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crit - Shortened version of "critical hit." In the role playing game Dungeons & Dragons, an unadjusted roll of 20 on a 20-sided polyhedral die (a natural 20) is a critical hit, and does double max damage (usually). A player would say "Crit" on that roll. When in the Real World, D&D players have been known to say this when an object causes maximum damage.

e.g., A: How did you get that nasy festering wound on your finger? B: Opening up my textbook I got a paper cut. A. That's a Crit! B: Masterwork Sword: 315 gp. Amulet of the Planes: 80,000 gp. +5 Holy Enchantment: 98,000 gp. Scabbard of Keen Edges: 15,000. Crit'ing your first Balor: Priceless. C: Arrows can be used as melee weapons, with a -4 to hit, 1d4 damage, crit. x2. Look at their weapon description in chapter 7 of the PhB.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

criticalmasochism - When somebody creates web sites one after the other in an atomic-chain-reaction-like manner and carries on making them no matter what criticism she incurs, she suffers from criticalmasochism.

e.g., They found him slumped over his keyboard. Criticalmasochism had set in and he had passed out due to exhaustion from making his 1000th web site at geocities.

submitted by d_who

criticistic - Of someone criticizes a lot, being critical, analyzing things.

e.g., Lew is very criticistic when he judges barbecue.

submitted by DoctaG

criticus maximus - Of the highest priority, an extremely dangerous level.

e.g., My level of frustration has reached criticus maximus.

submitted by Brenda Peacher

critter - a nickname for a person who lives in an area in the middle of nowhere with an exceptionally low population, esp. an area with woods.

e.g., She's a critter, of course she doesn't have a TV.

submitted by Heather Coulter

crittle - Cumbrian (NW England: Lake District, Beatrix Potter country) dialect word for bone fragments found lying on the ground, especially in ancient cemeteries.

e.g., 1. Claire and Malcolm were visiting an ancient burial ground, when Claire found some crittle by one of the graves. She was fascinated but Malcolm found it a bit too spooky. 2. There's no use fretting about missing chicken Eric. The fox'll have got her in't night and she'll be nowt but crittle be now.

submitted by David Ford

crivvens, crivens - Scottish expression of surprise, similar to "Yikes!"

e.g., Crivvens! Look at the size of that dog.

submitted by Adam Leslie

crizzle - It's what Rice Krispies had before crackle.

e.g., Snap, crizzle, pop.

submitted by Dan

cro-urban - A yuppie tribe which advocates, in the interests of health, a return to a hunter-gatherer diet. (Invariably, Cro-Urbans live in large cities, so I must presume that they are hunting pigeons and gathering cigarette butts, rather than nuts and berries. While this may clean up the pavement, I fail to see the health benefits.)

e.g., Armed with credit cards and biodegradable shopping totes, the Cro-Urbans went forth in search of prey: the elusive organic tomato.

submitted by Amanda - (www)

croaker sack - Clumsy, inept. Comes from: "Can't carry (whatever) in a croaker sack." A burlap bag used when gigging frogs. (ED. Crocus sack, croker sack. Burlap or gunny sacks are also called "tow sacks" in the South. "Tow sack" is correct, but I thought they were called "toe sacks" when I was a kid. Since I grew up in a small town in the South and we grew most of our own vegetables and kept a cow and chickens, toe sacks were a common sight for me. My grandfather even hid his whiskey bottle in one -- to keep it out of my teetotalin' grandmother's hands.)

e.g., That boy's so sorry he couldn't carry a tune in a croaker sack.

submitted by Gary Umi - (www)

croakersack - Croakersack is an almost forgotten word for a burlap bag. It has been recognized mostly as two separate words; however, recognizing it as one word is acceptable, yet rare. (ED. It's a word known very well to me. I had a good ol' time looking it and variations up a few weeks ago. As you point out, it's more commonly seen as two words, "croaker sack"; but, of course, the first hit using the one-word spelling is yours. I am enjoying your site this very minute. See our entry at croaker sack.)

e.g., If it could fit inside a croakersack, sooner or later, it ended up in a croakersack.

submitted by Alvin Hebert - (www)

crobulation - Cross discombobulation. Crobulate. When two people are walking toward each other and step the same way to avoid running into each other. Then step back, then step back. . . . Check the website provided.

e.g., When Cheryl and I crobulated in the mall, I asked her, "Care to dance?"

submitted by moogman - (www)

crocalgator - Cross between a croc and a gator: very fast, makes a great pet . . . if you're careful.

e.g., Soon as we heard that the geneticists had succeeded in splicing an alligator with a crocodile, we were fascinated and had to have a crocalgator.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

crochal - Overbearing and idiotic.

e.g., Mr. Santa Claus was being crochal to his students.

submitted by Tony

crocile - A docile crocodile.

e.g., Captain Jack was the most crocile of all in the swamp.

submitted by FPM2K - (www)

crock pot - The act of farting into someone's hoody, and then putting the hood over her head.

e.g., Adam gave Nick a crock pot in class yesterday, and he totally dry heaved!

submitted by Mitchel

crockumentary - A political exploitation film masquerading as a documentary.

e.g., Michael Moore's film Fahrenheit 9/11 eschews hard facts for rumor and innuendo, and is therefore more of a crockumentary than a documentary.

submitted by Greg

crocodile on one's shore - A constant, lurking irritation. This comes from an ancient Egyptian text in which a pharaoh referred to his enemy as "a crocodile on (his) shore."

e.g., This Egyptology class sure is a crocodile on my shore.

submitted by Samm - (www)

crocolgator - A rather large hybrid reptile.

e.g., Can you guess which two critters were genetically spliced to produce a crocolgator?

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

crodagdamosis - A rare disease in the face the causes one to look horribly ugly.

e.g., I don't even want to show my face at work since I caught crodagdamosis from my boyfriend.

submitted by probe - (www)

crode - Cruddy code.

e.g., I guess they haven't revisited that crode for the better part of a decade.

submitted by Toby Thain - (www)

crohnie - A person who has Crohn's Disease.

e.g., In the IRC network we have a channel called #crohns-colitis where a lot of crohnies hang out and support each other. All of us have Crohn's Disease or ulcerative colitis, a disease similar to Crohn's.

submitted by MrsRat/BikerBabe

croissausage - A breakfast food made of a croissant and a sausage.

e.g., I ate a delicious croissausage for breakfast.

submitted by Linnea Boyev - (www)

crolli - A very small kind of dwarf with blue hair.

e.g., The crollies rampaged through the kitchen.

submitted by Moof

crolocious - Naive, oblivious to obvious things.

e.g., It's crolocious to think that a man holding a gun to your head is just trying to be your friend.

submitted by platinum

crombie - Pronunciation: crom-bee. Can be any part of speech. Used especially when you can't remember a specific word. (See also: vah, sappa, nik.)

e.g., Can you get me the... uh... crombie off my desk?

submitted by evel e

cromby - Descriptive of the taste of under-ripe mangos or banana peels. Cromby has been in use since 1992, although used only by three or four people.

e.g., June, finding the mango too cromby, opted for papaya instead.

submitted by Ragle Gumm

crommulant - Used when you make up a complicated word to sound intelligent. If someone dares challange your pseudo-word, assure them it's a CROMMULANT word.

e.g., Jane: I found the film miterasfusic. Bill: "Miterasfusic" isn't even a word! Jane: "Miterasfusic" is a perfectly CROMMULANT word.

submitted by K Diddy

cromulent - Egotistical, arrogant, etc. | A Simpsons-inspired word: timely, insightful, competent, polished, sophisticated. Invented in the 1990s. Crommulent. | Cromulent is used to describe a made-up word which sounds like a real, proper word you might find in the dictionary -- i.e., possessing the characteristic of cromulence. | Drift from original, from The Simpsons.:"The speaker doesn't know if this story is true or not, but if it isn't, it really should be."

e.g., That cromulent King tells the people false information regarding taxes. | Nigel's reading of Eliot's "The Wasteland" was a cromulent performance. | Shampaign sounds like a perfectly cromulent word to me. | This has got to be the most cromulent story I have ever read on the web. Read about the teen who built a neutron gun and proto-breeder reactor in his back yard, after refining and collecting radioactive material.

submitted by Game Biter | Bob Stewart | Drew T. | Jes - (www)

cronenberger - Surreal gore as seen in many of the films of David Cronenberg, including Videodrome, Naked Lunch, and eXistenZ.

e.g., The gun made from meat and bones which shoots teeth as bullets in eXistenZ is classic Cronenberger.

submitted by loris

crongle - To injure oneself walking into a solid object. Or the injury from same.

e.g., He got a crongle from the door when he came home drunk last night.

submitted by Terry

cronk - Something cool, such as a party. Can be used as a noun or as an adjective. Cronc, kronk. Origin: unknown.

e.g., Wasn't Justin's party the cronk? | Wasn't Justin's party cronk?

submitted by Patrick Jarrett - (www)

crony capitalism - Much in the news of late because of the half-billion dollar failure of Solyndra, the term is defined thusly by Wikipedia: "Crony capitalism is a term describing a capitalist economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, special tax breaks, and so forth."

