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paramillinery - Tailors and seamstresses who follow the armies to provide emergency duds and repairs to duds, dude.

e.g., My cousin Rachel the seamstress traveled for years with the paramillinery divisions. I think she was sweet on one or more of the tailors.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

paranickle - A not very good example.

e.g., So, Chris was trying to explain the circumstances to me, but her paradigm was more of a paranickle.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

paranoise - Noise heard when under the symptoms of paranoia.

e.g., The paranoise drove John insane.

submitted by Gavin Wallace

paranoying - (v) the act of making someone paranoid...to paranoy (Visually, the word loses something. But go ahead, try it. You'll like it. It makes sense.)

e.g., Nobody likes to be caught in a paranoying situation. "This is so paranoying, what if the cops find the bag?"

submitted by estephania

parapapango! - Eureka!

e.g., Parapapango! I've won the lottery without even buying a ticket.

submitted by james szuszkiewicz - (www)

paraprasdokian - From alphadictionary.com, which is not far removed from the ne plus ultra of words websites. "What are Paraprosdokians? "Paraprosdokian is not an Armenian writer or football coach but a figure of speech characterized by an abrupt change of direction at the end. It is a phrase that intentionally leads us down the garden path, that misleads us into thinking one way, then suddenly end[s] on an unexpected twist. Stand-up comedians who like one-liners use lots of them, because the setup and punchline are all in a single line." Let me know if you ever run across an Armenian whose name doesn't end in -ian -- or someone whose name ends in -ian but isn't an Armenian. My experience is limited, but the latter seem to be as scarce as hen's teeth.

e.g., "Paraprasdokians are sentences that change course midstream for immensely humorous effect. Enjoy this peculiar type of humor in sentences that lead us down the garden path." |

submitted by [pseudo-paraprasdoker] - (www)

pararectal - From around the ass. This word can obfuscate the fact that you're making something up by using a scientific-sounding word to describe your fact-gathering methods.

e.g., I'm pretty sure that most pigs DO fly. I obtained that fact pararectally.

submitted by Jon

pararhotacism - "[par″ah-ro´tah-sizm] Faulty enunciation of the r sound."

e.g., If you've been running into a lot of pararhotacism in your neighborhood, your sub-division could well be a blockbusting target for activist pirates. | "Blockbusting was a business practice of U.S. real estate agents and building developers meant to encourage white property owners to sell their houses at a loss, by implying that racial minorities were moving into their previously racially segregated neighborhood, thus depressing real estate property values. Blockbusting became possible after the legislative and judicial dismantling of legally protected racially segregated real estate practices after World War II, but by the 1980s it largely disappeared as a business practice after changes in law and the real estate market." | "With blockbusting, real estate companies legally profited from the arbitrage (the difference between the discounted price paid to frightened white sellers and the artificially high price paid by black buyers), and from the commissions resulting from increased real estate sales, and from their higher than market financing of said house sales to black Americans."

submitted by [pararhotacism]

pararhotacism - "[par″ah-ro´tah-sizm] Faulty enunciation of the r sound."

e.g., If you've been running into a lot of pararhotacism in your neighborhood, your sub-division could well be a blockbusting target for pirates.

submitted by [pararhotacism]

parashoot - Parachute.

e.g., Somebody should have put a parashoot on her and let her get some air.

submitted by Miss Speller

parastigmaesthetic - Adjective used to describe an aestheticly pleasing thing not normally found to be.

e.g., That dumpster is strangely parastigmaesthetic.

submitted by Devyn Alexander Skye Harris

parboil - Links leprosy.

e.g., The aspiring golf pro got parboils when he sweated profusely.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

parchezzi - slang for being ripped off or lied to.

e.g., "Don't parchezzi me, mate! I know what you're up to."

submitted by charlotte - (www)

pard - Partner.

e.g., Peeking across the field, I spotted a young rebel officer and his pards.

submitted by MK Moss - (www)

parday - The day when you are having a party on a day that is not the same as when you were born.

e.g., "Mom, I finally got invited to somebody's parday," screamed the little girl.

submitted by Ezra

paremiology - Paremiology is the study of the proverb.

e.g., If we are to compare the proverbs that have prevailed, across numerous cultures over the millenium, we will see that the field of paremiology will show many commonalities.

submitted by Paul F. Kisak - (www)

parentals - Parents.

e.g., Sorry, I can't hang out. The parentals are being strict.

submitted by ShoGunX

parenthesetic - To be contained within parentheses.

e.g., John, don't forget to make that idea parenthesetic in your writing.

submitted by Stephan

parenthesia - Used to refer to the condition of an individual who has an (arguably) pathological need to constantly explain his or her viewpoint or actions, a "parenthesiast."

e.g., She turned to the talkative drunk who had just creamed her car and said, "Look, spare me the parenthesia . . . save your excuses for the judge."

submitted by Speedwell

parenthesis - Insertions made by your parents in the rough draft paper you left to the last minute and they worked up for you.

e.g., Teacher: "You flunk; your whole paper is one big parenthesis."

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

parenthesizer - Someone who is prone to using parentheses far too often in his or her writing, often interrupting the main point of the sentence before its conclusion.

e.g., Jeff never finishes sentences in his e-mail . . . he's a parenthesizer.

submitted by Garret Thomson - (www)

parentnoia - The everpresent fear that one's children are engaged in dubious or dangerous activities.

e.g., "Stina, I think we should go home... I just know the kids have set the place on fire or something." "Come on, Mike, you're just being parentnoid."

submitted by Mike W.

parfen - A person of below-average intelligence who lives in deplorable conditions.

e.g., Chris was the parfen whose name was always on the bottom name on his school's GPA roster.

submitted by Matt Barba

paring up - Accumulating more useless detritus.

e.g., I can't believe you bought that. Right now I'm into paring down, not paring up.

submitted by michele

paris - To tart up. To turn pre-pubescent little girls into sex objects. Too much, too soon, too low.

e.g., Don't paris your daughters, mothers. They'll grow up soon enough without your pushing them into adolescence and adulthood.

submitted by HD Fowler

paris-ite - A nine-to-fifteen-year-old girl who idolizes and mimics the actions and dress of Paris Hilton.

e.g., Eww, my little sister's become a Paris-ite.

submitted by lucy

park walk - A very fast walk. Park walking is important on a visit to a theme park.

e.g., If we expect to see everything at Disney World today, we're going to have to park walk.

submitted by Jeff - (www)

parkay - This verb is an invitation to take a flying leap: to be specific, to spread Squeeze Parkay liberally on your forehead, get a running start and jump directly up someone's posterior --or into the lake, to use the old-fashioned saying.

e.g., George, that's not an offer, that's an insult. Feel free to Parkay yourself and hit 280.

submitted by page murray

parked - Used by a parent, child, or pet owner to denote the pet or child being taken to the park -- usually to give the parents a break.

e.g., I needed a break so I parked the kids for a couple of hours.

submitted by Gina Ritter - (www)

parking lot - The waiting area in a radiology department in a hospital where patients are parked on gurneys awaiting their turns for x-rays, MRIs, and CT Scans.

e.g., I walked from her room to the radiology department and found her in the parking lot. They were just getting ready to take her in for her x-ray.

submitted by HD Fowler

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