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stachone - The skin above the upper lip: the stach-zone.

e.g., My Uncle John has a huge stachone.

submitted by jonny

stacious - Rigid, inflexible, someone who is unyielding.

e.g., The stacious wood remained even after a hurricane.

submitted by Chris Olton

stacking order - Synonym for "food chain," used in reference to an office-like atmosphere.

e.g., "When I first started working here, Delia was at the bottom of the stacking order, and somehow she passed me up. I don't have a clue." "That's why she passed you up -- you don't have a clue."

submitted by Tara Shea

stackle - A stackle is very simple; it's a little line on a basketball. You should know what it is.

e.g., The paint is coming off the stackle. Soon all of the stackles will be gone.

submitted by Dalton

stackronym - "Stacking acronym." A string of acronyms, such that one letter of an acronym represents another acronym; optimized by the incessant use of "G" for GNU in free software.

e.g., GDK = GTK+ Drawing Kit, GTK+ = GIMP Tool Kit, GIMP = GNU Image Manipulation Program, GNU = Gnu's Not Unix. GDK is a stackronym for: "Gnu's Not Unix" Image Manipulation Program Tool Kit Drawing Kit.

submitted by Scott - (www)

stacktite - To stack things together tightly.

e.g., This morning my pancakes were to be stacktite on my plate for breakfast.

submitted by Ramell Terrell

stadistic - To laugh insanely and uncontrollably.

e.g., Louise was stadistic when Clea fell off the chair.

submitted by bec and leisa

stados - Everything is great; couldn't be better; feel great; compliment on a job well done.

e.g., Stados on your last deal, Clancy. | The Lakers are stados tonight.

submitted by Chuck from Mike

stage goggles - Noun. A condition mainly found during concerts, in which the spectator finds an otherwise attractive performer--usually the lead singer of a band--attractive only because that person holds it down on stage. In real life, the spectactor wouldn't look twice at said lead singer (or bass player) if she tripped over him on the sidewalk.

e.g., I thought the lead singer of The Music was attractive, but it turned out I just had my stage goggles strapped on too tight.

submitted by tamar

staggit - A person who defies description with mere words. To understand what a staggit is, study the psyche and behavior of the ficticious character Joe Dirt -- played by David Spade in the movie of same name.

e.g., Hey, staggit, are you done with my NASCAR video yet? | Hey, staggit, you should have gone with us to the WWF show. This stuff is for real -- they say it isn't, but it is.

submitted by Thomas C. Hayes - (www)

staghornalite - An as yet unidentified mineral from the horny tissue of certain members of the deer family.

e.g., Staghornalite traces have been found in the pigments of cave paintings of prehistoric deer, by early man.

submitted by bill bower

stailure - Of food has failed to stay fresh.

e.g., "The cake's no good. it's stale." "Yeah, epic stailure." jake: EPIC STAILURE

submitted by zachary duffany

stain - A person who, through the way they attempt to present themselves, wants to be readily recognisable as a faction of a popular group of society.

e.g., "Check out those stains with thier fubu clothing loitering at the foodcourt."

submitted by A.Price

stain magnet - Someone who is so prone to messing up her clothes that she can get dirty without even touching anything.

e.g., My brother-in-law is a stain magnet. He managed to get food on his shoulder while eating.

submitted by Lee

stairwell vertigo - That feeling of loss of balance you get from looking down a stairwell (especially firestairs) in a large buliding.

e.g., Coming back from the meeting I had the worst case of stairwell vertigo.

submitted by Mark O'Meara - (www)

stake and bake - Attached to a stake and burned alive. A dramatic but certainly painful way to go, a cruel means of punishment and execution.

e.g., It is said that the famous Jean d'Arc (Joan of Arc) was the victim of stake and bake. This form of punishment has fortunately gone by the wayside and is not used anymore. The electric chair is more modern and humane? Steak and bake sounds tasty, but does anyone bake steak anywhere? {ED. Yes.}

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

stakeholder - Job description for a vampire hunter's|slayer's assistant.

e.g., Vacant Position: Stakeholder wanted, usual terms and regulations apply. Send application to professor van Helsing.

submitted by Robin Nilsson

stale mate - A spouse to whom you've been married too long.

e.g., I dunno, but doesn't the seven year itch have something to do with a stale mate?

submitted by HD Fowler

stalebo - Pronounced "staleebo." A car with only one headlight working. If the pop-up type, it looks like it is winking at other drivers.

e.g., I went to get my car headlight repaired, as I didn't want others to see my car was a stalebo when I drove home.

submitted by Karen

stalkable - "adj. worthy of stalking. cute, appealing. "

e.g., "The guy sitting next to her in class is absolutely stalkable."

submitted by Lynn - (www)

stalkerified - Like a stalker, in a very obvious way..

e.g., John-Bob: So, where do you live? Mary: Well, what a stalkerified question.

submitted by Jen - (www)

stalliloquy - The act of speaking to oneself while utilizing a public restroom.

e.g., At first I thought she was just on her cell phone, but it quickly became apparent she was engaging in a stalliloquy.

submitted by Michelle Smith - (www)

stalp - A group of letters appearing to be a word. To stalp: try to claim a group of letters is really a word.

e.g., "Stalp" really is a word; I saw it in an on-line dictionary.

submitted by Jim - (www)

stamble - Colliding in a serial fashion with small or immovable objects while walking, usually accompanied by curses and rising levels of frustration. (Cross between "stub" and "amble.")

e.g., Alex hopped by holding his foot as if in agony on his way to the bathroom and knocked his good foot into a hot iron, screaming "Oh! @#$%*@!" and slammed the bathroom door closed. Jake said, yawning: "Why don't he just stop stamblin' around the place?"

submitted by Ike

stampled - Stamped and trampled. When one is walked on by someone who makes no attempt to avoid doing so.

e.g., I fell in the mosh pit, and got stampled by some guy in an Adikts tee.

submitted by DoctorDee - (www)

stampled - To be crushed by a single animal with many legs.

e.g., Oh, my God, I just got stampled by that huge milipede.

submitted by Scott

stand on - Believe on (in).

e.g., No matter what he said, I stand on you.

submitted by Joyce D

standac - Plural standacs or standax is a shortening of "standard accusation." This means the habitual accusations and slurs a person or political group throws at opponents.

e.g., When the candidate explained his opposition to the opposing party's platform, the latter slung their usual standacs of racism, sexism, and homophobia.

submitted by David C. Morrow - (www)

standard issue - Regulation item, the norm.

e.g., Randy: What are you getting at the bottle shop? Andy: Just standard issue, a carton of draught.

submitted by Shark

stankadellic - Something that smells really bad.

e.g., That limburger cheese is stankadellic.

submitted by Brandon Ducharme

stankonia - State of supreme sleaziness; disgusting; revolting,

e.g., They keep playing that new Linkin Park song at work. It's complete stankonia.

submitted by acidspork

stankonious - Exceptionally foul-smelling.

e.g., Cagney left her catbox stankonious this morning. She didn't cover up, so she must be sick.

submitted by Name Withheld

stanky - someone or something that smells really bad

e.g., that cabbie was total stanky bro!

submitted by ChemicalB - (www)

stanky tang laundry mat gang - The local town square girls that stand by the corner or in a laundromat or other store located on the square trying not to get caught by the police.

e.g., Dont hang out with her. She's part of the stanky tang laundry mat gang.

submitted by HarleyFT.Josh

staple - Close friend.

e.g., That's my staple.

submitted by Smoke M2D6

star-fish - To be in almost sleep state with arms and legs spread during intercourse.

e.g., He was such a nice guy, but a total "star-fish" in bed.

submitted by Aphinity

star651's sound collection - This is where the editor should put a browse button (one whose input type is "file"). It will collect sound clips of people using words in a sentence, preferably mp3 and wav files. The only Pseudodictionary words they can say are ones submitted by star651. It is my goal to get the words said in audio, so this big long passage has to be replaced with a browse button and a submit button, with a shorter description made by the editor. The editor will be able to review the sound clip (and it should allow people to add a description of the sound). Links to the various sound clips posted will be right below the submit button. I will check below the submit button to see how many people found my idea and submitted audio files of people saying words I invented.

e.g., I think that star651's sound collection is going to be fun.

submitted by star651

starboard - Cardboard waste comprising 90% or more Starbucks™ coffee cups

e.g., The garbage can outside of the local Starbucks™ was overflowing with Starboard.

submitted by Stephen Wonfuji

starbucked - An exhaustive, exaggerated, and overly bureaucratic method of developing a simple solution or process.

e.g., Instead of taking two weeks, this project got Starbucked into three months.

submitted by jaisun

starbuckian - One who cannot miss a day with out going to Starbucks.

e.g., Oh, no, we're about to be trampled by Starbuckians.

submitted by Karen Lynn

starbucking - going to Starbucks--also starbuckification, starbuckified.

e.g., Bridget, shall we go starbucking on Thursday?

submitted by Amy k

starbuckitus - The need of a person to drink Starbucks coffee 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

e.g., John I think you have starbuckitus.

submitted by Michael

starbucksian - An adjective which describes an item or store related to the popularization of a once grass-roots theme.

e.g., When the flashy new starbucksian restaurant put the diner out of business, the neighborhood was finally considered upscale.

submitted by Marc

starbucksism - An addiction to Starbucks, not an addiction to caffeine or coffee.

e.g., I spent another three hours there yesterday. My starbucksism is getting worse.

submitted by Lisa Cirèlle Hansson - (www)

starbucky and starbecky - The male and female customers who frequent coffee houses/cafes, requisite beverages by their sides, absorbed by the portable computers on their laps/ tables, oblivious to the humans around them.

e.g., We had trouble getting a place to sit and talk when we went to Uncommon Grounds because the place was packed with starbuckys and starbeckys.

submitted by jeanine wisniewski - (www)

starbum - The caffiene addict who hangs out at the Starbucks at the mall simply because this person has nothing better to do and Mom and Dad's allowance needs to be spent somewhere. Usually they are way too young, and spend at least two hours a day ordering pseudocoffee-venti-organic-soy-double-dry-iced frappelattechinochai and then slowly sipping while practicing looking as listless, bored, and indifferent as possible.

e.g., The starbums are creeping me out. Can't we just head over to the local joint?

submitted by Desiree

starbursting - Turning on one's hazard lights in a handicapped space (or other restricted zone) in the erroneous belief that it makes one immune to a parking ticket.

e.g., That cop gave me a ticket for being double-parked in a handicapped zone even though I was starbursting!

submitted by Stephen Mize

starchey - A fellow that is small in size, but one you would want on yer side if ever a fight broke out.

e.g., I wouldn't wanna mess with that starchey sumbitch if I were you.

submitted by King Of Vulgaria

starecase - A very attractive member of the opposite sex.

e.g., Mike, did you see that girl? She was a genuine starecase.

submitted by JesusBuiltMyHotrod

stargating - Used to describe a person who has stopped paying attention and who is in his own world somewhere else in the cosmos. Playfully derogatory.

e.g., I was trying to tell him what happened, but he was stargating.

submitted by elvisMonkey

starile - The condition where celebrities cannot spawn children.

e.g., She could make a movie but she have childen--she was starile.

submitted by Simon

staritoriality - (pronounced like "territoriality," with an /s/ before it; n.) The area over which a cat believes herself to rule, haughtily opening her eyes and flicking her ears toward interlopers (especially other animals) and then, after a few moments (during which, I imagine, the interloper is supposed to tremble in fear, lest her royal felinity command her retainers (that's us) to put them to death or feed them to something bloodthirsty)---after a few moments, her miaojesty slowly closes her Eyes (I always capitalize the Eyes of a cat for some reason) and regally turns away, allowing the intruder to remain ... or flies at it in a hissing and spitting, claws unsheathed, to drive it from her domain. [Coined by my daughter in reference to her cat, Piper.]

e.g., "I thought you were getting more ice cream." "I was, but your cat's sitting on top of the freezer doing that staritoriality thing they do." "So?" "Well, staritoriality creeps me out. It was, like, 'Open this freezer, human, and I'll scalp you.' So I just left."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

starjack - To take another person's coffee from the counter at Starbuck's.

e.g., Gerald was somewhat ticked when he noted that his venti non-fat dry 185 degree Panama latte had been starjacked while he was eyeing the new Barrista.

submitted by Stephen

starking - Following someone through a parking garage or lot in hopes of getting her spot.

e.g., When I noticed the group looking around I decided to stark them in hopes of snagging their parking spot.

submitted by Tim

startbucks - A small team of entrepreneurs, three to five people, working on the next great business from geographically-disparate coffee houses, collaborating via wireless internet access.

e.g., During the day, this coffee shop is filled with startbucks. They're quiet -- but they take all the bandwidth.

submitted by Garrick Van Buren - (www)

starverminoid - (starv-vermin-noid) Any substance that terminates pests such as rats, mice, cockroaches, ants, and the like by making it impossible to process and digest foodstuffs, resulting in rapid dependable starvation.

e.g., The most natural means of getting rid of the vermin in your house is by means of a modern starverminoid -- it satisfies.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

starwarsian - Aomeone extremely addicted to the everything and anything related to the Star Wars saga. Does NOT apply to the creator of this word.

e.g., That starwarsian over there watched the entire Star Wars saga 100 times, in a row.

submitted by Anthony Binkowski

stashin' skittles - Used to describe nipples getting hard.

e.g., Damn, it's cold in here. I'm definitely stashing skittles.

submitted by Rachel - (www)

stashin' wagon - A vehicle used for stashing things in. Intended words: station wagon

e.g., I filled up the back end of my stashin' wagon.

submitted by Vickie Fanberg

statenize - To make a state.

e.g., Alaska was statenized in 1959.

submitted by lucas

staticuted - To be electrified by static.

e.g., I was staticuted when I touched the car door.

submitted by katrina

statrick - Television static that seems to attract people's attentions.

e.g., That statrick seems to brainwash me.

submitted by Fox Woodlander

statriotism - (Rhymes with "patriotism"; n.) A political belief that holds (1.) that the United States of America is an association of separate_States_rather than a single political entity cut up into various administrative provinces by the central government, and that each such state has willingly surrendered various powers---and those powers alone---to the federal government for the good of all; (2.) that the federal legislature's (congress's) gradual erosion of these powers (especially through the Commerce Clause (?!) of the US Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 (I think))), has led to runaway spending, confrontational politics focused on party agenda rather than resolution of issues, and, finally, the evanescence of individual responsibility in a miasma of ignorance and anomie; and (3.) that the solution may be to refocus our politics locally, without (of course) losing whatever comprehension each of us may retain of (a) how the federal government is supposed to work (I suggest reading the Constitution (it's really not all that long (more's the pity))), as well as (b) our civic responsibilities federally. [A very obvious combination of "state" and "patriotism."] [Oh, and this word has no connection (well, it isn't supposed to, anyway) to statism (which is very nearly the opposite of statriotism).]

e.g., If it accomplishes nothing else, the rise of statriotism might at least rekindle sufficient state pride to design some brighter and more creative flags (please see "vexilopathy"). I also hope that statriotism may encourage Americans to take greater part in their own local (city and county) government. Perhaps we might also see an increase in state join-the-union holidays (I, myself, was born in Seattle (Washington state's admission date is November 11th); but I lived my formative years in Virginia (June 25th), Maryland (April 28th), and, most of all, in Pennsylvania (December 12). I mean, come on: over half the state flags in the country are just blue rectangles with the State Seal (like a full-blown achievement of arms, with shields, supporters, scrollwork, scrambled egg, state mottoes, various other heraldic devices, the whole nine yards). Imagine a US flag consisting, not of stars and stripes, but a big blue rectangle with the Great Seal of the United States in the middle ... It doesn't bear thinking on. Think about this too: many of the state flags include the state's name. Why? A flag is supposed to cry out its state's identity without the watcher needing to be within reading range. Okay. I'll shut up.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

statsurfing - The process of clicking links you find in your referrer logs.

e.g., I found a brilliant weblog in my referrer logs, because they wrote a post about me and someone clicked it.

submitted by Ivar Zantinge - (www)

stavish - Awesome. very good. favorable

e.g., This song is stavish.

submitted by kristin kahler

stawn - A smell of erotic pleasure.

e.g., John made the girls crazy with his scent of stawn.

submitted by Thomas

staycation - Stay-at-home vacation. It's been around since 2005 or earlier, but is used more these days as the economy weakens and the price of gas goes up.

e.g., Our staycation has nothing at all to do with the price of gas.

submitted by HD Fowler

stayes - Sleeves for your legs.

e.g., When I ride my bike in the winter I wear my long sleeved jersey and wear stayes over my bike shorts.

submitted by Pope - (www)

stayip - Stop it. Usually pronouced "staah-yip."

e.g., I told the boys to stayip, but they didn't listen.

submitted by Mandi - (www)

stays - (n. pl.) fir and pine needles, which do not "leave" in the autumn (includes holly leaves, which also stay, and sometimes ordinary leaves during the summer when they're not going anywhere). (Coined by a little boy of my acquaintance.) (not to be confused with "stays" meaning corsets.)

e.g., "Oak trees have leaves, but holly has stays." | "Our Christmas tree dried up, and all the stays fell off."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

std trading post - Used to describe a place or person known for spreading sexually transmitted diseases.

e.g., I got drunk and went to the STD trading post last night. Whores galore.

submitted by George Edward Purdy

steak in the pocket - To experience good fortune or good luck when it was unexpected.

e.g., Nice, my roommate bought the beer this time. Steak in the pocket.

submitted by Derek

steak out - What you have at a restaurant when you're hungry for a nice piece of beef.

e.g., Two police officers were told to have a steak out and went to Longhorn for filet mignon.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy

steak-eatah - An oversized American luxury sedan; also applies to the driver of such a vehicle.

e.g., I was drivin' down the Pike when this big ol' steak-eatah cuts me off and starts up the brake light revue.

submitted by Turfdigger

steakhead - person of redneck mannerisms and questionable intelligence (derivation of "meathead" ).

e.g., He dyed his mullet black before the hockey game? What a steakhead!

submitted by andi

steakmail - Spam's younger and better-looking counterpart. The one Spam resends . . . oops, I mean resents. Actual e-mail that I want. The reason I even have an e-mail address for in the first place. [very rare]

e.g., I so full on the hefty serving of SteakMail I received today.

submitted by Robert - (www)

stealthcasm - A barb or sharp remark delivered so smoothly that the recipient is unaware of the insult until the speaker is well out of range--if ever. These statements frequently have treacherous double meanings. Also, the method used for such deliveries. Also stealthbarb.

e.g., "I always appreciate useful comments from my employees," Mr. Burns said stealthcastically. "Rest assured I will give it all the attention it warrants."

submitted by Shaduan

steam queen - A man who hangs around the lockerroom of a gym with the obvious intention of soliciting other men there for a sexual encounter.

e.g., Did you notice the guy hanging out in the sauna? Do you think he's a steam queen?

submitted by Easter Bradford - (www)

steamer - Great, excellent.

e.g., Class is cancelled today? Steamer!

submitted by William Tychonievich - (www)

steamin - For the appearance of one who has consumed enough alcohol to projectile vomit for a week.

e.g., Min, that guy is steamin! Hud im up or he'll fa doon in the gutter!

submitted by lou

steaming wassock - Idiot.

e.g., Eee, ya great steaming wassock.

submitted by david

steamroll - A reaction that immediately reaches the source of an emotional problem, the result being intense concentration on that problem.

e.g., When she said that to me, I was steamrolled.

submitted by Eric Vigo

steck mobile - Another word for hippy van.

e.g., "We can go in my steck mobile" or "hey, check out the steck mobile."

submitted by Kiss My Tiara

steckitation - When a person tells really lame jokes, but they are actually funny to the person who tells them.

e.g., "How are you?" "Not three bad." "Sheesh, your steckitation can be terribly lame at times."

submitted by flame of kain

stedsa - Instead of.

e.g., I want the Mustang stedsa the Corvette.

submitted by Matt Cowart

steel - Term used to describe an icy cold glance or look from or at someone in either a menacing or inquisitive manner.

e.g., 1. I am receiving some serious steel from that chick across the bar. 2. I know I just slept with that guy's sister, but why is he giving me such steel??

submitted by Kosherbeef

steen - Lots, many loads of.

e.g., We got steen bananas.

submitted by Gary LeDrew - (www)

steepee - An exceptionally tall and narrow Native American tent.

e.g., He built his steepee so tall that he couldn't reach the apex to tie it off, and it fell; thus, he was unable to keep his wigwam.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

steeplechased - To run someone out of a relationship by pressuring him to get married.

e.g., After Maria started talking about wedding dresses, I was completely steeplechased.

submitted by jazzbo

steer to the deer - Slang for hitting a deer while driving. It's used in a situation when you're very tired and about to leave in your car.

e.g., I'm so tired, I'm bound to steer to the deer tonight.

submitted by Misako Kairo

steez - style or way of being

e.g., "You know my steez, I'm always in jail."

submitted by Niarcky Buolstey - (www)

steez - Originally it means to stall on a rail and sneeze at the same time. (For those who don't know, a stall is a move on a skateboard.) | It can also be used to describe how someone looks when she skates. | And last it basically describes how you feel. | And last again: a person so awkward that she's bound to wear "skinny" jeans every day of her life.

e.g., The way he skates is steezy. | You know he's steezin' -- just look at his pants.

submitted by asa

stega - Lincolnshire, UK, slang for someone with low standards, one who would pick a penny up off the ground.

e.g., You stega, you picked that penny up off the ground.

submitted by Adam Leslie

stemwinder - Stem-winder. A post to a forum or a "speech or sermon so long, interminable and boring that it feels as though one needs to wind one's watch before it ends." A meaning nearly opposite its usual meaning of a rousing political speech.

e.g., I'm known for my stemwinders both here at the PseudoDictionary and on Punch/CounterPunch at

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

step - To challenge someone.

e.g., He had beef and decided to step.

submitted by Zak

step quick - To walk briskly, to walk quickly.

e.g., We better step quick or well miss the train.

submitted by James - (www)

step-husband or -wife - A virtual definition imposed on people who're seen together so often that people assume they're in a relationship together. Esp. for roommates of the opposite sex. Origin: The term is spawned by the broken family phenomenon in which one cannot be sure if a child-parent pair are in fact biologically related. Therefore the term "step-" is imposed as a prefix to the assumed relationship.

e.g., Either my step-husband or I will be home all day to let the cable guy in. They never give you a narrow enough window to let you do anything else the whole day. Arrogant bastards.

submitted by Chirstyn - (www)

step-husband or -wife - Your ex-wife's new husband, or your ex-husband's new wife.

e.g., My step-husband is a legal immigrant from Australia. | My step-wife is evil.

submitted by Joe Bourgeois

stepalator - Escalator.

e.g., My daughter demanded that we ride the stepalator up and down several more times.

submitted by Stephen VanHaverbeke

stepford - The Macmillan Dictionary: "completely obedient, and doing what other people want without questioning or criticising."

e.g., "Anthea Turner was a successful Stepford celebrity -- until she began a relationship with a married businessman."
The Independent, March 2002)

submitted by HD Fowler

stephen wrightism - A deadpan joke or pun. From the trademark comedy of Stephen Wright.

e.g., "I was up all night playing poker with tarot cards. I got a full-house, four people died."

submitted by mike sedita

stepmonster - Wicked stepmother.

e.g., James: So, who is going to the party? Roseanne: My father, brother, and my stepmonster.

submitted by Roseanne H.

stepping on your airhose - To unknowingly do yourself harm; to accidentally cut off or alienate resources.

e.g., Dingus stepped on his airhose when he asked the boss's fat wife if she was pregnant.

submitted by jayseejay

stepstud - An unmarried male acting as a stepparent.

e.g., His brother’s children have had many stepstuds.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

stereo type - Touch typing with fingers of both hands. | Someone who appreciates hearing with both ears or seeing with both eyes. Some are known for talking out of both sides of their mouths as well.

e.g., Although I no longer type as fast as I once did, I still stereo type. | He was one of those stereo types who came to town in the 1950s, played the piano with both hands and was a bi-pedaler. Our little village was never quite the same again.

submitted by HD Fowler

stereopolytopia - A blood disease in which string-like growths develop. In severe cases the strings poke through the walls of blood vessels and eventually through the skin, if the skin is pressed too hard. Another jot tollity. A word from my dream last night.

e.g., Me: So, Dr. O, what did my blood test show? Dr. O: That you've developed stereopolytopia. Take two aspirin and get some bed rest this weekend.

submitted by Preston Madison - (www)

sternutorrhea - Excessive or rapidly successive series of sneezes (sternutation = sneezing).

e.g., It was difficult to discern whether Clive's sternutorrhea was caused by Isabel's cats or some other olfactory pathology.

submitted by Mark Lee - (www)

sterq - Short for "sterquilinian": "having originated in a dungheap." An all-purpose interjection.

e.g., "What's your opinion of word creations such as 'groomology' -- intended to promote a business?" "Sterq, dude, sterq."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

steveless - The world after the death of Steve Jobs.

e.g., We now live in the jobsless and steveless world.

submitted by Mikhail Epstein

stevie wonderize, stevie wonder eyes - 1.To skim information too quickly to learn from it. 2. Your unoptimalized eyes; i.e., eyes without proper vision gear.

e.g., 1. I didn't really have time to digest the readings -- only to Stevie Wonderize them. 2. I can't read that sign. I've Stevie Wonder eyes on.

submitted by Todd

stewards - Used when you don't believe what someone is saying. From a stewards' inquiry in horse racing.

e.g., "Nirvana was a great band." Definitely need a stewards on that one.

submitted by matey-boy

stfu - Shut The Fuck Up.

e.g., What you need is a big cup of STFU. | "After the next big Al Qaeda score against the US (there will be one because the problem with DEFENSE is that it cedes the INITIATIVE to one's opponent, and we see the inertia of trying to sustain an OFFENSE amongst a willfully ignorant populace [also recommend reading Terror and Liberalism]), maybe the idiot contingent, aka the Dean-wing of the Democratic party, will have a nice cup of STFU."

submitted by beelzebub - (www)

stib - Sticky "goop" that is stuck between your fingers

e.g., After eating a porcupine, Jimbo had a lot of stib between his fingers.

submitted by Teve Torbes

stibe - To cause a moment of sadness or nostalgia.

e.g., It always stibes me to hear that song that used to be "our song" when we were dating.

submitted by Kent

stick - Another word for cigarette, abbreviated form of "cancer stick".

e.g., Wanna burn a stick?

submitted by Shane Crawford

stick one's fork in a toaster - To do something really stupid, and when the consequences inevitably occur, be shocked.

e.g., Bert: That was the stupidest thing Chris ever did. Too bad he's dead. Ernie: Yeah, he really stuck his fork in the toaster.

submitted by Ziggy - (www)

stickamadozier - An annoyance, brat, or general pain in the rear.

e.g., Stop being such a stickamadozier.

submitted by Hunter Robinson - (www)

stickamation - The art of drawing a stick figure comic. Normally taking place between two bored high school students, the practice is banned by teachers.

e.g., We were in maths and were doing a stickamation -- check it out.

submitted by Anna - (www)

stickarythm - A simple illustrative means by which to help others grasp the more complex concept of logarithm.

e.g., Now that you can perform stickarythmic computations Chris, we shall learn logarithm.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

sticking the nut - Head butting.