e.g., Since I've never run around in the wrong circles, crony capitalism completely passed me by.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

croob - Means "hoof" in Irish, but used in English to describe a person's foot, especially an unpleasant foot.

e.g., Get your dirty croob off my clean sofa.

submitted by colleen

crook - Australian slang for "being sick" or "unwell."

e.g., I can't come in to work today -- I feel a bit crook.

submitted by Brigit

crook - bad; not a satisfactory outcome.

e.g., Don't use that car, the engine is crook.

submitted by Kevin

crookeding - Dusting pictures hanging on a wall. One wipe with a dry cloth and the pictures are crooked.

e.g., Every Saturday morning I notice my wife crookeding the paintings in my study.

submitted by Bill Halliwell

cropper - One who knows how to crop, in a scrapbook sense.

e.g., Kelly is the best cropper of in the world.

submitted by Scott Paul - (www)

croptologist - Scientist specializing in studying crops from the back of a field.

e.g., From his vantage point, the croptologist noticed that the rows of corn were oddly planted.

submitted by Grant Gerver - (www)

cropulent - Overflowing with crops, it's going to be an abundant harvest, there's a heavy yield, we're going to eat and market well (this year).

e.g., The fields of corn and taters were so cropulent this fall that we can finally afford the new pump and outhouse that granny was agitatin' for.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

cross the border - In chess, when a pawn gets to the opposite end of the board and can become a queen.

e.g., I thought I was done for, but then I crossed the border and the game turned around.

submitted by ditnis

crossbar motel - One of the many words for a jail. Pokey and slammer are others out of dozens.

e.g., He thought he'd be living in luxury when he pulled-off the scam, but is spending his time now in the Crossbar Motel.

submitted by Steve McDonald

crossed in the mail - Christian correspondence coercion.

e.g., The Muslim was sent a cross in a letter and went postal!

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

crossload - Transferring a file from one remote location to another, omitting the download-upload process.

e.g., Jim's new FTP program with it's Crossloading abilities was like a helpful garage monkey who was able to transfer tools from one box to another, without first bringing them to him.

submitted by ashsimmonds

crosspatible - Compatible with all things on all platforms.

e.g., This software is crosspatible, as is my mouse.

submitted by matt

crossplay - From cosplay and crossdressing. Dressing up as a character (usually fictional) of the opposite sex.

e.g., Susan crossplayed as Obi-Wan Kenobi at the convention.

submitted by Brad

crosstitute - Transvestite sex worker.

e.g., I went to the Crosstitutes Rights Convention and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.

submitted by Tracy Quan - (www)

crossword recollection - The retelling of an event from the past with a few changes. A memory you know to be false because you were there when it happened. A story that someone tells that makes no sense because of a few glaring details.

e.g., Listening to her talk about the past is like doing the crossword in the New York Times. You know that four down can't be that because you already know what five and eight across are. Hearing her say that her next-door neigbor ran away with her man is just more proof of her crossword recollection.

submitted by Mila Eighteen - (www)

crotch-bon - The product of one throwing a candy bon bon and hitting someone in the privates. Crotch-bonned: to be attacked by a bon bon in the crotch region.

e.g., Oh, my God, was he just crotch-bonned? | Don't eat that bon bon; it's a crotch-bon.

submitted by Moose Massey

crotch-rocket - Any street motorcycle built for speed.

e.g., The Honda CBR-900 is one of the most agile crotch-rockets on the market.

submitted by Stephen Mize

crotchcorn - The popcorn that neither ends up in your mouth nor in your hand at the movie theatre, and ends up wedged under your crotch, usually to be eaten later when all the popcorn in the bag is gone.

e.g., Eric was happy as he discovered he had a stash of crotchcorn halfway through the movie.

submitted by Michael Palomino - (www)

crotchgrinder - A person who cannot stop herself from rubbing her crotch in public. Happens more often with men than women.

e.g., Chris is a real crotchgrinder -- we were on a conference call and he was working his junk like it was on fire.

submitted by Jonathan Glaser

crotchroach - A fictional parasite said to inhabit someone who appears to have very bad hygiene. They are similar to lice in behavior, but look almost exactly like cockroaches.

e.g., Chris smells really bad; I bet she has crotchroaches.

submitted by Varun

croteirionics - The science of meat ingestion.

e.g., Al studied croteirionics so he could appreciate a good steak.

submitted by chancellor

crotock - The sound made when you crack the toe joint.

e.g., Oh, crap. I crotocked.

submitted by Catherine Haines

crouchable - Able to be crouched on.

e.g., Look, that spot is quite crouchable.

submitted by Kamil "WoR" Osadzinski - (www)

crouton - Varient of the work cretin- has less 'sting' more affection.

e.g., Don't be such a crouton- you didn't mean to kick the cat, so suicide is not neccessary.

submitted by Andrea George - (www)

croutonious - 1. A food having the characterstics of a crouton, especially stale or dried-out foods that have become crusty or dry. 2. A person that is crusty, dry, or generally cranky.

e.g., 1. Without dipping into my coffee, my biscotti is very croutonious. 2. My croutonious neighbor stole my newspaper again.

submitted by Ryan Thompson - (www)

croutons - Extra items attached to a business deal at the last minute to sweeten the pot for potential buyers of whatever service or commodity is being sold.

e.g., I threw in a bunch of free software packages as croutons for that new office account.

submitted by Paul

crow nyism - A form of behavior, based initially on a pecking order system in the Aviarian Kingdom, whereby a leader dispenses bounty and other valuables to favorites in his inner circle.

e.g., Having received and enjoyed the largest and most succulent pieces of roadkill as acts of crow nyism from the elected "Boss," the murder of crows stood clucking congratulations to the new, black-draped "judge" and cawing defiant, self-praising rhetoric to the rest of the onlookers.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

crow's ear - Crosier, "a staff surmounted by a crook or cross, carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office."

e.g., “In 2006, [New York Times writer] journalist Terry Mattingly wrote a column titled ‘Reporters, Crow‘s Ears and Karma Light Nuns,’ which documented a series of factual errors made by journalists when reporting on religion, beginning with the front-page gaffe by Ian Fisher, who referred to Pope John Paul‘s metal staff as a ‘crow‘s ear,’ instead of the correct term of ‘crozier.’”

submitted by HD Fowler

crowdy - Crowdy.

e.g., It is so crowdy I can't get through to the bathroom.

submitted by Jen - (www)

crowl - A noise emitted only by the female of the human variety during the peak of an especially amazing round of sexual contact. The crowl is a rare occurrence, being made only by those who are in touch with their animal. The crowl can be traced back to such orgasmic expressions as the cry and the yowl. Not for amateurs.

e.g., Their adventure in bed was so amazing that all she could do was let go and crowl.

submitted by yagekitty

crowm - A plating of the shiny metal, chromium, on an object; the possession of which causes the owner to strut around and cackle in self-satisfaction.

e.g., I could have had regular wheels on my new red apple Ford Mustang, but I chose 17" special crowm ones, and, wow! They sure catch the chickees' eyes! Nothing but the best for old Chuckie boy!

submitted by Charlie Lesko

crub - Cuss word that is stronger than dang, but weaker than damn.

e.g., Crub, I just dropped my backpack on my foot.

submitted by Valerie - (www)

crub - Gross; smelling bad; dirty; ugly; unattractive.

e.g., "Chris smells like crub after gym class." "Got news for you, B & S. Chris smells like crub before gym class."

submitted by bailey and sheena

crucial - Very good, incredible.

e.g., Ed: Have you seen Boondock Saints? Ted: Yeah, that movie is crucial.

submitted by steve

crucifiction - An alternative spelling of "crucifixion." No evidence I can find, though, that it is preferred by non-Christians who might consider the story of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection to be untrue.

e.g., The Passion of the Christ is a brutally violent telling of Jesus' crucifiction.

submitted by Miss Speller

cruckle - "Going over" on one's ankle. A common word in Rochdale, Lancashire, UK, but seems to be unheard of anywhere else. Can also be found in a dictionary of slang at

e.g., Aaaaarg! I've just cruckled.

submitted by Jonathan Hunt - (www)

crudbunny - The stuff that collects in the corner of your eye.

e.g., Honey, you have a big crudbunny in your right eye.

submitted by Ralph Weedon

crudeite - Someone who is crude, oafish. Often lacking in manners.

e.g., Did you see the crudeite at the salad bar? He was eating lettuce right out of the serving bowl.

submitted by Paul

crudicle - A cruddy little particle. A bit of debris, like a dishwasher sometimes leaves on otherwise clean glassware. Crumbs. Related words: Crudiculovore-someone or something that eats crudicles. Crudiculogenisis-greating crudicles, like crumbling crackers.

e.g., The plates were clean, but the glasses were covered with crudicles and had to be hand washed.

submitted by Tom Dowling

crudmuffins - Dang, shoot, etc.

e.g., Crudmuffins, I left my homework at the house.

submitted by dot136

cruellian - To be very evil and torturous to animals. To be crueler to animals than humans.

e.g., The people in the small village noticed that the seals in the area were disappearing in large numbers. They later found out it was the doing of ilegal Cruellian poachers in the area.

submitted by Kelsey DeLave

cruft - "In hacker jargon, cruft is redundant, old, or improperly written code which needs to be fixed, but tends to stick around. Large software projects invariably accumulate cruft. The concept can be compared to Philip K. Dick's idea of kipple. Cruft is sometimes said to be the software equivalent of dust bunnies.  

