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salmon swim - Something difficult. An almost impossible task. NOT a cake-walk.

e.g., Trying to document a procedure that changes every two weeks can be a real salmon swim.

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salmon-beard-santa - A negative state of mind best illustrated by the character of Winthorpe in the film Trading Places when he gatecrashes the Duke and Duke Xmas party dressed as Santa, before drunkenly trying to eat a stolen salmon along with half his Santa beard on the bus.

e.g., Come along Dearest Sebastian, no more mojitos for you. You know how you get all Salmon-beard-Santa after too many cocktails.

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salmonastic - The liking of a food that can or will give you salmonella.

e.g., Gee, thanks for letting me lick the bowl, mom. This is salmonastic.

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salsa boogers - the dried out crust of salsa material that forms at the lip of a salsa container after repeated use.

e.g., Gross, some salsa boogers fell on my burrito.

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salt - An insult for when someone does something stupid or dumb. Also said when someone is wrong. Can be used in many situations where someone is or should be humiliated or embarrassed by what she did.

e.g., Salt, your fault. You simply fell off your chair, Chris. No one else had anything to do with it. It was gravity and your own stupidity that caused it. Gonna' hit someone for that, too? That would be a typical response from you. It's never your fault.

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salt - Shortened slang for assault. Used as an expression of disgust.

e.g., ::When someone's ass in in your face.:: Aahhh, salt. Point that thing somewhere else, Chris.

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salt - Persons, male or female, who happen to interfere with someone else's "picking-up" one of the opposite sex -- the object. They can, but are not limited to, being "salt" if they really suck, or by flat out being a dork (which results in that dorkiness reflecting on you in an unfavorable manner), or they can be tactless and say something stupid that offends the object, or they can perhaps be a friend of a friend of a girlfriend -- which could obviously be detrimental to the game in play.

e.g., I don't want Chris to come with us. He is nothing but salt. | Say your buddy walks up and says something dumb while you are talking to a lady. After he is gone you can point to him, shake your head, and say, "Salt," thereby referring to his salty behavior and calling him salt.

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salty - Feeling shame from being beaten or overtaken in an embarrassing manner.

e.g., Chris felt salty after I schooled him in Quake.

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salty - A slang word for something heavy in weight. Used mostly in the Lancaster County area of PA.

e.g., Make sure that you lift with your legs, because that box is mighty salty.

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salty - Used when describing someone who is in a bad mood or is being snappy or short with you.

e.g., It's weird. Chris has been so salty lately. I don't know what his deal is.

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salty goodness - A male hottie. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- the TV series, not the movie.

e.g., Check out the salty goodness that just walked in.

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saltychip - Someone expressing anger.

e.g., Michael Jordan was a saltychip after they lost the basketball game.

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samagi - An exclamation made by video gamers signifying in a taunting way that a powerful blow to one's opponent has been landed. Most frequently accompanies a flying kick or equivalent high-impact manouevre.

e.g., "My player is standing in a precarious position." "SAMAGI!" "Doh!"

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samak - (Suh-MOCK; n.) a pun involving two languages, often requiring lengthy explanations to those who do not speak one of them. [From the Arabic/English pun "fish samak coal fahim," which means "if there is no fish, eat coal." Now, here's the punny part: The Arabic for "fish" is "samak," and the Arabic for coal is "fahim." But, in Arabic, "fish" means "there is none," and "coal" means "eat." Thus, where an English speaker hears "fish='samak', coal='fahim'," an Arabic speaker hears "if there isn't any fish, eat coal." . . . It's funny if you speak both languages -- really.]

e.g., An example of samak: In Chinese, ma1(ie, high tone) means "mother"; ma2(ie, falling tone) means "curse" or "scold." If someone says, around someone who speaks Mandarin Chinese, "Uh-oh, here comes the Ma1-ma2, he or she is saying both "mother" (to the English ear) and "a mother's cursing" (to the Chinese).

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same difference - 1. Although not identical, very similar. 2. Difference between the two is not much.

e.g., A. It's violet, not purple. B. Oh, same difference.

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same old seven and six -

Means "pretty much as always." My wife had an uncle who served in the AEF (Army Expedition Force?) in France. In one of his letters home he used the expression as "same old 76" which some say was a form of this expression. I have read "the same old seven and six" in one of E. S. Gardner's early Perry Mason novels, certainly a pre-WW II novel. |
Much as usual, same as always. The same old routine, story, etc. "Same old seven and six" originally stood for "seven shillings and sixpence," according to the Dictionay of American Regional English. The expression is also heard as "same old six and seven," with that formulation probably being influenced by the expression "at sixes and sevens." The latter expression can refer to being in a quandary, being at odds, or being in a state of chaos.

Dictionary of American Regional English1981 Verbatim Letters TX, I first heard this expression in a variation, "the same old seven and six." Between 1934-1938, while a student at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. It was usually given in response to the inquiry "How are you?" or "How's things?" and usually given when a period of time had elapsed between meetings of the persons involved. It meant that there are seven days in a week and you have been working six days a week but nothing unusual or interesting had happened since the last encounter.
Subject: The meaning of "same old seven and six"
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 16:28:27 -0500
From: HD Fowler
To: Michael Quinion

Last week, when I asked an old friend what was happening in our home town, he replied, "Same old seven and six." When I asked what that meant, he said he didn't know, that it was just something he'd always heard. I suggested it might refer to a routine week, possibly to working six days and "keeping the Sabbath" on the seventh.

I found nothing at all on the Internet to support my conjecture, although it seemed logical to me -- knowing, of course, that being logical doesn't seem to have much to do with idioms. What I found at Obsolete Word of the Day led me to believe that I may have misheard him or that it should be either "same old sevens and sixes" or "same old sixes and sevens."

I've checked every site I can find for variations on that theme, but the results are disappointing: nothing definitive. One fellow spoke with truthiness that "same old seven and six" meant "bad luck because seven and six add up to 13." That led me to search for instances of "seven and six add up to 13," but it took me a long time to find even one other site that supported the bad luck interpretation. (The story about Arnold Schönberg's fear of the number 13 and dying on his 76th birthday [September 13] was interesting and may have been bad luck, but it was hardly helpful for the general case.) …

I started this e-mail to ask for some help from you; but, when I reworded my search, I found that you had one of the more complete explanations on the Internet for "at sixes and sevens." You trace that form to both trade guilds and Chaucer, but it's a bit different from "same old seven and six."

Still other sites suggest variations are used to mean "same ol' same ol" or "same old routine" (the way my friend seemed to use it), "at odds with each other (as usual)," "alternating between odd and even," etc. So, I remain "at sixes and sevens" -- which may be the most common meaning in your part of the world: confused, in a state of confusion, or in a quandary.

Here in the midwestern United States, I'm going to have to go with "same old sixes and sevens" as meaning "same old routine." When we use "at sixes and sevens" in Arkansas and Oklahoma, I think it's more than likely that we ususally mean "at odds with each other" than it is that we mean "in a quandary."

At Hyms - Choral Wiki I found "7s and 6s, eight lines," making me wonder if evangelicals in the South might use the phrase "same old sevens and sixes" to refer to "different words, but the same old tune."

Thank you for your indulgence,

"HD Fowler"

e.g.,
"How are things going?" "Oh, same old seven and six." |
HD: What's going on, George? George: Same old seven and six. HD: What does that mean? George: I don't know. It's just what I've always heard. HD: Maybe it means the same old six days working and taking the seventh day off to go to church? I'll have to check it out when I get home.

What I was doing when I found debutart in The American Thesaurus of Slang.I was looking for the meaning of "the same ol' seven and six (sometimes, seventy-six)" used as a reply to a question such as "What are you up to these days?" When I asked a friend who gave me that response last week what it meant, he said he didn't know. I've checked every site I could find on the Internet for variations on the theme, but have been disappointed with what I found: nothing definitive. One guy spoke with truthiness that "same old seven and six" meant "some bad luck" because seven and six add up to 13, but it took a long time for me to find even one other site that supported that interpretation. So, I remain skeptical.  
 
I thought it might possibly refer to a routine seven-day week, working six of the seven. I found nothing at all to support that conjecture, although it seemed logical to me. What I found at Obsolete Word of the Day leads me to believe that I may have misheard the idiom and that it could be either "same old sevens and sixes" or "same old sixes and sevens." I'll see if I can turn up anything for those.  
 
Can anyone help with this?

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sameish - The same, but not quite.

e.g., "Are you leaving at the same time I am?" "Enh, I don't know. Sameish."

