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tailor - Tailor-made. A pre-rolled, factory-made cigarette as opposed to(and presumably better than) one which is self-made and hand-rolled.

e.g., Hey, can I bum a tailor? These rollies are killing me.

submitted by Rastamon

taint or perineum - The area of the body between the anus and the testicles or vagina. No other words will be accepted for this body part. Read the guidelines: RTG. British equivalent: tizzent. Note: The word perineum has nothing to do with the Latin word perorationem -- although both words have to do with ends.

e.g., The area of the body between the anus and the balls is called the perineum -- or the taint, because it t'aint either. | Taint misbehavin'? Acting up? Seek psychiatric help immediately.

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tais - Gender-neutral third person singular adjective of possession. To be used to refer to things belonging to an individual whose gender is androgyne, uncertain, or complicated, or to a hypothetical person whose gender is irrelevant. Please see also te, ta, tai, taself.

e.g., Sabin wants the Gender Workbook back; it's tais.

submitted by entitything

tajmahtoilet - a very expensive bathroom remodeling project.

e.g., The contractor's clients purchased $90 per square foot imported tile for their tajmahtiolet renovation.

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tajunga - Ta-HUN-ga. An exceptionally well-built woman who tends to wear a lot of makeup, expensive clothes, manicure, and hairdo. Coined by a former resident of Tajunga, California, who claimed all women of that town looked and dressed the part.

e.g., After his divorce from a plain-Jane, Joe only dated tajungas.

submitted by Ted Weeks

taka - Takashimaya, a popular Japanese department store.

e.g., Let's go to taka today.

submitted by Rachelle

takagistic - Used by Formula One fans to describe someone who often skids off track. Word commemorates former Formula One driver Tora Takagi.

e.g., Michael knew he was having a Takagistic weekend when he spun off the road for the second time in \ two laps.

submitted by Wycco

take it to the holiday! - Forget about it, man!

e.g., Ryan (a little on the depressed side): Josh and I broke my little action figure last night. We were trying to interchange his hand, and his arm busted off. I was sad. Nicky: Awww, I'm sorry. You can always buy another one. Take it to the holiday!

submitted by Nicky Ubben

take me up - Judge talk. "If you don't like my ruling, you can appeal." Is there an appeal process for rejected submittals? Not in this life.

e.g., I've ruled on the law and that's it. If you don't like it, take me up.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

take out - Much in the news since Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa used the verb phrase to introduce the President of the United States in a Labor Day speech. Democrats may claim Hoffa was referring to taking Tea Partiers out on a date, while Republicans are likely to claim Hoffa had violence in mind, and that he meant something along the lines of destroy or kill.    There's a good discussion of the meaning of "take out" at, Language Discussion Forums » Word Origins and Meanings: take out (kill, destroy, …):   Toby Harnden, the Daily Telegraph's US Editor, blogs about the continuing vitriolic rhetoric in US politics with "Will Barack Obama condemn Joe Biden and Jimmy Hoffa for calling Republicans 'barbarians' and 'son of a bitches'." Given that we've had a revolution and a civil war on this side of the pond, I'm sure there have been times in our political history when the words have been more heated than they are now. Nevertheless, they're the worst I've seen in my short life.

e.g., "President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these sons of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong," Hoffa added.

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take stock in - Respect, whose opinion I respect, whose judgment I respect, trust. . . .

e.g., "Every politician I take stock in. . . ." "Hold on. Sorry to interrupt. But . . . politicians you take stock in? Surely you jest. You gotta be kidding. There's not a politician alive you can trust." "Well, I would have been speaking in relative terms, of course. If you had let me finish."

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take the grenade - To hit on the ugly girl in a group so your friends can get with her attractive friends. (Comes from jumping on the grenade so it doesn't blow up your pals.)

e.g., Cecil: They're all fine -- except that one. Bob: Don't worry bro, I'll take the grenade.

submitted by jeff

take the mickey - Michael Quinion Q From Lisa Russell-Pinson: While I was an exchange student in England, I heard the phrase to take the Mickey, meaning ‘to tease’. Do you know where this expression comes from? Does it have something to do with disdain for the Irish? Is it a euphemism for to take the piss? A It is, yes. It dates from at least the 1930s in various forms; the oldest version recorded in print, from 1935, is to take the mike out of, as in this from a book with the title Cockney Cavalcade: “He wouldn’t let Pancake ‘take the mike’ out of him”. It’s said to have its origin in the rhyming slang to take the mickey bliss, that means to take the piss. Mickey as a diminutive form of Michael has been common for many years, but how it got together with “bliss” is unknown, so we’ve no idea whether it is a reference to an Irish Mick. As the form first recorded is already elliptical, either the rhyming slang is actually older than the 1930s or some other source has to be looked for. In the 1950s a mock-genteel version to extract the Michael became briefly fashionable.

e.g., What's really pathetic? Commenters who hide behind anonymity.

