cosmic bonding with amicable interactions.

e.g., We could tell by the brotherworldly "smiles" on their hideous faces that all was going well. We could associate with and trust them completely. The transfer of Djukchus Mezatut could begin immediately.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

brown - Inexperienced and utterly incompetent. Worse than "green."

e.g., She added fuser oil to the toner and then the copier caught on fire. She's as brown as any new hire we've ever had.

submitted by pzzazz

brown - Just plain good.

e.g., I saw Ween last night. They played a pretty brown show.

submitted by Mr. Ragsinhisears - (www)

brown - No longer popula, outdated, unfashionable.

e.g., Bellbottoms are once again brown. But they'll make another fashion comeback about 2025.

submitted by James Bradford

brown money - Descriptive of all useless small change, regardless of whether or not it is actually brown.

e.g., I've got about $100 worth of brown money lying on my dresser. How am I ever going to get rid of it?

submitted by Amara Valde

brown moo - Chocolate milk. Used in _The Sentry_, by Robert Crais.

e.g., I'll be back in a few minutes. I'm going out to get some brown moo. You need anything?

submitted by HD Fowler

brown notes - Farting at various frequencies.

e.g., Boy those beans really made me hit the brown notes.

submitted by Aussie Bloke

brown-mouth - The feeling one gets in one's mouth when one has smoked too many cigarettes in too short a space of time. Brown mouth.

e.g., I was about to roll a cigarette, but I've got brown-mouth.

submitted by silverspider

browncoat - Fans of the Joss Whedon series Firefly. Fans adapted the word, typically used on the show to describe the Independents (affiliation), who often wear brown coats.

e.g., Browncoats often gather to watch the entire season of Firefly in one sitting.

submitted by Tara DellaFranzia - (www)

brownie film - No camera involved in this. Film for your brownie is a local term for toilet paper.

e.g., Agitated voice heard from bathroom: "Help! I'm stranded! We're out of brownie film!"

submitted by Steve McDonald

brr ache up - The burning cold, emotional pain suffered as a result of the end of a relationship.

e.g., Fred: I just heard that you and Sandy had a brr ache up -- she left you for the captain of the football team. Red: Yeah. Some shallow girls obviously prefer good looks, money, and popularity to mental superiority. But it's okay -- I'm all right -- I'll get over it in thirty to forty years.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

bruce willis is a robot - Used when you do not want to give away the end of a movie (can be any movie). Started when the movie Sixth Sense came out.

e.g., I went to see X-men 3 the other day. The ending was crazy. It turns out that Bruce Willis is a robot.

submitted by terevos

bruck - to be broken or not working properly.

e.g., my monitor it completely brucked up. it's currently only outputting shades of red.

submitted by Paul Jarvis - (www)

brudally - Used to emphasize something. Brutally.

e.g., That maths test was brudally easy.

submitted by PovMan

brudderfry - Justice for Everyone: harsh but friendly.

e.g., Ev'ryone is my brudder. But if you've been very very bad, we're gonna fry you regardless. With a smile no less. That's brudderfry.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

bruiser - A tough guy. One who has a limited vocabulary and would beat you up for skateboarding or going to college. Likely to have had a mullet in the 80s and nowadays would love Mminem. Names usually are Billy, Jimmy, Johnny, Terry, Mikey, and Paddy.

e.g., Was downtown and got into a fight with a bruiser. Needless to say, I was beat up.

submitted by Millsy Baker - (www)

brummel - To wrestle oin a playful manner

e.g., Dane and Chris were brummeling after an argument over whether the basketball had been in or out.

submitted by Dane Rauschenberg

brunchner - Only meal of the day. Similar to the word brunch describing the meal between breakfast and lunch, brunchner covers the breakfast, lunch and dinner.

e.g., I am too hungry now. I only had a brunchner yesterday.

submitted by karthik

brunettrie - To characterize a person based on her brown hair.

e.g., Due to my brunettrie, I am smarter than any blonde.

submitted by michelle

brunification - To overindulge in detail, thought, and expression-- resulting in a situation that is difficult to grasp and wrap one's head around. Comes from the common social understanding that blondes may not be as quick as brunettes.

e.g., The passage the teacher read from the book was difficult to understand due to its brunification. So a student stood up and asked, "Perhaps if it was a little less brunified it would seem incredibly simple?"