Cecil Adams's The Straight Dope: Dear Straight Dope:

Have you noticed that skull-crashing is catching on in the movies? In the 2005 Wes Craven thriller Red Eye [warning: mild spoiler follows] the villain (Cillian Murphy) deliberately crashes his skull into the forehead of the leading lady (Rachel McAdams), sending her into unconsciousness. Later, she crashes her skull into his forehead, and this time he's the loser. My question is, in real life does anyone deliberately do this skull-crashing business? How do you know, when you crash your skull into someone's forehead, that you will stay conscious while they fly off to la-la land? -- John Hollenhorst, Salt Lake City

SDSTAFF Gfactor replies:

First of all, John, it's not usually called "skull-crashing" -- the practice you're referring to is typically known as head-butting. And yes, sometimes people really do engage in it.

The most widely witnessed real-life head-butt in history was almost certainly the one given by French soccer star Zinedine Zidane to Italy's Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup finals. Materazzi later admitted he had provoked Zidane, and both players were disciplined. In a 1992 New York Times article, Morgan Gendel reported that soccer players in the northern British Isles called the maneuver "sticking the nut," and that it was a "street-fighting move popular mostly in working-class sections of Britain and Ireland."

Of course, head-butting is unwelcome in most sports, even those directly involving combat. A head-butt motion shows up sometimes in the traditional sequences of karate moves known as kata (there's one at about 1:21 in this clip of the kata called Gojushiho Dai), but head-butting an opponent is off-limits in competition.

e.g., Believe me, you don't want to teach your grandson how to stick the nut. People got bloody noses after I did it -- and they were not happy with me.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

sticknugget - The crunchy cornbread nugget that remains on the stick after consuming a corn dog.

e.g., Are you going to finish your corndogs and eat those sticknuggets, too? If you're not, can I have 'em? I'm starving. . . . I'd have to be to eat that.

submitted by Cheriste Eve - (www)

stickto-iveness - Persistent, following through, not giving up easily.

e.g., His stickto-iveness allowed him to finish his project way ahead of schedule, despite of all the obstacles he encountered along the way.

submitted by Ray Schulz - (www)

sticky - Negative adjective with a variety of meanings -- such as disagreeable.

e.g., Why you gotta be so sticky, Chris?

submitted by kev-dogg

sticky memory - A photographic memory.

e.g., Of course I remembered that. I have a sticky memory.

submitted by Mary C - (www)

sticky rice - Word, concept, or person you've never heard of ... then suddenly you hear or see it frequently in a short period of time. Derivation: basmati used to be the rice chosen most often in foofy restaurants, but now you only see sticky rice or sushi rice.

e.g., This site is sticky rice since k10k posted a link.

submitted by riah - (www)

sticky sticks - How hair looks when gel is put in it.

e.g., I want to know what it feels like when my sticky sticks are cut.

submitted by star651 - (www)

stickybon - Anything considered cool. Derived partly from the French word for good (bon). Things that are cool stay or stick.

e.g., Madonna's show was surprisingly stickybon.

submitted by Danny - (www)

stiction - A force between two bodies that builds up with time and resists relative motion, then releases abruptly with momentum.

e.g., The packing exhibits stiction during valve stroke.

submitted by Scotttu

stiff'em - Screw 'em. To cruelly brush someone off.

e.g., My boss wanted me to stay late today, but stiff'em. I'm going home.

submitted by Falcone

stiffed - Screwed for money, cheated.

e.g., You should of got mags on your Integra for the price you paid -- Chris stiffed you.

submitted by vito

stiffy - Stiffy is another word for stuffy, only stuffier. If you are stiffy you are a stiff person, who does not enjoy humor or anything enjoyable. Example, aliens.

e.g., The teacher at the one school wouldn't tolerate the boy's smiley face drawing on the board; she's quite a stiffy person.

submitted by Jordan

stige - An alternate word for 'playing video games' with the intent of keep the act secret from a party who finds gaming to be childish or silly or a complete waste of time

e.g., I wanted to stige later, but my girlfriend's here and she might spend the night.

submitted by Todd Zuniga - (www)

stilb - Short top, long back. The "mullet" haircut.

e.g., There's going to be alot of stilbs at the Daytona 500.

submitted by andrew soik

still mooin' - Used to describe any raw or undercooked food. Not just beef. An amendment to an already common phrase.

e.g., I prefer my Subway M&M and chocolate chip cookies still mooin'.

submitted by Corey Bonneville

stillers - A perfectly accectable way of reffering to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

e.g., I'm goin' down Heinz Field on Sunday and watching da Stillers play. Where's your ticket?

submitted by Dave Welsch

stillie - (n.) a photograph, as opposed to a "movie" (that moves).

e.g., "Home movies are boring Mom; let's just get out that old box of yours and look at stillies."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

stilliness - To be consumed with mirth whilst remaining relatively still; trying to hide laughter.

e.g., When Stan tripped over the iguana, Susie became wracked with stilliness.

submitted by Delilah

stilly - Stupid and silly.

e.g., Don't act so stilly.

submitted by Sandy

stilt - A smoke.

e.g., Do you have any stilts? or for a pack of smokes, do you have a bundle of stilts?

submitted by Smoke M2D6

stimulax - To be both relaxed and stimulated at the same time.

e.g., Kim was renowned for stimulaxing at parties after half a glass of wine.

submitted by Sean Williams - (www)

stimulization - a low-IQ, but compelling, way of saying "stimulation"

e.g., Well, Chuck, I'm looking for a man who can give me intellectual stimulization.

submitted by DianeB - (www)

sting-dogg - An unfavourable event or situation.

e.g., Man, that 9 to 5 was a sting-dogg.

submitted by sean/ryan/craig

stinge - A supremely cheap and stingy person.

e.g., "Chris wouldn't lend me money for lunch." "'S'happened to me, too. She's a stinge."

submitted by james c

stingray butt - The position of a dog when he is lying down on his belly with his back legs splayed out. His hips, back legs, and tail form a stingray shape.

e.g., My dog Moses plopped down on the carpet, doing his stingray butt.

submitted by Rene

stink car - A late 80s fiberglass-coffin-type car. Typically, these days, a stink car barely runs, has a pile of semi-organic garbage in the back, and smells awful.

e.g., My Chevy's in the shop. We'll have to take the stink car.

submitted by qnarf

stink eye - The look you get from someone who is very annoyed with you.

e.g., Betty really gave Sue the stink eye for taking her break when we were so busy.

submitted by Xeeba

stinkadena - Derogatory nickname for the city of Pasadena, Texas. The numerous refineries in this suburb of Houston give the air a noxious aroma.

e.g., Ugh, I have to drive all the way to Stinkadena to meet someone.

submitted by Ari G.

stinkathon - A marathon be-in. Used to describe the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) "movement" as it ends its first month -- and the garbage continues to pile up. Double entendre intended.

e.g., "Wow. I think that is the longest sentence I've ever seen. What does it mean?" "Huh?" "Oh, that's just a comment I read. It was one of several to a Saturday article I was reading about the stinkathon in NYC."

submitted by HD Fowler

stinkfection - Any slow healing, pus-filled wound which begins to fester and smell.

e.g., I believe Dave's ingrown toenail has become a stinkfection; look, it's red, swollen, and funky.

submitted by Steve Zihlavsky

stinkfingering - Giving somone "the finger."

e.g., I've got a bad habit of stinkfingering anyone who cuts me off in traffic. Oh well. I suppose it's one of the milder forms of road rage.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

stinking - Flatulent monarch

e.g., Montezuma was the archetypical stinking.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

stinkling - A creature or human that continuously stinks no matter what is done to try to get rid of the stench.

e.g., Due to the fact that John Doe continuously smells, he is commonly referred to as a stinkling.

submitted by Joshua Haupt c/o Mrs. West

stinks on ice - Catchphrase describing anything exceptionally awful or grotty. Juvenile/hyperjuvenile.

e.g., "This movie STINKS ON ICE!" (Mackenzie, in an episode of the Nickelodeon series "Rocket Power" entitled "Double-O Twistervision; Mackenzie is a rather bratty 5-year-old not averse to getting angry rather easily on the series.)

submitted by Larry Ellis Reed - (www)

stinkum - "A word synonymous with perfume or cologne, usually describing one that you don't like."

e.g., ""I'm not sure what to get mom for Christmas this year, maybe I'll just get her that stinkum she likes.""

submitted by Foster

stinky cheese - Parmesan cheese, like one would use on pizza.

e.g., Would you please pass the stinky cheese?

submitted by Sara

stinky skinke - The most ordinary (and cheap) variety of ham in Denmark. NB: The "skinke" is read to rhyme with "stinky."

e.g., Would you like a stinky skinke sandwich?

submitted by zora

stinkyocity - Used to describe something that really stinks.

e.g., The room reeked of stinkyocity.

submitted by Liz

stinkypie - An endearment: sweetie pie, sweetheart, etc.

e.g., I love you, stinkypie!

submitted by naomi - (www)

stirk - A Cumbrian (Beatrix Potter country, Lake District) dialect word for a sound, resolute man of good character. The term dates back to the annals of the 8th Earl of Workington (1311-1402), the first Stirk of Stirk. In those days there were many cross border raids where the Picts and the Scots would come down from the north laying waste to all in their path, stealing the cattle, the grain, and many of the local women. The 8th Earl organised patrols along what was left of Hadrian's Wall and organised the local yeomen (free men) into fighting forces and for a period the border raids were resisted and repelled. So peaceful was it for the duration of the lifetime of the 8th Earl that the farmers east of Carlisle prospered to such an extent that they called their homeland Eden Vale for it brought forth plenty. In 1403, a year after the death of the extremely aged earl, a huge memorial was erected in his honour at Lanercost Priory. No one knows why, but the hugely elaborate monument bore just the simple inscription "Truly this man was the Stirk of Stirk." Unfortunately, when the priory was dissolved in 1536 under the orders of Henry VIII, the monument was destroyed along with many of the other buildings.

e.g., My father was far from the Stirk of Stirk.

submitted by David

stitch up - "To intentionally make someone look guilty of doing something which they did not do."

e.g., 1. "He claims he was stitched up by the police."
2. As Mann was led away from Albufeira Criminal Court by military police armed with pistols and 2ft truncheons, he shouted: "I wasn't even there. It's a stitch up."

submitted by HD Fowler

stite - An individual so in love with herself that she believes she is the most important person in the world.

e.g., Chris is a stite. If you arrested him for littering, he'd tell you that no law applied to him.

submitted by Daniel Keating

stitious - Less than superstitious. Characterized by only a moderately irrational belief that unrelated objects or actions will affect outcomes.

e.g., After breaking the mirror, the merely stitious Lou knew he would be in for only two years of bad luck, not seven.

submitted by Dave Violette

stixoid - Resembling a stick, cylindrical.

e.g., That piece of metal is stixoid.

submitted by Pinky Lee - (www)

stnoed - The mispronounced way the word "stoned" is often said when one is extremely stoned. Pronounced "snowed" -- the t is silent.)

e.g., Don't know 'bout you but I'm really stnoed.

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stoater - An unusually interesting, appealing, or attractive woman.

e.g., As I got off the subway, I noticed a stoater waiting at the far end of the platform.

submitted by inchelium - (www)

stock exchange - Party (or other gathering) with lots of potentially nice girls who aren't old enough to date but will be soon. You can "invest" in those girls already, hence stock exchange.

e.g., The place was packed with 16-year-olds, quite a stock exchange.

submitted by 3S

stockenblocken - Right angle.

e.g., I like trees that form stockenblockens with the ground.

submitted by Riki Gifford-Ferguson

stod - A nameless and helpless character in video games, action movies, and similar works. One who exists only to be effortlessly killed, beaten, or otherwise dispatched by more important main characters with names.

e.g., Before reaching the boss battle that ends level six, the player must fight through approximately two-hundred stods.

submitted by Gary Achenbach

stodgie - A cross between the word stingy and the word bodgie. It is a word of disgust when describing someone or the state of something

e.g., Sam is really stodgie.

submitted by Dom - (www)

stoinkered - Extreme feelings of unwellness and tiredness, usually due to heavy drinking of alcohol.

e.g., I was out all last night and today I am absolutely stoinkered. Now I know the meaning of crapulent.

submitted by Jillian

stoked - the utmost extreme excitement. i.e.-a freshman sorority sister at her first kegger.

e.g., I am sooo stoked about the game this friday!

submitted by jessidp - (www)

stoked - To be really excited about something

e.g., Im so stoked about going to the Clutch Show

submitted by Lesah

stoked - Excited, agitated, manic.

e.g., I bet he was pretty stoked when she agreed to marry him.

submitted by Stephen Mize

stomp a mudhole - To pound repeatedly with foot with the objective of turning solid to liquid.

e.g., Keep that up and I'll stomp a mudhole in your asshole.

submitted by Greg B

stompers - Feet.

e.g., Sarah, move your stompers already or we're going to be late for school.

submitted by Emma

stomple - Combination of "stomp" and "trample."

e.g., Our softball team got stompled on this past weekend.

submitted by Sam Spade

stompy - A swift negative attitude towards an idea, situation, remark that is not warreated and a conclusion is jumped to (usually wrong) before all the information is out. A negative attitude. a person who is being a wet blanket.

e.g., She got all stompy when Jeff mentioned the game was on Saturday. He is so sompy today. He just got all stompy when I mentioned the holidays are fast approaching

submitted by Nora Qudus - (www)

stonatto - Space-cadet, out-of-it, idiot, one who is really out there; anglicized by Italo-Americans as "stunad." Literally translates from Italisn to mean "out-of-tune."

e.g., That stonatto didn't even contribute to the birthday lunch for his own girlfriend.

submitted by thedom - (www)

stoned henge - Derived from the ancient rock monument in the UK, term for a rock star who has overindulged.

e.g., This band would rock if the drummer wasn't such a stoned henge.

submitted by James

stoner moment - loss of memory, or loss of train of thought.

e.g., "I was going to class when i had a stoner moment and forgot what day it was."

submitted by Brian

stong - A song, tune, or melody that won't leave your head. You just have to hum it over and over. | Catchy or sticky jingle that you hear once and you know you'll be humming it to yourself later.

e.g., That freaky Quizno's jingle has become a stong and I've been singing it all day.

submitted by Hyposede

stonkered - 1: to be drunk or under the influence. 2: to be tired or fatigued. 3: to be full after a meal

e.g., Oh man I'm absolutely Stonkered

submitted by James Crewe - (www)

stood up - Not meeting up with someone, even though you have plans.

e.g., I was looking forward to my date with Sheila. After waiting at the bar for two hours for her, I realized that I had been stood up.

submitted by Rute

stoog - a cigarette

e.g., Do you want to go out for a stoog?

submitted by Charles Chong - (www)

stooge - Dodgy insult to use when you're lost for words.

e.g., Oh yeah. Well, you're a...a...a...STOOGE! So there!

submitted by Charles Haszler

stooge - To stooge someone is to cancel one's plans with someone (or not makes plans at all) in favour of doing something with someone else, especially one's boyfriend or girlfriend. A true stooge would be when two friends who have not seen each other in a long time have made plans to catch up well in advance of the date and on that date, one friend contacts the other to cancel because she has new, evidently more urgent plans with hersignificant other.

e.g., 1. I'm so bored, all my mates stooged me to go bone their girlfriends. 2. I'm sorry. I've gotta stooge you, it's my brother's birthday today.

submitted by Captain Tom

stooge foober - Someone who doesn't comply with things you think are correct.

e.g., Lee is a stooge foober; he does some really weird stuff.

submitted by Ben Weeding

stookie - stupid, moronic

e.g., That was just plain stookie.

submitted by Oliver Carnes

stoolie - A guy that typically spends a lot of time on his appearance, including working out to excess, and going to clubs wearing tight shirts, overalls with a strap undone or a vest unbottoned with nothing underneath to accentuate his body. Root: Stool sample.

e.g., Me: How do stoolies always get the hot girls at clubs? Friend: I dunno, ask Ricky Martin.

submitted by Steve

stoont - A student who demonstrates the danger of a small amount of knowledge.

e.g., The stoonts insisted that they knew more than their professors.

submitted by Steve McDonald

stoopih - (Pronounced STEW-pih; Adj.) 1. Wonderful, pleasing; 2. Amazing, riveting; 3. Unbelievably fine; 4. Recklessness (but with mostly positive connotations, i.e., acting without giving thought to one's own safety); 5. Miraculously lucky (generally in the context of surviving something ... well, stupid). [From_stupid_, but somehow turned into praise (kind of like "bad" and "phat" in streetspeak (q.v.)). The last d of _stupid_ is apparently pronounced only before a vowel being the following word. There is also a variant _stoopin_, as in "being or doing something particularly praiseworthy (I think).]

e.g., "Man, that guy is stoopih!" "What guy? Whose stupid?" "On the screen! They say he took out a mugger hittin' on some lady." "Was he badly hurt?" "Oh, yeah: died in the ambulance." "That's terrible! How can that be stupid?" "You ain't listenin', Dude: the mugger died in the ambulance, the Stoopih dude lost an ear when the mugger tried to shoot'im in the head." "You're saying the ... um ... rescuer was stupid for intefering in the mugging?" "No! no, Man. Listen! He ain't stupid; he stoopih!" "Ohhh: I get it. He was ... stoopih---and that's good, right?" "Yeah! It's fine! He is one badass moth---" "Wait! You just called him a hero! (I think.) Now he's bad?" "Yeah, Man! Well, no. Um, ya see: he ain't bad, he Baaad." "Baaad?" "Yeah: Baaaaaad." "So, 'bad' means 'bad,' but 'baaaad' means 'good', uh, 'stoopih'?" "Now you got it, Dude! Later." ".... Okay ... so: 'Who's on first, What's on second, and I Dunno's on third....."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

stoopy - Stupid.

e.g., Stop being stoopy, youu can't cook with an Easy Bake Oven.

submitted by Lus

stop 'n' rob - A convenience store, often a locally-owned, non-chain store. From their propensity for being knocked over by small time hoods.

e.g., Can you go over to the stop 'n' rob and get me some smokes?

submitted by buckethead

stopgapplication - A cheap, throw-away program that is meant to aid in the transition to a more complete or robust program, but due to neglect, has become a permanent solution that must be supported at great expense by the enterprise.

e.g., Job security in this economy is having to support our company's 42 stopgapplications because project management couldn't lead themselves out of a wet paper bag. | Sorry, honey. Not tonight. I'm having to support our company's stopgapplication from a remote server in Tel Aviv.

submitted by Zach Fisher - (www)

stopper popper - Corkscrew.

e.g., If you've got the wine, I've got the stopper popper.

submitted by Tutruks

stoptional - A stop-sign in the middle of nowhere.

e.g., Don't slow down, it's only stoptional.

submitted by bingo - (www)

storch - To exhaust a person until the point of uselessness or danger. (Might be related to the late actor Larry Storch and his "F Troop" role in one way or another.)

e.g., The QA team was so storched, they weren't finding obvious flaws. A week of double-shifts had storched out.

submitted by Adam Burtch

storge - "1. friendly, affectionate love; familial love 2. (astrology) horizon in the Leo/Aquarius axis 3. (sociology) the love between friends." "[S]torge is natural, almost automatic and inevitable. It’s the type of love that binds families together, races, clans, and social groupings (including national unity and patriotism)." "Parental affection; the instinctive affection which animals have for their young."

e.g., "A living being with storge feels a strong sense of duty and is often willing to die to protect this love." | "I storge you." "You what?" "I storge you." "Unh, what does that mean?" "Well, I figured you'd be upset if I said, 'I love you,' so I used the word for love between friends -- turning it into a verb in the process."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

storgenbarr - A gathering of friends where they don't really do anything but just hang out. Nothing is accomplished.

e.g., I went to a storgenbarr the other day and chilled with my friends.

submitted by Jeremiah

storm and dang - After "sturm und drang" (meaning "state of violent disturbance"), this word is closer to "tempest in a teapot" in meaning -- that is, full of weak fury, stopping far short of anything scary, and using only the mildest form of cussing

e.g., "Gladys, your outburst is only amusing...'Jimminy Christmas, dang-it, get off my nice floor or you'll be pretty sorry!' This is vintage storm and dang!"

submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

storm in a tea - Found in a comment regarding the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, it's a shortening of the British idiom "storm in a teacup," which is the British equivalent of Americans' "tempest in a teapot." Michael Quinion says, “Either way, it�s a delightful phrase for a fuss about nothing very much, or a dispute of only minor or local importance.” According to Quinion, the American idiom originated some time before 1840. From a journal about the Supreme Court: “This collegiate tempest in a teapot might serve for the lads of the University to moot; but, surely, was unworthy the solemn adjudication attempted for it.” Note the interesting use of moot: “Archaic -- to argue (a case), especially in a mock court.”


