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forcery - Forcing somone to do something against her will. Past tense forcerized.

e.g., If I do your homework for you, it will be by sheer forcery. I have been forcerized into writing this definition.

submitted by sean flanigan

forcibly - Related to using force or violence to lightly tap something. {ED. "Carla" didn't give an e-mail address for notification, so I'm guessing she'll be coming back to see if her submittal gets accepted. Good to see that she has no fear of split infinitives. ... Only a throwback such as HD would. Lillith}

e.g., She forcibly kicked herself.

submitted by Carla

forcibly happy - To push a smile onto your face and speak and act as though you're just peachy for the sake of company or circumstance even though you may be morose with tears rolling from your eyes or infuriated enough to be red in the face and barely able to string a sentence together, etc.

e.g., Some folks can be forcibly happy when speaking to tactopunks (which see). I simply cannot; and, although scowling, usually am able to exersize enough self-control as to not lose my integrity.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

forearm tack - (nautical) a course where the forearm is used to avoid collision of boat with oncoming obstacle.

e.g., When leaving the dock, Greg chose a forearm tack which saved his boat from damage, but resulted in a trip to the emergency room.

submitted by greg foster

forecastocalypse - An incorrect forecast involving an event or outcome that involves many people and businesses changing their schedules and plans. Usually involving the loss of tens of millions of dollars to businesses. Most frequently used to describe a blown weather forecast.

e.g., The "historic" blizzard of January 26th, 2015, turned out to be a forecastocalypse, rather than an actual weather event of significance.

submitted by Chris Moran - (www)

foreign accent syndrome - A real syndrome. A rare medical condition "caused when part of the brain is damaged."

e.g., "Doctors have diagnosed her with a rare condition called foreign accent syndrome, which is caused when part of the brain is damaged."

submitted by [Mark Sage] - (www)

foreignges - Dastardly alien oranges.

e.g., Gimme a Florida or California orange, none a them foreignges for me, please.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

forem - For them. Misspelling of forum.

e.g., Are we forem or aginem on the forem?

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

forensicator - A forensics student or participant in forensic activities common in high school. Debate is usually the 1st semester and forensics the 2nd semester. Activities include public speaking, informative speaking, improvised duet acting, etc.

e.g., I was a forensicator and debater in high school. I excelled in the forensics but did not do as well in debate.

submitted by Michael McKnab

forepitchblack - When the hint about the upcoming plot in a movie or TV show is somewhat less than subtle.

e.g., That's not foreshadowing. That was so obvious, it's forepitchblack.

submitted by KLoebrich

foreplay - Anything sexual you do with another person that is not actually inserting or kissing. Differs from the real word because it can be used collectively, and can even be used for times when you don't insert at all.

e.g., The guy I am seeing is great at foreplay. I won't let him insert, though.

submitted by Rainbow Woman

foreploy - Any misrepresentation made solely for the purpose of getting laid. (Washington Post Style Invitational.)

e.g., Introducing himself as a Vice President of Merrill-Lynch was a foreploy. She fell for it.

submitted by Dana Friedman - (www)

forepray - A monk's blessing before a meal.

e.g., The brothers always have forepray before each meal..

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

forereopen - Fore-reopen. The recovery of one's real estate by the foreclosed-upon. [Close->reopen; foreclose->forereopen.]

e.g., After losing his house in foreclosure, Joe won the lotto jackpot so he forereopened his old house. Celebration this Saturday; bring your designated driver!

submitted by Dr. Dan Muldoon - (www)

foresite - What you get when you click on "Forward."

e.g., Foresight sent him to the foresite.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

forever and a day plus two - A really looong time.

e.g., Our teacher STILL hasn't given us our tests back. It's been forever and a day plus two.

submitted by Julie

foreverly - Combination of forever and eternity.

e.g., I simply will love you foreverly Until all of time slips away. Yes, I will love you foreverly Foreverly and a day.

submitted by Marge Tindal - (www)

forgetchian - The art or practice of forgetting things.

e.g., 1. My powers of forgetchian resulted in the kids having to walk home from school. 2. The older I get the better my forgetchian powers are -- I remember what I choose to remember.

submitted by Stoffle - (www)

forgettery - Lack of remembering due to the burst of energy from consuming too many caffeinated beverages.

e.g., After Starbucks, I started painting the house and got a little forgettery about the kids needing to be picked up from school.

submitted by Underpaid Kept Woman - (www)

forgotten-snakes - "For goodness' sake" as interpreted by a 4 year old.

e.g., Forgotten-snakes dad! Aren't you going to read me a book?

submitted by Suz

forible - To fail horribly.

e.g., I foribled my chemistry test.

submitted by lauryn

forking - A practical joke involving sticking hundreds and hundreds of plastic forks into someone's lawn or some other large, grassy area. Much like TP'ing.

e.g., We forked Jeff's lawn last night. When we drove by in the morning he was running them over with a lawnmower. Ha.

submitted by ben

forking - Like spooning, but more intense.

e.g., They were forking in bed.

submitted by Warren Wood

forkloader - A socially inept person; dullard.

e.g., That forkloader better leave me alone, or I'll have to hurt her.

submitted by acidspork

forkster - Placing one's fork into the toaster in an attempt to get your now charcoalled toast out.

e.g., How many times have I told you not to forkster? You could get electrocuted.

submitted by Alice Clements

formatophobe - A music-lover addicted to vinyl, with an abhorrence for CDs, tape, MP3s and mini-disks. Such folks are commonly Luddites.

e.g., Harry's wall-to-wall collection of 70s albums, together with this Dansette record player marked him out as a complete formatophobe.

submitted by John Dodds

formicle - To appear or rise from underneath the ground.

e.g., The plant is growing so fast I can see it formicle.

submitted by blackjack

formidibale - Formidable. Misspelling.

e.g., Yeah, you guys do have formidibale tempers.

submitted by Miss Speller

forn - Pornography in any language other than that of the audience. Refers specifically to foreign movies or shows that contain graphic sex and subtitles over-dubbing, but are not hardcore pornography.

e.g., Some suggest that watching enough forn will let you learn the words "Oh, god" in over a hundred languages.

submitted by i_monk

fornever - For never; never happening; the opposite of forever.

e.g., He married for forever, but it turned into fornever . . . and a forever rip-off.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

fornicasting - Playing with financial forecasts to create a more desirable outcome, i.e., screwing with the numbers.

e.g., After the sales group finished fornicasting, they submitted a very favorable 2003 market outlook to management.

submitted by Richard B.

fornicaterer - A food service specialist whose niche was sex clubs such as the notorious Plato's Retreat swingers club of the late 1970s and early 1980s. {ED. No claim a'tall of originality -- the construct is obvious. However, I had never seen it before it occurred to me as I processed the titty-twister entry with its reference to Californication.}

e.g., Fear of AIDS may well have contributed to the disappearance of most fornicaterers from the public eye. (Not that their presence was all that well-known outside certain sophisticated venues such as New Orleans, New York City, and San Francisco.)