submitted by matt clarke

brunner - Breakfast/lunch/dinner, similar to "brunch" but more encompassing. What daypart-agnostic restaurants such as diners serve. (Un-capitalized, and no relation to the late, science fiction author of Stand on Zanzibar fame.)

e.g., This rotating-shift work is making me so crazy that I don't even know whether it's morning or night. Want to come with me to the diner for brunner?

submitted by Richard Factor - (www)

bruntile - Smelling completely and utterly putrid.

e.g., Joel's aftershave is bruntile.

submitted by Joel

brusband - A person who is your brother and your husband.

e.g., You are like a brusband to me.

submitted by Mike

brutal - A mid-Western term used to describe an ultra-short flat-top haircut usually sported by a cop.

e.g., Check out the brutal on that bronze.

submitted by Mephisto

brutal - Good, excellent. From Red Dwarf.

e.g., "Brutal!" exclaimed Lister, doing the touchdown shuffle. " "I can't believe you just pulled that off," said Rimmer.

submitted by Zippy Broodstock

brutterinking - Combination of "utter" and "brink." The collective energy produced by LSD results in the drawing of focus by certain objects or people. This focus gains its own power, until the entire group is laughing or producing some other outpouring of tension. This is a brutterinking. It is also brutterinking in the verb form. "To brutterink."

e.g., Someone pointed out the tree in the shape of a fractal, until the entire group began to brutterink, eventually breaking up into laughter and looking each other in the eye for emotional affirmation.

submitted by Ochre Orientis

bryce - A term used to describe the quality (or lack thereof) of a 3D rendering or animation. Can also be used as a synonym for “Bad 3D Animation.” The word was created in reference to a 3D-rendering program called “Bryce,” a low-end piece of software generally used by amateurs.

e.g., The Bryce in Spiderman was so bad, my eyes started bleeding during the first scene.

submitted by Miles Garrett

bs - Basal sludge, a waste product from oil wells. Worthless product that someone must be paid to dispose of.

e.g., Your work is nothing but bs.

submitted by Buddy Cox

bsas - An acronym standing for BS Alert System. The special creative art of recognizing and reflecting back to the receiver, a similar pile a smelly or simply untrue crap.

e.g., "My BSAS kicked in when he told me that he'd take care of me and that he loved me more than the moon and the stars, forever and from the moon, beyond, and back," she gagged.

submitted by paige_archer

bther - A bit under the weather. All washed out, drained, phsically exhausted.

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

submitted by mary stone

bts - (bee-tee-ESS; adj./adv.) acronym, short for "Behind the Scenes."

e.g., The politicos claimed it was "all-party" cooperation; bts, though, it seemed like blue-party blackmail: all the other parties had to toe their line or be "de-elected."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

bubba fork - An eating utensil (fork) with several tines bent.

e.g., Before we could begin eating, it took us a minute to fix the bubba forks at the Chinese buffet.

submitted by Albert D. Pereira

bubbababoo - A boy's version of nicknames given to girls such as sweetie, angel, or sweet pea.

e.g., My son is Mommy's little bubbababoo.

submitted by Joleen

bubbaloobiebear - A pet name given to someone who you really love. Used more often in the southern United States.

e.g., Madison is my bubbaloobiebear.

submitted by Rob K

bubbergasted - To be shocked or suprised at the sight of a fat person.

e.g., When I saw Father Christmas coming down my chimney I was too blubbergasted to speak for several seconds.

submitted by Hannah

bubbet - Can be goodbye, hello, the name of a loved companion or friend, any form of nonsense word--most frequently used as a means of farewell.

e.g., Well, Orville, it's been a pleasure chatting with you but i must bubbet for i have a pottery class at 4.

submitted by Jess

bubbilybaby - A chubby and cute baby; a round and adorable person.

e.g., She's such a bubbilybaby with her dimples.

submitted by Ling

bubble - Your personal space, the small area that is around you.

e.g., Your in my bubble, pal.

submitted by jon

bubble - To completely zone out of a group conversation and engage in one-on-one conversation with a date or significant other while the group conversation continues.

e.g., Davin and Elyse bubbled while the group continued debating the existence of true love.

submitted by Davin

bubble wrap - The opposite of "boiler plate" -- the standardized text in legal documents. "Bubble wrap" is language that must be included in documents to address issues of diversity, gender, and political correctness.