The hyperlink points to an article about Julie Bass of Oak Park, Michigan, who finds herself in a storm in a tea because of petty bureaucrats employed by the city. "Oak Park's Planning and Technology Director Kevin Rulkowski says . . . 'If you look at the dictionary, suitable means common. You can look all throughout the city and you'll never find another vegetable garden that consumes the entire front yard.'" Herr Rulkowski may be correct that no one else in Oak Park has a vegetable garden in her front yard, but he's strictly a Loony Tunes sort of guy if he thinks suitable means common. (All right. Admittedly, if you look long and hard enough through the 70 groups of synonyms for suitable at, you can find common in groups 26, 46, and 69. But that's hardly the same as finding common as a definition for suitable in a dictionary. Perhaps that should become an entry in the PseudoDictionary. . . . Nah. Not a chance -- not unless we get paid beaucoup bucks for adding it.)  
This is the sort of thing that infuriates me about overpaid "public servants" with too much time on their hands. Now, I might not particularly like seeing a garden in the front yard next door (Painted and treated lumber would help.), but that's not the point. The point concerns what's within code and what isn't. Suppose Ms. Bass had planted extremely expensive flowers and trees in her front yard -- plants too expensive to be common. Would Rulkowski similarly claim they weren't suitable because they weren't common and thus didn't meet code? One suspects he wouldn't. Pity Ms. Bass et al. are likely to be out considerable legal expense because they're dealing with mental midgets.  
Somebody -- anybody -- please buy Kev a good dictionary.

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stormstayed - To be forced to stay overnight (or longer) due to a snowstorm. Unique to natives of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

e.g., We were supposed to be back yesterday, but got stormstayed in Moncton.

submitted by Kilgore

stormtrooper effect - The law of movie or video game physics when all bad guys aim horribly and all good guys aim well; such as a stormtrooper in Star Wars who can't aim for beans.

e.g., Luckily, the hero survived the entire chase scene, mostly because the pursuing enemies were stricken with Stormtrooper Effect.

submitted by Ian Faynik

storple - To inadvertently poke holes in an important paper while attempting to write on a soft or unstable surface.

e.g., Crap. I just storpled my American Lit paper.

submitted by lauryn

stort - This word was born from a typo in a community. I thought it would be fun to make up definitions for these funny words. This is a good short version for the infamous "ten-foot pole."

e.g., I wouldn't touch that remark with a stort.

submitted by Shirley

storyhog - Someone who dominates any conversation with an unlimited amount of stories to tell.

e.g., I hate when that storyhog is around--nobody else can get a word in.

submitted by Karen

stottie - A large flat bread bun, native to northeast England.

e.g., I'll have a ham salad stottie for lunch.

submitted by 80srockchick

stouf - Synonym for whore, prostitute, slut.

e.g., That girl over there is a stouf.

submitted by Donnie Mallen - (www)

stounce - A tight, punchy musical energy possessed by a limited number of bands.

e.g., That band really has stounce.

submitted by hal9krr

stouwed - St-OW-ed; Filled to capacity, esp. of drinking establishments.

e.g., By nine, every pub in the city was stouwed.

submitted by Woesinger

stove - Smash.

e.g., I stove the car up last night after I left the bar.

submitted by GordonC

stove up - Apparently, from the context in the first example, filled. Uses of the term that I've seen are more along the lines of sore or stiff, as from an injury.

e.g., "This woman [Nancy Pelosi] is stove up with hatred." | "'For a man to be stove up at thirty may sound strange to some people, but many a cowboy has been so bunged up that he has to quit riding that early in life." ~ James Emmit McCauley."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

stoven - The combined stove and oven unit.

e.g., Two eyes are out on the stove, and the oven's broken. Let's get a whole new stoven.

submitted by Betsy Andrews

stovepipe - When the blow back mechanism of an automatic weapon short strokes causing a spent cartridge to get caught between the slide and jettison port; a jammed automatic weapon.

e.g., I only fired one round and the Berretta knock-off stovepiped on me.

submitted by Stephen Mize

stover - (derogatory) A person who frequently exibits geekiness, ineptness, extreme stupidity, or other undesirable traits.

e.g., What kind of fool would strap a JATO rocket to his car? Obviously, a stover.

submitted by Rochelle - (www)

stovetop-penicillin - N.Y.C. Jewish expression: kosher chicken soup.

e.g., I had a violent cold but Mom whipped up some stovetop-penicillin and it cleared right up.

submitted by Stephen Mize

stoveup - sick, under the weather.

e.g., Nobody has seen Mr. Pritchart for a while. He must be stoveup.

submitted by David Vaughn

stovin - Making the effort to go for the closest parking spot even though all the spots appear to be taken. Stovined -- parking in the first available spot only to find a closer spot as you walk into the building. Named for a guy at work.

e.g., "Oh, I got stovined." (when spotting a better spot). | (watching a car crawling along looking for the best spot in a busy parking lot). "Man, he is stovin!"

submitted by graypattern

stoy - (sto-y) noun - a short story.

e.g., In Mrs. B's class, we read a stoy that was very boring.

submitted by Miss McCann

straddle various - Try several or many different things without necessarily getting too involved in something.

e.g., My uncle the violinist didn't stay put for long. From orchestra to orchestra he went, he liked to straddle various.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

straffs - An average, non-fasionable pair of pants.

e.g., I got out of bed, put on a t-shirt, grabbed some straffs and left.

submitted by Chris

stragedy - Misfortune despite forethought and planning.

e.g., I thought what my mom was going to say, and I thought of a million excuses. As soon as I walked in the door, she grounded me. A stragedy.

submitted by BigAssFries

stragenese - This word is used to describe the strange translations of other language words into English, such as one finds on an instruction booklet for setting up a printer made in a foreign country. I coined it from the words, "Strange, Translations and English."

e.g., The instruction manual for my printer is written in Stragenese. The instruction manual that came with my digital camera is also written in Stragenese.

submitted by Margaret - (www)

straight - To be doing ok; everything is cool. Especially useful when declining a task.

e.g., "Are you ok?" "Yeh, I'm straight." | "Anyone wanna give me a ride?" "Nah, I'm straight."

submitted by Nick

straight from the ghetto - Right out of nowhere.

e.g., I was walking along and suddenly Steve was there; he came straight from the ghetto.

submitted by ditnis - (www)

straight on at becketts - Used when someone does or says something very stupid. A phrase referring to a difficult corner at the famous race circuit Silverstone.

e.g., Look at Chris -- he's gone straight on at Becketts.

submitted by beno - (www)

straight up molly wop - To deliver massive physical beatings to.

e.g., I'm gonna come straight up molly wop you.

submitted by Enigmus - (www)

straight-up - Pure, unfiltered, whole, complete, etc.

e.g., I was drinking vodka straight-up all night.

submitted by ditnis

straightdar - The ultra-politically-correct way of saying out loud that you have a finely developed sense of gaydar.

e.g., Ohhhh, my straightdar has eliminated all possibilities of our venturing further into that particular bar. Gentlemen, let us depart quickly. Quickly now.

submitted by Albert D. Pereira - (www)

straightnik, hetnik - A recent Yiddish term, used by homosexuals to refer to heterosexuals.

e.g., Don't look now, Lisa, but some hetniks are checking you out. | That straightnik was trying to pick you up, even though I was right here. The nerve.

submitted by Tirzah - (www)

strandom - Both stray and random. Used when neither stray nor random can entirely describe the intense weirdness of a situation.

e.g., Did anyone see that strandom monkey driving a limo down 3rd Street the other day?

submitted by Adam Ennis

strangle - Collective noun for a group of three or more lawyers.

e.g., He's in so much trouble it'll take a strangle of lawyers to get him out of this one.

submitted by Sam

stranrar - Loose thread on a garment.

e.g., You have a stranrar hanging from your shirt.

submitted by liane

strappin' - Carrying a gun

e.g., Be careful. Harry is strappin', as usual. You don't wanna make his day.

submitted by onejazzone

strassenbahned - To be run over by a strassenbahn (a type of German bus).

e.g., Be careful, or you could get strassenbahned.

submitted by sarah

stratactical - Used to describe a deliverable (as in consulting) that strikes the "correct" balance of strategic guidance and tactical detail. Such a deliverable is generally non-occurring in nature. Most consulting deliverables require a highly stratactical nature to be accepted by customer organizations, primarily because most people fail to understand the difference between the words "strategic" and "tactical."

e.g., R5: How did the MG's Executive Committee like the guidance document? J9: Not at all. Giving them strategic guidance on how to save $8M over three years didn't give them a technical schematic to work from. R5: Sounds like it needed to be more stratactical. J9: Indeed. How was yours received? R5: Well. The 40 pages of nonsense Visios you sent me pertaining to their competitors seemed to lend it the proper blueprint feel to counter-balance the strategic side. J9: Stratactics strike again. R2: Yes, these are great days.

submitted by Johnnie Five

strategery - A "Saturday Night Live" mispronunciation of "strategy."

e.g., My idiot boss clearly has his own strategery regarding this assignment.

submitted by Richard

strategical - The act of being strategic

e.g., Our team needs to be less tactical and more strategical.

submitted by Crissy

strategicisthyzer - Someone who defines strategies for the sheer sake of defining strategies. Very frequent in the web industry.

e.g., It takes a good strategicisthyzer to really shift the paradigm thing.

submitted by Dirty Koala - (www)

stratellite - Modern airships that operate in the stratosphere carrying payloads like satellites, hence "strat" (for stratosphere) and "ellites" (for satellites). By 2006 stratellites will fly unmanned in the stratosphere for up to 18 months at a time delivering broadband, and providing homeland defense.

e.g., Stratellites will bring wireless Internet access to all part of the country, even in the hinterland.

submitted by C. Ballard

straubian - Unnatural, used for unnatural luck or good fortune.

e.g., 1. His straubian luck came through when he found a quarter on the floor, allowing him to pay his lunch bill in full. 2. Only straubian luck could account for this word's having been accepted. (Or, simple oversight.)

submitted by Matt Straub

straunting - Going from one restaurant to another trying out different types of food

e.g., Last Friday I took Suzy out straunting all night. Were we ever full.

submitted by Stephen Free - (www)

straw sound, the - The gurgling sound made when you're drinking a soda through a straw and the cup nears empty.

e.g., (HD makes the straw sound.) She: "Do you know what that means in Oklahoma? HD (from Arkansas): "No, what?" She: "It means it's empty." Fifty years later, she still has a smart mouth and gigs me whenever I give her a chance.

submitted by HD Fowler

straw victim - A person or other entity claimed to be a victim for legal or rhetorical purposes.

e.g., The lawyer made his client a straw victim and won the case.

submitted by David C. Morrow

strawberry - A crack whore.

e.g., Your girl Chris is a strawberry.

submitted by zak

strawdenry - A five syllable word reduced to three, namely, "extraordinary."

e.g., Strawdenry they are: a mile long straw, a two-pound strawberry, or a 100 square mile field of strawberries, or an ostrich egg.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

straya - For people who cannot be bothered to pronounce the whole word "Australia."

e.g., Straya's got a whole heap of koalas in it.

submitted by hughie

straycation - (n.) A period of time (usually several days) devoted to a desultory walkabout, off the grid as much as possible.

e.g., "Where's Edie? Isn't she back from that big conference in --" "Malta. Yeah, but she left a message for us: she's gone on straycation and won't be back in until the 12th." "Oh. Well, I'll just call her and --" "Nope: she dumped her cell. Edie is incommunicada for the next ten days."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

straylia - Australia.

e.g., Madmouse: ASL? Croc_hunter: 29/M/Straylia.

submitted by Allain Edwards - (www)

streak legal - Used to reference ugly people. It should be unlawful for this person to be naked in public. It is possible that with a few modifications that restriction could be lifted.

e.g., I have seen Eugene working out at the club and that guy isn't streak legal.

submitted by paulsan

strebtralescent - One whose positive attitude spreads happiness amongst fellow workers. Strebtralescence: An emotional uplifting enabled by another's positive energy.

e.g., I'm in a good mood because she's so strebtralescent. I was upset, but now am in a state of strebtralescence.

submitted by Neil

street - The Street, Wall Street.

e.g., Misery continued on The Street as stocks continued in near free-fall. Fasten your seat belts, this bumpy ride's going to get bumpier. (Loren, to stewardess [That's what they were called when I heard this.] on especialy bumpy flight: Are you being punished, or is this your regular flight? Stewardess: I'm being punished regularly.)

submitted by HD Fowler

street meat - Prostitute, streetwalker. | Near-edibles made from slaughterhouse by-products and sold by street ventors or vendors at sports events.

e.g., I have no idea how she comes up with the money. Maybe she's street meat. | I'm hungry. Let's get some street meat next time he comes by.

submitted by HD Fowler

street pizza - A dried disk of vomit found in the mornng on the sidealk, usually near a wall or other means of support.

e.g., Whoa! Don't board in that street pizza!

submitted by Saucy - (www)

street puppy - Any hot dog or sausage sold by a street vendor.

e.g., Spiros! Throw another street puppy on the grill.

submitted by Saucy - (www)

street spam - Signs plastered along the road advertising dubious or illegal get-rich-quick or lose-weight-quick schemes.

e.g., According to street spam, I can make $10,000 a month stuffing envelopes.

submitted by Ben - (www)

street-cred - Street credibility. Your street credibility is your street shrewdness. Can also allude to the amount of respect your posse has for you.

e.g., I know some folks rag on the guy, but he has street-cred.

submitted by Garret Thomson

streets - As a verb: becomes available to hoi polloi on the retail market. Saw the word thus used for the first time in a Drudge Report flash item about Donald Rumsfield's memoir, February 3, 2011.

e.g., Rumsfield's memoir streets next week.

submitted by Hd Fowler

strenergy - Strenergy is a consistent flow of energy which allows the nodes within your mind to develop key specific charges such as positive and negative to their neighboring neurons; before providing an established connection with one another and establishing another network through the process of multiplicity. It's a strategy and energy of a thought combined to what is called a strenergy. Basically, its an energy wave induced by neighboring positives.

e.g., In order for Harry to successfully complete his project he needed to rely on the strenergy of his thoughts to develop a hypnotic focus enabling his mind to become free from distraction.

submitted by Joseph Mercado - (www)

strengthy - A more refined version of strong.

e.g., My, but I'm a little woozy from this strengthy julep.

submitted by sarah

strension - Stress plus tension.

e.g., The strension is killing me.

submitted by K M

stress less - Calm down. Similar to chill out.

e.g., Ashley is in a very frustrated and panicky mood. She should stress less.

submitted by Sammmy

stressfest - When it all becomes too much, and you're stressed, it's a stressfest. When all the people around you are stressed, it's a stressfest.

e.g., I've got six five-thousand word essays due in two days and I haven't started any of them! Aurgh! Stressfest!

submitted by liejoli

stressophrenic - The personality altering effects of living under too much pressure.

e.g., She was not her usual self today. The amount of pressure she was under caused her to make some regrettable stressophrenic decisions.

submitted by josé

stresspool - An environment where people experience varying degress of stress on a continuing basis. Rhymes with cesspool.

e.g., I live in a stresspool at work. At least I get paid for it -- even if not much.

submitted by Shaun Marsh

stressure - Stress and pressure.

e.g., I find myself in a lot of stressure over bio-warfare.

submitted by Lyn

stressy - Opposite of relaxed.

e.g., Insult thrown during sibling argument: "Ooh, s-t-r-e-s-s-y! I only asked if she'd dumped you." | Chronic parental condition: "I only borrowed Mum's car and she got really stressy."

submitted by Hugh

stretchedness - A lazy, sleepy state, characterized by inordinate desire to yawn, squirm, and stretch.

e.g., I spent the whole morning in a state of complete stetchedness.

submitted by Cerveau Radioactif

stretching the mine - An attempt, usually politically motivated, to gain ownership of something well-known, in order to make oneself seem more important.

e.g., In apparently claiming to have invented the Internet, the ex-Vice-President was stretching the mine.

submitted by Machiavellean & . . . Lesko

streuble - A scrap or bit of something that has made its way to the floor. Usually used in the plural. (This word was invented and used by my parents and I didn't know it was not a real word until college.)

e.g., I had to clean up the room since the process of writing the ransom note had left streubles all over the floor.

submitted by Caroline

strewth - Australian slang (think of it said with a thick Aussie outback accent) signifying disbelief or amazment.

e.g., Strewth, mate, when did you learn to cook that well?

submitted by Adam - (www)

striata - The abbreviated form of Striation and a poetically embellished form of the word "stria" which means a series of repeated lines, with aesthetic appeal, found in nature, rock formations, good art, and pleasantly wrinkled skin.

e.g., The striata running vertically beneath his cheek bones suggested virility, wisdom, and an artistic nature.

submitted by Nel Ivancich - (www)

strickly - Strictly. The sort of misspelling that occurs when consonants are slurred or words are otherwise mispronounced.

e.g., Variety, comment on the fall 2007 Writers Guild of America writers strike: "I know it isn't strickly about residuals but it is a main focus."

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

strident - A highly politicized graduate student.

e.g., Because stridents are usually close to the same age as the students they teach, they might have even more of an impact than professors do.

submitted by HD Fowler

strike - To leave a particular place.

e.g., I'm tired, so I'm gonna strike.

submitted by Natalie Scudero

strilla - Based off the spanish word estrella.

e.g., That new car is pretty strilla.

submitted by Jon

strine - Problem in understanding.

e.g., It's a bloody strine trine ta understan' Strine er Kiwi.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

stringer - "In journalism, a stringer is a freelance journalist or photographer who contributes reports or photos to a news organization on an ongoing basis but is paid individually for each piece of published or broadcast work."

e.g., "For 20 years before that, he wrote book, movie and concert reviews as a stringer for the Flint Journal, a midsize daily newspaper."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

stringify - To convert the value of a non-string-type variable to a string-type variable. Used by IT geeks.

e.g., "We'll need to stringify that integer before we can compare it to the user's input."

submitted by Purple Martin

strip-mine - To pick out one component of a mixed substance.

e.g., There are no M&Ms left in my trail mix because my little sister strip-mined it

submitted by Emily Nelson - (www)

stripe-alicious - A sweet treat that is indeed striped.

e.g., Mommy, may I please have that stripe-alicious popsicle?

submitted by Sarah Clark

striped-ass ape - The name that is applied to any unidentified bird or animal, that makes a loud sound in the forest.

e.g., After hearing a strange whooping sound in the woods, my dad said that it was the mating call of the striped-ass ape.

submitted by Steve McDonald

stripmallburbia - Suburban regions characterized by endless, pedestrian-unfriendly stretches of strip-mall development.

e.g., I can't buy a quart of milk without getting in a car. Such is life in stripmallburbia.

submitted by Jonathan Caws-Elwitt - (www)

stroker - An unethical, brown-nosing opportunist. One who has an uncanny knack for mooching, or feeding off the good fortune of others.

e.g., That stroker Matt from Accounting took the last cup of coffee and didn't refill the pot.

submitted by matt

strong - Midwest slang to express something good.

e.g., That shirt was only five bucks? Strong.

submitted by Chris Chavez

stroon - A combination straw and spoon used for consuming slush. A relative of the spork.

e.g., susan placed a stroon into her slush and stirred it.

submitted by Hugh Crain

stroppy - Petulant, throwing a tantrum.

e.g., Why are you acting stroppy?

submitted by Kathryn

struct - To create or build something, especially a structure.

e.g., One must struct things before they can undergo destruction.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

struggle - To suffer from mental deficiency. (Etymology: E-mailed to Kevin and Bean, morning DJs on KROQ, from a listener.)

e.g., Shut up, Dylan, you struggle.

submitted by BigAssFries

strumph - Having qualities of a masculine, beautiful, strong, and muscular nature. normally pertains to male indivuals who are clean, well kept, and overly handsome.

e.g., Look at that, all that fabulous strumph.

submitted by km - (www)

struth - Australian. An exclamation of suprise or incredulity.

e.g., Struth. That croc almost bit me ass off.

submitted by Wordslinger

struther - To eat everything in sight.

e.g., I had to go struther the fridge.

submitted by Clente

stu - Synonymous with "plumber's crack." Named for a guy called Stu who had a crappy furniture store we went to a lot. For some reason his pants were allergic to his waist, and consequently rode at mid-butt all the time. God, the horror.

e.g., Eeew, Dad, pull your pants up! You're doing a stu.

submitted by camille

stub stiute - In a pick up baseball game, it's always the littlest kid who is last to be chosen, sits on the bench for most of the innings, and gets to replace another player only when his team is ahead by 10 or more runs.

e.g., You can choose me as the fourth outfielder, tell me to bat ninth, but please, oh please, don't let me be the stub stitute!

submitted by Charlie Lesko

stub-o-glance - Glancing down at the floor behind you after you clumsily tripped over an imaginary object so as to let others know that you're not really that awkward.

e.g., Did you see the stub-o-glance the ballerina gave?

submitted by Mark C - (www)

stubash - A red, sore, irritating rash one gets after kissing someone who hasn't shaved for a day or two.

e.g., I got stubash trouble.

submitted by Jenne - (www)

stubbie - Aussie slang for a small bottle of beer, about 375ml.

e.g., Been watching the Friday night footy with me mates, sinking some stubbies and meat pies.

submitted by Aussie Bloke

stubbie - The intense feeling of pain in your little toe after having banged it against a hard surface.

e.g., Damn, that stubbie was painful. I wish somebody had moved that chair.

submitted by guillermo

stubby riders - Stubby shorts that ride up the wearer's buttocks like underwear when walking or running, exposing the wearer's buttcheeks. (See ridingstubs).

e.g., On the marathon track one of the blokes caused a stir amongst the girls when his stubby riders exposed his buns after sprinting for a few laps.

submitted by Aussie Bloke

stubby shorts - Really skimpy football shorts worn by many Aussie blokes which V up at the sides exposing most of their thighs. They are pretty much the male version of hotpants. Stubby shorts come in a variety of sizes, some of which are so stubby that men's buttcheeks hang out at the bottom, particularly when they bend over.

e.g., I wish Chris would stop wearing stubby shorts at the gym. Every time he bends over his buttcheeks are exposed.

submitted by Aussie Bloke

stubbying - To be drinking under the guise of doing constructive study. From the Australian for beer = stubby, and to study.

e.g., Bill dismissed his hangover on the morning of the exam: "It's OK," he said "I've been stubbying."

submitted by crispin

stubdust - The debris left in the bottom of the tablesaw after a session of woodfragging.

e.g., Too much woodfragging results in stubdust covering the floor.

submitted by Richard

stuburbia - A part of a metropolis that resembles a suburb. Known as gentrification it usually results in one or more Starbuck's. Also stuburb, stuburbanite

e.g., I left Larchmont when my lease was up because it had turned into a little piece of stuburbia.

submitted by Joshua Tuberville - (www)

stuck in atlanta - to be indecisive, not know what to do about something

e.g., I'm really stuck in Atlanta about going to this Christmas party

submitted by the poss

stuck in muddy well! - Euphemism for the obvious vulgar phrase with which it rhymes. Used when you want to swear, but social circumstances don't permit it.

e.g., Stuck in muddy well. I just slammed my thumb with this stuckin hammer.

submitted by Michael Shannon

stuck on stupid - Means you are hanging around someone who is just stupid.

e.g., I can not help that you are stuck on stupid.

submitted by Elassia

stuckholder - Any investor in the stock market who bought securities in an IRA account during a bull market and is now "stuck" holding on to them.

e.g., Mary and Suz were surprised to find their retirement portfolios down 50% in one year and now jokingly refer to themselves as stuckholders.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

studdle - The act of sharing intimate company while simultaneously engaging in mind expansion.

e.g., Yeah, I plan to studdle with my girl from about 5 to 10. We can chill later. Peace.

submitted by Chris Schoonover

studentia - An overabundance of students who take over an area usually populated by good folk. On the order of rodentia.

e.g., In Boston, Massachusetts, studentia invade the city from September to June.

submitted by Val

studio gangsta - A fraud, poser, faker.

e.g., Don raps about being in a gang but he's just a studio gangsta.

submitted by Jerome Greco - (www)

studio-groomer - A business person in a professional practice applying the continued study of the art and science of pet (dog) grooming.

e.g., The studio-groomer studies and considers the lifestyle and comfort of the pet (dog) and pet owner''s grooming needs.

submitted by L. R. (Rick) Neely

studip - Stupid and moronic.

e.g., That boy is completely studip.

submitted by brenna johnston

studitis - Tendency of females to be attracted to alpha studs such as football heroes for mating. Males tend to be attracted to the alpha stud as their leader, as in gangs. The animal instinct to mate or follow the strongest male.

e.g., She had studitis so bad she never failed to jump on stronger males. She died with a smile on her face -- rich and happy.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

studly - Mild insult. Used sarcastically to describe someone who is not actually a "stud."

e.g., You think you have a chance with that girl? Ya, okay, Studly!

