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ver - Unknown word, probably refers to some kind of person.

e.g., Some of the greatest songs of the 30s and 40s were popularized by the wee vers.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

vera lynn - Gin, as in gin and tonic.

e.g., Bartender, I'll have another Vera Lynn, please.

submitted by Volcano

verb - To use a noun as a verb.

e.g., I like to verb words.

submitted by Lisa Cirèlle Hansson - (www)

verb, to - To verb is to turn a noun into a verb. Fowler wrote, "After all, it is an ancient and valuable right of the English people to turn their nouns into verbs when they are so minded."

e.g., Coming up with something to add to the pseudodictionary is easy enough ... a lot of times all you need to do is verb a noun. | Verbing is fine with me . . . as long as the verb isn't just a noun with "ize" added to it.

submitted by HD Fowler

verbaceous - 1. Action-packed. 2. Using gobs of action verbs (reserved usage for snooty writing groups).

e.g., Even "Train!" can be verbaceous if it's the last thing your character ever screams.

submitted by Kiddo - (www)

verbacious - Having a higher-than-normal level of verbal expression contained therein, esp. using high-syllable, uncommon words.

e.g., In an effort to impress the selections committee, the medical school applicant made his essay especially verbacious.

submitted by Ryan Eggers

verbage - Verbiage that belongs in the rubbish bin. Cross of verbiage and garbage. | Verbiage, mispronounced -- the second syllable is missing. Paul Mulshine: My fellow conservatives made fun of Sean Penn last year when he employed that same mispronunciation as part of a tirade against the Bush administration. And deservedly so. We conservatives are smart. People who can't pronounce simple, two-syllable words aren't. That goes for simple three-syllable words as well. In a televised interview with Fox News last week, Palin was served a softball question by Sean Hannity about the economy. In her response, she twice attacked the "verbiage" of her opponents. And in both cases, she pronounced it "verbage," leaving out the second syllable.

e.g., Can you give me some verbage on the 2.0 release for this afternoon's board meeting? | I realize that a lot of these entries have too much verbage to suit some visitors. I expect them to let their feet do their talking. | Language Log: "Well," Palin said, "it was an unfair attack on the verbage that Senator McCain chose to use, because the fundamentals, as he was having to explain afterwards, he means our workforce, he means the ingenuity of the American people. And of course that is strong, and that is the foundation of our economy. So that was an unfair attack there, again, based on verbage that John McCain used." This is certainly doing rather than mere talking, and what is being done is the coinage of "verbage."

submitted by mynameismonkey | HD Fowler - (www)

verbalexting - Method with which to express an idea or thought, in words, by texting it. {ED. Verbal texting, I suppose, would be saying something, having your smartphone recognize, and then sending a text message.)

e.g., I suggest verbalexting your idea, as difficult as it may be.

submitted by Tony Zaccaria - (www)

verbalocity - The speed of speech.

e.g., Listening to the lecture was difficult because the professor had very high verbalocity.

submitted by Earl Egdall - (www)

verbash - Dole out verbal abuse.

e.g., He went from verbose to verbashing every white American female he encountered in his day, wife included.

submitted by lois courtne

verbbits - People with an appetite for words.

e.g., is great forage for verbbits.

submitted by Lois Courtne

verbicide - Word destruction. A word ceases to exist or loses meaning due to an inividual's actions. For example, some would consider "verbing" to be "verbicidal." The killing of words. Author Robyn Amos September 02, 2004: Verbicide verbicide (VUR-buh-syd) noun 1. The willful distortion or depreciation of the original meaning of a word. 2. A person who willfully distorts the meaning of a word. [Latin verb(um) word -i- cide killer, killing.] Killing words. That brings to mind a vivid image, doesn't it? That's why I like this word so much. You get an immediate sense of what it means: murdering words. Not literally, of course. Often when I see the blood red ink my critique partners leave on my manuscripts I feel they might be committing verbicide. But clearly they're not, since verbicide means willfully distorting the meaning of words... The way teenagers (and many adults) use the word "like" to pepper their sentences is no doubt a form of verbicide. I suppose slang could be considered a form of verbicide. It sounds like fun to take old, boring words and infuse them with new life a nd meaning. When it's put that way, verbicide doesn't sound as much like a crime. Here are some victims of verbicide through slang: Props -- instead of a means of support it now can mean respect or recognition. "I have to give her props for losing ten pounds." Sick -- refers to someone ill or someone possessing incredible talent. "That bass player is sick!" Blaze -- once just a raging fire now it can mean to leave quickly. "My favorite show is about to come on, I have to blaze." Posted by robynamos at 07:42 PM

e.g., Valley girls haved used the word "like" so inappropriately for so long that I would like to charge them with verbicide. Your honor, I plead guilty to verbicide. But I think I've, like, given birth to more than I've killed.