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

fornification - The act of building a fortification during sexual activity between unmarried parties.

e.g., The couple, having been interrupted mid-coitus by the zombie attack, needed to find shelter. The were both very much in need of the denied "release" as well. At this point they solved both problems with an act of fornification. Safe and sated they awaited daylight to seek help.

submitted by Tim Reinerman

foron - FOR'on (n.) - A contraction of the portmandeau word "frakkingmoron"; describes an individual who gives the word "moron" a bad name; can be used in polite company to express utter disbelief, in any situation.

e.g., Did you see that foron cross six lanes of traffic and still miss his exit? | I had to call tech support, and as usual I spoke to a wide assortment of forons. | You, Sir, are a foron. | | Overheard in the I.T. department: "That foron, Earl, called me again and asked what his password was. How many times do I have to spell it out for him? Eye dee ten tee." etc.

submitted by Badotz

forpetesamprassake - An exclamation of surprise (we used it in college all the time), which replaces the word "goodness" with "pete sampras."

e.g., Chad said, "For petesamprassake, that's a big fire."

submitted by aaron

forrealiously - For real and seriously.

e.g., "That English test was easy!" "Forrealiously!"

submitted by Kelly

forrealmail - Postal mail, snail mail.

e.g., Her correspondence came via forrealmail, not e-mail.

submitted by cassandra

forsheezy! - To exclaim the greatness of a thing or situation or oneself, fer sure.

e.g., The attractive object of your attention invites you in for a drink: "Forsheezy!"

submitted by dan - (www)

fortaphon - A very loud noise, a sound with a defening roar.

e.g., A fortaphon came from the mountain as a jet flew over.

submitted by snowboardinghockeyplayer3 - (www)

fortefid - To have strong faith.

e.g., He had such fortefid, it surprised the bishop. The rook was equally surprised.

submitted by snowboardinghockeyplayer3 - (www)

fortlucent - A strong light.

e.g., The headlights of the car were fortlucents.

submitted by snowboardinghockeyplayer3 - (www)

fortune cookie - 1.Said when you've just been through a near disaster but amazingly survived without a scratch. 2.Can also be said in the "sink or swim" scenario where you mess something up so badly but are still trying to come out ahead, usually in a ridiculous manner.

e.g., 1. A: Well, at least the kitchen didn't burn down. B: Fortune Cookie! 2. A: You know, we could sell this for a modern art masterpiece. B: Fortune Cookie!

submitted by Datura

fortvocde - To yell down in a hole searching for a person.

e.g., I fortvacded looking for Jim.

submitted by snowboardinghockeyplayer3 - (www)

forty lashes with a wet noodle - Ann Landers' (Eppie Lederer) suggested self-flagellation for imagined or real offenses.

e.g., Give yourself forty lashes with a wet noodle.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

forty-two - "I don't know." From Douglas Adams' series _The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy_ in which 42 is the answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything.

e.g., Bryon: "Lauryn, what time is your mom getting home?" Lauryn: "Forty-two."

submitted by lauryn

fortyleven - Originally "Forty-Eleven." A number to use when one doesn't want to provide a specific figure.

e.g., Sorry I'm late. My boss made me run off, like, fortyleven copies at the last minute.

submitted by Anxy - (www)

forumoron - Someone stupid who spends too much time with message boards.

e.g., I'm a forumoron and I'm proud of it!

submitted by Pinky Lee - (www)

forward - Arrogant, unkind.

e.g., Did you see how Chris cut me off just now. How very forward of him.

submitted by ditnis

forward - What was previously meant by the direction "straight" (rampant in Renaissance Faire circles).

e.g., There is no such thing as straight -- only ever so gaily forward.

submitted by Raptor

fosizzle - Cool, amazing, awesome, tripped-up, etc.

e.g., Wow! Your shirt is so fosizzle.

submitted by Hannah and Mikayla

fosl - an acronymic word meaning Fear of speed limit

e.g., I would of been here on time but I got behind a fosl on the narrow road

submitted by Sid

fossa - 1. Fossil. Arkansas pronunciation. 2. An old person. 3. Cryptoprocta ferox. | Synonymous with the noun "ditch," derived from Latin (1st declension).

e.g., Not only do they have diamonds at Murfreesboro, they also have fossas. | Fossas can be found in Madagascar. || That drunken idiot? He fell in that fossa there and broke his arm.

submitted by HD Fowler | Drew T - (www)

fossil-burner - A car, especially one that is old, large, inefficient, and over-powered for the purposes for which it is used.

e.g., At 4 o'clock, the street outside the school is lined with mothers in fossil-burners.

submitted by Paul-Michael Agapow - (www)

fossils - Grandparents.

e.g., I'll be off visiting the fossils on the weekend.

submitted by Nicole - (www)

fossmaster - A person who is very good at flaunting wealth. Overly stylish or expensive in taste. Fossy.

e.g., Referring to a lady wearing furs, walking two French Poodles: That new bouffant hairstyle makes Gigi look like even more of a fossmaster.

submitted by Whitni McDonald

fosta - Used in place of "suppossed to." pronounced foe sta

e.g., We were fosta go to the movies but Justin had to hang out with his girlfriend. Dork.

submitted by Cody Jamison

fot - V. Breaking the foil seal on a new jar of coffee. N. The sound od a spoon thrust into the foil seal on a new jar of coffee.

e.g., The hangover was severe, but the joy of fotting a new jar of coffee slightly alleviated the nausea Jim was feeling.

submitted by Craig Smith

foul-weather friend - (n.) An acquaintance you don't see very much of, or hear from, until you find yourself in need of help or support. Then these folks suddenly show up as though you are blood kin and begin to shower you with help. The more desperate your need, the more assistance they provide. They do not seek payment or return, but offer help freely because they're just ... nicer than the rest of us. [The opposite of "fair-weather friend," used to describe people who are "friends" while everything is good, but vanish when things get rough.]

e.g., The most extreme example of foul-weather friend I have personally seen occurred about ten or twelve years ago when my wife suddenly realized, as she walked in the door, that she did not have her purse. It had evidently disappeared from her grocery cart after (or perhaps while) she was unloading groceries from it into the car. We drove back to the store and spent quite a while looking for it, while hurriedly cancelling the credit cards and such. The real loss, however, was the $200+ dollars which were in it, part of which was our son's entire birthday budget. While I searched the host of shopping carts in the parking lot, my wife went into the store to ask the manager whether a purse had been found. I found nothing and went into the grocery store to find my wife. As we stood there together, distraught and frustrated, a woman came up to us and handed my wife $200. She had overheard us, and wanted to help. We could only blink and mumble our thanks; and when we asked her name so that we could pay her back when we could, she said, very seriously, "Just pay it forward someday." We don't even know her name.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

founch - To fidget and annoy.

e.g., Sam, quit founching your sister.

submitted by kelly

fountaining - To jump into fountain and get wet.

e.g., On my vacation to Finland, I fountained in Helsinki.

submitted by Kuosu

four lorn - An emotional state of feeling abandoned caused by a multiple loss of relationships.

e.g., Paul: Hey, man. You look terrible! What's wrong? Saul: My dog ran away, my girl left me for her lady Yoga instructor, the Organ Bank won't issue me a donor card for medical reasons, and Paddy's Irish House of Brew and Bar-B-Q has banned me from its premises forever. Of course I'm looking "lorn." I'm "four lorn!"

submitted by Charlie Lesko

four mule a - The ancient and original test for the validity of a set form of words, chemical compound, or mathematical equation, based on four common attributes of mules: 1. Independence -- stand alone†
2. Intelligent and thoughtful†
3. Durable and long-lasting†
4. Difficult -- no simple solution†

e.g., (From the archives of a 4th grade history class:) Archimedes was an old Greek guy who really wanted to find a four mule a, so he moved to a smelly old barn and lived with some mules and horses. It took a real long time, and he was so disgusted with being there, that when he finally found out how to test gold, he yelled "You reek a!" at the animals, and went home, and took a hot bath. And that's the trooth.

submitted by charlie lesko

four-banger - Also "two-banger." A conventionally aspirated automobile (i.e., a car without fuel injection).

e.g., Almost all American cars manufactured in the 1960s are four-bangers or two-bangers.

submitted by Stephen Mize

four-banger - A four-cylinder engine installed in an automobile. 4-banger.

e.g., My Honda looks like it goes fast, but it just has a four-banger under the hood.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

four-o-four - Taken from the web's "Not Found" error number, this handy number can be used to describe a stooopid person or anything misplaced or forgotten.

e.g., Don't date him -- he's 404. | Where the four-o-four are my keys? | Damn, I 404ed last night.

submitted by jeff - (www)

four-oh-find - A dynamic website development technique that uses 404 errors (page not found) to instigate searches in that website's content or database.

e.g., I couldn't remember the definition for 5 by 5, but pseudodictionary's four-oh-find technology let me just type "www.pseudodictionary.com/5 by 5" into my browser.

submitted by garret - (www)

four-oh-foreplay - Wasting time, especially in a verbal exchange with the clueless

e.g., I asked him how it happened, but all I got was a bunch of four-oh-foreplay.

submitted by Reg Hacquer - (www)

four-one-one - info

e.g., "what's the four-one-one on that girl?

submitted by alan

four-seven-tennis - The game you play when browsing here letter by letter to get back to the middle of the Ms, Ts, etc. by clicking on 4 7 10.

e.g., I hate to check my inbox at work because I lose my place and hafta play four-seven-tennis again.

submitted by onjaysun

fourbears - Fourbears, your parents' parents, if you're a bear.

e.g., My fourbears are all coming over this Sunday for honey and berries.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

fourbucks - Starbucks coffee houses -- since their product tends to be a little more pricey than the usual cup o' joe.

e.g., I really like the coffee from Fourbucks.

submitted by J. P. - (www)

fourgive - To donate in quadruplicate.

e.g., Her firm matched donations so she made two, thus fourgiving.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

fourplay - Prelims four a two-couple orgy.

e.g., Is fourplay foulplay?

