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g - adj.(gee)Something that is cool or fun.

e.g., "Man...this game is g!"

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g to g - Good to Go. Implies that you are ready.

e.g., "I packed my bags, grabbed my ticket, and was G to G." OR "Everybody in the car? All righty, we're G to G."

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g&s - (attributive noun) 1. two people who detest one another but who do their best work together; 2. a situation in which a team that simply cannot get along nevertheless turn out amazing results despite their reciprocal enmity. 3. An 'if only' label for situations in which people who could have done wonders together simply hate each other too much to try. (After "Gilbert and Sullivan," whose reciprocal loathing belied their magnificent work together at the turn of the 20th.)

e.g., "Sherri and Ellen?! I thought they hated each other." "They do. But somehow, they're turning out better work than anyone else in the studio." "Wow, must be G&S."

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g' - More or less a prefix word that can be inserted before any curse word to instantly turn it into a non-curse word, yet still show your general displeasure at the situation.

e.g., G'bollocks.

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g'd up from the feet up - Looking gangster from head to toe.

e.g., With these clothes I'm g'd up from the feet up.

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g'day - Australian slang for good day.

e.g., G'day, mate. How's it going?

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g'eet - Southern coloquialism of "Did ya eat?"

e.g., "Hey, Sonny, g'eet?"

submitted by Sophie

g-banger - Aussie slang for "G-string."

e.g., Thongs have become an acceptable fashion in Australia these days for women. It's not uncommon to see a G-banger peeping out of a woman's jeans when she bends down.

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g-mail - E-mail for gangstas.

e.g., I just be chillin' and sending some g-mail.

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g-marque - The act of insulting one who is thought to be unprofessional, or supporting something thought to be unprofessional.

e.g., Andrew was g-marqued for wanting to have an April Fool's issue of our school newspaper.

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g-reel - A movie for general audiences that you were forced to see.

e.g., My wife made me go to a g-reel because my child was dying to see it.

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g-rod - Slang term for illustrious Illinois governor, Rod Blagojevich. See also Blago.

e.g., G-Rod thought he was going set himself and his wife up until Patrick Fitzgerald caught him auctioning Obama's senate seat.

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g-stache - The trademark moustache of a young male redneck. Thinner than a REAL moustache, this type is grown in a redneck's teen years before a thicker moustache is achievable.

e.g., Billy Bob grew a very unsightly g-stache in his teenage years..

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g-words - I was led to make this entry as I was looking for some web pages containing the word "abscotchalater." This list of words may eventually be replaced with a single entry for the word "galeanthropy," a word whose meaning I didn't know previously. It came up in the exchange shown in the current example.  

Grandiloquent Dictionary


gaberlunzie - ( )
A wandering beggar or a harmless hobo
galea - ( )
A headache which covers the entire head
galeanthropy - ( )
The delusion that one is a cat
galeophobia - ( )
A fear of cats
galeophobia - ( )
A fear of sharks
galligantus - ( )
A tall and awkward person
gambrinous - ( )
Being full of beer
gametophobia - ( )
See gamophobia
gamomania - ( )
An urge to make extravagant wedding proposals
gamophobia - ( )
A fear of marriage
gargalesthesia - ( )
The sensation caused by tickling
gastromancy - ( )
Divination using a crystal ball
gatophobia - ( )
See galeophobia
gaum - ( )
To stare vacantly or handle in a clumsy manner
geck - ( )
An expression of scorn or contempt
gelophobia - ( )
A fear of laughter
geloscopy - ( )
Divination involving laughter
genethliacon - ( )
A poem which is written for someone's birthday
genethliacon - ( )
A poem written for someone's birthday
geniophobia - ( )
A fear of chins
genuphobia - ( )
A fear of knees
geophagy - ( )
The act of eating dirt or clay
gephyrophobia - ( )
the fear of crossing bridges.
gerasophobia - ( )
A fear of old age or of growing old
gerontocomium - ( )
An institution designed to take care of the elderly
gerontocracry - ( )
A government of old people (often the old boys network)
gerontophillia - ( )
The love of the elderly
gerontophobia - ( )
A fear of old age or of growing old
geumaphobia - ( )
The fear of taste
geumatophobia - ( )
See geumaphobia
gigantomachize - ( )
To be at war with one's superiors
gigantomachy - ( )
A war between giants
gigmania - ( )
The smug obsession with attaining middle class respectability
girouettism - ( )
Altering one's opinions to match public trends
gliriform - ( )
Resembling a rodent
glossophobia - ( )
The fear of speaking, especially in public
gork - ( )
A patient with unknown ailment. (Short for God only really knows)
gormandizer - ( )
One who eats to excess
graminivorous - ( )
Eating grass
grammaticaster - ( )
A person who is pedantic regarding proper grammar
grandgousier - ( )
One who will eat as much as possible of anything
grapholagnia - ( )
The urge to stare at obscene pictures
graphophobia - ( )
The fear of writing or of the written word
graptomancy - ( )
Divination using hand writing
gressible - ( )
Able to walk
griffonage - ( )
Illegible or sloppy hand writing
grimthorpe - ( )
To badly remodel a building ignoring its character or history
grinagog - ( )
a person with a big stupid grin
groak - ( )
To stare at someone who is eating in hopes of getting food
gubernator - ( )
A powerful man in government
gubernatrix - ( )
A powerful woman in government
gudgeons - ( )
The slots on a hinge which hold the pin in place
guidfather - ( )
Another name for one's father in law
guttersnipe - ( )
A member of the lowest class in society or a street person
gymnogynomania - ( )
The urge to spy on people when they are undressing
gymnophobia - ( )
A fear of nudity
gymnophoria - ( )
The sensation that someone is mentally undressing you
gynarchy - ( )
Rulership by women
gynecocracy - ( )
A government consisting of women
gynephobia - ( )
The fear of women
gynocracy - ( )
See gynecocracry
gynonudomania - ( )
The urge to rip off a woman's clothing
gynophobia - ( )
See gynephobia
gynotikolobomassophilia - ( )
A proclivity for nibbling on women's earlobes
gyromancy - ( )
Divination involving walking in a circle until you fall down
gyrovague - ( )
A monk who begs and sponges off of other monks
gyrovague - ( )
A monk who begs and sponges off of other monks

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e.g., Gee, those g-words are lovely words. |

Abscotchalater, cachinnate, recumbentibus, macroverbumsciolist,

Likes (0) by Norman FeinerBlackStarVerified SafeNetworking [34.61:120] on 1-Apr-09 12:19pm@ like to obtain assistance from native speakers of English with real meanings of these words, their usage and the most common characteristics that you may identify amongst them.
Every single one of these words have meanings that are easily available on Google searches...

Why do you want busy Ecademists to waste their time doing something you could achieve yourself??

I'm flummoxed
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Abscotchalater, cachinnate, recumbentibus, macroverbumsciolist,

Likes (0) by Dr. Mehmet YildizBlackStarVerified SafeNetworking [23.31:461] on 1-Apr-09 12:46pm
@Every single one of these words have meanings that are easily available on Google searches...
Thanks for your useful advice Norman; my "googling" is not up to scratch yet; I am still learning mate smile
Besides I believe Google is not native speaker nor a linguist or symantec yet to show me the relationship and common characteristics of these words. I'd appreciate it if you let me know an algorithm to achieve this through Google. As usual, I am open to suggestions and new perspectives.

@Why do you want busy Ecademists to waste their time doing something you could achieve yourself?
True, I should have noted this and been more thoughtful. It is galeanthropy of me! Having said that nearly all topics discussed in Ecademy blogs can be achieved individually; with due respect, you reckon this wouldn't waste busy Ecademists time which are admittedly in dictionarysmile Even through it, I learnt a nice perspective such as by this smart co-networker who commented on it.


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Abscotchalater, cachinnate, recumbentibus, macroverbumsciolist,

Likes (0) by Norman FeinerBlackStarVerified SafeNetworking [34.61:120] on 1-Apr-09 1:17pm
@ Having said that nearly all topics discussed in Ecademy blogs can be achieved individually; with due respect, you reckon this wouldn't waste busy Ecademists time which are admittedly in dictionaryEven through it, I learnt a nice perspective such as by this smart co-networker who commented on it.


My post (to which you refer dated 30-Mar-09 1:14pm) was intended to be humorous…..

I think you may be working too hard mate sad

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Abscotchalater, cachinnate, recumbentibus, macroverbumsciolist,

Likes (0) by Dr. Mehmet YildizBlackStarVerified SafeNetworking [23.31:461] on 1-Apr-09 1:36pm
@My post (to which you refer dated 30-Mar-09 1:14pm) was intended to be humorous…..
Mine was posted to make people cry, upset, and grievesmile?

@I think you may be working too hard matesad
Thank you for your empathy, Norman. It is an incurable disease, mate. You are not bad yourself in hardworking either, you have nearly 3 times more people in your network and managing director for a company. The good news is that "Friends [like you] are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble"smile


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Abscotchalater, cachinnate, recumbentibus, macroverbumsciolist,

Likes (0) by Louis SequeiraBlackStarVerified SafeNetworking [11.34:2996] on 1-Apr-09 9:00pm
1. Abscotchalater - to hide from the police.
2. Cachinnate - to laugh hard, loudly, or convulsively
3. Recumbentibus - a knockdown blow.
4. Macroverbumsciolist - a person who is ignorant of large words or a person who pretends to know a word, then on the sly refers to a dictionary
5. Ultracrepidarian - a critic, giving opinions on something beyond his or her knowledge.
6. Valetudinarian - a person of a weak or sickly constitution. A synonym for hypochondriac.
7. Uropygial - oil gland in birds that secretes oil for "oiling" the feathers
8. Palimpsest - writing material used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased or scraped off. Usually as used in ancient times on parchment paper.
9. Necromancy - a form of divining, by raising the spirits of the dead.
10.Halieutics - ichthyology.. this one is for you to figure out, from the Greek: ἰχθυ, ikhthu, "fish"

The words in 1 to 4 above are actually of "American English" origin being a Mock-Latinate formation which was popular in the 19th century and not of "British English" origin. Though Shakespeare is known to have used the Mock-Latinate formation in his works.

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Abscotchalater, cachinnate, recumbentibus, macroverbumsciolist,

Likes (0) by Dr. Mehmet YildizBlackStarVerified SafeNetworking [23.31:461] on 1-Apr-09 10:37pm
Thanks Louis, great attempt. You provided the intended meanings and caught some patterns. I am grateful you responded; hope this was not "waste of time" for


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g.o.m.e.r. - Get Out of My Emergency Room. Term used to identify an elderly patient who is too sick to cure and refuses to die, causing the physician or nurse much wasted effort, time, and material for no good reason. Taken from House of God by Samuel Shem. Also a derisive term for a nursing home patient so far gone with senility that all he or she can do is sit in a chair or lie in a bed, be fed pureed food, defecate, and gather bed sores.

e.g., Doc, we gotta nuther Gomer in room number five.

submitted by jim barclay

g.p.x. - Habit of letting your "friends" know where you've seen their exes.

e.g., Isn't that Paul, Susan's ex? Ooh, I've got to GPX her.

submitted by evelien

g.t.l. - Gym, tanning, laundry.

e.g., Lets get our GTL on.

submitted by Molly LaBine

g2g - Good to go. Can be pronounced "g ta g." We used this in the Air Force to indicate a jet or a system that was repaired and ready for flight.

e.g., "Hey, Dexter, how's that fuel leak?" "It's g 2 g.“

submitted by James

ga hed - This is how a New Yorker says, "Go ahead."

e.g., Ga hed, move it.

submitted by Greg Kellogg

ga-la-fa - Cajun slang: Oh, no. Oh, my. Wow. . . .

e.g., Ga-la-fa. I can't believe it.

submitted by Debbie

ga. - Ga. -- gauge (NOT guage) -- the distance between railheads on railroad track, specifically 4' 8˝" in the Standard Gauge used around most of the world (5' in Russia). This was determined by the ruts left in the paving of Roman army roads from the passing of standardized Roman army chariots, with their iron-tired wheels. The width of the chariot was determined by the breadth of the hindquarters of the Roman army chariot horses. Thus, Standard Gauge was determined by Roman army horses' asses. (See also "in." and "ft." -- as ludicrous as this may seem, it is also true.)

e.g., "Scale" refers to reduction, such as 1:220 for Z or 1:87.08571428571428571428571428571428571 -- for HO, while the Z ga. is only 6.5mm (~Ľ") and HO ga. is 16.5mm (0.650").

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gaahglooshamabob - What one says when something shocking or frustrating occurs, while at the same time one is attempting not to say a curse word.

e.g., Gaahglooshamabob! Who stole my favorite Elmo spoon?

submitted by Felix Morvin

gabajillionaire - A person with so much money that...they just have a lot of money.

e.g., Why should I try plan to become a millionaire in the future when I can become a gabajillionaire.

submitted by Bent Albot

gabber - Or gabba. A form of hardcore techno music, originated in Holland and Belgium, that ranges between 600 and 1400 bpms 200 and 300 beats per minute, according to Franz K. | Gabber is to techno what punk is to rock -- a very loud, fast style.

e.g., He's a gabber DJ; his stuff makes my ears bleed.

submitted by Rafi | Franz K. - (www)

gabberduke - Gross, nasty, icky

e.g., Madi's inability to online was so gabberduke it was pratically unbearable for her.

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gabberflasted - Flabbergasted. A spoonerism?

e.g., I was gabberflasted by her lack of concern about my dog.

submitted by Wells P. Martin - (www)

gabbo - Pointless acts of self-inflicted harm.

e.g., Drinking 12 gin and tonics in two hours is not just a stupid stunt, it's gabbo.

submitted by Mike Gabriel

gabbo - A short and perhaps subliminal piece of advertising, causing much confusion over what was actually being advertised. Alluding to the show with the same name on "The Simpsons."

e.g., A: (Watching TV) What on earth was that? B: I think it was a gabbo ad.

submitted by Cowgrrl

gaberate - To hang out and talk about anything at all with friends

e.g., Did you and the guys hang out and gaberate last night?

submitted by Tony Niss

gabezo - (guh-'bee-zo; n.) a gazebo which is (a) rather small, or (b) apparently pointless.

e.g., Sometimes landscapers, for whatever reason, put up gabezos; there's no particular reason for them, though. maybe they're all into Jane Austen or gothic romances or something.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

gabillionaire - A person who thinks almost obsessively about her ex-boyfriend.

e.g., Have you noticed what a gabillionaire Asa is.

submitted by asa

gable - Eyeball.

e.g., Don't play with sticks -- you could poke your gable out.

submitted by david

gabwanaha - Good-looking women

e.g., Check out the gabwanaha playing pool on ESPN.

submitted by Scott Lattimore

gach - A sticky or unusual situation or someone who is rude. "From the Spanish word "gacho," sez JS." (Pronounced "goch" as in "Gocha!') (Also the Georgia Alliance for Community Hospitals.)

e.g., After having been short-changed at the ticket office, he exclaimed, "That's gach."

submitted by Jonathan Searfoss

gack - To attack, destroy, or otherwise damage. Often used in combative situations regarding enemy positions.

e.g., We have to gack their artillery before advancing our tanks. OR Hey! Don't gack my surfboard.

submitted by Scott Kelley

gadge - One who uses gadgets such as a mobile to phone to show off.

e.g., My God! That awful ringing sound. Chris is nothing but a little gadge.

submitted by sctld

gadgemetronical - Used in connection with electronical gadgets, gizmos, or other tools. Usually of little to no practical use.

e.g., A watch with a TV remote and garage door opener and that tells the time in 20 different zones is only for a gadgemetronical fiend.

submitted by Phil Moore

gadzooks - Interjection showing surprise.

e.g., Gadzooks! You really startled me.

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gaf - A tool.

e.g., (Your close friend says something stupid) You laugh and say, "Gaf."

submitted by Sarah

gafarbawitz - Expletive. An old family word used around kids so that they don't repeat other four-letter words that adults tend to say.

e.g., When Jacob had his toe crushed by the garage door, he yelled out: "Gafarbawitz! That really hurt!"

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gaff off - A verb used in the USMC to deliberately blow someone off or to delay a task.

e.g., Don't gaff off this report. It's due first thing tomorrow.

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gaffer, gaff - Stupid or silly. I believe this is a very loose translation of the dictionary definitions for foolish talk, humorous old man. Anyone a bit silly became a "gaffer," and, ergo, some silly thing or act was "gaff." Popped up in SE Mass around 1984.

e.g., Did you see Chris arguing for an hour over the lightsaber fights in Star Wars and how in Empire they cut through the railings, and in Jedi they didn't? That Chris, he's a gaffer.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

gaffled - 1. To be swarmed on by the police and taken into custody. 2. To be ripped off.

e.g., 1. The cops gaffled Johnny last night. 2. I think that salesman is trying to gaffle us.

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gaft - to steal something or someone gaft, gafted, gafting...etc.

e.g., I gafted that tomato from her stash, and threw at her face.

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gag a maggot off a gutwagon - Of smething that stinks horribly.

e.g., His odor is so bad it would gag a maggot off a gutwagon.

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gag bag™ - Grab And Go bag™ -- a small travel bag that you keep packed all the time, ready to get out of the starting gate on a minute's notice. Able to hold a minimal change of clothing and toiletries. Enough to get you on your way, through today, and far enough into tomorrow to re-supply, if necessary.

e.g., I'm pumped. Just give me the word and I'm outa here. My GAG bag's packed and in my car already.

submitted by JeanieL

gag form -

Optional (This information will not be displayed; however, it may be used to rob you blind.): Primary e-mail address:

Legal name:
Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Social Security Number:

Mother's name:
Father's name (if known):
Mother's maiden name:

Bank routing number:
Checking account number:
User name:

Credit card number:
Expiration Date (month/year)

Billing Address:

Daytime Phone:
Evening Phone:
Cell Phone:

If the shipping address is left blank, the money (or the item ordered) will be sent to HD Fowler, P.O. Box 0836, Hillsdale, Kansas 66036-0836.

Shipping Address:

Daytime Phone:
Evening Phone:
Cell Phone:

For buildings or gated communities

Select Amount & Personalize (Please complete the following section as indicated.)

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gaga - Long before we had Lady Gaga, we had this word -- and will, undoubtedly, have it long after: "Excessively and foolishly enthusiastic; ardently fond; infatuated; demented; crazy; dotty."

e.g., He went gaga over the girl as soon as he set eyes on her.

submitted by HD Fowler

gaggalong - A sing-along of geese, honking their way south in vee formation.

e.g., Birdwatchers are also bird-listeners. For example, their ears are cocked in the fall, waiting to hear the Canadian geese and their gaggalongs.

submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

gaggle - Washington DC expression; an informal news conference without television cameras.

e.g., Presidential Press Secretary Ari Fletcher has instituted a 9 am daily gaggle in the White House Press Office.

submitted by Stephen Mize

gaggle - Google's new entry into the field of search engines for specialty groups. Designed for the painfully shy, it takes four of the same inquiries before the information is disseminated, equally. No one person is credited with the request and anonymity is perserved.

e.g., Tina is keeping her fingers crossed that others on Gaggle want to know what "French kissing" is before her Saturday night date with Harold.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

gags - A long time.

e.g., It's been absouletly gags since I had rice pudding.

submitted by Lukas Friga

gagsnad - An unidentifiable mass or cluster of goo stuck to your fingers from the wrapper of your fast food burger. Similar to a booger, but no one knows what it is. Can also be found at the bottom of your trashcan.

e.g., Ooh gross! There's a funky gagsnad on my finger.

submitted by Mike Cuentas

gagswitch - The fleshy bit at the back of your throat that makes you go "kyack!" when you stick things too far into your mouth.

e.g., "Kyack! Nope I can't eat a carrot in one bite!"

submitted by Toni

gah - Exclamation used as realization dawns that a disaster is about to or has just occurred.

e.g., Gah! I forgot to backup up the code before I changed it!

submitted by 3zero

gah roo - An interjection used in in place of "What?" or "Huh?"

e.g., Joe: Your epidermis is showing. Jon: Gah roo?

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gahcked - to be overly excited or adament about something

e.g., they were all gahcked over the fact that they had won the football game

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gaight - A straight person who likes "gay music" or "gay TV shows."

e.g., I'm probably considered a "gaight", because I listen to a radio show online that can only be reached through regular radio in Houston, but luckily I have the internet, to go through the archives to listen to every show made, including the Christmas ones, no matter what time of year. To prove that I'm a gaight, look at the www field of the definition.

submitted by star651 - (www)

gairmmin - Gairmmin is the opposite of the word "awesome" (used in a teenager's language) if something is bad.

e.g., You got a bad mark in school. You think, "Gairmmin, I should've studied." | You flunked the "submit a word to the pseudodictionary" exercise, Chris? Gairmmin.

submitted by BEC

gaish - Describing a thing which is gay. Derived from "gay-ish"

e.g., His hot pink belly shirt is so gaish.

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gajillions - Many or a lot. More than a known number, such as millions or billions.

e.g., You have gajillions of marshmellows in that huge bag. Can I have one, huh, can I?

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gak - A subjective description of the feeling of the mucus that develops in the back of one's throat after drinking a glass of orange juice followed by brushing one's teeth. Extra thick milkshakes can often produce the same results.

e.g., Gak! I just can't sing right after breakfast.

submitted by Emlyn - (www)

galactic peace police - Always on duty at key locations in the Galaxy and the Universe, this Force [may the Force be with you] patrols and guards all spaceways to ensure and maintain peaceful actions and behavior.

e.g., When humans took to Space in earnest in the 22nd century they quickly encountered our Galactic Peace Police, checking for possible violations and writing obnoxious tickets, as usual..

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

galactonaut - A traveler between and within galaxies.

e.g., My son's ambition is to someday be a galactonaut.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

galamble - A long speech about something you'd rather not listen to. Usually you have no part in the conversation. To give an excessively long, boring speech.

e.g., The teacher galambled today on the unrecursive enumerableness of Goedel's Theorem. (Grundlagen der Analysis.)

submitted by ryan

galampinating - Staying outdoors all night long doing whatever random things you decide might be worth doing.

e.g., After my friends clocked out we went galampinating, and we didn't go home until the sun came up.

submitted by Jeff

galapropism - The incorrect name you call the woman you've just awakened in bed next to.

e.g., To avoid galapropisms I now refer to every woman I wake up next to as "darling."

submitted by Deacon

galez - Unfortunately, no one can be told what galez have to see it for youself. Anyways, it's something close to "eccentric, delighted, humorous kind of occasional awesomeness." It is like the word "geil" (awesome) in German, but with a bit more weird and unclear, yet stronger meaning. Also the base of the entire Galez Movement, a cult for bored geeks :) More information on our official dictionary page in the link. See also: -legalez and -illegalez

e.g., - The weather was absolutely galez - Will galez for food

submitted by Daniel Sutter - (www)

galgamud a. meswat - Someone you're not.

e.g., 'Ello. My name is Galgamud A. Meswat. This is my brother Yoame. We are foreign visitor from the country of India and pleased to make your acquaintance.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

galimatias - "Confused or unintelligible talk." Ran across while looking up synonyms for poppycock.

e.g., I've had enough of your galimatias, HD. Give it a rest.

submitted by Lillith

galleywhacker - A smooth, flat piece of driftwood used in small, shared living spaces (i.e., recreational vehicles) to lovingly slap any exposed flesh of a flatmate who has invaded one's personal space.

e.g., Please stay out of the kitchen while I'm cooking or I'll slap you with the galleywhacker.

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gallina gas - The surprisingly disgusting odor wafting through the open windows of your trailer coming from a nearby chicken farm in Oklahoma or Missouri.

e.g., Susan: "Good Lord! What is that awful smell?" Donna: "It's just the chicken farm over yonder." Sheryl: "Yeah, gallina gas will stink a dog off a honey wagon."

submitted by John S. Duckering - (www)

gallivantageous - Apt to gallivant; possessing a propensity for gallivanting.

e.g., Susie was considered by many to be rather gallivantageous, having been known to roam the city with her posse of socialites.