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

stuffage - A variation on the word "stuff," but even less specific. The speaker often doesn't know what she's talking about. She usually hopes that the listener will fill in the blank. Additionally, "stuffage" tends to sound cooler than "stuff."

e.g., "Go get the stuffage out of the trunk." (After being asked what the stuffage is.) "Oh, you know! All that stuffage that we got from that place. Go get it, or I'll throw stuffage at you."

submitted by Makki

stuffeths - Things in general. A collection of things for which you have no actual descriptive words. When words escape you... stuffeths. Stuff.

e.g., What am I doing today? Not much -- just stuffeths.

submitted by Allie - (www)

stufficated - A combination of the words stuffed and suffocated. When one eats so much (at Thanksgiving for example) that it feels as if it is difficult to breathe. I use this word after I heard a great friend use it. Thanks. Rachel

e.g., I've eaten so much I'm stufficated.

submitted by StlHeadake

stuffified - A physical state in which one's stomach is filled to capacity; usually takes place following Thanksgiving dinner.

e.g., That double stack of blueberry pancakes left me major-league stuffified.

submitted by Turfdigger

stuffis - Synonym for stuff, only funkier. Origin: Victor Wooten's CD, _A Show Of Hand_.

e.g., Check out all this neat-o stuffis.

submitted by Dr. Phelps - (www)

stuffmuncher - One that has the need (and capacity) to put everything in one's mouth.

e.g., Take that nasty thing out of our mouth, you don't know where it's been. You're such a stuffmuncher!

submitted by d.p

stuge - To read but not take in any of the information.

e.g., Chris: My parents always tell me to study, but I just stuge. Can you tell? Bernard: Easily.

submitted by protein

stugot - The mix between being stupid and an idiot.

e.g., Ed: "I'm going to stay and play video games." Jed: "Ed, stop being a stugot."

submitted by itsybitsymonster

stultiloquent - Given to, or characterized by, silly talk; babbling.

e.g., It's not just that HD's stultiloquent, it's that he's so pleased with himself for being so. Pleased as punch, he is.

submitted by Lillith

stumbolishious - Combination of silly and stupid.

e.g., Trying to force an alligator to wear a nightgown is stumbolishious.

submitted by Lesley T

stume - A likeness, appearing similar.

e.g., That dog was the exact stume of Ric.

submitted by Ric Lazalde

stummer - A blend of bummer and stomach; short for "stummer cake." Any food that disagrees with your stomach, upsets it, makes it sour, gives you a stomach ache or makes you want to upchuck.

e.g., For me stummers are raw or cooked green peppers, raw or little cooked onions, a green called"dock," and maybe "stewed" eggplant. (But eggplant parmegian and Greek moussaka are delicious.)

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

stummy - when you cant decided wether to use stomach or tummy

e.g., my stummy hurts

submitted by Gilkayo

stumph - Horrifically bad mood.

e.g., Tim was in such a stumph he began banging his head on the desk.

submitted by Kari

stunaep - Over-discussing a meaningless topic.

e.g., What a bOring talk, completely stunaep'd.

submitted by jinnan

stunches - A euphemism that describes an activity as though it amounts to the worst smell you have ever encountered.

e.g., Poor Amy, she had to fight tooth and nail to get her bonus out of Tom; that really stunches.

submitted by Patrick Czaplewski

stunderand - Understanding something inside and out and inside-out.

e.g., Tammy: These grey winter days give me seasonal depression. Steve: I stunderand.

submitted by steve zihlavsky - (www)

stunk - To be both stoned (from marijuana) and drunk (from alcohol) at the same time, but not enough to pass out or get sick.

e.g., My friend and I got really stunk last Saturday night.

submitted by Thelma

stunking - Having one's hair sticking up in a funky, usually absurdist manner.

e.g., When I woke up this morning feeling a bit fresh, I began readily stunking my hair up for the day ahead of me.

submitted by Dark Schneider

stunned mullet - Someone who is looking at you with a lack of comprehension, somebody who is "on another planet."

e.g., I told them that tragedy and tragic are not the same, but they just looked at me like a roomful of stunned mullets.

submitted by Susanna Shakespeare

stunner - 1. An exclamation of victory. 2. To perform the Stone Cold Stunner on a person, object, animal, or concept, or to otherwise beat it senseless. Conjugation is a matter of preference: "stunned" or "stunnered" in the present tense. Borrowed from Stone Cold Steve Austin and used extensively by Brandon Bingham of Sacramento, CA.

e.g., "Ooh, stunner! Beat you 15 to nothing! How you like me now?" OR "I swear, I'm gonna stunner that dog if she licks me one more time!"

submitted by Zippy Von Zippy

stunny - Something so stupid, it's funny.

e.g., Spongebob Squarepants is definitely stunny.

submitted by Cassie

stunods - When "Not-So-Bright" Stuart (Stu) shakes his head up and down in agreement.

e.g., Even though he doesn't understand a word I say, Stunods.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

stunt ditch - A snowboard half pipe.

e.g., The Texans headed straight for the stunt ditch to test the snow quality with their faces.

submitted by vinn - (www)

stupe - "noun: an idiot, someone whose stupidity defies explanation. Made famous by my dad."

e.g., "Look at this guy. He's been driving for 20 miles with his left turn signal on. What a stupe!" or "Can you believe this stupe?"

submitted by Marguerite

stupe-nagel - Complete idiot. Variation of "stupe," but used with added emphasis, especially by my mother.

e.g., "What did you think of Daschle's speech?" "He's a complete stupe-nagel."

submitted by Lin

stupendifferous - An extension of the word stupendous to give it that little bit more stupendity.

e.g., That's stupendifferous.

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stuperfluous - Superfluous to the point of causing a mental stupor.

e.g., He: Did you hear what she just said? Me: No. I can't concentrate when she opens her stuperfluous mouth.

submitted by mundhra

stupes - Two or more stupid people.

e.g., All right. We've got Elaine. Any more volunteers for the stupes team?

submitted by Elaine Cooke

stupid - An extremely abundant quantity. See "dumb." | Funny, yet corny or wacky, usually lacking ingenuity. ||  
(noun) A stupid person. The noun form already exists as an informal word. In almost any population, there are a lot more stupids than non-stupids. Even Mensa. I figure I'm smart enough to join Mensa, but not stupid enough to do so.  
My friend Ann said to me, "We're all ignorant about different things." My wife says, "Sex makes you crazy." My variants: "We're all stupid about different things." "Sex makes you stupid."

e.g., You see Ray-Ray's timesheet? We gonna be getting stupid drinks off him come Friday night. | Ha ha ha. You so stupid, Craig. ||  
Here's a revenue-raising idea that we all can get behind: a tax on stupid. Even stupid, because stupid is stupid. What was it Forrest Gump said, "Stupid is as stupid does"? |  
"(paula p, Jun-19-11) The buyer sold me this book only to find they did not have it in stock. I was issued a prompt refund but no other compensation or help. I find this unacceptable."  
Hey, stupid, you got your money back right away. You expected "other compensation or help" in addition to getting your money back? You gotta be kidding. Where did you learn to expect more than you got? The buyer didn't sell you a book. You made an offer to purchase a book, through a middle woman (who took her cut) before she passed your order along to a seller. The seller didn't have the book. If the transaction had been completed, you'd be the buyer. Got that? I find your gimme, gimme, gimme expectations unacceptable. Are you Occupying these days? |  
"'The idea that the Republican leader in the House opposed the public option -- policy favored by the left of the left -- for personal profit is, frankly, stupid, [stupid]' said the aide." Sometimes it's not a mistake when you say the same word twice succession. In this instance, I just filled in an implied word a Republican aide left out in reply to a question asked & reported about in an "I am not a crook" item put up by CNN. Don't believe it for a minute -- they're all crooks. Well, with the rare exception. Not at Bernie Madoff's level, but crooks nonetheless.

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stupid arm - When laying in bed with your beloved, sometimes you two will adopt the position where you're facing each other, each of you lying on your sides and very close. Unfortunately, that arm on the side that you're lying on becomes a problem. You can't leave it under you, it's awkward to have it up where your head would be resting on your arm, and it falls asleep if your sweetie lies on it. That's your stupid arm.

e.g., We were enjoying cuddling in the afterglow, but eventually, we just rolled over and went to sleep. It was too uncomfortable because we couldn't figure out what to do with our stupid arms.

submitted by John "SilverTab" Bailey

stupid onion - A woman so unbelievably hot she brings grown men to tears without marriage.

e.g., Pointing excitedly, Shawn said, "Holy crap. That is one stupid onion."

submitted by Shawn Pence - (www)

stupid phone - A cell phone that can make and receive phone calls and nothing else.

e.g., I'm sick of hearing about smart phones. I want a nice, dependable stupid phone and call plan without all that other crap that I pay for but don't use.

submitted by Dr. Dan Muldoon - (www)

stupid stick - Stick used to punish for extremely stupid acts.

e.g., I should be hit on the head with the stupid stick for microwaving that can of soda.

submitted by EggieChan - (www)

stupid-hero - To do something extremly brave and stupid at the same time. Having done a brave or stupid thing and lived to tell about it.

e.g., Look, he's climibing the tree to save that cat. He's a stupid-hero.

submitted by Daniel Wahe

stupid-o'clock - Similar to early-o'clock, but used to describe any extreme time.

e.g., The boss asked me to stay late last night; I didn't get home until stupid-o'clock

submitted by dan thomas

stupided - A word used by a stupid person describing their stupidity.

e.g., I got a D in chemistry. Me stupided.

submitted by Nicole - (www)

stupidex - A (fictitious) system for rating the stupidity of the general population outside, like the Humidex measures the humidity of the air.

e.g., The heat is making everyone behave like morons today. I'd say it's about a +10 on the Stupidex scale.

submitted by Sandra Kasturi - (www)

stupidicious - Ripe with stupidity.

e.g., Don't listen to Steve, he aint nothin' but full of stupidiciousness.

submitted by Steve Zihlavsky

stupididdy - What you're guilty of being if you give yourself a name like P. Diddy. And here I thought I had cleverly coined a new word.

e.g., You're changing your name to what? If that isn't a serious case of stupididdy, I don't know what is.

Stupididdy … stupididdle … stupididdledy … I know I already used this icon yesterday, as well as making it my default (fixed that) but it's really the only one appropriate for today.

So my buddy and I almost fell asleep in French Revolution lecture today. The already annoying Dr. Tackett invited a PhD student friend of his to give a guest lecture on material we've already covered. Efficient! But I digress. This kid was wearing busted out jeans, sneakers, a black shirt with a stylized graffitti halftone image of Louis XIV depicted in white with a star on his cheek. His hair was long, curly and greasy; whether or not he possessed ears was unknown.

He mumbled through an hour and a half attempting to make some kind of argument (he says this is the subject of his dissertation) that the French revolution invented new methods of non-violent protest, and he said that the Bastille was an 18th century literal equivalent of USNB Guantanamo Bay, aka Camp X-Ray.

submitted by HD Fowler

stupidify - /stoo-PID-i-fy/ verb: to slap the label "stupid" on anything one doesn't like, agree with, or appreciate. Stupidifier /stoo-PID-i-fire/ noun: one who habitually stupidifies.

e.g., My parents stupidify the music I like, but I dare not complain about what THEY listen to.

submitted by Dr. Dan Muldoon

stupidiot - 1. Combination of stupid and idiot, wherein the word flows off of the tongue. 2. An SUV driver who is talking on her cellular telephone while driving a Navigator in an urban area.

e.g., Dad, the woman driving her Navigator at the mall while talking on her cell phone? She's a stupidiot.

submitted by Rebel10 - (www)

stupidious - The most stupid thing imaginable.

e.g., "How stupidious!" he thought, as she walked directly into a tree.

submitted by amish - (www)

stupidquent - Characterized by persuasive, powerful discourse which demonstrates to everyone but the speaker how stupid he is. A stupidquent speaker; a stupidquent sermon. Vividly or movingly expressive: a look stupidquent with compassion. See synonyms at stupidessive.

e.g., The party hack waxed stupidquent as he extolled the virtues of socialism to the crowd of conservative home schoolers.

submitted by Mark Young

stupiduff - A duffer exceeding the limits of stupidity.

e.g., The girl over there is a complete stupiduff.

submitted by ASMITA NAYAK - (www)

stupiduous - Arduous stupidity; arduously stupid; characterized by strenuous and exhaustive stupidity -- testing the powers of endurance for anyone who falls prey to a stupiduous person's actions.

e.g., Her efforts running for Governor of California were simply stupiduous, but not half as stupiduous as his speeches.

submitted by evanstory

stupifaction - The level one is profusing stupidity.

e.g., Out of ten, I give Steve a level of 117.2 trillion stupifaction.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

stupification - The reduction or removal of intelligence, either through involvement with those less intelligent than one's self, or through the use of recreational substances.

e.g., Scott: "How was the tailgate Saturday?" Matt: "Great. We began the stupification around 10 and didn't stop until the beer ran out."

submitted by Scott G

stupified - To make instructions easy enough for even the dumbest to understand and follow.

e.g., We stupified the manual so that everyone can understand it now.

submitted by J.P. Manalac

stupir - An act/action so idiotic (or stupid), it leaves the observer completely dumbfounded or in a stupor.

e.g., omg--did you see linda try to light her cigarette by bending over the kerosene lamp? what a stupir! she's got no eyebrows anymore.

submitted by jeanine wisniewski - (www)

stupologist - industrial engineer, usually specializing in consumer products, who strives to design things so that even the stupidest person can use the item

e.g., Their team of stupologists came up with some packaging material that any moron could open.

submitted by Ty Evans

stupometer - 1. Mythical gauge used to rate one's actions. 2. Simplistic red oil light on the dash of a car.

e.g., John said,"Dear, you know I'm mechanically minded; well, my stupometer says I'm sorry."

submitted by Vernon Kindred

stuporbowl - That once a year event in the sports world where all the avid fans have another excuse to get schnockered, bellow about nothing, get obnoxious, and, of course pass out after tying on another twelve pack afterwards.

e.g., Tammy: "Hun, would you run up to the store and get me somethin' sweet?" Steve: "Only if you absolutely have to have it. It's stuporbowl Sunday remember; all drunken fools are crashing into each other out there right now."

submitted by steve zihlavsky

stupse, stupsing - Stew-oops, stew-oop-sin. It is a noise made primarily by pulling air through your teeth and letting it pass over your tongue which is pressed against your cheek. It's a noise people of the Caribbean (especially Barbados) make when we are angry, annoyed, or agitated.

e.g., I told Paul to move the plate off the table and he let out a long stupse.

submitted by Deidre

stupundit - A stupid pundit. May be applied to the behavior if the person doesn't deserve the insult in general: stupunditry.

e.g., That misinformed political editorial is a great piece of stupunditry.

submitted by Christopher Kenton - (www)

stutzed - To be in an altered state of mind; from the German "stutz," meaning "from the land of iron rivers."

e.g., Bri was stutzed after eating some of Porter's brownies.

submitted by Andrew Umentum

stwange - Strange.

e.g., I had a stwange dream last night.

submitted by Helen

styli-stali - (adv.) (STIL-ee-STAL-ee or STYLE-ee-STAL-ee) Of an author, artist, etc., not adhering to a particular style or genre of literature, painting, etc.. (Etymology: reduplication from STYLE on basis of willy-nilly, dilly-dally, harem-scarem, etc.)

e.g., Although Roald Dahl is best known as the author of fantasy children's books such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Welsh author was quite styli-stali, producing two adult novels, short horror stories such as Lamb to the Slaughter, TV shows, plays, and scripts for James Bond movies.

submitted by Mirakle B. - (www)

stylin' - It means that a guy or girl is acting strange around someone that they like

e.g., "Is he always like this?" "Nah, he's stylin' because that girl is here."

submitted by TBizzy2003

stylin' - To be in the clear. To have everything all right. Used to describe when preparations are complete. Similar to "Don't worry about it."

e.g., A. Hey, I don't know what I'm going to do with my car. I hit a big pot hole and dented one of the rims. B. Not a problem. We'll just go to the junkyard and get a new rim, then you'll be stylin'. I wanted to go to the Hanson concert with you, but it's all sold out! I've just called my brother at the arena, and he got us backstage passes, so we're stylin'.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

stylist - A directory of different pigs

e.g., I was interested in the Vietnamese pig and searched it up in the stylist.

submitted by zippy

stylist - A directory of different pigs

e.g., I was interested in the Vietnamese pig and searched it up in the stylist.

submitted by zippy

stypeesome - Super cool, awesome, remarkable.

e.g., Jason biffed it something stypeesome on the half-pipe.

submitted by Jason - (www)

su - Pronounced like the girl's name or the legal action (both spelled with a terminal "e," although this word is not), to su is to become another user on a UNIX system. Without arguments, su (with the correct password, by default) will allow one to become root (the entry for which may or may not have been posted). In a figurative sense, to su is to gain the omnipotent power over something which resembles the power that root has over a UNIX system.

e.g., He's so naive that it's hard to not do a su in his mind.

submitted by apeiron

su-eh - Son. Japanese? Or something. Pronounced sigh-E.

e.g., What's up, su-eh.

submitted by stealthcow

suage - (homophonous with_sewage_, n.) 1. The act or practice of filing law suits; 2. a lawsuit; 3. (pejorative) overlitigiousness, delight in suing people.

e.g., Judging from this stack of Complaints, this Mr. Elderberry loves suage way too much: He's sued his own mother; his neighbors; his town; the town next to his; the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library; the manufacturer of his car, his house, and his pool; Prentice-Hall; DC Comics; the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum; the US government; the SIS; the copper mine in Chuquicamata; Gibraltar, Singapore, Hong Kong, St. Pierre et Miquelon, Monaco, and the Vatican ; Spain, Australia, Zimbabwe, and Antarctica(?!);; the estates of Matthew Coverdale, Elvis Presley, Isaac Asimov, CS Lewis, Katherine Parr, Frank Norris, and Bat Masterson, and ... Robin Hood{?!); and---okay, this is getting weird---Agni, Amon Ra, Aramazd, Astrild, Ataguju, and Antero Vipunen(!!??). Okay: we're done, then---this guy is crazy, as well as suagic.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

suavecito - A good-looking male, from Spanglish.

e.g., Check out that suavecito coming out of the styling parlor.

submitted by Sparki

suavus - Awesome.

e.g., Your new snowboard is suavus.

submitted by Miranda - (www)

suazo - A flirtacious and gorgeous but unobtainable (because she is already going steady with a boyfriend) female.

e.g., I know she's a lot of fun, but no way did she mean it. She's a suazo.

submitted by strozzapreti

sub mission - Sub mission: A document or vocalization presented to a business superior with the ulterior motive of gaining advantage over co-workers.

e.g., Gareth's shrewd sub mission during the staff meeting resulted in the boss's offering him an unbudgeted raise of which his co-workers were jealous.

submitted by Dave

sub urb - 1. An inner city fast food establishment. 2. sub urp (deriv.). The gastronomical effect of dining in an inner city fast food establishment.

e.g., "Just the facts, sir.": 1. Driving. 6:00 p.m. Ninth St., Philadelphia, Pa. Looking for Willie's sub urb Famous Pepperoni and Clam Rolls. Hungry... and intrigued. 2. 1:30 A.M. 20th and Willow, Philadelphia, Pa. Walking. Searching for sub urp Downtown 24 hr. Discount Pharmacy And Drug Store. Sick...and sorry.

submitted by Charles Lesko

sub-sidy - Things that are being done in a purposefully inefficient manner because in the short term, we make more money that way, even though we know that in the long run, it’s going to bite us in the ass. Comes from Federal subsidy practices that reimburse employers for job training (e.g., call centers). Can also be from a US policy that subsidizes farmers for NOT growing wheat, corn, and rice because of huge stockpiles going bad in silos.

e.g., I know that we could do this a lot better if we had web-based support, but things are strictly sub-sidy around here.

submitted by Mila Eighteen - (www)

subamucheemaka - To submit a word to (soob-uh-moo-chee-mok-uh)

e.g., I love to subamucheemaka.

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subaruid - A man that his whole essence of life is about his Subaru. Subaruids have unusual technical sense and can fix virtually anything.

e.g., The guy fixed my car in about two seconds--most certainly a Subaruid.

submitted by Omer - (www)

subatomically correct - More than an anatomically correct body. Perfect down to the last muon.

e.g., That girl o' mine is subatomically correct.

submitted by steve zihlavsky - (www)

subbasher - A substitute basher or revenge-getter. Someone who beats up or otherwise humiliates a person for you, one that you could not, or did not, reprimand for wrongs done to you.

e.g., His friends got mad at him when he wanted to shake the hand of the subbasher that Chris was sleeping with.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler - (www)

subber - A substitute teacher whom you can get away with many things.

e.g., Rick's brother's an ultimate subber--he lets us get away with everything.

submitted by G-Dogg

subbie - another way to say "what's up?"

e.g., "Hey Lauryn!" "Hey! Subbie?"

submitted by lauryn - (www)

subbub - A hive of activity, hidden below the surface.

e.g., It may seem that not much happens on kuro5hin, but there's a veritable subbub on the moderation queue.

submitted by Declan Malone

subby - The odd smell of a pedestrian subway, university stairs, or tunnels -- most akin to the inside of a vitamin B supplement bottle.

e.g., My room was so dirty last night it was beginning to smell subby.

submitted by Leith Knockers

subclueless - Not only is it not having a clue as in having NO information at all, but it's even WORSE than that. It is having erroneous information that one believes to be accurate -- barking up the wrong tree incessantly, ill-informed and unaware of it, often accompanied by stubborn insistence and a closed mind unwilling to change its way of thinking.

e.g., It would have been fine if the group of tribesmen were totally clueless about the soda bottle they discovered, thus disregarding it -- but instead they were subclueless and worshipped it as a god that fell from the sky.

submitted by susan wolfe

subduct - Air handling passages inside undersea vessels.

e.g., The U-boat slammed into an ocean-bottom trench wall, the edge of a tectonic plate, thereby causing subduction. The crew was understandably puzzled but the captain assured them it was only a lot of hot air.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

subdude - 1. Submariner. 2. Male worker in a submarine sandwich shop. 3. A monicker for a dude when he's feeling down.

e.g., What say we go to Quizno's and give Chris some static? He's got subdude duty from six to midnight.

submitted by HD Fowler

subgum - "Beneath, Ground Under Mars" It's where you will find the Martians and their honeycomb civilization.

e.g., Subgum patrols found and investigated early spaceprobes from Earth.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

subjectivification - The act of introducing subjective standards in an area where objective standards prevailed earlier.

e.g., In my opinion, the report of Michael Boskin's Commission on CPI was essentially an attempt at subjectivification of yet another aspect of public policy.

submitted by Vidyalankar

subjegate - To write e-mails consisting entirely of a subject line and no body.

e.g., Another way to increase your productivity is to subjugate your subordinates and subjegate your e-mails.

submitted by Chris Surguine

subjest - The result of a message board or forum thread subject getting overtaken by a joke until the joke is the point of the thread and everything turns inane.

e.g., The thread was supposed to be a discussion about cars and pollution, but before long a subjest took hold and now it's full of lightbulb jokes.

submitted by Jess

subjigate - Subjugate. To bring under one's control.

e.g., Blacks were subjigated first by other Blacks and then by Caucasians.

submitted by Miss Speller

subjunctify - To change a verb in a foreign language to its subjunctive form.

e.g., Subjunctify "correr" in that sentence or you'll get points off on your essay.

submitted by Aurora

sublebrity - A lesser celebrity; somebody who only got 14 minutes of fame.

e.g., "Rachael Leigh Cook acts like she's da bomb, but she's just a another sublebrity."

submitted by James Britt - (www)

sublemanation - Subliminal emanations that most people give off constantly, unaware that appropriately sensitive people and animals are picking up large quantities of subtle information about said person.

e.g., Jimmy said hello to his date's father, trying to hide his nervousness, all the while sublemanating his intense, all-consuming fear of the large, ex-marine giant that stood before him in the doorway.

submitted by Isolation Tank

subliminal gastard - A person who is subtly manipulative and suggestive, who uses carefully selected words and actions to achieve a desired reaction. | Someone who disguises deriding or mocking comments in such a way that they are not perceived until later.

e.g., I can't believe that subliminal gastard of a salesman convinced me to get an Apple PC. | If I had realized at the time that I was being insulted by the subliminal gastard, I'd have cleaned his clock.

submitted by Art S.

subliminalationality - A secret or hidden place.

e.g., James ran to his subliminalationality as the police chased him.

submitted by Eric - (www)

subliminibul - Subliminal.

e.g., Talk about subliminibul.

submitted by adrugagainstwar

sublimpinal - Beneath-the-conscious factors that negatively affect male sexual performance.

e.g., Hector Rothman sat up in bed, staring blankly at the darkness through hollow eyes. It wasn't his girl friend, Annika. She was drop-dead gorgeous and was, oh, so willing. Was he stressed at work? Overly tired? Did he have a smidgen too much to drink? He didn't know the specific cause, but it was certainly sublimpinal.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

subliquitous - To lack a firm grasp of a large vocabulary. To be simple spoken.

e.g., Jeff was always using big, obscure words to describe his adventures, confusing his more subliquitous friends.

submitted by Garret Thomson - (www)

submarine - Pub. Extension of rhyming slang: sub = pub.

e.g., I'm going to call in at the submarine for a few drinks on my way home.

submitted by Rod Walsh

submission - When one U-boat on active duty navigates under another.

e.g., In carrying out their submission, they ran a bit too shallow and bent their periscope.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

submit - A waterproof glove for picking up model submarines. | Underground area in Cambridge, Mass.

e.g., His submit was too slippery and the damn model sank. | I vaguely remember a tunnel subMIT between East Campus and the NE corner of main building.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

submitt - A second rate glove.

e.g., John said that the glove he bought from ABC was already falling apart. It was a submitt.

submitted by Craig Dodge

submittal - What most people would refer to as a submission to the PseudoDictionary. Both words are based on submit, of course, but I prefer to use submittal because to me it has less of a suggestion of sadomasochism.

e.g., Thank you for your submittal. We look forward to your next one.  