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

foursyllabal, foursyllably - Modifier to be used when the object doesn't actually need modifying, but you wish to either call attention to the object, lengthen your sentence, or take four more syllables to think of what to say.

e.g., Tyson is foursyllably taking him apart piece by piece.

submitted by Paul

fourteen-four - To move very slowly. Refers to a 14.4 kbps modem.

e.g., I couldn't get my daughter out of bed and off to school this morning. She was really fourteen-fouring.

submitted by Frank

fourve - It's more than four and less than five.

e.g., That house is fourve stories high.

submitted by Biffer

foutre - To mess up at something; deriving from the French.

e.g., Daughter: Did you finish you're painting? I want to see it. Mum: It's finished, but you foutred up the question. It should by "your," not "you're."

submitted by manda nicole

fovie - A contraction for "food and a movie" or "dinner and a movie?"

e.g., What are you doing friday night? Wanna come over for a fovie?

submitted by Ramsey

fowl language - The language of fowls, especially poultry. Not as prevalent as Pig Latin. Foul language? -- a good word for "coarsely or vulgarly abusive language" is billingsgate. HD Fowler uses foul language, fowl language, and Fowler Language. | Standard American English usage, as idiosyncratically misused by Jon Stewart and his ilk, to the great dismay of HD Fowler, Senior Editor for the PseudoDictionary, and this poster.

e.g., Too many pigs around for us to use Pig Latin -- let's use fowl language. Translation of the Bible into Pig Latin. The translation into fowl language is a work in progress. English into Pig Latin. Pig Latin search engine. |Jon Stewart's fowl language in no way lends to his image as a champion of free speech. He's chicken to try to get by without resorting to same.

submitted by HD Fowler | S. Berliner, III - (www)

fowl mood - The mood you're in when the chickens come home to roost. Given that the idiom is used to refer to getting your just deserts for earlier bad acts or bad behavior, a fowl mood is a bad mood -- essentially the same as a foul mood. Sometimes, a fowler mood -- not a comparative formed by adding -er, the meaning of fowler mood is identical to the meaning of fowl mood, no better, no worse. Either that or it's simply a reference to the mood I'm in: Fowler Mood, meaning Fowler's mood.

e.g., Dammit. I hated to see that happen. It put me in a fowl mood.

submitted by HD Fowler

fowl play - What you shouldn't do to chickens.

e.g., He had some fowl play in mind, but the bird was chicken.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

fowl, to - 1. Foul, to. From a misspelling of same, in the first example. 2. To have your PD entry converted to Pseudodictionary Speak (pseudospeak), aka Standard English -- including use of the shift key. Also "to fowler."

e.g., 1. "The problem was always the same: The elegant teak veneer on the front face of the speaker was being fowled by slipped screwdrivers as the cones were being mounted." (From a message board. The writer is explaining where the term "Allen wrench" comes from Subsequent have good evidence that his explanation is incorrect. The first response: Wow... if this is true, it's a great story and good explanation.If it was made-up, then I'm even more impressed!" Check the link.

2. Even if the old dude (Fowler, I think he calls himself.) doesn't intercept your submittal, it's going to get fowled anyway. All the editors are adept at pseudoctrination. Asshole editors.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

fowler - One who plays with chickens and such-like birds in an unspeakable way.

e.g., An HD fowler is not just one who does dirty things with birds but even does it in high definition. {ED. While it's not necessarily perverse to use feathers during sexual activities, using the whole chicken is another matter.}

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

fowler crony - Close pal, at least in spirit, with people like HD Fowler, for their inclinement to play with words.

e.g., I seem to be a Fowler crony, as I've now got a full one percent plus of the words in the Pseudodictionary under my name.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

fowler language - Standard American English usage, as idiosyncratically interpreted by HD Fowler, Senior Editor for the PseudoDictionary. Senior certainly in that he is our geezer editor, decades older than anyone else.

e.g., Submittals will be converted to Fowler Language before the "save it" button is clicked to add them.

submitted by HD Fowler

fox - To suck, or to be generally unpleasant.

e.g., I wish I had eaten out last night, since my mom's meatloaf really foxes.

submitted by Vesty - (www)

fox up - To overdo an especially lurid and tasteless news story or investigative report so as to add overtones of sensationalism or tastelessness.

e.g., That I-team report this past week seems to be rather foxed-up, don't you think?

submitted by Larry Ellis Reed - (www)

foxed - For a project that has been given a cease and desist order or otherwise stepped on (most commonly by the owners of an intellectual property that has been "borrowed"). The term originates with a mod for Doom based on the Alien movies. FOX Entertainment quashed the project with both feet.

e.g., I wouldn't do that... you're going to get Foxed.

submitted by BitRaiser

foxtrot oscar - Fuck Off. From NATO phonetic alphabet. Motto of my recruit course.

e.g., "Clean that latrine." "Foxtrot oscar."

submitted by The Puffin - (www)

foxy morons - A "dumb blond" or the like? Someone who's very attractive, so and "intelligence" doesn't matter. | foxymoron: An attractive but intellectually vacant person, especially female.

e.g., Their very lack of smarts can make the foxy moron very appealing. | "How did you get on with your blind date last night?" "She looked great, but meeting at the theatre was a big mistake. She's, like, a foxymoron."

submitted by Paul Edic | hedgewizard - (www)

fpoon - A utensil comprised of part fork, part spoon; the opposite of spork.

e.g., "...and these noodles come with a handy fpoon, so you can eat them on the run."

submitted by Jamie Bowen

fq - Fuckability Quotient. A measure on a scale of 1-10 of how fuckable a potential object of one's desire is. Sometimes, Frivolous Question.

e.g., Oh, I'd give her about a 9 as an FQ.

submitted by beelzebub

fra fries - French fries.

e.g., I want fra fries with my hamburger.

submitted by Janelle

frab - When you barf but it only comes part way up the throat and then heads back.

e.g., He was so nauseated that he thought he would barf--but he couldn't get it to come out of his mouth and all he could do was frab.

submitted by David S aka The Flamingo Kid

frabs - Any infectious vermin that invokes an itching sensation.

e.g., Goshdern frabs just won't go away.

submitted by Felice - (www)

fracas - The nether regions, I'd have to say. The example is a question and answer exchange in a court. Other hilarious stuff at the linked page.

e.g., "Q. The truth of the matter is that you were not an unbiased, objective witness, isn't it? You too were shot in the fracas? A. No, sir. I was shot midway between the fracas and the naval."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

frack - 1. An exclamation used when in frustration. 2. Used in a sentence like the word "heck" or "crap." 3. Substitute for frickin' or other words used in "F" terms.

e.g., 1. Frack. The vase just fell. 2. What the frack is he doing? 3. Throw me the frackin' baseball.

submitted by Ryan

frack - Coined in the early 1960's, a single word exclamation used when someone has made a glaring mistake, misjudgment, or social blunder. Also used for a physical mishap, a spaz, or other humorous miscalculated activity.

e.g., While spray painting the tank pink, John inadvertently pointed the spray can in Bob's direction. Seeing Bob's disgruntled pink face, John exclaimed, "Frack!"

submitted by John S. Duckering

fracker - 1. A member of an orchestra who just doesn't give a flip about what the conductor says, and who refuses to participate in chair tests because they hinder the ability to have fun in the orchestra 2. A person who is so cool, that she makes up her own vocabulary and teaches others to use it.