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gallofeet - To wear big heavy boots, particularly work boots, to demonstrate "big bad man syndrome." Or to let people know how tough and cool you are.

e.g., Don't mess with Roy Gene, he has gallofeet. For some reason the turkey walked up to me while I was at work and stomped on my foot -- hard. I have no Idea why he did it, but he knew I wasn't going to respond, get in any kind of argument or fight, and lose my job. I had seen him at his class reunion, I might have stamped his foot as hard as possible, and then explained to him that he was getting his payback . . . with year and years of interest.

submitted by Zvideomaster

gallywow - "A man destitute of the power of begetting children. _Cornwall_, [J. Wright]." You can tell it's an old word by the reference to "begetting." From _The Word Museum._ We're all about making up new words, but there are lot of old words we could make use of if only we knew them. This is the very word I needed in an insulting e-mail I wrote last week. So old it's new.

e.g., "Regardless of whatever else your wife may have told you, the only thing she ever found attractive about you was the prospect that you could make a good living for her. She pushed out two kids, right? Are you sure you’re their father? You don’t strike me as a man who’d be fertile or virile enough to reproduce." "Wow, that's harsh. Practically telling the guy he's a cuckold and a gallywow. Glad I didn't get on your bad side. You're mean, dudette."

submitted by HD Fowler

galphonism - You know that feeling when you're near a cliff that doesn't have very good safety barriers up and you realize that if you slipped in just the right way, you would die? Well there is this feeling on top of that feeling of anxiety that tells you to just go ahead and jump so that you won't have to deal with the fear any longer of POSSIBLY slipping and dying. This is called a galphonism. Or having a "galphonic complex." This applies in many situations including impulses that involve you doing something to someone else as you will see in the sample sentence below.

e.g., Jamie had an unfortunate galphonism and got 20-to-life for shoving someone onto the subway tracks as an oncoming train approached.

submitted by John Nugent

galumpaness - The dumbness of someone.

e.g., Chris's galumpaness led to a bloody nose.

submitted by Joanna - (www)

galumph - To gallop triumphantly. From "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll

e.g., He was so pleased with his efforts at the game, he galumphed the entire way home.

submitted by Gerry

gamalian - One well-versed in using games to get what she wants. Not upfront.

e.g., Jeez, did she have to get all gamalian on me. She could have said it straight.

submitted by Devorahmuse

gamaliel's law - (n.) 1. the rule that, if some practice, philosophy, precept, methodology, belief, or whatever, is based upon true principles, it will flourish, survive, or rise out of its own ashes. 2. any instance of the "wait-and-see" approach. (From the position on Christianity taken by the famed rabbi Gamaliel in the Bible: Acts 5:34-39---"Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people ... And said unto them, 'Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men. For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought. After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed. And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.'")

e.g., "That guy's sure acting strange ... I say we arrest him." "For what? strangeness? Let's go by Gamaliel's law here: wait and see. If he's waiting for someone or planning anything, arresting him would only keep us from finding anything out. Besides, I brought donuts." "Okay ... Gamaliel's good."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

gamalielese - Bad writing or speech, worthy of the Bulwer-Lytton Award.

e.g., H.L. Mencken wrote of President Harding's gamalielese at least once.

submitted by HD Fowler

gamasteron - A planet of a solar system whose existence is certain, but not yet identified exactly.

e.g., There are a lot of gamasterons in our galaxy. She is like a gamasteron in that you never know for sure where she is.

submitted by Tatomir Ion Marius

gambol - Gamble.

e.g., Poe was kicked out of West Point for gamboling.

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

game - Often seen in reference to the ability of a man to attract (or seduce) women, although "game" is applicable to success in any endeavor. Game is generally considered to be unrelated to looks, money, physique, etc. All else being equal, a man with good game is going to be much more successful in his relations (short-term, especially) with women than a man with poor game.

e.g., I'm thinking you won't run into very man bald, fat, and generally physically unattractive men who have game. | You see an ugly older guy with a bootylicious young chick, you'll be better off betting he has loads of money than you will be betting that he has a good game.

submitted by HD Fowler

gamer bling - Someone who wears a lot of game realated clothing.

e.g., Scott has his gamer bling in high gear today.

submitted by Josh Priddy

gamer-trance - A coma-like state after an hour of pwning everyone you come into virtual contact with. (ED. Cody, even though I went against policy and accepted your submittal -- videlicet, the description -- neither you nor anyone else has ever come close to pwning me.)

e.g., I tried to get his attention, but he was in a gamer-trance

submitted by Cody

gamooks - rather unordinary persons with little awareness of the world around them.

e.g., I don't want this sculpture to fall into the hands of just any gamooks, God knows what they'd do with it.

submitted by Harry Viens

gamorgeous - Used to describe something that is "to die for"' beautiful...more than gorgeous and extremely glamourous.

e.g., She was wearing a new dress that was absolutely gamorgeous.

submitted by Chey Dustin

gan - 'Gan' is a far better thing than what you see being used to-day, namely 'went' [ illogical ]..?! Shouldn't the sequence be, 'go, gan, gone'..?! But of course..!!

e.g., The man's plan hit the fan when it gan longer than planned, man..? [ The Rhine in Spine lieth Minely in the Pline ]..? it goes without saying [ poe edic licence ]..?! They gan without eating, 40 daze an' 40 nites, an' were thereafter mere shadows of their former selves..?! [ poe edic ]..?! pie 0201

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

gandy dancer - Railroad worker: track-laying or maintenance.

e.g., Although they clearly have rhythm, it might be rather pointless to ask a gandy dancer to dance.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

gang'o - Used for a group of (usually young) rowdy males. Shortened from gang of lads. Coined on holiday by four friends in 2000 and used ever since.

e.g., Theres a gang'o over there. | Uh oh, gang'o at three o'clock. | I don't want to go over there, theres a gang'o.

submitted by Emma Carter

gangle-shanks - Stumbled across in _The American Thesaurus of Slang_, this prematurely pronounced dead slang needs to be resuscitated. It has the general meaning of "long, skinny legs" or "one with long, skinny legs," the shank being the part of the leg between the knee and the ankle -- and sometimes the entire lower limb, including the leg and thigh. Checking Internet sources for definitions and examples of its use, I found one in the March 24, 1958, issue of _Time Magazine_ in an article about chess master Bobby Fischer, written shortly after he won the United States Championships at age 14. The example emphasizes the awkwardness that often accompanies long legs in the young -- I thought of a newly born colt trying to get to its feet.

e.g., "A floppy, abrupt young gangle-shanks, he stumbles through the physical world of school and subways and summer vacations in a tangle of arms and legs not quite under control."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

ganglophone - A politically correct word for all people unusually lanky, long, or gangly.

e.g., "Cal, you're really lanky." "We ganglophones prefer the term 'ganglophone.'"

submitted by Robbie Cahill

gangsta - A real thug, livin' the streets the way that the hip-hop lifestyle would suggest.

e.g., Chris is the only real gangsta I know.

submitted by T-Dogg

gank - 1. To attack without provocation, to lash out for no good reason. 2. A moment of public embarrassment. 3. To screw something up or have it fall short of expectations.

e.g., 1. Jeez, I barely set foot in the place when Chris ganked me. I wuzn't gonna boost nothin' this time. 2. Someone trips walking into a pub -- that's gank. Tripping coming out is different. 3. That basketball player really ganked his shot. | Wave Rally really ganks. The screenshots looked cool, but the game plays horribly.

submitted by Ben Johnson | Matthew | Jimmo | Dan - (www)

gankt - The result of a computer hardware of software failure.

e.g., Windows XP gankted your video driver, so you'll have to reinstall the operating system. Sorry, all your files have been lost.

submitted by Dan

ganopulator - Like the boogey-man, only worse.

e.g., The Ganopulator is a scary fictitious monster who eats everything from food scraps to dirty single socks--and toes that hang out of the bed at night.

submitted by Sam I Am

gant - Hungry, starving for food.

e.g., I have not eaten anything all day, so I am gant.

submitted by jeff brown - (www)

gantt - Collective for project managers.

e.g., The developer hid under the desk as a gantt of project managers, wild-eyed and slavering, stalked the building.

submitted by b

gaper's delay - The traffic delay resulting from a roadside accident or similar spectacle. Derived from drivers' "gaping" behavior when driving near an accident. Heard on the air in Chicago.

e.g., "We've got a gaper's delay on the Eisenhower--a 40-foot tall puppuet is gesticulating madly at the drivers. That'll add half an hour to your drive today."

submitted by Rich Tatum - (www)

gapification - Dressing in, or in the style of, Gap clothes.

e.g., Albert has really done some gapification lately.

submitted by Yu Ming Wei

gaposis - The condition of having gaps between one's front teeth.

e.g., Her smile was not the best because she suffered from gaposis.

submitted by Dr. Stephen S. Perry, D.D.S.

gapped - Something ordinary turning trendy, from The Gap.

e.g., Striped clothing and accessories have always been very ordinary, but this winter they have been Gapped.

submitted by Crystal

gapperbrushing - After George Saunders. Working at or being employed in a task or occupation that is unfulfilling, repetitive, pointless, and tedious. A gapperbrusher is a person engaged in such activity.

e.g., My first job after college amounted to little more than gapperbrushing in a cube farm.

submitted by RJ Shep

gappit - To remove oneself promptly from a place, to travel quickly to a destination, to leave one's husband.

e.g., Oooh...gonna be late, got to "gappit".

submitted by Aphinity

garage time - Used to decribe the time guys spend single after a breakup.

e.g., I'm not really looking to get into a relationship now. I need some garage time.

submitted by parkus

garbage juice - 1. The liquid leaking from a torn garbage bag. Most commonly found on sidewalks in large cities. 2. A beverage which tastes awful.

e.g., 1. Gross, I just stepped in puddle of garbage juice. 2. This martini's awful. It tastes like garbage juice.

submitted by jazzbo

garbage juice - Snapple-brand fruit punch.

e.g., Get me whatever drink they've got in the store except for the garbage juice.

submitted by ditnis

garbarator - Canadian term for garbage disposal.

e.g., Kitchen features include microwave, dishwasher, and in-sink garbarator.

submitted by Pete

garbavore - A creature that will consume anything, provided that it is frozen and unhealthy.

e.g., Many bachleorbeasts become garbovores if no one keeps an eye on them.

submitted by Dr. Science

garborator - The large "Seuss-like" riding vacuum cleaners found feasting on the sidewalks of downtown Chicago.

e.g., The operator sat atop the garborator guiding it away from pedestrians and toward select pieces of garbage.

submitted by karen

gardress - To "garden dress" with hugs the lawn or garden of a good friend. A show of affection by putting up decorations that are clearly designed to bring a smile to the recipient and others.

e.g., Wendy gardressed her friend Shelly's house with 79 plastic pink flamingos when Shelly was out of town. It brought a chuckle to all who drove by and saw them. Upon returning home, Shelly laughed for days.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

gardyloo - "Gardlyloo. (gär' dč lňň'). interj. (a cry formerly used in Scotland to warn pedestrians when slops were about to be thrown from an upstairs window.) [Anglicized form of F gare (de) l'eau beware of the water] Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary, © 1989 - Dilithium Press, Ltd. That is maureen miranda, spring koch, tere horgan, jim hill, ucb theater design One of my all-time favorite words resurfaced twice in the last two days -- must be a sign.

e.g., As I walked down the alley on the west side of the Ken Theater, I heard, "Gardyloo!" in a voice I knew all too well. The theater had no restroom facilities and the projectionist was desperate. His boss had warned him to quit emptying the Folger's can in her potted plant because he was killing it.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

garf - To disfigure an object; the result of such disfiguration.

e.g., That would be a nice guitar except for that huge garf in the body.

submitted by Mark Maranta

garffing - A person doing everything but what she is supposed to do.

e.g., Marcella, please stop garffing and get ready to leave.

submitted by kathy

garfunkel - To disappear mysteriously without a trace, like Art Garfunkel's career.

e.g., A. Whatever happened to that kid down the street? B. I don't know. He must have garfunkeled.

submitted by christian - (www)

garg - Someone very unpopular and unwanted; a negative, unfriendly person; slang for "Gargamel." (Credited to James Ruggieri.)

e.g., He's always complaining, always trying to impress people... What a garg!

submitted by Scott Adams - (www)

garganchuin - Huge, big, gigantic (anything of the large sort).

e.g., "Look at the elephant!" "'s garganchuin!"

submitted by JegStar (idea from SammieCB)

garglage - n. Combination of gargle and garbage. That fluid which has recently been used for gargling, and has just been, or is being, or very soon will be, expelled from the gargler's mouth.

e.g., Who spewed garglage all over the mirror?

submitted by Pete

gargle - Google's new search engine for do-it-yourself medicine.

e.g., Leroy, our local number one cheapskate, was overjoyed to find that he could eliminate all his doctor bills by using Gargle. However, he says that the service will not reach its full potential until it includes dentistry.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

gargontunous - really really big.

e.g., That is the most gargontunous thing I have ever seen.

submitted by Epsilon

garlacise - To have bad breath from garlic.

e.g., She is garlacising from eating that garlic bread.

submitted by Scott Wolfenbarger - (www)

garlic nano - 1. Disappointingly small portion of Nan Bread (garlic or otherwise) served in an Indian Restaurant. 2. What's left of the Garlic Nan when you get back from the rest room, if you're lucky.

e.g., I ordered Garlic Nan. They brought Garlic Nano. I came back from the restroom. I got Garlic None. Thanks a lot.

submitted by Ungentlemanly Conduct

garn - Australian word for "Hello," used in the country.

e.g., Garn.

submitted by mike

garnish - First appeared in hospitality industry by chefs who needed a word to describe attractive women without getting caught.

e.g., Charlie, check out the garnish by the ovens.

submitted by brian, told by brother david

garr - An expletive describing frustration, disappointment, upsettedness, etc. (Not to be confused with "Yarr" which is pirate slang for "I begin every sentence with this word." "Yarr, I be a pirate. Yarr, hoist the sails, maties!")

e.g., Garr...I lost my keys again.

submitted by Tiffany Schurig

garriage - Civil union of spouses of the same sex.

e.g., I attended the John and Rob's garriage last Saturday.

submitted by Peter Dedes

garry - To civilly unite same sex couples.

e.g., Joan and Susan were garried in Ottawa last weekend.

submitted by Peter Dedes

garry-groundwork - Used to describe a male that is extremely 'nice' to girls and is usually friends with several girls at any given time. The phrase derives from the fact that the person is usually trying to lay the 'groundwork' for future romantic engagements or just a casual one-night stand. This person will often be found preying on other guy's troubled girlfriends or other girls in need of a 'nice' guy to talk to.

submitted by aaron - (www)

gas - Fun. hilarious -- normally relating to something said or done by another person

e.g., "You're gas," wheezed Simon, laughing at Pal's latest joke.

submitted by Catherine

gas - An abstract term for anything sort of cloudy and poofy, but not necessarily fluid. Often applied to ridiculous or tongue-in-cheek concepts in computer games -- e.g., health potions. Gases themselves can also be Gas, but Gas is not always a gas.

e.g., Er, Barry, chuck us another flask of Gas, would'ya? I've got a gash the size of a melon on me leg and it's leakin' like crazy.

submitted by Graeme

gas price - Synonymous with scam. Price in my neighborhood today is $1.759 -- except at Shell/Texaco where it's $2.059. It has to be a scam.

e.g., What's the current gas price in your area?

submitted by daarvinolupp

gaschmackalickinous - A word used to describe the bizarre quality of lunch sandwiches which causes mid-afternoon gassiness. This word can also be used to describe a person suffering from said sandwich-related mid-afternoon gassiness.

e.g., Sandwiches from that deli are rather gaschmackalickinous. Every time I go there on my lunch break, my co-workers suffer for it afterwards.

submitted by Jared J

gaseous clay - A certain Middle Eastern story has us being made "from the clay of the earth." More precisely we are composed of matter, various elements, and compounds and minerals: I'm a material guy. But largely we are gas! We're made up of more than 70% water, and water is two gases: hydrogen and oxygen. So humans are something like 3/4 gas.

e.g., They say that you may be no more than clay, or dust. But you are as a matter of fact very gaseous clay, nicely molded and set in motion by automatic biological functionings etc. A glass of gas for every occasion.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

gash-rash - A skin rash surrounding the vagina, presumably caused by excessive vaginal discharge or poor genital hygiene. No known use other than as an insult. A variation, rash on your gash, might be used to put down a male acting like an effeminate pantywaist.

e.g., I'm unaware of anyone who ever checked it out, but Virginia gave off a rank odor that suggested she had gash-rash. | What's wrong, Chris? Got a rash on your gash?

submitted by HD Fowler

gashean - A Cumbrian (Beatrix Potter, Lake District) dialect word for an overbearing or nasty woman. A harridan. The word arrived in the county in 1828 with the first Irish Navvies that built the railways that criss-cross the county. The navvies were housed in vast camps out in the wilds, but at payday they would descend into the nearest town for some easy living. Due to the ensuing brawls that often broke out, many pub landladies would put a sign outside their pub saying "No Navvies." The navvies would refer to the landlady as being a gasheen but over time this became more anglicised and softened to gashean meaning over-bearing woman.

e.g., James and Katy lost their ball over the fence into Mrs Walker's garden. However, they didn't dare ask for it back as she was an old gashean. | The ward sister said to the young nurse, "You don't want to get on the wrong side of matron as she can be a gashean when angry."

submitted by David

gasometer - A gas gauge

e.g., The gasometer is on E. We better go to the gas station.

submitted by Todd H

gaspicle - A gaspicle (pronounced gas pickle) is any part of any machine that has failed. Coined by John Morley born Newark on Trent Notinghamshire UK 1934

e.g., Example from motoring "It's the gaspicle that has gone wrong" "What you need here is a new gaspicle".

submitted by Pat Morley

gaspric - It shocks and annoys you, makes you gasp and feel all prickly, like now with this gas thing, etc.

e.g., It's rather like a gaspric nightmare that has no end.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

gaspy - Gay-wasp -- think F. Scott Fitzgerald novels.

e.g., How would I describe him? He's very gaspy.

submitted by Kelly

gassed - Gas has been put in the gas tank.

e.g., Well, there goes all my money, but the car's been gassed to the last drop -- i.e., the gastank is full.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

gastev - To place another in serious and grave risk of death through physical contact; to inflict serious injury on another through a pre-meditated collision of bodies.

e.g., I really inflicted some gastev on that guy.

submitted by Ben Sellenger

gastricopiatus indignata - The full gamut of pain, cramps, belching, gas, diarrhea, and burning brought on by consuming an entire quart of Steve and Tammy's homemade "Dial 911" salsa in a single sitting.

e.g., Chris had to stay home tonight. He killed that quart of salsa even after I warned him, and now it's gastricopiatus indignata city.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

gastro-aesthetic - Pertaining to a gastronomic reaction to an aesthetically or morally offensive object.

e.g., That painting was so bad, I actually had a gastro-aesthetic raction. I nearly threw up.

submitted by rivka

gastrocenti - Those in the know about food. For hoi polloi, the term would be foodies.

e.g., 1. Yeh, Chris considers himself one of the gastrocenti. Jerk knows nothing about food other than how to chow down. His idea of a great place to eat is Trough and Brew. 2. "Now, this economy food shopping is all very well, but it will earn you only contempt in some quarters. For, just as one lot of cognoscenti is loading up with cut-price continental antipasti and cured meats that are vague about their country of origin, the hardcore gastrocenti want to know the provenance of their food and feel nothing but loathing for supermarkets."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

gastrointrusive - Any of a group of medical procedures in which objects enter the gastronomic system by unnatural routes.

e.g., Gastrointrusive tests offer the greatest benefit to the hospital because the patient tends to be quiet and passive during the test.

submitted by Jim Hertzler - (www)

gastronomical - An excessively large amount of flatulence.

e.g., You certainly seem to be gastronomical today.

submitted by cons

gastroporn - Food, particularly desserts that are so good they are like sin in a dish.

e.g., The cheesecake that bakery makes is pure gastroporn.

submitted by Andrea Bergstrom

gastropub - A pub where legitimate food is also served.

e.g., "Izakaya, those trendy late-night gastropubs, are bursting onto the scene" with dishes like "spicy tuna rolls and garlic leaves stir-fried with bacon." L.A. Times Food section, 11/9/2005

submitted by natalie

gastrotastic - A word used when a copious amount of food tastes good.

e.g., This mountain of food is gastrotastic.

submitted by Angus

gat - A fully automatic carbine. Most often used in reference to an Uzi.

e.g., "Fluffy poodle wit a gat / Popped a cap inside da cat." Ghetto Petz by Zippy Von Zippy.

submitted by Zippy Von Zippy

gat - Gun.

e.g., Don't cross me. I've got my gat locked, loaded, and packed.

submitted by T-Dogg

gateway - A large woman, in reference to the cow motif of Gateway computers.

e.g., She's a gateway.

submitted by Joe Baressi

gathering stones - Getting to work, doing something useful.

e.g., To get something done, try gathering stones, not rolling in the moss.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

gathers - Another word for the police -- because they gather people in.

e.g., "The protest was peaceful." "Yeah, did you see the amount of gathers on the street?"

submitted by Liz

gator boots - An ultimately desirable object for which people will risk all. Compare to "Holy Grail."

e.g., 1. I want gator boots. 2. Perfecting that song was Marek's gator boots.

submitted by BigAssFries

gator day - A day off, not counted towards vacation, as a reward for hard work.

e.g., Hey, the boss declared Friday after Thanksgiving as a Gator Day.

submitted by Biff Condor

gatsbian - 1. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Gatsby from F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 book _The Great Gatsby_: 2. In reference to one who fruitlessly pursues lofty goals. 3. Characterized by an inability to accept the changing reality. 4. Characterized by a myopic view of the past.

e.g., 1. Today's English class featured a Gatsbian lecture. 2. A Gatsbian digger thinks that she can breach the center of the Earth with her shovel. 3. My Russian grandmother is a Gatsbian woman, refusing to accept that her Soviet passport is invalid now. 4. This Gatsbian Texan I know is convinced that the South triumphed in the Civil War.

submitted by George Rosa

gattese, chatois, gatés, koshkii - The Italian, French, Spanish, and Russian words meaning the language spoken by cats.

e.g., I passed a cat sanctuary in Rome one day and noticed the funny accents being meowed from one mangy cat to another. It was then that I realized these Roman cats were speaking gattese. In the feline world, the cats who are generally considered the snobbiest and rudest of all are those who speak chatois. Ryan's cat Bob is cramming lessons in gatés because the new next door neighbors are Mexican immigrants whose two cats, María-Josefina and Carlita, are long-haired. Masha is from Moscow. Masha is a cat. Masha speaks koshkii. Masha likes borscht.

submitted by Amy - (www)

gattle - To wreck or destroy utterly, as with a Gatling gun. Humorous evolution of "Gatling," from the machine gun of the same name.

e.g., It's a good thing that big white no-name British boxer took a dive, 'cause it looked like Tyson was 'bout to gattle him.

submitted by Seam

gattle - (n.) 1. automatic (or semi-automatic) weapon fire (i.e., repeated, staccato popping). 2. any sound like automatic weapon fire (e.g., popcorn popping); (adj. "gattling" (pronounced GAT-el-ing, unlike the name of the gun inventor)) Making sounds like an automatic weapon; (v.) 1. to fire an automatic weapon, or to fire guns many times such that it sounds like automatic weapons fire, 2. to make sounds like automatic weapon fire. 3. to set off a string of firecrackers, as during a Chinese New Year celebration.

"Gattle-prod" -- to clap or make other loud, repeated sounds in order to get someone or some group to move.
"Gattle-buzz" -- the alarming sound of modern rotating-barrel guns, like the M61 Vulcan cannon, in which the automatic firing is so rapid that the resulting sound is a rattling buzz.

e.g., The Why of War
Gattle, gattle, go the guns / Pop, pop, pop, the volley / The Pope is Catholic; water's wet / And Lassie was a collie.
| I love the gattle of a hundred hooves on cobblestones; it seems so peaceful somehow.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

gauche - Underwear.

e.g., Make sure you wear clean gauche, in case you get in an accident.

submitted by DAVID HELMINK

gaudess - (Rhymes with WOW-less (or, less accurately, to rhyme with "goddess"); n.) 1. a woman decked out in (or habitually given to self-decoration with) cheap, gauche, tasteless (gaudy) accessories; 2. a trophy wife or girlfriend, used to engender envy.  
[From the Latin 'gaudium/gaudia' "joy/joys" shortened and shifted to 'gaud' "a trinket or bauble," probably because people thought 'gaud' the singular of 'gaudia.']

e.g., Mrs. Plumb-Dougly is certainly a gaudess: all that jewelry she's dripping with must be worth at least a buck twenty. | Have you seen Mr. Braggart's new wife? A gaudess: I mean, she can't be more than 19.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

gaudify - To make overly gaudy.

e.g., Don't gaudify your x-mas tree.

submitted by john taylor - (www)

gaulded - Refers to irritation where legs rub against each other, as in upper thighs. Galded.

e.g., He had been working hard in the field all day and sweated profusely and became gaulded.

submitted by Lyle Dickinson

gavel - (v., intr.) 1. to be in charge; (v. trans.) 2. to lead or control; 3. 'gavel in,' a. to enact or impose a rule or a prohibition, b. to call a meeting to order; 4. 'gavel out,' a. to end a meeting, b. to overrule someone or end discussion of a matter, c. to create an exception to a legal rule; 5. 'gavel up,' a. to call together, b. to call to order, c. to begin a vote; 6. 'gavel under,' a. to overwhelm with (criminal) charges, b. to severely punish, sentence, or condemn; 7. 'gavel around,' to avoid making a decision despite addressing the issue many times; 8. 'gavel at,' to attempt (unsuccessfully) to (re)gain control of a meeting or situation. (n.) 9. the presiding person or authority in a given meeting or group; 10. the beginning or end of a meeting; 11. a judge. (interj.) 12. "Well, that's that, I guess."

e.g., "Who's gaveling?" "I think it's that guy in the Armani over there." | "When does the meeting start?" "Let's see: um, they'll gavel it up in ten minutes or so."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

gawife - What your girlfriend is for two months after you marry her and are getting used to saying wife instead of girlfriend.

e.g., I'm Dave and this is my gawife Lisa.

submitted by duncan

gawping - Combination of gawking and gaping

e.g., Did you see him gawping at those girls?

submitted by Teri Klaehn

gay - Urban teens have changed the former meanings of "happy" or "homosexual" to "stupid."

e.g., "Oh, my God, did you see Juanita's shirt?" said Juanito. "Yea, It's so gay." exclaimed Johnny.

submitted by Andrew Mitchell

gaybob - A person who acts or is stupid.

e.g., I never really realized how much of a gaybob you are.

submitted by Leah

gayboylicious - 1. A term used to describe a type of boy who is very openly gay, and very beautiful in doing so. 2. A very sexy guy who is very obviously gay. A cross between gay-boy and delicious (as if you didn't already know that).

e.g., Greg Lotze is absolutely gayboylicious in those pink pants.

submitted by Greg Lotze

gayed - To be beaten in a competition of some sort by an adversary in a way that makes the loser look very inexperienced. Can be used also as a verb, to "gay" someone or "we are gaying them." | When two people of the same sex publicly commit to spend their lives together, they have become gayed.

e.g., (Lamenting the loss of a soccer game.) "We were gayed." | (Celebrating a victory.) "We gayed them." | (When expressing distress over a upcoming defeat) "We are getting gayed!" | Adam and Steve got gayed on Dec. 1.

submitted by Kibbles-N-Bits | Djazzgirl - (www)

gaymous - Adjective -- well-known as a result of having "come out of the closet." More commonly: Minor celebrity who got a great deal more visibility than usual as a result of having "come out."

e.g., It's really not fair. He was a third rate athlete, then he got gaymous.

submitted by Dana Friedman - (www)

gaypotheosis - The epitome of homosexuality.

e.g., The Search for Love in Manhattan: "On August 17, I will reach the zenith of my queerness; I will achieve, if you will, my gaypotheosis."

submitted by beelzebub - (www)

gaysha - gaysha n., pl. -shas. A gay man who is expected to be subservient, attentive, adoring, obliging, considerate, devoted, respectful, and thoughtful to another gay man, usually the one who considers himself superior in every way.

