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  • agoyatis from [1] - Original text in [2] ← b.g.c. suggests this is a re-Hellenized variant of agoyate/agoyat, which seems to be the Greek equivalent of a sherpa.
  • agripanes ← b.g.c. suggests this is a plural of a word kind of faun or faun-like creature, but I can't find the singular. All the g.b.c. hits are from Rabelais, Garantua and Pantagruel and Geo. Perec, apparently repeating the same list of mythical creatures in the same order. DCDuring 23:11, 7 December 2007 (UTC)


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  • cacopia - looks like it should mean dystopia (see caco-), but nothing viable in Google or G.Books. Equinox 15:32, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Caliban Character from William Shakespear's play 'The Tempest'. Servent of Prospero and Shakespear's take on 'the noble savage'.
  • Callippic, Calippic, callippic, calippic
  • carrick — a word preferred by Nabokov for greatcoat. | Confirmed: "little hairy Pushkin in a fur carrick" (Invitation to a Beheading) but not in e.g. Chambers. Equinox 22:04, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
  • catch by surprise
  • cessel (possibly a scanno of vessel)
  • chain gang choir - see also chain gang
  • check is in the mail -- checked the idiom list; it is not there. | UK has the cheque is in the post; but I think this isn't ever a figure of speech, just a literal sentence. Equinox 21:47, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Churd--Pronounced similar to shard, with more of a ch sound. It is a sexual word meaning chunky sperm. It is like having potato salad come out the end of your penis. EX Verb:I just churded after I saw that hot woman. EX Noun:That churd is all over the walls. Past Tense:Churded-Present tense:Churding-Future Tense:Will churd. Similar to most other words in making plural and such. —This comment was unsigned. ← This doesn't seem to meet our criteria for inclusion; I can't find any evidence of use. Interestingly, there seems to be some use of churd (with a lowercase-C) as a variant of turd; that might warrant an entry. —RuakhTALK 14:11, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
  • clagnut -- apparently a dingleberry (clinging piece of faeces); compare claggy. Equinox 21:41, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
  • clatch
  • colopatiron--An angel who unlocks prison gates, we can appeal to this sacred being when we are struggling for freedom or independence of any kind: economic, creative, spiritual or psychological.
  • come to hand- I'm not really sure but I think it means something to do with getting or obtaining something--50 Xylophone Players talk 12:50, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
    Seems to be mostly UK usage: something received is something come to hand. Used in the US in connection with horses: a horse that comes to hand is one that performs very well. --Una Smith 02:40, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
  • commutative justice -- neither commutative nor justice is much help as of 2008-01-31. defines it as "Commutative justice is that virtue whose object it is to render to every one what belongs to him, as nearly as may be, or that which governs contracts. To render commutative justice, the judge must make an equality between the parties, that no one may be a gainer by another's loss." See also request in [D 2008] for related word pair distributive justice. N2e 18:33, 31 January 2008 (UTC)
  • comp has three additional definitions that are not included on the page. 1.) In the design field, a comp is a preliminary design, sketch, or mockup, short for comprehensive, synonym with dummy. We showed the client the comp. May also be used in verb form: comp, comps, comped, comping: We will comp it for the client. She comps ads for a living. I comped the web page. He is comping the layout. 2.) In visual design and photography, a comp is an image composed of multiple separate parts. It is especially used as a verb in image manipulation, to add elements to an image: He comped in our product on the photo of the table. She comps furniture into photos well. They are comping elements into the photo using Photoshop. 3.) In publishing/prepress/printing, a comp is a colour separation file which contains all of the colour information, and can be printed either as a combined file, or separated individual colour plates. Short for composite.
  • con carne - not english, translates to "with meat"
  • contravariance and covariance as computing terms, relating to return types and parameter types in programming. Rather hard to define, or I'd attempt it myself. 01:17, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
  • collection of water
  • co-optative, co-optive
  • cooster 'a worn-out libertine'
  • counterfigure
  • couple blocks - distance varying from roughly 500 feet to perhaps 3000 feet, particularly in Boston
  • crime against nature
  • cross reactivity, cross-reactivity, crossreactivity
  • con-goer – someone who goes to a convention/conference -- isn't this a simple "sum of parts"? Otherwise we'd need opera-goer, theatre-goer, etc. 01:18, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Credibility gap coined during the Vietnam War
  • cryoelectronics


