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abecedarian insult - An insult that includes a word starting with every letter of the alphabet, in alphabetical (or abecedarian) order. The example was found at Caught at Work Productions, and comes from The Superior Person’s Book of Words, by Peter Bowler, 1985. {ED. Nota bene: Just because you don't have the book doesn't mean you're not a superior person.) Abecedarian: (noun) one who is just learning; a beginner; (adj.) elementary. Abecedarian poem — a poem having verses beginning with the successive letters of the alphabet.

e.g., "It takes a very special skill to insult someone alphabetically. This type of insult is known as an abecedarian insult. I provide an example below. 'Sir, you are an apogenous, bovaristic, coprolalial, dasypygal, excerebrose, facinorous, gnathonic, hircine, ithyphallic, jumentous, kyphotic, labrose, mephitic, napiform, oligophrenial, papuliferous, quisquilian, rebarbative, saponaceous, thersitical, unguinous, ventripotent, wlatsome, xylocephalous, yirning zoophyte.' "This is translated thus: "'Sir, you are an impotent, conceited, obscene, hairy-buttocked, brainless, wicked, toadying, goatish, indecent, stable-smelling, hunchbacked, thick-lipped, stinking, turnip-shaped, feeble-minded, pimply, trashy, repellant, smarmy, foul-mouthed, greasy, gluttonous, loathsome, wooden-headed, whining, extremely low form of animal life.'"

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

abecidofugy - A discussion or conversation about a topic that most people would find irrelevant or utterly trivial.

e.g., James and Lee's conversation comparing the color of a giraffe's tongue to the color of a newly paved road was a complete abecidofugy.

submitted by Ed Jarosz

abeer! - Amen, usually as a type of thanks.

e.g., Paul: "I'll get the next round of sodas." Group (in unision): "Abeer!"

submitted by Eric Slater

abella - Someone who "owns" everything possible.

e.g., That abella rules at Counter-strike.

submitted by erf

abené - An HD dictum (q,v).

e.g., It wasn't one of HD's abenés; it was not abené.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

aberzombie - One who wears only Abercrombie & Fitch clothing. (ED. Don't Aberzombies tend to be mindless followers lacking individual personalities and taste?)

e.g., Trust me, you're not his type. He's only into other Aberzombies like himself.

submitted by Lester - (www)

abibliophobia - The Macmillan Dictionary: the fear of running out of things to read.

e.g., "What better respite from abibliophobia than working in a library?"

submitted by HD Fowler

abiontic - Possessing the quality of imparting ambience.

e.g., The incense and portmanteau (Say what?!) were so ambiontic, I thought I was on the French Riviera.

submitted by Bernard Levine

abisselfa - "A," by itself. The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form Here's an odd little word. An abisselfa was the letter "A" when that letter stood by itself within a word such as the "A" in able. When spelling this word, a true scholar would say, "A, by itself, A - b - l - e" and, over time, that first part condensed itself down into abisselfa in what was called "cumulative spelling" before disappearing from the scene altogether. Another example of this is the word ampersand which came from a condensing of "and, per se, and."

e.g., I swear on my mother's grave, officer, I've never used an abisselfa before tonight. And I wouldn't have done it then except for peer pressure. Let me off with a warning and I promise I'll never do it again.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

ablative - (pronounced to rhyme with lab-the-give; n.) mass transit (e.g., busses, street cars, subways, light rail, etc.---but not planes or boats). [from the word_bus_, originally the last syllable of the latin_omnibus_'for all' (it was a dative, but it's also the ablative form, and "ablative" is more fun to say).

e.g., When auto commuting becomes too stressful, I like to take a break and ride the ablative.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

able oboe easy queen - (n.) 1. Acronym in military phonetic for "Advanced Ordnance and Equipment," referring to any next-level weaponry or protective armor or other gear; 2. Any TV show that shows, demonstrates, or otherwise lauds some military-scientific breakthrough. [From the words used for A, O, E, and Q in the old Joint-Army-Navy ("JAN") alphabet radio code (promulgated in 1941).]

e.g., The development of radar back in the 30s was a real Able Oboe Easy Queen. So was the invention of wire guided antitank missiles, stealth technology, the vulcan cannon, and attack drones.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

abluprius - To be "gay," to act in a gay manner. A response to someone saying something "gay" instead of actually using the word. Jeff Dunham mentions a blue Prius in his comedy routine and calls it "gay."

e.g., You know, when you say that, you're being abluprius.

submitted by Kimberly Raiser - (www)

abm - Anti-Boyfriend Mechanism. The feeling one experiences when his boyfriend does something embarrassing or stupid and he wishes he wasn't dating him.

e.g., Jason gave me the worst ABM today. We were just sitting in the movies and he started ƒarting and then laughing.

submitted by natasha

abnatural - An obscene violation of what is natural.

e.g., McDonald's food, industrial pollution, and repression of happiness are all abnatural, screaming contradictions to healthy existence.

submitted by Heather Freedman

abnormous - Large to an absurd degree.