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samening - "[Peggy Noonan] made up samening [to refer to] to the tendency of different, small, and localized pockets of culture to take on the ways and values of national culture as it is imposed by television, music and movies."

e.g., "It's fun to see cultures collide, because that's one of the ways you know they still exist. America continues to be full of differentness, in spite of the samening effect of national media."

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sammich - Sandwich.

e.g., I'm gonna eat me a sammich.

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sampledelic or sampledelia - Created via use of sampling or a sampler (audio: MPC 2000). Also refers to Photoshop era that we live in, the "sampledelic" era. Anything that has to to with repurposing data, recontextualizing something for a completely different purpose.

e.g., The composition of hip-hop music is a prime example of sampledelia.

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samurinja - A word used to describe one who is both a Samurai warrior and a ninja. They are often very difficult to overcome.

e.g., Chris couldn't figure out how to beat the Samurinja, for it was neither a ninja, in which you would be equally fast, or a Samuari, in which you would have to wear heavy armor. Because of this, Chris came to a gruesome end.

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san frantastic - 1. What you say when you realize that San Francisco is great. 2. Something that would be considered good in San Francisco.

e.g., 1. I've had so much Chinese food and seen so many gay bars, it's san frantastic. 2. That shirt is pretty san frantastic.

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san quentin quail - Attractive young girl under legal age, who is best avoided by any guy who wants to stay out of an institution like the one named.

e.g., She was cute and friendly, but was clearly a San Quentin quail.

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sancho - Referring to people who believe they are better than everyone else. From the name of a character in Orgasmo.

e.g., Sancho over there has been "screening" guests since he got here. He tried to turn away my best friend because her "hair wasn't good enough."

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sancho, sancha - Spanish slang for boyfiend, girlfriend, or honey.

e.g., I saw my Sancho at Lorraine's party.

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sand - Old West synonym for personal courage, grit, toughness, or moxie.

e.g., A gunslinger had to have sand to take on Billy the Kid.

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sand bum - Someone who buries all his clothes in the sand, and runs around the beach area 100% naked going "Oo! Oo! Oo!"

e.g., I think my little brainchild character is a fully-lectured sand bum.

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sand clock - Hourglass. Sand timer. (Alec at four.)

e.g., "Look at that sand clock up there." "It's not flat. How are you going to put it in the dictionary?" "Can you get the sand clock down from there?" "Can I have a chocolate mint?" "Thank you. I love chocolate mints."

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sandalism - Senseless and unfeeling damage to property caused by not wiping one's feet before entering a home, causing dirt and mud to become deeply embedded in all the carpeting.

e.g., Good Lord, Irwin! You didn't clean off your shoes before coming inside. Your deliberate sandalism has absolutely ruined my new sage Berber carpet. I'm calling the police!

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sandalistas - Protesters.

e.g., "Rc, you seem like you are pretty reasonable about this issue. The problem is that most of today's war protestors are the same tired, rabble-rousing marxists and outright communists -- the ones P.J. O'Rourke called 'sandalistas.' The ones who fought to keep Danny Ortega in power. The ones who think Fidel is a saint. The ones who think that the only country in the wrong is the US. Mona Charen said it best when she referred to them as 'Useful Idiots.'"

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sandbach skoda - For an ERF lorry in the U.K. They are built in Sandbach, Cheshire, and are notoriously poorly built, rather like Skoda cars used to be.

e.g., My Sandbach Skoda has broken down again.

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sandblasted - To completely destroy.

e.g., We're gonna sandblast them this game and beat em' by 35 points.

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sandbox - A place where good things happen. A place where nothing worse happens to you than getting sand in your hair … or in your pants. | For optimum results, restrict access to your sandbox to just you and your spouse, close friends, and high class people. | My wife overheard a telephone conversation between me and my best friend. She interrupted to say, "When are you guys going to get out of fifth grade?" He and I decided we sort of like it in fifth grade. It's not until sixth grade that bad things start to happen to you. That used to be about the time you noticed the difference between boys and girls -- the onset of the angst years. Later, she decided he's not advanced enough for fifth grade -- that he's still in the sandbox. Now I refer to him as Sandbox Jim.

e.g., Not only do you want to keep your sandbox clean, you want to keep the riffraff out. | You may think letting an occasional stray get in your sandbox would liven things up, but you really have to stay on your toes if you do that. | After not calling The Girl for 25 years because my wife (M.) said she wanted me to quit doing so, M. has invited The Girl to join us in the sandbox. I asked in January if she wanted T.G. to quit calling me. She said no, you can get whatever thrill you get out of it. | I asked her again quite a while later (July) if she was sure she wanted to let T.G. in the sandbox. She said yes, she was sure, but she didn't want any romance between us, not even a political romance. I said, well, we definitely seem to share the same politics almost to a T, along with Sandbox Jim, but no romance of any sort is going to ensue … much less any hanky panky.

I didn't want to be doing anything sneaky, so I told M. I've been doing some deliberate (but innocent) flirting in e-mails I send to T.G. She never even comes close to flirting back. And never will, I'm sure. If I thought there was a chance she might flirt back, I wouldn't do it. If she ever flirted with me, I'd be scared. I'd panic if not outright pass out. M. has actually given me permission to flirt with her -- as long as it doesn't bother her. M. says it's all right because I flirt with all women. She says I'm so thick I don't even know I'm doing it. Either that or I'm in denial and I'm a candidate for Flirters Anonymous. I'm not in denial. At least I think I'm not. Stupid that way, perhaps, but not in denial. I think the best thing for me to do is to concentrate -- and try not to flirt with anyone … except my wife.

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sandeep - To sandeep is to consume a lunch before midday. Generally used in an office environment and referring to foods not usually consumed prior to lunch.

e.g., Gary was so hungry to had to sandeep his chili that he had brought for lunch.

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sandle - Sandle. Spotted in a comment posted to celeb item about Meg Ryan and John Cougar Mellencamp streetwalking in Paris . . . France, that is.

e.g., Ugh, did you notice how horrible her sandles were?

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sandlemere - (pronounced sand-la-mare, but also to rhyme with chandelier) (n.) The middle of the political road (after Sand-le-mere, a caravan park on the Yorkshire coast where the Prime Meridian makes first landfall headed south). See also kiribati and wrangell point.

e.g., What's between radicals and reactionaries? Sandlemere. | Walk in Sandlemere too long and neither side will want you.

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sando - Sandwich

e.g., "What are you doing for lunch?" "I don't know, I might just get my sando on."

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sandor - To consume food or beverages to the exclusion of others. Hog, bogart, pig-out.

e.g., Alan sandored the nachos.

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sandro - Anything short

e.g., I never expected the line to be this sandro.

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sandwich girl - A super-skinny girl who looks like she hasn't eaten in weeks. She needs a sandwich.

e.g., Joe talks about how he's all about body acceptance and "real" women, but all he ever dates is sandwich girls.

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sandwich giver, sandwich eater - A celebrity (or wannabe) who takes jobs for no apparent reason besides getting more money or continuing to be a celebrity (or wannabe).

e.g., George Clooney started out as a sandwich eater, but he's turned into a sandwich giver these days What a sandwich eater Steve Martin's become, though --Bringing Down the House?!

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sanguinarian - One who dwells in a blood-oriented environment. From "sanguine."

e.g., The Morrigan sisters are sanguinarians.

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sanguiphage - (Rhymes with BANG-the-rage; n.) 1. A creature that eats blood; 2. A vampire. [From L sanguis 'blood' + Gk phagein 'to eat.'] Adj. form: sanguiphageous.

e.g., A good oak stake will stop any old sanguiphage, from Dracula on down to the merest carouche.

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sanguiphile - One who is intimately in love with blood.

e.g., Sebat was an ancient sanguiphile.

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sangwich - A sandwich in Mexico.

e.g., There ain't enough salsa on my sangwich.

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sanies - Supersane people, who upon closer study, may in fact prove to be insane.

e.g., Can you believe all the bloody sanies out Christmas shopping today?

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sanitas insania - sanitas insania (from Latin: sanitas, health + insania, mania.) – obsession with health and wellness characteristic of many Americans. Sanitas insania is an oxymoronic phrase. To be obessed with health is unhealthy.

e.g., Hugh suffers from sanitas insania, that's why he is unable to be in love with anybody except his own body.

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sanitor - 1. A member of the U.S. or a State Senate who vigorously pursues the objectives of eliminating corruption, greed, and self-interest in government. 2. A mythical being.

e.g., I've never seen a Sanitor
Although I'd like to see one
And all the politicians of today
Would rather work as a janitor than be one.

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sanks - Thanks. Must be said with enthusiasm and drawn out in a musical and happy sounding way.

e.g., Saannnks for the pony, Aunt Dorothy.