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  • dead-set: We have dead set against (but not dead set on). Equinox 13:26, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • destroke Verb, seems to mean to shorten the stroke of an engine so it can be used in a different racing class. derate.
  • discomgoogolation — A feeling of stress and anxiety suffered by people who are unable to use Google when the want to. Widely quoted in the media in the past couple of days (11,000 Google hits), clearly as the result of a press release. Quote: "Broadband has meant we have entered a culture of instant answers. [...] When people are unable to get online, discomgoogolation takes over." — Dr David Lewis, psychologist. Seems to be a nonce term (and a badly formed one as well; "com" is usually "con" before a "g", and surely that should be "google" in the middle - "discongooglation" would be a coinage that fits better with the usual rules of construction of English words) — whether it catches on we shall see. Possibly (my theory) modelled after discombobulation. — Paul G 16:34, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
  • distributive justice -- widely used in Political Science, Economics and Sociology literatures. See also, and compare to, "C 2008" request for commutative justice N2e 04:40, 11 February 2008 (UTC) See w:Distributive justice.
  • doomer A pessimistic person (doom + -er). — In Susie Dent's Words of the Year as quoted in the Daily Mail on 2 October 2008. — Paul G 15:52, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
  • drop top = convertible (car)?
  • druzey, adjective in mineralogy describing crystals? Equinox 13:24, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • dursen't - A form of durst, as in "I dursen't do that" => "I dare not do that". [5], [6], [7], [8], etc... Womble 03:43, 6 August 2008 (UTC)


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  • fatique - not just a misspelt fatigue? --Duncan MacCall 21:53, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
  • felth – the power of feeling in the fingers
  • -fid
  • filials
  • foot-piping - "John would not have been surprised to see a goat foot-piping his way among the trees..." F Scott Fitzgerald: The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, chapter V, § 1 --Duncan MacCall 21:09, 7 November 2008 (UTC) This is an interesting error: it refers to a Rupert Brooke poem ("To glimpse a Naiad's reedy head, Or hear the Goat-foot piping low"); we can tell this because the passage you partially quote also mentions a nymph. So your author has mistaken "Goat-foot piping" (= the god Pan playing his pipe) for a "goat foot-piping" (nonsense). Equinox 18:34, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
  • fredgazim - as in I just had a fredgazim... only googles are at urban dictionary, usage recently heard on Jay Leno Show and SNL —This comment was unsigned. ← I'm guessing this is a misspelling of Fredgasm; see [[Fred]], [[-gasm]. —RuakhTALK 15:26, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
  • frenchise —This comment was unsigned. Google Books results suggest a dated form of franchise. Equinox 22:04, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
  • fricken - should be fucking and/or fucken euphemistic substitutes. (Wayne Roberson, Austin, Texas 04:45, 19 June 2008 (UTC) said: this probably is the same as friggen. Frigge was the Norse goddess of sensual love, and her name is immortalized in the pagan weekday name Friday.) Also fricking or frickin'Michael Z. 2008-08-08 14:48 z
  • from what I understand - Google hits: 2,380,000. I'd this is just a few words being used literally in a phrase. 09:24, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  • fromager something like cheese make or cheese expert