"Cruft may also refer to useless junk or excess materials (including obsolete computer hardware) that build up over time and have no value.  

"In MIT slang, 'cruft' has also come to refer to people who spend a lot of time at MIT even though they are no longer a student there." |  

In a more general meaning: detritus, trash. "Possibly blend of crust and fluff, both of which suggest things that are obsolete and superfluous, or influenced by crud."

e.g., No, we're not going to eliminate cruft. The product will be obsolete before we can fix it. | "Sometimes e-mail programs append text to the bottom of each sent message; to make sure this cruft doesn't get posted to your blog, put #end at the end of your post."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

crufty - Cross between "crusty" and "crappy." Stale, old, and uninspiring.

e.g., Professor Van Brummenumphle's lecture on the Kinetic Molecular Theory and Fluffy Bunnies was pretty crufty.

submitted by Kate

crugles - Bits or pieces of something; debris. (NOTE: c pronounced as c in "car")

e.g., Years of not cleaning the couch left many crumbs and crugles underneath the cushions.

submitted by Justin Shertzer

cruisin' for a bruisin' - 80s slang for telling someone she's going to get beat up if she keeps talking the way she's talking or acting the way she'se acting. a more serious form of this would be "cruisin' for a bruisin' in your chevrolet."

e.g., danica wouldn't stop poking on the subway, so i was like, "yo girl, you're cruisin for a bruisin.'"

submitted by Paul Jarvis - (www)

cruising night - The night before trash pickup, when cherry furniture is to be had. Particularly in New York City, because they throw out the best stuff.

e.g., You busy? . . . No? Good, cuz' it's Monday, and that means cruising night.

submitted by Heraldmonkey

cruising with the top down - Chilling out, relaxing, doing your own thing. Comes from driving in a convertible.

e.g., "So, what are you doing this Saturday?" "Just cruising with the top down. I've had a long week."

submitted by Firestorm

cruizin' the snooze-way - Sleeping, dreaming.

e.g., Nina: What did you do last night? Rachel: Nothing much. I was just cruizin' the snooze-way.

submitted by Claire Louise

crum - Something that you dislike, usually an article of clothing of food.

e.g., That's so cheap looking--it's crum. I wouldn't be caught wearing it.

submitted by Matt P

crum-bum - Person who is dirty, lazy. Never leaves the house.

e.g., Katie hasn't left her house in 4 days and she's kinda stinky. What a crum-bum!

submitted by K Jigga

crumb snatcher - An annoying child who gets into trouble all the time, who is seemingly always gobbling snacks and whose face is always sticky with crumbs.

e.g., Alice is coming over and she's bringing her crumbsnatchers with her. Better hide anything you want to keep clean.

submitted by amandalee3579

crumb-fest - A sandwich, since whenever someone eats one they end up with crumbs everywhere. Especially at the zoo.

e.g., Martha: "What did you have for lunch, sweetie?" Bert: "Ham crumb-fest and Sproke."

submitted by Carmabelle

crumbage - Where all the extra flavospice hides in a bag of chips, box of cookies, etc. What's left in the bottom of the container.

e.g., I like the crumbage; it's most tasty.

submitted by steve zihlavsky - (www)

crumbed - When you severely stuff something up.

e.g., I crumbed that exam.

submitted by kate

crumbgobbler - 1. A child, especially a trick-or-treater.

e.g., It's Halloween and all the neighborhood crumbgobblers will be out tonight.

submitted by Harry - (www)

crumbler - Someone who hates everything.

e.g., Crumblers don't like to go to parties.

submitted by Mike - (www)

crumbs - Mild expression of shock or regret.

e.g., I left my keys at home. Crumbs.

submitted by sao - (www)

crummy - The vehicle that is used to haul a crew of loggers to work in the woods. It may be a club-cab pickup, a large panel truck or a bus.

e.g., The crummy carrying the loggers came by at 4 a.m. every morning. I can't imagine getting up that early, no matter what they paid.

submitted by Steve McDonald

crump - verb: In ambulance jargon, to die on the way to the hospital, has been used to describe computer crashes in hospitals too.

e.g., The driver is hurt pretty bad, he'll probably crump on the way.

submitted by John C - (www)

crump-up - To tense, in either muscle or thought.

e.g., If you keep acting that way my muscles are going to crump-up, and I might let loose and knock both your eyes into the same socket.

submitted by Helen R

crumpie - A "crumple-zone yuppie," one who won't buy an SUV or other heavy vehicle for environmentalist reasons, instead trusting his luck to his tiny car's impact absorption in a perfect straight-on collision.

e.g., The garbage-truck driver had to stop to scrape a crumpie and his city car off his front bumper.

submitted by Pittsburgh Vince

crumpped - When someone or something distorts its physical appearence by distorting its body.

e.g., That dog's face is crumpped!

submitted by Spencer B

crumpy - An object that is old, gnarled, dusty, cheap to begin with, in disrepair, and not working.

e.g., You are not putting that crumpy tape in my machine.

submitted by Joseph Lanter

crumpy - Possessing the combined traits of being crabby & grumpy at the same time.

e.g., Chris is very crumpy today -- she needs an attitude adjustment.

submitted by Emmie

crums - Substitute for "crap," "crud," or otherwise possibly offensive words used to express frustration. As an interjection: Crums!

e.g., Little Susie, "Oh, crums, Granny, I left my retainer in the restaurant."

submitted by Who?

crunchel - A combination of crumpled, wadded up, wrinkled and squashed.

e.g., I found my homework cruncheled in the bottom of my locker.

submitted by Debbie

crunchified - Something got crunched, or crunched into pieces.

e.g., Since no example use was included, the editor who saw it was tempted to crunchify the entry.

submitted by Sandy

crunchy - In a bad mood, irritable.

e.g., Don't bother him today, he's crunchy.

submitted by Jeannen

crunchy - Good, in a geekish sense

e.g., Ooooooooh, look at that 60" plasma monitor. Crunchy.

submitted by Sean

crunchyside - Any countryside or woodland that is particularly noisy underfoot. By Che Carter age 5. (ED. God bless small children for words that make us smile. Unfortunately, this particular editor's [to use the third person preferred by pedants] youngest grandchild is now five years old. It's not bad for my grandson -- it's bad for me (to go back to the more natural, but looked down on, first person preferred by . . . me).)

e.g., Mummy, daddy, when will we be at the pub. I don't want to walk in the crunchyside anymore.

submitted by Neil Carter

crunk - Crazy. | Past tense of crank, or to crank.

e.g., We had one crunk time getting out of the concert last night. | The battery was low, and the engine wouldn't crank. I got someone to give me a jump, and now I got the engine crunk up.

submitted by Tammy | Bill

crunkalitious - Ghetto fabulous.

e.g., Your entry is crunkalitious, Jen.

submitted by Jennifer Heitz

crunkle - To put in a bad mood or to to be in a bad mood -- a sort of mix of melancholy and vague irritation. || crunkled: The condition of something, often a piece of paper, which is both crinkled and crumpled. || crunkled: More than crinkled, but not fully crushed.

e.g., Joon felt crunkled after his long wait in the bank line. | These errands are going to crunkle me. || I had a five all crunkled up in the corner of my winter jacket pocket. Now it's gone. Damn. || After my car was sideswiped in a parking lot, the fender was a little crunkled.

submitted by Jonathan || Matthank || Kate Bridges

crupinchit - A way to swear if you are in a situation where you can't swear.

e.g., Oh, crupinchit. I forgot my homework.

submitted by Cassandra

crushed and dunked - A figure of speech used to describe someone who has been blatantly denied something. From one unfortunate experience of a fragile tortilla chip that was been improperly dipped -- it gets crushed and dunked.

e.g., Harold has no chance at all with Danielle. He'll crushed and dunked.

submitted by UberNauf

crushtomer - In retail or service jobs, customers who come in frequently as much to flirt with you as to get whatever it is you're selling or fixing.

e.g., At first I thought Sue was just being friendly, but when she casually mentioned out of the blue that she had no plans for the weekend and asked me what I was up to, I realized she was a crushtomer.