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sanky - Sandwhich.

e.g., I had a sanky and a big glass of milk for lunch.

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sannich - Another term for sandwich. A faster and more fluid term.

e.g., I'd love to have a nice grilled cheese sannich.

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sans - Without.

e.g., I enjoy black coffee sans sugar and cream.

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sans itive - Emotionally, to be without feeling. Antonym of "sensitive."

e.g., Tweedie, her cat, caught and tortured a mouse for ten excruciating minutes while Hortense, in her typically sans itive mood, looked on and giggled through the whole episode.

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sansanimic - A heartless insensate person. Someone who lacks empathy or is bereft of compassion towards others.

e.g., Mildred's icy demeanor conveyed a sansanimic presence.

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sansipent - The relief of knowing a Bjork song so well that you can play it in your head from start to finish.

e.g., Girl: (Humming final notes of "Joga.") Boy: How you doin'? Girl: Feelin' sansipent.

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sant - Sip.

e.g., Let me have a sant of your Pepsi.

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santa fey - A malady affecting the afflicted's perception of reality, creating a place of continual Christmas holidays. Those, who are Santa fey, walk in a world of gifts and celebration, without any concept of fiscal responsibility or financial restraint.

e.g., You know them, you see them, you are fully aware of those who are Santa fey.  
 
For the most part, they work in our municipalities, cluster in the shadows of our states' capitals, and inhabit the hallways and back rooms of Washington, D.C.,our nation's core. They are familiar to almost everyone, and they come primarily from the segment of our population, collectively known as "politicians."  
 
We are facing the most challenging financial crisis our civilization has ever known. The global debt owed by the majority of our Western nations, including the U.S., is so huge that we all are almost now in free fall, heading down to world bankruptcy.  
 
What do our Santa fey legislators do? A nation needs help? We'll send them U.S. dollars; we can always get more. An election coming? Better not raise taxes on anybody; we might not get elected again and we'll have to get a real job -- things will work out -- they always have. A state or a community can't pay its bills? Fine, raise funds by creating a bonding project -- it worked for New York City in the 1970s. In the meantime, for example, Scranton, Pa., is broke, can't pay its bills, and has reduced the salaries of all civil employees, including police and firemen, to minimum wage.  
 
The fog around the landscape of Santa fey blurs reality --our nation is strong -- we can overcome any adversity-- it can't happen here -- the U.S. workers' efficiency is the highest in the world --  
America, the best and richest country, ever.  
 
The epitaph over the burning embers of what once was truly the greatest land of opportunity and freedom, will read, "They followed the road to Santa fey."

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santa paws - The mythical figure who brings toys to all the ugly children of the world.

e.g., Oooh that guy is scoping you. Yeah, I know he's putting me on his list for Santa Paws.

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santithesis - Combining "Santa" and "antithesis." Anything in opposition to Santa, good cheer, and general holiday yuletide.

e.g., "Mr. Scrooge, you are the santithesis of Christmas spirit."

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sap - A person who believes anything he's told.

e.g., I told that guy I would give him $100,000. He believed me. What a sap.

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sappa - Can be any part of speech. Used especially when you can't remember a specific word. (See also: crombie, nik, vah.)

e.g., Cripes, left my sappa at home. I'll have to go back. Won't go anywhere without my sappa.

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sapphistry - A man's hopeful, but deluded, argument that two attractive women will end up having sex.

e.g., Lenny offered in the tired old sapphistry that Kim and Sarah's pillow fight would end in sensual caresses.

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saquebelle - An animal that has snake fangs, a gerbil body, a squirrel head and tail, and elephant feet.

e.g., My, oh my, where did you get that cute saquebelle? I must have one. Are they expensive?

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saranity - The peaceful feeling one gets when wrapping things in plastic.

e.g., Putting leftovers away in the fridge can be therapeutic. It fills me with a feeling of saranity.

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sarap nang buhai - Good life.

e.g., Did you hear that Gino won a million dollars? Sarap nang buha.

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sarcacism, sarcacistic - the noun and adjective for someone who is sarcastic and critical(criticism) at the same time

e.g., He was filled with sarcacism when he heard about that idea. He was sarcacistic.

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sarcasbulous - Fabulously sarcastic

e.g., Hugh was very sarcasbulous in his reply to why people ask such silly questions over and over again.

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sarcasimistically - well, it's prettty much another way of decribing how someone is saying something.

e.g., "Could you not speak so sarcasimistically?"

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sarcasm mop - Used in reference to someone using too much sarcasm--dripping it all over.

e.g., Jason ranted for ten minutes on how much he *loves* ingrown toenails. Someone hand him the sarcasm mop. Please.

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sarcasmic - Deliciously sarcastic.

e.g., Beth destroyed her debate opponent with an elegant, sarcasmic wit.

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sarcastascism - a particularly nasty sarcastic remark.

e.g., Be careful of Dana, her sarcastascisms have been known to induce fainting.

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sarcastibitch, sarcastabitch - Person who gets in the last remark, and it's usually sarcastic. Ryan says it refers to a someone who is making a rude, hurtful, and sarcastic comment. Made popular by The Drew Carey Show.

e.g., I shot the ball and it hit the rim. Then Brittany said, "Nice shot, ya loser." So I called her a sarcastibitch.

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sarcasticate - To make sarcastic remarks.

e.g., Realscott.com is a very cool site. Well, I really shouldn't sarcasticate.

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sarcasticide - To kill one for being too sarcastic.

e.g., Look at Mike. He's gonna commit sarcasticide if Chris doesn't shut up.

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sarcasticurse - Putting a curse on someone by sarcastically complimenting them.

e.g., My tee shot was going to make it over the pond until my opponent sarcasticursed me, "It's going to make it!" At that point it took a dive and went right in.

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sarcastifit - A fit of sarcasm, where every response to others is laden and dripping with sarcasm. While it may happen intentionally, it is generally subconscious.

e.g., After twenty minutes into the meeting with the so-called experts, I had a sarcastifit. Their questions were moronic and I couldn't keep myself from responding with mildly derisive replies.

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sarcastify - To create a sarcastic person by imposing your sarcasm on that person so much.

e.g., After months of sharp (and only rarely witty) criticism from Alan, Lisa decided to fight back in kind. Alan had finally managed to sarcastify Lisa.

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sarcaustic - Sarcasm that is especially biting. A combination of the words sarcastic and caustic.

e.g., She found his response beyond sarcastic; it was sarcaustic.

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sarcestion - Sarcastic inquiry made without expecting an answer.

e.g., I asked him a sarcestion and he actually gave me an answer.

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sarchasm - The gulf that exists between the author and his sarcastic wit and the reader who doesn't get it. (Washington Post Style Invitational.)

e.g., There's usually a significant sarchasm between George Orwell and the high school senior assigned to read Animal Farm.

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sarchasm - The initial cut when removing a cancerous bone tumor.

e.g., "This is the unkindest cut of all", said the oncological orthopaedic surgeon, sarchastically.

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sarchotic - A combination of sarcastic and psychotic--very scary.

e.g., My English teacher is sarchotic.

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sarcitiristic - Sarcasm with a hint of satire.

e.g., The sarcitiristic editor said "Way to go, genius" to the rocket scientist.

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sarcocynitry - 1. The combination of sarcasm and cynicism. 2. Malignant, yet witty humor. 3. Ill will projected in a lightsome manner. Adjective form - sarcocynical Noun (person) - sarcocynic

e.g., His use of sarcocynitry is so adept that the girl he spoke to cried minutes later.

submitted by Andrew Yen

sarcomedy - Sarcasm without the vicious intent, played purely for laughs.

e.g., Some thought that Grant was a real jerk, but those of us who knew him best realized his caustic remarks were nothing more than his attempts at sarcomedy.

submitted by Walter Swarthau

sarcony - A combination of sarcasm and irony, generally very obvious.

e.g., "We kicked your arse in the Revolutionary War and we'll do it again." he said to his Canadian friend, after being insulted concerning his intelligence. "The sarcony of that sentence is killing me," his friend replied.

submitted by PPM - (www)

sarcophacuzzi - The one-man, above-ground jacuzzi that's often sold at a county fair.

e.g., Eric just got back from the gym so he's out soaking in his sarcophacuzzi.

submitted by Dan Mellem

sarcoustic - the deliberate playing of obtuse or ridiculous records or sounds in a d.j. set

e.g., "the birdy song- drill and bass remix?, oh you are just being sarcoustic now.

submitted by sharivari - (www)

sardine spacing - A style of formatting source code (in programming) characterized by an extreme lack of spaces and new lines.

e.g., Michael and Chris favour sardine spacing in their code.

submitted by Pistos - (www)

sardoginous - Sar-dah-jih-nus. An amazing experience, all encompassing.

e.g., Last night was just... sardoginous.

submitted by Chad Snyder

sardonicist - One whose raison d'etre is sardonicism. One who sets out to be sour, sore, severe, sullen, snotty, snippy, snooty, sneering, snobbish, stinging, slashing, scoffing, scathing, scornful, sarcastic, and supercilious. Not defined anywhere else I could find, but the construction is so obvious it has been used several times as an internet phonynym.

e.g., I can't understand why she wants to be a sardonicist. Maybe it's because she had an unhappy childhood. Maybe it's because no one liked her and she had no friends. Her sardonicism is probably a way to disguise her own feelings of inadequacy at being so unlikeable. Since she can't make any friends, anyway, why not try to make it appear as if she doesn't want any friends? Or maybe she's just trying to appeal to other misanthropes?

