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m assuage - To pacify a large body of angry people by giving group lower spine massages.

e.g., Will the world never learn that it's better not to confront crowds of protesters with brutal police and guns, but to m assuage them with soft-handed masseuses and warm body lotion?

submitted by Charlie Lesko

m the m - Make the move.

e.g., I really like Mike. I wish he would m the m.

submitted by Tiffany

m$ - An alternative way of writing MS, which is short for Microsoft. Used by web message board posters who think that Microsoft might be money-driven.

e.g., I can't believe how much M$ is charging for that software upgrade!

submitted by Purple Martin

m'ain - Variation of man.

e.g., Hey, m'ain! Grab me a beer from the fridge.

submitted by Jim

m'air - Redneck for "them there."

e.g., Bob, hand me m'air long hanl'ed underwair.

submitted by cutlasss

m'enh - Either way, or whatever

e.g., Person 1: "Do you want to go to a movie or stay in?" Person 2: "M'enh"

submitted by Ian

m, mb obsessive - The combination of letters that describes one person as being obbsesed with the Maybach, Mercedes-Benz automotive.

e.g., I'm M, MB obsessive because I slept in the Maybach assembly line.

submitted by RC3

m-ticket -

Michael Quinion -- 16 September 2006 Newsletter M-ticket This has recently joined a small group of words beginning in m- (for mobile, as in mobile phone), including m-commerce, m-payment and m-voting. M-tickets, say to a pop concert or for a bus journey, are bought by mobile phone with the purchaser later identified either by a confirmation number or by a text message on his phone which he can show the checker. Since Americans generally call the devices cellphones, the term seems likely not to catch on in the USA.

e.g., Bert: Oops, I just remembered. I forgot to get tickets for Foghat Saturday, and I don't have my moby with me. You've got yours. Could you get me some m-tickets? I can pay you right now, whatever they cost.
Ernie: Sorry, no m-tickets for me.
Bert: Why not? I said I'd pay you. You'd get the time value of the money until it showed up on your bill.
Ernie: Nope. I think it's too subject to bogus charges showing up on my bill.
Bert: Yeah, but you probably wouldn't have to pay in the end.
Ernie: Sure enough, but who needs the hassle. I'm damn sure not gonna be m-voting.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

m-word - Mexican, or Mexico. It seems you can get fired for referring to someone from Mexico as a Mexican.

e.g., Phanarath: "What about roadsigns showing the way to Mexico. Some day soon they will have to be taken down, or they might be seen as insulting to the country they point to, that country down south, eeh, of the US, you know the M-word, under Texas.  
"What about the state New Mexico. We might want to start calling it New M-word.  
"The personnel at the borders between the US and M-word will have to be instructed to stop asking people who cross where they are from and where they going, since doing so could be seen as a kind of entrapment. And we can't have official who try to lure people into using hateful and insulting words.  
"Anyone who asks an M-wordian where he or she is from will have to be arrested for trying to get others to use illegal language."

submitted by HD Fowler

m.a.c.h.o. - Male(s) Acting Childish, Hormonal, (and) Obnoxious. Used with a touch of sarcasm.

e.g., (random guy is picking on someone.) Observer: "Oh, how MACHO."

submitted by sorakirei - (www)

m.d.l - Mutton dressed as lamb

e.g., "an older lady, usually divorced, dressing in fashions which are way too young for her."

submitted by nciky

m.i.l.f - Mom I'd Like to Fuck.

e.g., Dude, your mom's hot. She is a total M.I.L.F

submitted by Kelsey Garczynski

m.i.p. - Mullet In Progress.

e.g., Hey, Sven, check out that MIP over there. Another inch in the back and he'll have a fully matured mullet.

submitted by Slojewnamedpru

m.u.s.h. - Martian Underground Sewer Habitat -- multi-purpose sewer system and population housing complex.

e.g., It's complex yet simple in its design and logical effectiveness. M.U.S.H. is a solid choice for both natives and visiting travelers from Earth and beyond

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

m1 thumb - An Army term. When the U.S. Army used M1 rifles, the right thumb had to go into the breech to press the release to close it. If the thumb wasn't pulled out quickly enough, it would get caught and mashed hard. The nail would turn black and it would be sore for weeks.

e.g., I was the only guy in our outfit to have an M1 thumb on both my right and left hands.