HD & Marty

submitted by HD Fowler

subpelance - To drive someone to do something beneath her values.

e.g., When her supposed friends tried to coax her to smoke, they subpelanced her.

submitted by snowboardinghockeyplayer3 - (www)

subphany - A low version of epiphany; a revelation of mediocre or crass nature or import; gutter vision.

e.g., Walt was sitting in his garage next to the smoking, broken car engine and, in a dark flash, experienced the subphany of his nihilistic, wretched existence, which would no doubt end that very day.

submitted by Mark Lee - (www)

subsequoquial - Relating to the way at which one comes about arriving at a decision making process.

e.g., The short subsequoquial meeting spawned off many task forces to create committees for further actionable items.

submitted by David

subspace - The mental state reached by a masochist during a particularly rewarding beating.

e.g., She stopped screaming, and a smile came over her face, she was now in deep subspace..

submitted by Keithy

substition - Thing which is real but no one believes, unlike a superstition which is something unreal which everyone believes in.

e.g., Substitions include "It won't get better if you pick at it" and "Good things come to those who wait."

submitted by Conrad

subsumiate - To eat everything under the sun.

e.g., I've got to go shopping now; Kurt has subsumiated last week's groceries.

submitted by Louise Van Hine - (www)

subtacular - Less then spectacular. Of generally low quality but still better then bad.

e.g., The bread on my hero is a little old, making it subtacular.

submitted by Shane Dickson

subtastic - Substandard.

e.g., John, your recent speech to the board was subtastic.

submitted by captainminus

suburbaredneck - Someone who used to be a redneck, but then married rich and moved to the suburbs.

e.g., Russ: Katy's mom took a switch to me. James: What a suburbaredneck.

submitted by alex lane - (www)

suburbia - That boring hell where all the houses are identical in size and shape.

e.g., "Let's get outta here- this is complete suburbia!"

submitted by Jill - (www)

sucarnelle - This word is derived from using the words Cinnamon and Sugar. This can relate to all the senses or simply used to describe something as being both sweet and spicy.

e.g., Wow! he's got that sucarnelle persona, being a total hottie with the ultimate macho side to him, while still being sweet and gentle...

submitted by smooth dreamin

succedameum - One who succeeds in the place of another. Word of the day. (ED. The more general meaning seems to be simply "substitute," and as such often has the connotation of inferior quality.)

e.g., I definitely feel like a succedameum -- in the we'd-rather-have-someone-else-doing-the-job sense.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

succedaneum - "A substitute. (The word can refer to persons or other items, particularly to medications. It often seems to imply a substitute that is acceptable but inferior.)"

e.g., "Where's Helen? Didn't she come with you?" "She's in the produce department looking for a succedaneum." "I won't ask." | It's about time to be looking for a succedaneum, doncha think?  
{ED. Alternative spelling for doncha is that used for the lyrics of Frank Sinatra's "Don'cha Go 'way Mad":  
Baby, baby, don'cha go away mad . . . Ba-by, don't you be mad . . . Baby, baby don'cha go away mad . . . Baby, don'cha go away mad . . . Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, don'cha go 'way mad . . . Now, don'cha go away mad"} Can't really say it was very smart of the guy to be cheating with his girl's cousin.}

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

suck face - To kiss.

e.g., Chris was sucking face with Chris last time I saw them.

submitted by Ray Christensen

suckadelic - Something that sucks.

e.g., Yet another suckadelic Britney Spears CD.

submitted by philipo

suckage - To express extreme displeasure at the situation at hand.

e.g., You didn't get your results? Suckage!

submitted by UNKhurdler

suckalicious - It really**3 sucks.

e.g., I can't believe he gave me a ticket. That's suckalicious.

submitted by nat - (www)

sucker hole - Term used by astronomers to describe a small, fleeting patch of clear sky in an otherwise cloudy night.

e.g., Steven Hawking: "Quick Carl, grab the scope, I think it's clearing up." Carl Sagan: "Cool your chair Stevo, it's just a sucker hole."

submitted by jayseejay

suckfarm - To suck in a major way.

e.g., Suckfarm, I forgot to pay the electric bill.

submitted by gnuattitude - (www)

suckfest - Something that sucks beyond the mere word "suck." If something is a "suckfest," it sucks deliberately and for an extended period of time.

e.g., I cleaned toilets all day at work. It was a suckfest.

submitted by Nick Dunn - (www)

suckful - Of something that sucks.

e.g., I thought it was suckful when Stuart Adamson died.

submitted by Jo Ginsberg

suckitude - A measurement of how much something sucks.

e.g., The suckitude of this music is off the charts!

submitted by Leandra - (www)

sucktacular - A word used to describe something that sucks beyond belief.

e.g., Jamie: I got whacked in the nose with a frisbee today. Heather: Sucktacular.

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sucktacular - Denoting a person, thing, concept, or event that is found to be unsatisfactory, inferior, or disappointing in a flamboyant, awe-inspiring, or highly amusing fashion.

e.g., Everyone seemed to agree that arming every old lady in town with mace and crowbars to cut down on policing costs was the most brilliantly sucktacular idea Nathan had ever come up with, until he proposed we should stop curb-stomping him with the "Exhibits" he had brought along.

submitted by Zog Da Megnivizint

sucktastic - Sucking beyond belief.

e.g., That new tie you bought me was sucktastic.

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suckular inhumanits - Those who deny you what you need and require and couldn't care less about you or your situation or problems.

e.g., Perhaps they're supposedly in position to see and hear and help you, but they are ineffective or uncaring or discriminatory or indifferent -- suckular inhumanits, they suck and border on inhuman even. (Secular humanists on the other hand are nice people.)

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sucré - Extremely sexy girl or boy. A mistranslation from the German slang "süßer mädchen" into French. To make this word work, you have to pronounce it in an English-French (Frenglish) kind of way.

e.g., She was so sucré my mouth dropped.

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suctions - Variant of "sucks." Used when you are sick of saying "that sucks" when someone else is going on and on about how much her

e.g., A. You know what happened to me? My boyfriend dumped me. B. That sucks. A. Then, I lost my job. B. Awww, that sucks. A. Then, I wrecked my father's cherry 1963 Corvette. B. That really suctions.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

sudodictionary - A complete dictionary of an imaginary language which has a Latin-based alphabet of n distinct letters and in which all words have an exact length of n letters, all distinct from each other within the word -- which makes all words pangrams of that language. All possible n-letter pangrams within the language are actually words of the language. Furthermore, it has been established that all words are pronounceable to every English-speaking human, which means that, e.g., the letters R and P cannot both belong to any sudoalphabet since RP must be considered unpronounceable in initial position. |  
A lexicon of words unique to the solving of sudoku puzzles (or failed attempts thereto).

e.g., A (necessarily complete!) sudodictionary of the ROE language has the following entries: Eor, Ero, Oer, Ore, Reo and ROE, the latter entry being the name of the language, the first being the (self-referencing) name of its alphabet. Whereas it can be proven that an n-letter sudolanguage (q.v.) necessarily has n! (n-factorial) entries in its sudodictionary, it remains (2007) a mystery how long the longest possible sudoalphabet can actually be, taken into account that all words of the language must be pronounceable to a non-Sudo speaker. |  
The sudodictionary in question, as opposed to the ingenious one proposed by René Hack, consists mainly of cuss words and phrases suitable to expressing the frustration attendant on being unable to work out a sudoku puzzle, such as "Ku-rIst, I hate this effing sudo."

submitted by René Hack | S. Berliner, III - (www)

sudolanguage - An imaginary language with amazing properties, among which its sudodictionary (q.v.) stands out.

e.g., All words of sudolanguages are pangrams of minimal length.

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sudsidize - When an individual is forced to pay for a friend's beer consumption.

e.g., No money to pay for your beer? I guess I'll have to sudsidize you again.

submitted by Stephen

sue fairly / aaron zite / fairly & zite - (n.) Fictitious names for fictitious entities: that is, (1.) people or companies used as code for "hurry" or "no time" or "faster," or, by those less troubled by such things, (2.) as excuses upon which one can manufacture needed rationales, delays, or alterations of plans. [From the German _es_gibt_keine_Zeit_zu_verlieren_ (es gibt keine "Zite Sue Fairly Aaron) "there is no time to lose!"]

e.g., "Okay, we're through the agenda. Does anyone have any questions or---" "[Whisper: Excuse me, Madam President, Aaron Zite is waiting for your call]." "Ah, yes. Perhaps just one or two questions then." || "Now, clause 3 is a serious deal-breaker if the definition remains---" "Oh, I'm sorry, gentlemen, I have a critical hearing in the Fairly v. Zite case; can we pick this up after lunch ... say, 1:30?"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

sued a ble - A legal term defining the state of having sufficient assets and/or income to be welcomed as a "proper" defendant in any legal action.

e.g., Having won the Grand Lottery, the ecstatic ticket holder suddenly became sued a ble as well as wealthy.

submitted by charlie lesko

suem - 1. Legal terminology: Sue them. 2. The battle cry of lawyers and the litigious set. 3. The standard response you get when you ask what you should do about a grievance -- especially a grievance with a person or company with deep pockets.

e.g., Having someone else steal the PseudoDictionary's content and publish it could be the best thing that ever happened to us. Then we could suem. We might end up being more than pseudofamous and it'd take a holot less effort than putting together a book would.

You can also make a holot more money from a lawsuit than you can from publishing dictionaries.

submitted by HD Fowler

suessian - A word to aid one in the description of something's style. Originates from Dr. Suess, the author, and refers to his writing style and drawing style.

e.g., The drawing I saw at the gallery was very suessian. OR His speech had suessian undertones.

submitted by Jordan Baron

suey - An attractive boy.

e.g., That Ralpsh sure is a suey.

submitted by Kallie Rank

sufcap - Silicon Valley term for a product or a technology company with the first letter of the first and second nouns in the same name capitalized.

e.g., InSight sounds like another sufcap name for the new software release.

submitted by Joel Parker

sugar fairy - someone who's overly sweet and see's through rose tinted glasses

e.g., she's too much of a sugar fairy, she wants everything to be sweet all the time.

submitted by miko

sugarnated - 1. Characterized by an excessive energy caused by the over-consumption of sugar, or sugary products. 2. The sexual (adult) energy generated from sweet kiss.

e.g., After the Halloween Party, every sugarnated child was bouncing off the walls.

submitted by Albert D. Pereira

sugarstick - I thought this really was a word that means well-loved, much used item from the past, such as an old anthem (choral work) "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." I thought could be called an old sugarstick.

e.g., I'm glad the choir sang that song today. It's such an old sugarstick.

submitted by Barry A. Norris

sugary - Used to describe someone's extremely sweet or good-natured personality or actions.

e.g., Thank you, dear, that was very sugary of you to think of me.

submitted by Asia M. Church

sugary goodness - Candy or other sweet treats.

e.g., I'm in the mood for some sugary goodness. Let's go to the candy store.

submitted by Jill Angelosanto

suggestment - A failed suggestion.

e.g., Pete: Hey, you want pizza for lunch. Mike: No, I don't feel like pizza. Pete: Hey, it was just a suggestment.

submitted by Brew-A

suggesture - A suggestive gesture.

e.g., As I passed, a blonde made a suggesture. I looked for the first place to turn my car around and went back, only to find that she had been blowing her nose into a mauve handkerchief.

submitted by Steve J Hanning

suggest_words -

national debt
US National Debt
Debt per Citizen
Debt per Taxpayer
US Federal Spending
Largest Budget Items
Social Security
Income Security
Interest on Debt
Federal Pensions
Total US Debt
Total Debt per Household
Savings per Household

Source: and

e.g., ���

Making notes while my memory's fresh.

[To use scroll box in e-mail, copy box into draft & enter text.]

Held off on sending this because I got sleepy. Went to bed and had one of those action-packed thrilling dreams I have so often. In this one, I was involved in another situation where water and flooding were involved. This time in Marshalltown, except that the house we were in in my dream had very little in common with either house we lived in there, except for water in the basement -- that kept rising and rising in my dream.

We were slated for a dinner party to start soon. Some guy who had interviewed for a job a year earlier and been rejected was back for another shot at it. I was on his schedule first thing in the morning -- which was simultaneously near dinner time in the evening. After he arrived -- yes, at my house -- all hell broke loose. A few minutes earlier, I had sort of been "thrown" across a driveway -- like the one at Mrs. Bing's house or my Aunt Betty's. I knew I was dreaming and so did my neighbors. I said I had been wondering if I would ever meet up with anyone in a dream who also realized it was a dream. Wonder if we'll all remember this when we wake up?

Back in my house, Darrell Eaton was there -- but he didn't seem to remember that he had been involved in the construction of the house and that it had been built using some kind of piering and floatation system that would keep it from being harmed much in floods -- a flood, in this case, that had a lot of similarities with earthquakes. One of the dinner guests -- let's say Jim Evans -- had arrived hours early and he was yelling that he was going to sue us, saying something like, "What are you doing having a dinner party in weather like this?" I said sue away -- this is obviously an act of God and you don't stand a chance of winning. Not to mention that I knew what was going on was going on only in my dream.

Then the dream sort of segued into the old Johnny Cash song that I must have heard hundreds of time in the pool hall -- "How high's the water, Mama?" "Five feet high and rising." It became clear that nothing was going to stop the onslaught of the water and that it was going to keep rising to the point that everything would be submerged.

At that point, knowing that it was a dream, I took control. "It's oil! It's oil! We've hit a gusher!" More like swimming in what was becoming a huge pool of oil that had been displaced upwards by -- yes, an earthquake lifting and shifting tectonic plates. The water then began to look like oil, not mixing with the water. The basement continued to fill and the oil was quickly rising up the driveway.

I jumped across the driveway -- something I've done often, just not the same driveway -- and started jumping from the hood of one car to another in the traffic jam that had developed, saying we're rich, we're rich -- all the while continuing to know that it was a dream -- partly because I had been drifting in and out of a sleeping state, but each time had gone back to sleep and continued the dream. I do that quite a bit if I'm having a particularly enjoyable dream, as this one was. Turning water into oil helped.

Then the phone rang. I roused myself by the third ring or so and took the call I was expecting from Dr. Olsen's office. I answered clearly, not the least bit fuzzy-headed, and making a point not to sound as if I just been awakened.

Melba's next oncologist's appointment will be Thursday at 10:15, starting with lab.

My life is an action-adventure film -- at least in my dreams. A thrill a minute, it is. You shoulda been there. And only very rarely an uncomfortable ending. If it's a dream and you know it, how can anything bad happen.

Real life? Now that's something else.


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sugoi - Japanese for cool, amazing, etc. Fun to say in an announceresque voice.

e.g., That ninja was sugoi!

submitted by Nick Piepmeier

suicidality - A behavior or attitude that suggests suicidal ideation in the person exhibiting the behavior or attitude.

e.g., This particular driver takes his turns with what appears to be a devil-may-care suicidality, wouldn't you agree, Chip?

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suicietal - Having intentions of suicide exclusively as a result of society's influence.

e.g., Johnny felt society was entirely to blame for his urge to kill himself; therefore, he was suicietal.

submitted by Neal Murphy

suigyu - (pronounced: Soo-ee-gyoo) Originated from the Japanese word for "goat." Used to call upon someone who acts like a goat.

e.g., Hey, suigyu! Get over here!

submitted by Jeff

suisare - A friend or neighbor's party as perceived by an uninvited person.

e.g., What? You didn’t invite me to your suisare? Thanks a lot.

submitted by Chad

sukkot - A really bad temporary bed, made by a Jewish-owned Company.

e.g., "Where on Earth did you buy that kot? It suks!" "Enough already. I know, I know. I bought it from my son-in-law Sheldon. I thought I was getting such-a-deal. But it suks so bad, it should be called a sukkot.'"

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

sul's - Sport Utility Loafer. A pair of shoes worn by the common frat star, which consist of a more rawhide leather look in combination with a wrap-around rubber toe and heel. SULs are commonly worn with faded jeans, or other casual pants.

e.g., Those SULs are rugged, yet socially acceptable in frat world.

submitted by Justice Graham

sul-sul - Bye-bye.

e.g., As she was leaving she waved to her mother and said, "Sul-sul."

submitted by katyledon

sulching - An annoying, involuntary sound usually emanating from the nose--made by some people while eating.

e.g., Stop sulching your food!

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sulite - lithe, slender, can sometimes mean slippery (pronounced soo-leet)

e.g., She stood in the spotlight a sulite and beautiful figure.

submitted by Francesca

sull - a person who is not very good at anything, a bad action or event

e.g., Don't be such a sull, that was a sull movie

submitted by Alex Strachan

sumare - complilation of the words super, major, real. Means more than outstanding; hot; fantastic.

e.g., Look at that car! It is sumare!

submitted by Rheda

sumbich - (i) A sumbich is a person who is annoying and constantly does things that piss you off; a jerkface. Sumbich is appropriate to use in many situations where its alternatives are often inappropriate. Proper pronunciation is said slowly and with a southern accent, with emphasis on the first syllable. (ii) Can also be used as an exclamation when something happens that really sucks.

e.g., (i) Susanna has ugly feet and doesn't paint her toenails. She noticed that we liked to wear sandals to work. She complained to the manager that someone's toe could get cut off by a falling stapler. And they instituted a no sandals policy. Susanna is a sumbich. (ii) My friend just called and said he saved a fortune on his car insurance. I just got a cancellation notice from my car insurance. "Sumbich!"

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sumbitch - Son-of-a-bitch, used in the southeastern US.

e.g., Chris ran over my dog, that sumbitch.

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sumclusion - A comprehensive result of a mental process.

e.g., In sumclusion, it was Colonel Peacock in the study with a lead pipe.

submitted by Ray Silta - (www)

sume up - To make a conclusion by using selected facts and data, as in a debate. From "sum," to count and tally, and "some," an indeterminate amount or quantity.

e.g., When I try to sume up and grade my life, I tend to toss out the negative numbers.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

summat - Colloquialism of the word "sumthing" used north of Watford Gap. (Or "somewhat"?)

e.g., "Do you think that what she said was important?" "It could have been summat or nothing." (Replaces "something or nothing.")

submitted by Nat Lloyd

summer teeth - Missing teeth.

e.g., That redneck sure has summer teeth. Summer here, summer not.

submitted by Ditto714

sump - A post on a forum that is a cross between a bump, which is a post that keeps a thread popular, and a spam, which is a post that has nothing to do with the thread; to post a sump.

e.g., I sump because I care about this thread and I like to keep things interesting.

submitted by Ian Faynik

sumpdhing - This is a phonetic spelling of the word "something." The "dh" stands for the sound in "then."

e.g., I'm pretty sure that many, perhaps most people pronounce the word "something" as "sumpdhing."

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

sumthin' - Something. Informal, and, Mrs. Grundy would say, improper.

e.g., I was doing sumthin'. | He's getting ready to go somewhere or sumthin'.

submitted by Rondale Barnsfield

sun daze data prime - (Cf one day at a time?) Startlingly good exceptional information, facts, possibly surpassing all available up to that point, and promising new understanding and applications thereof.

e.g., Today in the laboratries (sic) of Fourth World HiSci UnLimited they have come up with outstanding sun daze data prime in the immediate worldforming of our planet.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

sun off bich - Son of a bitch.

e.g., i has one cat he call pablo. look to this foto. is very busy. wat this cat do i didnet understand. all night he stay outside. what this sun off bich do??? caching fish and berds is how cat like

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sunbelievable - Such a beautiful sunny day that it's unbelievable.

e.g., What a sunbelievable day it is.

submitted by Stephanie

sunbongst - Badly sunburned.

e.g., My forehead got sunbongst this week end at the beach.

submitted by Tom Joyce

suncrastination - What Seattlites do instead of work, chores, or errands when the sun is shining.

e.g., Instead of starting the laundry, Jenny engaged in some serious suncrastination by strolling the sun-kissed streets of her neighborhood.

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sund - (pronounced soond, n.) the power to swim, like 'flight' is the power to fly. (From the Anglo-Saxon.)

e.g., "Most people dream of flight; I, on the other hand, dream of sund." "Well, you are an oceanographer, so that makes sense." | Does your community have a sund school?

