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pseudowatch - To pseudowatch is to not watch that which is directly in front of you. It's there, but you're not paying attention to it.

e.g., Do you remember my July 2009 joke about you getting a tattoo? Just heard a drum tattoo on a Bones episode and it reminded me of you. I'm up to the fourth season of pseudowatching the series. | By pseudowatching, I mean that I have the TV turned on but rarely look at it or listen to it. What I've found is that the series provides excellent white noise sleep by.

submitted by pseudowatcher

pseudowoordenboek - Dutch for pseudodictionary. "Sommige Engelse woorden halen nooit het woordenboek en toch worden ze veel gebruikt. Het gaat om slang, webtaal of informeel taalgebruik. Liefst 17761 zulke woorden staan nu verzameld op"

e.g., Pseudowoordenboek. "Some English words never the dictionary and nevertheless obtain them much are used. It concerns snake, web language or informal language use. Kindest 17761 such words stand now collected on" 23 March 2004.

submitted by [Erik Dams] - (www)

pseudoword, psuedeword - A combination of letters that you would never find in a real dictionary. These are not real words at all, but can be a lot of fun. (See also: verbizing and languaphobia.)

e.g., Because of weak English language skills, Damon often resorts to using a pseudoword that he found in the pseudodictionary.

submitted by Rick Feldkamp - (www)

pseudoworld - A false reality.

e.g., In her pseudoworld Sally sees the window as not broken, but everybody else sees that it is.

submitted by Jullian Ambrosio

pseudribute - To give recognition or credit to someone for a desirable outcome he or she did not purposely cause, or did not cause at all.

e.g., I really hate it when Scrappy-Doo always pseudributes his Uncle Scooby for getting a monster pinned down, especially if all that Scooby did was just sit there and eat.

submitted by MD Caruso

pseuf - A Pseudodictionary definition that contains some bad language, but not in the explicit manner in which they are rejected.

e.g., I think they should make a Pseudodictionary with all the pseufs rejected.

submitted by star651

pseuiee - Bad imitation of a pig.

e.g., He was trampled to death in the pigpen after calling out "pseuiee"!

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

pseushi - Grocery-store "sushi" in plastic packages.

e.g., The sushi bars were all closed, so I had to settle for pseushi from the 24-hour food mart.

submitted by Dan Garvin

pshaw - P-shaw. "Yeah, right" or "Whatever."

e.g., Ned: That new chick Chris is so, so hot. Jed: Pshaw. She's downright ugly . . . but you're welcome to hook up with her if you want to.

submitted by Vince - (www)

pshyah! - Used as a exclamation: "Of course." Pronounced: psh YA.

e.g., The teacher asked Sally, "Would you like a candy bar?" Sally repiled, "Pshyah."

submitted by mere

psi clone - A virtually exact copy of my mind, consciousness, memories, feelings, spirit, soul.

e.g., I will provide you with a psi clone if you promise not to abuse it.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

psipher - Psi = mind and cipher = unimportant person or sytem of code. Psipher = somebody who believes herself to be unimportant. Also psipher = band that writes good music

e.g., Nick N is a world-class psipher. He really should have more self-esteem.

submitted by Nick N - (www)

psketti - Children's phonetic spelling of spaghetti.

e.g., More psketti, mum?

submitted by bianca

pskew - An onomatopoeia used to illustrate the sound of unimaginably painful death by laser. The size and intensity of the pskew are measured by the number of exclamation marks.

e.g., Pskew!! "Wow, that's a big laser."

submitted by Greg

psoriasis - An imflammation of the conjunctival sac which causes pain in the eye.

e.g., Jason had to see his opthamologist because his eyes were in such pain from a bad case of psoriasis.

submitted by Wells P. Martin - (www)

psqueer right - An expression of indifference -- nonsense to confuse the enemy.

e.g., "It's the end of the world. Repent now you mortal sinner." "Psqueer right."

submitted by Eloy

psshhh - Used as a response to a statement that is either derogatory or doesn't have to be said. Similar to 'Whatever'

e.g., "Statement: "Hey, you girlfriend thinks that your not buying her enough presents." response: "psshhh""

submitted by DJ niJ - (www)

pssshhgnkk - This is a word to say when you can't beat someone else's alliterative masterpiece.

e.g., "A positive plethora of paddling possibilities." "Oh, pssshhgnkk."

submitted by Pete

pssst - This word has come up with the advent of Instant Messaging. "Pssst" is the sound people make when they disagree with something someone said, and want to express their disapproval with one easily said syllable. This is the text version of that sound and has become a very useful word among my friends.

e.g., Guy1: You know, the Detroit Lions aren' that bad. Me: Pssst.

submitted by Byron

psudmo - Someone pretending to be a japanese wrestler.

e.g., At only 18 stone in weight Joe would never make it past the ranks of psudmo.

submitted by Jonty Reason

psuedocommunism - A form of fascism in which the private owners who normally benefit are replaced by a small group of elites. Pseudocommunism.

e.g., The former Soviet Union and China are examples of psuedocommunism.

submitted by Stephen Tash - (www)

psuedocoulrophobia - Fake fear of clowns.

e.g., Do many people have psuedocoulrophobia?

submitted by Sharnai

psuedodictionary - PseudoDictionary, pseudodictionary.

e.g., Jonathan H of graticiously purchased the domain name and linked it to us for those who interchange the "e" and "u" in the spelling. Thanks very much, Jonathan.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

psuedoempathy - Fake sincerity.

e.g., His psuedoempathy towards his friends break-up was obvious.

submitted by Josh

psuedopregocringosis - The condition that comes over you suddenly after congratulating a woman whom appears to be pregnant, but is not. {ED. Sometimes spelled pseudopregocringosis, no doubt.}

e.g., "Hey Debra, congratulations on the new baby!" Robert said, grinning. Debra's face suddenly turned a deep shade of purple, and her two eyebrows became one. "Robert . . . I am not pregnant!" Debra snapped. Robert suddenly came under a deep state of psuedopregocringosis.

submitted by Annah-Mai

psybo - Psy-bo. A derogative term for psycho-babble. The suffix is a contraction of bollocks.

e.g., She claimed to be describing her reaction to the new Jarre album, but it sounded to me like so much psybo.

submitted by Grant - (www)

psychadellic - Awesome, amazing, cool above average. Australian slang.

e.g., That jump was totally psychadellic.

submitted by Erin Hannant - (www)

psyche-anima - The energy which flows through all living creatures. "Psyche" (from the Greek) means "soul," "mind," "spirit," "breath," or "life." Anima (from Latin) means "spirit", "mind" or "soul".

e.g., This psyche-anima exists within all of us and is the dynamic flow between persons, entering at conception and leaving when we die.

submitted by Michael Irwin

psyche-cycle - Continuous process of life, death and reincarnation.

e.g., Some religions believe in the psyche-cycle.

submitted by Hooty McBob

psychedelicatessen - A combination of psyche and delicatessen which is a play on psychedelic: colorful, eclectic, and always spinning with wild thoughts on many subjects.

e.g., Her mind resembles a psychedelicatessen.

submitted by Andrea Smith

psychic e-mail - When you think "I must call X" and then X calls you at that moment. You've obviously sent her a psychic e-mail.

e.g., It was so weird. I was sending psychic e-mail all day.

submitted by Alan Morrison

psychlic - Someone who sees visions of the future, over and over and over again.

e.g., He was already tired of his life, having seen it many times before using his psychlic ability.

submitted by Phil Young

psychling - Saying something with the direct intention of psyching someone out. Often done repeatedly to see if you can get the same reaction.

e.g., Mark was psychling Sarah all morning. He told her that she was getting a pay raise if she stood on her head for an hour straight. I think she's been standing on her head now for about 15 minutes.

submitted by Julia - (www)

psycho bath - The large deep metallic bath filled with soothing tepid waters as found in therapy at the mental institution. The ranting or raving mental patient is placed in the tub to effect a relaxing pacifying result, to the benefit of the lunatic and all the helpless lookers-on as well. It's like, screaming will get you no place.

e.g., We tried to set up a psycho bath at home for poor dear grandma, but the only way it would work was to fill the surface of the water with pink flamingos, or their children, rubber ducks. Now she's become all wrinkled, beyond expectations for her age, but she's calm, like the eye of a hurricane, heh heh.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

psychobabble - Any and all conditions, methods, treatments delivered by psychiatrists, psychologists, and other pseudo-scientists.

e.g., His continuous evaluation of me was nothing but psychobabble. | ADHD or ADD is nothing but a bunch of psychobabble.

submitted by Jo Ann Ellsworth

psychobath - The bath that a schizophrenic shares in the hospital with invisible friends.

e.g., If they cart you off to the hospital be sure to request the psychobath. It's very soothing if they're not trying to kill you.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

psychobible - Adherence to published or printed matter of a nonfactual nature, as though it were historically and realistically true: irrational blind acceptance of various unprovable materials. The printed text of such irrational nondata.

e.g., A very large number of humans are devoted to psychobible; the cultural and societal imperatives have made it impossible for many to escape its control and influence.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

psychoceramic - Crackpot; from "psychotic" + "ceramic."

e.g., That word could only come from the mind of a real psychoceramic.

submitted by Martin

psychodubular - A mix between psycho and tubular.

e.g., What a fantastic and psychodubular idea. Let's do it! Who'll bail us out if we get caught?

submitted by Mary

psychofungalfreak - A psychologically damaged, fungus-infested, odd-ball freakish individual.