e.g., There's just two or three frackers in the back of the room who won't stop having a party while we're trying to have class.

submitted by Sarah

fractal - A basic element of the universe that results in the creation of intelligence as long as the fractal is allowed to expand to a required level of complexity. Fractals clump and are drawn into our dimension by other fractals.

e.g., You must have a similar fractal to me, since we are so alike.

submitted by peter meharg

fractal theory - If young children are fat and flabby, they're likely to be the same as adults.

e.g., Fractal Theory was wrong in this case, as the chubby girl he remembered had turned into a lean and gorgeous woman.

submitted by Steve McDonald

fractioned - Texan/Czech for "fractured."

e.g., He fell and fractioned his elbow.

submitted by John Booth, Jr.

fradurdurt - Slurred speech, commonly found in those who work for a fast-food chain. e.g. Hellko fwelco chew Wendys fray Ki Take cher Order

e.g., Hellko fwelco chew Wendys fray Ki Take cher Order.

submitted by Jake Wiesnet

frag - Kill, in computer gaming.

e.g., Q3 session: Why are you chasing him? Ans: He fragged me, the bastard.

submitted by Herbert

frag - To throw a hand grenade (fragmentation grenade).

e.g., If he doesn't stop singing, I'm gonna frag him.

submitted by mike

fraguile - An illusion of helpless delicacy created by Southern women of steel.

e.g., Samantha Suggins of Roanoke, VA, is so fraguile that she needs the support of a gentleman's arm to bring her safely from the restaurant door to the dining table. At the local gym, however, she is known as a kick-boxing expert and regularly bench presses 200 pounds with no problem.

submitted by Charlie Lesko - (www)

fraggaholic - Anyone that plays first person shooters more than 8 hours a day.

e.g., Jim, you are a fraggaholic.

submitted by DeBuG

fragged - To inflict a wound on oneself accidentally. From the military slang used in the Vietnam War, if not quite with the same meaning. Alternative spellings include "fregged," "frigged," "frogged," and "frugged." For rather obvious reasons, "frogged" is preferred when referring to John É Kerry's alleged accidental injury to himself in Vietnam, December, 1969.

The Sixties Project Glossary of Military Terms & Slang from the Vietnam War defines fragging as "the assassination of an officer by his own troops, usually by a grenade" -- or fragmentation bomb, fragmentation grenade.

There's rather extensive writeup in Webster's Online Dictionary, but all definitions refer to intentional fire.

e.g., Several Swift boat veterans maintain that John É Kerry's first Purple Heart may have been awarded as the result of his frogging himself with an M-79 grenade launcher that he fired into some rocks. Kerry's own journal indicates that he did not face enemy fire until 9 days after the injury for which he received the Purple Heart was sustained. Who knows? John É Kerry, for sure.

submitted by HD Fowler

fraggle - A spastic person.

e.g., He just knocked over Mom's Hummel collection. A fraggle, if ever I saw one.

submitted by ifyousayso

fragistat manipulator - A technology term typically used by people working in a machine shop or garage of some sort, refers to the male genitalia.

e.g., Oh my god, Marty, you almost hit me in the fragistat manipulator with that crankshaft.

submitted by Andrew Troupis

fragm - Saliva, spit, any fluid coming from your mouth.

e.g., "Stop fragming all over me," I said to Torrie.

submitted by Jill - (www)

fragrent - The guy living in the cardboard box behind the liquor store.

e.g., Caught him panhandeling again, obviously another fragrent.

submitted by Norm De'Pleum

frail - To collapse or fall down unconscious.

e.g., Joel had too much to drink at the New Year's Eve party, so he frailed immediately when wh got home.

submitted by Joel Parker

frail - A girl, female person, dame, broad -- the weaker of the two sexes? A pulp fiction term.

e.g., Take a gander at the groovy frail -- think I'll mosey on over and shoot the breeze.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

frailure - When you fail at something not for lack of trying, but due to frailty and weakness.

e.g., I tried to lift the bookcase off of him, but met with frailure.

submitted by B-Rad

frak - Physically tired.

e.g., After that run, I'm feeling frakked.

submitted by Tia`

fralm - Really, really, really, really fun.

e.g., Making up new word is fralm.

submitted by Tia`

framazol - A poor or bad item. A second-rate person.

e.g., It's a framazol leash.

submitted by Jimmy Roy - (www)

framis - Anything that you forget the definition of.

e.g., So after you lower the bolt shaft you . . . er . . . squizzle the framis and it all falls into place.

submitted by Osric

france surrenders - From fark.com A variation of a theme found in he Onion's Our Dumb Century, a collection of fake newspaper articles supposedly published all across the 20th century. One of the jokes is that every time there's a war (World War I, World War II, Vietnam, etc.), the words "France Surrenders" follow some sort of news headline.

e.g., US declares war on Iraq. France surrenders.

submitted by BorgHunter

franchfries - Frenchfries purchased through a franchised fast food restaurant.

e.g., Although I enjoy frenchfries from a mom-and-pop restaurant, I refuse to order mass-produced franchfries from a franchise restaurant chain such as McDonalds or Burger King.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy

franglais - Fractured French. A combination of French and English words and grammar. Often used when an English-speaker is trying to speak French and doesn't know a French word needed to complete the sentence. Or, using English sentence structure when composing a sentence in French.

e.g., 1. Her French failed her, so she resorted to Franglais. 2. From Scott X, a typical Franglais conversation: "Eh, Marie-Pierre, vous etes allez a la party cette week-end?" "Colis de tabernac, oui! j'avais tellement du fun, mon estie!"

submitted by al

franglish - The French counterpart to Spanglish.

e.g., A: Salut! B: Bonjour, ca va well? A: No. B: Por why? A: Speaking in Franglish again, are we?

submitted by Stacy

frank - Term used when an actor or actress looks exactly like a better or more famous actor or actress. It comes from a lot of lesser-known siblings being named Frank, most notably Frank Stallone and Frank Shamrock. NOTE: This does not apply to special cases such as Nick Nolte/Gary Busey because they are the same person. See "Niarcky Buolstey." Term can also be used for things other than thespians, but works best when used with an easily recognizable last name.

e.g., GOOD: "She looks like Frank Pinkett Smith." "Oakland. Man, that's like San FRANKcisco." "Who is this guy, Frank Malkovich?" BAD: "That girl looks like Frank Roberts." (Referring to a Julia Roberts look-a-like.)

submitted by Alexander Tarrant

frank - A TV remote control or "Zapper." Shortening of Frank Zappa.

e.g., There appears to be nothing worth watching on TV tonight. Pass me the Frank and I shall dismiss the pixels forthwith.

submitted by Dave Widdicombe

frank you berry mush - A cute way of saying "Thank you very much."

e.g., Lauryn: "I like your shirt, Nicky." Nicky: "Frank you berry mush."

submitted by lauryn

frankancestor - (also "frankencestor"; n.) 1. An ancestor whose personal information is self-contradictory, piecemeal, or even impossible; probably because 2. that particular ancestor never really existed or was cobbled together out of the lives of people similarly named or located ... or something; 3. A forged together ancestor for political status or importance in one's community. [From "Frankenstein" + "ancestor."]

e.g., I once traced one of my father's grandmother's lines back to a grandson of President John Adams. Unfortunately, this grandson was a frankancestor of some kind, because the John Adams I am truly related to was a Canadian fellow from Ontario who died several years after President Adams did. | There's a lady on my line who was born in Virginia, but was christened in Wales several weeks before her own birth; she got married to a man who had died the year before, and had nineteen children who were all born in the same two-year period, and she died only a few years later, back in Virginia again. Oh, and she was buried in Texas a week later. Needless to say, she was obvoiusly a frankencestor, an erroneous amalgam of various real people ... and it will take me years to separate all the real women whose histories have all been tangled up.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

frankenbite - Used in media circles in place of "soundbite." But a frankenbite is a bit of interview edited to make a person say what you want her to. Also used as a verb: an editor can try to "frankenbite" an interview.