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

sunday mornin' - Perfect relaxation, or a cause of relaxation.

e.g., I dig her. She's Sunday mornin'.

submitted by mike

sundo - The process of coming into work at the weekend to get stuff finished.

e.g., Ed. I can't meet your deadline unless I Sundo. Ted. Then Sundo.

submitted by Hammerton

sunflurry - Snow falling that is lit from the side by sunshine, like "sunshower."

e.g., It was snowing and the sun was shining; what a beautiful sunflurry.

submitted by Dick Winters

sunny and char - Hillbilly talk for "If you go outside, you'll get charred by the sun." | How a hillbilly says "Sonny and Cher."

e.g., Be careful, Cletus. It's Sunny and Char. | Let's go listen to some Sunny and Char records.

submitted by Star651

sunny g's - Sunglasses.

e.g., The sun is so bright today, and I forgot my sunny g's back home.

submitted by mike

sunphaser - A powerful weapon that incorporates the power of the sun, clean thermonuclear beams of terrible fire.

e.g., With sunphasers in your arsenal of assault and defense you are guaranteed to be virtually unbeatable in any situation.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

sunset - A verbified corporate corruption of the noun used for the disappearance of the sun beyond the horizon. Used with a termination event.

e.g., The corporate vice-president decided to sunset the business when it failed to meet projected earnings.

submitted by bertthebigyellowdog

sunshimje - sÅ­n-shÄ­m'Ä“ Of a morning when dust motes in the sunlight seems to shimmy, not unlike the fringe on the dress of a 1920s flapper.

e.g., Last Tuesday, my birthday, was a sunshimje morning: rays of light danced between the curtains like the fringe of some old flapper.

submitted by Patricia

sunshower - Rays in the sun, bathing in hot beams of solar light, purposely exposing oneself to the fierce onslaught of the bright light of the sun to acquire a tan and formation of vitamin D on the surface of the skin, so they say.

e.g., She busily plucked petals from the glorious head of a sunflower as she lay by the pool near the cool stand of palm trees enduring a particularly hot sunshower on a day in May last year without a single cloud in the blue blue sky.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

sunuva - "Son-of-a." Used in times of extreme emotion. Can be used in conjunction with "bitch" or "gun."

e.g., "Stop that you sunuva," I cried angrily.

submitted by Liam Callaghan

super flu ous - The enormous amount of additional body fluids created by respiratory and stomach viruses.

e.g., When Homer came down with the H1N1 flu, he felt like he was destined for an ultimate watery grave. Liquid from his eyes and thick mucus from his nose flowed continually like water over Niagara Falls. Diarrhea poured down like the slurried mudbanks off the hills of California. And every 15 minutes, like Yellowstone Park's Old Faithful, acrid green bile erupted from his stomach. From where in the world, he pondered, did his body get much super flu ous liquid? With luck, he'd be dead by noon.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

super-c - Supercool -- usage intended to suggest that user is ultra-mod and has her finger on the pulse.

e.g., Forrest is the world's best dresser and knows all the right people. He is definitely super-c.

submitted by laura

super-dee-duper - Good, neat, better than bad -- almost extremely exciting.

e.g., Jane: Hey, I got you a cherry-banana milkshake for lunch. Jessica: Super-dee-duper.

submitted by Mike Enright

super-grovers - 1. Terminally uncool people who insist on acting like they're cool. 2. Blatantly and unabashedly conceited, yet terribly boring people; can typically be found, wherever they are, talking about themselves in a painfully tedious manner.

e.g., Just don't let Fred and Ed find out about it, We don't want those super-grovers at our party.

submitted by David Evans

super-nitty - A term in hockey, when a pass is sent inside the goalie crease, and shot in for a goal.

e.g., Scott Gomez got the assist with an amazing super-nitty pass to Scott Stevens.

submitted by Drenches

super-ply-guy - A dedicated unsung hero, who selflessly takes it upon himself to fix toilet rolls whose ply layers have become out of sync with one another, and therefore do not tear cleanly along the perforations.

e.g., Jimmy couldn't bear to see an incorrectly tearing toilet roll -- he always gave the top layer an exra wind round the roll to even it up again. He's a real super-ply-guy.

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super-shticktion - This is a weird idea that is not only peculiar but amusing - -except when it is dangerous.

e.g., No, Robert! You are not going out in this thunderstorm with your milk pail to test your idea! Thunder does NOT curdle milk!"

submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

superate - 1. To cram something into a small, cramped, and uncomfortable locale. 2. To consume heroically.

e.g., 1. So, when we got to Ben's house, he had so many guests that I ended up having to superate with Jim and Mikhail. 2. We were expecting 32 guests this Thanksgiving, but only 12 showed, so everyone superate.

submitted by Matt Rossi

superbarificmegatacularcoo - Extremely cool. Combination of superb, terrific, mega, spectacular, and cool.

e.g., My new Gong Show CD is completely superbarificmegatacularcoo.

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superbulous - Superb + fabulous.

e.g., The restaurant Michael took me to for my birthday was superbulous.

submitted by Ashlee Vainisi

supercalifragalisticexpialidociousaddictulant - Being addicted to anything of or pertaining to Mary Poppins.

e.g., "I'm scared for Carl. He's showing signs that he may be becoming supercalifragalisticexpialidociousaddictulant." "Why do you say that, Betty?" "He's been singing 'I Love To Laugh' all day, and practicing laughing through strange parts of his body." "You have a point. I'll call his wife."

submitted by Julia - (www)

supercalifragilisticexpialatrocious - Extremely, unutterably, ineffably (hence co-opting a ginormous and related made-up a word) atrocious.

e.g., That guitar solo was supercalifragilisticexpialatrocious.

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supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - When the cat has got your tongue There's no need for dismay Just summon up this word And then you've got a lot to say But better use it carefully Or it might change your life

e.g., Supercalifragilisticexpialidociuos Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

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supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-abso-freakin'-totally-prettyf - Complete nonsense, saying something is really amazing.

e.g., Isn't this a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-abso-freakin'-totally-prettyful-awsomeness-yellow-orange entry?

submitted by kenda - (www)

supercalofragidummy - Anyone that memorizes and constantly sings any and every song that was ever in a Disney movie.

e.g., If that little supercalofragidummy doesn't stop singing _The Lion King_ song I'll rip his head off.

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supercililicious - Having or reeking of being supercilious. Being extremely unnecessary. Hey, kinda like this word.

e.g., "This site is supercililicious." "Is not."

submitted by Rich

supercool - An obnoxiously "cute" term the French use to describe anything they find hip. believe it or not, they use it a lot. | Not just cool, but extremely great, fine, wonderful, neat, far out, exceptional, marvelous.

e.g., DeGaulle was not only filthy rich -- believe it or not, he was supercool.  
"When ye queen of Britain herself did christen our first spacecraft to distant Mars, that was certainly supercool -- especially with me upon it, looking for all the world like a latter-day Slim Pickens." "Slim Pickens? Who's that?" "Ahh . . . you're entirely too young to know, aren't you? Major "King" Kong to Peter Sellers' Dr. Strangelove et al. Black and white film -- but you wouldn't know anything about them, would you?" "Was it a silent film or a talkie?" "Never mind. Click on the picture and find out for yourself. It's a supercool black comedy about the madness of war. A real classic -- a five-reel classic." "What's a reel?" "Never mind."  

"Unhh, what's wrong with the picture?" "Oops, I forgot that it was in CinemaScope and didn't switch lenses to make it wider. That happened to me once in a while when I was a projectionist. Usually didn't think of the B&W films as being wide-screen, but a few of them were. . . . There, is that better? . . . Added Slim Pickens as Major Kong at the far left."  

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superdank - Beyond cool.

e.g., That band I saw last night was superdank.

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superduperbravissimo - Fabulous, great, awesome, outstanding; originally and perhaps accidentally used by Sergio Franchi in his hit Domani.

e.g., You are so superduperbravissimo! (Response to a special birthday dinner surprise.)

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superduperlative - The ultimate in happy, fluffy goodness, beyond comparative and superlative

e.g., It was one of those superduperlative Indian Summer days--it was 72, sunny, and not a cloud in the sky.

submitted by James Kressley

superduprecision - [super doop precision] The ultimate in precision, perfect to the nth degree, without variation or flaw.

e.g., In this day and age we require superduprecision in order for things to work well, and to avoid error or malfunction, failure, inoperation. The numerous living creatures on Earth exhibit superduprecision as regards their structures and functioning.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

superextable - It's a compression of super extra double. It's used when you really mean it.

e.g., That was a superextable job on that test. 100%.

submitted by Liz

superficial lamb - An employee who tends to be the butt of many jokes and gags because somebody's got to assume that role; and ALSO because he's so good-natured about it no one thinks twice and has come to call him the Superficial Lamb. At my work, they also call him Dennis!

e.g., Dennis, we're not being mean . . . as you well know, you are only the Superficial Lamb!

submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

superflicious - Deliciously superfluous.

e.g., That extra two pounds of chocolate sprinkles on my ice cream cone sure was supeflicious.

submitted by Arachnophilia

superfluous - Full to overflowing with water.

e.g., In the great "half-full-half-empty" debate, an overfull glass may be considered superfluous.

submitted by Noel

superfly - Something or someone extremely suave and sophisticated. Generally, if something is superfly, it is colder than cool.

e.g., You are so cool. Hell, you superfly.

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superfroog - One who is excessively frugal or parsimonious, even when she doesn't.

e.g., My mom, the superfroog, does things like using old envelopes for shopping lists and making do with the same piece of dental floss for a week, even though she and dad both make good money.

submitted by natalie

supergluable - Any broken object that can be repaired using superglue.

e.g., Is this vase supergluable?

submitted by deb

supergramous - Full of good writing.

e.g., His blog posts are supergramous.

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superhyperfunkadelic - Mind-boggling or crazy in a positive way.

e.g., That song was superhyperfunkadelic.

submitted by Neil Joyes

superificantastic - Super, terrific, fantastic, all in one.

e.g., I am having a superificantic day.

submitted by Kimberly Gagon

superlativisation - Turning a non-superlative word into a superlative.

e.g., I'm the spellingest -- I'm the tops at superlativisation.

submitted by Fieran

superliminal - The opposite of subliminal--direct and loud manner of instruction; screaming or in-your-face approach.

e.g., George's superliminal tactics in conversation aided him in expressing exactly what he was thinking and left no room for surprises.

submitted by Justice Orion

superman face - A male whose facial features are disproportionately large or distinguished. These types often travel in packs, and tend to believe they are the answer to every girl's late night dreams. The larger their bulging ... muscles, the smaller their ... perception of reality. For reference, see Vin Diesel.

e.g., If that chick leaves with Superman Face over there, I'm going to have to take some more shots.

submitted by Biggins01

supermanium - Element invented in the 1980s. Used for bags and other packaging, especially for packaging snacks: Cheeseits, Triscuits, etc. Known for incredible strength. Tt's virtually impossible to open supermanium packages without tools (knives, sissors, broken bottles, etc.). Supermanium is used for all kinds of packaging these days.

e.g., 1. The cheese snacks ended up all over the room when Roger attempted to open the supermanium bag with his bare hands. 2. Damn it. I cut myself. I should have known better than to use a bare double-edged razor blade to try to open that printer ink package. (Actually happened. I have a cut on my right forefinger as evidence of my stupidity.)

submitted by Bernard Butcher

supermelagorhsous - Fine.

e.g., Uncle Ed always says "Sust supermelagorshous" whenever I would him how he's doing.

submitted by Patrick

supermirabilosofarmachoette - Of French derivation if you chop it up, frequently used by our exchange student, Philippe Landelle to express extreme pleasure and approval.

e.g., This pizza is supermirabilosofarmachoette.

submitted by christine

superpontilliarific - A feeling of deep and spiritual enlightenment.

e.g., Words cant express how superpontilliarific I feel.

submitted by King Of Vulgaria

supersillious - Extremely silly. Kids on a sugar high. | Of a poster on a message board who mischievously takes on the persona of someone who is the opposite of humble.

e.g., Having chocolate before bed makes the kids supersillious. | For the record, the pledge I made shortly after I signed on was that I would try to remain civil, not that I could or would remain civil. Believe me, I'm trying, I'm trying. But the sentence I quoted is close to being completely incoherent babbling. My first impression of you (not from the topic of the day, of course), was that you were a pretty bright fellow. Just goes to show how wrong first impressions can be. Sure, you got a couple of things right in your first post, but you've been wrong on almost everything since then.

I realize that my being snarky or supersillious lessens my chances of persuading anyone to change her mind. However, given that I have yet to see anyone on this forum succeed in doing that, I'm willing to take the risk on this one thread. Besides, I find that I get a considerable amount of satisfaction looking down my nose at my intellectual inferiors.

submitted by steve | HD Fowler - (www)

supertome - Extending the meaning of the word tome beyond large, scholarly books is a natural -- for long letters, long e-mails, long Internet comments, long blog posts, etc. At one end of the size spectrum for text on the Internet, we have 140-character tweets. At the other end, we have supertomes. The easiest way to create a supertome is to use text collector software to combine all of the .txt files in a directory into a single .txt file.

e.g., Has anyone developed software that will combine multiple .eml files into supertomes? It can get mighty tedious doing it by hand.

submitted by HD Fowler

supertween - Equivalent to "cool," used in designers' circles. From the "tweening" function in animation programs, but otherwise meaningless.

e.g., This tune I downloaded is so good, it's supertween.

submitted by Marek

supervolati - (n.) 1. the middle of the United States---the part people from Southern California and the northeastern East Coast believe to be irrelevant (many of them dismiss it as "flyover" land); 2. Any part of any country that the major city dwellers consider somehow "beneath them"; 3. Any person, place, or thing that high society considers unimportant or trivial. [The word comes from the Latin super "above" + volati "flown" (sorta).]

e.g., No one on Broadway or in Hollywood cares very much about Kansas or North Dakota, they're just supervolati.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

supfest - Any meal prepared or eaten between supper and breakfast.

e.g., It's 3:44 AM and I'm having spaghetti for supfest.

submitted by i_monk

supid - Dumb and all thumbs.

e.g., Judge's e-mail is supid.

submitted by Judge - (www)

supinin - A greeting, like s'sup/s'up, but a lot cooler. Or short for "what's happening."

e.g., 1: Supinin fellas! 2: Supinin tonight? Any plans?

submitted by Nii Saka Addo

suppashucka - Dessert, anything sweet to eat. | Extremely pretty or good looking.

e.g., Suppashucka doesn't want to get fat, they'd better skip the delicious suppashucka.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

supperfluous - When you have entirely too much food for supper, the extra food can be referred to as supperfluous. Supperflous.

e.g., No thank you, Maudie, I can't eat another bite. Anything more at this point would be supperfluous.

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

supperghetti - The tea time pasta that fills young tummies

e.g., Q. Wot you want for tea? Humbugger? A. No. Supperghetti.

submitted by matthew

suppers - Shortening of "What's up?"

e.g., "Suppers?" She smiled at him. "Not much," he yawned. "You?"

submitted by Venus - (www)

supplement whore - One who obsesses over the supplementary material often found on DVDs. Is often persuaded to buy a substandard movie solely on the basis of extra features. Similar to the videogaming term "graphics whore."

e.g., These supplement whores are a marketing manager's nirvana.

submitted by DD

supplenished - A combination of supply and replenished.

e.g., Rare chemicals entering the water system were supplenished by oil in order to slow down the reaction time of other chemicals in the water.

submitted by David R. Sarsfield - (www)

supposably - Misuse of the word "supposedly." {ED. However, "supposably" is also a legitimate word. Something "that can be supposed or conjectured" is supposable: a supposable outcome.}

e.g., He is supposably a superior speaker. {ED. That could be conjectured about me -- but it would be wrong. The word "supposedly" would be an inferior choice for referring to me with such a sentence -- because such a characteristic is not "generally assumed or believed" about me. Quite the contrary. Anyone who said, "HD is supposedly an inferior speaker" would be right.}

submitted by Albert Reinoso - (www)

supposebly - Supposedly.

e.g., Supposebly, I finished the test on time.

submitted by DD

supposively - Supposedly it's supposed to mean supposedly.

e.g., Supposively, I went to an Ivy League college, but I still can't say sesquipedalian words such as "supposedly."

submitted by AmyAmy

suppy - Another form of "What's up?" derived from the already abbreviated "'Sup?"

e.g., "Suppy, Jean?" Anne said to her friend as she walked into the crowded party.

submitted by Jayme

supra-tentorial - Refers to the area of the brain above the cerebellum. A common code word slyly used between doctors to imply that a patient's physical complaints are all in her head. Can usually get away with saying it in front of the patient or the patient's family.

e.g., Every test we've ordered is negative . . . I believe there is a significant supra-tentorial component to Mrs. x's illness.

submitted by Elizabeth Raju

suprise - Surprise.

e.g., It wouldn't suprise me to learn that I mistype the word "surprise" almost half the time. Now it won't matter if I do. If a spelling is in the pd, it's an acceptable spelling. Right, Mr. Graham?

submitted by HD Fowler

suprise - (suh-prahyz, accent on the second syllable) Surprise. Spelled to match the secondary pronunciation.

e.g., It's definitely a suprise when the world's biggest manufacturer of a product generates billions of dollars in revenue each year backs out of the business.

submitted by HD Fowler

supular - Super popular.

e.g., Mike is the most supular guy in school.

submitted by Maggie McFarland

supurb - (Pronounced the same as 'superb'; adj.) 1. of or pertaining to apartments and offices far enough above street level. Also "supurbia": the world above street level. [From the Latin super 'above' + urbs 'city.']

e.g., "Can you believe the crime rate in this city?" "I'm not usually in the city proper: I live in the supurbs."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

surcome - Succumb.

e.g., We must not surcome to terrorism.

submitted by Miss Speller for outlaws93

sure sure - used when you know a friend is exagerating or lying

e.g., man i drank 34 beer last night. your response would be- sure sure

submitted by team phyre- caleb/tuters - (www)

sure, well - To do a Chris. A Chris is a stupid layabout who sits in the dark and does nothing all day. He has no job or life.

e.g., Sure, well, never do that again.

submitted by Fern & Leonie

surfaholic - A person who spends unhealthy amounts of time "surfing" websites. Related to chataholics.

e.g., Dating? Are you kidding? He's a devoted webaholic. Check out all the Frito crumbs around his desk.

submitted by George Pateman - (www)

surfully - No one is exactly sure, but some think it is a mixture of "seriously" and "for real."

e.g., Surfully guys, get out of the car. My folks''ll skin me if I don't get home by eleven.

submitted by Leggett

surfworm - 1. Any of various persons, that use computers and feed on the content of the Internet. Just like a bookworm reads books, a surfworm surfs the Internet.

e.g., He's been online all night, so he's a major surfworm.

submitted by Grant Terry

surge - To appear.

e.g., He surged, left the room, and resurged; his resurgence was instantly noted by all.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

surgery - "[UK] The regular period of time when a person can visit their Member of Parliament to ask advice."

e.g., "A senior Labour MP was under fire last night after admitting he has not held a surgery for constituents for 14 years. . . . Most MPs hold local surgeries several times a month for constituents to discuss their problems. "

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

surggoning - The glare or outburst of others when someone is faking an injury.

e.g., Look at Chris lying down on the field. The opposition is giving him a really harsh surggoning.

submitted by Hannah - (www)

surious - Serious.

e.g., I get a surious case of the shakes when stuck in traffic under an overpass.

submitted by Miss Speller for proudcavmom

surly mcdouchebag - Person with an angry disposition and an inability to think rationally.

e.g., I was just driving down Lomita Blvd. when some surly mcdouchebag honked and yelled at me.

submitted by BigAssFries

surpresent - a surprise present

e.g., I was taken aback by the surpresent she gave me.

submitted by Lee

surpricious - Derived from "surprise." It is used to describe something shocking or surprising.

e.g., That was such a surpricious thing to say under the circumstances.

submitted by Jen

surprise hurl - Uncontrollable and unexpected vomiting.

e.g., I had an Irish Car Bomb for dinner and ten minutes later I had a surprise hurl.

submitted by jodie - (www)

surprisk - Joyful, happy, content | healthy, at ease, relaxed.

e.g., As soon as Kay got well again, she said she was feeling surprisk and ready to take on the world.

submitted by Kaiden

surprize - Surprise.

e.g., Do they still sell Cracker Jack? I used to love the surprizes when I was a kid.

submitted by HD Fowler

surrealism - Unabridged (v 1.1): style of art and literature developed principally in the 20th century, stressing the subconscious or nonrational significance of imagery arrived at by automatism or the exploitation of chance effects, unexpected juxtapositions, etc.

e.g., The surrealism of my dreams entertains me almost every night.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

surreality - When one's reality is surreal.

e.g., The surreality of his dream was accentuated by the purple frogs.

submitted by Clifford Ball

surreptitious - Grabbing a feel under cover.

e.g., He got smacked in the face for trying a surreptitious move.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

surtate - To so surtate is too flip out in a good or bad way. Implies physical spasms.

e.g., John is going to surtate when he finds out you broke his bike.

submitted by Daniel

survival sex - While the less generous would call it prostitution -- because it is, after all, sex for money -- it's being forced into the sex trade by circumstances (or a person because you have no other way to keep yourself and those dependent on you alive. It should come as no surprise: those coerced or forced into survival sex are primarily women and young people.

e.g., "It's a sad but ugly truth: roughly one in four homeless youth engages in survival sex. A new research brief out this week from the National Alliance to End Homelessness paints a scary picture of the harsh realities faced by homeless runaway youth." | "We don’t call it prostitution," says Sybella Wilkes, a Damascus-based spokeswoman for UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency. “We call it 'survival sex.'"

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

survivaling - Ability to survive.

e.g., The survivalists tested their survivaling skills by enduring the long winter in tents.

submitted by Heather Cavalier

survivalistic - Adj - Any action predicated or dependent upon the survival of one's self.

e.g., The mountain lion was chasing me down and all I could think to do was slice at itsl neck with my hunting knife in a survivalistic attempt of remaining alive.

submitted by Andrew Pschirrer

survivicide - The ultimate personal mistake made which results in the extinguishing of that Survivor contestant's torch.

e.g., Kim committed survivicide when she voted off Lex instead of Ethan in "Survivor Africa."

submitted by Chris Root - (www)

survivor guilt - The strange feeling in the pit of your stomach when your co-workers have been laid off, yet you remain employed. Simultaneously feeling selfishly joyous and sympathetically sorry that you still have a job when others around you don't.

e.g., Bill experienced survivor guilt when Karen told him she had just been laid off.

submitted by debis

susceptical - One who is susceptible to scepticism. Suggested by a misuse of the newly coined word for "susceptible" at the linked essay: "You don’t think the Romney people won’t be able to make up a scary scenario involving Bachmann? Or that Governor’s Perry and Pawlenty are susceptical to fictitious scenarios in which they are absolute idiots." Used to be we got a break from electoral politics, even between the bi-annual congressional elections. Nowadays it's campaign politicking all the time. Was that an inevitable consequence of the changes in communications that came with the age of electronics? Maybe I should reconsider being a Luddite.

e.g., The 2012 presidential election is likely to be decided by a susceptical independent electorate.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

sushi-mama - A mama-san who makes the very best sushi this side of heaven's gate, mate.

e.g., Every time we go to Osaka for best local saki we also make point to stop by House of Sushi to see sushi-mama. She works magic with raw fish and seaweed and ocean seasonings.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

sushiated - Hving your sushi craving satiated.

e.g., After spending $200 on sushi, my friend's craving was finally sushiated.

submitted by AnnaCharis

suspecious - A suspicion based on specious reasoning.

e.g., When he called me and a man answered the phone, my boyfriend was suspecious that I was dating someone else.

submitted by Nonesuch

suspect - One suspected of lying.

e.g., Here comes that suspect who said she won alla that money.

submitted by dee - (www)

suspectish - Of the behavior seen when the suspect in a crime or any given act is acting suspicious towards accuser or others. When one suspect's suspiciousness stands out above the other suspects, he is said to be suspectish.

e.g., We all feel that Bo is the culprit. Yet he runs around acting suspectish towards anyone that may have been involved. | Bo is one suspectish guy, so it must have been him, not you.

submitted by bo douthit

suspective - Something held in abeyance due to doubt. (To treat something as suspective is almost the same as treating it with suspicion.) |

The following is taken verbatim from Dr. Goodword's alphaDICTIONARY, except for the strikeout and substitution.
Pronunciation:sê-sep-tiv Hear it!

Part of Speech: Adjective

Meaning: 1. Sensitive, easily affected by something, susceptible. 2. Open to new ideas or suggestions, receptive.

Notes: We are all familiar with susceptible (remember that the ending is -ible, not -able), but today's word is less often used. The meanings of these two adjectives are similar, but while susceptible refers to weak resistance (susceptible to colds), susceptive refers to an openness, especially to things new. This word has several relatives, though their meanings vary a bit. A susceptor is a sponsor or godfather. Susceptivity is the best noun for this adjective, though susception is possible, too.

In Play: You will find many situations around the office where today's Good Word applies: "Mr. Farthingsworth was very susceptive to my reorganization plan except for the part requiring his resignation." This word applies equally well to labor and management: "I find Will Dolittle found Dave Perkins less than susceptive to hints that he apply himself more diligently to his work."

Word History: Today's Good Word is yet another Latin captive that English has never released. Its Roman name is susceptivus, the adjective from suscipere "to catch, support, sustain." This verb is a touched-up version of the combination sub "below, under" + capere "to take, seize." When the Romans added the suffix -er to sub, they came up with its antonym super "above, over." In fact, Latin created sub from a combination of ex "out (of) + upo "from under," so it originally meant "out from under." The implication of motion upward here probably led to the meaning of super. The Germanic languages didn't fool around with PIE upo this way but merely converted it to German auf "on" and English up.