e.g., I got the he-be-je-be's when that psychofungalfreak started following me around at the party.

submitted by Wog

psychoglycemic - To become erratic, irritable, short of attention or just generally insane due to low blood sugar.

e.g., Why don't you talk to me after I've eaten? I'm beginning to feel a bit psychoglycemic just now.

submitted by Hal Colombo

psychoholic - Psychic and psycho mixed. When two people are so closely linked that they finish each other's sentences or frequently say the same thing at the same time. Particularly applicable if what is said is bizarre.

e.g., Hey, that's what I was going to say. We are psychoholic.

submitted by Elizabeth - (www)

psychoillogical - psychoillogical

e.g., "Maxine Waters is not only physically unable to to embarrassed but also unable emotionally, mentally, psychoillogically - like a stump or a stone."

submitted by HD F

psycholesterol - Symptoms typically found among graduate students studying psychology. They consider everyone except themselves as potential subjects of psychological experiment.

e.g., When a friend did him a big favor, George tried to give her a piece of cheese and apologized saying, "Sorry, I can`t help my psycholesterol."

submitted by Park Jung Won - (www)

psychologize - To excuse what you did wrong by citing reasons for your bad behavior--usually something from your childhood.

e.g., I can't believe she got off so easy. She psychologized that she shoplifted because her mother used to steal from her purse.

submitted by Wendy Martin - (www)

psychomagnet - A person who has an amazing ability to attract psychotic people.

e.g., After meeting several unstable men in a row, Betty realized she had become a psychomagnet.

submitted by Paul Hickernell

psychomortalic - Brain dead.

e.g., "Why hasn't Jim Ben to work lately?" "He's psychomortalic."

submitted by Liam - (www)

psychopawthic - The natural mental state of cats, especially obvious when they're racing around the house at top speed.

e.g., Gave the cat some catnip, and now she's gone psychopawthic.

submitted by Eleri

psychophant - A psycho sycophant -- a sycophant being a self-seeking, servile flatterer; a fawning parasite.


Sycophancy[2] is flattery that is very obedient, or an indication of deference to another, to an excessive or servile degree. A user of sycophancy is referred to as a sycophant or, more commonly, a "yes-man."

Alternative phrases are often used such as:

e.g., We're going into the months before an election where the worst of the worst psychophants start pounding their keyboards more frequently than usual.

submitted by HD Fowler

psychosclerosis - Hardening of the attitudes.

e.g., My son, who never listens to reason and has no common sense, suffers from the pseudocondition of psychosclerosis.

submitted by Sam Bernstein

psychotripsy - (SIGH-co-trip-see; n.) Soul-crushing bad news or bad treatment, such as a dear John letter or a truly miserable dead-end job. (Adj: psychotriptic; adv.: psychotriptically.)

[From the Greek ψυχή psyche "mind, soul" + τριψις tripsis "to pound, crush, wear out."]

e.g., "What's wrong?"

"Angie dumped me."

"Oh, wow. I'm sorry, man."

"And my boss says I gotta work three twelve-hour shifts this weekend."

"That's just psychotripsy. You oughta quit."

"I wish."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

psycogenicology - The study of the genetics of "mental" people.

e.g., Psycogenicology was very interesting for nathan lasseter, because it referred to him.

submitted by the evil cherub

psycredit - Credit of psychic ability sought by someone following an event, usually resulting from a trivial or minor ailment.

e.g., I had a major headache all last week, and this week a piano fell on my sister. Do I get psycredit?

submitted by Ochre Orientis

psyence - The art and appreciation of buying, mixing, and making good hard acid trance and psytrance music.

e.g., DJKitten was an expert in the field of psyence

submitted by Icarus

pt - Private Talk. A typical PT occurs when one year seven girl wants to tell another year seven girl some bitchy little secret, so she drags her friend into a corner or a bush and whispers to make the other year sevens jealous.

e.g., Charlie and Jennifer have go off to the loos for a PT. AGAIN. (Yanks, a "loo" is a lavatory, a restroom.) (ED. A few of us ignorant Yanks were aware of that. A common mistake made on the east side of the Atlantic: confusing a European or English accent with mental accomplishment. )

submitted by hannah

ptamma - When someone eats an Egg and it tastes delicious.

e.g., (Simon eats an Egg) "Mmmm, this egg is ptamma."

submitted by SoggyEggs7 - (www)

pterabyte - A unit of data storage specifically optimized for describing quantities of data stored on media that can no longer be read, such as magnetic drums or mercury delay lines. It is equal to one byte.

e.g., The only extant copy of the original PDP-8 assembler takes up 3,500 pterabytes of paper tape.

submitted by jdf - (www)

ptingga - A word describing any number of miscellenania, basically a thing or object. Specific, yet oblique.

e.g., I didn't eat the whole buffet, but I had a few ptinggas.

submitted by Phil

ptochology - "Study of beggars and unemployment." "The scientific study of pauperism, unemployment, etc."

e.g., "Professor Kenny's PhD in ptochology meant he could earn more busking than giving lectures." | "One thing you can say for the continuing recession: there's been a huge increase in employment opportunities for ptochologists." "Yea, psychologists, too. Unfortunately, no one can afford them." "Well, wait until Øbamacare fully kicks in." "Oh, that's right."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

ptolargytsh - 1. A kind of sword worn in war and peacetime as well by the indigenous Hakustani people in Tajikistan, a sword that is known for many protuding edges and spikes, making its handling without damage to the handler an art that can only be mastered by Hakustani brought up with the knowledge from early childhood. 2. A verbiage that is intended to punish the listener, but which in practical effect hurts the authority of the speaker more.

e.g., John raised a ptolargytsh against Mary, but the public jeered loudly at him.

submitted by Lord Evil

pub grub - The type of food you expect at a British-style pub, such as shepherd's pie, fish and chips, and corned beef sandwiches.

e.g., I'm trying to watch my weight, but my boyfriend doesn't help matters any with his insistence on heavy, greasy foods and pub grub.

submitted by natalie

pub lungs - The way your lungs feel after a night out in a pub, like you want to hack them up onto the floor. (especially if you are a non smoker)

e.g., I could kill for a cup of tea, I've got the worst pub lungs from last night.

submitted by naomi

pubescence - 1. That age when one can first frequent bars. 2. The ambiance of the pub scene.

e.g., Reaching pubescence allowed him to drink in the whole thing at the pub, to savor the flavor.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

pubic chin - A sparse, curly, black beard that resembles a patch of pubic hair.

e.g., His beard just won't grow in any thicker. He has a case of pubic chin.

submitted by BigAssFries

pubic spectacle - Not always a typo. If you make a public spectacle of yourself while you are naked (southern talk), then you could be said to be making a pubic spectacle of yourself. | "A proud and brilliant political mind has been reduced to an unfortunate pubic spectacle." Interestingly enough, that was written about Charlie Rangle in November 2010.

e.g., "You might get away with riding a bike "born-free style" in Seattle, but only if you're young, lean and cute enough in your nudity that nobody is grossed out enough to report you as a pubic spectacle." | Sheesh, here it is mid-September, a few days after Anthony Weiner's successor was elected. It's been months since Weiner was exposed for making a pubic spectacle of himself.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

publi - The plural of publix.

e.g., New publi are opening all over the place.

submitted by Chris

public domain - What a woman becomes when she gives it away to everyone.

e.g., Walt: Are you her one true love? Bob: Are you joking? She's public domain.

submitted by Steve McDonald

public offender - A self-appointed pain in the neck who tells perfect strangers what they are doing wrong, in public.

e.g., He launched into the woman who broke into the line at the post office. "Who do you think you are?" said the official behind the counter. "Lady," he said smiling, "I'm the Public Offender."

submitted by lois courtne

publicating - The way in which you would publicize complicated information.

e.g., The particle physicists were publicating their explanation of a new particle.

submitted by rolfe

pubwan - A public WAN (wide area network).

e.g., I uploaded a photocopy of my fingerprint to pubwan.

submitted by n8chz - (www)

puchi - A son, daughter or younger relative. A "loving name."

e.g., come 'ere puchi, give me a hug!

submitted by mvonatiti

puck bunny - Someone who plays hockey only cause they have a crush on a hockey player. Usually a prep, but not always.

e.g., All of those people who hang at the Pens Players forum are huge puck bunnies.

submitted by TheRunningSnowman

puck bunny - Girls that hang around jocks (see Jarheads).

e.g., What is up with Jessie? Does she always hang out with those jarheads? When did she become such a puck bunny?

submitted by JaJiner

pucker factor - The degree to which one is in mortal terror while excecuting a dangerous task. Term credited to USAF A-10 pilots flying ground-attack missions during The Gulf War.

e.g., So, I'm ridin' in Bobby's new 'Vette and he takes this corner at like 110 mph--serious pucker factor.

submitted by mark

puckey - A once-common Southern term for excrement, along with "kyarn" and "hockey." All three can be used as verb or noun.

e.g., Stop at the next filling station, Clem, I need to puckey pretty bad.

submitted by Rory Coker

puckie - Pucky. The fasteners used to put a little girl's hair up in "puppy dog tails."

e.g., Where are the puckies for putting your hair up?

submitted by «Darla»

puckordian - A line of cars in the left lane of a freeway having to brake hard, with every other one pulling left into the breakdown lane to avoid hitting the one in front. From having a high pucker factor and the resulting layout of the vehicles.