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crusp - Used to describe the awkwardness when you say something funny but the other person doesn't get it.

e.g., (Adam says something he finds amusing to Luke.) Luke says, "Huh? I don't get it." Adam says, "Nothing. Crusp." And Adam walks off.

submitted by ilikecake - (www)

cruspate - bad, yuck, disgusting, wrong, broken, b0rked...

e.g., This thing has cruspate on it. Can also use plurals like This thing is cruspated.. or this thing has been cruspating for some time.

submitted by Koden

crustache - A mustache that doesn't have enough hair and is "crusty."

e.g., Eww, Chris has a nasty crustache. . . . Shave.

submitted by Jennifer

crustard - The crust layer formed on a mustard cap after it's been in the refrigerator. | The hardened, almost crusty top that forms over custard when it has gone stale.

e.g., He removed the crustard from the cap before squirting the mustard on his sandwich. | He scraped the crustard from the top of the tart to see if it was still worth eating.

submitted by Jason | Steve J Hanning

crustiform - A booger when picked has a crusty end which sticks to your finger, and a liquidy or gelatinous bulb on the other end -- hence, a crustiform.

e.g., Hey Brennan, come look at the size of this crustiform.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

crusty - Adj. Negative word used to describe someone of an undesirable nature with outwardly dodgy appearances. Also used to talk about any negative experiences.

e.g., That girl Paul had his tongue down all night was really very crusty. Or, I ate this steak pie, and found half a fly in it. It was really crusty.

submitted by Cat

crutch - A walk or strut. | From The New Oxford American Dictionary: figurative a thing used for support or reassurance: they use the Internet as a crutch for their loneliness.

e.g., Katy: "Check out that guy's crutch." Jen: "Sweet one. Like Brad Pitt with a splash of Sherman Helmsley to spice it up. I'd do him." || Recent research suggests that excessive dependence on devices such as smartphones and other mobile computers is resulting in devolution. Was hardly news to me. I noticed when engineers in the department started to rely too much on computer power rather than brainpower. | When Chris couldn't remember that Rusty's my son-in-law, I thought it indicated he had pickled his brain by drinking excessively. He said, "HD, you have to remember that I was in the Army for twenty years and met people all over the world. They all wore name badges." "That's right, you depended on that as a crutch so much you lost the ability to remember names that you used to have. Now that I use a cell phone exclusively, the same thing has happened to me. I used to know the phone numbers for about 400 customers. Could pull them out of my memory when I needed to call them. Now I don't even know what my daughter's number is. I just select her name and push the green button." | When I told The Witch what Chris had said, she came back with, "I can see how that happens. For years and years I relied on you so much to remember people's names, I didn't even listen to them." "Ah, I became your crutch." "Yes, you did. And I depend on you more now than ever, but in different ways."

submitted by Amy || HD Fowler

crutcheting - Style of movement caused by, or similar to that caused by the use of crutches. Alt. Spelling: chrutcheting

e.g., Look at how Grissom crutchets around.

submitted by J Ella Smith

cruxtaposition - Standing at the crossroads of life or situation.

e.g., That's quite a cruxtaposition she's gotten herself into.

submitted by Dylon Whyte

cruze - Cruise.

e.g., It's Friday night, so let's go downtown and cruze for chicks.

submitted by TONY D.

cryballs - Eyeballs that are crying

e.g., My seven-month-old granddaughter had been fussing for a while so my son looked her right in the "cryballs" and said, :OK, let's go over to grandpapa's house right now!"

submitted by DEAR ABBEY

crying through one's nose - Crying while loudly blowing your nose.

e.g., Stop crying through your nose.

submitted by star651

cryocrypticaleldermatic - A superstitious elderly man, who believes time travel was discovered in the late 1940s.

e.g., That guy must be a cryocrypticaleldermatic. He looks crazy enough to be one anyway.

submitted by Squackle! - (www)

cryosinosis - That indescribable pain one feels in the sinuses when eating ice cream too fast.

e.g., I love frozen yogurt, cryosinosis and all.

submitted by Dave Beers - (www)

cryotherapy - Taming an emotional upheaval by having a good cry.

e.g., After I got un-elected songleader at school, my mom suggested some good, old-fashioned cryotherapy. She was right. It helped.

submitted by natalie

cryptkeeper's call - In books or movies, any despicable comment made by a character to make the readers dislike her, and to make it "okay" for the writer to doe something nasty to bump her off. Happens in Tales From the Crypt_ all the time.

e.g., The ignorant sheriff made his cryptkeeper's call, a comment about how the homeless should all be put in jail -- and was summarily eaten by zombies who just happened to have stopped in the town for lunch.

submitted by Andy

cryptofabulous - A person, usually male, who is outwardly a conformist, but who underneath is artistic, flamboyant, emotional, and very affectionate. Most of the cryptofabulous are heterosexual, but there are some closeted gay men who would fit the term. Many "cryptofabs" live or work in a conservative setting. They are rarely pierced or tattooed, but they may have experimented with temporary body modification. Many of these men hide their cryptofabulosity behind a geeky hobby or profession. Few emo boys are cryptofabulous, because they have trouble hiding their emotions.

e.g., "I didn't know he was cryptofabulous until I caught a glimpse of the gold lamé short shorts as he took off his Brooks Brothers suit." -- paraphrase of Ms. Ruby Slippers, 2003.

submitted by Mikhail - (www)

cryptokey - A hidden or secret key.

e.g., The girl walked onto the Fortina Forest and found the cryptokey of Ashingaf.

submitted by Alyssa Jones

cryptolectrology - 1. The study of loose change, car keys and television remotes. 2. The collected ephemera of such study. 3. A small mess of random objects; a miscellany.

e.g., I'll never find my cellphone in this dump. Would that I had majored in cryptolectrology at university instead of astrophysics.

submitted by Tama Boyle

cryptomaniac - Someone who is completely addicted to puzzles and the solving of puzzles, crosswords, mysteries, unsolved quandaries, untranslatable codes, and alphabets and languages..

e.g., The cryptomaniac is constantly motivated by the promise of solving the problem or mystery, success, accomplishment. It may be hard to pry them away from their consuming passionate activities, but maybe you can lure them away occasionally by something unusually good to eat, or a little play in the play room.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

cryptophilaohma - Cript toe fily oma. A word I use to avoid swearing in school. A fun word to use and say. It partly comes from the video game Destroy All Humans, starring an alien named Crypto.

e.g., Owww, I stubbted my toe. Cryptophiliaohma.

submitted by Neil Andrew Etnyre

cryptophotophobia - A fear of hidden light.

e.g., The woman had a severe case of cryptophotophobia.

submitted by Jordan Beverly

cryptotheopolis - A hidden city of gods.

e.g., My English teacher is teaching us about a cryptotheopolis in Rome.

submitted by Samantha Imes

cryptovore - A person who has a voracious appetite for another's secrets; a gossip.

e.g., She is known for being a cryptovore and enjoys broadcasting people's secrets.

submitted by Letitia

crystal ball - Tool used to evaluate whether or not to proceed in a certain direction. (Pre-cyberage fortune tellers used crystal balls to predict the future.)

e.g., Before you pull that trigger, check your crystal ball. You may not like where you're heading.

submitted by Ben Johnson - (www)

crytearyer - The outpouring of emotion when one finally confronts and succumbs to one's inadequacies.

e.g., Unable to pass the test for the seventeenth time, Chris suffered a bout of crytearyer before being escorted from the premises.

submitted by Alan March - Maddams

cryteria - Regular meeting place for a psychotherapy group. Criteria for a cryteria: 1. A separate entrance for anonymity. 2. Chairs set in a circle to accomodate 20 to 30 individuals. 3. Walls thick enough to muffle sounds of crying and sobbing. 4. Central space large enough for group hugs.

e.g., When I saw how much the landlord wanted to increase our cryteria rent, I headed over for a good cry.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

ctd - Circling The Drain, slang medical term for a patient who is gravely ill.

e.g., We transferred him to ICU. He's really CTD.

submitted by James Gibson

cthulhoid - (kuh-THOO-loyd; adj.) 1. Like or resembling HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu, an enormous, vaguely manlike creature with a huge betentacled head (like a Whovian Ood or Peter Jackson's watcher in the water from his Lord of the Rings movies); 2. any huge, tentacled monster (resembling Cthulhu) like those appearing in many 50s and 60s monster movies.