submitted by Steve McDonald

ma! - Word used when you want to say something bad but can't.

e.g., "Hey, Matt, let me go to your house""No, my mom says you can't.""MA!"

submitted by Ivan Gonzalez - (www)

ma-sheen - Pronounced like "machine," this refers to someone who excessively drinks, smokes, and flirts. A nickname given to Charlie Sheen in his heyday.

e.g., Albert: "I saw Rich smoking a cigar, drinking a Guinness, and talking to this fine lady." Paul: "Yeah, he is a ma-sheen."

submitted by natmac

maal - Seductive, sexy babe. In pathetic clothes, so not chic.

e.g., Jennifer Lopez looked maal at the Oscars. That dress was a tornado leftover.

submitted by ashwin

maaliin - (Rhymes with BALL-dean; n.) 1. A queue of Finns; 2. The borders of Finland or of any region of Finland; 3. The shifting border between Finland and Russia, including the controversies concerning Karelia, Salla, and Petsamo; 4. Any strategy used by Finnish guys to pick up girls (or vice versa ... or something, now); 5. The goal in a race or other competition. [From Suomi maaliin"finish line."]

e.g., "Look at that Maaliin at the theater!" "Yeah, they say it's a good movie, but it has no subtitles, and it's all in Suomi." | "Are we in Finland yet?" "Yep, just barely passed the Maaliin a kilometer or two back." | "Finland fought two wars with Russia after it gained independence ... it was all about the maaliin between them." | "What did he say?" "He said 'Olet kuuma; ulkona on kylmä. Voinko lämmittää itseni kanssa hotness?'" "Which means what?" "Um, you are hot, and I am cold: can I warm myself on your hotness ... ... I think." "Is that even the correct way to say that?" "I dunno: but it's a really weak Maaliin." | "You're in second place! Just keep peddling: the maaliin's just around the hill!"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

mabel - Or "to pull a mabel." To do something ridiculous (like fall in public for no reason, spill food on yourself at a high-class restaurant) or say something extremely old-fashioned or uncool.

e.g., Abner pulled a Mabel and dropped our Icees on the floor.

submitted by Absalom Isham

mabey - This used to just be a misspelling of "maybe," but eventually I used it in school. I use it in place of maybe, but it isn't the same. It's less likely to happen than "maybe."

e.g., Mabey the Earth will crash into the sun tomorrow.

submitted by Vanessa

mac town - Another name for the fast food restaurant McDonalds.

e.g., Hey, anybody wanna go to Mac Town?

submitted by Claire Thompson

mac's razor - If anything bad can happen, it usually won't, until you're convinced that it won't, then it will.

e.g., I thought I had beaten the odds and was home free. Then the boom was lowered and Mac's Razor had caught me again.

submitted by Steve McDonald

mac's rule - If you think that no one notices you despite all the good things you do, just try doing something bad and you'll find that everyone notices you.

e.g., I picked up all the trash on the street, but then dropped one little thing and got busted for littering, proving Mac's Rule.

submitted by Steve McDonald

mac-thing - The word that a PC Wintel-using HTML programming geek uses to try and disguise his sloppy non-cross-platform programming skills. Usually said with an air of indignance.

e.g., Um, well, no - that table won't look right to you - it's a Mac-thing. Now, if you look at it on my PC...

submitted by :bRETT: - (www)

macaca moment - What you call it when someone misuses a word she's heard but doesn't realize how offensive it is. | That moment when a politician says something that offends voters and it costs her an election she was expected to win.

e.g., No one should use a word or phrase unless she understands what it means in the context shes using it in. Doing otherwise can lead to macaca moments. | George Allen had his macaca moment in 2006. | Steve Largent had his macaca moment in 2002 when he used a profanity in a televised press interview -- but no one knew at the time it might later be called that.

submitted by HD Fowler

macadoodledandys - Fast-food restaurant McDonald's.

e.g., I'm starving. I'd love sumpin' from macadoodledandys right now.

submitted by Conor Farrell

macarooni - Itsa pasta treat, with honey and nuts and shredded coconut -- hold the pasta sauce, please.

e.g., If you'd like to try some nice dessert pasta, do have a chunk of homemade macarooni. My mama makes it best.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

macca - Similar to seed, one who is humorous, but in a disturbingly perverted way.

e.g., Ian, you are a macca. Don't talk about my sister like that.