I don’t know whether I "invented" this, but I haven’t seen or heard of it anywhere else. I wrote it for a column in AXM, a London-based gay men’s lifestyle glossy. Love the site.




gaysha n., pl. -shas. A gay man who is expected to be subservient, attentive, adoring, obliging, considerate, devoted, respectful, and thoughtful to another gay man, usually the one who considers himself superior in every way.

Now, you don’t have to work at Oxford University Press to figure out that this is unlikely to be located between the covers of one of its esteemed dictionaries. No, where you’ll find it is whistling between my ears. (So, OUP, if you’re listening, the copyright belongs to yours truly.) Let me explain. Before I met my current inamorato, for a couple of years I was what is referred to as Single. You can probably gather from the big-boy capital ‘s’ that to most gay men -- nay most people -- this worry-laden word strikes fear and loathing in the spines of otherwise sane adults and provokes Herculean bouts of hyperventilating. Me? Frankly, my queers, I don’t give a damn. Yeah, sure, I quite like having a boyfriend, but only in the same way I like eating Brie; it’s great from time to time, but too much of the stuff is bad for the heart.

Anyway, whilst I was on Singleton safari, I noticed a pattern to the dating dance. You meet someone -- it doesn’t matter a jot whether you particularly like them or not -- you go out, you don’t bother to get to know them at all and come last orders on the date, you expect to indulge in some hot below-the-waist action. Is this really the best we can do? Are we so one-track dimensional that we can’t see the trunk for the trees? The Great Gay Male isn’t interested in dating as a process of getting to know someone because it involves putting’n’shutting up. It means sealing the gob and -- shock! horror! alien idea ahoy! -- prising open the ears. Gay men do not want friends. They do not want boyfriends. They want gayshas, people who are willing to bow the knee and fall to their knees (metaphorically and literally) before them. They want a cross between a therapist and a rent-boy, someone to cover all bases on the need-fulfilling front, a decorative, obedient pet that slobbers on demand and keeps the barking to a minimum.

And don’t look at me like that. I know what you’re thinking. Oh, here’s someone who’s had a few bad dates and suddenly he’s a postmodern, post-early-for-Christmas, anti-gay ritual ranter, going down the well-trodden Bridget Jones moaner’n’groaner cul-de-sac. Well, this Jones doesn’t subscribe to the all-gay-men-are-bastards shtick. What I am saying, from dating experience, is the only time I’m expected to use my tongue is when the other bloke stops blethering on and fancies a bit of a snog. Silly me. I thought conversation was a team sport. Gay men aren’t bastards -- that would at least take a little imagination. They are simply brain-curdling bores.

In fairness, the can’t-listen-won’t-listen culture is not an exclusively gay affliction, although it is an almost exclusively male one. It’s everywhere we turn. It’s a sign of our speeding, breakneck age. We’re too impatient to make the effort, to go the distance and -- a very out-dated notion this -- get to know somebody rather than just jumping on [their his her] body. We prefer the easy option. Dating is all kerr-ching! kerr-ching! kerr-ching! It’s me-first, me-last and anything or, more precisely, anyone who doesn’t play ball is regarded as an annoying bogey to be snotted on the nearest sleeve. One is the star and one is expected to be the worshipful fan. You must not detract from [them him her], interrupt the soliloquy or steal the spotlight. You must sit, or even better genuflect, listen and nod appreciatively. Bung in the odd "Ah, really?" or "How interesting!" and cock’s-yer-uncle. Got it?

Towards the end of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson’s newly lesbian protagonist, musing on her desire for love, says "I want someone who will destroy and be destroyed by me… I would cross seas and suffer sunstroke and give away all I have, but not for a man, because they want to be the destroyer, and never be destroyed." And herein lies the rub. Men won’t relinquish their ego, their dominance, their control. (And, yes, I do know. I am one, thankyouverymuch!) But surely if there’s to be even the merest whiff of love, there has to be a degree of risk, a willingness to be destroyed; otherwise, what’s the point? Isn’t having a gaysha a shade on the safe side of dull? There has to be at least some mutuality. A one-way street always leads to a dead end. Instead of the me-me-me mindset with a dollop of me thrown in for good measure, maybe we should indulge in a bit of sha-sha-sha, a quaint phrase an American friend of mine uses for old-skool dating. It might sound unhiply fogeyish, but has the alternative proved any more successful?

God, sometimes I could scream, but in Gay Space no one will hear you. Probably because [they’re not he she isn't] listening. There’s only one thing for it: buy a kimono and bind the feet. Sake, anyone?

© Jason Jones

submitted by Jason Jones - (www)

gaytee - A narrow, neatly shaven patch of hair located directly in the center of the chin.

e.g., Our band director returned from summer vacation with a disturbing gaytee.

submitted by Steven

gazebo - Extinct African animal. Similar to a zebra-gazelle.

e.g., They finally discovered the bones of the long lost gazebo.

submitted by Natalie - (www)

gazillion - A very large number.

e.g., I received a gazillion e-mails while on vacation.

submitted by Sara SHuman - (www)

gazinda - A street whose name changes depending on how far along the street you are.

e.g., If you had trouble finding the store it's because Benton street is a gazinda; you start down Lower Muscatine, and that goes into Kirkwood, which goes into Benton.

submitted by Nigel Ray - (www)

gazinta, gozinta - One of the four fundamental operations in math. Gozinta. | A small plastic container such as those produced by RubberMaid or Tupperware or the type that come filled with cottage cheese which are then used to store leftovers in the fridge. Stuff gazinta it. | One of the four basic mathematical operations.

e.g., Two gazinta six three times. | There's enough lasagne left for lunch tomorrow. Gimme a gazinta for it. | Four gozinta 12 three times. Eight gozinta 80 ten times.

submitted by kevin weaver | agd | dianne - (www)

gazit - A pimple so large that it distracts a person during a conversation.

e.g., I was going to date Todd until he grew that huge gazit.

submitted by Ally

gazochstahagen - Used for any German verb, when talking to someone who does not know any German.

e.g., When I was last in Stuttgart I bought a new gazochstahagen.

submitted by existential buzz

gazoinks - A random number of years somewhere in the viscinity of 5 to 50.

e.g., Boy, I haven't seen that in gazoinks!

submitted by Fran

gazoline - A form of gasoline used by those too lazy to form the "s" sound.

e.g., Do you put gazoline or gasoline in your tank?

submitted by Sharla - (www)

gazoometer - The distance you walk before you sneeze when you are reaching for the box of tissues. | A device to measure gazooms.

e.g., I traveled a gazoometer, then sneezed before I could get to the tissues.

submitted by Ed Breunig

gazoontite - Another word for kleenex tissue paper. Derived from "Gesundheit," which is what you say when someone sneezes. Dual Purpose phonetics.

e.g., Oh, you sneezed. Do you need a gazoontite?

submitted by TomCat

gazorninplat - Something unknown, a thingy, a whatchamacall it of sorts.

e.g., I cant finish this model, I lost the gazorninplat that came with it.

submitted by Brian - (www)

gazouta - An output port or source of emission.

e.g., His cabling was all screwed up - he had his gazintas hooked up to his gazoutas.

submitted by Chris Nelson

gazump - British. To offer more for a house than another has already offered and had accepted. In US, this is not allowed--in UK, it is

e.g., I've been gazumped on the house I made an offer on.

submitted by paul nelson

gazunder - A humorous and old-fashioned word for a chamber pot. | To lower a price on a property at the last minute to secure a sale. Gazunderer. To gazump is to raise the price.

e.g., When I was a lad, we used a Folger's can as a gazunder. | I was toying with the notion of backing out since we hadn't signed a contract, but Al gazundered and we consummated the deal.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

gazuntite - Gesundheit.

e.g., [sneezes] "Gazuntite." "Thanks."

submitted by HD Fowler

gazute - Euphemism for the buttocks. (Sort of.)

e.g., You've been a pain in my gazute all day.

submitted by Liza

gazzy - Bizarre, unsettling, freakish, or mutated.

e.g., A gazzy insect flew in through my window and landed on my face.

submitted by David McBryde

gblarfgh - GBLARFGH is a word I use often, when I can say nothing else. But, the rule is it can only be said after the word "the."

e.g., For example, here is a conversation between Ryosuke and me. Ryosuke: I need the -- sakata: GBLARFGH. Ryosuke: Shut the h-- sakata: GBLARFGH.

submitted by sakata

gbleh - an adjective, meaning below average, dull, boring or unpleasant. can also be used as an expression to fill in gaps in conversation.

e.g., "how are you?" "pretty gbleh" or "so ... yes." "gbleh."

submitted by miss jess

gbobulin - A happy goblin who typically expresses her happiness by bobbing a lot.

e.g., He was dancing like a gbobulin.

submitted by Simon Parker - (www)

gdos - "Green's Dictionary of Slang is an unprecedented 10.3 million-word collection of the impertinent, vile, censored, hip, witty, and fascinating slang words of the English language. Covering five centuries of innovation in all English-speaking regions of the world, the Dictionary is the most authoritative, scholarly approach to slang ever attempted. Over 100,000 words are defined; each word is authenticated by genuine and full-referenced citations of its use. This is a remarkable work by the leading slang lexicographer of our time."

e.g., How could I have missed gdos? It's been out since 2011.

submitted by HD Fowler

gear - Clothing.

e.g., I'm going to NY Image to get some new gear.

submitted by Jerome Greco - (www)

gear-head - An individual assiduously devoted to cars and their engines.

e.g., He's such a gear-head he keeps pinups of American muscle cars in his room.

submitted by Stephen Mize

gearfart - Grinding sound made by an automotible's manual transmission reluctant to be shifted to another speed.

e.g., My old Studebaker makes a gearfart when I try to shift into reverse.

submitted by Pat McRoyne - (www)

gearhead - Someone whos a big fan of the band Clutch

e.g., That chicks got like a ton of Clutch shes a Gearhead

submitted by Lesah

gebber - The smooth part on top of a new jar of peanut butter or other food.

e.g., I always like the gebber if there is any left.

submitted by Vlad

gebbied - To be screwed over by the man

e.g., Look at my tax bill! I've been gebbied.

submitted by Dwight Fry

gedankenexperiment - A real word: "an experiment carried out in thought only."

e.g., "Albert Einstein ... applied gedankenexperiment to his work conceptualizing the theory of relativity."

submitted by [Gedankenexperimenter]

gedge - The white gunk found in the corner of your mouth after chewing gum and dancing all night.

e.g., Wipe your mouth., then check your gedge.

submitted by Dirty - (www)

gedunk - U.S.M.C., Korean War. A very small restaurant or snack bar.

e.g., I'm hungry, let's stop by the gedunk for a beer and hotdog.

submitted by Stephen Mize

gedćghwamlican hlaf - (pronounced to rhyme with "the REICH MOM lee gone OFF"; n.) 1. "Daily bread" (from the Lord's Prayer in Anglo-Saxon); 2. Three square meals a day; 3. Sufficient food for a given amount of time.

e.g., "You got a place to stay?" "Yeah, I'm in the Bed and Breakfast down on third." "Just breakfast?" "No, I get the gedaeghwamlican hlaf ... I'm good."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

gee & haw - To tell a plow animal to turn right, you say "Gee." To tell it to turn left, you say "Haw." Both words may soon become relics. I have heard the words used as described, but I'm well on my way to becoming a relic myself.

e.g., I sat watching, fascinated by the way the mule responded to its owners gees and haws. Before long, the small plot of land was plowed and ready for my grandmother to plant her vegetable garden. When I was a teenager, one of the responsibilities I tended to shirk was pulling the weeds that grew so well between the rows of stuff we wanted to grow.

submitted by HD Fowler

gee-whoppered - To be busted, bent, or knocked out of alignment. To be caught off guard and thrown for a loop.

e.g., That whirlwind gee-whoppered me so hard that it was a minute before I knew which way was up.

submitted by Steve McDonald

geebs - Gigabytes. Ultimate contraction of "gee-bees."

e.g., Red: Say, fella, how many geebs is that file? Ned: Uhhhhh . . . lotsa.

submitted by wnpxnff

geedunk - Junk food, candy. A Navy expression. A debate has been raging over its orgin for decades.

e.g., Where's Joe? He's at the store getting some geedunk.

submitted by Al

geegas - Gorgeous, cute, something you go "awwww" to.

e.g., You are looking geegas.

submitted by Sheldon Holmes

geek - To be involved in highly technical or geek-like behavior as a social outlet or to have fun.

e.g., Ken, I know the new computer is fun, but you have to stop geeking with your friends and come have a conversation with real people.

submitted by Jordana

geek - Combined expression of revulsion AND fright.

e.g., She started to gag when she spotted a particularly repulsive geek but then was so scared by him that what came out was "Geek!"

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

geek check - Someone who "checks out" as a geek, usually with some sort of passive test.

e.g., Fester: My favorite quote is, "With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied -- chains us all, irrevocably." Hester: That's from Star Trek The Next Generation. Fester: You just passed the geek check.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

geek chic - Ultra-geek high fashion.

e.g., Having a computer surgically implanted into your skin would be the ultimate in geek chic.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

geek out - To become very nervous, paranoid.

e.g., After I took the test I started to geek out. I thought I failed it.

submitted by Waldo

geek out - To work on a computer, or other similar tech-related activity by choice, usually at the expense of some other activity. This is how we've used the term up here in Canada, anyhow.

e.g., Naw, Raj ain't coming -- he said he's geeking-out tonight. | I work in tech -- I get paid to sit around and geek-out all day.

submitted by ad869 - (www)

geek pride - Modification of "gay pride" to apply to geeks who are not ashamed of their geek status. It is said that the first step to being an ubergeek is to be a part of at least one geek pride movement, apt-ly (pun intended) named for those times when a geek does what geeks do best.

e.g., He aptly demonstrated his geek pride by wearing a "codepoet" t-shirt to school.

submitted by apeiron

geek speak - Terms used by . . . well . . . geeks. Usually specific to a genre the general public knows nothing about.

e.g., These friends of mine play D&D, and are always talking in geek speak. They spend entire conversations discussing THAC0 and saying things such as "How about a celestial badger?" and "I choose to disbelieve."

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

geekalicious - Of something that appeals to a geek.

e.g., Your new hand-held PC is geekalicious.

submitted by Stan J - (www)

geeked - All rattled about something.

e.g., Thank God the survey is over. Everyone was so geeked by it.

submitted by Liz Szefcyk

geeked - Extremely happy or excited.

e.g., I was geeked when I got my first car.

submitted by Tiffany

geekend - A weekend spent engaged in geek-related activities.

e.g., I've just bought a new computer, so it looks like it's going to be a long geekend.

submitted by Chris Webb - (www)

geeker - Someone who messes up something that is going well. Progresses to double geeker and eventually deedledorfer if things go real bad.

e.g., We were getting tons of work done until that geeker came along and geeked it all up.

submitted by Ben - (www)

geekgasim - The mental and physiological state of intense arousal brought about by high technology. Symptoms often include things such as increased heart rate, rolling eyes, drool, and moaning or other cooing sounds. Geekgasm.

e.g., When Missy ordered her new computer, she had to take a moment to reveal that she would have the fastest machine of any of her friends. As her heart fluttered she knew she'd be the envy of her computer club and she had a private little geekgasim that caused her to pause her IM description of the new machine.

submitted by mark - (www)

geekgasm - A fit of intense geekly joy; happens when a geek runs into someone or something exceedingly geeky not seen every day

e.g., Chris almost had a geekgasm when he saw the trailer for the new Star Wars movie.

submitted by garth - (www)

geekin - Pursuit of geek happiness.

e.g., Jer sat in front of his computer geekin while he waited for his girl to get home.

submitted by garetj - (www)

geekin' - Laughing really hard,

e.g., We were geekin' yesterday after school when the girl tripped.

submitted by Kaycee Reed

geeking - Apart from other definitions, also used to describe laughing so uncontrollably that you look and act, for all intents and purposes, like a complete geek.

e.g., Today I saw a very rich and well-dressed woman slip on some dog crap on the sidewalk. She got it all over her when she fell. I was geeking so hard I almost crashed my car.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

geekity - (n.) 1. The quality or state of being a geek; 2. The proper form of address for a greatly talented, learned, or famous geek.

e.g., "You pretend to love her---I don't know, maybe you even believe you do---but, in reality, you are simply exploiting her Velma-esque geekity so as to live untroubled in the limbo of virtuality. She's a woman, not a patch." | GEEKITY, LIKE BEAUTY, BELONGS TO THE WORLD! | "Yes, your Geekity."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

geekolater - A person whose sole purpose around the office is to translate between the tech gurus and the average guys.

e.g., Can somebody go grab the geekolater? I can't understand a word this guy is saying.

submitted by Ducky

geekronym - An acronym that you actually use because you are so much a nerd that you have to say it frequently enough.

e.g., Ed: Wendel, the SQL in my VBA isn't like the QLA in the ASP on my IIS. Wendel: I'm sorry, Ed. You used so many geekronyms I have no idea what you're saying.

submitted by ashsimmonds

geekspeak - Various bits of technological mumbo jumbo that tech savvy people bandy about. Often completely incomprehensible to non-technical people.

e.g., He said something about a frontside bus, mega hurts, and a tearing bite? It was all geekspeak to me. Being able to translate from geekspeak to knuckledragger is a very handy skill.

submitted by BitRaiser

geeksplotation - The explotaion of computer geeks in the form of low pay and long hours in exchange for relaxed personal hygiene and dress code requirements at work.

e.g., In an effort to lower the payroll costs managment tried a new geeksplotation policy.

submitted by Eric Legatski

geeta - To Leave

e.g., Lets geeta. (As in Geeta hell out of here.)

submitted by Chuckular One

geetah - Alternative spelling for ''guitar'' when a feeling of 1980's rock revival is wished to be conveyed: often used by failed rockers who wish to impress colleauges or their children's friends, and hill-billies.

e.g., Yeeee-haw! I've got my geetah out!

submitted by Laffy

geezastic - The act of only dating older, richer people

e.g., Man, she's so geezastic they recognize her at all the funeral homes in town.

submitted by Todd Halterman - (www)

geezer - A lad, in the purest sense of the word. Usually from London. Likes women, beer, and football. Tends to be involved in suspect deals such as "second-hand" televisions. Not to be confused with the American term -- used for wheezy old men.

e.g., Look at John -- he thinks he's a geezer.

submitted by ash

geezer ticket - The discounted "senior citizen" tickets at the cinema -- you know, that fancy word for the movies.

e.g., "Two geezer tickets, please." That's what I say, often to a blank stare, when my wife and I go to the movies in the evening. I'm an old fart. An out-and-out geezer, by God. Call me a senior citizen to be politically correct and I may just smack you upside the head.

submitted by HD Fowler

geezerbird - London term for women without the girlie games-playing nonsense. Still feminine, but with lad-like directness.

e.g., What's she like? Oh, she's cool: she's a geezerbird.

submitted by JK

geezerettes - Old women. Potential significant others for geezers -- or other geezerettes, I suppose. No one else in her right mind would want to put up with them. Far from an original construction.

e.g., Dammit. Every time I go to The library I feel as if I'm being eyeballed by some geezerette. Christ, if they knew I don't need Viagra, they'd never leave me alone. Makes me about as uncomfortable to have one of them sizing me up as it does when I run across a planter.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

geezus! - Sudden exclamation, especially from pain.

e.g., Joseph was nailing up rags to shelter Mary in the manger; he was so nervous about her giving birth that he hit his thumb and yelled, "Geezus!" Mary said, "What a great name for the kid!"

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

gehtto - A mixed breed of squirrel, used to trick people who don't know the meaning of "ghetto" -- note the different spellings.

e.g., I installed a gehtto trap in my backyard.

submitted by Will K.

geigers - (pl.n.) Germs, radon, carbon monoxide, poison, rusty nails, plague rats, conspiracies, aliens---anything a phobic might look for, worry about, or keep track of. [From "Geiger counter": thus, someone who worries about such things is a "counter of geigers."]

e.g., "What's with the Lysol wipes?" "Oh, you never know: flu germs, pneumonia ... tuberculosis." "Wow, what are you? Adrian Monk? How many geigers do you think are in here?"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

gejarbled - Coined by Kemi Jona to humorously describe the condition of consternation and pain that resulted from his girlfriend's accidentally elbowing him in his genitals. By extension, applies to any situation where something has been slightly injured, damaged, or messed up to the pain of the speaker.

e.g., "Ack, you've gejarbled me!" he cried, clutching himself and smiling at the situation despite his evident discomfort. "Argh, Windows has gejarbled its registry again..." "Were you able to fix the TV after you dropped it?" "No, it was gejarbled."

submitted by Peter Schmidt - (www)

gek - A former geek. A transformed nerd.

e.g., Remember Dave, the geek ? He´s a gek nowadays.

submitted by A Bergman

gelachin - What you have when you put on a few pounds and your neck becomes more like a bird's or lizard's wattle, especially when laughing or shaking your head.

e.g., Look at the shimmy of that dudes gelachin.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

geminian - Typically Gemini behavior (astrological sign, the twins).

e.g., She invited two dates to the same party *and* managed to pull it off--how very Geminian.

submitted by Leslie Kenney

gemscape - The mind.

e.g., Let me look into the gemscape and see if anything shines.

submitted by Nathan

gen - The lowdown, the truth, the real stuff.

e.g., He is telling you true gen.

submitted by Gary LeDrew - (www)

gen e tales - Stories, told by Elders to members of younger generations, narrated often with long and boring details, all intended to illustrate how much more difficult Life was in the "old days."

e.g., Chet: "You're late for lunch. Where've you been?" Brett: "My boss was going on and on about how tough it was when he was a kid -- for example, he had to go all the way home or find a pay phone nearby just to call his friends. I wanted to leave but he had us by the gen e tales."

submitted by Charlie Lesko

genarctic cold - The interplay of far northern frigid temperatures with greatly reduced genetic possibilities resulting in a paucity of life forms in the Arctic regions.

e.g., Our explorative team researched exclusively the Arctic regions most of the year 2058 in the genarctic cold, hoping to uncover possible addition kinds or forms of life and we were not disappointed. We found a prototype of the popular bigfoot hiding in the recesses of an alternative universe heretofore unknown at the invisible entrance to the white holes at either end of the icy poles.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

genbank - A bank that holds genes. Works like a regular bank, but you deposit and withdraw genes.

e.g., Can you go to the GenBank and deposit my cistic fibrosis gene?

submitted by Squackle! - (www)

gender-bender - A traffic accident so severe it everts (???) a man's treasures.

e.g., He slammed into the pole so hard she's lucky to have survived that gender-bender!

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

gender-speak theory - The theory that men never use feminine pronouns like "she" and "her," while women never use masculine pronouns like "he" and "his." It turns out that this theory was never, ever, ever true in real life, but there were no movies before 1950 where a man said the word "she." Men only spoke of women in private discussions back then; you never heard a man say "she" on the radio, old TV shows from 1952, or in songs. That's why we all loved The Beatles so much, because they finally started saying the avoided pronouns. {ED. Gee, I never noticed.}

e.g., This gender-speak theory is really getting me going! It makes me want to watch more old movies!

submitted by Star651

genderal - Someone who's gender is not known.

e.g., The PD's senior editor, to many people, is a genderal. Many people think the editor's a woman, but I am 99.9999999999999999% sure he's a man.

submitted by star651

genderflict - The concept that says the following: Men know that they love some women, but they find it hard to believe when women love them back.

e.g., I was just listening to this CD. I know it was a comedy album, but I wonder how much women actually love men. . . . Genderflict.

submitted by star651

genderonymous - For someone whose gender (or sex) is difficult to determine, based on such visual cues as dress. Pat from Saturday Night Live is a good example of this.

e.g., I couldn't tell whether the people in the Catwoman costumes were men or women. They looked genderonymous to me.

submitted by Paul

gene ration - Learned about in the mature time of Life when a person recognizes that the attributes one inherits are not unlimited, and not eternal.