[From Cthulhu (probably from Greek chthonic "of the earth") + -oid, Greek "like, resembling"). Cthulhu was such a horrifyingly alien creature that his very existence was antithetical to human sanity; indeed, two of the men who discover Cthulhu's house in the South Pacific actually die from simple exposure to him.]

e.g., Giant squids, according to 50s movie lore, were terrifyingly big and powerful cthulhoids who could crush ships and submarines and drag their hapless hulks and crews to a crushing, soggy death in the dark abysses of the sea.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

ctrl-alt-smite - How God will destroy the world in the future, as opposed to the old-fashioned flood, fire and brimstone, Armageddon thing. By extension, something you say to or about a person who annoys you to biblical proportions.

e.g., As his boss left the room, Joe made typing motions with his fingers and muttered, "Ctrl-Alt-Smite."

submitted by The Puffin

cty - "Center for Talented Youth," also sometimes distored into "Center for Twisted Youth." It is a summer program.

e.g., Are you going to CTY this summer? I spent my summers at CTY.

submitted by Rachelle

cub-fodder - An extraordinarily weak individual. Someone who raises your ire by her inability to stand up for herself. A person who can turn anyone into a bully. A spineless individual.

e.g., Phyllis: How’d the date go? Hillary: If I were a wolf, I would have eaten him. Phyllis: Are you sure you wouldn’t just break his leg and take him home for the cubs to practice? Hillary: Yeah, okay. He was cub-fodder.

submitted by Mila Eighteen - (www)

cube farm - An office area divided into cubicles.

e.g., No, you're not going to have your own "private secretary" when you live on the cube farm, Rollie.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

cube fever - Irritability and extreme restlessness due to working in a confined, cubicle-filled working environment. Like cabin fever, but more intense. Episodes typically increase exponentially on days with nice weather.

e.g., I'm suffering from a wicked case of cube fever. If I don't get out of here soon, I'm going to either lock myself in a file cabinet or staple someone to a wall.

submitted by lilu

cube rescue - To get a colleague to phone you about a vital, imminent meeting that you absolutely must attend, thereby cutting short a visit.

e.g., If Bill comes by my cube and starts talking at me for like, 3 hours, could you do a cube rescue?

submitted by Fiona

cubed - Used in place of "III" or "the third" in a name. I usually use the numerical superscript notation. The same principle goes for anything bigger or smaller, such as "the fourth," "the fifth," "squared," etc.

e.g., John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt cubed is a nice man.

submitted by Rainbow Woman

cubed ice - A wanna-be rapper or someone who freestyle raps very well. Someone who pretends to be ghetto and actually means it.

e.g., That Leemore be one Cubed Ice, look at her freestyle. There's some weird Cubed Ice kid in my class, he keeps calling me B.

submitted by Dmongah

cubenhater - A cubicle worker (generally female) who constantly tattles or complains about her neighboring cubicle workers for trivial things, such as taking personal calls or not wearing nylons.

e.g., Oh, I just can't stand Julia. She's a cubenhater. Just yesterday she was telling Jolene about how Maria took 3 personal cell phone calls and she even had tracked the time of call, duration, and subject matter.

submitted by katy thresher

cuberat - Office workers and other corporate minions--they live in cubicles, see.

e.g., I used to be a cuberat, then I got promoted. Have my own office with a window now--pretty cheap furniture, though.

submitted by damon

cuberg - The little iceberg of ice cubes that glom together in a glass. Term invented many years ago by my friend Sam Haubert.

e.g., Hey, when I poured that Diet Coke and then guzzled it right down, it left a cuberg in the glass.

submitted by Chris - (www)

cubeville - The part of an office where cubicles are set up as the main work space.

e.g., The guys in cubeville are prairie-doggin' again.

submitted by Steve Alvarez

cubic - A 3D, updated version of the slang term "square." To be unhip; out of touch with the times; a prude.

e.g., Bob hasn't wanted to have any fun lately. He's been acting so cubic.

submitted by Brian

cubic cow - 1. The Gateway logo 2. A Gateway computer 3. The Gateway company

e.g., If your computer is a genuine Gateway, it should have a cubic cow on the front.

submitted by Claude Kuffskie

cubicell - Cubicle.

e.g., Corporate policy allows me to have up to three personal items in my cubicell.

submitted by Ben

cubilophobia - The fear of squares.

e.g., I have cubilophobia.

submitted by Squackle! - (www)

cublamity - The inevitable seasonal calamity that dooms the Chicago Cubs.

e.g., In 2003 our Cubbies didn't have their Cublamity until the eighth inning of game six with the Marlins. In 2004, the Cublamity hit July 20th, when the Cubs blew an 8-2 lead to the Cardinals and fell ten games back.

submitted by Ty Evans

cucamickle - A foodstuff too pickle-like to be a cucumber and too cucumber-like to be a pickle. Often served at New Jersey diners.

e.g., The waiter gave me a cucamickle with my hamburger and french-fried potatoes.

submitted by Knots - (www)

cuck - Short for cuckold, a man whose wife has sex with other men. Apparently there are many men who encourage the behavior, so it's not always right to call it cheating. A woman whose husband has sex with other women is know as a cuckquean.

e.g., "[Hillary Clinton's] only qualifications for public office were her genitals and the fact that she didn't divorce Bill Clinton, no matter how many times he cheated on her, and it wasn't enough. Her decades of lies and duplicity and power-hungry striving brought her just short of the finish line. That's a continuing source of relief, even for a cuck RINO #NeverTrump traitor like me. ... The Dems backed a candidate who was so awful that she lost to THAT guy, and they just can't seem to accept that they did this to themselves." || You-know-who is not only the first woman to make a serious challenge in a run for President of the United States, she's also the first cuckquean to do so.

submitted by Lillith - (www)

cuckoldafied - To be made a cuckold.

e.g., Was I cuckoldafied when he kissed my girlfriend?

submitted by porty

cucumbersome - Pretty much the same as "cumbersome" but often times used as a euphemism to elicit giggles whilst complaining.

e.g., This interminable cross-checking is cucumbersome.

submitted by kevin purvis

cuddy - Any soft, cuddly toy of the type particularly beloved by little girls. A teddy-bear is a cuddy.

e.g., Marsha's bed was so chock-a-block with all her cuddies that there was nowhere left for her to sleep.

submitted by Anne Walker

cueless - The blank expression on a newsreader's face when the autocue breaks down.

e.g., When they cut to camera 5 and for a moment, he looked cueless.

submitted by Doctor eelpout

cuerpo - It's a proper Spanish term for "body," but here it's used the way we would say "bod."

e.g., My boyfriend sighed in pleasure as I rubbed tanning lotion on his cuerpo.

submitted by Sparki

cuff ~ [f-word] - That's right, the word "cuff" pronounced backward, is [the f-word]. Who woulda thought?

e.g., Cuff might be used rarely as a mild substitute for the sometimes offensive f-word.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

cug - That skin that forms on the top of soup when you let it sit for a while.

e.g., I don't want to eat that soup unless you peel off the cug.

submitted by Tevin Hill

cuggin - Chunk of hard snot found in your nose.

e.g., Look at that cuggin in Trevor's nose.

submitted by trevor fleming - (www)

cugglepup - A girl who is squeamish, apprehensive, or morally opposed to full-on sexual intercourse but who uses oral gratification to keep her partner at bay. Derogatory term.

e.g., My girl's just a stupid cugglepup; she doesn't get that sometimes a man needs to feel like a man, you know?

submitted by antwon - (www)

cugus - junk

e.g., get rid of the cugus

submitted by miltonf

cuhht - K-ut. Damn, or smiliar to the term dag.

e.g., Cuhht, that Keith is so fine.

submitted by yule

cukular - Cukular, rather like a cuke, cucumber, in some salient way. Rather looks like a cuke, or tastes like one, smells perhaps like a cucumber, satisfies like one, and or a combination thereof.

e.g., Nukes are nucular [sic], circles are circular, and cukes are cukular. Have you enjoyed a cucumber today? Cukes in your salad, cukes in your soup [rare], cukes in your pickles, every way you like to eat them, it is impossible to beat them [Chiquita Banana]. Cukular applications are safer than nucular [sic] bombs, more flavorful than mere circular abstractions?

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

cul-ture - A form of torture, in which the prisoner is forced to endure incessant preaching by adherents of fringe religions.

e.g., The captive terrorist was unfased by traditional forms of torture, so the CIA decided to try cul-ture.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

culcium - An illegal liver-destroying drug taken through the elbow. Can cause silverish effects.

e.g., That man just took some culcium. I'm calling the cops.

submitted by Mike Hall

culinentia - Suddenly forgetting why you are in the kitchen.

e.g., So I walked into the kitchen to get something and when I opened the fridge I had culinentia and couldn't remember why I was there.

submitted by Goliath - (www)

culkin - White trash; lower income family, perhaps who had one short-term phase of success -- the word was proliferated via a popular comedy podcast, DTWF, and the host, Deena. (ED. For one not in the know, and one who hasn't yet seen the podcast being flogged, a connection with the former successful child star Macaulay Culkin is inevitababble.)

e.g., You are honoring your culkin roots by admitting that your favorite dinner is macaroni and government cheese.

submitted by Deena - (www)

cullection - A group of objects or friends gathered by the process of selectively eliminating the things and people one does not want around.

e.g., Sissy sat at the computer, newly opened to her Facebook page. "Let's see," she said, with a slight frown creasing the brow of her pretty, young forehead, "Pookey Ward. Yesterday she made faces at me in the lunchroom, the little snit! Bye, Bye, Pookey," she said, cancelling Pookey's listing in, and access to, Sissy's page. She repeated the process with a succession of three or four other young girls, and signed off. "There," she said smugly to no one at all, "I now have the best cullection of friends ever!"

submitted by Charlie Lesko

cullip - To choose the best lip.

e.g., I want some sugar tonite wife, glad I ain't gotta cullip.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

cullum - That which can't be explained. Just is.

e.g., To be at one with the Cullum you must shminkelate your Fleugin.

submitted by King Cullum

culminultimation - The ultimate culmination of a process or series of events that will lead to a conclusion.

e.g., The Battle of Stalingrad was the culminultimation of Hitler's vs. Stalin's strength.

