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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 (borborygmus): "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 friend - And girl friend, too, of course. Forget about the age of the people -- that's not important. However, as the N-gram below suggests, age may have something to do with who uses what. Boy friend was used considerably more than boyfriend until the mid-1960s.

    As I see it, a boy friend is not the same as a boyfriend. A boyfriend is someone you have a non-platonic relationship with, someone who is not just both a boy and a friend -- which is what a boy friend is. The way girls love their boy friends is not the same as the way they love their boyfriends. It's love vs. [being] in love.

    e.g., "Lake visitors -- my three grandsons and the two adult boys' girl friends, for a week -- Anne's niece and three sons for two weekends -- that group plus Anne's brother, sister-in-law, other niece, and boy friend for this weekend, plus assorted single friends and couples on some weekdays."

    submitted by HD Fowler

    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.

    submitted by big d

    brb - Be Right Back

    e.g., I'll BRB.

    submitted by Dan_L

    brbn - bourbon abbreviated.

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

    submitted by steve zihlavsky

    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.

    submitted by May Trix

    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."

    submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

    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.

    submitted by Squackle! - (www)

    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."

    submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

    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.

    submitted by Busta Shoelace

    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?

    submitted by Charlie Lesko

    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?

    submitted by the pig - (www)

    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.

    submitted by Dot - (www)

    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.

    submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

    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.

    submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

    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?

    submitted by Matthew Bin - (www)

    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.

    submitted by ditnis

    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.

    submitted by dice

    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.

    submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

    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."

    submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

    breakily - Easily broken, fragile.

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

    submitted by aldermere

    breakstop - A short rest while travelling.

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

    submitted by tony L

    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.

    submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

    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.

    submitted by PPP

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

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

    submitted by Scott Walsh

    breastful - describing a well built woman

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

    submitted by Skip M.

    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.

    submitted by Kayru | Erin

    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.

    submitted by Marci

    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.

    submitted by Sarah

    breaxit - (Brexit + break) Brexit as the potential cause of the break of United Europe and of Great Britain (separation of Scotland and N. Ireland).

    e.g., Breaxit is one of the most divisive and potentially destructive events in European history.

    submitted by Mikhail Epstein - (www)

    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.

    submitted by dennis - (www)

    breeder - Heterosexual.

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

    submitted by dina

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

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

    submitted by Adam Leslie

    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.

    submitted by Jenilee Bonzani

    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.

    submitted by steve zihlavsky

    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.

    submitted by jimmie - (www)

    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.

    submitted by Mark Schlickman

    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.

    submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

    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.

    submitted by tara

    brewski - A hot drink, usually tea or coffee.

    e.g., You wanna brewski?

    submitted by tim dunk

    brewtal - Of an alcoholic beverage beyond brutally strong.

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

    submitted by biff

    brexit - A term synonymous with any bland breakfast food; especially a bowl of Cheerios. Special thanks to Britain for unintentionally making a fictitious cereal brand.

    e.g., I had some brexit this morning. It was the only thing in the house and I probably would've been better off with nothing.

    submitted by Anomaly - (www)

    brezzy - 1. A female 2. Girlfriend

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

    submitted by Melanie

    brice - Brown rice.

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

    submitted by will tang - (www)

    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.

    submitted by tmass - (www)

    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.

    submitted by Steve

    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.

    submitted by ditnis

    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

    submitted by ditnis

    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.

    submitted by kelly T

    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.

    submitted by HD Fowler

    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.

    submitted by ryan

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

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

    submitted by Jerome Greco - (www)

    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.

    submitted by ryan

    bricy - To be lazy or nonfunctioning.

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

    submitted by Shannon Clute

    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.

    submitted by Angie

    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.

    submitted by Angie

    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!

    submitted by Paul Jarvis - (www)

    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.

    submitted by Hammerton - (www)

    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

    submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

    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.

    submitted by Tina Nettles

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

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

    submitted by Kat

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

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

    submitted by Paul Dobbins

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

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

    submitted by Jenn - (www)

    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..

    submitted by Ungentlemanly Conduct

    brilltastic - Brilliantly fantastic.

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

    submitted by dave wadge

    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.

    submitted by Angie den Tex

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

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

    submitted by Fitch - (www)

    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?

    submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

    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*

    submitted by samara

    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."

    submitted by patrick dillon | Bard Judith - (www)

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

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

    submitted by tess

    brip - BRRRRRRR. Used when someone is extremely cold.

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

    submitted by Nicky Ubben

    brisk - Extremely cool.

    e.g., That movie was brisk.

    submitted by Zak

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

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

    submitted by Roy Valencia

    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.

    submitted by Rebecca & Todd

    british - Wimp.

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

    submitted by virgio

    britney spears - Aussie rhyming slang for beers.

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

    submitted by Fiona

    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.

    submitted by Breezy

    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.

    submitted by Jeremy

    britneys - Synthetically enhanced breasts.

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

    submitted by Marjorie - (www)

    brits - Boy Raised In The South.

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

    submitted by Cassandra Simono

    britspears - Fake, unreal.

    e.g., Those diamonds are britspears.

    submitted by Angel

    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?

    submitted by nina

    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!

    submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

    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?

    submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

    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.

    submitted by Brandon Ducharme

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