e.g., In my daily commute, I often see puckordian situations as I approach the city.

submitted by Joel Garry - (www)

puckslapper - Hockey player.

e.g., The puckslapper passed the puck.

submitted by B. Jones

pucky nut - Word created by me and my brother as prepubes to describe the frenzied, highly competitive physical and mental state brought on by high-speed play in table top hockey games (specifically the one with the turnable metal rods connected to 2-dimensional metal hockey player figures who slide in grooves in the surface of the rink, but would apply equally to air hockey). May be used only during actual play. The similar term "foosy nut" applies to foosball.

e.g., [Primal scream] I'm going pucky nut.

submitted by Nat

puddify - To turn into pudding like consistency. Or turning into pudding. Puddification.

e.g., I've been up so late studying that my brain is starting to puddify.

submitted by Jack Templeton

pudding - The sound of a hard bolus hitting a sheet of metal (as in a Portosan or plane or train john).

e.g., It's so embarrassing hearing your friend's pudding.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

puddkele - (from "pudding" + the Yiddish affectionate dimunitive suffix construction "-ele," comparable to Spanish "-ita/-ito"; pronounced PUDD-kuh-luh) A round, cuddly creature.

e.g., Such a puddkele is my 25-pound cat!

submitted by Sara - (www)

puddy - Bad-guy extras in movies and shows. They usually travel in packs, look alike and are really bad fighters. One hit will usually subdue a puddy. Sometimes even a near-miss can knock one out as with the storm trooper puddies from Star Wars. Taken from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

e.g., Hundreds of fighters surrounded Jack and he had only one chance. He faked towards the nearest enemy and three fell down unconscious. Ahh, this would be easy, they were all puddies.

submitted by bigharrymonkey - (www)

pudge - Extra fat that can be found on the stomach, thighs, backside, and sometimes the face. Back formation from "pudgy."

e.g., I need to work off some of this pudge on my stomach.

submitted by nine fish - (www)

pudgebucket - An obese child. A child who is exceptionally overweight due to excessive consumption of unhealthy foods and lack of exercise.

e.g., While shopping at Wal-Mart, several pudgebuckets were badgering their mom for "Happy Meals."

submitted by Billy Bob Jack - (www)

pudgely - chubby or a little round in the tummy area

e.g., You need tolay off the chips because you're getting a little pudgely.

submitted by genevieve

pudgil wave - (pudge-ill) noun - when a heavy kid knocks too much water out of the pool.

e.g., Marc's overweight cousin caused a pudgil wave when he jumped into the pool.

submitted by Miss McCann

puedamate - Using a non-existent word in a game such as Boggle or Scrabble in which actual words are required. "Made up" spelled backwards is "puedam."

e.g., William's puedamation was not only pathetic but also very annoying.

submitted by Robert Bowman

puerile - To anger a male child.

e.g., What mother can't really puerile her son?

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

puertoriquenean - Adj., singular, and to take the lower case. Spanglish to descibe someone hailing from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.

e.g., I met and danced with a beautiful puertoriquenean at my mother's wedding.

submitted by Betsy Andrews

puff - Whatever, wrong, pfffff!

e.g., Puff. If that is what you think.

submitted by Jackie - (www)

puff - (n. & adj.) Light blue. (Invented to draw a distinction between light and dark blue, corresponding to the Russian goluboi and sinyi.)

e.g., “Their whole little clique came to the prom in puff gowns and tuxedos ... it looked a bit weird, to tell you the truth.”

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

puff and pie - Delicious snack box containing puff, pie, pastry, cakes, and much more. Made to order for parties, seminars and other special events.

e.g., We all love to eat puff and pie.

submitted by puff and pie - (www)

puff daddy - To take a preexisting project, such as a presentation, ad copy, or design, and even though it really doesn't need improving, you make a few changes and then pass it off as entirely your own work.

e.g., I thought the ad looked fine but then she just had to go and puff daddy it up.

submitted by anne

puffally - Fluffy and soft like a cloud.

e.g., The pillow was very puffally.

submitted by Brooke

puffends - The epitome of cool. Also "puffendesaton."

e.g., Ms. Monson is puffendsaton.

submitted by Xander Bluesummers - (www)

puffer - A person who overstates or overrepresents their importance to the organization.

e.g., He's such a puffer he had people believing he was the chief when he's just an ordinary beat-cop.

submitted by Stephen Mize

pufferbillyism - (puff-fur-BILL-ee-iz-m; n.) 1. A song (often a lullaby or thinking song) from a generation or two before your parents were born, especially when you realize you don't know what some obscure term in it means or realize it references technology or social norms that haven't been seen since WWI; 2. A recollectance (q.v.) of earlier things that don't fit in modernity very well, especially things (a) that still exist, but only in less advanced countries (whatever that means) or (b) that you miss or remember fondly; 3. the gathering of such information, or songs, or stories, or descriptions from the very old or, failing that, from collections of photos or stories; 4. The love and study of old trains in particular, or other forms of transportation in general. [From a lullaby my mother used to sing to us back in ... a long time ago: "Down by the station / Early in the morning / See the little pufferbillies all in a row. / See the little driver / Turn the little handle / Puff! Puff! Tweet! Tweet! / Off they go!" (There are many versions of this one; this is the one 50 years of Earth have failed to erode). Oh, and "puffer-billy" is a real word for steam trains; and my Grandfather worked for the Union Pacific all his life. [He also had a really cool car that had a second set of wheels for driving along train tracks---is that nifty or what? And he always had red American Licorice Co. licorice in the glove compartment for me.... And he was as strong as an ox, with a grip like a bench vise.] One who practices or adheres to pufferbillyism is a pufferbillyist.

e.g., My brother and I sometimes like to sit back and indulge in pufferbillyism: We talk about spin-dial phones, record players, service station attendants, and watching Gilligan's Island on our old black-and-white television.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

puffgut - Physical swelling of stomach after eating too much.

e.g., After we went out to eat, I had a bad case of puffgut.

submitted by Tina

puffie - A strong cheese or a mature chedder.

e.g., I don't like the cheese because it's too puffie.

submitted by Sam Harding

puffles - Extremely puffy and cute.

e.g., Torrie was puffles.

submitted by Monica Ash

puffsky - A person who is not quite fat, but not quite skinny -- somewhere between husky and puffy.

e.g., Girl: Do I look fat? Guy: No, I would just say you look a little puffsky.

submitted by shonna stuvland

puffy - Full of herself, usually as a result of low self-esteem and over-indulgence in porcine products.

e.g., She's all puffy. If she keeps bragging about starting her MBA, she's going to get lynched.

submitted by Chris - (www)

puffy - How one gets when she thinks she's all big and tough because she're angry or trying not to look scared.

e.g., My dog got all puffy when the garbage truck drove by. Her old boyfriend got all puffy when he saw us together.

submitted by gkel

puffy stuffed - Your condition when you eat so much that you feel you might die.

e.g., After eating so many flappers, I felt puffy stuffed.

submitted by Megan

puggled - Scots slang: tired or exhausted.

e.g., "You coming dancing tonight?" "No, I'm puggled."

submitted by Adam Leslie

pugnacity - The quick to argue, quarrel or fight human condition caused by living with the stresses of an urban environment.

e.g., "You say I'm being 'obnoxious'? Hey, listen. I live in a closet-sized apartment, in a noisy, crowded, dirty city. Every day I breathe soot and god-knows-what-else filled air, push through mobs of grouchy, stuck-up idiots, go to work to a 4' by 6' cubicle surrounded by stupid monkeys, and I wonder if I've got a job tomorrow." "What? Why don't I move?"  
"Buzz off, buddy. I love it here. I'm no different. We've all got pugnacity!"

submitted by charlie lesko

pugnauseous - To be made ill by the sight of a pug.

e.g., Goodness gracious, that nasty little dog made me quite pugnauseous.

submitted by Hannah - (www)

pugncaco - To fight dirty.

e.g., He fought pugncaco last night.

submitted by snowboardinghockeyplayer3 - (www)

pugnfort - Fight strong.

e.g., "You will have to pugnfort to beat the champion," said the coach.

submitted by SlyDragon37

pugno - (Rhymes with moon-yo; n.) 1. A fistful of something greatly to be desired (e.g., cash, precious metals, Cadbury Easter eggs, whatever); 2. A bounty or reward, especially a large one; 3. (sarcastically) An amount of stuff or reward money far less than what would normally be given or offered. [Italian for "fist" -- from the Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western _Per un pugno di dollari_ "For a Few Dollars More."]

e.g., It's really bad when you fill a pinata with 100 pugnos of M&Ms, Laffy Taffy, Jelly Bellies, and Twizzlers, and it turns out to be too little for 25 kids. | "Hey, look there! That's that doberman everyone's looking for! There's a $200 pugno for bringing him in." | "A buck-70's quite a pugno for saving everyone in that apartment building."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

pugnous - 1. To be full of the feeling to fight. 2. To have the ability to fight well.

e.g., Shawn must be very pugnous -- he's been in five fights in the last two weeks.

submitted by snowboardinghockeyplayer3 - (www)

puh - For.

e.g., I was looking puh carrots and it took me forever to find them.

submitted by ditnis

puh-leeze - "Please," respelled to indicate, primarily, a quality of sarcasm. The spelling was accepted in the September 14, 2007, update to the Oxford English Dictionary.

e.g., Puh-leeze, you know that's not what I had in mind.

submitted by HD Fowler

puhantom - "Phantom," for people who can't pronounce their Fs.