submitted by Joel Parker

culp - (v.) 1. To fix blame, especially as part or as a result of lengthy debate; 2. To assume responsibility for an unlawful, illegal, spiteful, mean, or otherwise nasty action, especially one for which no one else has claimed responsibility; 3. To heap blame upon someone, especially upon (a) someone innocent, (b) someone everybody else has forgiven, or (c) yourself. [From the Latin _culpare_"to blame."]

e.g., "You did this!" "Me?! it was all your fault!" "You're the one with the 'oh-yeah-we've-got-lots-of-time attitude." "Well, we did until you messed everything up, and we had to move everything up!" "Hey, guys! Guys! Sitting about culping all day isn't helping." | "So, has anyone claimed responsibility for the hijacking?" "Nobody's culped to it yet, no."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

cultural latency - The converse of cultural literacy, which measures how versed one is on the music, literature, and events of the times, cultural latency is a measure of how far behind the times one has become.

e.g., Chuck's dad still thinks that going into the crane position from _Karate Kid_ when he pretends to fight is still hysterical. If my dad had a 17-year cultural latency, I'd die.

submitted by Jason

culturalismaticalisthenics - The automation process of being a creative individual, or one who contributes regularly to community with a dedicated studio practice.

e.g., Today I have certainly flexed my inner-most culturalismaticalisthenics to breathe life into a new piece of art.

submitted by TJ Norris - (www)

culture jamming - "Culture jamming is the act of using existing mass media to comment on those very media themselves, using the original medium's communication method." Associate with "radio jamming" for the concept of "jamming" or interfering with the "message."

e.g., Gadfly Online: "Democrats and Republicans, rich and poor, alike -- anyone who rejects the consumerism of today and does something about it is a culture jammer."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

cumbersominate - Making a thing cumbersome.

e.g., Luke: I can't metaphysical poetry. Lucas: I know. John Donne just cumbersominates the way poetry ought to be with all that complex imagery.

submitted by Jonathan Charles Wright

cume - Cumulative. As in "cumulative gross" for the total box office revenue a film has taken in. Not in Variety's Slanguage Dictionary, but it should be.

e.g., "Evan Almighty (-55% for the most expensive comedy ever made) placed third, eking out $5.1 mil Friday from 3,636 playdates. It should finish the weekend in the $15 mil to $16 mil range with a new cume around $60 mil." After starting the week weak on Wednesday, Live Free or Die looks to be headed for a $30 million opening week, not bad for the fourth John-McClane-saves-the-world saga. Action aplenty and lots of fun, the film's title could well have been Improbable.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

cump - An unidentifiable mass of something utterly disgusting that could easily be mistaken for cream cheese, sour cream, and puke combined.

e.g., After the big party, the sink was clogged with a bunch of cump.

submitted by Lance Boer - (www)

cumulonimby - (KYOO-myoo-low-NIM-bee; n.) A "nimby" (an acronym for "not in my back yard") a person who objects to locating a necessary civic project --- like a prison, a sewage treatment plant, a halfway house, etc. --- anywhere near their own property for fear of property devaluation or bad smells or something. A cumulonimby is a large group or gathering of nimbys, to attack a particular development or a given development agenda. [From Greek 'cumulus' "a pile, a heap" + 'nimby.']

e.g., "Did you see all the nimbys?
"Outside the county offices?"
"Yeah: Thirteen hundred nimbys against the new prison's being located in Brown County."
"And, look at the new headlines! Seven hundred camped out on the lawn in Underwood!"
"Underwood? Oh, yeah: in case the Brown County nimbys are successful in keeping the prison out---"
"Out of Brown County, yeah."
"So we have cumulonimbys at both ends?"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

cundie - Drain.

e.g., Pete's marbles went down the cundie.

submitted by Peter Horne

cunfuctuat - Difficult, tempestuous and belligerant individual.

e.g., Yes, she's a confuctuat. ... Even worse, he's pleased with himself for being the way she is.

submitted by Emma Mcdowall - (www)

cup-of-tea-and-a-laydown - When you're stuffed from a hard day's work and you just want to go to bed, you need a cuppa and a lay down.

e.g., Deb: "How was your day?" Dee: "I need a cup-of-tea-and-a-lay-down."

submitted by Dee

cupboardy - Used to describe a room (usually empty) that is somewhat cold and chilly. For example, in an abandoned house.

e.g., Can we get out of this place? It's a bit too cupboardy for my liking.

submitted by James McKay

cupcake - A group of people participating in an activity.

e.g., Come join our cupcake.

submitted by Kaya

cuppy - Someone that drinks their milk from their cereal bowl.

e.g., Larry was a cuppy today at the breakfast table.

submitted by Squackle! - (www)

cureasow - A place to send someone who eats too much for healing.

e.g., At lunch today our pal Chris pigged out, grabbed my portion, and hogged all of the French Fries on the table -- so we sent her to Cureasow.

submitted by Frank J. Mandriota

curled - All wrapped up in what you are into.

e.g., I am curled around that song--let's jam a bit more on it.

submitted by Maribee

curley - On edge or anxious; needing to be straightened out.

e.g., He was all curley about having to give a big presentation.

submitted by Gregg Robinson

curly-kata - Descriptive of performing Three Stooges slapstick in a ritualised, slo-mo, Tai-Chi kind of way. Usually performed in public.

e.g., Samara tried Curly-kata on me, with the two-fingers-in-the-eyes thing. I blocked her with the hand-between-the-eyes thing. It took only a few seconds -- and was strangely soothing.

submitted by Shrinker

curnt - Electrical phenomenon that causes shocks.

e.g., I turnt on the curnt and got burnt.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

currantsy - Global money markets in their present nervous condition.

e.g., You can say that the world banks will step up and support the Euro, and that U.S. paper dollars are safely backed by the full faith and credit of our country, but when Greece holds a going-out-of-business sale, and the purchasing power of American money drops lower than Canada's, I get antsy about currantsy.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

curridious - To be worried and curious at the same time.

e.g., Is everything good between the two of them? Because I am very curridious.

submitted by NAYLOR

curry - (n) Person who transfers files from one site to another. (v) To fxp data across remote sites.

e.g., I need some new curries on my site. Did you curry the new DMX?

submitted by kuniva

currycom - A word much used on wet Sundays by men of a certain type. The place to buy any electrical goods--Currys and Comet so often being close neighbours that you can never seem to remember which one you saw the bargain in.

e.g., Lets go to currycom and buy a new lamp.

submitted by fiona

cursmidgen - A word to measure something very small.

e.g., OK, I want you all to move a cursmidgen to the left.

submitted by Aniron

cursy - Feeling more prone to curse than usual, generally because you're having a crabby day

e.g., Sorry, I'm feeling really cursy today.

submitted by Lauren Lofton

cushion - In a project schedule or budget, people sometimes allocate more time or money for something than they expect it to take (just in case). This excess is known as a "cushion." Like a sponge, it has a certain volume naturally but can shrink when pressure is applied.

e.g., Six months may not be enough for the tooling to get finished. Make it nine so that we have enough cushion for another iteration. It's not on the critical path, anyway. Mike will accept that.

submitted by Jonathan Tan

cushiony - Soft, plush.

e.g., That chair is very cushiony.

submitted by Linh Ta

cuspuv - Nearing something anticipated.

e.g., Well, after almost two years, I'm on the cuspuv having one percent of the words in the pseudodictionary.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

cussling - A curse word spoken under the breath, often mixed with many others in an unintelligable rant. From to cuss + ling ;a dimunitive curse word.

e.g., The mechanic murmured many a cussling as he worked on the lousy engine.

submitted by Dr. Science

cusstormer - A customer so irate she starts cussing up a storm.

e.g., "Any music you choose to play while cusstormers are on hold is likely to piss off some of them, given the state of mind they're in. All I want to know when I'm put on hold (for a long time) is that the line hasn't gone dead. White noise will suffice for that, perhaps in the 55 - 60 dB range."

submitted by Magic Mike - (www)

cusstress - A woman who lives off the hard labors and support of a man, but curses him behind his back while acting out the part of a loving partner. A cusstress usually exhibits a hysterical personality type. A man-cursing actress. Combination of parts of the words cussing and actress.

e.g., That cusstress was his mistress, then his wife, and then became his ex-wife when he finally found out her true character.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

custard - A cross between customer and bastard. Used for infuriating, stupid, time-wasting, and generally unpleasant patrons.

e.g., You wouldn't believe the day I've had today. Just one custard after another.

submitted by johnjohn

custom - An especially well-integrated modification to a vehicle; often sarcastic.

e.g., You used electrical tape on your stereo connections, huh? Wow, that's custom.

submitted by micah

customer vigilante - A fellow customer (always some stranger) who tries to help you find something in a store or offers free advice about a product. The key traits of a customer vigilante are that she is NEVER asked for her input, she tries to take on the role of a customer service representative, and her advice is always wrong.

e.g., You: I wonder if the new Jamiroquai CD is out yet. Customer Vigilante: I saw some Jamiroquai CDs on a shelf on the other side of the store. You: That's the discount rack for old CDs.

submitted by vincent - (www)

custosuzily - A custom Mary had nothing to do with. Could also be custojamesily, custotammily, custofredily, etc.

e.g., Suzy custosuzily liked to use the word "'custosuzily" in her everyday conversation.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

cut - When someone is very hurt and upset

e.g., 'My boyfriend just dumped me! I'm so cut'

submitted by z l o t y - (www)

cut - Having very prominent and defined muscles, usually from a low, but healthy amount of body fat and high muscle tone. Ripped.

e.g., Matt is very cut. You could see that he has nice abs.

submitted by Resie - (www)

cut grass - To steal someone's girlfriend.

e.g., Don't hit me, I wasn't trying to cut your grass.

submitted by John Wang

cut the mullet - To move out of Arkansas. (ED. "Cut the Mullet" was a popular novelty song by Wesley Willis. Note: I visit Arkansas several times a year and I've never seen anyone there with a mullet.)

e.g., Uncle Billy Bob left Arkansas, so I guess you can say, "He cut the mullet."

submitted by Jason - (www)

cut the mustard - "To meet the requirements; to measure up." Have you ever wondered where that came from?