e.g., Not at all what I said. KRMG broadcast a 30-second frankenbite pieced together from over 3 hours of an interview.

submitted by Steve - (www)

frankenboobies - Breasts that have been surgically enhanced, usually enlarged.

e.g., Any breasts that round are full-on Frankenboobies.

submitted by ZenRhino

frankenbride - Bridezilla. A scary rendition of a stressed-out bride.

e.g., She went Frankenbride when the caterer told her he ran out of shrimp.

submitted by hellen

frankendating - Dating three or more people at once so each can fulfill needs the others cannot.

e.g., I'm frankendating right now. Pat is athletic, but not very smart. So I date Alex for intellectual stimulation. But, since Alex doesn?t like foreign films, I also date Chris.

submitted by Stephanie

frankenfish - To destroy or fry with excessive voltage or current. Also, metaphorically, to wear out, frotz, or frazzle.

e.g., Don't hook that light up to the 240V outlet. You'll frankenfish it.

submitted by Eric Sprague - (www)

frankenpaper - 1. Research paper, article, story, treatment, analysis, etc., at that awkward stage where it is more or less a mish-mash of outlines, quotations, citations, and (usually) vague ideas. 2. A paper or story that is rejected or censured, or earns a rotten grade. (Metaphorically rising off its slab and killing its creator.)

e.g., "Have you been able to get to that write-up yet?" "I'm at the frankenpaper stage, so I have long way to go." | "My editor asked me how long she'd have to wait to see my next book; I had to tell her it was still in the frankenpaper stage." | "How'd you do on your term paper, dude?" "No joy, man, the prof said it was frankenpaper." "Ouch! That's harsh."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

frankenstein - (v) To put something together from many different parts in a way that is not altogether natural. (n) Something put together from many parts in a way that is not altogether natural.

e.g., My mom wanted a computer so I built her a frankenstein from parts I had lying around.

submitted by Faithful Atheist - (www)

frankicide - When a frankfurter can't take any more torture and hurls itself through the grill onto the coals.

e.g., If one more frank takes a dive, I'm gonna commit frankicide all on my own.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

frankincense - The enticing smell of hot dogs on the grill.

e.g., The frankincense made them myrrhthful (and hungry, too)!

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

frankinsense - The ability to offer a gift to a child, generally the son of someone more powerful than you, that makes you look wise.

e.g., Say what you will about Chris, but he's got frankinsense. He just gave his boss's son the 26-volume set of the Complete Works of Mark Twain. And -- guess what? -- he's been promoted. You didn't think that was based on merit, did you?

submitted by Miguel Esteves cardoso - (www)

franks - Pistachios. No, it's not a brand name.

e.g., I like franks. I don't like having to de-shell them, though; it gets tiring.

submitted by ditnis

frantuck - The hasty self-smartening you do as someone important approaches.

e.g., As my boss entered I had to frantuck my shirt and tie.

submitted by Hammerton

frap - Expletive. For frustration, surprise, disdain--generally for negative feelings. As a modifier, "What the frap is he doing?

e.g., Oh, frap! My foot is caught in the escalator.

submitted by rainbow sunshine

frap - Disconnect, lose connection, lose energy, not running properly;. Frappin'= crappin' out.

e.g., My car's been frappin' out since I ran over that deer's corpse.

submitted by Penelope Pound - (www)

frapper - A fake rapper. A rapper who tries hard but still sucks.

e.g., Chris is a frapper. If he wanted to be a real rapper he would be a badass and rap like a real man.

submitted by Amber Thyssen

frappr map - "Frappr! Maps are like a triple mash-up of an online guest book, a hit log and a map -- three services that, combined, create a fun and visually appealing environment that will keep Web site visitors coming back for more..." -- Kun, Frappr! co-founder

e.g.,

Enter your country, state, and city information to the right, and let's see how this frappr map thingy works. Some tweaks may be needed.

Enter a phonynym if you don't want to use your real name -- that's what I did. I also used a SpamMotel e-mail address. That way I don't have to worry about getting spam. Avatars are cool, too.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

frappuccubus - A combination of Frappuccino and succubus: A wicked temptress who beguiles mortal men with endless tastes of ambrosia-like, sugar-laden, caffeinated, fatty, frozen coffee drinks.

e.g., I was talking to that trickster Mai again. Now Iím craving a chocolate brownie frappuccubus from Moondollarís.

submitted by Dylon Whyte

frapulent - Of one who is easily talked into abandoning her scruples. Ergo, not all that different from unscrupulous.

e.g., Although she was allegedly highly religious and upright, the frapulent girl left the bar at midnight and took a john home.

submitted by BorkingChikapa - (www)

frapulent - The best thing you can imagine in the world. Anything excessively wonderful that makes you extremely happy.

e.g., This ice cream is almost frapulent. I just got an A on my math test, I think I might frapulate. I thought I was going to frapulate the whole time we were at the concert. That perfume is frapulent. His paintings are amazing. It could even be said that they are frapulent.

submitted by Blaine Jordan

frasche - To violently rip the stuffing out of something, usually refering to a couch or such an item of upholstered furniture, often by a dog.

e.g., Your dog has frasched my couch again.

submitted by jimmy

frasday - Day of week between Friday and Saturday.

e.g., When shall we three meet again? How about Frasday?

submitted by Michael Stradling

frash - IM stalking. Reading people's away messages on Instant Messenger so that you always know what they're doing.

e.g., Knew she was frashing me because she kept showing up everywhere I went.

submitted by glass

frash - A description of the perspective taken in a worldview that is best described as "barely integral" -- in terms of Ken Wilber's integral theory. Looking at the intellectual snobbery around the use of integral theory, most writings are not from some lofty position of greatness, but simply just a view of "flatland" FR-om A S-mall H-ill.

e.g., He thinks the article is integral research but really its just fresh frash.

submitted by William

frashopid - Taken from the words rapid and fashion. A sudden change of style, most of the time overnight. As in going from preppy to goth suddenly.

e.g., Did you notice Jackieís frashopid? Just yesterday she looked sweet as an angel, but now she's a demonic little sex kitten. Rowrrr.

submitted by alex

frass - Tired, burned out, and lacking style. Acting crazy.

e.g., Nazane, you really made me mad when you called me frass. You're the one who's frass. And so's your mother.

submitted by nazane

frassem - A family swear word directed at ill-behaved or angry children, from the cartoon dog Muttly on"Laugh-a-Lympics." May be used with the prefix "rassem" in especially trying moments.

e.g., You little frassem. I told you not to put the cat in the oven.

submitted by Seam

frat daddy - One who has mastered the dress, mannerisms, attitude, and appearance of a fraternity member.

e.g., Jimmy used to get mad at the frat daddys in his economics class because they made fun of him.

submitted by Jason McKernan

frat star - One who exhibits the stereotypical behavior and appearance of a fraternity member. See "fratastic."

e.g., With my Northface shell, Wallabees, button-down shirt, Croakies around my neck, an alcoholic beverage in my hand, and a general attitude of not giving a damn, I am one hell of a frat star.

submitted by Matthew Bobrowski

fratal - Aan incident that is sure to result in a broken bone or minor injury. Based on fatal.

e.g., As fast as he was skiing when he fell, I'm surprised his accident wasn't fratal.

submitted by Anne

fratastic - An adjective used for a person whose outward appearance demonstrates an obvious fraternity affiliation.

e.g., All decked out in his Polo button-down shirt, perfectly pressed khakis, camoflauge hat, croakies, and wallabees--Theodore was dressed as fratastic as ever.

submitted by patrick edwards

fratboy - An appellation used for a male college student who belongs to a fraternity -- and exhibits the anti-social, offensive, and stupid behavior that has stereotypically been associated with fraternities for generations. Some social fraternities like to claim that their members are gentlemen, but one has to question how accurate that assessment is.

e.g., Sure, I belonged to a fraternity. But I was never a fratboy. I was recruited for my grade point -- to get the fraternity off academic probation.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

frate - To date someone, in a casual, friendly way. A friendly date.

e.g., So, Jane, are you frating Bob now?