submitted by Laurie Boese - (www)

verbification - Turning a non-verb into a verb by adding a suffix. "Shrinkify" and "smallify" would be examples of verbifications other than the well-known method of adding "-ize." Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld verbified "complex" when he used "complexify." Even if it wasn't a word when he used it, it is now. It was entered here shortly after his use of it.

e.g., The marketing manager committed a verbification when he stated "We would like to incentivize the customers by leveraging our vision."

submitted by Donna K - (www)

verbigami - The art of verbal origami, or the conceptual folding of words into succinct, artistically estimable rhetoric; similar to haiku, without form restrictions, generally involving recursion.

e.g., Tonya's four-line verse, "Crystals," was an excellent specimen of recursive verbigami, the end connecting to the beginning conceptually.

submitted by Mark Lee - (www)

verbing - Transforming a regular noun into a non-existent verb form.

e.g., "Our manager said we should work on price-pointing and gold-tagging tonight." "Oh, I see she's been verbing again."

submitted by keyla

verbious - Verbose. No reason not to have an alternative spelling. At least it's shorter than the hitherto non-existent verbacious.

e.g., John Knoefler (March 31, 2013 at 7:17 am): "Her stance was obvious even if she did try to be as obtuse and verbious as possible."

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

verbizing - Creating a pseudoword by adding the suffix "ize" or "izing" to the end a noun or adjective.

e.g., A good example of verbizing a perfectly good noun is the time when John put a refrigerator next to the sofa and described it as "kitchenizing" the family room.

submitted by Rick Feldkamp - (www)

verbojudgmentisuspicion - To gauge or consider a person by her speech.

e.g., Due to the number of expletives used in the last half hour, my verbojudgmentisuspicion of her is that she's a sad soul in dire need of repair.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

verbola - A mental disease compelling a person to express herself with "accularity."

e.g., Steve won't finish his sentence 'til he finds the perfect word . . . he has verbola you know.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

verbology - The study, science, or practice of creating new words.

e.g., I decided to utilize my verbology skills, so I logged on to the forums.

submitted by Dr. Mordax

verbosse - A long-winded employer who never stops talking.

e.g., The staff meeting ran an hour longer than usual. The verbosse department head decided to read to us every single word in our Corporate Ethics Policy manual.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

verbsite - Place for words.

e.g., Check out the verbsite Great forage for verbbits.

submitted by lois courtne

verbum drop - Is when you can't remember the meaning of a word you just heard or read and must go to the dictionary or google it to find the meaning. A more polite form of the slangy term "brain fart" commonly used.

e.g., Oh, it's just another verbum drop that I have to look up in my Webster's.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

verdicked - (adj) Describing a person's condition when a judge doesn't decide a case in her/his favor.

e.g., I can't believe that Judge Wapner found for the defendant. I'm Verdicked!

submitted by Joe Kreiter

verdicuum - House.

e.g., Come round to my verdicuum Saturday night. We're having chicken nuggets for dinner.

submitted by Micah

verklempt - Extremely emotional, overcome with emotion. Yiddish. Used on Saturday Night Live by Mike Meyers in the "Coffe Talk with Linda Richman" skits.

e.g., No, don't tell me -- I'm feeling verklempt.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

vermilion - A large number of noxious, objectionable, or disgusting creatures.

e.g., Did you see all those red ants? There must have been a vermilion of them.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy

vernacular manslaughter - 1. The incorrect use or over use of slang by extraordinarily non-hip people -- politicians, parents, etc. 2. Mangling of a regional dialect by foreign action movie stars -- any Arnold Schwwarzeneger or Jean-Claude Van Damme movie.

e.g., When I heard my grandfather say "Foshizzle" I felt sickened by the vernacular manslaughter that was just committed.

submitted by R. Maggio

vernacular of the vacuous - Vocabulary used to pretend as if you don't know how to do something: “I don’t have a head for numbers.” “Which end of the hammer do you use?” Generally designed to have a more capable person present take over the entire project. Can be used to great effect around control freaks.

e.g., It was easier to do all of Kelly’s homework than to listen to her vernacular of the vacuous about math being hard.

submitted by relay

vernaculator - One who deliberately speaks in the dialect of a region or country as opposed a standard dialect language, often to ridicule that standard language.

e.g., When the Irish talk about the English taught in their schools, they lapse into a Gaelic mocking English. They're such vernaculators.

submitted by Joel Parker

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