Dear Lord, with your powers of Creation
Why did you give me such a short gene ration?
I could be taller, my eyes further apart
My strength incomparable, with an indestructible heart
A wit to make 'em laugh, a mind that's most clever
A lifetime somewhat longer -- a day less than forever!

submitted by Machiavellean & Lesko

general asphyxiation - Choking to death on a piece or pieces of General Tso's chicken.

e.g., The cause of Wanda's death at the food court was determined to be general asphyxiation.

submitted by Amanda Calkins

generation dot x - Dot X Generation, or Dot Xer. A group of people graduated from college after the burst of the Dotcom bubble, with abundance of computer skills but no decent career opportunities to apply them to. A predicament reminiscent of the one faced by Generation X. Disappointed, but happy that they did not make a Dotcom fool out of themselves. A general feeling of missed opportunities like they showed up to a party too late, only to see empty bowls of caviar and shrimp. Unlike the Dotcommers who were able to save enough money to move to Thailand to hibernate until the economy recovers, this group of college graduates have no choice but to accept jobs that are substantially below their expectations.

e.g., Those Dot Xers are paying off their student loans for their Media Communications degrees by working in restaurants.

submitted by Dyske Suematsu - (www)

generational dissonance - The state of believing that one's generation is unique; that one will avoid the errors made by predecessors in similar situations.

e.g., He actually thought that 90s music would be around forever. It was generational dissonance that kept him from seeing that it would clearly have the same sad fate ten years from now as 80s music does today.

submitted by Todd Federman

genereality - A reality which is general, and applies to everybody.

e.g., Since each individual perceives the world in her/his own unique way, it can be argued that there is no such thing as "Genereality."

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

generibug - A Generic kind of bug. Used when you don't know what to call an insect.

e.g., Yuck, a giant generibug just crawled under my bed! I'll never get to sleep now.

submitted by Bob Boarker

generic husband - A category of husband, consisting of uniformly undistinguished and in some sense interchangeable male partners. For instance, they take out the trash in a predictable, docile manner and hustle around trying to keep up with their honey-do lists. They are average providers, decent, good citizens, cuss little or out of earshot of their wives, and are maddeningly predictable and boring -- to which their wives are resigned, in a generic kind of way.

e.g., Bea, can I spill my guts for a minute? Harold is driving me out my mind! I know everything he's going to say before he says it! He's such a generic husband!

submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

generica - the stores and strip malls you can see in any town in America. They all look the same (generic).

e.g., When you see anything in a town that looks the same as in any other town in America you just comment "generica"

submitted by gene

genericalize - To make something generic

e.g., The site was too specific so the designer was asked to genericalize the design.

submitted by silent (e) - (www)

genericise - To write or design something in a way that is generic or to change something to become generic--especially software.

e.g., We should try to genericise this bit of the software.

submitted by Phil T

genericus - Transformer kicked off of Cybertron after a risque run in with Optimus Prime in the shower after the game. Forced in ignominy to roam the universe with the Gobots.

e.g., Q. What's wrong, Genericus? A. Oh, nothing. Other than living in exile from my home.

submitted by Mason Suna

generity - A state of being generic.

e.g., The generity of the whole production is what got to me.

submitted by Corey Bonneville

genetic cul de sac - A place showing signs of inbreeding.

e.g., Going through New Jersey is like travelling through a genetic cul de sac.

submitted by nitag - (www)

genetic immaterial - Sperms who don't make it to, or into, the egg

e.g., Sometimes I wonder who I would be if some other sperm of the genetic immaterial has succeeded in fertilizing the egg that became me.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

genetical - Genetic, thus making an incorrect word use correct. All teachers will buy it once you tell them where you found the word.

e.g., Katie said that sneezing multiple times was genetical, because her father sneezes a bunch as well.

submitted by K Jigga A

geni - The plural of genius. (Kind of like the plural of cactus is cacti.)

e.g., Your family sure is a bunch of geni.

submitted by jermaine

geniac - Very clever, intelligent person who displays maniac-like behavior when under the influence of alcohol.

e.g., We watched the young computer whiz stumble out of the bar with his car keys in his hand. There goes a real geniac.

submitted by FREDWICK

genial - A "small" man's self-deception that he is generously endowed.

e.g., Alastair's pitiful boasting in the men's showers, in the face of the meager evidence on display for all to see, was clear proof of his genial.

submitted by Alister Cameron - (www)

genialogy - The study of how to be a nice person. Perhaps with an alternative spelling of genialology as a sop to the texting and chat room crowd.

e.g., For a few years in the 1970s and 1980s, my company sent me every once or two years to take a course in genialogy.

submitted by HD Fowler

genie allergy - This is plainly when one is quite allergic to those weird Middle Eastern creatures, the genie. Symptoms include dizziness, blurred vision, heavy breathing, skin mottling, and death. The last can be prevented by dosing the afflicted with sufficient fermented camel's milk to stimulate heart and soul.

e.g., Assalaham always had to be very careful when working around bottles which purportedly may contain the dreaded Middle Eastern genie. For he had previously already experienced the genie allergy gene, and it was no fun.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

genietic - The state of or relating to genius. Having a genius epiphany. Akin to being "in the zone." Pronounced jeen-YET-ik.

e.g., I'm feeling rather genietic at the moment. | You were so genietic at that party last night, you made quite an impression.

submitted by Corey Bonneville

geniosity - The quality or state of being a genius.

e.g., "How the hell'd you get a 98 on that org chem final?" "Geniosity."

submitted by al - (www)

geniusosity - The quality of being both kind and smart.

e.g., My rich best friend displayed his geniusosity by giving me a computer and showing me how to program it.

submitted by Kara bell

geniyical - Genius-like.

e.g., Your essay was geniyical. I wonder why you only got a D.

submitted by mich

genki - From the Japanese, meaning healthy, cheerful, and vibrant.

e.g., She's always so genki, which is cool, but sometimes it gets on my freakin' nerves.

submitted by Matt

genotypo - A hereditary trait bearing an inexplicable or mysterious origin.

e.g., Maybe it's a genotypo, since no one else in my family has blue eyes.

submitted by Eric M. Roberts - (www)

genre hacking - Breaking the rules of a given literary or artistic genre while conspicuously using the distinctive elements of that genre.

e.g., The author is genre hacking when his story uses monsters and incites fear, clearly horror, but the story is really about love and disappointment.

submitted by Asher Black - (www)

gentileman - A "mensch-like" non-Jewish man.

e.g., Sol Liebowitz treasured the close friendship of Tommy Johnson, a gentileman -- a really nice guy, who, had he been Jewish, would have been labelled a mensch.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

gentlething - Gender neutral honorific. Does not imply treatment of gender-neutral person as an inanimate object.

e.g., Ladies, gentlemen, and gentlethings, children of all ages, welcome to the greatest dictionary on the planet.

submitted by entitything

gentro - Rigid tapioca.

e.g., Even though I'm not fond of gentro pie, my aunt insists on making it every Christmas.

submitted by Stosh

genufract - With broken (or wounded) knee, heavy pain, protuding bone, or gushing blood perhaps.

e.g., They tried to break our spirit, but I ended up only genufract. We escaped and healed in the third setting of the Sun.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

genuinity - The personality appeal based on the act of being genuine.

e.g., Part of my appeal is my genuinity.

submitted by Grockadoc

genuisier - A person who is far smarter than a genius.

e.g., I am much genuiser than you.

submitted by Nicole Hamilton

genuity - Being genuine.

e.g., His genuity impressed me; he felt compassion and expressed that warmly.

submitted by Katie Doherty - (www)

genurine - Real man made pee as opposed to unreal lab drop robotic pe [sic].

e.g., When it's the real thing you'd be wanting or needing, ask the lab for genurine. Proof is at hand to establish that you're a human, and not a lookalike robot.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

genxpert - A relatively young, untrained, and without credentials wannabe who gloms onto a master practitioner, learns just enough to be dangerous and then represents herself as the "go to" person in that field.

e.g., Mary was horrified to learn that she had placed her entire development budget in the hands of a genexpert who was essentially a "one trick pony" who relieved her not only of her funds, but also her anticipated ROI.

submitted by Linda Starr

geofencing - A system that issues an alert if a person, pet, or object leaves a GPS-defined or "fenced" region.

e.g., Martha Stewart has had to live with geofencing these past few months.

submitted by bristolz - (www)

geoflatus - The foul smell produced by oil refineries and pump jacks, usually on a regular basis, especially around West Texas.

e.g., What is that noxious odor? Why, Ma'am, that's just good old geoflatus, the smell of Mother Earth here in Odessa. The smell of money.

submitted by John S. Duckering

geographically undesirable - Someone you would like to date, but lives too far away.

e.g., Nikki sure is hot, but she lives in the next state. That makes her geographically undesirable.

submitted by Jay Atkinson

geoja - Georgia.

e.g., Jump in the van. We're gonna get some peaches from Geoja.

submitted by Ben nunn

george - A Las Vegas gambling term used by dealers. Denotes some one who tips well. If the customer tips extremely well he would be a King George. A george will almost always get special favors and treatment from the house. The opposite of flea.

e.g., Ben Affleck is george.

submitted by miragedealer

george picketfences - A name for a person whose name you have forgotten.

e.g., Look! It's, ummm, George Picketfences.

submitted by Ani Moller - (www)

george, mac - Generic name for someone whose name you do not know.

e.g., George, will you let me get off the bus please?

submitted by Ofer

georgeous - Said of a good-looking guy named George.

e.g., In the girl's restroom, the chippies were fixing their makeup and gossiping about the new boy they all thought was georgeous. Trouble was, his name wasn't George. | Georgeous he may have been, but that got him nowhere with the girl. She was taken.

submitted by Miss Speller

georgia'd - To be had; swindled, ganked, to get got.

e.g., I gave this broad a hundred doller bill to get us some grub and was georgia'd for the whole wad.

submitted by Gretchen

georgium sidus - The original name put forward by Sir William Herscell, the discoverer of Uranus, for that planet.

e.g., Ooh, look. See how bright Georgium Sidus is tonight.

submitted by Adam Leslie

geospaztinitis - The unfortunate affliction held by people who, despite warnings and disasters, continue to live on known fault lines or under active volcanos.

e.g., Were it not for his geospaztinitis, Malcom would have moved out of California before his house was destroyed by that earthquake.

submitted by Kasei

geotrophisms - Ultra-fantastic visual images flashing through the mind's eye. One may observe this occasionally just before going off to sleep. Time may seem to become distored during this period of hyper-realistic visions.

e.g., I experienced a really cool set of geotrophisms last night. What a trip. I wish I could draw some of this stuff down.

submitted by jim

gepp's cross - The prayer you make when you are grateful the absurd or embarrassing comment you just blurted out went unheard. Invented at a party held as a tribute to Douglas Adams.

e.g., Yes, I got caught in my zipper only last week. *Everyone else listening to the much more interesting conversation* *Original speaker performs a Gepp's Cross.*

submitted by Wayne

gerb - You let someone have a bite of your food. She doesn't clean the spoon. She leaves drool covered leftovers on the spoon. Sloppy eaters in general.

e.g., Mildred, you just gerbed on my spoon.

submitted by rayven

gerd - used to describe anything with a consistency between curd and goo.(gerdy)

e.g., That oatmeal was gerd!

submitted by Chris Laxson

gerfasshed - "Stymied" seems to be a good fit for this word, coined by a Susan Gunther in a query she submitted to The Word Detective, copyright 1999 by Evan Morris.

e.g., Dear Word Detective: I am totally gerfasshed (just made that up in order to alliterate) by the word "gridiron." When, why, how did it come into the language to mean football field? I have queried several football-player types who appear to know all there is to know about the game, and none of them knows why a "gridiron" is called a "gridiron." -- Susan Gunther, via the internet.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

geri - A disappointingly small amount of something. From ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell

e.g., I hoped to get a generous portion of the banoffe pie, but was only served with a geri.

submitted by Nasixi

geriatrick - An old man duped by a golddigger into bequeathing his fortune to her.

e.g., Larry: So, does anyone remember J. Howard Marshall? Jack: Yeah, he was that geriatrick Anna Nicole Smith was married to.

submitted by Giovanni Dania - (www)

geriophile - One who is sexually attracted to those who are older than themselves.

e.g., Anna Nicole Smith is a geriophile.

submitted by Lydgie

germ monkey - Small children, who are continually picking up germs from other little kids, and spreading them to their caregivers.

e.g., The kids I babysit are little germ monkeys. They gave me the flu.

submitted by Megan H.

germ warfare - War between opposing classes of germs.

e.g., The streptococci and staphlococci battled it out in classic germ warfare.

submitted by Wells Martin - (www)

germania - A culture that wants to take over the world slowly but surely.

e.g., My friend Mattias wants to spread the Germania around the U.S.

submitted by Aaron Marquis

germish - An unconscious combination of German and English that results from not thinking about where you are.

e.g., And then I looked up in the himmel to see if I could spy some stars or even some sternschnuppen. . . . Oops! I'm speaking Germish.

submitted by Kiara&Nate

germish - The hybrid of German and English spoken by first gens.

e.g., I drove mein car to the schtore but forgot mein wallet in ze haus.

submitted by Jonas F Kuhnemann

germophobe - A person who is deathly afraid of getting sick.

e.g., J gets nervous whenever he's around anyone who's sick. What a germophobe.

submitted by J.P. Manalac

gerontocentric - /JER-un-toe-CEN-trick/ adj: The belief among some elders that they are superior to younger persons, whom they stereotype as lazy, apathetic, unintelligent, low-class, etc.

e.g., This internship job at Conglomco is a great, except for the gerontocentric seniors who think I'm just a Gen-X slacker too big for my britches.

submitted by Dr. Dan Muldoon

gerophile - The opposite of a paedophile, i.e., a person who is sexually attracted to much older people. Gerontophile.

e.g., Dick: Did you hear that the old woman who lived in a shoe has been hitting on Jim? She's a paedophile. Jane: I wouldn't be surprised if Jim flirted back -- he's always been a pretty big gerophile himself.

submitted by Eleonora - (www)

gerplunge - A sort of combination of the words kerplunk and gurgle and plunge. in other words, the sound a lump of foamy object would make while hitting a puddle of wet something.

e.g., That was a tasty gerplunge. Let's do it again.

submitted by Nicky Ubben

gert - Something weird or unusual. (Also a diminutive of Gertrude. My second cousin Gertrude, though, was called "Gertie.")

e.g., That cheese in the cafeteria smells gert.

submitted by chay - (www)

gert - Bristolian to mean great big.

e.g., That's gert lush, that is.

submitted by Adam B Tayler

geschnicked - To drink copious amounts of alcohol and get excessively drunk.

e.g., Let's get geschnicked. I'm gonna stop just short of going into a coma. Do you know how high your blood alcohol level has to be to kill you?

submitted by Jen

geschwint - "I don't know if this word actually exists, but it sounds German and it sounds cool."

e.g., "Like when something has been running along real smooth ... you say ""It went Geschwint"""

submitted by dan - (www)

gesolent - Boring, dull.

e.g., July 17 is Gesolent Day.

submitted by Roger Formosa

gestobulate - Making vicious gestures and hand motions towards inanimate objects. See voibulate.

e.g., I gestobulated the computer because it was being too slow.

submitted by lauryn

gesundt-height - Not to be confused with Gesundheit (which is often said after someone sneezes). Next time you sneeze and someone says that, answer back with: 28 inches. When they ask "What?" tell them "28 inches: the distance from the floor up to your geshundt."

e.g., My geshundt-height is 28 inches.

submitted by Cory

get flat - Go to bed.

e.g., OK, kids, it's 9 o'clock. Time to get flat.

submitted by Ron A. Zajac - (www)

get in share - Cajunfor "Get In There."

e.g., Boudreaux told his alligator, "Get in share."

submitted by Casey

get off the grass - Used to knock back something that isn't worth what it costs. This phrase comes from Helen from Canberra.

e.g., Florist: "Ms. Burns, that particular bunch of roses costs $300." Ms.Burns:"Get off the grass."

submitted by dana

get out of peach - A command conveying essentially the same instruction as "Stop what you're doing."

e.g., Tell Steve to get out of peach and help me in the stockroom.

submitted by ditnis

get red - Variant of "redass" or "case of the ass."

e.g., Chris made a pass at my wife while I was standing right there, so I had to get red with him. | Chris got red with me when I told him to find somebody else to work this weekend.

submitted by Dave Konneker

get small - Synonymous with "Get out of the way;" used primarily with dogs and children, or anything else likely to swarm around your feet and trip you as you are trying to, say, carry two armloads of groceries into the house

e.g., "Get small!" George yelled at the dogs, who were crowding around his feet as he tried to carry two full wine glasses to the table.

submitted by Teddy Bowers

get the quad - A formal warning that rage shall ensue. Quad refers to a powerup item from the first person shooter series, Quake. It greatly increases the damage dealt by the wielder.

e.g., Fifi ate my petunias again? I'm getting the quad.

submitted by braeden - (www)

get your (blank) on - To engage in an activity involving (blank).

e.g., It's time to get my donut on. (To eat a donut.)

submitted by Joel Matthys

get-down - Elapsed time from punchout time at work on Friday to church on Sunday.

e.g., I axed my main man, Z, what was goin' down for the get-down?

submitted by Rock

get-togethere - A get-together somewhere other than at home -- especially if the venue is a long way from home.

e.g., We'll be having a family get-togethere next October when my wife's nephew gets married -- to a young woman he's known since junior high. Both are in their early thirties.

submitted by Lillith

getokhyldte - (Pronounced: Get-oh-kaild) Used to describe a person under the age of 18 who dresses as if a lower-class citizen

e.g., Look at that getokhyldte go, wearing his moldy shirt.

submitted by Jeff

gettehumper - Word used to describe somethng for which you have forgotten the name. Pronounced GET-e-HUMPER.

e.g., Hand me that...that...gettehumper there please.

submitted by Ron

getting horizontal - An extremely relaxed position.

e.g., Where's Mac? He's getting horizontal in front of the tube.

submitted by Mur

getting your lips beat - 1980s USAF slang. Performing a superhuman task at incredible speed and just barely being able to keep up.

e.g., I was getting my lips beat running messages for the Major.

submitted by mark

gffa - Good From Far Away. Taken from the boys at my local Wendy's. Used to describe a girl that you thought was good looking while she was at the back of the line, but looked horrid close up. Can be use by girls for boys, too.

e.g., Ewwwww! Sorry, guys, false alarm. Definitely GFFA.

submitted by murph - (www)

gffbffg - Good From Far But Far From Good.

e.g., Wow, that dude's really hot. . . . No, wait. . . . He's GFFBFFG.

submitted by James

gfl - Gamer For Life.

e.g., The guy sits in front of his computer playing Counter-Strike day in and out. He's a hardcore gfl.

submitted by metallica670

gfunk - Girlfriend.

e.g., Get on with your life, Justin. Dump the gfunk tonight.

submitted by Dylan

gg - Good Game.

e.g., GG, wanna play again?

submitted by Jacob S.

ghandi - Substitute for the word "God."

e.g., Good Ghandi. I can't believe he fragged them all.

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ghandi - Pronounced "gone-edy." To be gone. Often used to describe a mental state.

e.g., Call me Mohandas K ... cuz I'm ghandi.

submitted by Leggett

ghe - What????--I don't understand.

e.g., A. Hey, Jimmy, hoolinguyattamouth. B. Ghe?????

submitted by Tom 4 amy

ghee - Unexplainable, disgusting-looking substance. Often cheese-like, sticky, goopy, or strangely-colored.

e.g., "Ewww...I just stepped in some ghee! Have you got some rubber gloves and some bleach so I can clean it off?"

submitted by Dr. Beef

gheistodynamism - Ghost power.

e.g., In a rare display of gheistodynamism, our Subaru was lifted from our driveway, flown through the air, and dropped unscratched into the Dairy Queen parking lot. Dad was duly impressed.

submitted by Ty Evans - (www)

ghetmo - More ghetto, ghetto-er if you will. Not quite the ghetto-ist, but more ghetto than ghetto, hence ghetmo.

e.g., That movie was overly ghetmo.

submitted by pikacheney

ghetrified - 1. To be extremely ghetto--that is, low-quality or lame. 2. Wearing clothing that makes one look silly or disreputable.

e.g., 1. Check out the duct-tape all over that car. That is too ghetrified. 2. You need to lose that do-rag. Makes you look ghetrified.

submitted by Megan

ghettiste - (Get-ees-tay) An object that is very expensive but is really a piece of crap.

e.g., That watch is so ghettiste.

submitted by DoctaG - (www)

ghetto - 1. Cheap, bad, inferior, half-assed. 2. An imitation.

e.g., That was a ghetto parking job, but we'll only be here for a few minutes.

submitted by katey

ghetto bird - Police helicopters. Often flying over the ghetto looking for somebody.

e.g., Damn, look. In the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane. It's the ghetto bird.

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ghetto blaster - Radio, usually used when the radio is too loud

e.g., Apparently my ghetto blaster is too loud for the neighbors.

submitted by DerrangedCow

ghetto booty - Your closest buddies.

e.g., Yay. Ghetto booty crew is here.

submitted by JoJo

ghetto fried rice - Fried rice made with hot dogs or bacon and without veggies. Usually made by poor college students.

e.g., After we got back from the bar, Debbie made us some ghetto fried rice.

submitted by Steve

ghetto lemonade - My friend coined this at a party...basically it is a mixed drink with really cheap ingredients, preferably one that is yellow in color like lemonade. A good example:a margarita on the rocks with just margarita mix and nasty no-name tequila.

e.g., Why're you drinking that nasty ghetto lemonade? There's a whole case o' Mickey's in the cooler.

submitted by Jillian

ghetto-fabulous - Ghetto fashion taken to a whole new level.

e.g., J-Lo is rockin' that sparkly white bandana. She is ghetto-fabulous.

submitted by poetrygirl - (www)

ghetto-fied - Ragged or overly used.

e.g., AES: My case is all old and tore up. JLS: Yeah, it's pretty ghetto-fied.

submitted by Pinky

ghettobe - Ghetto wannabe. Term applied to those who emulate the culture of poorer peoples in an attempt to be socially acceptable.

e.g., Chris is our champion ghettobe.

submitted by Ron Carico

ghettofabulous - Used for something that looks like white trash or like it came from a ghetto -- but you love it anyway.

e.g., My car, named the Purple People Eater, is ghettofabulous.

submitted by Rainbow Woman

ghettohackeresse - When one messes up hacker slang and doesn't know it

e.g., Look at Llama. He said L3ke instead of Lik3. He's speaking ghettehackeresse.

submitted by Xander Bluesummers - (www)

ghettokrunktastic - Exceedingly dilapidated.

e.g., My high school was ghettokrunktastic, with all its roof leaks, mold problems, and open sewers.

submitted by Ari G.

ghettolicious - Word used to describe females with the junk in the trunk.

e.g., That J.Lo sure is ghettolicious.

submitted by jonnyx - (www)

ghettomobile - A car that looks like white trash or like it came from the ghetto.

e.g., My car looks like a ghettomobile. Look at all the paint falling off.

submitted by Rainbow Woman

ghettomology - A cheap or low quality etymology, often prepared extemporaneously to defend the existence of a made-up word

e.g., When pressed to explain the origin of "malacritude," he quickly perused his mental list of Latin roots to forge a ghettomology and confidently suggested that it came from "mal-" and "acer," thus temporarily silencing his critics.

submitted by IMG

ghettosexual - A female who spends spends extravagantly beyond her income on beauty products and treatments.

e.g., Even though Christine is maxed out on all her credit cards, as a ghettosexual she's still going to that new day spa.

submitted by Sylvia Ross

ghettospeak - A dialect. Formerly spoken and understood only by those who actually lived in "the ghetto," but now widely used and abused across the country -- especially by wealthy Caucasian teenagers who live nowhere near any sort of ghetto yet attempt to use the dialect.

e.g., Would you quit talking ghettospeak and say something in English?

submitted by Dr. Mordax

ghettotastic - A term for a something absolutely amazing that happens, but will never happen again.

e.g., That behind-the-back halfcourt shot you swished was ghettotastic.

submitted by Drew Ryan

ghey - "Don't be foolish, silly." Said "gay."

e.g., Red: Wanta' go sky diving? Ted: Ghey.

submitted by aldwin oliveros

ghfjdksla - Pronounced --perhaps mispronounced -- "gid-fid-es-skid'-ela." 1. Warm-up exercises 2. Simple practice in preparation for something more complex. (From the alternating letters on the home-row of a qwerty computer, the repeated pressing of which is standard warm-up practice in beginning typing classes.)

e.g., "Are the singers ready?" "Not yet: they're doing all their ooohs and aaahs and all that ghfjdksla they do." | "Okay, half an hour of ghfjdksla and then we'll get into the real exercises."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

ghi - Get Help Immediately.

