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peasant under grass - Ordinary person who's dead and buried.

e.g., My wife the barbarian is no longer with us, she's now a peasant under grass.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

pebcac - "Acronym for, Problem Exist Between Chair And Computer."

e.g., Computer Technicians find that 90 percent of all computer problems are some form of PEBCAC.

submitted by Lonnie

pebcak - Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard. A computer user who is really too stupid to own one. Used by techies to describe to other techies the true nature of the problem.

e.g., The guy on line 3 thinks the problem is his "screensaver," but I think it's just a PEBCAK.

submitted by Diddle

pebkac - Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair. Used by tech support when answering a stupid computer question.

e.g., Your e-mail isn't working? Don't worry, we'll fix it -- probably just a PEBKAC.

submitted by Muriel

peccadillo - A slight trespass or offense; a petty crime; a trifling fault. Related words and pseudo-words: peccadildo, peckadillo, peckadildo, piccadildo. Elsewhere, I found peccadildo defined this way: 1. Faulty sex toy. 2. A vibrator.   Related words: atrocity, botch, breach, crime, crime, against, humanity, deadly, sin, delinquency, dereliction, enormity, error, evil, failure, fault, faux, pas, felony, gaffe, genocide, goof, guilty, act, heavy, sin, impropriety, indiscretion, inexpiable, sin, infraction, iniquity, injury, injustice, lapse, malefaction, malfeasance, malum, minor, wrong, misdeed, misdemeanor, misfeasance, misstep, mistake, mortal, sin, non-feasance, offense, omission, outrage, peccancy, shortcoming, sin, sin, of, commission, sin, of, omission, sinful, act, slip, stumble, tort, transgression, trespass, trip, unutterable, sin, venial, sin, violation, wrong.

e.g., Did you see what she just did? Madelyn G. slapped me for no reason at all. I didn't do a thing to deserve that. When I said the back looked different from the front, I was talking about the way the satin caused a sheen depending on how you looked at it. Didn't have a thing to do with the fact that she's developing breasts. It would have been a harmless peccadillo at the very worst. Fourteen-year-old girls sure can be sensitive. | "I can't recall the last time I read a scathing news article on the crimes and peccadildos of atheists." | "I'm tempted to ask why but I realise we all have our own little piccadildos."

submitted by HD Fowler

peckerhead - A particularly stupid or offensive male. US (Virginia) slang.

e.g., He signalled left then turned right. Peckerhead.

submitted by strozzapreti

peckerwood - "Peckerwood (or simply Wood) is a pejorative slang term coined in the 19th century by southern Black Americans to describe poor whites. Blacks saw blackbirds as a symbol of themselves, and the woodpecker as a representation of working class whites. They considered them loud and troublesome like the bird, often with red hair similar to the bird's red plumes. This word is still widely used by southern blacks to refer to southern whites." That's the start of the entry at Wikipedia, less the hyperlinks. While that may be the definition peckerwood started out with, I know it was used with a different connotation when I was growing up. The sense of the word I got was that it was a substitute for pissant or something similar.

e.g., Mom: I can't find HD anywhere in the house. Has that little peckerwood gone down again the street to play with . . . who? Annette? Little HD: I'm under the picnic table, Mommy. I'm using it to make a tent. . . . Annette's not home.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

peckish - Hungry.

e.g., I was feeling a bit peckish today, so I ate lunch earlier than usual.

submitted by Paul

pecksniff - A pious fraud, The word comes from Dickens' Seth Pecksniff character in Martin Chuzzlewit. Pecksniffery, pecksniffian, Pecksniffianism, pecksniffish, Pecksniffism. Wordnik doesn't have a definition for Pecksniff yet, but several examples from The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewith have been added -- including some I've added below.

e.g., Curiously, this is one of Bill O'Reilly's favorite words, the man being somewhat of a Pecksniff himself. | Our most recently revealed political Pecksniff: Mike Crapo. | "Chris Matthews: Pecksniff"   Lance Mannion: "Pecksniffery": "Pecksniff spends a lot of the book standing, metaphorically, at the front of the Temple reminding God and everybody else within earshot of how virtuous he is. So we're not surprised when first chance he has he gets a snootful and makes a lecherous lunge at Mrs Todgers. . . .    "Sitcoms and movies love Pecksniff and trot him out again and again, in various disguises, even in drag. We know the guy. We laugh at him as soon as he starts in pontificating. We don't believe in his moralizing for a single moment...except when he appears in real life in the guise of a conservative politician or pundit.    "One Pecknsiff after another pops up and gets knocked down and just as soon as the remains are swept up and carted away another one struts up the aisle and plants himself before us to tell us how good and pure he is or she is. . . .    "Pecksniffs are always ready with an excuse that explains how it was that they didn't commit the sin we thought they did and how it wasn't really a sin at all. . . .    "The Pecksniff here isn't Kerik, who's a different but just as common brand of hypocrite. . . .    "The Pecksniff is 'the stunningly attractive' Judith Regan. . . .    "Regan's Pecksniffery includes spending a lot of time on TV condemning other people's less than wholesome sex lives. Bill Clinton's and Monica Lewinsky's, for example. . . .    "We know these people. We meet them all the time. When Pecksniff walks into a room we've got his number the minute he opens his mouth and starts to spout.    "Except when the room he walks into is a TV studio or a Congressional hearing room and Pecksniff has had the sense to identify himself or herself as a conservative.    "Give her a year. Judith Regan will be back on Fox telling us all about immorality and the death of outrage. Right alongside Bill Bennett and Bill O'Reilly."