Taken from Maurice Wessen's Dictionary of American Slang (1934). Now out of copyright, the book consists of some 422 pages of mostly one-line entries, for a total of ~13,000 slang words and expressions in use by 1934. H.L. Mencken dismissed the book as "an extremely slipshod and even ridiculous work." It may not be scholarly; however, it may well contain slang you won't run across in more scholarly works. The same can be said of Berrey and Van den Bark's American Thesaurus of Slang (1942) -- in particular from the annotated copy I finally managed to get out of storage and back in sight.

I intend to skim both books for slang and add some that catches my eye to the pd, particularly "quaint" slang that's no longer in use. … Not to put cut the mustard in the category of obsure or quaint slang. I think it's still being used, but I'm somewhat antiquated and quaint myself.

This entry is being made because I stumbled across cut the mustard as I was looking for references to Wessen's book. What I found was an explanation for the curious use of mustard. I found the material quoted below only because I inadvertently googled {"Wessen's Dictionary of American Slang" Wessen}. Had I googled what I intended to ({"Dictionary of American Slang" Wessen}), I might not have found The Universal Digital Library Million Book Collection. Does the word serendipity fit?

e.g., Lillith: Betsy, have you noticed how bizarre some of HD's output has become? Do you think he may be getting too old to be our Principal Editor? Betsy: I dunno. Are you saying you think he's too old to cut the mustard? You bucking for his job, Lillith? Have you forgotten that you're 100 days older than he is? … Thought so. Besides, he's always spoken in paragraphs since I met him. Lillith: You mean blathered on like an old fool? Yeah, you're right.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

cutacious - Sooo cute and adorable.

e.g., Rachel, your new hairdo is SO cutacious, it's almost cutalicious.

submitted by Rachel - (www)

cutalicious - Deliciously cute.

e.g., My dog is sooo cutalicious.

submitted by Gina Alvarez

cutenipulation - Manipulation through excessive cuteness, pouting, sniffing, hmphing, puppy eyes. . . .

e.g., Bethany could make Benjamin do whatever she wanted through cutenipulation.

submitted by Benajim Choi - (www)

cutesy babble - An obnoxious language spoken around babies and small animals -- consisting of high-pitched squealing and incomprehensible words.

e.g., Ann was dreading the cutesy babble that was sure to commence when everyone met her new baby sister.

submitted by Ally

cuteus - A pet name for someone, indicating cuteness.

e.g., Ben: Debbie, you're a cuteus. Debbie: Thanks, Ben. You have a nice ass, too.

submitted by Ben

cuticulum - The course of study, offered by a manicure training program.

e.g., I'd never have learned the fine art of nail design, had I not graduated from my beauty school's rigorous cuticulum.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

cutiful - This is used to describe someone who is in either between cute and beautiful or is both. It came from my 7 year old daughter Chrissie.

e.g., Suzanne is really cutiful.

submitted by Sam Chapman

cutify - to bring cuteness to, to assign a factor of cute to something. If gone too far, this can be very annoying.

e.g., Sammie knew it had gone to far when his friend tried to cutify everything by calling bananas "bananies," and forks "forkies."

submitted by Stephanie Davis

cutissimo - Ultimate state of cuteness.

e.g., You look super cutissimo today.

submitted by Gina Alvarez

cuton or cut-on - To complete an electrical connection, or positively engage a switch. Commonly used as the opposite of cutoff, or cut-off.

e.g., Bubba, don't cut-on the switch while I'm working on the wires.

submitted by Bill

cuts rock - That's hard, that's cool, the idea is good.

e.g., Champ: Let's split the cash two ways instead of three -- you and me. The Kid: That idea cuts rock.

submitted by Pires - (www)

cutsey-pukesy - Something couples (especially new ones) do that they think is very cute but makes you want to hurl.

e.g., Tara's cutesy-pukesy when she's with Clint.

submitted by Alex

cutsies - To cut in line or a queue.

e.g., Hey, no cutsies.

submitted by Dob

cuttee - The critter cut by the doctor.

e.g., Think of it in terms of the castration procedure, a not perfect analogy for sure. Consider a veterinarian who has castrated only chimpanzees but has not castrated a man. The procedure is the same (essentially), but it's not the same thing to castrate a monkey as it is to castrate a man -- due to the cuttee.

submitted by HD Fowler

cutter - 1. A local. From the film _Braeaking Away_. 2. One who is sufficiently lacking in style, sexual appeal, or street smarts. 3. Somebody who just can't get the job done.

e.g., Did you see the cutter trip over that speed bump?

submitted by Augusto Carrillo

cutters - Exceptionally mad.

e.g., She's not talking to me; she must be cutters.

submitted by jess

cuttin up some mean rug - Doing well on the dance floor.

e.g., He is cuttin up some mean rug over there.

submitted by nicole

cuttin' shapes - When one is on fire on the dance floor

e.g., Melli sure is cuttin' shapes.

submitted by melli

cutting glass - For use during very cold weather -- referring to one's nipples getting hard.

e.g., Can we hurry it up here? It's freezing and I'm cutting glass.

submitted by timon

cutting sledge - By simple basic -- even brutal -- primitive means.

e.g., Oogluk's formula for maintaining peace and order in his tribe was cutting sledge.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

cuttlerize - To remove any remnants of intelligence.

e.g., Adam answers a question with his usual blank stare and repies, "I don't know." His co-worker then says, "Jeez, has your brain been cuttlerized?"

submitted by Dion

cuzim - Abbreviation of "because I am," sign of intelligence and abstract thought.

e.g., Cuzim TNT, watch me explode.

submitted by Eloy

cuzzo - Cousin.

e.g., What's up, cuzzo?

submitted by Ray Nash

cy-virus - A term to be used for a computer virus. A cyber-virus.

e.g., My computer got a cy-virus from an infected e-mail.

submitted by Ankur

cya - Cover Your Ass. | Cover Your Ass. Also cyan, as in CYA, MAG, and YEL.

e.g., That trouble-ticket software is more to CYA than for the users. CYA means never having a MAG-YEL face because you have a YEL stripe up your back, which really makes me MAG-CYA.

submitted by Stephanie | S. Berliner, III - (www)

cyber-rattling - Similar to saber-rattling, but implying an attack on computer resources, not military action.

e.g., Instead of threatening a preemptive military strike on North Korea, let's do some cyber-rattling. Let's imply we can take out their banking and military computer networks any

submitted by Tom Preston - (www)

cyberacy - The ability to program a computer as opposed to just being able to use one, the latter being referred to as "computer literacy."

e.g., Universal cyberacy, like universal literacy and universal numeracy, strengthens democracy by enhancing the intelligence of the electorate.

submitted by Will Mengarini - (www)

cyberaddict - One who relies on the technology to live, and believes she cannot go on without it.

e.g., He, being a cyberaddict, was close to death when the power went out.

submitted by cyberist

cyberbiotic - Antidote for computer viruses.

e.g., I used a cyberbiotic to get rid of the X3D2 virus.

submitted by Gregory

cyberbombarder - A friend or acquaintance who has entirely too much time on her hands -- forwarding innumerable e-mail attachments and jokes.

e.g., Since Bernie retired, my e-mail inbox has been cyberbombarded incessantly and I have to delete stuff all the time.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

cyberbonics - Word used to encompass the entire spectrum of slang across the internet, from emoticons to all the abbreviations used in chatrooms. (ED. Thousands of such abbreviations and acronyms. Duplicates have not been removed for the latter half of the alphabet.)

e.g., Pete is so into computerspeak these days, you practically need a course in cyberbonics to decipher his e-mails.

submitted by Paul

cyberbug - Person who spends too many hours on the internet.

e.g., You're being a cyberbug. Let's go to a movie. We haven't done anything together in weeks.

submitted by Gregory

cybercastration - Inability to connect to the internet due to your provider's activities.

e.g., Can't get on the net tonight. I've been cybercastrated.