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

sarf - (n) A freeloader. (v) To sponge or freeload.

e.g., Jon's a sarf. He's always sponging off (or, sarfing from) someone.

submitted by Bowie van Ling

sarnie - A sandwich.

e.g., You look hungry. Would you like a sarnie? I have nothing to eat at work today I forgot to bring my sarnies.

submitted by Rururarrarfoofoo

sarnikdu - (pronounced "SAR-nee[k][i]-DO") 1.(v., imperative) Fix it!; Atone!; Take care of this; it's your fault!; 2.(n.) Repairs; payment; recompense (from the Ancient Hittite for "let him (or her) atone!")

e.g., "Eight months for shoplifting? Isn't that kind of, I don't know ... disproportionate?" "Yeah, that's some heavy _sarnikdu_. He must've done something worse, or there's no justice in the world."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

sarong - What is wrong?

e.g., You don't look happy today. Sarong with you?

submitted by Brian

sarsgard - A type of feeling when you get a rush of excitement quickly followed by a severe headache.

e.g., "How are you feeling?" "A bit sarsgard today"

submitted by Mike Hall

sarsing - Clearing your throat (horking) and spitting in public to intentionally spread diseases of the throat and lungs. Refers to recent outbreaks of SARS and resulting paranoia of getting sick through casual contact in public.

e.g., Ew, that guy just sarsed all over the sidewalk.

submitted by Magda Wojtyra - (www)

sartillionosh - Originally used to describe the sum of infinity plus 1 but then evolved into a term of endearment.

e.g., I love you sartillionosh.

submitted by Glenn Strachan - (www)

sartoria nervosa - A condition in which the sufferer will deliberately starve herself in order to be able to afford nice clothes.

e.g., Susan was thin, but she looked so pretty in that dress that Brad was sure she may have been suffering from sartoria nervosa.

submitted by jonty Reason - (www)

saru mo - (Japanese, literally "monkeys, too" or "even monkeys) (imperative verbal) 1. Be careful! 2. Don't get cocky. 3. It's okay to fail: it happens to everybody once in a while. (n., "sarumo") 4. falling (and, implicitly, getting up again). 5. the next big challenge on the agenda. (from the Japanese saying "saru mo ki kara ochiru" = "even monkeys fall from trees" (i.e., even the best can fail).

e.g., "Is that the best you can do? Here, let me show you how it's done -- watch and learn!" "Saru mo, man, you may have to eat those words if you screw up." | Success is made of sarumo.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

sasquatch - An indescribable colour made up of all colours

e.g., Let's paint the town sasquatch.

submitted by Shermus - (www)

sasquicentennial - When Bigfoot turns 100 years old.

e.g., Bob brought a cake with candles out into the woods so that he and his hairy sasquatch friend could celebrate the ape-man's sasquicentennial without attracting the usual kooks with cameras and plaster casting kits.

submitted by David & LeahKaye Weathers - (www)

sasqwatch - A timepiece used by BigFoot.

e.g., How does Bigfoot tell time? With a Sasqwatch.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

sassafrasamousalasm - The answer required from children when asked, "What is the magic word?" Of course, it is extremely difficult for children to remember and pronounce. Pronounced: Sassfras ah moose ah lass 'em

e.g., Child: May I have some ice cream? Adult: What's the magic word? Child: Sasafrasam. Adult: Close, but no ice cream for you. Child: Sasafrasamouslim, Sasafrasamousalasm. Adult: OK, here's your ice cream.

submitted by Gary Exum

sasshole - A person who is both an asshole and sassy, at the same time.

e.g., My brother is a complete sasshole.

submitted by Jessica L.

sassitude - Combination of "sassy" and "attitude."

e.g., I felt full of sassitude wearing my new snazzy boots.

submitted by Gretchen

sassooning - The action of catching fish (or underwater barbers) with clumps of hair as bait. From "Sir Henry of Rawlinson's End" by Vivian Stanshall.

e.g., Right, I'm going sassooning.

submitted by Adam Leslie

sassy tuna - Someone who is being exceptionally flirty, jaunty, or stylish.

e.g., Lucille just patted my ass. She's one sassy tuna.

submitted by caitlyn - (www)

sasumo - sa-SU-mo(n.) a long weekend created by a monday holiday. (from Sa[turday]+Su[nday]+Mo[nday])

e.g., "You're packing? Where are you going?" "San Diego, man, it's a sasumo." | "How you gonna spend your sasumo?"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

sata - Sitting or sitting on a hard object with other people, then standing up suddenly and dumping them

e.g., My sister and I sat on the bench. I got up and I had a sata.

submitted by Cassy

satcaster - Satellite broadcaster. The example is taken from the word's use at Variety.com.

e.g., "FCC chairman Kevin Martin on Thursday shot down another possible outcome for the satcaster. He indicated regulators still would be reluctant to greenlight a merger between DirecTV and smaller rival EchoStar."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

satch - To do something with exceptional skill and speed.

e.g., Their star player can really satch with a basketball.

submitted by Chris Cypser - (www)

satiriart - A type of artistic work that exists for the sole purpose of mocking or satirizing existing artworks or forms of art in general.

e.g., The recently-renowned artist did not find the satiriart works that parodied hers to be entertaining in the least.

submitted by chet - (www)

satisficing - "Satisficing is a method for making a choice from a set of alternatives encountered sequentially when one does not know much about the possibilities ahead of time."

e.g., "What would be a satisficing ENDSTATE for each actor?" Example from private correspondence.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

satisfiction - Grudging acceptance of a bad product that we will quickly dump when we find a better one.

e.g., The user satisfiction -- with cluttered screens and slow response in the other search enginess -- was exposed when Google rapidly grabbed market share.

submitted by Howie Goodell - (www)

satisfictitious - The state of false satisfaction.

e.g., Her satisfictitious life led her to an obvious suicide.

submitted by Jon Cougar

satisinpain - Satisfaction in pain. The practice of psychological masochism.

e.g., He doesn't want to be cheered up. He just wants to be alone with his satisinpain for awhile.

submitted by Rodan - (www)

saturdish - About Saturday.

e.g., I'll be home saturdish.

submitted by Colleen Thompson

saturnight - Saturday night. Monight, Tuesnight, Wednesnight, Thursnight, Frinight, and Sunight.

e.g., I'll see "Fight Club" with you on Saturnight.

submitted by virgio

satyrday - A weekend day set aside specifically for drinking and debauchery.

e.g., Are we going to meet up this Satyrday and swap wives?

submitted by Distaste

sauce-ass - What happens when it gets very hot outside and you sweat through your underwear.

e.g., It's so hot outside I'm getting sauce-ass.

submitted by Habbie

sauceomesauce - An exclamation of excitement that objectively exceeds the (already high) standard of awesomesauce.

e.g., Ed: Sauceomesauce. Red: Oh snap, that was sauceomesauce

submitted by Justin

sausage overload - Said to be unfavorable. Occurs on a Saturday night when you and your two cronies just add to the non-existing girl-guy party ratio.

e.g., After a brief observation, Karl discreetly brings to Anthony's attention that the party is supporting a major sausage overload.

submitted by Jeff D.

sausage party - A social gathering where the ratio of men to women is extremely high.

e.g., "Let's get outta this place. It's just one big sausage party." "Oh, no, let's stay -- I just love big sausages."

submitted by timon

saux - Sawks. A pair of filthy, usually very old, socks.

e.g., Throw those saux away. I just bought a couple of new pairs.

submitted by Jeff

save me, jebus! - From _The Simpsons_. Figurative sarcasm--to tremble in your boots.