submitted by HD Fowler

pecksnitian - Someone who inquires politely about your health while casually crushing your toes with his hobnailed boots.

e.g., "There's only one way to fix someone's wagon ..." said the profoundly pithy pecksnitian, as he toasted the belching bride and the grunting groom.

submitted by The Quipping Queen - (www)

pectothermagile - The contents of any home-canned jam, jelly, or preserve which either got too little or too much pectin, or else was cooked either too little or too long. The outcome being either a semi-solid or mostly runny disappointment.

e.g., I went to make a p,b & j but my crabapple jelly all came out together in a single lump on the end of my knife.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

peculian - (peck-YOU-lee-un; n.) 1. Someone peculiar, esp. 2. a member of a peculiar group or society. [From "peculiar" + member/agent suffix "-an."]

e.g., The Bible names the righteous "a peculiar people." Good folks are thus peculians by Biblical definition.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

pecunelet, pecuneletive - A little money, specifically earned; the quality of yielding little profit.

e.g., Google ads are really quite pecuneletive.

submitted by Arie Uittenbogaard - (www)

pecunicyrpt - Someone who hides away money.

e.g., My brother is always in the mind of a pecunicyrpt as he takes money out of my piggy bank.

submitted by Nick Johnson

pecunicyrpt - Someone who hides away money.

e.g., "My brother is a pecunicyrp for taking money out of my piggy bank." "You mean you're the pecunicyrp, don't you? You're the one hiding money." "Really? It's hardly hidden in my piggy bank, is it? After all, putting money in them is what piggy banks are for."

submitted by Nick Johnson

ped-x - Pedestrian crossing. Can be used as a noun or a verb.

e.g., Hey, jaywalker, use the ped-x.

submitted by moonwalker

pedal extremunication - The involuntary gestures and acrobatic movements made by your toes towards each other when you are barefoot.

e.g., Nothing gives me more relief from stress than pedal extremunication.

submitted by Yafesi Nsubuga

pedalphile - A lover of pedaled vehicles--such as bicycles. An avid bicyclist or bicycle collector.


submitted by ZNGG

pedanxiety - Fear of a long walk.

e.g., I want to walk to the bar, but I'm feeling a bit pedanxious. I think the cop who ran over the old guy the other night is the cause of my pedanxiety.

submitted by Oli

peddling ya'lls - Selling people something they don't want or don't need.

e.g., Theodore shut the door firmly, leaving the salesman on the other side to slump down the stairs in dejection. Ted's wife entered from the kitchen with a questioning look, to which he said, "No one, honey. Just a salesman, peddling ya'lls."

submitted by Jered Schue

peddy - Short for petrol. Often used when trying to sound badass in front of mates.

e.g., Yeah, I better stop off and get some peddy, or we'll all be pushing the Datsun up the hill again.

submitted by Sean P

pedentary - to live a lifestyle that requires walking.

e.g., She lives a pedentary life.

submitted by Miriam

pedestals - A wonderful way to swear without using an obscene or offensive word

e.g., Getting up from the table, he stubbed his toe on the chair leg. "Pedestals!" he screamed.

submitted by Colin Taffel

pedestool - A figurative pedestal someone puts herself on to artificially boost her self esteem.

e.g., He really puts himself up on a pedestool.

submitted by Christopher Kenton - (www)

pedianym - Names that people call children, usually the child's name added with a sugary dessert.

e.g., When I was younger, my aunt called me pedianyms, such as Mandycakes.

submitted by Amanda Romo

pediddle - A car with one front headlight that has blown out or been smashed or does not work for some other reason.

e.g., I got a ticket on my way over here because my car is a pediddle. The cops didn't believe me when I said I didn't know already.

submitted by ditnis

pedifact - (PED-ee-fact; n.) Something made by a foot (or feet). [From the Latin ped "foot" + factus (pp of facere "to make").]

e.g., Essentially, footprints are the only pedifacts. My favorite pedifacture is squishing wet beachsand between my toes. The prints don't last very long though.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

pedifile - A manicure tool for the feet. A file for the feet.

e.g., When you go to the beauty supply store, please pick up a package of eight disposable pedifiles for me. $10 should cover it. Keep the change for your time. Thanks.

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

pedigenial - Shoe friendly.

e.g., It was so inviting to enter the pedigenial mansion. No worry about bare feet on cold porcelain tile

submitted by Susanne Strickland

pedigraphy - The art of writing with your feet.

e.g., I have used my pedigraphy skills in film and tv. Pedigraphy is listed on my resume as a special skill.

submitted by Ginger - (www)

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