e.g., Look at the size of Chris's head. It's ... it's ... abnormous. To top it off -- so to speak -- he's bald and has a pony tail. What's his deal with wearing shorts year-round, anyway?

submitted by Chris Dunkel

abocus - A person who keeps tab of how many Aboriginal friends she has to show how racially accepting she is. Plural: aboci or abocuses.

e.g., Step to the rail. No, not you. The abocus to your left.

submitted by Dani Solomon

abode - A board. A piece of lumber used to build a structure.

e.g., Is that abode fence?

submitted by zcarp

abodeaceous - Of a glorious and affordable form of rental accomodation amidst otherwise overpriced and substandard rental abodes on the market. (Used by students and artists.)

e.g., A modern two-bedroom cottage, with a gorgeous bathroom, a good kitchen, courtyard and part-deck? Near to the city with off-street parking? For under $400? Abodeaceous.

submitted by Samara Mitchell

abomally - A unique or unusually severe violation of human values.

e.g., Putting ketchup on mint-chocolate-chip ice cream is an abomally.

submitted by steve

aboot - About. Used to emphasize Canadianess.

e.g., "You're Canadian?" "What are you talking aboot, eh?"

submitted by mike n - (www)

aborable - Exceptionally cute yet insufferably boring.

e.g., At first, I was pleasantly surprised by my blind date, but soon realized he was aborable when he continually turned the topic of conversation to his Michael Bolton collection.

submitted by chey

abortion - "Genocide in slow motion."

e.g., Racists should be delighted with the results of abortion over the last 40 years.

submitted by HD Fowler

abortional - To make an exceptionally poor attempt at something.

e.g., The striker had an abortional first half hour.

submitted by Tom Taylor

abra-kebabra - The inevitability that the kebab you are consuming at 3 am after one too many beers with your mates will reappear in the very near future.

e.g., We had almost made it home after a big night out. Suddenly, abra-kebabra. Right in the back seat of the car.

submitted by Kim

abracada - (n.) Someone who comes up with clever versions of _abracadabra_ in works of fiction. [from abracadabra + _da_ Celtic for 'father.']

e.g., JK Rowling is a well-known abracada: _avada kedavra_ is now known all over the world. Equally clever, however, in my estimation, is DM Cornish's _fabercadavery_ 'to create monsters from dead bodies' in his _Monster Blood Tattoo_ series.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

abracadabbler - An amateur magician.

e.g., No, that's not what we had in mind. We want a professional magician, not an abracadabbler.

submitted by Jonathan Caws-Elwitt - (www)

abracahadron - (n.) The hypothetical subatomic particle (a meson) thought to be the motive force behind “magic.” Like all mesons, the abracahadron is comprised of quark and antiquark (aka “snark,” q.v.) pairs. Unlike common mesons, however, the abracahadron appears to be comprised of two pairs of each, quark-snark-quark-snark. Common, “everyday,” “white” magic seems to derive from a “Charm” quark and a “Lucky” snark paired with a “Strange” quark and a “Funny” snark. Assuming this paradigm to be correct, a curse would be comprised of a “Down” quark and an “Out” snark paired with a “Bottom” quark and an “Ugly” snark. Illusions would be a “Top” quark and a “Sham” snark with a “Strange” quark and a “Funny” snark. The bizarre black-magic abracahadron has only one quark, “Up,” combined, inexplicably, with three snarks, “Ugly,” “Sham,” and “Out.” This horrific amalgam---generally existing as a plasma (in the rare occasions when available for study (a highly dangerous activity, which cannot be too strongly discouraged)) is often referred to as “Ugly-Up” gas.

e.g., “Aha! See! The cloud-chamber shows the collision, and decay, of hadrons -- in this case, abracahadrons” “What?! your silly magic particles?!” “Yes! And I have proof! … wait, this is bad.” “What is?” “These aren’t just abracahadrons: they’re ugly-up gas!” “What does that mean?” “Run!”

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

abracapocus - Hybrid of abracadabra and hocus pocus. Was used by Bugs Bunny when battling a vampire and he turned into a bat with a vampire's head.

e.g., Presto! Chango! Abracapocus! Hocuscadabra! A la peanut butter sandwiches!

submitted by Robert

abraham lincoln's doctor's dog - Also ALDD, or "Aldy." Descriptive term for a movie or show (or even a character) cobbled together from whatever's popular at the time. From Disney's Barefoot Executive (1971) -- Kurt Russell's character is trying to put together a successful TV show. He decides that since shows about Lincoln are popular, as are shows about doctors and shows about dogs, that a show about Lincoln's doctor's dog will be a hit.

e.g., Lost, for instance, despite its creativity (it's actually a pretty interesting show), is Survivor, plus ER or CSI, plus Law and Order, plus Over There. It is thus an Abraham Lincoln's Doctor's Dog show.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

abrakazappa - A secret word meaning "Open the door."

e.g., Hannah approached the door and exclaimed "Abrakazappa!" The door opened immediately.

submitted by Hannah Guidry

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