e.g., You are an imbecile. GHI.

submitted by Lana

ghit - Google hit. Coined by "Trevor at Kaleboel."

e.g., Wonder how many ghits I'd get for pseudodictionary today? … Ummm, 80,400. And 93,800 for ghit.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

ghmarsz - my buddy and i figured out how to spell the sound 'meh' just cause it has a silent r s and z the gha sound makes meh

e.g., do you know what time it is? 'ghmarsz'

submitted by justin - (www)

gholdenphish - A bizarre combination of ideas that in some way still works; a collection of thoughts that still pertain to a particular goal though are seemingly unrelated.

e.g., Between Ellie's mad commentary and Amanda's unique taste in music, the radio show went on to be another successful gholdenphish.

submitted by Ellie

ghost - Said when one is leaving a room or area.

e.g., I've got nothing left to do here, let me throw a pound to y'all. Later, I'm ghost.

submitted by Ace

ghost - Disappearance without informing accompanying party, similar to "brick (1st definition)" but initial contact established. The "ghost" occurs at no specific time. Followed up a few days later with a lame excuse, such as "I know."

e.g., 1. Psteo ghosted last night and is now ducking calls. 2. Paul S was a ghost twice last night. What’s wrong with him?

submitted by tmass1

ghost out - To follow someone and have her be oblivious to your presence--even when you try to be obvious.

e.g., My friends were talking about me, so I ghosted out and listened.

submitted by Xander Bluesummers - (www)

ghost-employee - From Oklahoma politics: a state employee who gets paid although she never shows up for work, one who got the job as a political favor or payoff.

e.g., The Oklahoma State Health Department is notorious for its many ghost-employees.

submitted by Jonathan Brooks

ghostalgia - ghostalgia, n. (ghost + Gr. algos -– pain, grief, distress; cf. nostalgia) -- a mystical longing or wistful affection for ghosts, angels, miracles, aliens, and other otherworldy characters and mysterious phenomena.

e.g., Ghostalgia is a form of nostalgia in that we experience the other world as our genuine lost home. | I am agnostic, but sometimes I feel like ghostalgic. | On the eve of deep historical crises, ghostalgia can grip the souls of entire nations.

submitted by Mikhail Epstein - (www)

ghostbait - A male individual who vanishes from the face of the earth, or seems to do so, since he spends all his time with his girlfriend and abandons his other friends.

e.g., Ed: Bill is such ghostbait, I haven't seen him in weeks. Ted: Yeah.

submitted by ditnis

ghostbone - rare ; different

e.g., All beings have a ghostbone holding onto their souls.

submitted by hazen - (www)

ghostography - A supposed autobiography, but actually a biography written by a ghost writer.

e.g., Suspicions endure that _Dreams from my Father_ was written by Bill Ayers and is thus a ghostography and not an autobiography by Barack Obama.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

ghostshipping - 1. To shine light into someone's eyes repeatedly, as in a movie. 2. To take someone down with you into an undesirable situation.

e.g., 1. Officer, could you please stop ghostshipping me with that Mag-Light? 2. You got me into this mess, so I'm ghostshipping you with me.

submitted by John Tropiano - (www)

ghoti - Meaning fish, or the way to spell "fish," according to George Bernard Shaw. Taking "gh" from enough. Taking "o"' from women. Taking "ti" from nation.

e.g., I'm going to have some ghoti tonight.

submitted by Alan

ghoulon - Cross between a ghoul and a moron. Sometimes "moulon."

e.g., It's a requirement these days. If you want to be a "journalist," you also have to be a ghoulon.

submitted by Karol Weyna

giakem - A mild, all-purpose, generic insult. Pronounced with a hard "g."

e.g., Aldous is an all-world giakem.

submitted by Aldous

giamungous - Cross between giant and humungous.

e.g., Chris, that is one giamungous hickey.

submitted by Codymarie Bailey

gianormous - Bigger than both giant and enormous. Larger than life.

e.g., Look at the size of that guy's mullet, it's gianormous.

submitted by Kevin

giantism - To be obsessed by They Might Be Giants.

e.g., Sarah's suffering from giantism at the moment. She hasn't listened to anything but Mink Car for three weeks.

submitted by Adam Leslie

gib - Noun: Juicy chunks of flesh in a video game left after causing massive damage Verb: To deal massive amounts of damage to someone in a game and make them leave a bunch of gibs instead of a corpse

e.g., He was already low on health and that rocket gibbed him.

submitted by Asmor - (www)

gibbely - A really bad ripoff.

e.g., No thank you. That's a gibbely.

submitted by tiny411

gibben - Given.

e.g., It's a gibben that politicians lie.

submitted by groovy - (www)

gibber-jabber - Probably more often jibber-jabber or jibberjabber. Gibberish, nonsense; incomprehensible, meaningless, nonsensical, pretentious, unintelligible language or talk.  
This seems to be a good time to add a list of words that have to do with nonsense. I'll start with synonyms for gibber-jabber from The Free Dictionary, and will probably add more in time -- if I can find a "canonical list" I tried to come up with several years ago. One among several such projects I've started but never finished.  
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gibberish noun - unintelligible talking
gibber - To prattle and chatter unintelligibly
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
abracadabra - gibberish and nonsense
babble, babbling, lallation - gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
blather, blatherskite - foolish gibberish
double Dutch - an incomprehensible talk
double talk - deliberately unintelligible gibberish
gabble, jabber, jabbering - rapid and indistinct speech
mumbo jumbo - language or ritual causing, or intending to cause, confusion

gibberish noun
nonsense, balls (taboo slang), bull (slang), shit (taboo slang), crap (slang), garbage (informal), jargon, bullshit (taboo slang), hot air (informal), tosh (slang, chiefly Brit.), babble, pap, cobblers (Brit. taboo slang), bilge (informal), drivel, twaddle, tripe (informal), guff (slang), prattle, mumbo jumbo, moonshine, jabber, gabble, gobbledegook (informal), hogwash, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), blather, double talk, piffle (informal), all Greek (informal), poppycock (informal), balderdash, bosh (informal), yammer (informal), eyewash (informal), tommyrot, horsefeathers (U.S. slang), bunkum or buncombe (chiefly U.S.)


Hank Stuever, in The Washington Post, "Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, the big new series of the summer that premieres Sunday night on HBO, fails to meet the high expectations that greet it, save one: It is crammed with incessant gibber-jabber.  
"Characters never stop speechifying to one another, replacing believable dialogue with that unmistakably Sorkinesque logorrhea of righteous self-importance. It’s a puppet show with Sorkin as the only hand, expressing his displeasure with the tenor of public discourse. (Which everyone knows has reached an unctuous low.) The Newsroom is principally concerned with how American society has been ruined by the blaring insipidity of our 24-7 media culture. The theme song swells with a collage of images of the founding fathers of television news, but if Edward R. Murrow is watching, I suspect he’s chuckling in his grave rather than spinning in it. (Fun fact: Murrow was cremated.)"  
(A fun fact? Seriously? Are you serious? Are you serious? Not quite up to the caliber of his predecessor, Stephen Hunter, 2003 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Criticism, and one of my favorite authors. Think Bob the Nailer.)

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

gibbermonkey - A person who is making no sense; someone who consistently makes no sense while speaking.

e.g., Don't even bother asking him the time, he's a gibbermonkey.

submitted by Jacob S.

gibbet - From flibbertigibbet: a vapid, ditzy, shallow girl or young woman.

e.g., The giggly gibbet over there gossiping with her friends is as shallow as a puddle.

submitted by Andee DeRouen - (www)

gibble - Descriptive of an emotional state in which one's mind is scrabbling for some purchase on reality, much like a hamster sliding into a glass bathtub. From "wibble-sclup" (echoic? Terry Pratchett, Men At Arms and "gibber." Verb, spouting panicked gibberish.

e.g., Red: How are you doing? Ted: Eeble. Wib. Computer crashy no time help. Ned: Oh, don't mind Ted -- he's a little gibble about the essay due tomorrow.

submitted by Quezovercoatl - (www)

gibblygosh - Pap, tripe, balderdash, poppycock, nonsense, etc.

e.g., Vorpal: "That was the most inane gibblygosh I've ever read. I guess if you're sitting around a hookah listening to the latest Phish album you could probably get a few people to think that's deep."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

gibbon's christmas - An outrageously wonderful time.

e.g., That party was a Gibbon's Christmas.

submitted by Adam Leslie

gibbosity - The state of being gibbous, or in a three-quarter moon shape.

e.g., "What a delightful sky!" enthused George. "Such delicate filigree clouds--and the moon, what gibbosity!"

submitted by Colin Taffel

gibilize - To turn someone in to gibs, or chunks of flesh and body parts

e.g., I gibilize so many people when I get those explosive rounds.

submitted by Ian Faynik

gible - Dumbest person on earth.

e.g., Harry: He tried to beat him up and lost. Tom: He's a gible.

submitted by dick

giblet - In a video game, the sub-chunks of fleshy chunks that an enemy is rendered into upon dealing the creature/player a massive amount of damage and subsequently gibbing their gibs.

e.g., A bouncing grenade finished the job, making giblets of the poor newbie's gibs.

submitted by braeden - (www)

gibombous - A very large amount of feeling. Also used to express the size of another or of an object or animal.

e.g., That elephant in the circus is gibombus -- not as big as Jumbo, of course.

submitted by Kenny Beitzel - (www)

gibongous - Relating to or of humongous or gigantic. Unproportionally, ridiculously, or untruthfully oversized.

e.g., Ned, I had this fish ... it was gibongous ... but, it got away. It must have been 60 or 70 cubits in length.

submitted by Randy Thompson - (www)

gibs - Bits and pieces of oneself after being stabbed or shot.

e.g., After the fight, there were gibs all over the ground.

submitted by Nick B

gibson - Hacker-speak for computer. In the movie Hackers, the gibson was the big mainframe computer. Gibson doesn't imply large computer system, just a computer in general.

e.g., We just hacked that gibson.

submitted by sinx

gick - Gross, yuck. An interjection.

e.g., Gick! I just stepped in gum.

submitted by lauryn - (www)

gick - (pronounced with a hard [velar] g; n.) 1. a small amount of sticky, gooey, or mucilaginous gunk; 2. sticky, gooey, or mucilaginous gunk made of a less viscous material than motor oil or sludge, and containing few or no noticeable solids. (adj. gicky.)

e.g., drying glue is gick; drying blood is gick; drying phlegm is gick; beef grease is gick; even ky jelly is gick. | "I spilled shampoo on the table, and now it's all gicky."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

gidder - Small, blue three-wheeled car used by invalids. Sometimes called "plastic pigs."

e.g., I was going so slowly that even gidders were overtaking me.

submitted by Simon

giddiot - A person who is so happy (giddy) that she behaves like an idiot. Giddiotic, giddiocy.

e.g., Quit jumping up and down like a giddiot, it's just a free stick of gum.

submitted by Dot - (www)

gidy - to laugh

e.g., it is not nice to gidy during class

submitted by George

giegh - Homosexual, especially a male homosexual. Variant spelling of gay? Plural geighs is used in lieu of "homosexual community."

e.g., "Relevant because this bit of non-news is pushing an agenda. If the Geighs hadn't become hysterical over someone's personal opinion, this wouldn't be covered."

submitted by [MarxMarvelous] - (www)

gierquenaughkie - The process of turning out a street light that has an apparent loose bulb by kicking the base of the pole.

e.g., After Wayne gierquenaughkied the street light, the gang was able to stealthfully commiserate.

submitted by Robin - (www)

giersch - To not show up. When someone tells her friends she'll meet somewhere at a specific time but then is a no-show either because she forgot or even more likely because she never intended to show up to start with.

e.g., Halley's obviously giersched on us again. Halley's a giersch.

submitted by Jen

gifiltis - An extreme emotional state of excitement or panic bordering on giddy or hyperventilation.

e.g., Relax, don't get gifiltis on me.

submitted by Rob - (www)

gift - Dublin slang. Great, brilliant, super.

e.g., Pulp Fiction is gift, my favorite film.

submitted by Neil

gift of grab - The ability to fondle many women and not be charged with sexual harassment. Other people have the gift of gab: the ability to talk engagingly. Supermodels have the gift of garb: the ability to look good in clothes that would make other women look like tractors.

e.g., No doubt about it at this point, Arnold Schwarzenegger does seem to have the gift of grab.

submitted by HD Fowler

gift tree - A decorated tree under which gifts are typically placed on or prior to the night of December 24, said gifts being opened December 25, Gift Day. Somehow connected to pagan or primitive practices celebrating the winter solstice.

e.g., "A crowd of about 100 people planning to put a pair of limited edition Nike basketball shoes under a gift tree, or on their own feet, forced open a pair of doors almost three hours before the 8 a.m. opening and stormed inside."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

gifterang - The gift you give someone because you like it and hope she won't so she will give it back to you.

e.g., The cordless drill my husband gave me for my birthday was definitely a gifterang.

submitted by Apremma

giftrape - To get screwed by a gift. More specifically, to receive a gift in high hopes only to find that it is something to make you look like a fool. See also Grandma's Homemade Christmas Sweater.

e.g., My Grandma made me a sweater for Christmas, and I was forced to wear it to keep her from being sad. I was giftraped.

submitted by Neko~ - (www)

gig - Party, gathering. Gigging=partying.

e.g., Where's the gig tonight?

submitted by Blayk

gigangic - Extra large. Story behind this was a chick who once desribed her boobs this way in front of me. She was was loading her PA into her trunk (emo-acoustic musician, just-ended gig), and her boob got in the way. She exclaimed to some younger girls who were next to me, "Geez, don't you hate it when your boobs get in the way?" By comparison, they were glass-flat-chested, so they responded, "No, we don't have big boobs." She says, "Oh. Well mine are, like, gigangic." I was entertained by this for quite an inappropriatly long time. Not in front of her, of course. Just thought you'd like to know. Even though none of that could go on the site.

e.g., That is one gigangic cat that just walked by.

submitted by Eric S. - (www)

gigantalar - Bigger than anything else.

e.g., The election was a gigantalar mistake.

submitted by Maggie

gigantasized - Very big.

e.g., The Washington Monument is gigantasized.

submitted by Xander Bluesummers

gigantical - Bigger than gigantic but not quite humongous.

e.g., Wow, that's one gigantical car.

submitted by Rainbow Woman

gigantomongous - Bigger than humongous.

e.g., That six-pound hamburger is gigantomongous.

submitted by EggieChan

gigastupifaction - An ambient quality of absurdospactaculism inborn in some individuals.

e.g., Steve is a bit special: he has gigastupifaction you know.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

gigatastic - The best something can be, but to the ultimate degree, one up from Robin.

e.g., That movie was so awesome it was gigatastic.

submitted by Jason Tuft - (www)

gigger - A term used to describe a hard-drive-based device by its capacity.

e.g., The 20GB iPod is cool, but I prefer the 40 gigger.

submitted by Galley - (www)

giggersnort - Snorting sound, produced by laughing through the nose. Often derisive laughter.

e.g., Haha. That was so funny. (giggersnort)

submitted by stuart - (www)

giggity go - Are you going to go. I am going to go.

e.g., Giggity go get a hamburger. Do you want anything?

submitted by Lindsay - (www)

giggle - Google's newest search engine that puts humor into every hit. Those using the engine will find a relevant joke or anecdote in their language, selected from a universe of over 100 million rib ticklers.

e.g., Wendell used the new search engine Giggle to write a term paper on Germany for his History class. Not only did he get an "A," he's now the featured stand-up comedian at the Schnitzelbank restaurant every Friday night.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

gigglefest - Two co-workers sitting around laughing instead of working. Created by Bonnie Lintick in 1995.

e.g., It was one big gigglefest when Noelle and Gail got together.

submitted by Iguana Thompson

gigglepalooza - A large collection of co-workers sitting around laughing instead of working.

e.g., Judging from the noise coming from down the hall, gigglepalooza is back in town.

submitted by Iguana Thompson

giggleplex - Giggle to the 10^100th power. A giggleplex is a googol of giggles.

e.g., To attain a giggleplex, combine 10000 little girls with 10000 little kittens.

submitted by Brian Battles

gigglogong - A word you use only if you are unstable.

e.g., Dolly Parton, with her very high center of gravity making her unstable, "Gigglogong, eh?"

submitted by Billy

gigity - Very happy.

e.g., I'm going to be gigity when I go hunting agagain.

submitted by Chet 7th English

gigmungous - Combination of gigantic and humungous. Something that is extrememly BIG.

e.g., The pyramids in Egypt are bigger than huge... they're gigmungous!

submitted by skipinator

gigroncous - Bigger than ginormous. Quite large.

e.g., My hangover after Emma's party was gigroncous.

submitted by Rob and Mike

gigundo - Huge.

e.g., I made myself a gigundo cheeseburger.

submitted by D.C.

gigundus - Bigger than giant and larger than humongous. Extremely, extra large. Can be used to exaggerate a situation or object. | Just a quick note to tell you that I know the person who penned that word. His name is Brian Miller and he made it up in 1991 in Ypsilanti, MI. I don't know if you print originator info, but there it is. Perhaps others will corroborate this in the near future. And I believe he used the word to mean unfathomable or incomprehensibly large. (ED. Unfortunately, there's little chance that the submitter's story about the origin of the word can be verified.)

e.g., Chris was going to go on a date with Ron, but she had a gigundus zit on her face and couldn't go out looking like that. | John Bonham's recorded kick-drum sound was gigundus.

submitted by taliea - (www)

gihoogigreat - Used to describe anything that is of inconceivabe size or proportion.

e.g., There was a gihoogigreat bang and the roof came off. | I went to an amazing gig last night and it was gihoogigreat.

submitted by Martin Clift

gihorrific - Large and especially frightening.

e.g., The recent elections were gihorrific.

submitted by grant

gihugeic - Much bigger than giant and huge put together.

e.g., The sound of the audience applause was gihugeic. OR Jack's bean plant was gihugeic. It reached all the way into the clouds.

submitted by Marianne

gihugent - "Giant," "huge," "enormous," and "large" all wrapped into one word.

e.g., I had a candybar and it was so gihugent!

submitted by Christine Morreira

gihugic - Incomprehensibly large

e.g., I have a gihugic amount of work

submitted by Maggie Yi - (www)

giimoozaabi - Cecil Adams, The Straight Dope: "According to John Nichols' Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe, the Ojibwe word 'giimoozaabi' means 'to peek' (it could also mean 'he peeks' or 'he who peeks')." Cecil thinks this may be where the word "kemosabe," used by Tonto of Lone Ranger fame, comes from. The nominal meaning of "giimoozaabi" is "scout," and "kemosabe" can be taken with a grain of salt as "trusty scout." A more extensive etymology can be found at "What does 'Kemosabe' mean? Also, What About 'Tonto'?" Other alternative meanings are suggested there.

e.g., You want me to do what, giimoozaabi?

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

gik - (pronounced with the hard /g/ of grape, not the /dz/ of giant)(n.) Any sticky, viscous fluid: jam, honey, heavy motor oil, wet tar, rubber cement (while still a liquid), and the like, especially when spilled onto something upon which it doesn't belong. [I have no idea where or how this word got into my vocabulary, but it's fairly common in ordinary family usage at our house.]

e.g., I accidentally upended that bottle of maple syrup in the pantry, and now there's gik just everywhere.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

gilf - Don't be submitting crap like this. You've come to the wrong site if you think it's going to be accepted. This entry has been made to make sure any future submittals get flagged as duplicates.  

If you want to insult us geezers, be at least the tiniest bit amusing or creative when you do. Cheap shots are . . . well, cheap.

e.g., If you boneheads don't realize by now that I'm a grandparent myself, stop your snoozing and wake up. Furthermore, find something worthwhile to do with your time -- such as come up with something clever.

submitted by HD Fowler

gillfriend - A male fish's special romantic interest, a potential significant other. | The Skipper, on Gilligan's Island.

e.g., I have no friends within 500 miles and was dumped by my gillfriend for being too protective and overbearing.

submitted by [HockeyFighter]

gillotine - A device used to quickly and efficiently decapitate fish.

e.g., Tired of removing fish heads? Now getting rid of those nasty, disgusting fish heads is quick and easy -- with the exciting, new Gillotine.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

gilongo - Enormously long. Also thick.

e.g., That beam that spans the gymnasium is gilongo.

submitted by Ryan Eggers

gimme - The lust for more stuff.

e.g., He bought the thing he didn't need just to satisfy his gimme.

submitted by Rob

gimme ten! - A gym coach or drill sergeant would shout, "Gimme ten!" at someone who had misbehaved, meaning to do ten pushups. A tougher disciplinarian might shout, "Gimme twenty! or Gimme thirty!" If the response was not fast enough, "Drop and do 'em, or you get double!" was shouted.

e.g., How many times did we hear that command, "Gimme ten!" before Basic Training was finished?

submitted by Steve McDonald

gimmer - Fool or idiot.

e.g., Outa my seat, gimmer.

submitted by dekoi - (www)

gimmish - Irritating minutia, trivial nonsense, often used to minimize the importance of another's request or concern.

e.g., Don't bother me with that gimmish right now. I'll finish the quarterly report after I'm done with this game of Tetris.

submitted by Kyle

gimongous - Extremely large; gigantically humongous.

e.g., I have this gimongous fungus growing on my toe.

submitted by braeden - (www)

gimoungus - Gigantic and humoungous--that is, rather large.

e.g., Alas! The sky is absoloutly gimoungus.

submitted by nanon

gimp - Loser, but with ominous sexual undercurrents.

e.g., Look at Andrew staring at our new designer. He's a gimp.

submitted by Arbernaut - (www)

gimp - A computer nerd that will not help a person with a computer related problem, other than to talk in techo-babble.

e.g., I would asked John but he's a gimp.

submitted by sloth

gimpified - Messed up, not normal.

e.g., Oh, my God! My hair is like, so gimpified today. OR Look at that boy over there. Have you ever seen someone as gimpified as him?

submitted by Kristy

gimpner - A score of ten or more on any indidvidual hole in golf. No one ever puts down more then 10 anyway (named after Bill Buckner's effort in the 86' series)

e.g., "What did you get on the last hole?" "Oh, just put me down for a gimpner."

submitted by peter vogel

gimpstang - A mythical beast that prowls imaginary swamplands, the gimpstang is made remarkable by the fact it was born with only three of its four legs functioning properly. Aside from its lack of mobility, the gimpstang is a fearsome predator that brutally mangles its prey . . . if it can manage to catch any. Term used to label dangerous people who are less threatening due to their lack of speed.

e.g., The fat schoolyard bully was tough, but we were on bicycles and knew he ran like a gimpstang. So we kept throwing tennis balls at him.

submitted by Bregmann Roche

gimputer - An old, old, slow computer that can just about handle running one program at a time. Prone to system crashes and obscure application errors. Comes in a nice range of yellowed beige plastic.

e.g., DAMMIT! My gimputer crashed again!

submitted by stuart

gimungus - Huge, excessively large.

e.g., He had such gimungus feet that it was difficult for him to find shoes that fit.

submitted by Vanessa

gina - Pronounced just like the name, a generic word for a girl, and in some cases, a guy. It is used in the same context as "G" but is intended for female audiences. It is primarily used as an addition to the end of a sentence, which can normally go without the addition. Gina is not capitalized because it is less formal; it is not a proper noun because it can refer to countless amounts of women. It can also be used to emphasize an expression.

e.g., What's up, gina? Hey, gina, what's happenin'?

submitted by Tony Fangel - (www)

ginch - Pronounced with a hard g as in again. Synonym for "story" as in "What's the story?" Ginching--an all-encompassing term for "having a good time." Ginchy: Really great.

e.g., 1. What's the ginch, lads? 2. I was really ginching last night on the dance floor. 3. That meal was ginchy.

submitted by mark - (www)

ginchiest - Coolest; 50s lingo used by Gerald Lloyd "Kookie" Kookson III on 77 Sunset Strip.

e.g., That party was a blast and the live band was the ginchiest.

submitted by valjgor

ginchy - Something that is in or of poor taste, quality, or value. Something generally bad. || From 1959: attractive, sexy, and cool; awesome, excellent. From a song by Edd "Kookie" Byrnes of 77 Sunset Strip fame -- or a few years of pseudo-fame. Byrnes' "You're the ginchinest" translates to "You're the best." {ED. According to The Routledge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, the noun ginch dates to 1936: vagina.}

e.g., My mother was quite happy when a Payless Shoe store opened near her house. I could only show contempt; I'd never be caught with ginchy shoes on my feet. (Who pays for YOUR shoes, Stacey?) || The Girl is ginchy beyond belief. | "But don't try telling a modern radical feminist that women sometimes lie, especially about the unpardonable sins of rape and sexual assault. She'll call you a slut-shaming, patriarchy-supporting, dickless scumbag rape apologist who denies we live in a "rape culture" that constantly sends out loud messages that rape is cool and groovy and ginchy and happenin'."

submitted by stacey lester || HD Fowler - (www)

ging - To ging means to bare the teeth in an unwholesome combination of a leer and a smirk.

e.g., Laurie ginged as she read aloud the rudest passage from the porn magazine.