The word was used as early as 1731, but has been used only sporadically since. Peaks of use since its introduction into English have occurred around 1810, 1907, 1962, and 1984.

e.g., I heard what he said, but I think we need to treat it as suspective. | As the following examples suggest, it's not easy to find the open-to-new-ideas use of suspective. In several of the examples I found, the word was used almost as if it were a synonym for suggestive -- which, on second though, is something I should have suspected I'd find.

  • Nothing, says he, was now wanting to finish the Scheme, but to bring the Sovereign into the Party, whose easy and too unguarded Nature and Indulgence to the Clergy, made her suspective of Insinuations to her Prejudice; which was the Rock upon which the Nation split. (1731) |
  •  Van Helmont; seems to have been the first who apprehended this, but he having rendered himself suspective on other occasions, his opinion could not make its way ; but the vulgar one still prevailed, except in a sew persons who could see that experience was for him. (1742) |
  •  Honor is not simply truthfulness: it is truthfulness sparkling with the fire of a suspective personality. It is something more than an ornament even to the loftiest. — George H. Calvert. (1933) |
  • One hundred biopsies were performed on 88 cases suspective of schistosomiasis, and eggs were found in 76% of them. (1964) |
  •  Excavations larger than that are suspective to be glaucomatous. Differences between both eyes of the same individual of more than 20% are also suspective for glaucoma. (1977) |
  • It also indicates that the Akas have a suspective attitude towards magic, as they believe that it is somewhere, on some occasion, still being practised secretly.  (1977) | 
  • In my day we used to keep things in their proper suspective. Don't you never read the papers about all them unflocked priests running around?  (1977, referring to Archie Bunker on All in the Family) |
  • States are increasingly uncertain, suspective of the opposite side, and mistrustful of the sincerity of the intentions declared.  (1986)
  • These questions being asked everywhere with the suspective eyes of the millions of people with thirsty throats, on the earth, to day.(1987) |

submitted by Jon K. Hart | [Dr. Goodword's alphaDicti - (www)

suspent - The word to describe a build-up to a particular point in a book or film that suddenly falls flat.

e.g., Well it was a good film, but there were a couple of suspent moments, I thought.

submitted by Snag

sussed - To have figured out, understood completely, down pat.

e.g., I have that skateboarding trick sussed.

submitted by merrick - (www)

sussie - Short for surprise, often in the form of a small unexpected gift.

e.g., I got you a sussie while I was out shopping.

submitted by Lunch

suture shelf - 1. The place in a bathroom medicine cabinet where are stored gauze, bandages, bandaids, over the counter medicines, native nostrums, holistic remedies, and the like. It is maintained by stubborn individuals who abhor medical treatment and prefer to take care of illness and injuries themselves. 2. An everyday response of a spouse who is married to that stubborn individual.

e.g., Dan: Honey, I was working in my shop and nipped the tip of my finger with my circular saw. I need hydrogen peroxide and a needle and thread. There's none on the suture shelf. Ann: That's a pretty bad cut! You better go to the ER! Dan: Nah. I can take care of it. Where's the hydrogen peroxide and a needle and thread? Ann: Suture shelf.

submitted by charlie lesko

suv - Stupid, Useless Vehicle

submitted by Brad - (www)

suvrounded - What you are in stopped traffic, in your low-profile, subcompact, economical car while four high-profile SUVs are on both sides, and directly in front of and behind you.

e.g., Dadgum it, Agnes, I can't see anything but rubber an' metal, an' smoked glass. We're suvrounded.

submitted by John Breen

svensson - A Swedish word meaning the larger part of the population--i. e., the nuclear family and their everyday activities. Could be used in a derogatory way.

e.g., Karl and Zarah are real svenssons. If they aren't working, they are watching game-shows on tv.

submitted by A Bergman

sw'az - An Australia colloquialism used to describe something, someone, or somewhere great. The abbreviated form of "sweet as."

e.g., "Did you go to the game on the weekend?" "Yeah, it was sw'az."

submitted by The Ooze - (www)

swa-swa-swa - An appropriate answer to any mumbled question.

e.g., Q: Chawantagotatheba? A: Swa-swa-swa.

submitted by jOE

swabbly - Feeling kind of sick or disoriented. Originated when a child was speaking in a news report about faulty toy manufacturing. He said his G.I. Joe's head was all "swabbly," meaning wobbly.

e.g., I need to go home. I feel all swabbly.

submitted by Megan Regan

swack - The tendency on some message boards by the moderators and site toadies to "swarm and attack" anyone whose opinion differs from the site mindset.

e.g., Don't post there. You'll get swacked.

submitted by Mickey Ratt

swacket - A zip up sweatshirt jacket.

e.g., It's getting cold outside and I can't find my blue swacket. I guess I'll just have to wear a sweater instead.

submitted by Rachel

swacket - A jacket (usually leather) that has knit sweater sleeves.

e.g., I like that guy's jacket ... I mean, sweater ... oh, wait, I mean swacket.

submitted by Mutch

swaddict - (n) A person addicted to sweets. (v) Swaddicted. Of the intense internal mental pressure overcoming a person which motivates to the point of personal injury if necessary to find and eat sweets, typically used in conjunction with the word "gone."

e.g., You better get outta the way -- Nonna's gone swaddict.

submitted by Tammy Zihlavsky

swaddle - The motion one makes when she tries to walk with underwear around her ankles.

e.g., I was sitting on the toilet and the phone rang, so I had to swaddle into the kitchen in order to pick it up.

submitted by Steve Tolin

swadzo - Lots of something, an intense amount.

e.g., I've got swadzo homework to do this weekend. I don't think I'll be able to go to the club with you Friday or Saturday night.

submitted by Emily

swag - 'Something We All Get', borrowed from roadies, left-over little goodies from shows, meetings, etc.

e.g., Hey, can I have one of those hats? Sure it's SWAG.

submitted by Lee Alexander

swag - Scientific Wild Ass Guess. No detailed analysis, but an educated guess.

e.g., I'll make a swag at the dimensions and call you right back.

submitted by Sam Spade

swageport - To channel your inner swag and use the energy to vanish from a scene. Think teleportation.

e.g., This party sucks. I'm swageporting.

submitted by Emma

swagga - One's own unique style or personality that sets her apart from anyone else. How you present youself to the world.

e.g., I got that Hollywood Swagga. i don't know what it is . . . it's just his swagga.

submitted by joseph lee

swain - I'll do my part to rescue the word.

Dr. Goodword Meaning: 1. A country lad, a young farmer, a young rustic. 2. A young male sweetheart, suitor or lover.

Notes: Here is a lovely word about to fall out of use and in need of rescue. It comes with an adjective, swainish, meaning "like a swain," which provides for a noun, swainishness, meaning "boorishness." Be sure not to omit the A when writing this word; otherwise, you will conjure up a radically different image.

In Play: A boyfriend who is so lovestruck as to behave like a farmer is where the second sense of today's Good Word comes from: "June McBride is marrying some simple swain from New York who is goo-goo eyed over her."…

e.g., "'Cast not pearls before swains' -- isn't that what Jesus said?"

"Before swine, Lillith. Before swine. 'Cast not pearls before swine.' By that he meant we should not 'waste good things on people who will not appreciate them.'"

"Stop being pedantic, HD. I know what it means. Tell you what, if you'll stop wearing that silly snout, I'll stop calling you a swine. Deal?"


"All right, no more pig jokes. ... But remember, you're not a swain either."

"Now that that's settled, let's start working up an entry for corybantic.

submitted by [Robert Beard] - (www)

swalter, to - To have an unusually strong attraction to Walter Cronkite.

e.g., Watching the evening news was always swaltering for me.

submitted by Joseph Swartz

swami salami - A meatless, vegetarian salami. Contains gluten, tofu, curry, mantra seeds.

e.g., Swami salami will raise your basic navel consciousness, and it tastes good.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

swamp donkey - The ugliest and foulest of women.

e.g., Look at that swamp donkey in the skank pants, skank top, and CFM shoes.

submitted by James Mohrenberger

swampass - The disgusting condition that occurs when sitting and sweating for long periods of time. For example -- while playing drums or sitting in a hot car on a road trip.

e.g., B-Luv finished the first set with a nasty case of swampass.

submitted by Head - (www)

swan - A task, chore, duty, etc. that proves to be extremely easy, even pleasant.

e.g., I thought that course was going to be tough, but it was a swan.

submitted by J. Field

swank - Stylish, cool, grand. (You'll find this in standard dictionaries. Sometimes considered colloquial.)

e.g., Swank shoes, Ethel. They must have cost you a fortune.

submitted by 2G4U - (www)

swank-o-rific - Exceedingly swank or swanky.

e.g., Bill: You got the new Eminem CD? Em: Yeah. It's swank-o-rific.

submitted by EmRobin

swanker - 1. One who is swank. 2. A person possesing smartness in style.

e.g., Katie knew Bob was a swanker when she found him watching Martha Stewart.

submitted by bob mack

swankorific - Very interesting or cool. Exclamation used when something good happens.

e.g., We got the power back on? Swankorific.

submitted by James

swapbopulated - Competition term: to be defeated handily. Sometimes seen with the first "p."

e.g., Today, I got swapbopulated in Madden by a score of 47 to 0.

submitted by David Ladd - (www)

swapduction - Diagnosing a problem by swapping components until the problem goes away.

e.g., By using swapduction, I was able to deduce that it was my browser and not the website that was causing the problem. Fortunately, I had several browsers to try.

submitted by jackbellis - (www)

swarmey - Greasy-slimey. Smarmy/

e.g., The used car salesman appeared too swarmey for us to buy.

submitted by Ade Magnuson

swass - Acknowledgement of an existence or something cool. Sweetass.

e.g., Cool chick walks into room: "Swass."

submitted by chris - (www)

swass - The condition that exists when sweat collects in the butt crevice.

e.g., These polyester pants are so hot I'm getting swass.

submitted by knottykate

swatfancy - The sudden overwhelming feeling to smack or whip a youngsters' butt because she needs to have an attitude readjustment due to being disrespectful to her elders.

e.g., Sometimes my grandchildren, but more often other people's untrained young'uns tickle my swatfancy.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

swavel - To weave back and forth when driving or walking.

e.g., 1. The car in front of me was swavelling all over the place. 2. I had four martinis, and now I'm all swavelly.

submitted by jenster8

swaylo - An error or aberration. Particularly used when you temporarily lose picture quality on television, or are having a mild nervous breakdown.

e.g., I can't see the TV. It's full of swaylos.

submitted by Matthew Harrison

swayve - Urban sophisticated. From a pronunciation of "suave."

e.g., The trendy couple that lives downtown are very swayve.

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swayzed - When a guy steals Patrick Swayze's moves to pick up girls. Or steals girls from other guys while under the Patrick Swayze Influence.

e.g., Tom just swayzed Zach. It was awesome.

submitted by Zachary Collins

swazee - Based on Patrick Swayze before he sucked. Something cool in an 80s manner.

e.g., Those leg warmers are pretty swazee. They're making a definite comeback.

submitted by jess

sweam - For use when it is so hot that you immediately begin to perspire when you walk outside.

e.g., As soon as I left for work yesterday I began to sweam.

submitted by David J

swear-brakes - The inexplicable moment where you have enough time to recite a swear word before hitting the brakes to avoid a potential accident or police reprimand whilst driving.

e.g., Isn't it weird how you always get swear-brakes when you speed past a police car? You see the cop with the radar gun, then jam on the brakes, by which time he's already got his handcuffs out.

submitted by Olie Jackson

swearaphrasing - To express empathy for another's situation by paraphrasing his or her statement and adding lots of swear words. Particulary useful if the person is very angry or indignant.

e.g., As an addictions counselor, I find that swearaphrasing the things my clients say to me helps them know that I understand what they're going through.

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sweat - 1. To like or prefer heavily. 2. To have strong interest in a person or object.

e.g., 1. I sweat the new wu-tang cd. I sweat Carolyn when she wears anything.

submitted by Ace

sweat equity - Personal value equity built into the value of a property, usually real estate, through upgrading and working on it.

e.g., My house is worth only $200,000, but I have over 50K more in sweat equity in it.

submitted by Joel Parker

sweat smell of de feet - A typical familiar scent, not sent by the Gods, but by the feet in heat -- perspiring, acquiring, and producing a ghastly assault on the olfactory function.

e.g., Virtually every summer when the days are long and hot, I can't seem to help perfuming the environment with a sweat smell of de feet. Perhaps it's mostly genetic and actually the fault of some invisible bacteria no doubt.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

sweatband - Emphasis on the current high tempature.

e.g., In July, it's hotter than a sweatband in a fireman's helmet in Las Vegas.

submitted by Vince Edward Estepp

sweatdrip - A response to anything embarrassing, also used when one does not wish to answer a question. From the large drops of sweat that characters in Japanese anime get on the sides of their heads.

e.g., Girlfriend: Would you buy me that $100 rainbow teddybear? Boyfriend: Sweatdrip.

submitted by Becky Farrah - (www)

sweatermeat - Breasts.

e.g., That chick is packin' some serious sweatermeat.

submitted by Jsin

sweatfarm - Used to describe heat, as in weather. Basically reinforces the idea that it's hot outside.

e.g., "It's really hot outside!" "Yeah, it's a sweatfarm."

submitted by JegStar

sweatin - "v. - 1) to give someone a hard time, to berate. 2) To be sexually attracted to someone."

e.g., "1) Why you sweatin me? I told you I'd pay you back! 2) When she walked by in those tight pants, I could tell he was sweatin her!"

submitted by Sawyer

sweave - To swerve and weave Wile Driving.

e.g., That guy tends to sweave all over the road when he's been drinking.

submitted by Kenny Plantz

sweaving - Swerving and weaving at the same time--basically and fundamentally a redundancy.

e.g., When Charles yanked the wheel to avoid a squirrel, a tire blew out and he was sweaving all over the road.

submitted by frank young - (www)

swede deal - Exclamation used when seeing or dealing with Swedes.

e.g., Adam Johnson: Hey are those swedish tourists? Dylan Little: Swede deal.

submitted by Xander Bluesummers - (www)

swedenize - To go blond and start saying, "Ja ja," "Skol," etc. Very common behavior after a trip to IKEA in a Volvo. Swedenise.

e.g., I got swedenized for a stint as an impressionable youth -- everything was "smorgasboard" or "ombudsman."

submitted by A Bergman - (www)

swedish - Sweet, awesome, cool, etc.

e.g., John has a Swedish tattoo on his arm.

submitted by hotfrost - (www)

swedish nugs - Very attractive women; abbreviation of "Swedish Nuggets." (Credited to James Ruggieri.)

e.g., We had a bunch of Swedish Nugs staying at our place.

submitted by Scott Adams - (www)

sweeet - Something that is beyond cool.

e.g., ""You have been pardoned, Senator." "Sweeet"."

submitted by Sin - (www)

sweegy - largely cool, a very good thing.

e.g., Your new shoes are so sweegy!

submitted by Leandra - (www)

sweek - Star Wars geek.

e.g., I was a sweek long before my daughter discovered Star Wars.

submitted by Harmony

sweep - Latest popular enthusiasm.

e.g., Some people get caught up in the sweep.

submitted by brenda

sweeps magillicuddy - the person who has to sweep the store when closing.

e.g., hey, look it's Sweeps Magillicuddy! You missed a spot.

submitted by Eve Lynn

sweet - 1.Cigarette, cigar, or any other for of tobacco product. 2. A way of asking if anyone would like to join you in a smoke.

e.g., 1. I need to go buy some sweets 'cause I'm out. 2. Sweet? (Anyone want to smoke a cigarette?)

submitted by Beth

sweet as - When you have everything under control or things are exceptionally good.

e.g., Someone may say tell you, "Your going to get paid this week."In response you say "Sweet as.""

submitted by john - (www)

sweet gherkins! - An exclamation of surprise, either positive or negative.

e.g., "Sweet gherkins. I won the lottery." When the state trooper saw the car wreck he said, "Oh, sweet gherkins. We got fatalities."

submitted by Betsy Andrews

sweet lovin' - Everything up to and including sex. Used in public places where talking about sex would be inappropriate.

e.g., I got me some sweet lovin' last night

submitted by Michael - (www)

sweet merciful buddha - Exclamatory phrase used to avoid blaspheming. "Buddha" being used in the place of "Christ" or another such holy name.

e.g., Sweet Merciful Buddha. What is wrong with this computer?

submitted by Chris Conley

sweet mullet - Exclamation comparative to "Gee whiz!" or "Jiminy Cricket!"

e.g., Sweet Mullet! That boy is gorgeous!

submitted by sarah

sweet potatoes - Can be used as a substitute for curse words.

e.g., Oh, sweet potatoes. I forgot my math homework and left it at home.

submitted by Tobiluvswaffles

sweeterness - Sweet or cool, awesome, amazing, etc.

e.g., We're going to a concert tommorrow? Sweeterness.

submitted by Francesca

sweetkraut - A friendly German or person of German descent. | Flavored cooked and sweetened sauerkraut; an especially amiable, friendly, agreeable German chap.

e.g., August Leupold was a Sweetkraut. At his wake there was a beautiful bouquet of flowers signed Beloved Landlord! A very rare person. || In Heidelberg we came to know this splendid fellow, a veritable sweetkraut, who took us everywhere and showed us everything. | You should have tasted Gretchen's special sweetkraut, not sour, but oh so flavorful, to live for.

submitted by Frank Mandriota | Paul Edic - (www)

sweevil - Simultaneously sweet and evil.

e.g., Cats are so sweevil--they scratch the hell out of you one minute and curl up on your lap for a nap the next.

submitted by anon

swelding - An ancient Pagan apple festival originating in Bradford, Yorkshire, Northern England. It is traditionally held on the night of the first full moon in November. It is accompanied with much feasting on apple-based dishes, much drinking of cider and, most importantly, the Swelding Fire, on which the Swelding Apple is burned to offer thanks to the great orchard Goddess Pomona for the recent harvest and ask for a peaceful winter and a plentiful harvest next year. Records in the county archive in Skipton show that the festival has been held in the town every year since 1145.

e.g., The good folk made merry at their annual Swelding. Everyone present was thrilled at the size of the Swelding Fire.

submitted by David Ford

swell-o-dellic - Really really cool, awesome, hip. . . .

e.g., My eye smells swell-o-dellic, just like scented candles.

submitted by Todd Hickethier

swellegant - anything that is simultaneously 'swell', clever or insightful and 'elegant', graceful or glamourous

e.g., a dress for a glamourous occasion purchased at a thrift store for $5; cross-browser javascript that reduces 38 lines of code to 7, a spatula that is contoured to fit both your favorite skillet and the curve of your significant other with a fondness for spanking.

submitted by mark

swendifed - Spinning around on a swing and subsequently getting a body part caught in the chain, causing pain and damage.

e.g., I swendifed my finger and it hurts.

submitted by Rachel Olivecrona

swenson - When you really mess something up.

e.g., I can't believe you answered my phone and told my girl I was out with another babe. You really Swensoned me on that one!

submitted by Crimson Tide

swerf - You can use this word to describe someone or something good, bad, weird, etc. This the most flexible word not at It is possible to use this word in every context possible.

e.g., You think you are swerf, but your wife is playing you for a fool.

submitted by Vincent Godslayer

swerve - To blow off friends, cancel plans, or simply not show up.

e.g., Andrea really swerved us tonight...she was supposed to meet us at the bar.

submitted by Jillian

swervice - Lack of service in an environment where it's expected -- such as when a waiter or waitress completely blows you off.

e.g., That restaurant is full of rude waiters who've perfected the art of swervice.

submitted by Christopher Kenton - (www)

swervy - Cool, groovy, fun.

e.g., This is a swervy party.

submitted by Knots - (www)

swet - Sweet, 31337 (elite).

e.g., That rogue is swet.

submitted by Travis McCormack

swick - To "do it up" or "to make it so." Very equivocal word, open to interpretation. Often used in conjunction with "it."

e.g., We were looking at renovating a run-down house. When I saw yours, I told Bob that we could easily swick it and sell it for way more.

submitted by Dan

swick - Sweet and sick. For describing something that you like. Most teens use "sweet" and "sick" in everyday talk, so I decided to put the two together.

e.g., That's a pretty swick car you got there. I got some swick air when I hit the jump on my snowboard.

submitted by Mario Sepulveda

swicked - Sweet + wicked.

e.g., He's swicked at skateboarding.

submitted by April

swiftboat - According to Ann Coulter, to swiftboat is to produce "irrefutable evidence that a Democrat is lying."

e.g., "In liberal-speak, only a Democrat can be swiftboated. Democrats are 'swiftboated'; Republicans are 'guilty.' So as an honorary Republican, Hillary isn't being swiftboated; she's just lying."

submitted by HD Fowler

swiftorific - Like super cool, but even cooler than that.

e.g., Hey, your new Lamborghini Diablo is swiftorific.

submitted by Steve-O

swifty - Swell and nifty combined.

e.g., Isn't mine a swifty word?

submitted by Cap Chaos - (www)

swiggle - To swallow a beverage and immediately commence giggling in a way such that the beverage is ejected from either the consumer's nose, or in the form of drooling at the mouth.

e.g., Sitting at the table, her brother-in-law was telling a hilarious story. The punchline came just as she had taken a drink of milk, and she swiggled all over the steaming dinner.

submitted by A. Gagne

swiggledawhizz - What you call a person who's a complete jerk, but is so cool everybody loves her. «See Rich Boy, Primadonna, and Horrible Lovable Wonky-Tonky Slumwhack.»

e.g., I can't believe Mom invited so many swiggledawhizz to my party. I'll never forgive her. Never. «Emma's too polite to call any of her friends a swiggledawhizz, but she apparently knows several. »

submitted by Emma - (www)

swiggling - A combination of swerving and wiggling.

e.g., The motorbike was swiggling all over the road.

submitted by LaTOK

swillimminence - The warm, fuzzy feeling that one experiences in the last hour before leaving for after-work drinks.

e.g., Since she knew that her sexy workmate Horace would be at the bar, Rhonda was overcome by swillimminence as 5:30 approached.

submitted by Brendan Hunter

swillin' - Getting drunk. Can also be a question: Swillin'? = Are you drinking?

e.g., It's Sat'day, you swillin'?

submitted by bob

swim upstream - To travel a long distance to meet with a boyfriend or girlfriend, inspired by the lengths salmon go to mate.

e.g., I soon tired of swimming upstream, so we moved in together -- after getting married first. Not the way it's done anymore, eh?

submitted by Greg

swimabratics - Swimming whilist doing acrobatics.

e.g., Did you see the commonwealth games today? I did enjoy the swimabratics.

submitted by Jemima Parry

swimmer's ear rainstorm - Extremely heavy rain, in a wind blowing so hard that your ears fill up with water as if you were submerged in a swimming pool.

e.g., I had little choice but to run out to my car even though what had come up unexpectedly was a swimmer's ear rainstorm. Since I had left my windows down, the interior of my car might have filled up with water in only a few minutes.

submitted by HD Fowler

swindle - To cheat or to deceive.

e.g., You have been swindled if you bought a dictionary that does not contain the word "swindle." "Swindle" is a common word meaning "to cheat or defraud."

submitted by Ritesh Vasani - (www)

swinemerchant - Person who stinks so bad you can smell where she's been.

e.g., Damn, you stink! Time to take a shower, swinemerchant.

submitted by Milkman

swineous - Exceedingly messy, swine-like.

e.g., The swineous condition of his bathroom caused even stouthearted guests to quail.

submitted by IMG

swinery - A place where they produce bacon wine.

e.g., We drove past the swinery as quickly as possible to avoid the smell.

submitted by Jenne - (www)

swineslurry - gelatin liquid in cans of Spam.

e.g., Swineslurry tastes like salty mucus.

submitted by Jeff

swingnut - A radical political ideologue (a wingnut) with enough power to swing a debate or election.

