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pav-bhaji - A delicious dish mainly from Bombay. Made from potatoes, tomatoes, onion, and lots of other vegetables and typical spice.

e.g., Mary prefers to eat the yummy pav-bhaji at lunch break than to have the high calorie pizza.

submitted by supriya

paw licker - Derived from the fact that when a cat makes a fool of itself (e.g., rolls over and falls off a chair), it will always lick its paws to cover embarrassment and imply nonchalance.

e.g., "I was just saying what a sexist pig my boss is when she tells me he's her husband." "Wow, that was a paw licker."

submitted by annelise dunn

paw paw - An extremely slow shot in foosball that makes it into a goal without anyone touching the ball.

e.g., Here comes the paw paw.

submitted by Stefan Anion

pawnery - (Rhymes with Connery (Sean Connery); n.) 1. The act or practice of using people as pawns: useful in, but hardly critical to, obtaining whatever outcome you are seeking; 2. The process of losing pawns during a chess game; 3. Any strategy for employing, using, or deleting a pawn or pawns in a chess (or any other sort of) game; 4. The loss by a human being (or anything else, metaphorically) of ALL status, ultimately being reduced to nothing but a worthless cog, if they are ever even noticed by those of higher status; 5. Enlisted personnel, especially used by the enlisted themselves when questioning the "wisdom" of their commanders; 6. (derogatory) Recruiting; 7. Looking through the want ads online or in a paper; 8. (comic) Hunting for "minions"; 9. (conspiracy theory) All of us as drones of the military-industrial complex that controls the US and other nations; also 10a. A pawn shop, 10b. The act of pawning something, or 10c. trolling through pawnshops, hunting for good deals.

e.g., Could a really good chess players defeat an opponent with pawns alone? | "Jan started on cocaine and now she's on skid row." "Nope: it's worse than that: she's a hooker." "Oh, the pawnery will kill her." "Always does." | "Sir: the pawnery are with you all the way, Sir. But we aren't certain what your orders mean: 'Charge from the trenches with your phasers set to kill, but don't fire until you see yellow brick road.'?" "You are insubordinate, Private!" "But, Sir: no, Sir ... I only---" "Sergeant major! Throw this man into the Nile; we'll see how he likes an evening with the Borgias!" "... ... What? uh, Sir? Excuse me?" "You are relieved, Captain Silver! Siding with the mutineers! ... Remember: it's just like blasting Womp Rats from a T-16! Sgt. Major Silver and Private Pawn: you will arrest one another and await my return from the Pelennor!"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

paws mode - What my cat puts my video recorder into when she walks on the remote control.

e.g., That darned cat! Right in the middle of the most exciting scene and she put the DVR into paws mode.

submitted by Steve McDonald

pax - To pax bully clumsily. From TV. To hound an interviewee with vague, undirected agression, thus reducing the discussion to a pantomime argument that elicits unwarranted sympathy for even the most corrupt and small-minded of politicians. Nothing to do with Tupac.

e.g., Did you see the Foreign Secretary getting paxed last night?

submitted by Cerveau Radioactif

paxwax - To go loopy, as in having too much wax in your pack.

e.g., After 47 sleepless hours, the road-trip members became paxwax and tried to burp the tune to Kum-Ba-Yah.

submitted by captainminus

pay attention, dawg: this is not urban dictionary. - Pay attention, dawg: This is not urban dictionary.

e.g., Pay attention, dawg: This is not urban dictionary.

submitted by Jeff

pay to play - If you want to be "in the game," you have to "pay to play."

e.g., Whatever else it may be, the pseudodictionary is definitely not pay to play.

submitted by HD Fowler

pay-thet-eek - Very sad, while being very rude.

e.g., Bob is sooo sad, he's pay-thet-eek.

submitted by bob

payal - (pie 'al) Anklets traditionally made of tinkling silver bells, very prettily telling of a girl's comings and goings, her dancing, and her joyous mood. They adorn her feet. (Related words: tinkle bells, jingle bells, dancing bells.)

e.g., Her tinkling payals were imported from the small town of Payal in the Punjab province of India. Each payal had many tiny bells stitched to a velvet cushion to be strapped to the foot of the dancer.