submitted by Chelsea

fraterific - An event that takes place exemplifying the common day fraternity.

e.g., The yatch club was hosting the fraterific regata for the local mission.

submitted by Scott Nunley

fraternal - Greek rest room.

e.g., He hadda pee during pledge week so they sent him to the fraternal.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

fraternize - To compare (another person) to one's brother as an insult or criticism. E.g., "You act like my loser brother." Related terms: patronize, matronize, etc.

e.g., I showed my Pseudodictionary entries to a co-worker, but she just fraternized me and told me to get a life.

submitted by Dr. Dan Muldoon

fratte - This word is a delicate Latinized term to substitute for the harsh Anglo-Saxon term for, uh, flatulence. This word is intended as a suitable euphemism to apply to nice persons who are much too refined for the Anglo-Saxon term.

e.g., My dear, don't be embarrassed over that charming little fratte.

submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

fratti-cidal warfare - This word names a particularly gross contest, testing which young stud can produce the loudest, the most explosive, flatulence. By extension, this might refer to any vile or gross, although not dangerous or unlawful, contest among young studs.

e.g., "Molly, let's get out of here! The guys are getting into another one of their fratti-cidal warfare sessions! Ugh! Disgusting!"

submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

frattire - The socially acceptable attire of the common frat-star. Consists of no fewer than 4 basic frat fashion elements, some of which: Wallabies, the North Face shell, Polo or camo hat, button- down shirt, or any other overly expensive fashion element that portrays you as being cool and tough.

e.g., He stopped and checked himself, to make sure he had on the frattire essential to furthering his cool.

submitted by drew longworth and pops

fratty - An overt display of fraternity stereotypes.

e.g., There's a passed out guy on our lawn? That's terribly fratty.

submitted by Taylor

fratulence - It's in the air, it's everywhere, at the frat house, pure brotherhood.

e.g., The only way you can appreciate fratulence is to experience it yourself.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

fraturday - Very late on Friday night, but technically it's Saturday morning.

e.g., It's packed at this nightclub just about every Fraturday.

submitted by Stuart

frauduation - "Walking" with your graduating class, when you actually need a few more credits to finish.

e.g., My nephew's frauduation from Mizzou is May 14, but he's taking 3 more credits over the summer to finish.

submitted by Anne Marie Tumulty

fraudulator - One who commits a fraud.

e.g., Using your credit card online puts you at risk of falling prey to a pesky fraudulator.

submitted by Silent Queue - (www)

fraunt - A friend's aunt. Someone who you call "Aunt" but is not your biological aunt. Fruncle, for males.

e.g., I've got to visit my Fraunt Margaret this weekend.

submitted by Sam Spade

frazzin' - Something extremely cool.

e.g., Her outfit was frazzin'.

submitted by Silver - (www)

frazzulate - To actively induce a state of frayed nerves to a degree more severe than the average frazzling. To completely become fried, to the point your grey matter is crispy bits, due to stress.

e.g., Talking to her for longer than five minutes is enough to frazzulate even the most sane person. | Between the workload and annoying co-workers, i'm completely frazzulated.

submitted by lilu

freak of coolness - A once-in-a-lifetime cool thing that you'll definitely not see, perform, or experience again.

e.g., Wow. That double-flip I did off the high dive was a freak of coolness.

submitted by Aurora

freakalicious - Related to getting your nasty groove on.

e.g., I met this girl, we got drunk, went back to my house and got freakalicious.

submitted by Phuzzy

freakatronicus majorus - Very**2 wierd. Freakulated.

e.g., Chris is freakatronicus majorus.

submitted by tibrin wasaki

freakazoid - Extremely bizarre individual who has some strange behavior patterns.

e.g., My boss is a freakazoid with definite limited insight.

submitted by Olivia - (www)

freakmagnet - One who consistently draws the attention of freaks, stalkers, crazy people, etc.

e.g., Jonathan's a freakmagnet. Every time I hang out with him some weirdo starts bugging us.

submitted by silentsprawl

freaky styley - Unusual, off beat, funky, or something not seen or heard from very often.

e.g., "Did you see Calvin's zubas? Freaky styley."

submitted by Allysen Chanes

freaky-deaky - Used to describe one's action.

e.g., Did you see that man on the dance floor? He was gettin Freaky-Deaky.

submitted by Wilton

freals - Combining the words "for" and "reals." Usually said in disbelief in response to what someone has said.

e.g., When Shawn told me that his brother talked about me often, my response was "Freals?!"

submitted by Megan H.

freat - Beyond ultimate. Beyond distinguished. Of ultimate significance or importance; most remarkable or most out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect; in the most advanced stage of pregnancy; extremely large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind. The best thing about the word is that it is already in common use. Just type in the word "freat" into a search engine. :)

e.g., The earthquake and resulting tsunami caused freat damage in Sri Lanka. | A freat work of art. | Had a freat time at the party. | She was freat with child.

submitted by Joseph Guidry - (www)

frebel - The french fries that always escape the container and fall into the bottom of the fast food bag.

e.g., Although I had finished my fries, there were still several frebels in the bag.

submitted by Mike Henderson - (www)

fred - Fucking Ridiculous Electronic Device.

e.g., Some think that PDAs are nothing more than FREDs.

submitted by C. Dimsdale - (www)

fred - Fucking Ridiculous Eating Device. Used in the Australian army as a name for their stupid little half-spoon-half-can-opener things.

e.g., I can't get this tin open with my FRED.

submitted by Rayza - (www)

freddie - A freeloader. (Does anyone have any idea who created the character Freddie the Freeloader? . . . That would be Red Skelton.)

e.g., Stop being a Freddie and do your own homework.

submitted by Cheyenne

freddy - A hippie term for Forest Service and ATF employees.

e.g., Get ready for trouble. Here come the freddys.

submitted by Brandon Ducharme

freddy - The leftover, partially consumed drinks after a party.

e.g., Wow, we've got a lot of freddies to clean up now that the blast is over.

submitted by Lou

freddy, a - A pint of beer, more specifically a pint of Heineken, named after the late Freddy Heineken.

e.g., Two Freddys and a ginger ale, please.

submitted by Sander

fredericksburg foxtrot - Ballroomdancers.com: "Foxtrot is a smooth progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. The American style version of the Foxtrot takes many forms. . . ." The Fredericksburg Foxtrot alternates the two basic foxtrot rhythms of slow-slow-quick-quick and slow-quick-quick, 32 bars each. The dance is incredibly difficult to master -- which explains why it is never used in ballroom dance competitions, not even at the very highest levels. This variation of the Foxtrot was developed by cousins William Noel and Alice Mitchell and named after their hometown of Fredericksburg, Maryland.

e.g., Fred Astaire's and Ginger Rogers' attempts at the Fredericksburg Foxtrot resulted in such herky-jerky movements that the perfectionist Astaire refused to be filmed doing it. | All right, Max, give me a Fredericksburg Foxtrot beat.

submitted by HD Fowler

free gift - I have seen this at promotions, such as grand openings, or special sales--are gifts sometimes not free?

e.g., At the grand opening of our new Target Store on their billboard: "Come in and pick up your free gift."

submitted by Joey Anderson

free-fifty-free - The cost of something you did not pay for (bought for you by someone else).

e.g., "How much did those sunglasses cost?" "Ford paid for them. They were free-fifty-free."

submitted by Sarah

free-to-fee - Characteristic of a product or service once offered at no charge but no longer so. (antonym of fee-to-free)

e.g., Bill's deep pockets and freetofee business model helped topple his competition.

submitted by lookout

freeballin' - When a guy wears shorts without any boxers or briefs, he's freeballin'. Going commando.

e.g., He was in a much better mood because he was freeballin'.

submitted by LiZ

freeballing - Not wearing underpants.

e.g., It's too hot today, so I'm freeballing it.

submitted by johnboy

freebay - To give something away and request only the cost of shipping.

e.g., "Yeah, but it's still usable," Tom said, looking at the ratty old couch he'd never use after graduation,."I guess I can just freebay it to someone on campus."