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  • garmento (clothing manufacturer?)
  • gaybo A person that is very gay —This comment was unsigned. "Gay" in what sense? Merry, homosexual or uncool? Presumably the second one, I don't see how someone can be "very" gay, unless you mean "very effeminate", which is not the same thing. — Paul G 15:58, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Gehenna Valley of Hinnom's son, biblical.
  • get back on track get back - on track - back on track
  • give some slack, give a little slack —This comment was unsigned. The usual phrase is cut someone some slack. — Paul G 15:58, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
  • glen-plaid - glen plaid
  • GLP lab equipment —This comment was unsigned. Does not look idiomatic to me. — Paul G 15:58, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
  • good medicine
  • goum
  • graig some kind of geographical term, or administrative area, or slang; also used: "wet" graig / "dry" graig - possibly Irish - definitely not English
    don't have access to the full article but a google search on "dry graig" gives the following from the Irish Independent that looks like a definition: "Kilbride was also listed in the council's draft plan as a "dry graig", a small settlement where pipe sewerage facilities will be difficult to provide." This usage looks highly likely Irish. Graig is also an electoral district and parish in Newport, Wales, and a person's name. Also possibly slang.
    I'm fairly sure graig is Welsh for rock (compare the personal name Craig, which has that meaning). I've not heard it in English. 18:42, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
    Yes, it is Welsh for rock (as in a street name I saw there: Y Graig, The Rock). Not adding it because I don't understand Welsh plurals etc. 02:19, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
  • graum
  • Greria (plant)
  • gribley appears to be British slang, meaning someone who isn't a member of the townie subculture. As used here (warning: spoiler for Doctor Who) [9]. —This comment was unsigned. ← Note that it's capitalized in that cite. I'm guessing this is a reference to Sam Gribley, the protagonist of the novel My Side of the Mountain. —RuakhTALK 00:03, 17 May 2008 (UTC) Could be related to grebo. 00:27, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
  • guffhead - guff

G 2008

  • glamping Camping in luxury (blend of "glam" and "camping") — In Susie Dent's Words of the Year as quoted in the Daily Mail on 2 October 2008. — Paul G 15:58, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
  • globus major, globus minor
  • good spirits -- Google: 1,420,000. Phrases: to be in good spirits, to be a source of good spirits. Quotation: "Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits." R. L. Stephenson —This comment was unsigned. So we should probably have in good spirits and source of good spirits as the entries. — Paul G 16:00, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
  • graffer slang for a graffiti artist? — Paul G 08:52, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
  • grave dancing
  • grey theory (a statistics method used to analyze data with incomplete information), like fuzzy logic; this could allude to a verbatim translation of the german idiom "Grau ist alle Theorie" which means that theory is rather boring as compared to hands on stuff. The idiom is commonly used to mark that closure is achieved for the theoretical stuff and that the practical application will follow. If the term is from a scientific article by a German, this term should be ignored by wiktionary.


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  • ikat - fabrice from woven tie-died yarn
  • I'll see you in hell; I'll see you in Hell; see you in hell; see you in Hell; see in Hell; see someone in hell
  • IBMology I would have thought that this should be a parallel to kremlinology, viz a method to analyse public information about/from IBM and draw conclusions about the inner workings and intentions of IBM as a company. However, a search with Google reveals a use in a 1955 book review by S.M. Miller in The Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Autumn, 1956), pp. 611-613, (review of Daniel Bell: The New Radical Right) in which the word seems to be used differently.
  • imaginitis - inflammation -itis of the imagination?
  • in and of, and/or in and of itself. —RuakhTALK 07:23, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
  • -induced - existing is just a redirection - dougher 01:27, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
  • infoporn - neologism, information overload for fun, usually in a geeky context.
  • information touchpoint n (business jargon) touchpoint
  • inhibitous - inhomogeneous, inhomogeneity, high spirits, in her own mind, in her right mind.
  • irroration - Webster 1913 gives (obsolete) "The act of bedewing; the state of being moistened with dew." Wikipedia "Glossary of Lepidopteran terms" defines irrorated as "old term used usually to indicate a sprinkling of scales interspersed among scales typically of a different colour." Etymology of root is Latin ros (pl roris), dew.

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  • jackshow from [10]
  • jackpile- noun. a derivitive expletive taking from "jackass" and "pile of sh--". Often used by fathers attempting to decrease use of more profane expletives. —This comment was unsigned. ← Neither google books:jackpile nor google groups:jackpile gives any evidence of this sense. I doubt it meets our criteria for inclusion. —RuakhTALK 00:15, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Japie - noun (also adjective), usually found in the plural Japies. Jocular, sometimes mildly derogatory, term for South Africans, used in Australia and New Zealand. From the common South African first name. Used in similar contexts to the word pom for English people.