e.g., Oooh! You're gonna tell on me? I'm sooo scared. Save me, Jebus!

submitted by Alice Malice

saves - The last part of a consumable item.

e.g., Give me saves on that pizza.

submitted by Sean Briggs

saving wench - A hired hand to help in the continual pressing of the apple-S (Ctrl-S for you PC users) keys to aid in the process of saving your work in bug-ridden applications.

e.g., Golly gee, Susie, you're a good saving wench. You've prevented me from having to type that last page over again.

submitted by Bitstream Dream - (www)

savior - What to do in the event of a mass destruction.

e.g., If we go all Nagasaki on Iraq, you better savior self.

submitted by Saint714

sawbuck - Ten dollar bill.

e.g., Zak owes me a sawbuck.

submitted by zak

sawbuck - A ten dollar bill. (A "double sawbuck" is a twenty. Read Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler to see "fin," "sawbuck," and "double sawbuck" in action.)

e.g., The cost to get into the club has gone up to a sawbuck now.

submitted by Ray Nash

sawedfish - The seafood preferred most by carpenters.

e.g., Erik the carpenter, his wife, and family sat down to a seafood dinner of sawedfish.

submitted by Wells P. Martin - (www)

sawinlogs - a much needed nap or sleep

e.g., I was out til 5 a.m. and was "sawinlogs" til 3 this afternoon.

submitted by Matt Mercer

sawn-off - Cut short, cut off: broomstick, rifle, shotgun. Same as "sawed-off" in the United States. Also used to refer to people who are short of stature.

e.g., "Mr Obama's landlady in Boston went to court to evict him in 2000 for non-payment of his dollars 500-a-month rent. He was also a partner in a convenience store that was set up in 1992, and was attacked in a robbery at the shop in 1994 by two men armed with a sawn-off rifle."

submitted by [David Sawnoff] - (www)

saxomophone - Saxophone.

e.g., Get your saxomophone, slobber on your reed, and let's jam.

submitted by Martin Forsberg

sazambulucky - To get out of a huge test by tiptoeing away, then collapsing in a fake seizure.

e.g., Did you see John pull that sazambulucky? They got all the way to the emergency room before they realized he was just faking it.

submitted by snowboardinghockeyplayer3 - (www)

sazy - Crazy and sane, almost at the same time.

e.g., You're acting sazy today. One minute you're wild, the next you're acting civilised.

submitted by Tia - (www)

sbigot - A verbose racist.

e.g., Paddington was a rusty old sbigot -- once his invective started flowing, no one could shut it off.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

scab - Stuck-up, snotty, disagreeable, worthless, etc.

e.g., Don't act that way; you're being a scab.

submitted by jean

scabbers - Mingin' feet -- a lot of dead skin or hard patches, or (even worse) warts and corns.

e.g., Eeeewww, Chris. Get your gross scabbers off me.

submitted by treena

scabby - Nasty in general.

e.g., That child of mine is being downright scabby lately.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

scabby donkey - Irish slang used to express how hungry you are. Ya' think a scabby donkey might be diseased?

e.g., I'm so hungry I could eat a scabby donkey. | I'd sooner eat a scabby donkey than vote for a liberal.

submitted by [ali ba ba]

scaboobanickel - A trophy.

e.g., I got a scaboobanickel when I won the state championships.

submitted by Zack - (www)

scadafah - Oh, well.

e.g., Scadafah it's raining again.

submitted by Barb

scadattle - To leave when requested by a "friend." Similar to "skedaddle."

e.g., "Byebye, shoo, scadattle." (used by Dr. Evil in _Austin Powers 3_ to Mole Guy.)

submitted by Bobby Dazzler

scaddadle - Go, leave. Skedaddle

e.g., I better scaddadle. I'll talk to ya soon.

submitted by Krystal

scaddywad - A heapin' pile, an excess, way more than necessary.

e.g., Hun, I'mo eatta scaddywad uv yer tamales when thur dun.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

scaffe - The tiny crumbs of flavouring often found deep in the corner of the bottom of potato chip packets.

e.g., Joanne licked all the scaffe out of the bottom of her packet of chips.

submitted by Bundy Zubrick

scaffold itch - The itchy rash that occurs when running while wearing a jock strap backwards.

e.g., He got confused and had a bad case of scaffold itch.

submitted by beanie

scag - Derogatory term for a disliked person. Can be loosely interpreted as "Insufferable know-it-all," primarily, but any other insult can be substituted.

e.g., You're a scag, Tom. Do you know why, Tom? Pride, Tom. Pride. Because you're so proud of yourself, so self-important because of your knowledge. Because you seem to know everything. You're a scag, Tom.... OK, I admit it. You DO know everything. But you're still a scag.

submitted by Tom Smith

scalamandrious - Harsh, sneaky approach based on selfishness and greed.

e.g., Alex's scalamandrious attempt to get "floink" in the lexicon failed.

submitted by Alex Redman - (www)

scale - The wage or fee paid to a professional musician.

e.g., Trombonists get paid on a sliding scale.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

scallage - The layer of grime that is found on a night club or pub floor made up of any number of different substances.

e.g., My trousers are a mess, I've been sitting in scallage all night.

submitted by Nick Barry

scally - Opposite of goths. sportswear clad young people, mainly in uk, who wear kappa/nike/reebok and rockport but never do any sports. many of the female scallies are probably pregnant despite age. most work at allsports or JJB

e.g., Look at those scalles over there. wish they would just get a job

submitted by bob geldof

scalp - A grouping of hair follicles arranged in an orderly fashion onto a medium. Designed to be worn on top of one's head. A wig.

e.g., I passed the window display and saw nothing but scalps. It was pretty frightening.

submitted by Martin

scam-city - Similar to scams many cities pull on their captive citizens; a legalized rip-off.

e.g., That government place where he worked was just another scam-city.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

scamard - An award given by people in a group to someone in the group to try to impress those outside of the group on how important they are.

e.g., They take great pleasure in giving each other scamards, and hope they will make us believe they are important and worthy of raises.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

scambler - Somebody who scams.

e.g., Chris is really a scambler, not inviting Charlotte to Adventure Landing, but making sure that Caitlyn was going.

submitted by Kaley Brillante

scamboarding - A malapropism of "skimboarding," riding a specially-designed surfboard in close-to-shore surf. (Dervied from an episode of "Rocket Power" entitled "The Great Sandcastle Race," by way of one Oliver VanRossum.)

e.g., "I'll leave you to your scamboarding ... or whatever you call it." (Oliver VanRossum)

submitted by Larry Ellis Reed - (www)

scamel - A very scandalous person. Derived from "scandal."

e.g., Don't touch me there, you scamel!

submitted by pocketpig - (www)

scampaign - To methodically and systematically pick up a member of the opposite sex, combining campaigning and scamming.

e.g., Hey, let's start our scampaigns early tonight.

submitted by jeff pratt - (www)

scan-master - Someone who is the epitome of weird.

e.g., Chris is so strange. He's a scan-master.

submitted by Semi

scandafungitis - Inability to follow instructions no matter how simple.

e.g., She's got scandafungitis. I asked her to file the papers in alphabetical order and she arranged them chronologically.

submitted by Kubilay Ertuna

scandalicious - To describe an event or gossip that you can't wait to repeat to someone else. Scandal + delicious.

e.g., Did you hear? Mary got caught having sex in the copier room. Isn't that scandalicious? I can't wait to get to choir practice.

submitted by FierceExplorer

scandalocity - The quality of being scandalous or vile.

e.g., Of a person riding in a car with really loud and bad music, "She is rank with an air of scandalocity."

submitted by Adira

scandestor - Someone or something claiming to have Scandinavian ancestors in order to reach a higher level of appreciation.

e.g., I will show you a great time on our date as I am a Scandestor.

submitted by Diana Elmegaard

scandiferous - Great, fine, wonderful.

e.g., That tree was the most scandiferous I've ever seen.

submitted by S

scandiknavery - Deceit or duplicity by Scandinavians.

e.g., The mischievous troublemaker god Loki is the epitome of scandiknavery.

submitted by Joel Parker - (www)

scandocious - When something is so ultra-scandalous it causes you to exclaim it in a gnarly 80s Valley Girl accent; often used in context of theme party name or directly following the words "Sooo" or "Oooh."

e.g., The Mexican Scandocious Party began with gold tequila and orange and cinnamon body shots, and ended with rampant rounds of spin-the-bottle and streaking through the park. Oooh, scandocious.

submitted by Jules

scanny - something bad, weird, or out of place.

e.g., "I can't believe Bob said that, it was so scanny."