e.g., Oh no, it's the puhantom of the opera.

submitted by Bob Smith

puhhdicament - A situation of some type or another. Usually a bad one, but not always. A corruption of the word "predicament."

e.g., "I just lost a thousand dollars in a game of cards. What a puhhdicament!" Or in the GOOD context: "I just won a thousand dollars in a game of cards. What a puhhdicament!"

submitted by Dave2 - (www)

puiza - The crackle sound made when you pour milk into Rice Krispies.

e.g., Mike was fascinated when he heard the puiza from his Rice Krispies.

submitted by Tyson 7th English

puk - (abbr., n.) The Parliament of the United Kingdom, abbreviated in the same way the US abbreviates its president as POTUS ("President Of The United States").

e.g., Watching Prime Minister Question Time is my favorite thing about the PUK.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

pukamo - The combination of punk, ska and emo genres of music.

e.g., Left Out Skippy is a good Pukamo band!

submitted by Justin - (www)

puker - A small cute thing or human.

e.g., Most babies are pukers.

submitted by Robert Beaudreau

puketergiest - A mischievious and just a little bit gross spirit which leaves little puddles of vomit wherever it goes.

e.g., Jules was certain that the unpleasent puddles in his livingroom were the result of a puketergist.

submitted by Wells P. Martin - (www)

pule - V. To vomit: N.The material vomited.

e.g., Her remark was so upsetting I wanted to pule. The resultant pule made me want to pule all over again.

submitted by Bunny

pull a face - "Make/pull a face: to show that you do not like something or someone by making an unpleasant expression."

Saw the "pull a face" reference in the linked article. Rather than say Ulrika Johnson (whoever she is) was pulling a face, I'd say she was trying to smile. | The little girl pulled a face to show her disapproval. | I neither know nor care who she is, but if those pouts and poses she's pulling are meant to be sexy, then she's failed in my book. - ICP, England, 20/10/2011 23:45

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

pull a harry mason - To rush into something without any regard for potential risks or danger. Adapted from the video game Silent Hill.

e.g., I pulled a Harry Mason today when I missed a stop sign and kept speeding on. I ended up getting pulled over.

submitted by Juice Maloose

pull a holden - Outright telling someone you're in love with him when he has no clue that you do. From Holden McNeil in the movie "Chasing Amy."

e.g., Even though she was my brother's girlfriend, I almost pulled a Holden last night when she giggled.

submitted by plank - (www)

pull a homer - Do something dumb like fall, and then do something like find a dime on the floor because of your fall.

e.g., After he fell, he found a dime he said "I pulled a homer".

submitted by Sum dum dum that is dum

pull a huey - "To make a U-turn while driving, especially in places where U-turns are expressly forbidden or just not appropriate."

e.g., "Damn, I missed the street... I'll just pull a huey up here..."

submitted by Galloway

pull a john hughes - To pull a John Hughes is to be needlessly concerned about the results of a test everyone else knows you aced. {ED. John was known to be extremely smart, but he was always saying after an exam, "I know I got an F." Fellow students, in a sort of John Hughes Fan Club, had green sweat shirts (John must have had about forty, because he almost always wore one.) made up that had "I know I got an F" printed on them. Marshalltown, IA, circa 1981.}

e.g., "I know I got an F." "C'mon, Mike. You tryin' to pull a John Hughes? Everyone knows you didn't get a single answer wrong."

submitted by HD Fowler

pull a macguyver - To use obscure means and objects to complete a task.

e.g., Yesterday I locked my keys in my car. I had to pull a macguyver to break in to it.

submitted by Leggett

pull a pesci - To threaten to perform an act of surreal brutality on someone angering you (from the bar scene in Casino, with Joe Pesci).

e.g., Okay, don't make me pull a Pesci on you..

submitted by Sean

pull a train - Consensual sex between one woman and several men.

e.g., The stripper agreed to pull a train with all of the guys at the bachelor party.

submitted by Billy Bob Jack

pull itical pro fishency - The contacts, and the honed and practiced skills, that make crafty professional politicians effective in casting for, and landing, the largest personal gains.

e.g., Calvin Cooledge, the most ardent fisherman of the American presidents, was reported to say: "We have, here in Congress, much too many Anglers with pull itical pro fishency. Let the people beware -- they're all up to constructing something 'weir'd in Washington!"

submitted by charlie lesko

pull my thumb - Symbolizes the gas pump handle; just as the finger resembles the hose.

e.g., Pull my finger, pull my thumb. If you want free gas, I'll give you some.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

pullatial - A description of the magnificent lifestyle and benefits, especially afforded our Federal and State politicians.

e.g., One of our state senators was an ordinary guy, brought up in a small town, and not a real standout in any crowd. {ED. I'll visualize him as the crooked Senator Joseph Paine, the Claude Rains character from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. You can find out about the six times married Rains and his cohorts at the link provided.}  
Once elected to the state Senate, however, in addition to the benefits of a large budget and support staff, travel allowances, hefty health and retirement plans, and other special perks, all for what used to be "part time" work, he entered the world of pullatial opportunities.  
As examples: His wife, a working R.N., was relieved of her daily nursing activities. She received a pullatial appointment to a state medical advisory board, with oversight duties, at almost double her prior salary.  
There were no waterfront building lots advertised for sale on our local, prime lake. However, the Senator and his family acquired one, and soon built a pullatial summer home.  
The Senator is currently under investigation by the NY Senate Ethics Committee for allegedly using his influence to get his son, fresh out of law school, a pullatial first job at $150,000 a year.  
For almost all citizens, the door to financial success is marked "PUSH," and, if we're fortunate, it takes years of hard work and determination to get there.  
We've allowed our politicians an easier entry. Once elected to serve us, they are free to serve themselves, by opening the door marked "PULL," quickly enjoying the wealth and comfort many Americans can never attain.

submitted by Charlie Lesko - (www)

pulled a hammer - Spending all of your money on stupid stuff like MC Hammer did.

e.g., You bought a Rolex? Somebody just pulled a hammer.

submitted by alex

pulling a goose - One man asks you to dance and his two buddies roll up behind you and attempt to ride your wind shear all night long; any attempt to eject means a serious headblow and potential death. See _Night at the Roxbury_ for this in practice in extreme terms. Common side effects are being disturbed when brushing up against doorknobs; getting a migraine when seeing polyester shirts in direct light; and crying in shame when you think about dancing in public. Addendum: Women are urged to wear closed-toed shoes as these are tricky maneuvers.

e.g., She was extremely attractive. Several guys tried to pull a goose.

submitted by nitag - (www)

pulling a sylvia - To not follow through; to not show up. Recently seen on the James Randi website. James Randi is one of the world's foremost debunkers of so called "psychic" powers, and is most notable for helping to expose Uri Geller (the spoon bender nut) as a fraud. His foundation (the James Randi Educational Foundation) offers a one million dollar prize for anyone who can prove that "psychic" powers (or whatever other fruit loop powers) actually exist. Sylvia Brown went public on Larry King and took the challenge, but as could be expected by such an obvious fraud, she has never followed through. I'm sure regular readers of James Randi's website knew exactly what pulling a Sylvia meant.

e.g., I'm sure if John Edwards ever "accepted" the JREF million dollar challenge, he would pull a Sylvia. Of course, proving his powers to the world under legitimate scientific tests might have an adverse effect on all the money he's making now. Oh well, there will always be suckers out there willing to ignore the fact that their space cadet heroes are pulling a Sylvia, so all would not be lost.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

pulling the trigger - An unsportsmanlike play usually seen in NHL hockey video games where the opposing player takes an involuntary pass from the goaltender and shamelessly takes the shot while the goaltender is out of position, usually resulting in an easy goal.

e.g., Not only is Mike Mark a C-Master (see "C-Master"), the only way he can score goals is by swarming my goalie and pulling the trigger. That's weak.

submitted by tommy

pulltab - Instant win lottery ticket. The ticket is laminated and contains perforated windows that can be opened to reveal content.

e.g., I opened my pulltab and won $500.00 dollars.

submitted by Don Basina

pulperize - (v.) To fiercely attack someone or something's reputation from the pulpit -- of late practiced in many Third World mosques.

e.g., On Sunday, Brother Bobby Ed just about pulperized Doctors Without Borders for not taking a firm stand against the ungodly practice of contraception in the Congo.

submitted by wogerdodger

pulpicide - 1. Wasting of paper and paper goods. 2. Death by pulp fiction.

e.g., 1. The office was so overflowing with copies and faxes, they were issued a citation for pulpicide. 2. His autopsy said James S. died of a brain hemmorrhage. My opinion is that all the cheap detective novels caused his brain to explode--making it pulpicide.

submitted by Phil

pulse rifle - Very powerful gun from the TV show _Farscape_.

e.g., That pulse tifle's gonna blow him away--big time.

submitted by Kavanne

pulu - something very rounded and smooth

e.g., Many of the pebbles on that part of the beach are pulus

submitted by kathrine

pulvereens - What's left after smashing or grinding something down to the smarticles (which see).

e.g., Conan worked the grunt mill fourteen years . . . 'til the dust beneath his feet was ground to pulvereens.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

puma - A young girl at a bar who is aggressively seeking affection -- or nothing more than a a root.

e.g., That puma was all over you.

submitted by Huxley

pumdutters - Potatoes (of any kind, raw, mashed, fried, baked, fries, chips, crisps, jojo's, couch, hash browns); from the French, pommes de terre.