submitted by Bishop Clark - (www)

freebier - A person or persons obsessed with the application for and collection of free products or samples more commonly known as "freebies."

e.g., Juliet is a member of around 10 freebie sites, and visits them every single day--more than enough obsession to be a freebier.

submitted by Kevin Caldwell

freebies - Items and services you can get for free--especially on the Web.

e.g., I spent all evening surfing the Web for freebies.

submitted by Lee Seats - (www)

freebreasting - To go without a bra.

e.g., Anna Nicole Smith learned the hard way not to jog freebreasting, as she got a black eye last time.

submitted by BigAssFries

freeday - The as-yet nonexistent mid-June long weekend in Canada.

e.g., We'll go there next freeday, honey. I promise.

submitted by i_monk

freedom of allspeak - Under Martian law, the right of every citizen to express themself (sic OK) verbally or otherwise as they see fit or desirable or necessary! This ensures an honest and interesting and colorful production of language for everyone to enjoy

e.g., Those visitors and settlers from Earth are generally quite startled to experience Mars' Freedom of Allspeak everywhere they go. Some may be put off, annoyed, offended, and it can take quite a while to get used to it. Many Martians, though, will tone down their language for anyone from beyond Mars.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

freefall - When a person suddenly casts aside all her sexual inhibitions and engages in wild and frequent activity.

e.g., Our Miss Purity went to the Country Fair, met a new guy, and spent the whole weekend in freefall.

submitted by Steve McDonald

freefills - A free refill

e.g., At Taco Bell, frefills are allowed.

submitted by Gregory Holp

freefoodiacs - A group of people who maintain a separate calendar to mark free trips, lunches, dinners.

e.g., Joanna is a self-confessed freefoodiac -- she can never miss a single free meal.

submitted by Mayur - (www)

freeject - N. A freeject is one who has been rejected, by a significant other or otherwise, and looks positively on the situation by focusing on the freedom that isolation brings. V. Being freejected is to be rejected, and feel free rather than feeling dejected.

e.g., N. I am a freeject; no one can tame me. Your intolerance does not affect me. V. I've been freejected. You turned me down, but I don't care what you think, for I belong to no one.

submitted by Kadabug

freeligion - Freedom of and freedom from religion. Not my coinage; however, no definition that I could find previously existed. Free religion.

e.g., As far as I'm concerned, the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United Stated of America provides for freeligion. †

That includes my right to say a private prayer in a public place. Or not.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

freen - Cool, exciting, enjoyable

e.g., This whole day has been freen.

submitted by Dan Peters - (www)

freenie - The annoying little black flecks of soot that appear when one burns a piece of plastic--or any annoying little fleck in your coffee, tea, or whatever.

e.g., I set my model car on fire, and nearly choked on all the freenies. OR That's the last time I go to Starbucks. My latte was swimming with freenies.

submitted by mark

freenomenal - Free and phenomenal.

e.g., You may think the internet is freenomenal, but it' just an illusion.

submitted by matt waring

freerice - The world's only vocabulary game that feeds the hungry in association with World Food Programme. Play, learn, and donate rice with every right answer. Give free rice to hungry people by playing a simple game that increases your knowledge. FreeRice.com WFP.org

e.g., FreeRice increases your knowledge.

submitted by Laginto

freesource - A disparaging term for inferior products and services available for free. Useful in business for describing the resources of a corporate sibling or partner that must be used in place of better market alternatives.

e.g., The project was doomed from the start because we could only use freesources from our corporate sponsors.

submitted by Christopher Kenton - (www)

freest - (Sometimes spelled "freast"; n.) 1. A meal given gratis, without cost; 2. An abundance of food offered, again, without cost; (figuratively) 3. Any great abundance or object of great value or desire given freely without expectation or demand of remuneration. [From "free" + "feast."]

e.g., "Who lives in that huge house with all the outside lights?"
"Oh, that's Mr. Hedges' place. Tonight's his Freest."
"His what?"
"His Freest---he drives all over inviting the homeless to a huge, all-night feast at his $20-million-dollar house: says it's the only way he can pay for his success."
"Yeah, but a once-a-year 'freest' isn't much; what happens the other 364 days of the year?"
"Don't judge Hedges: he owns sixteen free soup kitchens all over town, gives away toys at Christmas, turkey at Thanksgiving, and candy at Halloween ... seven tons of it. Oh! He also runs two free medical and dental clinics downtown."
"Whoa: that IS a freest."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

freestinkers - Unbound rascals wafting all over the place.

e.g., I'd rather be a freestinker than a bonersagain.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

freetired - Retired, and thus free to do whatever you want to do.

e.g., Tired of the corporate rat race, I retired from corporate life only to start my own businesses. Now that I've sold them, I'm completely freetired.

submitted by HD Fowler

freezation - A state of suffering of the human body caused by insufficient protection against cold temperatures.

e.g., Please lend me your jacket. I'm dying of freezation.

submitted by Beth - (www)

freezerkill - Frozen something-or-other in your freezer. It doesn't matter what it is, you just zap it and eat it. They're interchangeable.

e.g., I don't feel like cooking, so I'll just have freezerkill for dinner.

submitted by Natalie

freezinasscold - Chilly, brisk, cool in temperature. Often used as an exaggeration of the actual situation. Must be pronounced as one word.

e.g., Can we turn the heat up? It's freezinasscold in here.

submitted by Lunch

freezonal - Ever been in a restaurant, and they serve "seasonal" vegetables, but it ends up being the same type of vegetables you had in summer? So, this describes frozen seasonal veg, to be enjoyed all year round.

e.g., On the menu tonight, steak-and-kidney pie with complementary freezonal vegetables.

submitted by Naomi Grobler

freezone - The age during which women can rely on strange men to buy their drinks for them: the years between the legal drinking age and the time when her looks fail.

e.g., My sister learned to drink in the freezone.

submitted by GDC

freezy - Downright cold as hell.

e.g., "What's the temp outside?" "It's freezy." | I am freezy. Pass me a blanky.

submitted by Carolina Girl - (www)

fregs - The last few french fries that have fallen out of their fry box and are burried at the bottom of the fast food bag.

e.g., These new see-through fast food bags guarantee you won't throw away any fregs. "Add up all the fregs thrown away each year and you'd have enough fries to feed Manhattan."

submitted by bs - (www)

freind - Friend. A common misspelling.

e.g., John spent his 14th birthday with his freinds, playing video games and speaking teenglish.

submitted by Miss Speller

frek - The way a true freak calls another person a "freak."

e.g., Today my sister purposely called me a frek. Now I know she's a real freak.

submitted by A'isha

frelling - A substitute for the f-word, commonly spoken on the Sci-Fi Channel show _Farscape_

e.g., Crichton told Chiana, "There is no frelling way I am getting off Moya without a pulse rifle."

submitted by JerDog - (www)

fremdschämen - Fremdscham is the noun form, used for times when someone else feels embarrassed for you. | A feeling of joint embarrassment -- even though the person empathized with may not even realize that she's "embarassed [her]self in front of friends, family, the whole country, [the] entire hemisphere, and the person she loves." | From Wiktionary: Reflexive, informal to feel ashamed about something someone else has done; to be embarrassed because someone else has embarrassed herself (and doesn't notice)." With Hillary Clinton having recently made the news with her use of the word empathy, an empathy-related word is in order.



Word of the Week: Fremdschämen

Nov 8, 2013

fremdschämen Have you ever watched someone make a fool of [herself], only to find yourself cringing in embarrassment for [her]? Then you’ve most likely experienced fremdschämen.

This German word is made up of two parts, with fremd meaning “foreign” and schämen meaning “to be embarrassed.” The term is typically used to describe someone who feels embarrassment on behalf of someone else. The corresponding noun for this feeling is Fremdscham.

Let’s say, for example, that you’re at a black-tie event where everyone is dressed in a suit or an evening gown. You look across the room and see one guest dressed in sneakers, jeans and a t-shirt. This guest has no shame, and could care less about how [she]e looks, but you cringe in embarrassment on [her] behalf. In this case, you would be exhibiting feelings of fremdschämen.