J 2008

  • jaw-jaw - from Macquarie Dictionary - talking at legth, generally to no useful purpose.--Richardb 23:30, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
  • jibble - used as a verb or noun, can specify any arbitrary action or thing "A deliberate experiment in tracking the spread of a near-meaningless word", links to "Jibble is a word that I have been using for quite a few years now." Seems like one person's joke. Equinox 19:32, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
  • jingle mail The practice of posting one's house keys back to the mortgage company because of negative equity or inability to pay mortgage investments. — In Susie Dent's Words of the Year as quoted in the Daily Mail on 2 October 2008. — Paul G 16:02, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
  • jug; jugg (verb) to have sex with; US, 1965: "There were few women around the neighborhood that Jonny wanted to jugg and didn’t jugg, even if they were married." — Claude Brown, Manchild in the Promised Land, 1965, Sex Slang, Tom Dalzell and Terry Victor, 2008, 0-415-37180-5, p97
  • juggalo (male), juggalette (female) = follower of the band w:Insane Clown Posse; see w:juggalo. Juggalo at least may be worth an entry because it has appeared in a handful of books (even books not about music) and been mentioned on TV news, etc. Equinox 22:51, 7 November 2008 (UTC)


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  • kazook (noun) A specific video game, but I did find one page quoting Chuck Yeager (in The Right Stuff, 1983): "I said you need lab rabbits to curl up in your damn capsule. With its heart going pitter-patter. And a wire up the kazook. I don't hold with it." Equinox 18:50, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
  • kill the exam - to pass the exam with flying colours or with no difficulty at all. I suspect a sense of kill analogous to knock 'em dead rather than a specific idiomatic phrase. 18:46, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
  • kirkyan - scanno for kirkyard, kirk yard ? DCDuring TALK 16:59, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
  • krypt (adj)

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  • kankedort, an awkward situation —This comment was unsigned. e.g. Chaucer "Was Troylus nought [not] in a kankedort...?" Equinox 00:50, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Kiavah — The name of a wilderness area in Southern California, Need pronunciation for the article also please —w:User:Marcia Wright
  • kilikiti, kirikiti
  • Kindling or kindling, as a verb, may soon need a new verb sense: having read a book on a Kindle electronic reading device. I've run into expressions like "I just finished Kindling the book..." a couple of times in recent weeks. Google is beginning to show hits for this use of the verb, and not as lighting a fire. I suspect it doesn't yet meet criteria for inclusion but thought I'd list it here for someone who knows how to do a "part of speech" Google search better than I. N2e 17:25, 28 June 2008 (UTC)
  • kinnear - may belong on WT:LOP for all I know
  • kinslayer mentioned more than once in George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire"; somebody who slays his kin? —This comment was unsigned. Yes, but it's fiction/fantasy (and a relatively popular song by the band Nightwish!); the usual English for this is parricide. Equinox 00:55, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
  • drink the Kool-Aid (we have Kool-Aid, see w:Kool-Aid)
  • krump and inflections; see w:krumping Equinox 23:11, 7 November 2008 (UTC)


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P 2007

I have just added a sense to play covering "play hard-to-get" etc. The way I read the passage you've quoted, it is that sense plus cute as in "clever; shrewd". The general is being crafty by refusing to give a date of resignation. Equinox 16:14, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

P 2008

  • parallel import-- I have a gut feeling that this is not SOP but I'm not sure. If it is SOP then please adjust 並行輸入 thusly and leave a message on my talk page.--50 Xylophone Players talk 15:16, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
  • partial noun sense (currently have adj)
  • pandrogynous -- a relationship seen as being between two bodies for the same personality, rather than between two different people, including surgical changes to appear more like each other. 5/10/2008
  • Pantagruelism -- Apparently related to philosophy called the Pantagruel Code: "Social decency and good conduct show themselves most unmistakably in a readiness to spare others of shame and to preserve their dignity." source cited to a 1932 essay by the title of "Pantagruelism" by Albert Jay Nock, in Charles H. Hamilton (ed), The State of the Union: Essays on Social Criticism (Indianapolis: Liberty Press, 1991). I could not locate the essay online but found a wealth of mentions of the term on Google Books; see e.g., [17] The term was also cited to H.L Mencken Notes on Democracy 1926, pp. 172-175, and Minority Report (pp. 231, 233, 211). N2e 21:59, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Pantagruel is a character in an important early English novel. --Una Smith 03:21, 21 October 2008 (UTC)


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  • QQ (Crying eyes,internet slang)


