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aa - Bad, poor, less than expected. (Compare "pahoehoe.") Pronounced "ah-ah," with a break in the middle. From the Hawaiian word for a lava flow creating jagged, rough terrain.

e.g., "How was the movie?" "Aa; I don't need to see that again." | "You know, the skiing was great, but the rest of the vacation was just aa."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

aaa - Prefix, a way for ignorant people to get in the front of the phonebook.

e.g., AAA Storage brings you the best in storage capabilities. AAuto paint and body, just south of AAA Storage.

submitted by Aaron Marquis

aaaaa - Abbreviation for the renamed National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP; namely, American Association for the Advancement of African Americans. A new name for a new age, perhaps.

e.g., It might be possible to further abbreviate AAAAA to something like A5, or A x 5 … 5 As. The new name might or might not be agreeable to the many people concerned. (-: If not, tough.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

aaaaa fallacy - (n.) An informal logical fallacy (though a fairly common rhetorical strategy) in which the speaker decries some belief, position, or affiliation of an adversary by presenting it as an unthinkable abomination to be detested and abhorred by any right-thinking human being … to which every "right-thinking" person should respond with a collective gasp of horror or wordless scream: "aaaaa."

e.g., "You shouldn't sing 'this land is your land': Woody Guthrie was a communist!" "Oho, the aaaaa fallacy -- so what? Does the song cause people to become communists? … and on second thought, Kasparov was a communist, too. Should I avoid studying any of his chess moves?" | "Don't trust him! He thinks that God is an oak tree!" "Yes, so? The Hindi believe God is asleep; Islam, that He is alone; some Christians think Him incomprehensible; others, that he is a perfected Man with a Wife and a family (us); and some religions believe in gods or spirits within all things -- including trees. I don't see whatever it is that's making you panic here."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

aaaaadvertising - Naming your company something that starts with several a's in order to be first in the Yellow Pages.

e.g., I named my company Aaaaabakery so I could get some good aaaaadvertising placement.

submitted by Karen Littleton - (www)

aaah kabot! - Used by dream-induced bone-thru-the-nose natives to express anything and everything. It is their entire vocabulary.

e.g., So, I told the chieftain,"I can only drive my dad's car while looking down at the gadgetry on the dash. I just don't remember how far back it was when I passed the buoy wearing the slicker suit." To which he screamed in reply,"Aaah kabot!"

submitted by Steve Zihlavsky (credit to David Mock)

aaardvark - Person who has to be first, foremost, number one, etc. A desire to rise above others. Particularly to do so without effort, talent, etc.

e.g., 1. Chris is an aaardvark -- always trying to impress people. He'd have no supporters at all except that he always pays. 2. Zoe´s aaardvarkian manners alienated her from her friends.

submitted by A Bergman - (www)

aabar - To use sly, deceitful, or illegal tactics to occupy the first place in any ordered listing, esp. phone directories.

e.g., You will have to aabar well to rank higher in the dictionary than this.

submitted by TACD

aaboos - Abuse. Brummie translation of the Welsh.

e.g., You are aaboosing me, you naughty Welshman.

submitted by Sean

aaiight - All right. Used in times of intense emotion.

e.g., Dad: Son, get in there and clean your room. Son: Aaiight. I was just fixing to. Dad: Stop fixing and start doing.

submitted by msmallsman

aardfark - Mating call of an edentate mammal, of the genus Orycteropus, somewhat resembling a pig, common in some parts of southern Africa.

e.g., Even experts have difficulty distinguishing between the sound of an aardfark and an aargasm.

submitted by Pip Wilson - (www)

aardvark - The gel (usually silicon) insides from keyboard wrist guards. The name comes from the similarity of the gel to an aardvark's tongue. Can be used in a whip-like fashion to pick up large items from desks, the ground, or out of co-workers' hands.

e.g., *crack* Rats, Phil got me with the aardvark again.

submitted by simv

aardworm - Intestinal parasite -- primarily attacks the aardvark and aardwolf.