submitted by macca

maccaholic - One who is compulsively addicted to Paul McCartney. Self-profession for fans.

e.g., Only a maccaholic would attend twenty-five Paul McCartney concerts in one week. | You're right. I'm a maccaholic.

submitted by Tara DellaFranzia - (www)

maccas - Fast food restaurant, McDonald's.

e.g., Let's go to maccas for a fat burger.

submitted by melanie

maccies - Low quality food. McDonald's, etc.

e.g., Kids, I'm not feeding you any more maccies.

submitted by J Ella Smith

maccy d's - McDonald's.

e.g., "Wanna go for a Maccy D's?" "No thanks, I'd rather chew on reconstituted sawdust." "Then you're in. That's what they serve."

submitted by matthew

macguyver - Completely unbelievable, such as making a tank out of a VW Bug with only a lighter and a Swiss Army knife. originated in Philadelphia PA circa 1985

e.g., Sorry, Chris, your story is just another MacGuyver.

submitted by Keith

macgyverize - Ingenious -- for inventions contrived in desperate situations (TV's MacGyver.)

e.g., Our trip across Canada in our '62 Valiant required us to MacGyverize the broken fan belt several times.

submitted by fredwick

macha - A female acting in a stereotypical male manner. Not necessarily an indicator of butch lesbianism.

e.g., Did you see that drunk macha chick punch the guy that made fun of her truck?

submitted by tom - (www)

macheography - (Rhymes with MACK-(or MOCK)-bee-DOG-ruff-ee; n.) A formal word for fight choreogaphy. In fact, it's from the Greek μάχη mache "battle" + γράφω grapho "write" (just like choreography comes from χορός choros "dance" + grapho "write.") Occurred to me after I submitted "swordeography" (q.v.), a word suggested by a child (and it's a cool word, honestly); mine's just his word in Greek. Doubtless it's my linguistic arrogance. Still, "macheography": it sounds good.

e.g., Have you ever seen "Hero"? That show's got some amazing macheography.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

machinachoreary - Relating to a dancing game machine such as a DDR Machine. Pronounced: MOCK een a 'CORE ee air ee.

e.g., The arcade's machinachoreary profits for the year were $10,000, and their racing games only made $2,000.

submitted by Matt

macho grande - An event you have witnessed that you can never get over. From Airplane II when the witness says to the attorney, "No, I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande. Those wounds run . . . pretty deep."

e.g., Mickey: Losing my wife to my best friend when I was in Vietnam was macho grande for me. Donald: What happened when you got back? Mickey: I divorced her. At first my lawyer told me insanity wasn't grounds for divorce. Then I told him no that wasn't what I meant when I said she was fucking Goofy.

submitted by John Davenport

macho madness - A very awesome time. Very, very cool.

e.g., My party is gunna be macho madness.

submitted by alex

machocosm - A microcosm that is aggressively keen to prove it is a macrocosm.

e.g., The Big Bang was an explosive machocosm.

submitted by Hooty McBob

macholatry - Worship of machismo. Could be original.

e.g., We're on the verge of a social recividism -- a return to macholatry, if you will. | Try though he will, President Bush is not the man to be calling for macholatry.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

machos - Nachos with extra chillis. Nachos . . . for MEN.

e.g., Yeah, uh, popcorn, two hotdogs, and machos, please.

submitted by Alistair

macintosh - A computer far mightier than any other known to man. This is recognised only by the incredibly clever and the extremly wealthy. Luckily they don't mind pointing this out to the not so fortunate or clever.

e.g., An iBook is an example of a Macintosh.

submitted by misora

mack - A term used to describe broadly any sexual experience.

e.g., Betty Sue hasn't got her mack on in a long time. Baby got mack?

submitted by ~andrea~

mack - Mack-Verb: To pick up a girl, using your verbal skills.

e.g., Tim and I are going to hit the bars tonight to mack on some ladies.

submitted by andrew rowe

mack daddy - the newest, hippist, coolest

e.g., that car is the mack daddy!

submitted by Ginberry

mackalicious - Guaranteed to attract the opposite sex.

e.g., That rusted-out, olive green '64 Plymouth Valiant of yours is one mackalicious ride.

submitted by Stefczo!

macked - A state of being dinged, scratched, or otherwise damaged by abuse or neglect

e.g., I can't believe we have to move again. Our furniture is already macked.

