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viagravate - 1. To annoy with too much desire for sex. 2. To annoy in extreme fashion.

e.g., Mary: All that drunk bozo at the bar could do last night was viagravate me. Terry: That was Chris. He's that way most of the time. Never gets any, though.

submitted by elbows - (www)

viagrin - That smug, somewhat goofy facial expression incurred after taking Viagra.

e.g., Did you see Jeff's viagrin? He hasn't looked like that in years.

submitted by jeff

vibe - "A collective feeling of euphoric goodwill commonly experienced at social events, particularly after-hours clubs and raves."

e.g., There was a really good vibe at that party last night

submitted by Chris - (www)

vibeatrician - A well-meaning and tedious individual who insists that you can cure what ails you by "charging" your space with ionic emanations, crystal vibrations, or magnetic fields.

e.g., Janet, the vibeatrician, thinks I should wear carnelians to support my heart and a magnetic copper bracelet to regulate my internal energies.

submitted by Amanda Faulkenberry

vibroglaze - That glassy look that is induced in the middle of a conversation by an incoming call on a cellular phone which is set to vibrate.

e.g., The professor was right in the middle of explaining quantum string theory when his cell phone went off. His eyes vibroglazed and he excused himself and had to leave the classroom.

submitted by Josh Schafer

vicarza - (n.) an alliance formed against something or someone by a set of widely divergent groups, almost certain to turn on one another once the main enemy is out of the way. (After the leaders of the Mexican revolutionary army of the early 20th century: Vi[lla] + Car[ranza] + Za[pata], whose three factions, although fighting against a common enemy, sought entirely different ends, and fell out with each other following their victory.)

e.g., "A bipartisan bill: that's great." "Oh, I don't know, man, it looks like a ViCarZa to me: as soon as they pass it over the veto, their buddy-buddiness will evaporate. Mark my words."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

vichyssycle - A bicycle used to deliver cold, french potato soup.

e.g., When the delivery girl from Au Bon Pain hit me, I got caught in a vichyssycle.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

vick'd - Expelled, ejected, or suspended, as from a place or position, with or without legal process.

e.g., Once my wife discovered what happened during the bachelor party, I was vick'd from my own bed, left to take comfort in the doghouse.

submitted by Drake Whalterson

victa - Someone who deliberately cuts in on someone else's territory when she knows she shouldn't. (As in Victa lawnmowers. I don't know if these are only in Australia.)

e.g., When Pete saw Chris getting friendly with Pete's new girlfriend, he knew the rumours of Chris being a victa were true.

submitted by Carolyn

victicrat - Coined by columnist Larry Elder, a victicrat is someone who "blames all ills, problems, concerns and unhappiness on others."

e.g., "The black victicrats, [Elder] tells us, foster the idea that blacks in America are victims of white conspiracies to keep them from succeeding in school, in the workplace, and in business. They even accuse whites of trying to wipe them out by spreading AIDS and introducing crack cocaine into the ghettos of Los Angeles." | I'm sick and tired of the whining of victicrats, regardless of their stripes. | "[Michelle Obama's college] thesis reveals a cast of mind that most voters find deeply unattractive. Plainly Mrs. Obama had that cast of mind in 1985. Recent remarks suggest she still has it. The fact that Barack Obama chose her as a wife and seems to get on well with her, indicates that he shares it. It’s that deeply, unrelentingly critical way of thinking about the U.S.A., and about most of our citizens, that characterizes the 'victicrat' — the person who has been taught, or who has taught herself, that she is a pitiful figure buffeted by hostile forces, whose only hope for survival is to return the hostility, and to band together with others like herself ('the Black community') for mutual aid, all of them in a hostile posture to the out-group."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

victim-participation joke - A type of practical joke in which the perpetrator tricks another person into becoming the butt of the humor. In one of these, the perpetrator asks the victim, "How wide can you open your mouth without showing your teeth?" When the victim does this, the perp replies, "You're hired!" Another favorite has the perp saying, "Guess what?" and when the victim asks, "What?", the perp replies, "Chicken's butt!" Some people will fall for this repeatedly, no matter how many times they've been humiliated.

e.g., My friends and I never gave up trying to catch each other with a nasty new victim-participation joke.

submitted by Steve McDonald

victoly - When you have won, you have achieved victoly. Not to be confused with "victory," "victoly" is traditionally repeated by all those surrounding you.

e.g., Victoly! I have finished redesigning my website.

submitted by ping

victoria's secret - Something very confidential among two or a few people. The person who has told the secret is Victoria and that's his secret.