submitted by Semi

scanny, scans - Geek-speak for something weird or strange. Maybe originating from the movie Scanners.

e.g., Have you ever played Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" and watched Wizard of Oz at the same time? It's scanny. | The other day, my roommate flipped out 'cause I left a piece of toast on the table ... he kept raving about "toast sweat" ... that just scans.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

scanvergenation - Used if someone is about to scan something

e.g., I'm just on the scanvergenation.

submitted by Xen

scapeghost - A ghost, real or imaginary, who is blamed for anything that goes wrong at a certain house, hotel, office building or construction site.

e.g., At a hotel in Fond du Lac, Michigan, there is said to be a ghost named Walter who periodically creates mischief on the premises, making him a handy scapeghost. Whenever someone screws up, they know exactly who to point the finger at.

submitted by natalie

scapelmagnet - A candidate for an extreme makeover.

e.g., The frat boys were very cruel when they referred to a certain co-ed as a veritable scapelmagnet.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

scarcasm - A derogatory wit so incisive and sharp, it leaves a permanent mark on the recipient's psyche.

e.g., Inscribed on a tombstone: Tried to cross swords with Scarcasm Sam\He stopped my heart with an epee'gram.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

scarce as hen's teeth - "Also, scarcer than hen's teeth. Exceptionally rare, as in: 'On a rainy night, taxis are as scarce as hen's teeth.' Since hens have no teeth, this term in effect says that something is so scarce as to be nonexistent. [Mid-1800s ]"

e.g., An honest politician? Isn't that an oxymoron? I'd say they're at best scarce as hen's teeth. | January 24, 2010: "Once again [she] has flabbergasted me, saying if she were well she'd want to adopt a couple of the Haitian orphans. Impractical even if her health were good, no doubt, but it shows what she is at her core. How right she is to say I'm more lucky than deserving to get her. More than lucky. But I challenge you to show me a man who's worthy of (a woman like) [her]. They're -- what? -- scarce as hen's teeth? Misogynist pretense aside once and for all, I think Women are better than Men -- most of the time."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

scare quotes - Squotes. Quotation marks used to distance the writer from the term in quotes.

The Jawbone of a Scare Quote: Only online at dictionary.com and dict.org, products of Princeton University's WorldNet, can a definition for "scare quote" — singular — be found: A scare quote is the use of quotation marks to indicate that it is not the author's preferred terminology.
Chicago Manual of Style Online: Quotation marks are often used to alert readers that a term is used in a nonstandard, ironic, or other special sense. Nicknamed “scare quotes,” they imply, “This is not my term” or “This is not how the term is usually applied.” Like any such device, scare quotes lose their force and irritate readers if overused..

e.g., Gotta admit it. I overuse squotes. | "Further evidence that the Times's editing budget is at a breaking point is that it doesn't seem to have occurred to anyone how foolish putting 'news stories' in scare quotes makes the paper look."

The Jawbone of a Scare Quote: Scare quotes are the quotation marks found around phrases like “gangsta rap,” “shame spiral,” or “security zone”: coinages that may be lingo, that may be jargon, that may even be slang but are more likely excuses where a little distance is in order. The subject of the story may say it’s “the truth,” but we say it’s spinach and — ya know what? — to hell with it. Scare quotes throw a net around the ideas and assertions media culture hasn’t absorbed yet, stuff journalism’s jobholders may even be a little afraid of.…

… scare quotes … always call the phrase between them into question.

… the "use of too many quotation marks to apologize for either a fresh or a trite phrase generally is a bad practice."

… "news writers should never insert their own attitudes or opinions by gratuitously placing quotation marks around words. First, this practice confuses readers, who may assume the words come from one of the persons being quoted. Second, readers don't care what the writer thinks and take the emphasis as a sarcastic insult."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

scarf - To wolf down food, to eat ravenously. | 1. (n) Used in the pizza delivery business. A delivery driver who recognizes a particular customer address which is known to give a good tip (gratuity) to the delivery driver, and steals that delivery run from the driver to whom it belongs. 2. One who steals runs just so he will have more deliveries (thus, more money at the end of the night). 3. (v) To steal delivery runs. Scarfing: Stealing runs. Scarfer: One who scarfs.

e.g., I scarfed down the pizza in 5 minutes. | Americans scarf down 50 million hot dogs on an average summer day. -- George F. Will. | 1. You've got to watch Chris -- he'll scarf your runs. 2. There goes Chris, scarfing another run. 3. "My mom caught me scarfing yesterday. It was embarrassing." "Yeah, no doubt. But think how much more embarrassing it would be if you caught her scarfing."

submitted by William Parsons | G. Tom Tsao

scarf up - To acquire. Extends from "scarf" (to eat hungrily), possibly playing on "scare up" (to discover) US, 1973. To devour greedily and completely, eat or drink voraciously. Perhaps a humorous alternative, tinged with onomatopoeia, of scoff, the term originated in the USA where it was adopted by adolescents from "low-life" milieus in the 1960s. "Scarf out" is another derivative, a synonym of "pig out."

e.g., Let's go scarf up some clothes from the Goodwill donation bin. | I scarfed up some money from under the check-out counter.

submitted by Don - (www)

scarflet - A small meal or snack. Derived from verb "to scarf."

e.g., I don't have time for dinner tonight. I'll probably just grab a scarflet on my way to work.

submitted by Spinal Tech Office

scaricature - A distorted picture or description used to depict someone as dangerous, evil, or outside the mainstream of society.

e.g., The scaricature he presented of Ms. Smith convinced the public that she was in favor of capital punishment for juvenile delinquents.

submitted by Nonesuch

scariness - An exclamation expressing shock or horror.

e.g., "Tomorrow Ari is going to teach us all how to speak Klingon," said David. "Scariness," said Katherine.

submitted by Peter G

scariot - Someone who is a traitor.

e.g., I can't believe that Alex switched sides on us.How could he be such a scariot?

submitted by Brandon Ducharme

scarmblesque - Suggestive of a scrambling.

e.g., Your composition seems rather scamblesque.

submitted by Arie Uittenbogaard - (www)

scarpet - Carpet made of abrasive fibres such as Astroturf(tm).

e.g., I grazed my knee on the scarpet

submitted by Terry Lee Cummings

scarpie - Someone who is of low economic and social standing, trailer trash.

e.g., No matter how much he spends, Chris will never be any better than a scarpie.

submitted by melli

scarren - A very large and intimidating design job. Taken from the name of very large and intimidating aliens on Farscape.

e.g., Have you finished up the programming on that scarren site?

submitted by scorpy808 - (www)

scarums - A strong sense of scary.

e.g., I had to overcome my scarums to go there.

submitted by Chet 7th English

scarv - To poke or prod, usually with two fingers in the sides, causing great tickling -- or damage to the kidneys.

e.g., I scarved the man, causing him to spit his wine.

submitted by shivas

scary potatoes - Something very frightening, disgusting, too horrible to contemplate, etc.

e.g., The thought of having to retake childcare class was scary potatoes.

submitted by Alex - (www)

scass - Used to fill in crossword puzzles when you can't figure out that the answer to the clue is actually "scars." | Also used when you don't feel like looking up the answer in the back of the book.

e.g., I couldn't figure it out, so I scassed in an answer.

submitted by Thomas Parks

scatatious - Of an object or set of actions deemed as being disgusting; revolting.

e.g., The neighbors in that part of town consider the behavior of the police to be scatatious.

submitted by Ray S - (www)

scatillogical - Combination of scatterbrained and logic: the use incohesive or random logic to explain something.

e.g., It was difficult to follow your letter because it was so scatillogical.

submitted by simple

scatolinguistics - The study of rude and profane expressions.

e.g., Although the PseudoDictionary contanins a smattering of rude constructions, it is by no means a serious contribution to scatolinguistics. Come to think of it, if it's a serious contribution to linguistics at all, its editors have somehow gone astray.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

scatology - The term describing the conversations of people who constantly discuss their bowel movements.

e.g., M: Geezers seem to enjoy talking about their daily bodily functions ... especially their bowel movements. Such scatalogical discussions annoy me. T: Yeah, it's as if they're in middle school all over.

submitted by roelene

scatout - To ask the question whether your cat is outside or not. Scatin.

e.g., Hey, sweetie, scatout?

submitted by Marcus Raymond - (www)

scatty - Crazy, freaky, grubby. Usually used to describe punks or skinheads.

e.g., Those scatty kids are protesting something again.

submitted by Wilma - (www)

scattyboo - In a state of craziness or showing extremely bad judgement. {ED. Scattybooboo?}

e.g., You did what? Man, you have gone completely scattyboo.