submitted by Loren Alldrin

mackenzie - Someone who always blames someone for doing something she didn't do.

e.g., I didn't didn't throw that paper ball. You always blame me. You're a Mackenzie.

submitted by Andrew Heaslip

macker's - McDonald's.

e.g., Macker's kills animals for profit, but they sure have the best fries.

submitted by Michelle Trame

mackin - making out with

e.g., i was mackin out with bob all night long.

submitted by stacey

mackin' - Trying to get a member of the opposite sex.

e.g., "Look at Matt, he's mackin' on Jackie!"

submitted by Sam - (www)

mackle - Worthless objects and artwork made by children that can't be thrown out for sentimental reasons.

e.g., My desk drawers are so full of mackle that I store my work in boxes.

submitted by Jay Heinrichs - (www)

macloud - Someone who looks as if he's not from this era: longhaired, long coat (leather)a s if he lives in a medieval castle.

e.g., Look at the MacLoud on the corner.cI wonder where he hides his sword, and where he parked his horse.

submitted by ivo

macmac - A person who tends to be a little too enthusiastic about Macintosh computers.

e.g., Jed: Will Joe ever shut up about his choice of computer? We already know he uses a Mac. Fred: Whaddaya expect? Joe's a macmac.

submitted by Jon Calon - (www)

macrobian - Someone who is eternally worried about grades below an A, to the point of nightmares. The typical macrobian takes pure science, accelerated maths. and accounting (just in case).

e.g., The macrobian sat crying, this was the lowest A+ she had ever received.

submitted by Sam Helps

macrobony - (Accent is on the -bo-). Very or excessively bony, as some kinds of fish, a thin person with little muscle or fat, or perhaps an anorexic. Humorously, someone you might call "dense" or a "numbskull."

e.g., I'm glad that your baloney
Is not macrobony
Your dog is a coney
And it too is not phoney
What's become of your pony?

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

macroceph - Used as an epithet for someone with an extremely large head, short for "macrocephalous." Even shorter: macro and mac.

e.g., Hey, macroceph, better be careful or small objects will start orbiting your head.

submitted by Ariana Rizzitano.

macroleximorpheme - A large word for large words: macro = big, lexi = lexis = vocabulary, morpheme = word.

e.g., "Pulchritudinous" is a macroleximorpheme for "comely."

submitted by Logan Predy

macroverbumsciolist - 1. One ignorant of large words.
2. One who pretends to know a word, then secretly refers to a dictionary. From the comic strip Robotman.

"This one comes from the comic strip Robotman; I suspect it is completely fanciful, but I like it."

e.g., is a favored site for macroverbumsciolists.

submitted by [wwftd] - (www)

macroxenoglossophilia - Lover of long, strange words. I almost feel as if I'm cheating entering this. I thought of it only after seeing the pd entry for macroxenoglossophobe, a pseudo-word I can't recall ever seeing before today. (ED. Macroxenoglossophobe may actually be a real word. Hard to tell from what I can turn up with a Google search.)

e.g., "Some of my best friends are macroxenoglossophiles." "Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. When will they be getting out of prison?"

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

macroxenoglossophobia - Fear of long, strange words.


So, Charlie, you have macroxenoglossophobia, do you?

How does this make you feel:

“Let your conversation possess a clarified conciseness, compacted comprehensibleness, coalescent consistency, and a concatenated cogency. Eschew all conglomerations of flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement, and asinine affectations. Let your extemporaneous descantings and unpremeditated expatiations have intelligibility, without rhodomontade or thrasonical bombast. Sedulously avoid all polysyllabical profundity, pompous prolixity, and ventriloquial vapidity. Shun double-entendre and prurient jocosity, whether obscure or apparent. In other words, speak truthfully, naturally, clearly, purely, but do not use large words.”

When I first ran across that feast of words in Michael Quinion's Newsletter, he said, “A thrasonical person is a braggart.” He said the above paragraph came from "Notes and Queries, 11 Feb 1893." When I checked today, I found something I must have forgotten:

These days, its most frequent appearances are in a widely-reproduced bit of advice to aspiring authors or public speakers. In an idle moment, I set out to trace it to its origin. It turns out to be a hardy perennial, which became popular on both sides of the Atlantic from the 1880s on, appearing regularly in magazines and newspapers. The earliest unearthed so far is in The Pennsylvania School Journal of 1874. It is surely older still. This version is from early in its life.