e.g., Did you know that James is dating Samantha? Don't tell anyone as this is a Victoria's secret.

submitted by Irfan - (www)

victorian - (Aside from its ordinary meaning) (n.) A person or culture insisting upon obedience to rules having no longer (or never having had) any justification or usefulness. (adj.) Of or pertaining to such a person or culture. [Note that the word is not capitalized in this sense.]

e.g., The "rules" against "splitting infinitives" and "ending sentences with a preposition" were made up in 1750, and only a victorian would insist on mindless obedience to such nonsense. (ED. Such rules are among those I pay no attention to; however, I continue to pedantically insist that predicate pronouns agree with subjects in number.)

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

victorious secret - Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

e.g., On the morning after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the World woke, mouth agape -- Donald Trump elected? What happened? || Hillary was expected to win. The American media covered her campaign in full detail, while Donald Trump was almost an irritant. His meetings with potential voters were rife with conflict and discord. His political theme, "Make America Great Again" was pooh-poohed as political hogwash. Trump's campaign issues were largely ignored by the Press. || Can you picture Donald Trump in skimpy lingerie, posed with a "come hither" look, like the gorgeous Victoria's Secret models on TV? I can't either! || Yet to American Rural voters, sick of politicians and fake promises, Donald Trump's messages, as overlooked by the media as they were, were especially alluring and believable. And so, to almost everyone's surprise, Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign became, a Victorious Secret.

submitted by Charlie Lesko - (www)

victuals - A real word: food supplies; provisions for human beings. Pronounced vittles, and sometimes spelled that way -- which is why I added it. The first example is a "letter written by an ex-slave in response to his former master's request that he return to the plantation, soon after the end of the Civil War." Reading the letter suggests several word pairs that might be interesting to submit to the Google Books Ngram Viewer.    The Ngram Viewer gives clues about the birth of words and phrases in the corpuses used; however, you must draw any conclusions with care. For example, checking the word pair {kempt, unkempt}, I anticipated finding that kempt is a back formation from unkempt. It isn't. Kempt came first, from the past participle of kemb: kembed. Kemb is an earlier spelling of comb. Noticing a spike in the use of kempt around 1925, I wondered why that had occurred. Checking quickly showed that Kempt is a proper name, which might account for the spike if one several prominent persons had the name. In addition, a given period may contain considerably more books in the corpus being processed than another period. That can readily account for more uses in one period than another.

e.g., "Dayton, Ohio,    August 7, 1865    To My Old Master, Colonel P.H. Anderson, Big Spring, Tennessee    Sir: I got your letter, and was glad to find that you had not forgotten Jourdon, and that you wanted me to come back and live with you again, promising to do better for me than anybody else can. I have often felt uneasy about you. I thought the Yankees would have hung you long before this, for harboring Rebs they found at your house. I suppose they never heard about your going to Colonel Martin's to kill the Union soldier that was left by his company in their stable. Although you shot at me twice before I left you, I did not want to hear of your being hurt, and am glad you are still living. It would do me good to go back to the dear old home again, and see Miss Mary and Miss Martha and Allen, Esther, Green, and Lee. Give my love to them all, and tell them I hope we will meet in the better world, if not in this. I would have gone back to see you all when I was working in the Nashville Hospital, but one of the neighbors told me that Henry intended to shoot me if he ever got a chance.    I want to know particularly what the good chance is you propose to give me. I am doing tolerably well here. I get twenty-five dollars a month, with victuals and clothing; have a comfortable home for Mandy -- the folks call her Mrs. Anderson -- and the children -- Milly, Jane, and Grundy -- go to school and are learning well. The teacher says Grundy has a head for a preacher. They go to Sunday school, and Mandy and me attend church regularly. We are kindly treated. Sometimes we overhear others saying, 'Them colored people were slaves' down in Tennessee. The children feel hurt when they hear such remarks; but I tell them it was no disgrace in Tennessee to belong to Colonel Anderson. Many darkeys would have been proud, as I used to be, to call you master. Now if you will write and say what wages you will give me, I will be better able to decide whether it would be to my advantage to move back again.    "As to my freedom, which you say I can have, there is nothing to be gained on that score, as I got my free papers in 1864 from the Provost-Marshal-General of the Department of Nashville. Mandy says she would be afraid to go back without some proof that you were disposed to treat us justly and kindly; and we have concluded to test your sincerity by asking you to send us our wages for the time we served you. This will make us forget and forgive old scores, and rely on your justice and friendship in the future. I served you faithfully for thirty-two years, and Mandy twenty years. At twenty-five dollars a month for me, and two dollars a week for Mandy, our earnings would amount to eleven thousand six hundred and eighty dollars. Add to this the interest for the time our wages have been kept back, and deduct what you paid for our clothing, and three doctor's visits to me, and pulling a tooth for Mandy, and the balance will show what we are in justice entitled to. Please send the money by Adams's Express, in care of V. Winters, Esq., Dayton, Ohio. If you fail to pay us for faithful labors in the past, we can have little faith in your promises in the future. We trust the good Maker has opened your eyes to the wrongs which you and your fathers have done to me and my fathers, in making us toil for you for generations without recompense. Here I draw my wages every Saturday night; but in Tennessee there was never any pay-day for the negroes any more than for the horses and cows. Surely there will be a day of reckoning for those who defraud the laborer of his hire.    In answering this letter, please state if there would be any safety for my Milly and Jane, who are now grown up, and both good-looking girls. You know how it was with poor Matilda and Catherine. I would rather stay here and starve -- and die, if it come to that -- than have my girls brought to shame by the violence and wickedness of their young masters. You will also please state if there has been any schools opened for the colored children in your neighborhood. The great desire of my life now is to give my children an education, and have them form virtuous habits.    Say howdy to George Carter, and thank him for taking the pistol from you when you were shooting at me.    From your old servant,    Jourdon Anderson."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