e.g., Ever day I gotta have me pumdutters, some fries in the mornin', French fries at dinner (noon), mashed with amburger gravy for supper (5:30), an fish 'n chips round midnight with me wifey-poo.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

pumfty - Pleasingly neat, tidy and all-in-order.

e.g., I spent the morning tidying my room and now it's nice 'n pumfty.

submitted by Perky Pat

pummel - Aquiring, sampling, downloading sounds and sequences for use in electronic music production. Implies taking something which doesn't belong to you. Kinda like the great classical musicians used to do by "sampling" phrases from other composers' works and using them in new contexts.

e.g., I found a HotLine server last night with every single Jack Handy Deep Thought in .wav form. I am going to pummel that as soon as I get home.

submitted by garret

pummelgate, pommelgate - The propagation of the incorrect spelling or definition of a word.

e.g., Sophia pummelgates all the time. Yesterday she came to the office trying to find out what pommelgate meant. She insisted that was the correct spelling. It turns out that the word she was looking for was "promulgate," so we decided to give "pommelgate, pummelgate" life in her honor.

submitted by Sophia Roach

pump - Here in the Bronx we call a hydrant a pump.

e.g., The fireman came and turned on the pump. The pump is open. Let's get wet in the pump.

submitted by Julio Maysonet

pumpernickel - Really cheap commercial sex.

e.g., The poor girl had to resort to pumpernickeling to earn her bread (which was odd because she was well bred and could have charged at least a dime).

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

pumping gas - Doing something airheaded.

e.g., Interestingly enough, soon after my daughter pumped gas, we saw Derek Zoolander's model buddies pump gas, too.

submitted by HD Fowler

pumpitude - Muscles acquired through working out. From the Saturday Night Live skit "Pumping Up with Hanz and Franz."

e.g., He's flabby -- he has no pumpitude.

submitted by Jeff Bramel

pumpkin cutter - A term for members of the gothic subculture, not an actual device used to cut or carve pumpkins. See also spider farmer, spooky kook, kooky spook, fangtard, and goff.

e.g., These Bauhaus boxed sets should go over well with the pumpkin cutters.

submitted by George Edward Purdy

pumpkin warrior - A heavily muscled body nazi.

e.g., Ed: Check her out. Red: Yeah, shame about the pumpkin warrior she's hangin' with. Ed: Snubbed.

submitted by wnpxnff

pumpkinhead - One who is addicted to the music group, Smashing Pumpkins.

e.g., She has 55 Smashing Pumpkins CDs. She must be a real pumpkinhead.

submitted by A Pumpkinhead

pumpkiniffiny - Something really wonderful. An expression of joy.

e.g., This steak is pumpkiniffiny.

submitted by Scott Thum

punawareness - (n) lacking realization that one has made a pun.

e.g., Jane's punawareness surfaced when she noted with a straight face that her husband's bad coffee was grounds for divorce. (She was obviously punaware of the joke.)

submitted by Karen Erickson

punch - An exclamation used to indicate one's frustration; more narrowly, indicates one's desire to beat the ccrap out of something or someone.

e.g., "Would you like to take a survey?" "Punch."

submitted by Unless - (www)

punch - An aggressively male term for posting or sending a file via the internet.

e.g., I'll punch you that file in the morning.

submitted by tom - (www)

punch buggy - 1. A Volkswagen Beetle, new or old. 2. A game where one punches a friend extremely hard when a Beetle is spotted and yells "Punch buggy -- (color of car)!" The addititon of "No Punchbacks" is optional.

e.g., Never drive past a Volkswagen dealership with Crystal in the car -- she's killer at punch buggy.

submitted by Cyn Tsuki

punchline narcissism - What happens when the only one laughing at a joke is the one who told it.

e.g., Never ask Steve to tell you a joke, he's got punchline narcissism.

submitted by L. Gillies

punctiliate - A person oppressive with her views of the finer things in life.

e.g., Bill is too concerned with money. Methinks he may be a punctiliate.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

punctionary - Quite simply a portmanteau of pun and dictionary. It represents any book, index, inventory, etc. of puns. Basically a gargantuan list of puns is equivalent to a dictionary of puns, hence the term puctionary. FYI: Just came up with the term after it dawned on me how replete the pseudodictionary was with puns.

e.g., Alice embodied a pun machine after poring over a punctionary the previous night, her friends found her quite amusing.

submitted by Jason Schwartz - (www)

punctiphonious - For false punctuality.

e.g., John's punctiphonious behavior was revealed when his co-workers discovered he was supposed to arrive an hour earlier than he admitted.

submitted by Montgomery Stewart

punctuphobia - Intense fear of and rejection of punctuation. Very contagious, prolifierated due to cellphone text messages.

e.g., Og showed he suffered from punctuphobia when he wrote, "It's like this time at band camp I was playing Dungeons & Dragons with my buddy Gus while looking for etymology on the 'net when suddenly the lights went out and Jason Voorhies came in thru the door and I yelled and went screaming to the cafeteria where....

submitted by the_other_giuliani

pundant - Pundit, a self-proclaimed expert. (At least that's what I think people mean when they use it.)

e.g., He is a political pundant.

submitted by Doug Fanberg

pundantics - Antics by pundits.


Every talking head rushed on air 24/7 to attack or defend what Jordan had supposedly said, and forests of newsprint were devoted to pundantics on the theme. And because no transcript was ever released, the entire affair was conducted in an embarrassing blather of hearsay.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

pundint - Pundit, mispronunciation: "A person who gives opinions in an authoritative manner, usually through the mass media." Pundant. Pundit is defined as follows at Wikipedia, an uncontroversial entry:

A pundit is someone who offers to mass media her opinion or commentary on a particular subject area (typically, political analysis, the social sciences or sports) on which she is knowledgeable. The term has been increasingly applied to popular media personalities.[1] In certain cases, it may be used in a derogatory manner as well, as the political equivalent of "ideologue."

Paul Brians, of Brians' Errors:

"Pundit" is one of those words we get from India, like "bungalow" and "thug." It comes from pandit, meaning "scholar," "learned person." The first premier of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, was often referred to respectfully as "Pandit Nehru."

In English it has come to refer to opinionated commentators on public affairs, but it is often mispronounced and misspelled "pundint" or "pundant."

| Pundit, as pronounced by many hacks. Haven't decided for sure if this is a regional pronunciation or not -- that's because so many mispronounce the word.  
From having lived there, I've noticed that no one is faster to criticize others for pronunciation peccadillos than people from the northeastern part of the United States. Yet this seems to be the region where you're most likely to encounter the mispronunciation of "pundit" as "pundint."

e.g., Pundit Laura Ingraham has a peeve about pundits who pronounce the word as pundint: "If you can't pronounce pundit, perhaps you shouldn't be one." Wonder if she realizes Bill O'Reilly pronounces it that way? If she does, she's pretty sassy -- considering that O'Reilly has her fill in for him on Fridays. | Even the pundints themselves mispronounce "pundit."

submitted by Mr Pedant - (www)

pungent - Someone who is acting dumb or silly.

e.g., Stop mooning the other cars. You're being a pungent.

submitted by stephanie - (www)

pungeon - 1. To justifiably inflict agony on another, sometimes physically, but chiefly in a psychological manner. 2. To humiliate.

e.g., "Warriors are also formulating a list of repeat offenders that can be zeroed in on and pungeoned." "I used to love watching her pungeon the stupid fratboys at the MTV beach house. She could really buck them down , verbally."

submitted by Jeff Matthews - (www)

punis - The quality of extreme otherworldliness, as if one recently disembarked from a UFO.

e.g., My, that silver hair is certainly punis.

submitted by Scott

punish, punishment - To cause someone pain by constantly making puns.

e.g., Through the use of classic and nouveau puns, I punished him into a headache.

submitted by Ochre Orientis

punjabb - Someone who has said or done something stupid.

e.g., I called my sister a punjabb because the pool ball bounced off the table after she hit it.

submitted by jennifer annetts - (www)

punk off - To brush someone off, to belittle.

e.g., When I attempted to get a refund, I was punked off by the cashier.

submitted by Andrew

punkadaluciose - Punkadaluciose means a mix of cool and punk and delisiose.

e.g., This place is so cool it's punkadaluciose.

submitted by jesseca

punkette - A female rebel

e.g., That girl is crazy! She's what you'd call a punkette!

submitted by sydney

punkified - Used to describe a classic song redone by an anonymous punk band.

e.g., I got a punkified version of "Like A Prayer."

submitted by Jessi

punktuation - A situation in-which one can be easily "punked."

e.g., John was overcharged at the store, his girlfriend cheated on him with his best friend, and he was tricked into being the designated driver. He gets himself into punktuations a lot.

submitted by Goliath - (www)

punkus - used to describe a person who is acting obnoxious or annoying.

e.g., "can be used as a noun - "Mike was being a punkus all day today," or as an adverb - "Stop acting so punkus, Mike!""

submitted by Nightingail - (www)

punkydoo - A cute young girl (child).

e.g., Britt is a punkydoo.

submitted by Britt

punny - A pun that is humorous.

e.g., Library dates...what a novel idea" is a punny phrase.

submitted by will tang - (www)

punstrocitices - Monstrous puns.

e.g., The Boston Times of April 9, 1838, criticized a public bulletin board by saying: "Briggs' Bulletin Board is getting too acid by half. We can stand its awful punstrocitices, but it had better crawl into a hornet's nest than attempt to show off its wit upon the editors."