I leave it as an exercise for the reader to find an earlier instance of the advice. That's not my bag.

I've found several variations:
  • “In pondering your esoteric cogitations, or articulating superficial sentimentalities and philosophical or psychological observations, beware of platitudinous ponderosity. Let your conversation possess a clarified conciseness, compacted comprehensibleness, coalescent consistency, and a concatenated cogency. Eschew all conglomerations of flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement, and asinine affectations. Let your extemporaneous descantings and unpremeditated expatiations have intelligibility, without rhodomontade or thrasonical bombast. Sedulously avoid all polysyllabical profundity, pompous prolixity, and ventriloquial vapidity. Shun double-entendre and prurient jocosity, whether obscure or apparent. In other words, speak truthfully, naturally, clearly, purely, but do not use large words.”
  • “In promulgating your esoteric cogitations or articulating your superficial sentimentalities and amicable, philosophical or psychological observations, beware of platitudinous ponderosity. Let your conversational communications demonstrate a clarified conciseness, a compact comprehensibleness, no coalescent conglomerations of precious garrulity, jejune bafflement and asinine affectations. Let your extemporaneous verbal evaporations and expatriations have lucidity, intelligibility and veracious vivacity without radomontade or Thespian bombast. Sedulously avoid all polysyllabic profundity, pompous propensity, psittaceous vacuity, ventriloquial verbosity and vaniloquent vapidity. Shun double-entendres, obnoxious jocosity and pestiferous profanity, observable or apparent.”
  • “In promulgating your esoteric cogitations or articulating your superficial sentimentalities, and amicable philosophical or psychological observations, beware of platitudinous ponderosity. Let your conversational communications possess a compacted conciseness, a clarified comprehensibility, a coalescent cogency, and a concatenated consistency. Eschew obfuscation and all conglomeration of flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement, and asinine affectations. Let your extemporaneous descantings and unpremeditated expatiations have intelligibility and voracious vivacity without rodomontade or thrasonical bombast. Sedulously avoid all polysyllabic profundity, pompous prolificacy, and vain vapid verbosity. In short: "Be brief and don't use big words."
  • Next time, in promulgating your esoteric cogitations, or articulating your superficial sentimentalities and amicable, philosophical or psychological observations, beware of platitudinous ponderosity. Let your conversational communications possess a clarified conciseness, a compacted comprehensibleness, coalescent consistency, and a concatenated cogency. Eschew all conglomerations of flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement, and asinine affectations. Let your extemporaneous descantings and unpremeditated expatiations have intelligibility and veracious vivacity, without rodomontade or thrasonical bombast. Sedulously avoid all polysyllabic profundity, pompous prolixity, psittaceous vacuity ventriloquial verbosity, and vaniloquent vapidity. Shun double-entendres, prurient jocosity, and pestiferous profanity, obscurant or apparent!!

submitted by HD Fowler

macrutiae - Significant details, large items -- the opposite of minutiae. Macrutia.

e.g., Gas mileage and price are macrutiae to consider when buying a car.

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mactics - "Macking" plus "tactics." Refers to the use of flirtation in a targeted, strategic manner.

e.g., Oh, they're not just talking. He's pullin' out the mactics hardcore.

submitted by Third from Left

maculate - Dirty, faulty, guilty, sinful. The opposite of Immaculate.

e.g., Jimmy, your room is absolutely maculate. I want it cleaned up now.

submitted by Hooty McBob

mad - A lot of, much of.

e.g., That guy has mad skills on the mic.

submitted by Mike C - (www)

mad - As a noun, a period of being angry.

e.g., You're going to have to give me some more time to get over my mad. | The last time I had a mad on, it lasted for more than four hours, so I called my physician to see what I should do about it. Just like they advise in the commercials . . . wait, that's not for mad-ons, is it?

submitted by HD Fowler

mad beef shanks - Name given to a British cow carrying the mad cow virus. The word is a combination of "mad cow," "beef," and "Longshanks"--14th century Enlish king seen in _Braveheart)_.

e.g., If Kent keeps eating the Mad Beef Shanks while he's in Europe, his brain isn't going to be functioning in about 3 months.