e.g., The NEH grant will be done after we work in the bubble wrap.

submitted by Rafi Metz - (www)

bubble-fluffy - An attractive female posterior.

e.g., Randy, did you see the nice bubble-fluffy on that girl in the back?

submitted by Justin Bellefontaine

bubble-humping - When someone takes over an online microphone when not supposed to. This is common in online trivia games.

e.g., Please tell Sharon to stop bubble-humping. Caly is trying to read her movie trivia questions.

submitted by Kelly

bubblegasm - What you have when you blow a bubble (with bubble gum or a wand . . . doesn't matter) and it is really satisfying and really great.

e.g., That bubble I just blew was so good, I almost had a bubblegasm.

submitted by Melissa - (www)

bubblegum - Trendy pop items (songs, clothes, etc.) that are just too happy, shallow, and myopic. Something Old Navy or Gap might sell -- lots of plastic and bright colors. Also used for someone who closely follows these trends -- superficial and narrow-minded.

e.g., I liked the Matchbox20 song, but it was bubblegum. That bright lime green tech vest is so bubblegum, I want to puke.

submitted by sarah

bubblegum tripe - Poorly wirtten music.

e.g., Did you hear Britney's new album? The usual bubblegum tripe.

submitted by Mandi - (www)

bubbleguts - The feeling in the pit of your stomach three hours after eating way too much Taco Bell chili, etc.

e.g., Couldn't make it in to work today. Had a bad case of the bubbleguts.

submitted by kato allen

bubblehead - U.S. Naval Term. Any naval crewman of a submarine. In common use in today’s U.S. Navy, this informal term derives from the common (but usually fanciful) image of air bubbles rising from submerged vessels. It is one of three terms that very generally classifies a sailor into one of the three levels on which the Navy operates and fights: below the sea (bubbleheads), on the sea (skimmers), and above the sea (airdales).

e.g., One retired navy veteran speaking to another, who was in submarines: "So what did you do in the Navy?" In reply, “I was a bubblehead.” (i.e., “I was in submarines.”)

submitted by Dennis Dio Parker

bubblelicious - Something that is so delicious, divine, or delightful that it requires celebrating with a glass of bubbly liquid such as champagne.

e.g., Liz hosted an incredible affair to honor her friend Suz that would rival the world's top caterers and chefs. It was a bubblelicious event.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

bubblelock - When you are locked in problem-solving mode and can't figure your way out, then your brain is in bubblelock.

e.g., Oh, darn, I'm in a bubblelock. I can't figure out the answer to this question.

submitted by cara

bubbler - Water fountain.

e.g., I'm going to get a drink at the bubbler.

submitted by Alex R.

bubbler - Water fountain. This has been submitted and is in the "dictionary", but I would add that, as far as I know, this is another Rhode Island-only term, like "cabinet."

e.g., Get a drink of water at the bubbler.

submitted by Gary Krasner

bubbler - A thin film of snot that inflates in the nose in a similar fashion to bubble gum.

e.g., I dont think Nobby's aware of the green bubbler in his left nostril.

submitted by Nobby

bubblesaurus - Llarge ball of wet soap, usually in a Harry Potter book, or the Lord of the Rings movie.

e.g., The bubblesaurus was as painful as warts.

submitted by matt

bubblesstocity - The state of a carbonated drink that has gone flat.

e.g., I left the soda in the refrigerator until it had reached the state of total bubblesstocity.

submitted by Steven Dean

bubbling - UK slang, crying.

e.g., is James bubbling again? What a big baby.

submitted by Adam Leslie

bubblize - To add bubbles to any substance by blowing through a straw.

e.g., My Coke is going flat. I'd better bubblize it.

submitted by Mark Applin - (www)

bubbly - Wife. A term of endearment and counterpart to "hubby."

e.g., I am her hubby and she is my bubbly.

submitted by Brett Cooper - (www)

bubongalong-babook - A term of endearment, with reference to an African Owl. Specifically used between siblings with questionable social lives.