submitted by david flett

ging - To cause a major disruption to a more or less regular event, causing gross malfunction or distress. Only applicable to those with ginger hair.

e.g., I was working away quite happily on the computer, then the ging set in and it crashed big style. Maximum gingage.

submitted by Paul

ging, gang, gung - In an obscure dialect of Middle English ging, gang, gung is meaning go, went, gone.

e.g., On the morrow we ging to the town market for to buy some fresh cabbages, and parsnips. | He gang to the wedding that day to see his sweetheart wed. | Sockertees would ha' gung earlier but he was still sleeping.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

ginge - To reply to something hastily.

e.g., Amanda:"I HATE it when you throw all the yellow bananas back in the runts box!" Ginged Charlie: "I DIDN'T put the bananas back in the box."

submitted by Nicky Ubben

ginger - For something that is particularly pleasing.

e.g., "I bought this shirt for half off." "Ginger. But didn't they have one in your size?"

submitted by Ali fazal

gingerivitus - A lively lady named Ginger.

e.g., Max introduced us to his new friend from a double date. She giggled and danced as we tried to shake hands. Max calls her Gingervitus.

submitted by Frank Mandriota

gingus - Very bad.

e.g., That car accident was gingus.

submitted by Matt

ginnunga - (gin-'noong-ga; n.) The supermassive black hole at the center of each galaxy (evidently) that holds it together and makes it spin. [After the ancient chaotic pit lying, in Norse belief, between the opposing realms of muspelheim and niflheim, from which the world was organized by Odin, Vili, and Ve.]

e.g., Our ginnunga is called Wallungunder. I haven't named the ginnungas (or ginnungae) of any other galaxies yet.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

gino - A very bad stomach ache. The worst. Gi=gastro intestine, no=no! no! not now.

e.g., That nasty burrito gave me a horrible gino.

submitted by jujubees

ginormasaurus - An abnormally large thesaurus. Also dinormasaurus.

e.g., Look it up in your ginormasaurus.

submitted by Cassie

ginormous - Somewhere between gigantic and enormous. Especially handy when describing Jennifer Lopez's rear end. (ED. Although the word wasn't added to Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary until 2007, it has been around much, much longer than Jennifer Lopez's derriere. It appears in a British dictionary of military slang printed in 1948.) | More than big. | The word now appears in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. It's a word to pull out of your back pocket when gigantic or /em>enormous just won't do -- so says a reviewer.

e.g., Did you see the J Lo rear end on that one chick? It was ginormous, too. | That building above us is ginormous. | I think it's disrespectful of you to call the First Lady's butt ginormous, Elmo -- even if it is.

submitted by Chad Wilson | Krysten - (www)

ginsu - A blessing conferred if a person sneezes while cooking.

e.g., Arlo was cutting leeks in the kitchen, accidentally took a draught of curry powder, and sneezed. "Ginsu," said Tom. "Thanks," snuffled Arlo.

submitted by Andy Kirkwood - (www)

gint - A stunted giant, of the general shape and formation of a dwarf but very large. Refers un-nastily to a fantasy-story genetic condition.

e.g., They call me Mr. Gint.

submitted by Thomas Taylor

gintestines - Refers to the upset nature of one's stomach after a night of hard drinking.

e.g., Ooooh, my gintestines are killing me today.

submitted by Bry

gippive - (adj.) A grammatical case denoting an action done in honor, in memory, or in place of another [from Knute Rockne's famous "win one for the Gipper" speech during the 1928 Notre Dame vs Army game].

e.g., The declaration "And take THAT for my brother, Franco; and THAT for my cousin, Maxmilian!" requires the Gippive case.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

giraffe - A person with a long neck, large protruding Adam's apple, and large sideburns.

e.g., Did you see the giraffe with the sideburns?

submitted by alex

giraffiti - Vandalism spray-painted very, very high up. (Washington Post Style Invitational.)

e.g., The giraffiti at the top of the Golden Gate Bridge will simply have to remain there until fall. | What we found when we arrived suprised us -- giraffiti on all the exterior walls.

submitted by Dana Friedman - (www)

giraffle - A game of chance, in which the prize is a giraffe.

e.g., The tribesman, tired of hunting, instead bought giraffle tickets.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

girajiguero - A spastically gyrating cat, "gira" coming from the Latin root for gyrate and "jiguero" meaning jaguar.

e.g., We fed the lion a ball of cayenne and it soon exhibited the characteristics of a true girajiguero from the legends.

submitted by Adam Dachis - (www)

girdle - A circle of girls found in malls and high school halls, usually obstructing passage.

e.g., I ran into a girdle, so I was late for class.

submitted by amy and susan ballard

girk - never had a boyfriend/girlfriend

e.g., Kyle is a girk.

submitted by Zack Ingalsbe

girl crush - When a straight woman has a crush on another woman. Usually more of an 'I look up to you" thing.

e.g., Did you see "Alias" last night? I have such a girl crush on Sydney.

submitted by princess_pink

girl-goyle - Combination of girl and gargoyle. This is a girl of lower beauty. Often kept in a group of girls with higher beauty to make them feel better.

e.g., Joe, you go for the girl-goyle and keep her busy.I'm going for the good-looking one.

submitted by Jay (Avatar) - (www)

girlant - When my children were growing up in California they were both excellent swimmers. One day my son, who was floating shouted to his mother, "Look at me, Mom, I'm bouyant!" Not to be outdone my daughter, Caroline, shouted. "Look at me, Mom! I'm GIRLANT!"

e.g., After hearing her brother boast he was bouyant because he could float well, my daughter claimed that she was girlant!

submitted by Earl Hamner - (www)

girlchick - A term of endearment used by young women for each other.

e.g., Heya, girlchick! How ya' doin'?

submitted by Erin - (www)

girlcott - A boycott of any female, female group, or female-dominated company or organization of any sort. | To boycott the Dixie Chicks. | A boycott of any female, female group, or female-dominated company or organization of any sort. || Opposite of boycott. Rather than abstain from, to use, buy, or deal with as a means of protest or coercion.

e.g., Ted: Isn't that just the worst thing you've ever heard of? Bill O'Reilly and his girlcott of the Dixie Chicks? Why, he's interfering with their Freedom of Speech. Hasn't he heard of the Constitution of the United States and The Bill of Rights? It was bad enough with his boycott of French products and services, but this goes beyond the pale. He's just terrible. Ed: Errr, wouldn't that just be his exercising his own right to Freedom of Speech, Ted? . . . Ted? . . . Ted? Oh, my God, Ted is dead. || The more I press my wife to watch her unnecessary spending, the more she girlcotts me by purchasing shoes she doesn't need or even want.

submitted by HD Fowler | steve zihlavsky

girleen - What you call a female acquaintance when you can't remember her name, and have no intention of learning it.

e.g., Girleen, how are you?

submitted by Sue Papin

girlscoot - A two or three day vacation with one or two girl friends, for the purpose of female bonding.

e.g., Suzanne, Jayne, and I took our September girlscoot to participate in the nearby garlic festival.

submitted by Mary Mulkey

girmoil - The constant turmoil (of life) that resides behind most women’s faces.

e.g., When the girmoil gets too much, either the tears start flowing or another war starts.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

girtharific - Having a nice thickness to something.

e.g., Nice small car; that guy has to be girthariffic.

submitted by HunHee

girving - To be solid but unspectacular in any activity.

e.g., Call me crazy, but I'd say U2 have been girving it ever since ''Achtung Baby." What's with all those Emmys?

submitted by malone

gisp - The action of a cat rubbing its head against a physical object. Grisp -- when a cat uses its paws to grasp the object while gisping it.

e.g., I saw her pet cat purring and gisping against the leg of the chair.

submitted by Randy Barish

gist - (v.) 1. To summarize -- the briefer, the better; 2. to explain or rehearse as quickly and efficiently as possible; 3. to exclude jargon, unfamiliar words or structures, or editorial commentary.

e.g., "Sorry I'm late, guys. What did I miss?" "The critical first half-hour of the movie---that's all!" "Can you gist it for me?" "During the ads, okay?"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

git - A git is a person under the age of 16.

e.g., You see that girl trying to pass for 20? Just a git.

submitted by LeLa

git - Get It Together. Pick up your act.

e.g., Ah geez, GIT.

submitted by Sara

gitch - Breif-style underwear for boys, ie: before the age where they learn to know them as 'breifs'. This is a common word throughout parts of Canada, and although 'gitch' can refer to numerous pairs of the underwear, 'gitchies' is the often-accepted plural form of the word.

e.g., As was always the case, Christmas brought with it a new stock of socks and gitch for young Timmy.

submitted by Lord Highbrow of Arachnopod

give 'er - 1. Try hard. 2. Keep trying. 3. Do your best. A favorite saying of those in certian remote northern communities.

e.g., Asked what kept him working so hard, Michael replied that "you gotta just give 'er."

submitted by Chris B

give (a person) what for - "Informal to punish or reprimand (a person) severely." More often than not, however, the object of your rage gets reprimanded only orally -- and mildly at that. Would that that weren't the case with some of the assholes idiots who submit "made-up words" to the pd. I'd like to do what my grandmother did to me -- after she sent me out to cut a whippy whipping switch from one of the trees in her yard. Ouch.

e.g., Lord a' mercy. God knows I hate to waste my precious time and go out of my way to respond to submittals from jerks, but there's the remotest chance that the submitter used his real name and I can give him what for. If this is the way Stephen Holden wants to get his fifteen minutes of fame -- well, I'll oblige him. Temporarily, at least.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

give it a roast - To try something

e.g., (Pulling the slot machine arm "let's give it a roast!"

submitted by ALLISON

give it all in - To show one's sexual desire, usually in cybersex, or phone sex, primarily in 1-900 or 1-976 numbers.

e.g., Oh, I'm gonna give it all in on you. Ooh.

submitted by star651

give it laldi - Scots slang: making a fuss or a big noise.

e.g., Hey, your Jimmy's giving it laldi out back.

submitted by Adam Leslie

give it some vs - Another way of asking someone to turn the volume up.

e.g., Joe: This album is cool, but could you give it some V's. I can't hear it. Jack: No problemo.

submitted by Loz M.

give-a-damn-dividend - I don't give a damn. When you add the dividend on the end, it really rolls of the tongue. No one can take you seriously if you say this when you're angry.

e.g., Look, pal, I don't give-a-damn-dividend about the size of your swimming pool. Just shut your face and get on with your work.

submitted by Gareth McIntyre

givener - Partying. Giving her, gave her.

e.g., We partied pretty hard last weekend. Are we givener tonight?

submitted by tara

givermint - The government, especially the federal government, as the source of funding for whatever ails anybody. Also spelled "giverment." (In case you don't realize it, the government don't got no money.)

e.g., CalCars' PRIUS+ Plug-in Hybrid: 100 mpg, among others using the word: "Sort of rocks your world, when you think of how much $$ the US Givermint gave to try to 'develop' an 80 mpg 'car of the future' under ex-VP Gore."

submitted by HD Fowler

giveupmanship - Dropping out of an activity in a particularly notable fashion.

e.g., And in a remarkable display of giveupmanship, after running only 200 metres of the circuit, Steve walked off towards a refreshment stand and bought himself some chips.

submitted by Owe - (www)

gize - Guise. I see a lot of misspellings that I turn into pseudo-words, but many more than I don't. The spelling is phonetically correct, so this one is a keeper.

e.g., She’s done well, but all under the gize of being here illegally.

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

gizmodgery - A term for a small, useless, complicated man made device.

e.g., The newest gizmodgery from Japan is the watch claculator and the earring cell phone.

submitted by Jon Delman - (www)

gizmometry - Anything mechanical or computerized beyond your skill level of working on or beyond your knowledge level when speaking about.

e.g., So I told Stacee, "I'll send you a tune or two when I get the voice recorder and computer gizmometry figured out."

submitted by steve zihlavsky - (www)

gizmowacker - A complicated part or device not fully understood by the user, or a similar device whose name has been forgotten.

e.g., The computer technician says I need to buy a gizmowacker for my scanner.

submitted by Bill Hoffard

giznizzel - A collective of goals or accomplishments that need to be addressed.

e.g., What is all this giznizzel over here?

submitted by looneymidi

gizza gussie - Scots slang, a request for an orange segment.

e.g., "Gizza gussie y'orange, pal."

submitted by Adam Leslie

gizzlefumper - A person who tells long, pointless stories that are half off the subject.

e.g., Megan is a gizzlefumper. Does anybody have any duct tape?

submitted by Jesse

glabella - The forehead area between your eyebrows.

e.g., People with unibrows are by definition devoid of glabellas.

submitted by Joel Parker - (www)

glabflak - Lithuanian word which conveys happiness or enjoyment. (Ant-Kalfbalg. conveys anger.)

e.g., It's a glabflak day today.

submitted by Kirakami

glacial - Excruciatingly slow, inspired by the inch per year movement of glaciers.

e.g., The pace of the game was glacial.

submitted by Greg

glacket - The little noisy ball inside a can of spraypaint.

e.g., The glacket in that can seems to have a mind of its own.

submitted by Chris - (www)

gladeye - Looking at someone in a sexually suggestive way.

e.g., Don't know whether you noticed it or not, but I think Janice was giving me the gladeye ... again.

submitted by PashionConscious

gladiacious - When one goes all out to defend himself. It is intended as an affectionate term; an undaunted local hero facing an adverse and ignorant situation.

e.g., Deb was so gladiacious when those jerks started trying to bring her down.

submitted by Devorahmuse

gladify - To make happy.

e.g., It was gladifying to see my old friend after all these years.

submitted by Mitchel Barrett

glag - Giggle Like A Girl.

e.g., Her tickling made him glag.

submitted by Tuj

glah - An expression to use when you feel tired, frustrated, bored, confused--or all at the same time--or just because you want to say it.

e.g., "Hey Janey, how ya feeling?" "Glah."

submitted by jane - (www)

glaichit - Scottish (pronounced: glay-kit). If someone has a glaichit look about her, she looks a bit stupid.

e.g., Ben looks a bittee glaichit.

submitted by ashley_kins

glamazon - A glamorous, powerful woman. May also be physically large, muscular, and strong.

e.g., Professional tennis's Williams sisters would be reasonable examples of glamazons, wouldn't they?

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

glambler - A gambler in a casino who strives to be noticed by dressing fancily. For women, this would entail lots of jewelry, low cut dresses. For the men, expensive suits, cigars, Rolex watches

e.g., The blackjack tables were covered up with glamblers last night, so I decided to try the slots instead.

submitted by Paul

glambush - Cunningly taking advantage of someone's comatose state, usually at a party, to creatively apply liberal amounts of make-up to her face and other exposed dermatalogical areas skin.

e.g., As soon as Joel's head hit the pillow, Mildred and Myrtle were upon him with eyeliner and lipstick, sensing the opportunity for a perfect glambush.

submitted by Malone

glammo - (n.) A woman's arsenal of dresses, shoes, earrings, nose rings, hairpins, necklaces, chokers, bracelets, anklets, flowers, perfumes, powders, liners, and blushes with which to draw the eye and please the senses. [From Glamour + Ammo (i.e., ammunition).]

e.g., "Where's the glammo list in Isaiah, again?"  
"The what?!"  
"The glammo list: you know, with the whimples and the tires? In Isaiah."  
"Whimples ... tires ... what?"  
"Oh, for goodness sake. Hand me that Bible over there, will ya?"  
"Yeah, sure ....... whimples? .... What's a whimple?"  
"Okay, yes: here it is: 'In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, the chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, the bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, the rings, and nose jewels, the changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, the glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.' ... it's in Isaiah 3."  
"Wow ... what the hell is a crisping pin?"  
"It's a curling iron."  
"And you call that a 'glammo' list?"  
"Yeah ... shorthand. I'm trying to get it into the next edition of the New American Standard Bible."  
"Hoping. I can hear it now: 'In that day the Lord will take away their glammo.' Sings, doesn't it?"  
"Sings. Yeah. Good luck with that."  

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

glamouflage - Make-up . . . or possibly clothing. Also "glamoflage," "glamoflauge." See bait advertising.

e.g., How much time should I allow for you to finish your glamouflage?

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

glamouflauge - Clothing worn to look cool and hip, just like everyone else. Usually found for sale in major mall-based "urban clothing outlets" or trendy thrift shops.

e.g., My entire wardrobe just doesn't have the options I need to look good tonight, so I went to the mall to shop for some new glamouflauge.

submitted by bryan gans - (www)

glamourspam - A woman whose face is is a veritable painting of make-up -- usually a collection of harsh colors seemingly applied with a paintbrush.

e.g., As the tall woman passed us, I asked my friend, "Did you see all that make-up?" "Yea, do you think she's a Broadway actress after a show? Or do you think she's just glamourspam?"

submitted by Stephanie B.

glangle - Kind or sweet.

e.g., The people became glangle after the church service.

submitted by September 7th English

glappy - Glad and happy.

e.g., I am so glappy with your progress.

submitted by Tanya McGuire

glarg - An accusation of academic dishonesty which is later proved false. Usually becomes a large mishap before being disproven.

e.g., John's classmates realized that their school was sued as part of a large glarg.

submitted by Michael - (www)

glark - Figuring something out from the situation.

e.g., The System III manuals are pretty poor, but you can generally glark the meaning from context.

submitted by mel - (www)

glarsplanobular - Of gigantic size (comparable with a very large planet).

e.g., Wow, that's huge! It's bigger than huge! It's...glarsplanobular!

submitted by Rochelle - (www)

glass girder - Any woman who, by actions, words, or thoughts, helps to support the glass ceiling.

e.g., Sometimes I think the Oxygen channel was custom made for glass girders.

submitted by Mila Eighteen

glass of soda - For those whom you have a celebrity-like crush. May involve stalking and gushing about them constantly, or having stars in one's eyes while talking about them or drooling excessively in their presence. Originated on the message board of "Life's So Rad." (

e.g., She talks about Jack all the time. He's her glass of soda. Too bad he's homosexual.

submitted by Esyla - (www)

glaum - To inspect, take a look at, to see it, or to look at with intention. Not to be confused with the real word "glaum" which refers to groping "with the hands, as in the dark."

e.g., "The carb's busted." "Okay I'll take a glaum at it."

submitted by gnadd - (www)

glayvin - From "The Simpsons," used to lighten up tense situations, to show surprise. Or just to sound like an idiot.

e.g., Needs more garlic, Glayvin.

submitted by Bryon - (www)

glc - Good Looking Crap. Refers to any visually appealing derived information products such as infographics, enhanced tables, charts. or maps that are based on unreliable, untimely, incomplete, and overall poor quality data.

e.g., The latest decision from the ethics committee was made based on a series of GLC reports which should have never seen the light of day. The committee has now asked for a new internal process to avoid any GLC. | GLC has now become a skill that some may refer to as an art, to make bad data look "sexy."

submitted by Phil - (www)

gleary - Weather bad beyond gloomy, a mist of rain with a little sunshine trying to break thru.

e.g., Yuck-- it's really gleary today!

submitted by Ade Magnuson

gleeb - Of or pertaining to glee; to shine or exude happiness; derived from fans of the 60s group The Monkees (exact origin other than this unknown).

e.g., She gleebed through all the hard years of her life and emerged successful.

submitted by marcia

gleebin - An expression of surprise or disgust, always used at the end of a sentence. Can also be used as a nonsensical interjection.

e.g., This coffee is hot, gleebin!

submitted by Juice Maloose

gleek - When spit comes out of one's mouth while speaking, yawning, etc.

e.g., You just gleeked all over me Chris.

submitted by Bobbie Ann - (www)

gleemite - Fossilised glob of toothpaste found in the bathroom

e.g., Can this gleemite be rejuvenated if I soak it in water?

submitted by SA Dave

gleener - The part of a person's butt cheeks that hang out or are visible below their shorts, bikini bottoms, underwear, etc.

e.g., Honey, don`t bend over like that -- your gleener is showing. You can`t wear that. your gleener will show. My gleener got sunburned.

submitted by terry crowe

gleep - 100 perforations of picture film for movies. The linked site tells you about the sound tracks, sound film, and bugeye lenses used to make motion pictures.

e.g., "Another modification was to have the sound film run at a different speed than the picture film -- i.e., one foot of sound film to one gleep of picture film so that they would stay in synchronism (the 64/100 ratio)."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

gleet - The spray of saliva that jumps from under your tongue when you yawn.

e.g., Marvin's gleet sprayed Dorothy right between the eyes.

submitted by Tudy - (www)

gleh - Mildly disgusting substance, situation, or activity. Usually gooey or sticky.

e.g., Ann grimaced and reached for a paper towel as she realized she'd just stepped in gleh. Also: Janie's afternoon looked full of gleh--laundry, dishes, cleaning the bathroom, etc.

submitted by Jenn

glem - Cumbrian (NW England, Lake District, Beatrix Potter country) dialect word for a particularly saccharine smile or grin.

e.g., No one will vote for Michael, as when he comes on telly he just sits there with a big smug glem. He glemmed like the cat that got the cream

submitted by David

glenism - Something said by my friend Glen, usually a story, that tends to be strange and random. Often, a mix of something an old man would like and something a college student would like, sometimes wiith a dash of cows thrown in for good measure.

e.g., Last week Glen said, "So, in 1994, on the bus, I was eating a pie and reading the paper. . . ." What a Glenism that one turned out to be.

submitted by Rainbow Woman

glenn beck - Rhyming slang for "dreck," Yiddish for "trash, rubbish."

e.g., Can you please take the Glenn Beck out for me?

submitted by IludiumPhosdex - (www)

glenned - Australian slang -- to be lazy or incompetent at handling a task.

e.g., The dog was too glenned to get the ball.

submitted by Marc

gletus - Anany unknown flu-type illness.

e.g., I had the gletus so bad yesterday I had to stay home from work.

submitted by Sherri Allison

glew, glown - (v.) 1. ("glew") the preterite of "Glow" (had it not become an "-ed" verb). 2. ("glown") the past participle of "glow" (under the same hypothetical conjugation).

e.g., "I put phosphorus into the epoxy so it glew." | "This bulb has glown for the last time."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

glib - One who speaks without knowledge of what she speaks of.

e.g., Brendon is a glib -- he doesn't even know what a jockstrap is.

submitted by Brendon Wilderness - (www)

glibido - All talk and no action. (Washington Post Style Invitational.)

e.g., He demonstrated his glibido when he kept rambling about his screenplay, his "work in progress." Turned out the screenplay was only two pages long. | Unless Chris has taken his Viagra today, it's just his glibido.

submitted by Dana Friedman - (www)

gliché - A computer error that happens over and over again. Child of the words "glitch" and "cliche."

e.g., That kernel32 error is getting to be a gliché.

submitted by Heather - (www)

glid - As slid is to slide, glid is to glide.

e.g., That pigeon just glid onto that streetlight.

submitted by mike

glider fuel - Empty space or air. (Gliders don't need fuel, therefore glider fuel does not exist.)

e.g., Guy over there doesn't seem all that bright. Nope, looks like he has got a head full of glider fuel.

submitted by commandline

gliesian - Of, pertaining to, or like the Gliese System or its hypothetical inhabitants of associated planets.

e.g., "In 2008, a message from earth was digitally sent to the Gliese System, in hopes that the Gliesians would receive it and reply. So far, zilch." "Umm, how far away is this Gliese System?" "You're right. Scratch that. It's more than twenty-two light years away, so there's no way we could have received a response by now. What was I thinking?"

submitted by Robert James Liguori - (www)

glingity glang - A look that a woman gives a man that basically says "he's sexy," or something like that. On rare occasions, it can be the way a man looks at a woman, but the first one's more common.

e.g., Thanks for helping me with my show. That's a good idea, having Julie give Kyle that glingity glang.

submitted by star651

glip - The squeak noise made in poorly ripped MP3s

e.g., This song I downloaded from Napster has a lot of glips.

submitted by Kathy Sheldrake

glisequin - That which glistens like sequins, points of bright light.

e.g., The ground glisequined with sunlight falling through the leaves.

submitted by Bruce Jewett

glissardation - Sliding, or a gliding skid. Verb, to perform a glissade.

e.g., I wondered if I was suffering from acute glissardation as it was the fifth time this week that I had done a glissade.

submitted by Chris Grizzly ADAMS

glitch - The annoying things that a computer does like crash, lock up, etc. Especially used to describe idosyncracies caused by program bugs and not viruses.

e.g., My computer's got a glitch. It froze up again.

submitted by Carolyn Loomis

glitteral - (adj.) 1. everywhere, anywhere you look; 2. recurring unexpectedly for (seemingly) ever and ever; 3. subject to being found in pieces throughout the rest of eternity; 4. unforgettable, because of its constant recursion. [from the fact that the use of glitter---say, on an elementary school project or high school band uniform---causes an eternity of finding flakes of the stuff all over your house, your carpets, your cars, your pets, your food, your hair, your office (twenty-two miles away), your books, and so on ... and on and on).... (and on).

e.g., These new little boutique shops are getting so glitteral: I see them everywhere these days. | "Wow, a really glitteral thing!: I gave this homeless guy some dinner last night, and now it's like every homeless man, woman, and child (and a couple of pets) stop by for dinner every night." "Well, so tell them to go away." "Why on Earth would I do that?! I'm not going to let people starve in the street when I have so much! What a horrible thing to suggest...YOU go away." | "Sal? Here's yet ANOTHER unused thank you note from the wedding. We've been married 26 years!...How many of these did you buy?" "Oh, just six or seven ... ... cases." "WHAT?!"

submitted by Scott M.Ellsworth

glitteriffic - To be very glittery or glitzy, in a good way.

e.g., Sonita, with that sequined dress, sparkly eye shadow, and hair to the ceiling, you look glitteriffic. You rook marbelous.

submitted by Sonita

gloat - To express pleasure on one's own success or another's misfortune.

e.g., His enemies gloated over his death.

submitted by Shalin - (www)

globalite - A person dedicated to and concerned with everything global.

e.g., Mary the globalite wants us all to do more to help the earth.

submitted by Bernard Re, Jr. - (www)

globaloney - Baloney (nonsense), but on a global scale. Many on the Right believe that the current fear of global warming amounts to globaloney being pushed by the Left. (I'm positive I'm not the originator of this word. I just don't remember where or when I saw it)

e.g., Former President Clinton's statement that we must fulfill "the obligation to have everything we do contribute to building an integrated global community out of the interdependent world in which we find ourselves" is just more of his left-wing globaloney.  