e.g., The vote was so narrowly divided along party lines that in the end it was decided by a swingnut who traded his vote for a pork barrel project.

submitted by Christopher Kenton - (www)

swip - Beads of sweat collecting on the upper lip. Nota bene: The 'sw' prefix can also be added to any other sweat-collecting body part to form new words.

e.g., It's so hot out today, I'm getting swip.

submitted by knottykate

swiped out - Inability to retrieve money from an ATM because of lack of funds.

e.g., I tried to get some money from the cash machine, but I was all swiped out

submitted by DAVID HELMINK

swircle - N: A swerving circle. V: To swerve and circle at the same time.

e.g., The car exited the highway onto the swircle. We swircled around the on-ramp until we reached InterState 75 Southbound.

submitted by Sarah Wild - (www)

swirl - Vague uneasiness or angst.

e.g., The reorganization of the department has caused a lot of swirl.

submitted by Matthew

swirlolly - Those swirly lollipops that young children can't resist licking.

e.g., Whoa, that swirlolly cost $4.00.

submitted by Farah

swisnoffy - This word is an adjective, meaning silly. The noun form is swisnoff. Originated when I was trying to read my friend's poem, and instead of reading "swish of", I read swisnoff.

e.g., That dog looks so swisnoffy in that silly Halloween costume!

submitted by Renee

swiss - High quality. Like a Swiss watch.

e.g., Nathan's tennis game was like swiss.

submitted by Donn

swiss - When something is so simple that you can't understand it. Pronounced "Sweiss."

e.g., That math question was swiss.

submitted by Fei Ni

swiss army juice - Commercially sold beverage, often in aseptic packs, consisting of an unlikely blend of numerous fruit juices -- e.g., strawberry banana mango juice.

e.g., Jason stuck the straw into a pack of Swiss army juice and sucked at it moodily while waiting for his mom to drive him to school.

submitted by Passing4human

swiss army wife - The Swiss army wife is a synonym of jaqueline-of-all-trades (which see). The Swiss army wife is the female form of jack-of-all-trades, and more so. She is a role-switcher on steroids -- who relishes outshining men in the traditionally male dominated pursuits -- such as framing a house, putting up sheet rock, electrical wiring, plumbing, and drinking beer. She is a veritable jaqueline-of-all-trades. Meanwhile, her husband, if she's married, has learned to adapt and even relish his role as househusband, only being sure to have a hot home-cooked meal ready when she arrives, pooped and sweaty, demanding a cold beer.

e.g., That's my Jackie -- my Swiss army wife. She supports me, keeps the refrigerator stocked with food and beer, does all the things on my jackie-do list, and works circles around most men, including me! My Swiss army wife works from sun to sun. All I have to do is everything else -- my work is never done!

submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

switched on - An exclamation used to describe something that is cool, neat, or interesting in general.

e.g., Those mittens are soo switched on. I know, I got them at this switched on store in the mall.

submitted by amanda & kirsten - (www)

switzerland - Used as an interjection in conversation when someone is asking you to take sides and you don't want to be involved.

e.g., "Hey, Sis, could you tell Mom and Dad to lay off me and my girlfriend?" Reply: "Switzerland."

submitted by Jason Haynes - (www)

swivet - British expression: what you work yourself into when you are upset. American equvalent=tizzy.

e.g., He rally got himself into a swivet because no one was paying any mind to the instructions he gave.

submitted by Stephen Mize

swiz - Cool, but to the highest level. (adjective) |  
Alternative spelling swizz. "Schoolboy slang for a cheat, scam, or disappointing outcome." Cheat. Con. Rig. Rip off, rip-off. Swindle. Disappointment. |

  1. "Something that is disappointing or unfair." |
  2. "A thing that is disappointing or represents a mild swindle." |
  3. "Something that makes you feel disappointed or feel you have been treated unfairly." |
  4. "Something that makes you feel disappointed and as though you have been deceived."
Neither form is seen very often as a common noun these days, but Swizz can readily be found as a substitute for Swiss and either as a monicker, nickname, or surname. Swiz., of course, is a common abbreviation for Switzerland. Checking >80 pages of ghits yielded only about a dozen examples of use as a common noun, but hundreds as a proper noun. As swizz, a shortened form of swizzle, it's also used to refer to alcoholic drinks. Ever heard of a swizzle stick?

e.g., Your new bike is swiz, Sydney. |  

  1. Don't eat that stuff. It's nothing but yellow swiz. |
  2. "That packet only had ten sweets in it; what a swizz." |
  3. "That's what swizz quiz fatcats will have to give to charity." |
  4. Nigel Molesworth: "A chiz is a swiz or a swindle, as any fule kno." |
  5. "I mean, B D was quite reasonable really, and most of those Beach places are a terrible swiz." |
  6. "The big bad Red Riding Hood book swizz gets worse. . . . Swizzerdoodle. Who do we have to complain to now?" |
  7. "Greenblatt's a fine storyteller but I'm not convinced by the simplicity of his tale. The shining hook of the title is a bit of a swizz." |
  8. "This is a small-scale swindle or con. If you opened your eight-pack of KitKats and there were only seven, you might mutter 'that's a bloody swizz.'" |
  9. The iPhone swizz: "And why will you only be able to redeem your credit against a purchase at an Apple Store? What a swizz." |
  10. "But Political Picnics with fireworks, and plenty of swiz ain't 'arf bad." Musa Pedestris -- Three Centuries of Canting Songs and Slang Rhymes [1536 - 1896] |
  11. "The thing is, it's a swiz. It seems to be offering you something, but actually it's taking something away. Your intelligence and your concentration, every minute you watch it. That's a true swiz, do you see?" |
  12. "I mean, what an utter swizz. Mind you, even online you have to be quick -- I had no sooner dumped my Vivienne Westwood pea coat into my virtual shopping basket than someone invisible (the irony!) gazumped me and suddenly it was out of stock." |
  13. "If you were told to phone a number to win a prize, would you do it? Yang Li did and it was a total swizz!" . . . "Yes, a swizz. A swizz is a scheme that tricks people to make money. Like this company is making you call an expensive phone line -- it's a swizz." |
  14. "A delightfully honest woman at the Sport's reader services department told Sorted: 'I think it's a bit of a swiz.'" Sorted: Not very Sporting by Penman, Andrew; Alford, Dawn / The Mirror (London, England) |
  15. Dave Phillips: I haven't heard anybody but my mother use swizz. A swizz is a swindle (con) or something that fails to give value to money. I live in London and haven't heard it around here so think it is more used in the North of England, (Yorkshire, Greater Manchester). It probably isn't used by youths either. |
  16. “Now, there’s Jimmy Simpk’ns. ’E tell me only the other day that every time ’e takes a dose o’ cod liver oil ’is ol’ woman puts a penny in ’is money box. ’E must be gettin’ rich.” “No, I ain’t!” bawled Jimmy. “W’y, I’ve found out it’s all a swiz! When it gets ter ’arf a crown, she takes it out and buys anuvver bottle.”
  17. "My only criticism would be that due to the very nature of the story, the film begins to feel repetitive and less interesting as it rolls towards its climax, and a couple of the more unbelievable moments have clearly been invented by the film-makers rather than taken from reality, which always seems a bit of a swiz in a 'true' story." JONATHAN ROSS AT THE MOVIES: THRILLS OF THE CHASE by The Mirror (London, England) |
  18. "One of the Chancellor's key aides has said that an investment product marketed to retail clients by Barclays is a 'swizz' and that the Government should look at some form of 'kitemark' for complicated savings products so savers were protected. Greg Hands, personal private secretary to George Osborne and a junior member of the Treasury, said he had been offered the structured bond from Barclays as he was a customer of their stockbroking division. He said the complicated nature of the product revealed that banks still had a long way to go to make their offers transparent and suitable for investors." |

submitted by Sydney | HD Fowler - (www)

swizzle - Recklessly weaving through traffic at a rate above the speed limit.

e.g., I do the "block" thing as often as I can when I see some moron swizzling up from behind. I get great satisfaction from shuttin' 'em down.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

swole - Having a well-developed physique; muscular. Corruption of "swollen"--because of the large size of muscles.

e.g., Ingemar sure is swole. His biceps are twice the size of mine.

submitted by Resie

swooby - Appealing or pleasing, especially visually. May be specifically used to describe something organic, fractal, or colorful in nature.

e.g., When Team Sonique announced the development of Version 2, they included in their list of features a user interface engine that can be used to create swooby visuals.

submitted by Air Hadoken

swoony - A light-headed, head-spinny, twirly state of being that usually results from contact with someone to whom you are attracted.

e.g., When he told me my shoelaces were untied, I got all swoony.

submitted by christine - (www)

swoops - A declaration made to a room full of people, informing them that they will be severely beaten if they occupy your seat upon your return.

e.g., Swoops, you freaks. I'm just going to the fridge.

submitted by DJ Mod

swoose - Not a goose or a swan, but a hybrid between the two. Very uncommon and is probably infertile.

e.g., I've seen only one bird in my life, that I thought might be a swoose. It had a long neck, was mostly white and gave an odd sort of call.

submitted by Steve McDonald

sword-chucks - The combination of swords and nunchucks. You can't really hold them because the handles are sword blades. Made famous by Brain Clevinger's fighter character from 8-Bit Theater (

e.g., I'll vanquish you with my sword-chucks, villain. That is, if I don't slice off my own hand first.

submitted by Mike Sacco

swordfight - Phallic reference used to describe an ironic occurrence or situation in which a large crowd of frat boys, or other amorous male zeroes, inadvertently chases away all appealing females from a bar or social venue. The witless participants in a swordfight are known as swordsmen or swashbucklers.

e.g., Upon entering an establishment, "Good Lord! A swordfight. Next place." OR Swashbucklers! the lifeboats!

submitted by tw

swork - Sweating while working under the extreme influence of caffeine.

e.g., Bob, slow down on the coffee, you're sworking is freaking me out.

submitted by lthrbls

sworp - A state of restlessness in which a person runs, jumps, or otherwise engages in physical exertion while daydreaming in order to amuse herself.

e.g., I haven't had anything to do all day but sworp.

submitted by The Travster

swot - Combination of sweet and hot. | An intelligent person who's always studying. | "An insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively." | "Today's word is for all speakers aside from those who use British English; this is a well-known member of British slang. It is sometimes spelled swat, and may be used to refer to a person who studies hard all the time. The person may be called a swotter, too. This word may also be used as a regular verb: swot, swots, swotting, and swotted 'to study hard,' which often occurs with the particle up: 'to swot up Shakespeare.'"

e.g., Steve Zahn is so swot in that new Drew Barrymore movie. || She is a complete SWOT, never out of her books. || "Every time he begged off a night at the pub -- saying he had to study -- his mates teased him for being a swot." | She had a well-deserved reputation for being a swot. | For me to follow what you've written, I'm sure I'd have to swat up undergraduate mathematics.

submitted by Gaylebird | michelle | Lillith

swucky - Sweaty and yucky.

e.g., My wife won't touch me after exercising because I'm all swucky.

submitted by Wendy

swuggle - the culmination of the words "swig," "guzzle," and "swallow." used primarily when one is caught in between deciding which of the three words to use.

e.g., "Barb, can I please have a swuggle of your beer?"

submitted by eric groves

swunt - In baseball, it is a combination of a swing, and a bunt. You go to lay down a bunt, and push that bat forward making a swinging action. Ideally, placing the ball between second base and the pitcher.

e.g., The cleanup hitter (4th in the line-up) placed a perfect swunt between the second baseman and the pitcher, getting himself to first safely.

submitted by Chris Sullivan

sycocophony - A cacophony of sycophancy. Sucking up, or brown-nosing on a large scale. Often involving many participants.

e.g., The BBC and Tabloid coverage of the Royal wedding was a sycocophony.

submitted by calum

syg-syg - Screwing you get (for the) screwing you gave.

e.g., Sorry, you lost your house and all. That's SYG-SYG.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

syllambany - (n., also "colligature") A form of retroduction (q.v.) in which, given a particular set of facts, one hypothesizes a theory to cover the facts.

e.g., "[C]onsider the facts. Is it a coincidence that [the body was] found at the very point where the train pitches and sways as it comes round on the points? Is not that the place where an object upon the roof might be expected to fall off? The points would affect no object inside the train. Either the body fell from the roof, or a very curious coincidence has occurred. But now consider the question of the blood. Of course, there was no bleeding on the line if the body had bled elsewhere. Each fact is suggestive in itself. Together they have a cumulative force.” “And the ticket, too!” I cried. “Exactly. We could not explain the absence of a ticket. This would explain it. Everything fits together.” (from Conan-Doyle's Adventure of the Bruce Partington Plans." | "Wow, look at Jackson's house: the mailbox is full; there's newspapers piled up on the front porch; but his car's still there." "Maybe he's dead in there." "Maybe he's been kidnapped by aliens" "Both of those theories cover the facts, but I don't know ..." "Oh, stop it: this is easily settled: let's go and look."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

symblem - an emblem depicting a symbol

e.g., All police cars have a symblem on their door.

submitted by Todd Peterson

symbolminded - Of those who tend to think in terms of symbols, ideas, the abstract, meaning, the hypothetical and possible, more than anything else.

e.g., He was a bright kid who seemed rather quiet and reserved. It turned out he was not the least simpleminded -- symbolminded was much closer to the truth. In fact, he turned out to be a genius Now aren't you jealous, you numbskull?

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

sympathy orchestra - Symphony orchestra, as said by Teddy May -- "Chew-tobacco Teddy" -- famed New York sewer worker. | An orchestra where the musicians aren't good enough to play with a first class orchestra. Sympathy band.

e.g., "Ernie is an eclectic (240v) musician who has played in many styles: strong quartets, sympathy orchestras, coral societies, rhythm & jews, country & eastern, muddle of the road, jatz, sole, Skittish, Irush, Geek, bash music, butcher shop quartets - and more. (He is also a master of the word processor.) A passionate and emotional player, he weeps at the sound of a minor chord." | I tried out, but I ended up in the sympathy band, the White Band.

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

symporium - meeting of a group of people in a small area

e.g., The teachers went to a symporium this year

submitted by Jeremiah Shoemate

sympsychosis - A union of two or more people who are psychologically dependent on each other, like living entities are in symbiosis; close and long-term interaction making them emotionally inseparable (cf. symbiosis). adj. sympsychotic.

e.g., The sympsychosis between spouses can either strengthen or destroy their personalities. The sympsychosis between spouses often leads both of them to a nervous breakdown. Dostoevsky masterfully presented sympsychotic relationships among his characters, such as Myshkin, Nastasya and Rogozhin in "The Idiot."

submitted by Mikhail Epstein - (www)

syn-lapses - Synergistic unwholesomeness at the speed of thought.

e.g., "Check this out, Byron! See Desmond over there ogling the well-endowed under-clad ladies that just walked in!" Byron: "What? Where?" "Byron, you and Desmond both have your syn-lapses overloaded!"

submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

synaesthought - Relating to telepathy, empathy, and synaesthesia, the synaesthought is the concept of a mind's (neuronal) ability to interpret someone else's thought, feeling, or ethereal emanation into something else; as a synaesthete might hear colour, one experiencing a synaesthought might feel someone else's joy as pain (unintentionally).

e.g., His synaesthought reaction to her tears meant that everything he saw was red.

submitted by Isolated Icarus

synagurgle - The throaty sound made by a Jewish infant during the worship service.

e.g., The toddler's synagurgles could be heard across the temple.

submitted by Tony Raper

synapse lapse - More commonly -- and less politely -- referred to as a brain fart. Mature moment, senior moment, etc.

e.g., I know her name as well as I know the back of my hand, but I can't think of it right now. Rat's ass, these synapse lapses are occurring more and more often as I approach my three-score-and-ten.

submitted by HD Fowler

synapse-collapse - A random blurb of nothingness. Same as synapse lapse.

e.g., You know when you . . . uhhh . . . uhhh . . . I just had a synapse-collapse.

submitted by Palmer - (www)

synaptime - The period of time your brain is not capable of functioning while you are waiting for your computer (restart, long download, etc.)

e.g., Determined to deal with his unproductive synaptime, Bill experimented with a pencil and paper.

submitted by Nick Pudar

synavorous - Tentative, uptight, nervous, or defensive.

e.g., When told he would not receive his promotion, my co-worker adopted a very synavorous attitude.

submitted by Joanna Klein

synchophants - Sycophants in synchronization. Then there are psychopants, of course.

e.g., "These synchophants deserve the lower and lower ratings they are receiving. It's simply disgusting."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

synchrospread - The condition of every clock in the house displaying a slightly different time.

e.g., Because of the synchrospread, I wasn't really sure if I was running late.

submitted by Jonathan Caws-Elwitt - (www)

syncretinize - To blend so many divergent ideas together that you sound like an idiot.

e.g., Nowadays, Hitler's writing is viewed as nothing more than syncretinized babble.

submitted by Louise Van Hine - (www)

syncronitony - A telephone ring tone that is the same as a song playing on the radio or other device, especially if it leads to a missed call.

e.g., Hi baby, I was just thinking about you, the radio just played our song. No, I'm in my car. No, I haven't been out of my car . . . no I . . . baby I . . . there ain't no other woman baby, honest . . . well, same to you, beeyatch! . . . What's this missed call? 5 minutes ago? Aw shoot, musta been syncronitony.

submitted by joel garry - (www)

synesis - A real noun: " a construction in which an expected grammatical agreement in form is replaced by an agreement in meaning, as in The crowd rose to their feet, where a plural pronoun is used to refer to a singular noun."

e.g., I do my best to avoid synesis by making sure I never use they, their, and them to refer to singular antecedents. I'd rather be grammatically correct than politically correct. (Yeah, I know -- there are lots of folks out there who insist on the historical use of those words as singular pronouns. I refuse to give in on this one.) |

Brus, February 17, 2012, 3:39pm: "Synesis may not bother you too much, but I sure am pleased to learn that in America you edit it out when it isn't wanted. I have not lost that many nights' sleep over it either, but I make it a point to show it the door whenever an example comes my way and I am in a position to do so. Otherwise I just grumble about it. Syneses! Don't you just hate them!" |

I'm not sure, but I think these may be examples of synesis: "The caller did not leave their number" and "The boy left their socks in the box." |

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

synnefoides - (n., pronounced sin-ni-FOY-deez in English, from the Greek ¦Ò¦Ô¦Í¦Í¦Å¦Õ¦Ï¦É¦Ä¦Åς (which is pronounced /s¨¹nnefoidiz/) Literally "a son of [the] cloud": anyone who grew up during the Cold War, in fear of mushroom clouds. Also: mycosynnefoides "child of [the] mushroom cloud" or just mycoides "son of [the] mushroom" (but that last bespeaks growing up in the 60s rather more than during the longer Cold War of which the 60s was a small but significant part). A closely related word is synnephobia or mycosynnephobia "fear of the [mushroom] cloud."

e.g., The Iron Giant portrays the synnefoidean mindset of the 50s.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

synonymize - To restate substituting synonyms. The real word "synonymize": "To analyze or provide the synonyms of (words or a word)."

e.g., Synonymizing deathless prose is a good way to kill it. Is that a paradox? | Caution: Do not attempt to synonymize deathless prose at home. That is a job only for professional stunt writers . . . or copy editors.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

synonymphomaniac - A sexually insatiable woman who, out of a distorted sense of competition, will only associate with other women who exhibit a similar lack of impulse control.

e.g., Did you know that Kira slept with the same exact guys that Rhonda did? They're both a couple of synonymphomaniacs.

submitted by Saint714 - (www)

synonyms for stupid - If you spout enough stupid things, your name may become a synonym for stupid.

Pat Dollard: And if Chris Matthews is so smart, why did he react with incredulity when Bush said Iran was actively arming the insurgency in Iraq, just this January? Liberals with high IQs tend to be dumb as boxes of hair on most issues because they have been taught to suppress truth and logic in the service of political correctness, and have been ideologically polluted and twisted. Once you’ve been brainwashed to think within the confines of certain liberal conceits, it doesn’t matter a flying fuck how high your potential IQ is, your thoughts are corrupt.

e.g., Some so-called journalists names may soon become synonyms for stupid.

submitted by HD Fowler

synsimulorate - The phenomenon of two people saying the same word at the same time.

e.g., In Romanian folklore when anybody synsimulorates, a devil dies. Not the devil, just a minor one I guess, like a fairy dying if you say they don't exist.

submitted by malvino - (www)

syntactocentric - To be unecessarily concerened with syntax in language.

e.g., Chomsky's theories on language are not syntactocentric.

submitted by Jeff

synth - A computer-generated composite 3-D image.

e.g., Do the base images for synths usually come from videos? How else could you get enough images for a good one?

submitted by Betsy - (www)

synthesthetic - Marked by a notable capacity to synthesize new and novel intellectual or behavioral constructions.

e.g., As a social innovator drawing inspiration from disparate sources, Jill's capacity for synthesthetic behaviors earned her admiration from a few and condemnation from the shallow many.

submitted by Michael Collins - (www)

synthoramic - An unbroken view of a synthesized surrounding area; a comprehensive virtual presentation.

e.g., On connecting to the machine, her view of the world became synthoramic.

submitted by Afront

syotb - See you on the beach. The tagline used by a poster to a forum I used to visit, Bill Lohan.

e.g., SYOTB. |

From: HD
To: Undisclosed Recipients
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 9:11 PM
Subject: One of my favorite writers on the forum died yesterday

-- a retired Marine Sergeant (E-8), Bill Lohan, about 75, among the most popular posters on the forum.

His wife (he called her Puddin') went into his office late yesterday and found some names he had written on scraps of paper -- names of some Members he had been engaging in exchanges just a couple of hours earlier. He had seen something going wrong on the forum and was taking the lead (in a mentoring way) to set things right. A neighbor helped his wife open a posting account, and she wrote that he had passed away.

I decided to go back this morning and read some of the things he had written. I think I have unconsciously avoided posting to any threads after he does, because there's not always much left to say if he's been there first. A couple met through the forum and got married several months ago. I didn't notice at the time, but he did. This was shorter than many of his posts, but typical of the gentle wisdom he shared.

Posted Sun 06 February 2005 08:26

And may I offer the following formular for achieving happiness. Get a good night's sleep to include a little snooze in bed after the time you should be getting up and when you do rise there is nothing like a good caress from your chosen partner in life to aid in starting the day right. As frequently as possible enjoy a hearty breakfast and/or a good cup of coffee with your love visible across the table from you, and do not be afraid to touch a hand, a cheek, hold an arm, kiss a forehead, or to just gently squeeze a shoulder to let your partner know he/she is not alone. Believe me, it is from such simple gestures, not expensive gifts, that will come long lasting and true happiness in marriage for such are reflections of true love which in order to grow must be nutured. Marital bliss does not just magically happen, it is created by caring partners. God Bless and may your walk through life be pleasant and long. Salute!


Now I am going to set all the living room furniture back, put my tape of Skip to My Lou in the tape player, find my Puddin', take her by the hand, lead her to the living room and on the count of three whirl her in my arms about the room a bit. She will fein resistance to my actions and claim she has not time for such nonsence but its such nonsense that create for her great memories which she pleasurably shares those not locked in her heart with friends. Think I will include Beautiful Dreamer for it is slow and I can hold her close.

Catch you later | Love | SYOTB,

HD | Dad

submitted by HD Fowler

syrup-titiousness - The foolish and mischievous belief that saccharine-sweet phony kindness is the best way to win friends and influence people.

e.g., Lennox, look at the way Aloysius sucks up to the principal. What a smooth operator. What syrup-titiousness.

submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

syruptitious - Sneaky use of syrup.

e.g., That was syruptitious crumpet thievery, Becky.

submitted by Rebecca Scarborough

syzergise - To go round and round in ever decreasing circles until you disappear.

e.g., Bertram was so frustrated with Fred that he wished he would go away. Bertram shouted, "Fred, syzergise."

submitted by peter stevens

szolvaal - A rockless desert.

e.g., The bushman could find no projectiles for his sling; he was deep within a szolvaal.

submitted by Ty Evans

szplug - An interjection, usually expressing discontent.

e.g., Szplug! I dropped a hammer on my foot.

submitted by craNKGod - (www)

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