e.g., "What are you doing Saturday night, Sis?" "Gee I don't know. Bubongalong-babook"

submitted by dusty

bubonic - (1) Bad meaning bad. (2) Bad meaning good. So good, in fact, it makes you almost sick. ||  
(Rhymes with "too SONic"; adj.) 1. Extremely virulent (vis-a-vis diseases); 2. Extremely toxic (vis-a-vis) elements, compounds, colloids, etc.; 3. Extremely contagious or likely to spread (e.g., computer viruses, pirated recordings, gossip, and such); 4. Vile, evil, corrupt, vicious, virulent vitriol, which has an awful tendency to spread like smallpox, aids, or ebola and do just as much damage, metaphorically or really. [Obviously, the name derives from the bubonic plague.]

e.g., Georgie: "What movie did you see tonight?" Porgy: "A Low Down Dirty Shame with Keenen Ivory Wayans. That movie was utterly bubonic, and I just realized that I'll never get those two hours of my life back. | Jack: "What movie did you see tonight?" Mac: "Purple Rain, with Prince. That flick is mad bubonic! Especially the outfits, and when he starts singing in the restaurant, and..." ||  
"That new strain of hepatitis is bubonic; best get a shot ... if there is one." | "Wow, computer viruses have become bubonic ... with fries."

submitted by Jessica Piazza || Scott M. Ellsworth

bubulate - To mull something over, to consider, think.

e.g., Sam: "Hey Kris, do you want to go to the park for lunch?" Kris: "I don't know, let me bubulate on it for a while?"

submitted by Jessica

bucephalus - The absolute pinnacle of cool or awesome. OR Alexander the Breat's war horse.

e.g., You just fell off that 40-story building and landed on your feet! That was bucephalus.

submitted by Galen - (www)

buck - 1. A hundred of anything (i.e. degrees, pounds) 2. an hour

e.g., 1. I lost fifteen pounds, and now I'm at a buck-ninety. It feels like a buck-O-five outside. 2.I'll be back in a buck and a half.

submitted by jOE

buck minus - Extremely cold conditions, esp. air temperature. Var: buck negativ.

e.g., Ever been to Yellowknife at Christmas? It's buck minus up there.

submitted by crassy - (www)

buck one-eighty, a - Variant of "a buck three-eighty."

e.g., Wonder if a buck three-eighty is actually the same amount as a buck one-eighty?

submitted by PseudoJudo

buck three eighty, a - The price for anything.

e.g., Q: How much is this, sir? A: That's a buck three eighty.

submitted by TLigs

buck, a - One hundred pounds. Used for the weight of a person, often when speaking of fighters.

e.g., He didn't weigh more than a buck, but he was tough as nails. So it's no surprise that Chris had his thugs hold him down while he kicked him unconscious.

submitted by Adam Burtch

buck-buck - A cat.

e.g., The pet store had a buck-buck sale on Tuesday.

submitted by ditnis

buckaruski - A buck mixed with a rooster.

e.g., There was a buckaruski in my yard.

submitted by Trey 7th English

buckdoe - A reproductive pair; couple; yin yang.

e.g., Buckdoe ducks in swim canal, soon to make eggs and new ducklings in row. Are you still just friends or buckdoe? Buckdoe balence is undoubtedly essential for the universe to exist.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

bucket - A lunch box in the coal fields of Southern Illinois. | Slang for the jailhouse or local county lockup. Crossbar Hotel, Graybar Hotel.

e.g., My wife packed my bucket before I went to the mine. |I didn't have enough bail money, so I had to spend the night in the bucket.

submitted by Herb Tauscher

bucket and spade fallacy - The bucket and spade fallacy is used to describe a situation where somebody complains about an object or theory on the grounds that it doesn't do something that it was never designed to do. You can dig sand with both a bucket and a spade although one is best. You can hold water in both a bucket and a spade but one is best. It comes from a problem inherent within naming things. Can also be used to describe a situation where two people argue, whilst (unknown to them) they misinterpret each other's statements so that they're never really having the same argument.

e.g., "She is wicked (meaning good)." "She is not wicked (meaning bad)." "You two are falling victim to the bucket and spade fallacy."

submitted by silverspider

bucket list - A list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket: places you want to go, people you want to meet, old friends you want to see. . . .

e.g., When it became obvious she didn't remember dating me, I took her off my bucket list.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

bucket o' lube - Anything extremely enjoyable.

e.g., Thanks for inviting me to that party last night. It was a bucket o' lube.

submitted by Patrick

bucketcrate - Any vehicle that should condemned off the road and to the scrapyard.

e.g., With the dragging muffler, patched side window, and broken headlight, the bucketcrate went onto the freeway.