submitted by [Allen Walker Read] - (www)

punt - (1) To put off work. (2) To avoid or abandon a situation.

e.g., (1) I have a paper due tomorrow, but I'm punting it. (2) The meeting was getting boring, so I punted.

submitted by mitnyrd

puntastic - Of a fantastic pun, one that is just right for the situation. Of someone who is great with puns.

e.g., Of all my friends growing up, Albert was probably the most puntastic. . . . Well, next to Jim and me. But no one understood that what we said was funny. Everyone was expecting us to be serious, so our jokes sailed right over their heads.

submitted by Matt Midson

pup - Potentially Unwanted Program. Have been seeing this for years knowing only that it referred to trash I didn't want on my computer. Finally saw it defined just a couple of minutes ago, at

e.g., "Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer. A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue. This tool will help you remove these types of programs."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

pupcrus - The residue that your puppy leaves on the window when she presses her nose on it.

e.g., I have to clean the window now--it's covered in Bob's pupcrus.

submitted by K8

pupcus - The slimy residue left by the touch of a dog's wet nose.

e.g., The window that Spot looked out of while awaiting his master's return was covered with pupcus.

submitted by bertthebigyellowdog

puperflect - To reflect or meditate upon something in a whimsical mannner, or to briefly think about a matter.

e.g., What my mother said about my hair did not stir me to puperflect about my bad hair cut.

submitted by amanda - (www)

pupkiss - The small wet spot a dog leaves after pressing it's nose against a window. | Crush, infatuation, puppy love, not the real thing. Cf. bupkis.

e.g., I just cleaned that window and already it's got a pupkiss. | I knew that I was really in love, but adults insisted that it was only pupkiss.

submitted by Ben | Paul Edic - (www)

pupkus - The moist residue left on a glass window after a dog has had his nose pressed against it.

e.g., Can you let the dog in before he gets pupkus all over the door again?

submitted by Kim

pupo - Pack Up and Piss Off.

e.g., It's starting to rain on our picnic -- time to PUPO.

submitted by Ollie

pupposition - Lying prone with the lips on a nipple. Really fresh milk for strong bones and teeth and a glossy smooth coat. Your brothers and sisters also often assume the same position, time for dindin.

e.g., My favorite position as a pup was undoubtedly the pupposition, the milk of canine kindness. Between meals we always had a lot of fun, playing, running, barking, and numerous other miscellaneous things concurrent with being a pup!

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

puppy - Besides describing a young dog, used to point out a specific physical thing.

e.g., Bert: I'm not sure which one of these valves I need to turn. Ernie: (pointing) That's the puppy right there. Hey Matt, take a look at this puppy. Matt: That's a wicked nice guitar man.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

pupsicle - A big ice cube for the puppy on a hot day, may contain chicken stock..

e.g., It's 120 degrees; does the puppy want a pupsicle?

submitted by Norm De'Pleum

pupticular device - A dog.

e.g., I just feed my pupticular device the dry food, but she gets quite a few scraps too.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

purassic jerk - This word is an epithet which is used to smear someone as unadulterated moron; a phrase suitable to apply with scorn by rejected lovers. The phrase conjures up uncanny similarity to T-Rex -- a control freak with small brain and zero compassion.

e.g., "It's unbelievable, Phoebe! Alex strung me along for 10 years with sweet talk and empty promises. Now he dumps me for that bimbo! The Purassic Jerk!!!"

submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

purchaseburger - A fatty furlong ahead of all those making holiday squanderings. The first five or ten people in line the night before Black Friday.

e.g., Can you believe how the number of purchaseburgers has grown since the '70s? There must be hundreds of thousands standing in mobs around the country with bats and pepper spray the day after Thanksgiving.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

purell - To apply hand sanitizer.

e.g., I had to purell after I handled the money.

submitted by Brad Allison

purellatic - Someone who often uses or persuades others to use Purell or other hand sanitizer.

e.g., Chris was being a purellatic today; he persuaded all of us to use his hand sanatizer at the restaurant.

submitted by Aly Silverberg

purgamentorexia - A junk food diet, from Latin "purgament" => garbage and "rexia" => diet.

e.g., My teen refuses to eat broccoli, preferring gummy worms and potato chips. He's a purgamentorexic.

submitted by Mark Lee - (www)

purgatorious - A word used to describe something that isn't good, or bad, something that's just kind of "meh."

e.g., "How was your day today, Kasey?" "Pretty purgatorious, really."

submitted by Holley Robinson - (www)

purgery - Perjury committed by bulimics.

e.g., No, it's not true that Karen Carpenter was a purgerer. She was a purger, a bulimic. But she wasn't a liar. | Martha Stewart didn't commit purgery, but she was convicted of lying.

submitted by Miss Speller

puritan bitch - Ignorant bigots of either sex who are aggressively puritanical and bitchy about their prudish views on clothing, dance moves, women, and sexuality, to the point where they engage in the act of slut-shaming.

e.g., Just because she's waiting to have sex and prefers conservative clothes doesn't mean she has to go around slut-shaming others like some puritan bitch.

submitted by Dahlia Ivory - (www)

purp - Purple bruise.

e.g., The last time he saw her she had many love bites and love purps.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

purpendicular - Opposite mellow yellow on the groovo-graph.

e.g., Man,... that was pretty mindblowing on the purpendicular side.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

purple monkey dishwasher - 1. A word originated by The Simpsons when used in a "grapevine." 2. A dishwasher yet to be created, but blueprints have been made somewhere. Bananas are its detergent. The monkey gives daily insight six days a week, except on its day off.

e.g., He wants you to see him at four, by the purple monkey dishwasher.

submitted by Ben

purple peanut butter - Used when feeling overly corny or emotional about something, usually used sarcastically.

e.g., I'm bleeding purple peanut butter over that old 70s movie you're watching. Can you please change the channel?

submitted by Desiree

purpleh - Purple in its evil form.

e.g., Look at those purpleh sweatpants. No, cover your eyes.

submitted by Colleen Thompson

purplestorm - A bike that can't be started no matter how many times it has been repaired.

e.g., Are you riding a purplestorm? Time to change to a new bike.

submitted by jason

purplier - For stating that something is more purple than something else. "Purpliest" can be used as the superlative, for the most extreme amount of purple ever known to man.

e.g., The outfit she is wearing is much purplier than the one she wore yesterday. My friend has the purpliest room; even her microwave is purple!

submitted by HannaH

purpling - To flirt with someone. Used by 12-14 year-olds to tease people they know.

e.g., "Oohh, Geneva, you're purpling with Nick," exclaimed Ashley.

submitted by Rainbow Woman

purplosity - The measure of an object's or person's degree of being purple.

e.g., The purplosity of Karen's fuzzy slippers was extremely high.

submitted by Delilah

purposeful aggravator - Any stoopid punk.

e.g., So I got this assault charge I gotta go to court for, 'cause of that purposeful aggravator I hadta give a good clout to the mouth.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

purposelessness - Having no intent; being in a state without intention, no purpose.

e.g., Having no ideas for the science fair, Bob had a feeling of purposelessness.

submitted by Heather Flynn

purr-cheese - "Purrchase" is a not uncommon spelling of "purchase" and is often seen hyphenated in conjunction with sales of products for cats. Since cats love cheese, I've started selling cat treats locally under the trademarked name Purr-Cheese™ Cat Treats. Caution: Cats are lactose-intolerant, so don't be feeding your cat a lot of cheese. A cheeseburger can be particularly bad for upsetting a cat's stomach, but it may be as much the grease in the burger as it is the high fat content and sodium in the cheese. As the Greeks said, all things in moderation. Small amounts of unprocessed cheese as a treat is unlikely to do Pussy or Tom much damage. The worst that's likely to happen if you feed your cat a small amount of cheese is diarrhea and an upset stomach. Too much and ye might end up swinging a dead cat, matey. By the way, if you haven't had the experience of a cat with diarrhea, consider yourself fortunate. It can get quite unpleasant. (In case you're thinking of ripping off my trademark, don't bother. I've sold small quantities by registered snail mail across four state lines where I have family and friends living. That will cover me until I decide whether or not the trademark is worth more than it would cost to register it.)

e.g., "I love my cat Horatio and Horatio loves cheese. Is it all right for me to feed him cheese?" "Horatio's a typical cat. Many love cheese. As long as he consumes it only in small amounts as a treat, he should be all right eating cheese. Make sure it's unprocessed cheese. Give me your snail mail address and I'll send you a free sample of my Purr-Cheese™ Cat Treats. Horatio will love you more than ever."

submitted by HD Fowler

purrage - The kind of attitude cats show to life when they're purring and *really* happy. It's not just about the purring -- it's the general "I'm a cat and life doesn't get any better than this."

e.g., That cat is so relaxed -- there is just so much purrage there..

submitted by Brett Looney - (www)

purreow - A meow that begins with a slight purr.

e.g., Socks gave out a big purreow as she was in a catnip trance.

submitted by Ian Faynik

purrfect - Super perfect.

e.g., Looks like she finally found her purrfect man; he supplies everything and she has all the fun.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

purrform - Feline action, seeking approbation, affection, or food.

e.g., Cats butter you up by purrforming tricks like rubbing against your ankles.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

purrific - A terrific thing that feels so good you can purr about it.

e.g., Landing her millionaire was the most purrific event of her life.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

purrty - Another word for something pretty or beautiful.