Similar English equivalents include the terms “vicarious embarrassment” and “empathetic embarrassment,” but neither are as commonly-used as the German word fremdschämen.

The word is still relatively new in the German language; the popular dictionary Duden recognized it for the first time in its 2009 edition, after German speakers commonly began using it in conversation. It is unclear when exactly it was first used, but Dr. Sören Krach, a researcher at the University of Marburg, told N-TV that he first heard of the word in the year 2007. It has since become a trendy word in the modern German language, and was even chosen as the 2010 Word of the Year in Austria.

Researchers at the University of Marburg were fascinated with the term. In 2011, Krach and his colleague, Frieder Paulus, published the first major study about the effects of fremdschämen $mdash; an emotion that only humans are able to experience. In order to feel it, humans need to be able to possess empathy, which specific neurons in the brain make possible. Fremdschämen— the ability to feel someone else’s embarrassment— is connected to similar neuron transmissions.

So next time you see someone with food in their teeth while giving an embarrassing speech at the office, you can use the German word fremdschämen to describe how the situation makes you feel. And let’s hope that you yourself don’t become the target of someone else’s Fremdscham.

© Germany.info

e.g., "The Germans have an excellent word: 'Fremdschämen.' It's that feeling of embarrassment you have on behalf of people who don't have the sense to feel embarrassed for themselves, like Joe Biden, or the cast of 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.'"

submitted by p3orion - (www)

french key - A lock pick. In France, they call it, "une clef anglaise" (an English key).

e.g., Lucky I had a French key in my pocket and got through the locked door.

submitted by Steve McDonald

frenectic - Of a situation that is both frenetic and hectic at the same time: chaotic, dynamic, frenzied.

e.g., The pace of business lately has been really frenectic.

submitted by Dominic Tassone - (www)

frenemies - Two friends who fight (in a not too physical way) and argue so much that they almost seem like enemies at times. Ironically, frenemies are usually best friends.

e.g., Isaac and Jonah argued so much that there was no doubt that they were frenemies.

submitted by Roman Lee - (www)

frenemy - I first heard this word in Sex and the City (give credit where credit is due) and I felt it should be included on this site. A frenemy is someone you consider a friend, or pretend to be friends with, but is actually an extreme rival. (ED. The portmanteau has been around for several years now, but is a welcome addition to our lexicon. It was added to Wiktionary in October 2005 and to Wikipedia December 2006. Alternative spelling: frienemy.)

e.g., We hang out a lot and have a lot of the same interests, but we're always competing and trying to one-up each other. I guess that makes us frenemies more than friends.

submitted by Jane Adams

frenglish - A combination of French and English.

e.g., I like Frenglish much better than French or English.

submitted by Connor

frentikpunir - Insane punishment. Coming from the Medieval English "frentik" = insane and Latin "punire" = punsishment.

e.g., Touch my car again and you's experience my frentikpunir.

submitted by Alan

frenz or friends - The little droplets of backwash that you always get in the rim of a pop can when you drink pop. Usually used when sharing a pop, when you don't want to drink somebody else's. Can be removed by intense sucking.

e.g., Andy. Here, you can have the rest of my Coke. Mandy: Get rid of your frenz first. Andy: Sorry. (slurp) Mandy: That's better. Now hand it to me.

submitted by Chris

frequatwit - One who is often "TWIT"ed (that is, banned from posting) from ISCABBS.

e.g., KIM holds the frequaTWIT record for having been twitted more often than any other user.

submitted by Kimberly - (www)

fresh out - Lacking possession. In contrast to the simpler "out," "fresh out" need not apply to a collection.

e.g., Q: "Do you have a light?" Q: "Can I borrow a buck?" Q:"Do you know how to get to the IHOP?" A: "Sorry, I'm fresh out."

submitted by micah

fresh-up - To look nice with your clothes neatly pressed

e.g., Since John got his new job he really looks fresh-up.

submitted by Bertram Mills - (www)

fresh-up - To wing it, or otherwise come up with something out of nothing. Often sarcastic.

e.g., No, I don't have my paper done, but I think I can fresh-up something by this afternoon.

submitted by Mark

freshie - A new cold beverage.

e.g., My drink is all gone, I need a freshie.

submitted by Jess

fresyes - A substitution for the city name, Fresno (California), used by optimistic individuals.

e.g., "Are you going down to Fresyes this weekend?" "Where?"

submitted by Lisa

fret nyet - Don't worry, chill out. Catchcry of Mungo Maloney at http://fly.to/dragoncomix.

e.g., Fret nyet, brother. Daryl won't be asleep yet; it's only 5 a.m.

submitted by narcosis

fretisitis - An acute condition brought about by worrisome or troubling thoughts, often of a benign nature. It is usually resolved within a short time, but can linger much longer. Can recur at any time and for other reasons. Although there is no know cure for fretistis, hot baths, long walks, talking to friends, and just relaxing can help to alleviate the symptoms.

e.g., Eric often suffered from fretisitis due to his propensity to worry about things in general.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

fretwork - The extra work that goes into producing a news story, designed to make it that bit more worrying.

e.g., Every writer who got hold of the story added a little fretwork of her own.

submitted by Cerveau Radioactif

freudenschade - (froid'-en-sha-duh; n.) feeling sorrow or envy at another's joy or success, _freudenschade_ is the corollary of _shadenfreude_ ('feeling happiness at another's pain').

e.g., being bitter because your friend can eat twelve gallons of ice cream without gaining any weight is freudenschade.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

freudes - (Rhymes with TROY-bees or -bess; plural n.) 1. The things that make you truly happy (almost never material possessions); 2. A recitation of your personal favorites (actors, food, places, books, music, movies, sports, fashions, activities, vacations, and so on) like the list Fraulein Maria recites in the Sound of Music ("Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens"---although frankly, the dew on most roses in the 21st century comes from a spray bottle, kitten-whiskers are a fairly bizarre favorite for anybody, and wool makes me itch like a thousand fleas....(I have no problem with bright copper kettles)). [From the German _Freude_"joy" taken from the exultant chorus in Beethoven's 9th symphony. The proper plural is actually _Freuden_ in German, but unless I'm reading or listening to something in German, my old brain falls back on familiar English plural markers---hence, "freudes."]

e.g., Some of my own freudes: children's smiles and the smell of rain, the eyes of the old and the silence of a heavy snow, a hot shower and a cold drink, waves in a wheat field and falling asleep to the sound of breaking waves, the joy of the open road and the melancholy beauty of a thunderstorm far off on the grasslands, a bite of a favorite dish and a kiss from the one you love.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

freudulent - Combination of Freud and fraudulent. The use of only marginally understood psychobabble -- as applied by Oprah or anyone else with insufficient knowledge or understanding of psychology.

e.g., On what am I basing my opinion? Oprah, of course -- plus a couple of freudulent articles in Psychology Today.

submitted by Po Sigerson

freusty - Can carry the same meaning as any of these words: crazy, weird, frisky, etc.

e.g., You have too much sugar again? You're actin' hella freusty.

submitted by Vanessa

frex - Contraction of "for example," usually used as an interrogative.

e.g., John: I've seen Dr. Hadley drunk more times than I can count. Jane: Frex . . .? John: Well, he was pretty wasted at the alumni party last year.

submitted by Preston Mark Stone - (www)

frgnc - stands for fragrance

e.g., frgnc of this deo is nice

submitted by Kumar

frhetoric - Used when Fred speaks or writes effectively.

e.g., That speech that Fred wrote and delivered was so terrific that I'm renaming him Frhetoric.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

friap - A word used in general celebration of Friday and anticipation of the coming weekend. A combination of "Friday" and "happy."

e.g., Bye John. Friap.

submitted by Benphase

fribble - Miscellaneous stuff, sometimes important (That's my tax fribble piled up over there.), sometimes not (How'd all this leaf fribble get all over the windshield?). | A milkshake sold by Friendly's Restaurants in the Northeast.

e.g., You have twenty-four hours to get all your fribble out of my basement before I toss it into the street. | Let's go to Friendly's and have strawberry Fribbles -- and raw hamburgers.

submitted by dargelos - (www)

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