submitted by Puddintainette

payam - Any action requiring physical exertion is impossible under almost all conditions.

e.g., You're acting really payam when it comes to helping me with my computer.

submitted by Ryan/Aaron

payola - Payments from labels to play songs.

e.g., "Payola has taken on various forms since the highly publicized scandals of the 1950s and '60s, when rock 'n' roll DJs received direct payments from labels to play songs, prompting federal laws forbidding such direct practices."

submitted by HD Fowler

payrole - An acting role where you get paid.

e.g., I "worked" in my local community theater for free for about 20 years, but I finally got a payrole this summer off-off-off Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof. The job pays, but it doesn't pay enough for me to afford Actors' Equity dues.

submitted by HD Fowler

payrole - An acting job that pays.

e.g., I'm through with community theater. From now on I want payroles.

submitted by HD Fowler

payshunts - Patience. An actual misspelling I saw.

e.g., People have no payshunts these days -- they don't take time to fall in love before they fall in bed. Pity.

submitted by Miss Speller

paywalking - Giving a person all the money you have, even though the person you gave it to didn't do any work.

e.g., I just started paywalking because I wanted to give people my money. I would've rather had everyone in the world have money instead of me.

submitted by star651

pazza - Aussie slang. To do something utterly unfunny, stupid, embarrassing, and predictable.

e.g., You should have seen Bob last night. He got drunk and got jiggy with the ugliest girl in our high school. Bob chucked a pazza.

submitted by lat3ralis

pögmült quotient - After the Hungarian mathematician Laszlo Pögmült. A ranking of individuals according to their widest mouth length divided by the hat number, jokingly intended to describe the information content per word. A large Pögmült Quotient indicates verbal excellence, while a small one indicates verbiage without content. Invented by mathematics students at Lincoln University in Alberta. {ED. Unable to figure out the surname of the mathematician given.}

e.g., Jim's Pögmült Quotient has improved lately.

submitted by Lord Evil

pbk error - Person Behind Keyboard. A tactful way of referring to someone on technical support as less than stellar.

e.g., Hey, Bob, line 2's a PBK error. What should I do with her?

submitted by Sean Tomlinson

pbs - Post Burrito Syndrome. Used to describe the onset of gastrointestinal discomfort immediately following the consumption of a large burrito. Usually used after a trip to the San Francisco Mission District.

e.g., Oooooh, I've got PBS.

submitted by Pachoo Settersflake

pc - Inferior method of computing. As opposed to the Apple Mac, iMac, etc.

e.g., My damn PC crashed again! Wish I had bought a MAC!

submitted by wise.guy

pcb - Post-Confrontation Bravado

e.g., The fellow mall-goer wasn't actin' too jiggy after I bumped into him. Instead, he cranked up his PCB meter to HI. I snickered as I walked away.

submitted by Jason DeMelo

pd - To submit something to this site.

e.g., Geekgasm? That's a great word, I should PD it.

submitted by garth - (www)

pda - Public Display of Affection.

e.g., Hey, no PDA's in the hall--get a room.

submitted by Madelyn

pderephogps - A combination of a PDA, a theremin, a phone, and a GPS. Pronounced peh-dur-EH-foe-jips.

e.g., If only I had a pderephogps, I could organize my life and call people while geocaching and making strange music.

submitted by Graham

pdfify - Similar to "HTMLify." To tranform a document into PDF format.

e.g., To make it easier to print the assignments for the class, the instructor made sure to PDFify them.

submitted by Kara - (www)

pdiarrhœa - That disease that strikes devotées of the PD.

e.g., This entry is the result of a severe attack of pdiarrhœa.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

pdq - The acronym for three words: Pretty Damn Quick, or Pretty Darn Quick, if you will. Can be a substitute for ASAP (As Soon As Possible).

e.g., ASAP Substitute: Silvia better get over here PDQ. | PDQ Example: That rabbit was PDQ.

submitted by Caroline Sylvester

pea - Round green veggie, easily mistaken for a homonym.

e.g., After the bowl spilled and we thought we'd picked up all the bits, my uncle announced in his thick German accent, "I got a pea." We all roared with laughter, to his great discomfiture. (True family story; I vas dere, Cholly.)

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

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