submitted by Steve McDonald

scawee - Very scary, particularly to a child

e.g., I don't want to sleep in the basement, Mommy, it's scawee.

submitted by Frangonilda Jones

scazed - To be seriously crazed in a good or bad way.

e.g., 1. I'm scazed by new DVD release. 2. The boss is scazed if she thinks we can get that project done in an hour.

submitted by jai

scene - Exclamation of joy, amazement, or said when everything is going well

e.g., I just got a promotion. Scene!

submitted by Andreas

scene bopping - Performing innapropriate gestures towards another person along with a song or a tune. Usually done at social gatherings as a teenager joke and receives a bit of attention. It's named after "scenesters," a label associated with kids who enjoy "sticking out of the crowd."

e.g., Kaylie: Oh, my God. Ben was just scene bopping David. Jessie: I know. He doesn't even realize it.

submitted by LoneWolf23

scenester - A trendy type who likes to "make the scene," to see and be seen. A trendoid. The glitterati. Out and about, they know what's going on.

e.g., Once shy and mousy, my sister has morphed into a regular scenester since she met Hal, hanging out with him at chic clubs, the both of them hobnobbing with the beautiful people.

submitted by natalie

scenewhore - A person, generally a female, who you find to be at most social gatherings, usually just sitting around.

e.g., Q: Why is she here? She doesn't say anything? A: Oh, don't worry about her, she's just a scenewhore.

submitted by Jared

scenexcore - A word used for people who act emo and hardcore but really are not emo. They also usually have layout sites. This word can only be typed.

e.g., "I am so scenexcore," the layout site maker IMed to her friend.

submitted by Jennifer Ligeti - (www)

scenterrific - It smells so good; what a wonderful odor; the nose knows ecstasy.

e.g., What is that delicious smell now wafting through the hills and valley? Is it trees and bushes and other plants blooming and releasing their perfume? Perhaps it is all the cooking in the villages preparing for the upcoming holidays? What are they doing now in the terrestrial complex not far away, manufacturing exotic eau de toilet and colognes again? Whatever it may be, it certainly is scenterrific.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

scenzarly - Good, gnarly.

e.g., Did you see that scenzarly 180 at the curb?

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sceptacemia - The condition where being sceptical gets into your blood.

e.g., He's got really sceptacemia bad -- he won't accept anything anyone says.

submitted by Chris Duddle

scerdubbled - Utterly confused.

e.g., I am scerdubbled; I just don't understand maths.

submitted by Ant

schadenfat - Enjoyment obtained from the obesity of others, particularly those more obese that yourself. Derived from "schadenfreude."

e.g., Mildred enjoyed a sense of schadenfat when she read the tabloid article about Martha Stewart ballooning to 250 lbs.

submitted by Robert Boudrie - (www)

schadenfreude - "Delight in another person's misfortune." Existing word being used a lot these days. Quote from the linked website.

e.g., As used by Jonathan Alter, at http://www.msnbc.com/news/997050.asp. "The change in emphasis will be rationalized as a welcome diversion for war-weary viewers eager for a little celebrity schadenfreude."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

schadenfrisson - That feeling of joy when you see a villian taken down a peg, or destroyed, by another villian.

e.g., I get a feeling of shadenfrisson when I see Tony Soprano beat up the bad doctor in "The Sopranos."

submitted by Wyman Cooke

schalantzeeing - To walk along in an awkward or silly manner.

e.g., While I was schalantzeeing through the park, I came across some rabid squirrels.

submitted by Amy Hopkins

scharf - The equivalent to sticking out your tongue, or saying "Hey!" or "Shut up!" or "Piss off" or "Jerk!"

e.g., Bob: Hey Jane, that shirt is really ugly. Jane:- Yeah? Well, scharf (flicks hand at Bob).

submitted by Nicole Joy - (www)

schaw - For people who don't use the word "yeah."

e.g., Tiffany: "So, Amanda, are you gonna come to the movies with us?" Amanda: "Like, schaw, gurlfriend."

submitted by Ashley

scheherazade - (sheh-HEH-ra-ZOD; n.) 1. A delaying tactic, especially one based upon unfulfilled expectations or unsatisfied desire; 2. a cliff-hanger presented to retain or reacquire an audience. (v.) 3. To offer fulfillment or satisfaction, but only upon the waiting party's agreeing to delay acting or to perform some other action.

[From the heroine of Richard Burton's translation of The Thousand and One Nights: a beautiful woman who staves off her own death by telling the sultan the beginning of a tale which she can only complete if the sultan delays putting her to death---a feat she repeats for a thousand evenings.]

e.g., Jennifer refused to give us that amazing cake of hers until we all ate the ratatouille she'd made---what a Scheherazade. || Mark keeps telling her he'll marry her if she keeps working to keep him in school. I think it's a bit of a Scheherazade. I mean, people can agree to whatever they want, but I'm not sure I trust Mark in this.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

scheisty - Being introverted and secretive amongst others, especially on matters of extreme sensitivity.

e.g., I tried to ask him where he was last night, but he was being scheisty about it.

submitted by DJ Matt

scheitgeist - The spirit of a very tawdry age.

e.g., Chris is to be made Minister for Education. That just about encapsulates today's scheitgeist.

submitted by martibabes

scheniving - A word used to describe someone who is both scheming and conniving.

e.g., "They’re always the ones conniving and scheming. Sometimes they do both. I call that scheniving." -- RvB

submitted by saiyan*queen*vega - (www)

schiakwerker - Shi-yaak-wehr-kehr. One who values a piece of garbage very highly. Almost obsessed with it.

e.g., That schiakwerker's been carrying that banana peel for days. Doesn't he know it'll just rot?

submitted by Jeff

schilled - Taking a spill on your bike in the winter.

e.g., I schilled on the way to school.

submitted by Nathan Powell

sching *sparkle sparkle* - The common occurence of a dinging sound accompanied by a brief flash of light, often found in cheesy commercials.

e.g., The model, with a pronounced smile, held the Arm and Hammer Wipes and drew her flat, upturned right hand from left to right under the bottom of the box. Simultaneously, there was a sching *sparkle sparkle* emanating from her blinding white teeth.

submitted by mundhra

schislam - [pron. skiz-lom] The hotten soul of ancient Hammies, a danger now to all the world, illogical and backward and a source of great evil, numbing human minds and demanding irrational obedience and slavelike devotion. (ED. Sounds a bit like radical islam. Such creations are generally discouraged; however, the deaths of thousands of Americans seven years ago paid the toll for this entry.)

e.g., We're overdue for MegaHam to speak to us again, this time from Above and Beyond, via a bonafide "channeler" perhaps, to correct all the errors of schislam, of which there are so many. A head to toe bris for schislam. (-:

submitted by Erik Noormansen - (www)

schiz - To behave in a violent or deranged way.

e.g., Chris went absolutely schiz during football practice today. He's not even on the team--too much perseverance for him--but he still went schizoid. Typical.

submitted by lennyk

schiznic - Garbage.

e.g., If you want this to work, we gotta get all this schiznic out of here.

submitted by Craig Musgrove

schizoid - Being adept at acting in little dramatic vignettes.

e.g., Because he was a schizoid, management always called on Peter to lend his talents to company-sponsored "shows."

submitted by Wells Martin - (www)

schizothemia - "A schizothemia is a digression by means of a long reminiscence. Cicero was a master of digression, particularly in his ability to shift from the specific question or issue at hand (the hypothesis) to the more general issue or question that it depended upon (the thesis)."

e.g., Ya, ya, I know. Many of my blog entries are schizothemic. That's all right. I write them for myself, not for anyone else. | "Welcome to Luciferous Logolepsy, a collection of over 9,000 obscure English words. Though the definition of an 'English' word might seem to be straightforward, it is not. There exist so many adopted, derivative, archaic or abandoned words in what we loosely define as the 'English Language,' that a clear-cut definition seems impossible. For the purposes of this project, though, words are included that may stretch any basic definitions. Particular attention has been paid to archaic words, as they tend to be more evocative -- as if their very age lends additional meaning or overtones. Current personal favorites include 'skirr,' 'epicaricacy,' and 'schizothemia.'"

submitted by schizothemer - (www)

schlecked - Having half of your face covered with a dog's kiss. A dog's lick to your face that covers your chin, mouth and nose, or a lick that covers half of your face.

e.g., Huskies love to schleck people. Everone needs to be schlecked.

submitted by Rosemary

schleeepy - Similar to sleepy but progressively becoming more so with each passing minute. The more schleeepy you are the longer you draw out the eee's.

e.g., I have been up for 22 hours and I am so schleeeeeepy.