submitted by gus melgar

cyberchondriac - The constant belief or suspicion that your PC is infected with a computer virus.

e.g., Leslie is a cyberchondriac; she thinks her PC has a virus.

submitted by Paul Dobbins

cyberchondriac - One with the persistent neurotic conviction that one is, or is likely to become ill after viewing an Internet website.

e.g., Peggy's psychologist diagnosed her as a cyberchondriac after she arrived with health complaints and printouts from the web sites she had visited.

submitted by Matt C

cyberdazzle - To surprisingly attract the attention of another on-line. To electronically dazzle and engage.

e.g., David's candid loquaciousness and indomitable wit in an on-line chat room cyberdazzled me.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

cyberdrama - When your computer is moody and is not cooperating, usually involving the ctrl-alt-delete to resolve.

e.g., My file wouldn't open and I was having cyberdrama when I spilled my coffee on my favorite shirt.

submitted by Douglas Meade

cyberian - A state of mentality wherein all things of a noncomputer status become uncommunicatable to the average person. From Cyberia, "the electronic world we live in" -- possibly coined by Douglas Rushkoff, author of Cyberia: Life in the trenches of hyperspace.

e.g., I tried to talk to him but he's too cyberian to communicate with. OR Cyberians don't converse, they interface.

submitted by Celtoid - (www)

cyberjail - Mythical place where banned message board posters must go.

e.g., Webmaster Dan put "Hub Northing" in cyberjail for repeated foul language and personal attacks.

submitted by Ty Evans

cyberlimbo - The place where lost data goes when using a computer.

e.g., Jane's entire book ended up in cyberlimbo when she forgot to save the weekend's work.

submitted by Linda Starr

cyberlizing - Includes all the various ways we socialize through the internet (cyberspace).

e.g., Instant messaging, chatting, e-mailing, and posting are some of the more popular forms of cyberlizing.

submitted by Shiela Tent

cybermallrat - Similar to a mallrat, but prefers to spend their time in online malls or otherwise shopping online.

e.g., There must be millions of cybermallrats all over cyberspace, yet they hesitate to acknowledge as much, let alone take pride in the term.

submitted by Larry Ellis Reed - (www)

cybernesia - Forgetting about information one has posted to cyberspace.

e.g., Suffering from cybernesia, Buffy couldn't understand how people knew so much about her.

submitted by Joel Garry - (www)

cybernit - One who surfs the net far too long.

e.g., Bernice: Chris is on that thing all day ... as if he had nothing better to do. Dotty: Ya, he's become even more of a cybernit than before.

submitted by d barn - (www)

cyberologist - A person who studies the behavor and practices of people on the internet.

e.g., He became a research cyberologist because of the need for studies that would produce an understanding of human behavor interaction with a new communication and advertising media.

submitted by L. R. (Rick) Neely

cyberphobia - Jealousy of another's online "affair."

e.g., She's calling off the engagement because she caught him talking to another woman online. She suffers from cyberphobia.

submitted by Cliff

cyberpimps - Irritating individuals who give you links for hundreds of porn sites on the net. Generally they do this without being asked.

e.g., Stop being a cyberpimp, Anthony.

submitted by Xnoybis

cybership - To send a large computer file via the internet.

e.g., I will cybership the video file to the east coast production house ftp site.

submitted by Pat McRoyne - (www)

cyberslacker - One who uses her company's internet resources extensively for non-work activities.

e.g., What did you expect? Of course Chris is a cyberslacker . . . of the worst sort.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

cyberslut - Someone who uses the internet a lot

e.g., She's a cyberslut, always online.

submitted by Mary Topham

cybertage - Any act of sabotage commited to a website.

e.g., My favorite website has been hacked again. I am sick of all of this cybertage.

submitted by ThunderChunk

cybertician - A specialist at spending multiple hours staring at a screen and pushing noisy little buttons. This person presents varied emotions directly related to the most recent button pushed.

e.g., My favorite cybertician froze when she noticed that the "delete" button was pushed.

submitted by Bud

cybertize - To advertise on the web.

e.g., I cybertized for this weekend's bake sale on the church's website.

submitted by Gail Englert

cybertrash - An avatar composed of, and dispelling digital refuse online.

e.g., That's not a bona fide chatter. That is cybertrash.

submitted by Cybertrash

cybervores - Gremlin-like creatures that live inside computers and eat data.

e.g., He tried to open the document only to find it had been chomped on by cybervores.

submitted by Ty Evans

cybervulture - An Internet predator. Someone who uses cyberspace to prey upon the trust and innocence of others.

e.g., We must teach our children about the dangers of exchanging information with strangers on the Internet, as they may be talking with a cybervulture who is lying and may be attempting to lure them into meeting in real life.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

cyberwocky - From Lewis Carroll's poem "Jabberwocky," this word refers to any kind of humorous nonsense propagated through the internet.

e.g., That e-mail you forwarded to me is pure cyberwocky.

submitted by kemie guaida - (www)

cybironic - A situation where someone says she is the exact opposite of what she actually is when describing herself online. Ways to tell: "I could stand to lose a few pounds" . . . is probably a model. "I'm not fat, if that's what you mean" . . . you need a running start to hug her.

e.g., She said she wasn't fat, then we met, and I had to look twice to see all of her. She's definitely cybironic.

submitted by Cliff - (www)

cyborgotomy - The surgical operation in which a human nervous system is interfaced to a computer.

e.g., Ever since Fred had that chip implanted in his wrist in that cyborgotomy operation, his toes curl up whenever he eats ice cream.

submitted by Wayne Paulson - (www)

cybureaucracy - A bureaucracy administered by computers.

e.g., I need to remember over one hundred passwords just to do my job. I've had it up to here with all of this cybureaucracy.

submitted by Robert Cleary

cycho - Cyber psycho.

e.g., Ed. A cycho made a website supporting a jackass for the President of United States. Red. You mean a site supporting a Democrat. Ed. Well, I mean John ƒ Kerry. What do you think?

submitted by Park Jung-Won

cyclism - Signifying the extreme popularity of cycling or biking within the biking community.

e.g., Cyclism seems to be gaining speed in the U.S.

submitted by Shea - (www)

cyclo-emberthasm - A nearly self-sustaining imaginorganism capable of "great feats"(reader use discretion) which occasionally needs a feeding, the usual food being a xiphtoham.

e.g., Babe, how's the cyclo-emberthasm these days? It's been a few weeks since the last xiphtoham feeding.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

cyclopean blindfold - Basically, an eyepatch. The term "Cyclopean blindfold," however, has a literary heritage extending back to 2011 and its use on Twitter by the current submitter.

e.g., "Onward!" cried the captain from his perch upon the stern, the rain coursing through his matted mane and over his Cyclopean blindfold.

submitted by Mark Lee - (www)

cyclopedia - (Also cyclopaedia, if you're old fashioned) (n.) A gathering of cyclopses (or "Cyclopes," if you are (a) a reincarnated, Iron-Age Greek, or (b) a purist. Personally, I have never heard anybody use the plural "cyclopes" for such creatures outside of students of (ancient) Greek or Latin---and even they fail to say it "properly," which would be kuk-lo-pes).

e.g., "So," said Homer, "where were we? ... Oh, yes, Odysseus and the cyclopedia. Today: the 'Nemo' protocol."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

cyku - Extremely psycho.

e.g., He wasn't just psycho. He was cyku.

submitted by Squackle! - (www)

cymotrichous - "Curly-headed, having wavy hair." "Occasionally we like to examine a perfectly useless word just to remind us of the boundless richness of the English vocabulary. Today's Good Word is such, an adjective from the noun cymotrichy 'curly-headedness.' It is, of course, the medical term for curly-headed and raises, yet again, the question of why doctors need a discrete and arcane language all to themselves."

e.g., When I was a lad, I was smitten by a certain cymotrichous ladette. | Wow, did you see the cymotrichous dish who just walked in? See you later. I've just gotta try to make headway with her. I'd never forgive myself if I didn't.

submitted by [HD for Robert Beard aka Dr. Goodword] - (www)

cynasm - Cross between cynicism and sarcasm, because sometimes the difference between the two is marginal.

e.g., Aren't we behaving like a cynastic bitch today, Chris? Typical.

submitted by LunaChick - (www)

cypherspace - That part of the Web where supposedly-decent folk hide behind IP addresses.

e.g., I expected she'd send me her URL, but she's off in cypherspace and all I got was an IP address.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

cypress - A new device for file compression.

e.g., The Cypress is twice as fast as WinZIP.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

cyte - Added for emphasis after an impressive deed has been accomplished.

e.g., Ted (after dunking on Ed): Cyte!

submitted by ditnis

czas podróżny - (choss-poe-drewzh-neh (to rhyme with LOSS-go-BOOZE-eh); n.) An aficionado of the cold war: history, movies, music, politics, nuclear-apocalypse fiction, etc. [From Polish czas podróżny "time traveler."]

e.g., "What's with all the early Bond movies?: From Russia with Love, Doctor No … and is this Doctor Strangelove? What are you, a closet czas podróżny?"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

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