submitted by Matt

mad-at-gas-car - A conservationist's vehicle -- one propelled by any other energy form than fossil fuel.

e.g., Ethel: Where ya going, Bro? Deezle: Headed down to get me new wheels. Ethel: What kind ya gettin? Deezle: One of those named like a place. Ethel: Like Malibu, Tacoma, Dakota, or Alpine? Deezle: Nope. No more gas guzzlers. I'm gettin me a new mad-at-gas-car.

submitted by charlie lesko

mad-cell - An abnormally large amount on cellulite on one's back.

e.g., Ever noticed that Chris is afflicted with mad-cell? Not to mention her hairy back.

submitted by eli

mad-dogged - When someone stares you down with the notion that you will look away, back down, or give in. It also can used when someone is doing something stupid, do a ridiculous act, or macking on your ex-girl friend in front of you.

e.g., Nick got mad-dogged at the bar by Sam and Bryson for trying to mack on Matt's Ex-girlfriend.

submitted by matthew

madadhomadhomadmomandad - This rather lengthier-than-necessary word is applicable when somebody makes an ad hominem ad hominem attack. In other words, say, someone accuses you of making an ad hominem attack when you really didn't. As a way to make you feel that your arguments were inferior. Sort of an "adhom-adhom," if you will. Just threw the extra syllables, the "m," the "mom," and the "dad" to make it more passionate and intense. Like you're mad at your mom and dad and you're really upset with someone for seeming to attack you because you weren't able to respond well to her arguments.

e.g., Instead of politely reasoning and addressing my arguments in a logical way, Chris accused me of making an ad hominem attack. I told her she had just committed the debating fallacy of madadhomadhomadmomandad.

submitted by Zeromay Zentroclo

madagascar - Code used by poolplaying cheats in situations where one does not want it to be known that one is coaching another player. Meaning is "Play this shot without English." "You know, Madagascar, where they speak no English."

e.g., Smith is lining up a shot. Jones, sitting down and talking to Black, loudly says, "Last year I took a trip to...Madagascar."

submitted by Allan Hazlett - (www)

madam - A woman who runs a house of prostitution.

e.g., Let's suppose you're right that Iran "negotiated that cessation of hostilities" "ending violence in Basra." You think that's a good thing? You think that demonstrates "the goodwill of the Iranians"?

Nan, Iran does what it sees as being in Iran's best interests. Whatever was done sure wasn't done as a gesture of goodwill.

You think it's good for Iran to have that much influence in Iraq? I don't. What're you smokin' in your peace pipe, lady madam?

submitted by beelaebub

madamishness - Supercilious, overbearing, or haughtily proud. Used for certain women who are not divas, but come close.

e.g., She was acting madamishnessly

submitted by Tom Cubbage

maddle - Getting your words in a muddle when you're really mad.

e.g., Stop talking, you're getting yourself in a maddle.

submitted by nyika

made an ash of himself - Had himself cremated.

e.g., Yes, that's right. He died last week and in accordance with his wishes made an ash of himself.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

madjestical - Fairylike.

e.g., I felt madjestical.

submitted by Brandy 7th English

madme - The dullard in every work environment, self-proclaimed "class joker" who, frankly, is anything but a natural in the role. From the often heard phrases "Watch out, I'm mad, me. I'll do anything, I'm absolutely crazy."

e.g., Avoid Claire, she's a madme.

submitted by Lizzie Landslide

madministrator - 1. A person who has lost her mind because she has too much administrative work to do -- when her job does not primarily involve any administration. For example, teachers. "Nowadays I am mainly a madministrator." 2. A person (say, a line manager) who drives her colleagues insane by obsessive demands for detailed administrative tasks to be performed at all times. 3. Madministration. The over-administration which is insisted upon but is not really required in order for the actual job to be effectively performed.

e.g., Chris has becom a madministrator lately.

submitted by laura pasternack

madness - Rad and really cool or baffling.

e.g., That's madness, brother.

submitted by randy savage

madschool - Hardcore, old school, and mad skill merged.

e.g., Wow, that's madschool.

submitted by Calvin Chan

mafic - 1. Uncool 2. Dark, without light.

e.g., I was all hyped up about the concert, but it turned out to be mafic.

submitted by Aegean - (www)

magafalator - (n) Anything you have no other name for.

e.g., I opened up my computer and connected the wire to the little magafalator on my motherboard.