He moved to the center to get elected, but now he's back to showing his true colors. Keep it up and it'll be the end of the United States as a sovereign country -- and also of the US as the world's best hope. That's certainly not what the founding fathers had in mind. Frankly, I'd rather work on bringing up the standard of living for the rest of the world rather than lower ours. I'm no advocate of "When all else fails, lower your standards."

submitted by HD Fowler

glober - A resident of the globe; one who lives across the borders and travels more than dwells in a single place.

e.g., Globers constitute the growing portion of population all over the world. Many business people, journalists, actors, scientists, politicians, and employees of international organizations and multinational corporations are globers by their occupation and way of life.

submitted by Mikhail Epstein - (www)

globophobe - A person with a fear of globalization.

e.g., French farmer & activist Jose Bove is a globophobe.

submitted by Wes Jones

globular - Having the characteristic of a gelatinous glob.

e.g., The dinner was unfortunately, globular.

submitted by Moof

glocal - Global and local simultaneuosly.

e.g., Flashmobs ahve become a glocal phenomenon.

submitted by pgoswami - (www)

glocknernobbin - Fancy word for a ballponit pen.

e.g., Can I use your glocknernobbin; mine is out of ink.

submitted by hilow

glocko - A metal door.

e.g., Open that glocko, please.

submitted by Alex 7th English

gloid - Someone of low intelligence. Invented by Phil Hendrie, now sadly having ridden off into the sunset. See "gloid" and many other finds (ED. One suspects that the politically incorrect [but sometimes very funny] Mr. Hendrie based "his" word on some term associated with Down Syndrome, named for J. Langdon Down, himself -- to be kind -- perhaps more than politically incorrect.)

e.g., Many, if not most, human beings are -- when you get down to it -- gloids.

submitted by G.D. Ransford - (www)

gloin - A blend of "loin" and "groin." Gloin chops can prove to be quite unpleasant unless it's a part of therapy, medically approved, and applied. Barbequed gloin chops, however, are pleasant to the nose and tongue.

e.g., The ancient warrior did gird not only his wing, but his gloin as well, for support and protection -- to preserve his life and limb for wife and family and worthy community.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

gloiven - An expression of suprise, mock horror. Can be used just as a spontaneous outburst.

e.g., Gloiven! There's a spider in my hair.

submitted by BG

glom - Of a thick and conglomerated nature, usually pertaining to food or something else that makes a thwocking noise when you stir it. A sticky glob or wad. As a verb, "to grab onto something."

e.g., A glom of peanut butter fell on the floor. This can of oriental stir fry is glommy. I hate it when you stand in the kitchen glomming onto the food before dinner's ready.

submitted by jethro - (www)

glom - To put way too much of a condiment on a food item.

e.g., I like my pancakes with just a little syrup. Don't glom!

submitted by alan

glom on - To desperately attach yourself to something.

e.g., He glommed on to the idea as if it was his own.

submitted by D2

glombinate - To precariously construct something unstable with minimal materials.

e.g., I was going to go into the tree house, but it was too glombinated for me to risk it.

submitted by dizzev

glomp - Internet generic verb. Performed in adoration or love of the glompee, in a fanboy/fangirl manner. Details of the glomp are left to the glompee's imagination.

e.g., Nezu glomps Aspect as he enters.

submitted by Kat Savage - (www)

glomp - A tackle and hug combined.

e.g., His girlfriend glomped him.

submitted by Cap Chaos - (www)

glondonfo - An oaf. A clumsy fool who is not keeping his wits about him.

e.g., Watch it you, glondonfo. You almost broke my glasses.

submitted by Suzanne

gloom - To turn down or otherwise dim a source of light.

e.g., You know the movie is about to start when they gloom the lights.

submitted by Presto

gloominosity - Light reflected off dirty and wet city streets.

e.g., "We will experience temps in the low 50s with a gloominosity level of 7," said the CNN weatherman.

submitted by Heather Bansemer

gloon - Extremly boring person, generally male.

e.g., Dan can sure be a gloon sometimes. He cornered me at the party last night and spent half an hour explaining the migrating patterns of the lesser-spotted mongoose.

submitted by dan mcdonald

gloopy - Super chunky.

e.g., I despise peanut butter. It's so dang gloopy.

submitted by laura :)

glooton - Gloo-tahn. From an episode of "Rocko's Modern Life," referring specifically to people who gravitate around the dinner table long after they have finished eating and pick at the leftovers.

e.g., I'm too lazy to put this roasted turkey away. I'll just scavenge at it all night like the glooton I am.

submitted by withoutwax - (www)

glorbs - Breasts, especially those of considerable heft; synonym of "nork." A portmanteau word, formed from the words "glorious" and "orbs."

(ED. A portmanteau is " . . . a large travelling-bag that folds back flat from the middle ...; Lewis Carroll's term for a blend, a word into which are packed the sense (and sound) of two words, e.g., 'slithy' for 'lithe' and 'slimy.'" (The Chambers Dictionary) From "Through The Looking Glass when Humpty Dumpty described 'slithy' as a 'portmanteau' because 'there are two meanings packed up into one word.'" (Microsoft Encarta College Dictionary) Thanks, "Pip," for causing me to check the meaning of "portmanteau." I had misunderstood "portmanteau word" to be only a word that had two meanings and had misused "portmanteau" at jabitzer. Since corrected.)

e.g., Millicent found that many doors opened for her after her breast enhancement surgery provided her with glorbs.

(ED. Then Millicent got extremely lucky with her surgery. The result of so-called "breast enhancement surgery" is usually just larger breasts. The slang term "knockers" also fits, because of the unnatural feel and hardness of the result. Enhanced only in the eyes of a few men and in the eyes of the unfortunate woman who paid dearly for such surgery -- and will continue to pay in the years to come. If you're thinking of having your breasts enlarged for some man, think how much better off you'd be if you invested your time in finding a better man rather than investing your money and psyche in unnecessary surgery. Justifiable for some women, perhaps, but only if their psychological well-being improves sufficiently to justify the eventual and inevitable problems caused by large breasts. My wife's breast enhancement surgery consisted of having her breasts reduced in size. Prior to that they were causing her to have problems with her back, and she was also developing dowager's hump. Google a little if you don't know what it means. Do they call them "boobs" because so many boobs have their breasts enlarged to ridiculous extremes? Or because the men who are fascinated with large breasts are boobs?)

submitted by Pip Wilson - (www)

glorifried - Fried in the most scrumptious possible manner.

e.g., Kid: "Mom, what are we having for dinner tonight?" Mom: "Glorifried chicken-- with all the trimmings." Kid: "Oh, boy!"

submitted by natalie

glork - "To spill something of a liquidy or semi liquid form (pudding, dip) on yourself."

e.g., "Oh geeze, I just glorked all over with that salsa."

submitted by Mike Dunlap

glorm - An attack in which a female assailant roughly grabs the pectoral area of a male victim, causing great pain. Can be used as a noun, verb, or interjection (shouted out when performing the action).

e.g., Man, that Jenna is a mean one! I went up to say "hi" and she glormed me.

submitted by Rollo

glossaholic - People obsessed with chapstick, put it on 100 times a day. They're constantly waxing their lips. They even pass it around to other addicts like its a joint or something.

e.g., See Chris smearing chapstick all over his lips for the 10th time in the past hour? He's a glossaholic -- to go along with his other weird traits.

submitted by Tom - (www)

glossocrat -

A member of the glossocracy, those who subscribe to and practice the belief that by controlling the words we use they can control us. The word is certainly not original with me, as indicated by the following defining quotation.

Robert Whitaker's Siegecraft » Wordism: Glossocracy [Minor errors corrected.] Alexander Boot, a Russian by birth, left for the West in the 1970s, only to discover that the West he was seeking was no longer there. Boot believes that democracy, or in the words of Abraham Lincoln, the government of the people, by the people and for the people, has been replaced by glossocracy: government of the word, by the word, and for the word.  
Glossocracy can be traced back at least to the slogan of the French Revolution in 1789, “Freedom, Equality, Brotherhood.” As it turned out, this meant mass terror, martial law, and authoritarian rule. The more meaningless the word, the more useful it is for glossocrats. This is why the notion of Multiculturalism has been so useful, since it sounds vaguely positive, but ambiguous and could be used to cover up vast changes implemented with little public debate. The impulse behind Political Correctness consists of twisting the language we use, enforcing new words or changing the meanings of old ones, turning them into “weapons of crowd control” by demonizing those who fail to comply with the new definitions. The European Union, a French-led enterprise, is currently the world’s pre-eminent and most unadulterated glossocracy.  
According to Boot, a dictator whose power is based on bullets is afraid of bullets. A glossocrat whose power is based on words is afraid of words. The EU has drawn up guidelines advising government spokesmen to use “non-offensive” phrases when talking about terrorism. The word jihad should preferably not be used at all, or should be explained as a misunderstood term meaning peaceful struggle against oneself. These recommendations are being implemented. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in an attempt to avoid offending Muslims in the summer of 2007 banned his ministers from mentioning “Muslim” and “terrorism” in the same breath following attempted terror attacks staged by Muslims, including several medical doctors, in Glasgow and London.

Edit: After entering the quoted material above, I checked and found that I've quoted from a racist website. Ah, well, a stopped clock is right twice a day. I didn't find the words in any real dictionary, so I gave them a home.

Someone needs to stand up against the nonsense being spouted by people like Chris Matthews: "[R]acism is the belief that one race -- whites -- should rule all others." No, Tingles. Racism is the belief of those of any race that their race is superior (or inferior, I suppose) to another race simply because of race. Sure wish I had a better forum to straighten you out.

e.g., The Glossocrat's Creed: Those who control the language control the people. |  
Noticed at the Drudge Report this morning that some glossocrats are attempting to ban a common term: illegal immigrant. Orwell would be delighted. |  
Instead of using illegal immigrants to refer to those in the United States illegally, glossocrats are pushing for them to be referred to as "persons living in the United States without legal permission." Nine words instead of two. Balderdash. Poppycock. Twiddle twaddle. Humbug. |  
It's plain enough to see that Humpty Dumpty was a would-be glossocrat. |

"'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.'

"'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean different things.'

"'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master -- that’s all.'" |

The recent change to the AP Stylebook entry for illegal immigration is Orwellian humbuggery, worthy of the best glossocrats.| I see Democrats (liberals, The Left) as being much more inclined to practice glossocracy than Republicans (conservatives, The Right). I have no doubt that The Left in the United States is much better at it than The Right. | The Left is much, much better than The Right a just about anything worthwhile, so why shouldn't they be the best glossocrats? |

Janet Napolidildo is well on her way to becoming the country's foremost glossocrat, as indicated by the following article:

"California Trains Professors To Avoid ‘Microaggressions’" University of California (UC) president Janet Napolitano’s office has been training faculty members at the University of California to avoid describing America as a “land of opportunity,” along with other phrases the school claims are offensive “microaggressions.”  
According to activists, "microaggressions" are subtle actions, usually unintentional, that perpetuate discrimination against disadvantaged groups even in environments where overt discrimination has been abolished. Now, the UC system has fully committed itself to formally training faculty to avoid and root out these perceived microaggressions for the good of all.

Yeah, you got that right: "for the good of all." Ever noticed that the further Left folks go the smarter they get? At least that's what they think -- when what they're actually doing is taking leave of their senses. As if they ever had any sense, much less common sense. (Seriously, do the members of Democrat Underground seriously think Bernie Sanders might get elected POTUS by a landslide? A landslide? Ho. Ho. Ho. |

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

glossy - Used to describe something visually impressive or appealing. May be used in superlative form, "ultraglossy."

e.g., You check his new ride? Damn, is it glossy. | Your new shirt is so ultraglossy.

submitted by max

glot chatter - Those great ideas in the night that don't let you sleep. Often such ideas lost for all eternity if not written down or sketched.

e.g., My glot chatter keeps me up most nights.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

glot pickage - The scraping of the best ideas from between the folds of the human brain.

e.g., Think Steve has some more glot pickage -- that last stuff he shared was way trippy.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

gloucestahspeak - "it is the offical name given to the way someone from gloucester, mass speaks. coined by carlson"

e.g., 1st person- i can't understand a thing that kid just said! carlson- that's because he was using gloucestahspeak

submitted by Maggie

gloush - the action of getting soaked by a passing car hitting a large puddle

e.g., i got completely 'gloushed' by that bus

submitted by grant

gloviot - Short for Global Village Idiot. The term sums up a business person or tourist in a global environment, who commits one cross-cultural mistake after another, assumes her own culture is vastly superior, and somehow keeps on upsetting people with her cultural insensitivity.

e.g., Dublin was a crowded place on a Friday evening. The pints of Guinness were lined up like nuns waiting for a bus, overshadowing the thumb-sized iced-tea, ordered by some English gloviot who clearly hadn't done his homework. This was an Irish worker's bar.

submitted by Trevor O'Hara - (www)

glublette - the soft doughy part of the female anatomy which connects the side of the breast to the forearm.

e.g., My glublettes are as big as your boobs, Beth.

submitted by sAsS n BiDe 4 EvA

gluck - Good luck. Used by lazy people who can't be bothered with an extra syllable or by people who can't pronounce "ood."

e.g., Gluck. You're going to need it.

submitted by Robert Henson - (www)

gluck-snort - 1. Something unidentifiable by any other word. 2. An unknown "booger-ish" thing on you.

e.g., Sally, you have a gluck-snort hanging out of your nose again.

submitted by Michael - (www)

gluckenfreude, glückenfreude - (rhymes with Luke-n-Boyd-uh; n.) 1. Joy in the success of others; 2. Sincere praise of the skill of a competitor; 3. The antonym of Schadenfreude (joy in the misfortune of others); 4. Any celebration or rejoicing in unanticipated good fortune regardless of the recipient thereof. [German glück "luck, good fortune" + en "transitive infinitive" + freude "joy."]

e.g., The concepts of Schadenfreude and Glückenfreude are perhaps best explained by appealing to Chapter 35 of Alexander Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo, wherein a pardon is granted to one of two condemned men whose execution is slated to begin the Carnival at Rome in 1838.  

When Peppino is pardoned, the other convict, Andrea Rondolo, falls into a great rage, fighting with his guards and crying, "He ought to die! -- he shall die! -- I will not die alone!"  

Seeing this, the Count comments to his guests, "[T]his human creature who is about to die is furious that his fellow-sufferer does not perish with him....[W]ere he able, he would rather tear him to pieces with his teeth and nails than let him enjoy the life he himself is about to be deprived of.... Lead two sheep to the butcher's, two oxen to the slaughterhouse, and make one of them understand that his companion will not die; the sheep will bleat for pleasure, the ox will bellow with joy. But man -- man, whom God created in his own image -- man, upon whom God has laid his first, his sole commandment, to love his neighbor -- man, to whom God has given a voice to express his thoughts -- what is his first cry when he hears his fellow-man is saved? A blasphemy. Honor to man, this masterpiece of nature, this king of the creation!"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

glucker - The flap of skin that hangs down at the back of your throat. Another name for uvula.

e.g., My glucker sure got a workout when I gargled this morning.

submitted by Ralph Weedon

glucklich - Happy or lucky state of mind. Nobody is sure which.

e.g., Wow, that brick just missed your head. That's was glucklich.

submitted by Jules

gluebooger - Those pesky little balls of sticky rubber-like snot that stay in place on the tip of one's nose as if cemented.

e.g., I never saw Chris unless she had a honkin' big gluebooger stuck to the tip of her nose.

submitted by Bob

gluedini - A person who is skilled at the art of decoupage.

e.g., The great gluedini continues to amaze everyone with her works.

submitted by Marianne VanAmburgh

gluetenfarten - Instead of a photographer saying "cheese" when you pose for a picture, you hear the mind's picture of cheese.

e.g., Everybody smile and say "glutenfarten."

submitted by Ron

glug - A mug made of glass.

e.g., Do you want your coffee in a glass, a mug or a glug?

submitted by Arie Uittenbogaard - (www)

glum - Of feeling content while recognizing a lack of direction or initiative.

e.g., I feel rather glum. I am glum. She is quite glum this afternoon.

submitted by Edward B Newman - (www)

gluminosity - Just popped into my head. (ED. A way to rate how glum your surroundings are.)

e.g., A cold, rainy Monday morning has a high gluminosity index.

submitted by David Burdette

gluon bomb - (n.) The proper term for the "atomic" and "hydrogen" bombs. Both are designed to release the gluons holding the quarks together which comprise the protons and neutrons of the nucleus. A bomb which does this is, by function and design, a gluon(-powered) bomb. (see "photon bomb")

e.g., Gluon bombs have been used twice in warfare. I'd have preferred never, myself.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

glup - Generally likable under-appreciated peon.

e.g., Everyone liked Micheal in the mailroom, but the poor glup is definitely not moving up anytime soon.

submitted by dan - (www)

glurge - E-mails that people forward because of the outrageous and sickly sweet tales they contain which appeal to the heart rather than the mind. Usually these stories have sole purpose of perpetuating their existence.

e.g., Having just read the story of poor Jessica Miller, Beth forwarded more glurge with a deft click of her mouse.

submitted by Prefect

glurge - "Maudlin, overly sentimental, sickeningly sweet prose. Allegedly coined by website in 1998."  
"...What is glurge? Think of it as chicken soup with several cups of sugar mixed in: It's supposed to be a method of delivering a remedy for what ails you by adding sweetening to make the cure more appealing, but the result is more often a sickly-sweet concoction that induces hyperglycemic fits.  
"In ordinary language, glurge is the sending of inspirational (often supposedly "true") tales that conceal much darker meanings than the uplifting moral lessons they purport to offer, and that undermine their messages by fabricating and distorting historical fact in the guise of offering a "true story."  
"Many of us, it seems, cannot overcome the urge to glurge."

e.g., "She was the longest-running of my then-girlfriends, and she was also a manic letter-writer, filling pages of awful high-school-writing-class glurge that seemed to flow from her in a completely unfiltered fashion."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

glutious maximus - A kind of Latin-based word for the derriere.

e.g., I'm just letting you know to cover my glutious maximus.

submitted by Bryan - (www)

glutoflexion - Flexing the gluteal muscles to get up from sitting.

e.g., It's probably time for glutoflexion as I've been sitting on my ass too long.

submitted by Geoff

gluttonizer - Someone who eats too much too fast.

e.g., All Chris did at the party was eat. Honestly, she didn't even take her hand out of the chip bowl. She's a gluttonizer.

submitted by talisman

gluttoon - Someone who eats so much that she explodes like an animated character in a cartoon.

e.g., With three helpings already under his belt, Bob turned down a fourth for fear of becoming a gluttoon.

submitted by Sean Williams - (www)

glyphysis - (GLIF-i-sis; n.) 1. The process by which alphabetic spelling (originally intended to represent the actual sounds spoken) gradually changes into traditional strings of written letters that have nothing to do with the actual sounds spoken (usually because those sounds have changed); 2. The inclusion in written language of an increasing number of ideographs for entire words or concepts; 3. The development of emoticons. [from the Greek word glyph, meaning "carving."]

e.g., "Why is there a B in _debt_?" "Well, there wasn't when the term was borrowed from French: it was _dette_ back then, but the 18th century grammarians wanted to hark back to the original Latin because of a cultural---" "In one breath, please?" "Oh, sorry ... um, it was glyphysis." | Glyphysis examples: 1. "B@tman loves C@twoman; in fact, he gets all *y eyed & asks for a s= so he can B around her more often. Y he is so enamored of her, I don't know. He thinks she's > all of his $." 2. "If you're >50, you should get regular :oscopies." | "Spelling _judgement_ without the E is barbaric glyphysis---is there an E shortage or something?"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

gmab - Gimme a break. What I often think when I become aware of some of the bizarre political correctness that's killing US these days.

e.g., HD: "Wait a mintue, Lillith. Are you sure? Some school district in Ohio named 222 class valedictorians?"

Lillith: "That's right, HD. Dublin, Ohio. Over 200 students were told they had the highest grades in the class. Around twenty percent of the class."

HD: "GMAB. How long did the graduation ceremony last? At just over a minute for each valedictory speech, it would have lasted four hours."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

gmail - Google's version of e-mail, plus some frosting. As a verb, to e-mail someone using Gmail.

e.g., WalMart used to be winning the world domination war, but since the advent of Gmail, Google has taken the lead. | Hey, Fran, just Gmail me those embarrassing pictures of your brother Ralph, and I'll take care of the rest.

submitted by The Berkinator

gmpc - Genetically modified personal computer; assembled personal computer.

e.g., The last time I bought a GMpc turned out to be a nightmare because most of its components were from grey market.

submitted by prathap n k

gnahtzee - Dice game played by gnomes.

e.g., Little Gnome: "Waah." Little Bit Bigger Gnome: "What's wrong, Little Gnome?" Little Gnome: "(sniffle) Mama Gnome . . . (sniffle) cut my beard. (sob)" Little Bit Bigger Gnome: "I thought you looked slightly silly. But at least it won't get caught in your skateboard anymore. Hey, you need cheering up: why don't we go and play some gnahtzee?" Little Gnome: "Great idea! Thanks, Little Bit Bigger Gnome."

submitted by belu

gnarf - A petty, annoying person.

e.g., What a gnarf that Chris is. Always whining about double hits.

submitted by Stefu

gnargular - Cool, in style, impressive.

e.g., I just got this new CD that's really gnargular.

submitted by Chelsea

gnarlical - Gnarly combined with radical. Very awesomely cool.

e.g., Alex, your new kicks are gnarlical.

submitted by alex

gnashcar - A car being driven in an infuriating manner.

e.g., And just try parking on the street. Even if there are ten spots, you've gotta deal with every gnashcar in town to pull into one.

submitted by Kiddo

gnashville - Any Bible Belt town that makes you gnash your teeth with liberal discomfort.

e.g., Some Tennessee towns think they're sophisticated music centres but, really, they're just more Gnashvilles.

submitted by Hal Colombo

gnashy - Nasty, as in delivering biting criticism of another person.

e.g., My cat could bake a better cookie than Tammy. Sorry, that was gnashy of me.

submitted by T Walsh

gnawesome - Also nawesome. For not awesome: somewhere between good or great and awesome. Awesome has become trivialized in recent years, from being used as a descriptive for things that might be good but are also far from awesome. Very far from awesome. Miracles are awesome. Not much else is. When it comes to diminishing such a useful word, I dissent.


e.g., "You performed well in the play, Alec." "Was I awesome?" "Umm, well, no. You were great ... but you weren't awesome. Let's say you were gnawsome."

submitted by Y.A.E. Mann [for Alec's benefit] - (www)

gnawfite - Someone who chews vigorously at objects (pencils, plastic, etc.) due to force of habit.

e.g., He chewed a pencil in half in less than an hour? If he's no a gnawfite, I don't know who is.

submitted by Andy - (www)

gnawledge - gnawledge, n. (word-portmanteau: gnaw + suffix ledge; cf. knowledge) - mechanical knowledge that is obtained by "gnawing" facts rather than conceptually interpreting them.

e.g., When Bacon said "knowledge is power," he meant knowledge, not gnawledge.

submitted by Mikhail Epstein - (www)

gnirut - A human whose demeanour is so formulaic or scripted that she is indistinguishable from a machine. After the test for computer intelligence proposed by Alan Turing.

e.g., 1. Their customer service line is so bad they all seem to be gniruts. 2. The gnirut at the front desk wouldn't sign for the parcel.

submitted by Alien Burrito

gnitekram - Backward marketing. Marketing involves determining the customer's needs and satisfying them. Gnitekram, the opposite, is more frequently encountered, and is used when a small company with a heavy investment in limited-purpose capital equipment makes a narrow range of products and seeks customers with needs that are essentially coincidental.

e.g., Acme's hi-tech extruder can only produce left-handed zorch crystals. Their gnitekram staff is searching the country for someone who may have a use for them.

submitted by walt gately

gnocchi - Unknown Italian visitor.

e.g., "Who's that gnocchi at my door?" asked the fair young fanciulla.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

gnoid - A computer geek.

e.g., You know you are a gnoid when you've sat in front of the computer until you can't close your eyes because they are dried out.

submitted by marilyn bibb

gnome - Anyone with horrid spelling who hangs out in forums or chat rooms and just says mindless garbage-- like a spammer but the gnome only posts one message with really bad spelling.

e.g., Gnomes would say this in a video games forum. "Duus anywun no the resipee for bluubari pi?"