e.g., Thulogg, the great aardvark hunter, was cut down in his prime by the dreaded aardworm.

submitted by Ty Evans

aarqeunaamaaei - Arch-ay-nay-mey. Used in the place of "arch enemy." However, aarqeunaamaaei usually refers to political enemies.

e.g., Cesar Chavez is becoming George W. Bush's aarqeunaamaaei.

submitted by Jeff

aaughtifying - Aa state of mind that can make the most innocent things into something naughty.

e.g., I could see that she was naughtifying my fingers in her mind.

submitted by Frank

aazing - Like amazing, but not quite.

e.g., The 30-story building was aazing.

submitted by FPM2K - (www)

aazizakhmadjonov - The word means idiot.

e.g., Azizbek is azizakhmadjonov.

submitted by Azizbek - (www)

ablandon - An avowed Christian act of penance, during the Lenten season, to "give up" certain foods, but not the real tasty ones.

e.g., I faithfully promise to ablandon all forms, and every variety, of rice cakes for Lent.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

aba - Loose robe worn by Fremen women, usually black. (ED. The robe or the women or both?)

e.g., She wore an ABA.

submitted by Alex

aba-cuss - What a person does when (s)he makes a mistake, calculating with an abacus.

e.g., I'm not really sure how an abacus works, and I often aba-cuss when I get the wrong answer.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

abacoral - The backbone of a snail.

e.g., Hello, class. We're going to look for abacorals today.

submitted by Squackle! - (www)

abal - Used by the younger generation to label a person as dumb, uncouth, unsophisticated.

e.g., You're just an abal.

submitted by hs

abandonded - Abandoned. HD makes this ytpo so often he asked me to cover for him. HRH HD's loyal servant thus covers.

e.g., "Miss Speller, tell me again why you added 'abandonded' to the pd." "Becasue HD would have abandonded his promise never to fire me if I hadn't. In case you don't know it, the old coot can be a terrible S.O.B." "Oh, I know it well enough. Well enough not to want to ever incur his wrath again." | He gave up and abandonded all pretense that he was merely shouting at the goat.

submitted by Miss Speller

abbamatically - The tendency for an unbearably cloying song to repeat over and over in your head all day after hearing it on the radio.

e.g., "More Than a Woman" has been playing abbamatically in my head since breakfast.

submitted by Stephen Mize

abbeverate - To feed a person a drink, to offer a drink, or provide a drink.

e.g., I'm going to abbeverate our guests before they die of thirst.

submitted by Louise Van Hine - (www)

abbotism - (n.) the role or practice of being a straight man. Also "abbotist": one who practices abbotism or assumes the role of an abbotist [after Bud Abbot, the straight man of the famous comedy team of Abbot and Costello].

e.g., Oliver Hardy was the Abbotist of Laurel and Hardy.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

abbreviitis - (pronounced uh-'bree-vee-eye-tiss; n.) the self contradictory and rather silly practice of giving abbreviated (especially acronymic) names to organizations or objects which wind up being longer than the thing's original unabbreviated name. [from abbrevi + itis 'swelling.']

e.g., The supreme abbreviitis: labeling the "web" or "internet" with "doubleyu, doubleyu, doubleyu," the triple repetition of the longest letter name in the world … "world-wide-web" is shorter by six syllables!

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

abcd - [adj.] "Above and beyond the call of duty." (Also "A & B the C of D.") (Coined by Brian Jacques in his Redwall novel _Taggerung_.)

e.g., We expected him to keep track of the club's funds, but he not only kept them, he spent days encouraging donations, wangled advertising time from a local radio station, and got the club's charitable work recognized by the Governor. It's ABCD.

submitted by scott m. ellsworth

abdicate - To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

e.g., If you drink 24 beers a day you must be prepared to abdicate seeing your toes(?) again.

submitted by Chris

abdicted - Of someone, who is compulsively driven to do sit-ups or stomach crunches, or is so turned on by well-defined abdominal muscles, that no other physical attribute matters.

e.g., She wouldn't go out with me because I was too chubby. How was I to know she was abdicted?

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy

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