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takebacks - What happens when you break up with someone and then you get back together again, usually multiple times. Not complimentary.

e.g., I don't do takebacks -- they always end badly.

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takeshi - To fall in a humiliating manner. Possibly from Japanese actor and model Takeshi Kaneshiro.

e.g., Walter takeshied from the back of a giant frog.

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taking it in one - To be a real team player, or to give it all you've got. Term originated in the old days of Vaudeville, when the stage was divided into zones, Zone One being the closest to the footlights, and the audience as well.

e.g., Stanley: Christine's really taking it in one on this new project. I say we nominate her as spokeperson for us all! Group: Hear, hear!

submitted by Paul

taking the piss - Pulling someone's leg, putting them on. British origins. Also, ripping the piss, a superlative.

e.g., When Bob told me that the WTC towers were hit by hijacked terrorist airplanes, I thought he was taking the piss.

submitted by Dan

talanoa - The dialect you believe yourself to speak, such that when you are placed in what you consider a formal situation you almost automatically begin to approximate the speech pattern. | By extension, the social group with which your beliefs resonate -- e.g., liberal, African-American, entrepreneur, hacker, etc. From the Hindi "idle chit-chat for the sake of social coherence."

e.g., Usually you can't hear from Meg's accent that she's an Australian, but when someone mistakes her for an American, her talanoa yanks on her so hard she sounds like Steve Irwin. | "Hendrix, Creedence, Arlo Guthrie? What kind of a collection is this?" "Be kind to my talanoa, man, I'm a baby boomer -- Woodstock was, like, the symbol of our generation."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

talearect - /TAL-e-a-rect; the first syllable rhymes with the man's name Hal/ To correct (criticize) excessively or abusively. [From Latin talea: rod or stake, + rectum.]

e.g., That jerk still talearects people even though his wife left him, his son ran away from home, and he can't figure out why his subordinates hate him.

submitted by Dr. Dan Muldoon

talent - Describing a place or situation in which there are many good looking women.

e.g., "Boy, there sure is some talent here tonight."

submitted by Rob Reienrt

talkabout - The point in a conversation where the person talking ignores the proper protocol of fair exchange and goes on a seemingly endless verbal journey. From the aboriginal word for journey, "walkabout." (Some of these people end up in politics and some on talk shows. They also tend to overtalk.)

e.g., I knew I was doomed to be late when, speaking about her grandchildren, she went on a talkabout.

submitted by Carlos I. Medina

talkin' out my mouth again - Talking without thinking what you are saying, saying something stupid, putting foot in mouth.

e.g., There I go, talking out my mouth again.

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talkin-it-up-a-bit - A story that is a little too hard to believe.

e.g., Mark: I met this hot and beautiful chick and she immediately fell for me. Dee: I think you're talkin-it-up-a-bit, Markie.

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talking head - "A talker on television who talks directly into the cameras and whose upper body [and head are] all that is shown on the screen." The term is rarely (if ever) used as a compliment. Don Quixote and The Talking Head.

e.g., I've reached the point where talking heads more often than not make me want to scream blue murder.

submitted by HD Fowler

talking out my ass - not really knowing about what you're talking about, but talking about it anyway and trying to sound as if you know exactly what you're saying.

e.g., when i got to talking about being knowledgeable about the rooms and compartments in the titanic, i was just talking out my ass to impress that girl.

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talking woman - In burlesque, a chorus girl or stripper who could also be counted on to deliver lines.

e.g., Mom was a talking woman back in the day.

submitted by HD Fowler

talkintuitive - A descriptor of someone comfortable with or adept at conversation, someone "easy to talk to."

e.g., After we got to know each other over a couple of drinks, she was talkintuitive, so I thought I'd ask her back to my place.

submitted by Andy Eddy

talkitate - Speaking using bad grammar.

e.g., I have a tendency to talkitate.

submitted by Ian Morrison

talknical - Topics of discourse or conversation involving words and meanings that relate only to specific, often obscure, technical areas. This format is used both to enhance an aura of exclusivity and superiority for those conversant in the field as well as to reinforce a hopeless feeling of inadequacy for those unintelligent enough to be unfamiliar with the subject.

e.g., Modern law allows only three defenses against a charge of murder: insanity, self-defense, and being forced to endure three hours of a talknical discussion.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

talko - A "typo" is an error when typing; therefore, an error in voice recognition software should be called a "talko"...a nd for added amusement it resembles the word "taco." Maybe in the future the emoji of an actual 🌮 will be used in place of the word.

e.g., I could hardly understand what she was saying in her text because it had so many tacos.

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