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gnome-sane - Colloquial and can be rhetorical. Meaning "Do you understand?"

e.g., I would only like one packet of biscuits not two, gnome-sane.

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gnomes - A hypothesis for a mysterious phenomenon, often prefixed by the object(s) or person(s) it affects.

e.g., Coco, whose pants mysteriously come unzipped, has a bad case of the pants gnomes.

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gnorn - Mope.

e.g., Don't gnorn.

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gnot - Not.

e.g., I've about decided I'm gnot going to call myself a Republican anymore. Why not? Because they're too good at giving away power if they manage to get it. Beltway Democrats run circles around Beltway Republicans.

No, let me rephrase that: Republicans are stupid. So much so that I've decided to change my registration from Republican to Independent.

I'm sure as hell not going to register as a Democrat, and I'm gnot going to be voting for any Democrats either. But Republicans are just too, too stupid politically for me to keep saying I'm a Republican myself. They simply do gnot know how to wield power and retain it for long. Any time Republicans get the edge politically, they find ways to give it away.

Crap, I may need to stop calling Democrats Dims. Democrats may manage to lose elections to Republicans, but Democrats run circles around Republicans getting their way as a minority in Washington.

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gnur - Lint found in the bottom of a pocket; often mixed with loose change.

e.g., Searching for a quarter, I reached into my pocket and all I came up with was gnur.

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gnus - The latest word; what's happening.

e.g., All the gnus that's fit to print or no gnus is good gnus (especially concerning wildebeest).

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go - Situation, event, happening, etc. Usually preceeded by "What's the..." Can also be "G.O."

e.g., "What's the go for Friday night?" "What's the G.O. on that order I placed?"

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go gazebo - To whup someone and show 'em who's boss. Based on a West Wing scene where Josh tells a congressman that, unless he votes with the White House, they'll come to his district, build a band gazebo, and use it for the President to endorse another candidate.

e.g., Just do the idiotic assignment so he doesn't go gazebo on you.

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go get em tiger - A way to describe getting a lot accomplished.

e.g., Tomorrow is going to be a go get em tiger day. I am going to do laundry, go shopping...and I have a date!

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go ham - Ham ~ "hard as a motherfucker"? "Hard-ass motherfucker"? If you "go ham" on someone, you respond violently to something she did. I've also seen that it can mean "to give it all you got" or "to go crazy." See Gucci Mane, Kanye West, Jay Z, Soulja Boy & Oj Da Juiceman. Could it have anything to do with hammer? {ED. Should I stick with 1920s slang?}

e.g., Did she just dis you? If she said something like that to me, I'd go ham on her.

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go off - To get extremely angry. | When an event is really really good. Going off, went off, etc.

e.g., Did you hear Pete at that party? He was really going off that someone drank his beer. | Are you going to Brooke's party on Saturday night? It's going to go off.

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go pear-shaped - "If a plan goes pear-shaped, it fails: We'd arranged to be in France that weekend but it all went pear-shaped." "If things have gone wrong, they have gone pear-shaped." The expression "gone pear-shaped" can be used to say that an unexpected or unwanted result has occurred. {Duplicate.}

e.g., In case it all goes pear-shaped, I’ll tell you now that next week’s issue will be online at | Call it notes_backup.ini or something, just in case it all goes pear shaped. | I'm gonna attempt to send this now, and not type any more in case it all goes pear shaped. | If things go pear-shaped, I promise to rescue you. | In case it all goes pear-shaped, be sure to make frequent backups. Just in case it all goes pear shaped I am backing up all our valuable data. | We'll keep a watching brief in case it all goes pear-shaped.

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go pfig - 1. When a computer has a General Protection Fault and closes down. Taken from the generic static discharge noise made from a computer forcibly stopping.

e.g., Aww crud! My computer just went Go Pfig!

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go-aheads - Any type of shoe that you can put on by sliding your foot into and going ahead.

e.g., Hurry and put your go-aheads on and go with us outside.

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go-fast gear - Car modifications which serve little purpose but to look flashy. Usually seen on a frat boy's fast and furious modified Honda. Derogatory term.

e.g., He added a lot of go-fast gear to his puny little '88 Civic. Check out the go-fast light and the go-fast neon license plate.

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goacheese - Similar to a goatee, the goacheese is the string of cheese that annoyingly droops from your chin while you eat cheese-covered foodstuffs, such as a piece of pizza.

e.g., As Boyd lifted the gooey enchilada to his mouth, a string of cheddar settled on his chin forming a magnificent goacheese.

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goalmost - A hockey play-by-play term, meaning almost a goal. The announcer gets excited because he thinks his team just scored, then he realizes he was premature. The shot has hit the post, or the goalie makes the save. He's announced the goal, now he recovers by trying to say "almost."

e.g., He shoots, and it's a goalmost.

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goan - Used to tell someone to go and do something else.

e.g., Hi, smee again. Goan play in the traffic.

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goan, gan, gawn - Three variations for the verbal "going. Dialect, let's claim.

e.g., Today I goan, yesterday I gan, tomorrow I gawn. It goan to be a nice day, oh.

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goat - When used with the definite article ("the goat") refers to the person responsible for a disaster or setback; can be used to accept responsibility or to assign blame. Can also serve as a general insult. Believed by me to originate with the "Peanuts" comic strip by Charles Schulz.

e.g., Sampson: "The battery is dead. Did you leave the lights on?" Delilah: "I am the goat."

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goat - Greatest Of All Time.

e.g., Have you seen Jerry Rice's stats? Rice is the GOAT.

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goat eggs - a reaction to any highly unusual occurence

e.g., He marveled at her sixth finger, "Goat eggs!"

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goat rodeo - A complete fiasco, wate of time and energy. Particularly a business situation with various people working on incompatible projects towards one goal.

e.g., Without a file naming convention, this project is going to turn into a goat rodeo.

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goat's toes - Used when something happens that wasn't part of your plan, but isn't a major problem. Or, to say, "Who cares?"

e.g., I got short-changed by a penny at Burger Box! Oh well, goat's toes.

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goat-monkey - (capra simia) That of the species having the body, face, and tail of a simian, and the horns and hooves of a goat.

e.g., We call this hooved, horned primate a goat-monkey. Goat-monkeys are native to few places, yet have been transported around the world.

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goatfumbler - One put to the task of goatherding with no experience or propensity to do so.

e.g., Them bruises on Chris are from his new goatfumbling job.

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goatswaggle - To be cheated.

e.g., That carnie will goatswaggle you every chance she gets. Even when she makes change.

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gobb - Guilty of being boring.

e.g., He was gobb, so she traded him in for a line of men, who were also just as gobb to her.

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gobbledegook - Unintelligible language, nonsense. Often trash. Inconsequential, incomprehensible. Gobbledygook.

e.g., Your essay was gobbledegook, almost as if you pasted it up randomly from invented words.

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gobbleplex - An all-you-can-eat-buffet that's larger than a normal buffet, probably so much so that you can't really eat it all -- at least not in one sitting.

e.g., That's no buffet, that's a gobbleplex. Look at how much food there is.

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gobbler's knob - A high hill, usually the most prominent in an area.

e.g., They live in the old mansion up on gobbler's knob.

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gobedy - 1. Stuff, thing, object. Gobedies. 2. An object of unspecified property or value. 3. A substitute word that can be used when a person cannot remember what he is refering to, such as in the case of "thingamy-bob" and "whatchamecallit." 4. A word that can be used when attempting to avoid actually answering a question. For example, "Oh, it's nothing, it's just one of my gobedies."

e.g., Where is that gobedy of mine? Don't touch any of my gobedies. I've just been gobedying about.

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gobemouche - A gullible person, someone who will "swallow anything."

e.g., "The sweepstakes people had unearthed a true gobemouche in Cassandra. Every time she got a piece of junk mail telling her she had 'already won a million dollars,' she hopped on a plane and flew down to their headquarters to pick up her nonexistent winnings." | Sure you might win a few bets from your friends by claiming that a word is a word because you found it in the PseudoDictionary -- if your friends are complete gobemouches. You might even be able to fool a few of your more foolish teachers. My advice: don't try it.

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goblimey - A word for a shock, or something you say whilst being bored, or could be used as a sigh.

e.g., Goblimey, did you see that?

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goblutz - A grouchy, complaining, stick in the mud old fart.

Marilyn Smith: Mom said she hopes she knows when she's starting to lose it and Stan suggested we come up with a secret phrase to let her know. We floundered a little, then I suggested "goblutz." Fans of I Love Lucy will remember when Lucy became ill and didn't know what was wrong, a "doctor" told her she had the goblutz and she might have to have her zorch removed. She would know things were really bad, he said, if everything began to look green. (Why do I think this would amuse Hasso?) Ricky and Fred replaced the lightbulbs in the bedroom with green ones and the rest is TV history.  

For now, the word is "goblutz," and that means, Mom, your brain is toast. Sound cruel? Get a sense of humor like the rest of our family.

e.g., I walked the other way when I saw a goblutz coming down the street towards me. | That pd editor who wouldn't accept "homonymphonecropyropedobestialfelchball" is just a goblutz.

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gobob - A brief, pointless e-mail cc'd to an entire company, in response to some form of congratulatory mailout.

e.g., Original e-mail: I would just like to congratulate Bob Smith on his fantastic performance at this year's FooCon. Reply: Go Bob.

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gobsheen - Very stupid person, idiot, eejit, ejit. Of irish origin.

e.g., Stop being such a gobsheen, you.

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gobshˇte - Plonker, complete idiot, gormless fool. Irish origin.

e.g., Only a gobshˇte would provide a weak example to go along with the description.

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gobslu - Many things, a plethora.

e.g., I have a gobslu of things to get done today.

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gobsmacked - Michael Quinion says it about as well as it can be said: "Gobsmacked combines the northern English and Scottish slang term gob, mouth, with the verb smack. It suggests the speaker is utterly astonished or astounded. It’s much stronger than just being surprised; it’s used for something that leaves you speechless, or otherwise stops you dead in your tracks. It suggests that something is as surprising as being suddenly hit in the face."

e.g., "Steven Barnett, professor of communications at London’s Westminster University, spoke for a lot of people when he said of the news [that the 168 year-old British tabloid News of the World would be closed down because of a phone-hacking scandal after its final edition is published Sunday, July 10]: 'Astonishing. I’m completely gobsmacked. Talk about a nuclear option.'" | "As usual, the underlying reasons for these marketplace conditions are gobsmackingly complicated." |It’s always useful to have more confirmation of the gobsmackingly obvious."

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gobstopped - When you have so much of something that you never run out of it. From the Willy Wonka candy "Everlasting Gobstopper," which never got any smaller no matter how long you sucked it.

e.g., We never throw anything away. When it comes to plastic bags, styrofoam cups, and little packets of sugar, we're gobstopped. Even though we had to rent two big storage units when we moved to the "retirement village."

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goby - Reverse salutations, goodbye, see you later. To be used when departing from presence.

e.g., I'm going to go now, so, goby.

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god bless captain fear - Expression of relief when you realize that something you backed out of due to sheer cowardice turned out to be dangerous and ill-advised after all.

e.g., Did you see that scaffolding collapse? God bless Captain Fear I didn't climb up it.

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god botherer - An excessively religious person.

e.g., That Michael's a right God botherer.

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god's buddy - Name for an annoying Christian who never stops witnessing.

e.g., I wish God's buddy would shut up.

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god's telephone - Remember Saturday night when you were hanging over the big white telephone in the restroom crying "Oh God, oh God!"?

e.g., A. (At a party) Mmmmbrrrsss . (Runs to the restroom.) B. I think God's telephone is ringing for him.

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god's uncle - Used to describe a person who is extremely elderly. "God's aunt" can be used to describe an old woman, but the original terminology is often employed when speaking about people of both sexes. Godzunkle.

e.g., My history professor is God's uncle. We all hope he'll live long enough to grade our finals.

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god-on-the-lawn - Awesome. As my English teacher says, "'Awesome' is not: 'Let's go to Taco Bell.' 'Awesome!' Instead, 'awesome' is when God is on your lawn handing you your newspaper."

e.g., "I got a brand spanking new TV today for two bucks." "God-on-the-lawn."

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godhive - Divinity, the mind or unity of god. Godhive corresponds to two or more people coming to the same idea about a deity at the same time because of the same circumstances -- but the people do not know each other beforehand. The name is reflective of insects who act in unison with their hive (or nest) mates. | A group of people who act or think in unison as if they are all the same individual. | A group of people who think the same thoughts about a deity as and/or carry out the objectives of either one Leader or each other.

e.g., Is it just me or are the people in a godhive unable to think for themselves? | I feel sorry for the poor saps in the godhive. They are like pawns in a game of chess, moving only when commanded.

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godincidence - There is no coincidence. What happens is exactly what God plans, so it is a Godincidence.

e.g., Your coming by to help me when I needed my flat tire fixed was a Godincidence.

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godiscn - What disc golfers do whenever they happen to have any free time. The activity of disc golfing where a player throws a steamlined, fast flying disc at a chain basket. Normally, to godiscn the player would need to complete one or more rounds of a minimum 18 holes. When spelled with capitals, GODISCN is used to describe a specific type of tournament play.

e.g., I enjoy going discn with friends but always score better when I godiscn by myself.

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godlike - Although it's not a word out of nowhere (heck, even KMFDM have a song by the title), in this context it means "really nifty, really cool." Often used with the adverb "inherently." The line "For in truth, you are godlike" came from, I think, the Homeric hymns.

e.g., I got the most godlike CD today.

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godoodle - A golden retriever and standard poodle mix.

e.g., Henry, our dog, is a godoodle.

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godzilling - To behave boisterously and violently in an otherwise ruly and orderly setting, not unlike a large, wild lizard monster.

e.g., Beware, I can hear my nephew godzilling about in the sewing room.

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godzillion - godzilla + million, a really large number.

e.g., That wall-sized plasma screen will cost a godzillion dollars, but the picture quality is worth it.

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godzone - New Zealand. "New Zealanders have been calling their islands 'Godzone' for a long time, shortened from "God's own country."

e.g., I'm from Godzone. How about you?

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goff - Corruption of the word "goth" in reference to members of the gothic subculture. | Even though most people nowadays seem to pronounce the "l" in golf, we always used to pronounce it as goff, goffballs, go goffing. Of course we still spelled it golf. (Compare to the words calf, calm, half, salve, talk, and others.)

e.g., Hot Topic caters to punks and goffs. | My dad N.L.E. liked to goff and was a pretty good goffer. He also frequently hunted for lost goffballs and even made nice goffball dogs later in life.

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gog - Gift of god, miracle.

e.g., Can be used seriously, or with humor: Jennifer is a gog. Brad thinks he is a gog.

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gogammosh - Something very sticky. Gogomosh.

e.g., Don't touch the gogammosh.

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gogettahedrong - A peculiar multi-facetted geometrical figure-of-speech, as used by professors of physics, etc.

e.g., "Gogetyahedrong, Jones." Also associated with "Gogetyahedboyled" in the USA.

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gogle - Google on the go.

e.g., You gogle.

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gogular - A cross between goggles and binoculars: glasses that are Coke bottle lenses.

e.g., As I age I realize that my glasses are no longer an acceptable tool and that I now need gogulars to make my way through the world.

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goig - to strangle with a rope; to beat with a club or mallet.

e.g., If you don't shut up, I swear to God I'll goig you!

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goil - To boil something then put it in the refrigerator or freezer again.

e.g., I goiled the chicken and it tasted nice and warm.

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goinable - Able to go in.

e.g., That doesn't look too goinable.

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going - Speaking or saying.

e.g., Don't be going "no" when I'm telling you "yes."

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going dental - This phrase describes an innovation in the pugilistic arts, perfected by a former champion named Mickey. Mickey was losing so he did a desperate thing (maybe not that brave). He bit his opponent's ear! Turning the ring into a kind of "un-holy field") if you know what I mean! (The opponent, the reigning champion, then mopped the canvas with Mickey's sorry self.)

e.g., "It's really true, sports fans! The challenger tried to bite the champion's ear off! Talk about going dental!"

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going for bible - Especially in relation to a quiz. Intentionaly choosing to do something you know will be difficult or painful because you've not done it for a while and want to check that it's still as difficult and painful as before. From the unreasonably difficult Bible topic featured in the darts quiz game Bullseye.

e.g., Last time I attempted a 720 degree kickflip to nosegrind down those steps, I landed head first on the railing and couldn't see straight for a week. Maybe I'd better just go for bible to make sure I haven't miraculously learned how to do it since then.

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going ghost - To not show up when and where you said you would be or to just stranely disappear at a social event. Flaking, bailing, and no show.

e.g., We shouldn't even invite him anymore. He's the flake king. He's always coming up with these good ideas to hang out then he goes ghost.

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going lines - 1. In cartoons, particularly anime, a set of many lines extending from a moving character or object, drawn in the direction whence that party came to denote speed. Magnitude and frequency of lines signal relatively how fast the person/thing is moving. 2. Almost exclusively in anime-styled shows or manga, lines drawn all around the edge of the viewing area, all of which draw in toward a focal point, implying that the camera is speedily zooming in on the object, or vise versa.

e.g., Look at all those going lines coming off Ninja-Guy. He’s moving so fast no one’s going to catch him.

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going martha - Going overboard in trying to achieve perfection, a trait personified by Martha Stewart .

e.g., I'd invite Linda but she's going Martha with her renovation and doesn't have much free time.

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going ninja - Used to describe a person or animal that attacks something without mercy.

e.g., Look at that dog. It's going ninja on that guy's leg.

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going outside - Leaving the state.

e.g., I'm going outside for the weekend, maybe to New York.

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going pro - To do an activity professionally, usually said sarcastically.

e.g., John: Geez Marc, you sure are drinking a lot tonight! Marc: Yeah, I'm thinking of going pro.

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going south - Get your mind off sex, for a change. To go south in my house is to go to bed, yes, but for the purpose of getting some sleep -- and nothing more. My bedroom is south of the living room, so when I say I'm going south, I'm saying I'm heading for bed to get a better night's sleep than I'd get sleeping sitting up in my La-Z-Boy. The recliner is comfortable, but reclining fully is better.

e.g., I just fell asleep sitting in front of my laptop, so I think I'd better be going south. Nighty night.

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going the jackson - This word is used when someone wears white socks under long black pants, a la Michael Jackson.

e.g., Jim: Did you see Greg today? Jeff: Yeah, he was going the Jackson. Jim: Guy has no style. I wouldn't go out in public if I couldn't do any better thant that, Jeff: And you think you do?

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going yard - Hitting one out of the park.

e.g., Sosa went yard three times last night.

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goink - "greeting to other family members, exclamation at family event to register warm tidings"

e.g., ""goink, brothers and sisters""

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gointahellhome - What you say when you are leaving work for the day.

e.g., It is 4:59 and I am gointahellhome.

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gointh - (n) a stain on society.

e.g., Her life is useless and so is she, what a gointh.

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goive - Refers to a sense of not caring at all. A contraction of "I don't give a shit." Found in some of the major public schools of Britain.

e.g., Chemistry is a goive. | I goived the chemistry banco. | That was a goive banco.

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goiven - generic curse word for use in overly civilized settings

e.g., "That goiven just ripped me off!"

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goku - A annoying, stupid person who thinks she is strong--when she isn't.

e.g., Tera was being a goku when she said she could pick up a car. Maybe she could get picked up in a car--if the driver was stupid enough.

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gol - Giggling out loud, a spin-off of the much-used "lol."

e.g., Andreas: So then the shopping cart hit the monkey. Boris: GOL!

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gold mine of crazy - Someone who continually makes absurd statements -- especially statements "redolent with myopic stupidity and mind-numbingly witless."

e.g., "My God, you're like a gold mine of crazy."

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golda rocks - In Yidlish, golda rocks are nuggets of gold, sometimes microscopic or invisible.

e.g., In the Dead Sea tourists from afar like to use golda woks to pan for golda rocks.

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goldbrick - One who feigns injury or imparity for gain. A malingerer.

e.g., That goldbricking SOB said he needed a ride to the store for ointment, but he bought a case of beer.

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goldbrick bug - Any fool who carries coals to Newcastle and then has the temerity to ask where he can drop off his motherlode at the London Precious Metals Exchange or the nearest Retirement Home for Gold-Diggers.

e.g., The goldbrick bug began his wearisome journey on a cold, blistery, wet day. (What else would you expect if you lived in Piddletenthride and had to wear welly-boots every day or get one’s feet soaked in squishy, squashy stuff?) Anyway, to make a long shaggy dog story short, he forgot to pack his colorful map of the United Kingdom plus the distinctly vapid environs, his trusty new GPS gizmo with easy-to-read operating instructions in twenty-five languages, and a box of stale tea biscuits foisted upon him by the demented dog-catcher who lived next door — all of which meant he had a simply wretched time wearing a dead albatross named “Muggins” around his neck (given to him as a token of affection by a lost mariner), carrying a discarded pity pot (full of lame excuses he found in a back alley somewhere), and coping with a bag of jack-hammers that he had been asked to deliver to a far-flung friend of a friend who lived in a cottage with a leaking roof and four good-for-nothing robots situated two kilometers south (as the crow flies) of Affpuddle, England.

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golddigger - Term used to describe a man who is always looking for the perfect woman; generally, he is looking for a woman who looks good and makes her own money as well


I broke up with Stefan because he was a golddigger.

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golden - relating to someting very old yet very good

e.g., School House Rock is golden!

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goldeneye - (n.) An orbital (or at least high-altitude) atomic weapon designed specifically to produce an electromagnetic pulse (an "EMP"), shutting down (or rendering inoperative) electrical equipment.  
[From the title of the James Bond movie Goldeneye, in which Janus (the bad guy) attempts to use a nuclear EMP device to rob the Bank of England and destroy its electronic records, sending the world into disastrous financial chaos.]

e.g., It is well to fear goldeneyes: they are strategic tools of terrible effect and devastating precision---utterly disrupting every electrical, and digital, advantage the victim army or city has without blowing anything or anyone up. Still, ignorance has created quite a few erroneous beliefs. No one's running about wearing tin-foil pyramids on their heads, perhaps, but still, some of the myths would have people believing goldeneyes ineffective because of some apocryphal countermeasures which, in truth, no one has taken; others, however, see goldeneyes as the apocalypse. Neither point of view is true, however.

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golder - Not just gold, but golder [more gold]: brighter, better, superior, desirable.

e.g., Older Is Golder

Now that I am old
I am not so bold
Came in from the cold
Joined the elder fold
Sold my silver, gold
Put my life on hold
Chose a different mold With the waves we rolled
Earthly goods we sold
No more need to scold
Down the beach I strolled
There's more to come I'm told.

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goldfish - To make niggling coments about an otherwise outstanding oeuvre.

e.g., To nitpick is to goldfish; to make major criticisms is to carp (You almost have to be an icthyologist to understand this one.).

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goldfishing - To forget a task that you don't carry out right away.

e.g., I told Bob to fix the problem but he was goldfishing, so it didn't get done until today.

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goldilock - (n.) 1. the lock or obstacle that needs to be installed on a door to keep certain persons from entering (normally wished for in retrospect); (v.) 2. to lock or block an entrance you want to stop people from using. (Note that the word does not apply to exits; one cannot "goldilock" someone IN.)

e.g., "The owner of the house I'm renting is the nicest guy in the world: he let people just walk into his house and ask for help or food or whatever." "Wow, like Mother Teresa or something. That's great." "Yeah, well, the other day, a guy just walked into my kitchen and started eating my food. I had to tell him the landlord liked the open-door policy, but that I'm not quite so free with such things...actually, he was really embarrassed, and I felt really bad about it. I guess I need to install a goldilock."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

goldilocks zone - The area prescribing an ideal part of the spectrum of possibilities encompassing neither extreme.

e.g., Astronomers keep looking for a planet that can sustain life but they must isolate a few of them in that Goldilocks Zone that has just enough oxygen, just enough water, not too much of any single element from the thousands of possibilities.

submitted by Joel Parker

goldiness - Godliness. Origin: Someone close to me meant to say "Godliness" but said "goldiness" instead.

e.g., Cleanliness is next to goldiness".

submitted by mary stone

golem - Globally Organized Large Economic Machine: GOLEM.

e.g., That corporation is a large man made construction which we no longer control, in other words, a golem.

submitted by Laurie Boese - (www)

golf clap - From the movie Men at Work. A type of polite soft clapping used sarcastically after a person achieves a very minor accomplishment. Usually preceded by someone in the observing group saying "golf clap."

e.g., I figured out how to spin my class ring. (Golf clap.) (Clapclapclap.)

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

golf lynx - A subspecies of the "links" that lives in the rough and has balls.

e.g., Golf lynx subsist on lost balls (and you always wondered where they went) and have been known to seize unwary players.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

golfomercial - A television advertisement for golf equipment, or corporate financial or informational services.

e.g., The big fad on the golfomercial scene these days seems to be "knowledge management."

submitted by Lorraine Lee

golk - One who does does not know his or her ethnic heritage or background.