e.g., Wow, your shirt is so purrty, Sara.

submitted by Sara S

pursenality - The quality that renders boring or obnoxious persons tolerable if they are wealthy.

e.g., They invited Chris (uncouth fellow that he is) to the party because he has pursenality.

submitted by Nonesuch

purson - A woman who carries her personal belongings in a purse as opposed to a pocketbook.

e.g., She the eptiome epitome of a purson -- keys, cell phone, and a lipstick pretty much sum up her life.

submitted by jeanine wisniewski

purty - pleasant, beautiful

e.g., Your perfume sure smells purty.

submitted by Todd Whitten

puse - Also spelled poose. A man's purse.

e.g., Can you hand me Frank's puse, please?

submitted by Misty Waters

push back - Negative response, rejection or reverse advocacy of something.

e.g., The manager wanted me to work overtime, but I said "No!" and gave it right back to him with a lot of push back.

submitted by Joel Parker

push gift - The gift a "PW" husband gives to his wife immediately upon the birth of a baby. The baby is whisked away by the nurse to be wiped down and hubby thrusts the little jewel box toward the post-partum wifey.

e.g., Push gifts are always major jewelry, starting at 10K and preferably at least 20K. After all, the poor dear had to do all that work and suffer through nine months of hell so she might as well hint for, nay demand, a push gift for her troubles. After all, her girlfriends will all ask what she got, before they inquire about the afterthought, er, baby.

submitted by Lorenzo

push the salmon - In the workplace, to subtlely lead customers to one product or service over another at the behest of management. As when a restaurant manager informs his staff, "I've got a buttload of Chinook tonight, so push the salmon."

e.g., Ever since we made the Banyon Clinic our only preferred provider, I've had to make our referral reps push the salmon on every call.

submitted by David Hanson

pusherinner - Someone who "pushes" into an already formed line to be closer to the front.

e.g., Hey, pusherinner, get to the back.

submitted by kerry - (www)

pushing tin - Drinking a lot of beer.

e.g., He went out and got a case of beer last night and pushed tin all night by himself.

submitted by Sam Rosenberg - (www)

pushnah - An interjection used to express frustration, confusion, or anger, each of which is expressed depending on the tone of voice used to say the word.

e.g., What?! I don't understand. Pushnah!

submitted by jenn wild - (www)

puss 'n boots - Noun: one who shows shameful cowardice, an alarmist, a pessimist. Adjective: cowardly, timid, submissive.

e.g., Chris was puss 'n boots when asked if he'd like to sing in the school musical.

submitted by Anchor J. Waterjuice

puss-pup - A cheese-filled hotdog.

e.g., If you microwave a puss-pup, you're bound to burn your tongue on the cheese.

submitted by Stephen Mize

pussant - An inconsequential person, as in a pissant filled with pus. Clearly lower on the evolutionary scale than a pissant. Puissant as an alternative spelling doesn't work. Puissant means "having great power or influence." Pissants and pussants have neither. Created for use on the Internet, pussant is much more likely to get past robotic censors than pissant. Even live censors might give it a pass when they wouldn't give one to pissant.

The effect can be increased by using alliteration: e.g, pussified pussant. There are tons of adjectives that start with the letter p that can be combined with pussant to emphasize various pussant characteristics.

e.g., Given that the only time I get any flack on the Internet is when I step on a pussant, you must be a pussant. Go have some Ben and Jerry's and get a pedicure. You'll feel better.

{ED. Credit the last two sentences to the Internet poster who aimed his shot at the insufferable "PeterCorless."}

submitted by HD Fowler & Lillith

pusscalating - Sound of contentment similar to purring but more choppy--sounding like coffee being percolated.

e.g., My calico was so happy she was pusscalating.

submitted by nitag - (www)

pusseller - Prostitute.

e.g., A lot of Tulsa's pussellers can be found along 11th Street.

submitted by beelzebub

pussia - An eastern European and Asian country home to the biggest cats in the world.

e.g., Who was Pussia's most famous actress? Catherine the Actopussy.

submitted by beelzebub

pussified - Terrified by women.

e.g., Men are pussified by women's lib.

submitted by Jón G

pussimist - A guy who thinks he's going to get lucky (sexwise, of course) with the ladies.

e.g., Jim's almost 70 years old, but he's still a pussimist. Some things you never outgrow -- and don't want to.

submitted by HD Fowler

pussociate - A female co-worker, possibly a friend.

e.g., Marlene's been one of my pussociates for about seven years now.

submitted by beelzebub

pussoir - A toilet facility for the exclusive use of females.

e.g., Earline, will you go to the pussoir with me? I hate to go alone.

submitted by beelzebub

pussover - The day a kitten becomes a cat.

e.g., Prassery isn't a kitten anymore, he had his Pussover two months ago.

submitted by stormyhawn - (www)

pussterior - A cat's tail.

e.g., When I pet my cat I like to pet it frontierior to pussterior.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

pusswinkle - A humiliating term, used as a reason for everything if it is not to your advantage. The word can be broken apart and literally interpreted. That is, a pusswinkle is one who winkles the puss.

e.g., He wouldn't donate his kidneys to my biology class because he's a pusswinkle. Stop winkling my puss, you pusswinkle.

submitted by chris

pussycatalyst - Alcoholic beverages.

e.g., Your luck hooking up on the Jersey Shore seems to correlate with how much pussycatalyst the ladies you encounter have consumed. No different from anywhere else.

submitted by beelzebub

pussyfoot - A real word, as you surely know. "pusɪfut v. 1 sneak, creep, slink, prowl, steal, tiptoe: I wish she'd stop pussyfooting about the house. 2 beat about the bush, hem or hum and haw, equivocate, hesitate, be evasive, evade the issue, prevaricate, tergiversate, be noncommittal, be or sit on the fence, blow hot and cold: Don't pussyfoot with me -- just come out and say what you really think."

e.g., No matter what the circumstances, I've never been one to pussyfoot around. Has it ever caused me any problems? Damned right it has. But I doubt that I'd change a thing if I had it to do over -- other than, perhaps, try not to get myself in the circumstances where my not pussyfooting around got me in trouble.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

pussyfooting - To delicately and carefully (like a stalking cat) talk your way around a subject that may be controversial or difficult to discuss.

e.g., Sally pussyfooted around the issue of asking her boss for a raise.

submitted by Mandi

pussyfootnote - Footnotes whose only purpose is to satisfy your teacher's pedantry.

e.g., You'll get all kinds of points deducted no matter how well-written your report is unless you use some pussyfootnotes. Here. Here's some boilerplate you can use. Mr. Graham'll never notice they're fake.

submitted by HD Fowler

pussyfootpath - A catwalk used by cats showing off their new duds.

e.g., Hey, Marian, get that tuna off the pussyfootpath. The cats will be here any minute. Don't wanna distract 'em and mess up their fancy pussyfootwork.

submitted by HD Fowler

pussywillie - The sex organ of a hermaphrodite.

e.g., The older boys went to the carnival tent and saw a pussywillie, but they said I was too young to go.

submitted by beelzebub

pustacious - To be filled with pus.

e.g., My big toe is infected, now it's all pustacious.

submitted by Fiona McKenney

pustacular - Spectacular occurence of pimples.

e.g., Your face is pustacular, Chris.

submitted by Rose

put away the shotgun - To get over something which is emotionally important to you and have it replaced by something new.

e.g., "So, are you still going out with Jen?" "Nah, I put away the shotgun and got me Jane."

submitted by Kerem

put my name in - Used by a guy to alert his buddies of his interest in a given female.

e.g., Mary is quite attractive. I may just have to put my name in.

submitted by slam-p

put paid - Bonafide, real idiom, put paid to: "To deal with effectively; to finish something off." I usually think of it as bringing something to an end: put paid to the notion that.…" I'm almost certain I frequently see the phrase without the trailing "to," hence this entry. The Phrase Finder: "To deal with effectively; to finish something off." "Put paid to" has the sense of disabusing people of any notion that they will be able to continue doing what they have been doing.

e.g., Of Dick Fuld: "Along the way, he made his staff both wealthy and happy: until yesterday, morale at Lehman Brothers was high – even though the immaculately groomed Mr Fuld’s withering looks put paid to the bank’s dress-down Friday tradition. " | He put paid to the notion that anyone would get a pay increase until profits improved. |  
Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote the 1958 opinion in Trop v. Dulles that put paid the notion that citizens, natural-born or naturalized, could be penalized by stripping them of their citizenship involuntarily.  
Even after Trop v. Dulles, citizens could be stripped of their citizenship involuntarily -- but not as a penalty. I guess it must have depended on what the meaning of "penalty" was. (I'm not sure if such involuntary stripping remains in effect; however, I'm sure naturalized citizens can be denaturalized if they are found to have gained their citizenship through fraudulent means. It may not happen often, but it's legal to do so.)

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

put the boot in - What Australians call "kicking a man when he's down." Sometimes literal, sometimes figurative. Literal in the example.

e.g., When Shawn started putting the boot in, the guy tried to crawl under a pool table for protection.  