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  • ramrod as Verb, I think it means something like to drive or cause to go through or happen.
  • rebuttable and its opposite irrebuttable; they seem to have a specific legal meaning. Equinox 00:59, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
  • recooperate seems to be recooper with the -ate suffix added, or a common mispelling of recuperate, if you don't believe it is right, do a google search for it or search on wikipedia, you will get results. WARNING: this one may gray the line of what IS and ISNT considered correct, so I suggest anyone who does an entry on it cite several sources of use.
  • retrosnub V. difficult to define! See [18] for an example.
  • roughspun: stumbled upon it in George R. R. Martin's sample chapter of "A Dance with Dragons" ("robe of brown roughspun") (be careful if googling this term to see if it is common: it's an adjective in the game Everquest so add -everquest to the google query. About three-quarters of the hits drop out when you do).
  • rompler A noun referring to a synth/keyboard that basically plays back ROM samples. There is an article on wikipedia.


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  • under the bus (as in the recent American slang term "to throw someone under the bus"--i.e., to cast them aside) —This comment was unsigned. Is this ever found outside this phrase? If not, then we need only have throw someone under the busPaul G 13:10, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
  • underlayer
  • undo-plasty Surgery to rectify bodged cosmetic procedures (undo + -plasty). — In Susie Dent's Words of the Year as quoted in the Daily Mail on 2 October 2008. — Paul G 16:23, 4 October 2008 (UTC) I like this! Presumably a facetious alteration of endoplasty. There are 600+ results on Google, some from major newspapers, but so far they all seem to be self-consciously defining the term. I'd like to see it used casually before we add it. Equinox 22:34, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
  • urban furniture
  • uneath Means difficult, rhymes with "month"!


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  • warly - warily (Middle English) and warlike (Burns) (It was used here)
  • weakside: something in sports? Equinox 02:39, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
  • wool sunglasses said in the jack johnson song, "sleep through the static." (This was probably created for the nonce; is there any evidence that this has usage outside the song? — Paul G 10:10, 24 August 2008 (UTC))
  • WWYSTM - A internet slang term for why would you shoot the monkey, often meaning why would you say that or why would you kill him (gameing) —This unsigned comment was added by Dude77723 (talkcontribs) 21:44, 14 July 2008 (UTC). ← I think someone has played a joke on you: Google WWYSTM (BooksGroupsScholarNews Archive) pulls up absolutely nothing. —RuakhTALK 01:06, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Walmer-style - (adj) the hardest type of working style possible. | Would be an adj, not a verb; seems made up. Equinox 12:46, 20 October 2008 (UTC) Walmer-style was first coined by students at Trine University in Angola, Indiana in homage to Jon Walmer - an employee and coach at the venerable institution.
  • whangee
  • where once - Is this supposed to mean anything other than the obvious (which isn't a dictionary phrase)? Equinox 03:21, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
  • whale away (found on Quoting the complete paragraph: "You do still have one other option: You can use a hosted service to do the testing for you. You supply the URL, and they show what that URL looks like on a variety of platforms. You lose the ability to really whale away on a site from your own test machine, but you get access to quite a broad array of platforms for very little cost—and sometimes for no cost at all."


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  • YouTube divorce An acrimonious marriage break-up in which a spouse airs their former partner's dirty laundry on YouTube. — In Susie Dent's Words of the Year as quoted in the Daily Mail on 2 October 2008. — Paul G 16:24, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
  • yumberry, a marketing term for the Chinese fruit Myrica rubra in drinks etc. Ety possibly influenced by the sound of its Chinese name, yangmei. 17:09, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
  • yuck it up —This comment was unsigned. Do you mean suck it up? — Paul G 16:24, 4 October 2008 (UTC) No. It can mean "laugh repeatedly" ("Folks, get ready to yuck it up!") or it can mean "tell jokes or funny stories" ("The millionaire was yucking it up with the politicians at his party."). The latter is often used to implicitly pass judgement on the subject's ethics or morality.


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  • zoot (something to do with illegal drugs. zooted may mean drugged).
  • zimmer frame (unsure about capitalisation and spacing; possibly a trademark) Equinox 13:13, 12 November 2008 (UTC)