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magaxenophilia - Love for the pretentious act of conspicuously placing a foreign-language periodical in plain view (usually whilst at a coffee shop) for the sole purpose of looking cosmopolitan. Not to be confused with someone actually trying to learn or understand the language.

e.g., It took only two questions to realise that it was magaxenophilia, not a love of the culture, that had caused the Afrikaans Times to accidentally fall out of her bookbag. She later confessed that she wasn't exactly sure where Afrikaansas was, but she thought it might be somewhere "in the West." Anyway, she was sure it was one of the flyover states.

submitted by gecko

magence - To pounce on or attack by surprise.

e.g., In the jungle, a predator has to magence their its prey.

submitted by courtneyboud

maggot - A fan of a popular nu-metal band Slipknot. Slipknot is pseudofamous for performing in masks and jumpsuits.

e.g., Look at all of those maggots jumping in that moshpit.

submitted by Captain Retardo (dw)

maggotism - (n.) the quantum force responsible for entropic decay. Sometimes called "electro-maggotism," especially if the decay is rapid or really disgusting. [from_maggot_and_magnetism_.]

e.g., "Wow. that is really disgusting. how long have these pork chops been in here?" "pork chops?! it can't be. those have been in there since ... golly ... november?" "bleaurgh. i'm going to be sick." "how bad is it?" "ugh! maggotism." "electro-maggotism."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

maggotoni - Ole fashion treatment for festering wound: Place live hungry maggots on a wound, they will consume dead flesh and clean up wound .. [neat, eh wot] .. !!

{ED. Additional information provided by submitter Scott M. Ellsworth:

Only certain maggots are beneficial on wounds. Most will eat the good flesh with the bad. Current "biotherapy" (called so to keep everyone's lunches down) uses Phaenicia sericata (the Green Blowfly), carefully bred for the purpose. It's fascinating stuff.}

e.g., A treat for your maggots And that certain hurting body part, everybody benefits !! Maggotoni does the trick ... mutual interactive cooperative effort, no sweat.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

maggotry - Low-crawling scum of society that stoop below the normal rednecks and bums of humanity. More or less a term of venery.

e.g., Sam refused to mingle with the maggotry at the bus stop. Ray was disappointed in the lack of attention.

submitted by Ray Spurlock

maggotted - Australian slang for very drunk.

e.g., Little Johnny had too many ales and felt entirely maggotted.

submitted by ellery23 - (www)

maggrivating - Another form of "aggravating" -- especially when aggravated (= annoyed) by somebody whose name starts with the letter "m."

e.g., M -- is so maggrivating. | I'm so maggrivated I could spit.

submitted by Kass

magic datsun - A ruse or hiding place that is easily discovered, a foolish lie that is caught out. Based on a Datsun which was pulled over with five different drunk drivers over a 12-hour period, in Glen Innes, Australia.

e.g., Telling your boyfriend that Bob is your brother was a bit of a magic Datsun, Charlotte.

submitted by Kora

magic grandma money - Monetary gift(s) in form of cheque or well-concealed cash arriving to your mailbox unexpectedly as sent by Grandma. Often acquired by college students.

e.g., Bill took Amy to dinner because he received some magic grandma money in the mail today.

submitted by Tara DellaFranzia - (www)

magic jordan - The ideal basketball player: incredible offense, incredible defense, wins championships at all levels (high school, college, Olympics and pros).

e.g., Vince Carter's great but he's no Magic Jordan.

submitted by Dan Geiser - (www)

magic smoke - The stuff inside expensive electric things that you can smell if you accidentally zorch them on a dry winter day. Once you let it out, that thing will never work again.

e.g., I touched my Palm Pilot after shuffling across the rug, and I think I let out the magic smoke because now it doesn't work.

submitted by moogla - (www)

magical time traveling leprechauns - Usually used jokingly as an alias.

e.g., "Jake, did you shoot the gas can?" "No, it wasn't me, the Magical Time Traveling Leprechauns did it."

submitted by Rebecca

magicalbum - A book of mysticism released in 2002 by a mystical order of "Cat People."

e.g., The Magicalbum is the most coveted unknown book in the bibliophile world.

submitted by eva surga - (www)

magickal - Magical, as spelled by those into the occult.

e.g., ". . . the meditative and/or magickal use of drugs."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

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