vid - Either a video or a video recorder.

e.g., Mum, set the vid for Stargate. (This does not work as no human over 18 can use a vid.)

submitted by wackadoo

vidcap - Video capture. Still image captured from videotape of live broadcast using computer software. Elision of video capture.

e.g., Those vidcaps from "World's Tiniest Bikinis" were awesome.

submitted by Pat Powers

videho - Women who are dressed provocatively and dance provocatively in the background of music videos.

e.g., Check out *'s latest video on MTV. More videhos than you can shake a stick at.

submitted by BoShellecta

video game eye - The affliction you have when you have been playing a computer game too long and can still see it playing in front of your eyes even after you stop. Will often cause involuntary eye movements in an attempt to dodge imaginary foes.

e.g., You'd better drive--I have serious video game eye.

submitted by Adam Leslie

videocracy - The power of visual images in shaping contemporary societies; the crucial impact of television, cinema, internet, and advertising on public opinion, political affairs, market strategies, etc.

e.g., Ideocracy is dead--the so-called communist countries are communist no longer. Was it the power of democratic ideals or American-style videocracy that ended the communist dream? Perhaps videocracy has become an indispensable part of democracy in the media age.

submitted by Mikhail Epstein - (www)

vidiot - A child of any age who spends all of his or her time sitting in front of a monitor playing video games.

e.g., Davideo was a vidiot.

submitted by George L. Kelly

vidlio - This is a little video sent by a friend.

e.g., I sent a vidlio to my mom to wish her happy birthday.

submitted by Jim Joyce - (www)

vieteran - Vietnam veteran.

e.g., My vieteran uncle took time out to explain to me what happened when he was overseas.

submitted by Jerome

viewbicle - Cubicle with a view.

e.g., Bob got the corner viewbicle.

submitted by greaseman

viewie - A very attractive girl who is present, a viewable female, pleasing to the eye

e.g., You just missed a viewie walking by.

submitted by Jake Harris

viewstalgia - Thinking things looked better in the past, or a desire to see things from the past.

e.g., Bob realized when he saw her again that his idea of her being cute was just a severe case of viewstalgia.

submitted by ds hendler - (www)

viewtiful - From the game Viewtiful Joe: more than just beautiful, stylish, or amazing.

e.g., G, your suit is just viewtiful.

submitted by Gargomon251

vifi - Acronym: Very Important Food Item.

e.g., Pizza is a VIFI.

submitted by Rick Palm

vig - 1. Fixed amount of money necessary to maintain a home or lifestyle. 2. Short for "vigorish," used in gambling. When wagering on a bet, you lay a certain amount of money to win a smaller amount of money. The difference between what is wagered and what is won is called the vig. This vig is one of the ways a bookie makes his money. 3. High percentage of interest owed to a loan shark. 4. Tribute paid to a crime boss. Less common uses: 5. Vagina (slang used in the South). 6. Also known as juice. 7. Sometimes used to mean "pure profit."

e.g., What's the vig, Vinnie? His vig virtually killed him. His bookie takes only 3% juice.

submitted by bfilm

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