submitted by Brian Snyder

schleep - To rest, nap, or catch up on lost sleep during school classes.

e.g., When I stayed up too late studying for my test, the next morning I found myself schleeping during my first period science class.

submitted by Kelsey DeLave

schleptop - A bulky, heavy, and unwieldy laptop computer that is a real pain to "schlep" around with you.

e.g., Look at the size of Simon's schleptop. He's going to put his shoulder out carrying that around all day.

submitted by Simon Sharwood - (www)

schliemann - (SHLEE-mun; n.) 1. An archaeologist (or wreck diver, or explorer, or treasure seeker, vel cet.) who does more harm than good, digging without proper care to the site (or wreck or land or culture or whatever); 2. (By extension) anyone in any discipline who focuses on fame, wealth, or some other form of "success," to the extent that they set aside their discipline's true aims and proprieties; (v.) 3. to take such liberties with a discipline's real aims in pursuit of reputation or gain that your research or results are suspect; 4. to jump to theoretical conclusions without a basis in careful research. [After Heinrich Schliemann, the archaeologist who, seeking for Troy, "excavated" the Tel at Hisarlik in Turkey by digging an enormous trench directly into the hill, compromising the numerous layers of interconnected habitation in a search for the treasures of Priam---which he claims to have smuggled out past the Turkish guards with the aid of his wife: Hardly the sort of press archaeologist want for their careful and deliberate discipline.] Also, 5. Schliemannize, to accuse an archaeologist of Schliemanning.

e.g., I'm cool with careful study of the Titanic's remains, but I'm always leery of those Schliemanning treasure seekers who haul up safes or bumble about the wreck, hoping only to find gold or jewels or whatever.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

schligim - A pile of wet, smelly, dead leaves.

e.g., After the storm passed, John had to go rake up the schligim that had piled up in the street.

submitted by Judith A.

schlitzy - Drunk.

e.g., Give me the keys, Jimmy. You're too schlitzy to drive.

submitted by Juice Maloose

schlockjob - To advertise a job opening as one thing or to have one set of requirements--only for the applicant to find out the job is nowhere like what was described on the internet or in the newspaper.

e.g., Bobbi soon found out that she had been schlockjobbed the moment she began talking to the alien-like human resources person.

submitted by David F. Nutter - (www)

schlocky - To look shabbily or to do a shabby job on something.

e.g., Your boss really did a schlocky job on that report. OR My husband does a schlocky job when he does the dishes. OR Why don't you get up a little earlier in the morning? You always look so schlocky when you come to work.

submitted by Shannon

schloo - Someone who will say or do something stupid, or not realize the obvious.

e.g., Chris is a schloo.

submitted by naqah-dah

schloomf - Great.

e.g., We had a schloomfing good time

submitted by tom garret

schlop, to - To schlep (lug, carry, drag) a large, heavy load of shopping (or whatever) to a destination.

e.g., We schlopped a whole pile of stuff to the cottage.

submitted by Michael Katz

schlump - A cross between slumping, scrunching, being a lump, and general anti-rigidity floppingness. It's like intense relaxing with a bit of slackeresque attitiude. Vegging with intent. That kind of thing.

e.g., It's been a tough week. All I want to do this weekend is just schlump on the couch and recover.

submitted by lilu

schlumpfluffer - A useless co-worker who makes a career out of "fluffing" the egos of equally useless and boring managers.

e.g., I can't believe it. That schlumpfluffer spent 20 minutes in our meeting agreeing sharing a giggle over that stupid, annoying commercial.

submitted by Allison Lee-Clay - (www)

schlumpt - All put together. Piled in one area. Close to another.

e.g., All the buildings are schlumpt together.

submitted by Zac

schmackitup - Making out.

e.g., Going over to Jim's house to schmackitup, Mom. See ya' 'bout midnight.

submitted by Carrie

schmagegy - Flab of skin exposed around the elbow when arm when is fully extended.

e.g., Quit yanking on my schmagegy.

submitted by Kelsey

schmal - "The German verb 'schmalern' means to reduce, narrow, or belittle. Tracy Schmaler has reduced and belittled the long dignified history of the Department of Justice where she works." So, schmal will be given the same meaning in English.

e.g., By repeatedly pushing the refrain that the attacks on the consulate in Behghhazi, Libya, on September 11 were spontaneous and were caused by a third-rate video, Susan Rice succeeded in schmaling the obama administration on five Sunday morning talk shows.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

schmancy - From "fancy, schmancy." Very fancy, ornate--much fancier than you're accustomed to.

e.g., Let's not go to La Snooterie. That place is just too schmancy for words.

submitted by Jough Dempsey - (www)

schmangled - To be completely and utterely smashed due to the mass consumption of alcohol.

e.g., I was absolutely schmangled.

submitted by Andreas

schmank - Can be used interchangeably with the f-word, but only with good connotations.

e.g., Perhaps after a few more drinks we should go back to your place and schmank. | Perhaps your funishment tonight should be a good schmanking.

submitted by Jeff Chasen

schmart - The exact opposite of smart. A synonym for stupid.

e.g., John: Look, I found a peice of gum in my nose and it tastes yummy. Ross: I could never do anything like that. You're so schmart.

submitted by Rohn

schmca - used when asking why

e.g., person one: lets go eat a garden hose person two: schmca would we do that?

submitted by Taryn

schmear - The amount of mayo and or mustard the deli puts on your sandwich

e.g., If you like mustard be sure to request more than a schmear on your sandwich.

submitted by Judy

schmeckle - a goofy and silly type person

e.g., ex. you big schmeckle head

submitted by Jillian

schmee - A bum, a homeless person, or vagrant. Named after a local bum in Vancouver who would walk around muttering "schmee" to himself. To further emphasize the character, you may add the suffix "-crack" to the word.

e.g., Check out the Schmee-crack fishing in that bin. Scafifying, isn't she?

submitted by Kora

schmeep - Used when an adult is around or you cannot use profanity. Variation: Smeep.

e.g., Argh. Schmeep Devin for schmeeping my schmeeping keyboard.

submitted by Dmongah

schmeg - The last, stale bit of beer left in a can or bottle--usually backwash.

e.g., Can I have a sip of your beer? Eww, it's only schmeg, take it back.

submitted by koze

schmegegke - Left-over food.

e.g., My friend's refrigerator is always full of his mom's disgusting schmegegkes.

submitted by Robert D. C. Shapiro - (www)

schmeggle - An oaf-like person who continues to act oaf-like despite the good intentions of others to help improve her condition..

e.g., Vickie is a terrible schmeggle. She's wearing her INXS Rocks t-shirt... again. That must be the fourth time this week. Doesn't she have any Gap clothing to wear?

submitted by Barfly

schmegma - An intrusive mass of something on one's skin.

e.g., When waking up, you may have some schmegma in the corner of your eye.

submitted by JayOne

schmelding - 1. Stuff. Things. A substitute for doohicky or thingamajigger. 2. Something indescribable. Kind of like the TAO of Jerry Lewis.

e.g., Jerry: What is that oblong device you're carrying, Lewis? Lewis: A shmelding, Jerry.

submitted by George Kaplan

schmengi - A fat, lazy, stupid person (which no one is and everyone is afraid they are.)

e.g., Hey, Badge, don't be a schmengi. Get off the couch and get outside. And don't be banging your head against any trees, either.

submitted by Badge

schmick - Cool, great, awesome, etc. A way to express your approval.

e.g., Very schmick, Mike.

submitted by sazzz - (www)

schmickel - A small amount, an iota.

e.g., "Would you like more cheesecake?" "Maybe just a schmickle."

submitted by webullnpooh

schmiglet - "A small unit of measurement." Not original.

e.g., You're close. Move it a schmiglet to your left. . . . No, that's too far.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

schmingle - Schmooze + mingle. What sales reps do at parties instead of enjoying themselves.

e.g., I tried to enjoy myself, but my date spent the entire evening schmingling with the club owners.

submitted by Davezilla - (www)

schminke - Funky, cool, great. Note: Pronunciation is shming-key

e.g., That new shirt you're wearing is completely schminke!

submitted by Marie

schmitzel schmotzel - My Austrian grandmother used to occasionally use this expression, "Schmitzel schmotzel," when acting affectionate toward her grandchildren. Schmitzel schmotzel meant something like "being affectionate," "be lovey dovey," "give you hugs and kisses" -- and grandma was fairly affectionate.

e.g., Let's visit grammy. I'm ready for some schmitzel schmotzel.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

schmoo - Something insignificant.

e.g., I don't give a schmoo what he thinks.