Fellow sued me for almost $15,000 for his medical expenses, including some rebuilding of his face from the kicking he took. My lawyer got rid of him in a hurry. He had volunteered to be in the fight, coming all the way across the bar (about 100 feet) to get into a fight -- because he wanted to make an impression on me so I would hire him as bouncer. Idiot. He didn't realize who he was messing with. The meanest bunch of thugs in town.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

put the pipe down - Stop being ridiculous; resolve to set aside a bad habit.

e.g., I think it's time for him to put the pipe down and leave those bikers to play their pool game in peace.

submitted by Tavia

putent - Describes something that is not only has an extremely unpleasant smell, but the smell is also very potent and quite often far carrying. Most often used in extreme cases.

e.g., Man alive. That garbage can is putent.

submitted by Penguin Boy

puter - Short for computer.

e.g., My puter crashed three times this week.

submitted by Samantha

putergeist - A ghost that haunts your computer, disrupting your work and your day.

e.g., A putergeist keeps closing down my computer. All Windows software is inhabited by puter geists.

submitted by Mary Kelley - (www)

putie - 1. Another name for a computer. 2. A woman's nickname.

e.g., Please turn off the putie when you are done.

submitted by Carolyn Loomis

putitonmytabmom - Penny less teenager wanting to borrow funds for multiple emergency reasons and promising repayment.

e.g., Could you lend me $20 and putitonmytabmom.

submitted by Olivia - (www)

putrank - Putrid and rank. Something that is awfully smelly and disgusting to look at, at the same time.

e.g., As I walked closer to the creek and realized it was full of raw sewage, it became clear how putrank it was.

submitted by matt

putrest - Putridly honest. Being excessively honest or honest to a fault. {ED (Lillith). This editor can't agree that there's such a thing as being too honest. Unfortunately, her family and friends can.}

e.g., You didn't have to be that honest about it. That's being putrest.

submitted by Michael Katz

putron - An illegibly written word. Variations: putronic, putronically. Etymology: A friend of mine once thought some now-forgotten word written on a chalkboard was "putron." She even asked the teacher what "putron" meant.

e.g., I cannot read the notes on the board. It's covered in putrons. Doctors' handwriting is notoriously putronic.

submitted by Heather Fuller

putschka - An affectionate tap on the rear end, usually by a parent to a child, not to be confused with a sexual advance or corporal punishment.

e.g., After his comment about the watery omelet, she surprised him with a putschka.

submitted by Dan

putt-putt - A vehicle in bad condition but which still gets you there.

e.g., My putt-putt has bad shocks and a bad paint job, but it still gets you down the road in one piece.

submitted by Josh

putting perfume on a pig - A futile effort; a waste of time. From the movie They Live" starring Rowdy Roddy Piper and Lou Gossett, Jr.

e.g., Putting a screen door on a submarine would be like putting perfume on a pig.

submitted by Jerdog - (www)

puttinin - Contributing to the cause.

e.g., The zit cream costs $12.00. Let's split the cost. How much you puttinin?

submitted by HazySky

puvvo - A dog or infant so funny looking or downright ugly it's actually cute.

e.g., Did you see Chris' baby? That poor child is some kind of puvvo -- 'course some babies outgrow it.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

puz - A lazy way to say the word "because." My friend Jody Ross is the originator.

e.g., We're goin' there tonight puz Ross said to.

submitted by Scott G.

puzzlejuice - Quality exhibted by something freshly unknown to the mind, or something just in the process of being solved.

e.g., "Wait. Go back and say that again." "I'm not sure I can. It's still covered in puzzlejuice."

submitted by Graham Dean

puzzussion - Puzzled confusion.

e.g., I have a serious case of puzzussion.

submitted by Beverley

pvedderphall - Feh-dur-fahl. Falling slowly or slowing one's fall.

e.g., The best way to pvedderphall from 30,000 feet is to use a parachute.

submitted by Jeff

pvyrebaal - (Pronounced: "fireball") A fireball made up of blue or green flame. Also used to describe flame used by necromancers and other evil wizards.

e.g., The necromancer heated his cauldron with a well-cast pvyrebaal.

submitted by Jeff

pweep - How you pronounce PWP. Pweeps refers to friends who are PWPs -- people without papers, in the country illegally.

e.g., "Do you have plans for this evening?" "Nothing special. Just gonna go to the mall and hang out with my pweeps. And girl watch." "Ah, yes, an age-old tradition that: girl watching. Just not at the mall. That part's new. ... Hey, are we still allowed to call them that? Girls? After all, they're not exactly girls any more." "You're right. Most of them are older than seventy now." "You're kidding, right? I mean when you say 'MOST of them.' To be right you'd have to say 'ALL of them.'" "Right again. One of my best girlfriends is in her eighties. And the youngest chick I know turned seventy-five last month." "Now you're kidding me again, Chuck. 'Chick'? You'll never get away with saying that."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

pwinkerhoff - I don't know, do you?

e.g., Bobfred: What's the capital of Saskatchewan, Canada? Georgemike: Pwinkerhoff.

submitted by Katabrain

pwnage - Ownage. The word "own" is often used in the gaming world. When people type quickly, they make more typos. "Pwnage" is one of them, because the O is right next to the P. Eventually, the habit turned into an actual statement used. Definition: superiority, the acquisition of more skill or ability than other things or people. Pronunciation: POE-nidge.

e.g., This is total pwnage. I pwned you.

submitted by Mindliner

pwned - Past tense. To have seized complete control over something or someone. To render a victim completely helpless and at the absolute mercy of the victor. Comes from "owned," as used in hacker speak to represent complete ownership of a hacked computer system or defacement of a website. The variant of spelling is thought to have occurred due typing errors in online games. On a computer keyboard the letter "p" is close to the letter "o," so "pwned" became a common misspelling. New online gamers seeing this misspelling simply adopted it as a substitute for "owned." Variations: owned, ownz.

e.g., I pwned you when I took first place in the competition.

submitted by Alex Bates - (www)

pwnl - Pwinol. Person With No Life.

e.g., He can quote any "Dr. Who" episode from memory? He's one serious PWNL.

submitted by Ari G.

pwp - People without papers. A proposed euphemism to use in place of illegal alien or illegal immigrant, both terms effectively having been banned by the Associated Press in 2013 when it updated its stye book. (I make no claim of originality. Surely someone else has come up with this before now.) {Duplicate.}

e.g., "See anyone you knew when you were at Home Depot this morning?" "No one I know. Just a few familiar faces among the PWPs who hang out there." "PWPs? What are PWPs?" "People without papers. Previously called illegal aliens or illegal immigrants. A bunch of them hang out in the Home Depot parking lot every morning hoping to get hired as day laborers. We used to call them wetbacks when I was growing up. They'd show up every spring to pick strawberries. They came here legally then, as part of the Bracero Program. [You can find out about the Bracero Program at Wikipedia.]" "Seriously?" "Seriously. I have at least one friend who still calls them that. She's a government official in ... somewhere in the Southwest. Think I'll tell her about my invention and see if she's interested in promoting its use."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

pwtd - Post-Wedgie Trauma Disorder -- what makes the grammar snobs the meanies they are.

e.g., "Dammit, why can't Lillith be more like Betsy and I? Why does she have to be such a . . . such a bitch grammar snob?" "I'm almost certain it's because of her PWTD. By the way, that should be 'Betsy and me,' professor."

submitted by [June Casagrande] - (www)

pwup - Plastic traffic cones. (They make a "pwup" sound when dropped on the ground.)

e.g., When navigating the driver's test, you have to be careful not to run into any pwups.

submitted by Michele Mantynen

py - (pronounced like "pie"; n.) Piety. (on analogy with "perfidious" (adj.) -> "perfidy" (n.), "industrious" (adj.) -> "industry" (n.)).

e.g., Kindness is the true measure of py. | If you have no inward py, your outward py is just a lie.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

pyew-pyew & zwoom-zwoom - Refers to action in a science-fiction movie. From the sound of the blasters and light sabers of the Star Wars stories.

e.g., I can't wait for Star Wars 3 to open, because it looks to contain a lot of pyew-pyew and zwoom-zwoom.

submitted by beefarino

pyramidiot - New-age dilettante with all the "toys": pyramids, crystals, tarot cards, etc., but with no real knowledge, understanding, or dedication.

e.g., Most of the people in my circle are serious Wiccans, but we do get the odd pyramidiot.

submitted by J. Field

pyrokleptic - One who pockets a lighter or book of matches.

e.g., That pyrokleptic stole my lighter.

submitted by Logumby

pyrokleptomanic - Someone who steals disposable lighters, usually without knowing it--or claiming not to know it.

e.g., My boyfriend is a pyrokleptomanic, is yours?

submitted by pam

pyropiganatic - A person with a love of flaming pigs. Not to be confused with those who enjoy insulting pigs on Internet forums.

e.g., If you like that burning pig, you must be a pyropiganatic.

submitted by Olaph

pyropile - Many years ago I wrote and sold a short story which alluded to professional arsonists out for hire to businesses and individuals looking to collect on fire insurance. It seemed worthwhile at the time to have a collective noun for the professionals, hence "pyropile." Since arsonists are almost invariably loners, I’m not too surprised to see that my neologism never caught on.

e.g., He could see only one possible way to avoid bankruptcy and that was to collect the fire insurance on his already doomed business. Luckily, his disreputable nephew knew of a pyropile of arsonists who, for part of the take, would happily help him out of his financial difficulties.

submitted by John A. Broussard - (www)

pythonian deductive reasoning - A form of deductive reasoning patterned after the witch burning scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

e.g., Using Pythonian Deductive Reasoning we can establish: Since it's warmer in Boston than Phoenix, it's winter. Something is changing nature's patterns. Witches practice in meddling in nature. Therefore, witches are causing the warm weather in Boston.

submitted by Michael Buehler

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