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g - adj.(gee)Something that is cool or fun.

e.g., "Man...this game is g!"

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g to g - Good to Go. Implies that you are ready.

e.g., "I packed my bags, grabbed my ticket, and was G to G." OR "Everybody in the car? All righty, we're G to G."

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g&s - (attributive noun) 1. two people who detest one another but who do their best work together; 2. a situation in which a team that simply cannot get along nevertheless turn out amazing results despite their reciprocal enmity. 3. An 'if only' label for situations in which people who could have done wonders together simply hate each other too much to try. (After "Gilbert and Sullivan," whose reciprocal loathing belied their magnificent work together at the turn of the 20th.)

e.g., "Sherri and Ellen?! I thought they hated each other." "They do. But somehow, they're turning out better work than anyone else in the studio." "Wow, must be G&S."

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g' - More or less a prefix word that can be inserted before any curse word to instantly turn it into a non-curse word, yet still show your general displeasure at the situation.

e.g., G'bollocks.

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g'd up from the feet up - Looking gangster from head to toe.

e.g., With these clothes I'm g'd up from the feet up.

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g'day - Australian slang for good day.

e.g., G'day, mate. How's it going?

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g'eet - Southern coloquialism of "Did ya eat?"

e.g., "Hey, Sonny, g'eet?"

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g-banger - Aussie slang for "G-string."

e.g., Thongs have become an acceptable fashion in Australia these days for women. It's not uncommon to see a G-banger peeping out of a woman's jeans when she bends down.

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g-mail - E-mail for gangstas.

e.g., I just be chillin' and sending some g-mail.

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g-marque - The act of insulting one who is thought to be unprofessional, or supporting something thought to be unprofessional.

e.g., Andrew was g-marqued for wanting to have an April Fool's issue of our school newspaper.

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g-reel - A movie for general audiences that you were forced to see.

e.g., My wife made me go to a g-reel because my child was dying to see it.

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g-rod - Slang term for illustrious Illinois governor, Rod Blagojevich. See also Blago.

e.g., G-Rod thought he was going set himself and his wife up until Patrick Fitzgerald caught him auctioning Obama's senate seat.

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g-stache - The trademark moustache of a young male redneck. Thinner than a REAL moustache, this type is grown in a redneck's teen years before a thicker moustache is achievable.

e.g., Billy Bob grew a very unsightly g-stache in his teenage years..

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g-words - I was led to make this entry as I was looking for some web pages containing the word "abscotchalater." This list of words may eventually be replaced with a single entry for the word "galeanthropy," a word whose meaning I didn't know previously. It came up in the exchange shown in the current example.   Grandiloquent Dictionary G gaberlunzie - ( ) A wandering beggar or a harmless hobo galea - ( ) A headache which covers the entire head galeanthropy - ( ) The delusion that one is a cat galeophobia - ( ) A fear of cats galeophobia - ( ) A fear of sharks galligantus - ( ) A tall and awkward person gambrinous - ( ) Being full of beer gametophobia - ( ) See gamophobia gamomania - ( ) An urge to make extravagant wedding proposals gamophobia - ( ) A fear of marriage gargalesthesia - ( ) The sensation caused by tickling gastromancy - ( ) Divination using a crystal ball gatophobia - ( ) See galeophobia gaum - ( ) To stare vacantly or handle in a clumsy manner geck - ( ) An expression of scorn or contempt gelophobia - ( ) A fear of laughter geloscopy - ( ) Divination involving laughter genethliacon - ( ) A poem which is written for someone's birthday genethliacon - ( ) A poem written for someone's birthday geniophobia - ( ) A fear of chins genuphobia - ( ) A fear of knees geophagy - ( ) The act of eating dirt or clay gephyrophobia - ( ) the fear of crossing bridges. gerasophobia - ( ) A fear of old age or of growing old gerontocomium - ( ) An institution designed to take care of the elderly gerontocracry - ( ) A government of old people (often the old boys network) gerontophillia - ( ) The love of the elderly gerontophobia - ( ) A fear of old age or of growing old geumaphobia - ( ) The fear of taste geumatophobia - ( ) See geumaphobia gigantomachize - ( ) To be at war with one's superiors gigantomachy - ( ) A war between giants gigmania - ( ) The smug obsession with attaining middle class respectability girouettism - ( ) Altering one's opinions to match public trends gliriform - ( ) Resembling a rodent glossophobia - ( ) The fear of speaking, especially in public gork - ( ) A patient with unknown ailment. (Short for God only really knows) gormandizer - ( ) One who eats to excess graminivorous - ( ) Eating grass grammaticaster - ( ) A person who is pedantic regarding proper grammar grandgousier - ( ) One who will eat as much as possible of anything grapholagnia - ( ) The urge to stare at obscene pictures graphophobia - ( ) The fear of writing or of the written word graptomancy - ( ) Divination using hand writing gressible - ( ) Able to walk griffonage - ( ) Illegible or sloppy hand writing grimthorpe - ( ) To badly remodel a building ignoring its character or history grinagog - ( ) a person with a big stupid grin groak - ( ) To stare at someone who is eating in hopes of getting food gubernator - ( ) A powerful man in government gubernatrix - ( ) A powerful woman in government gudgeons - ( ) The slots on a hinge which hold the pin in place guidfather - ( ) Another name for one's father in law guttersnipe - ( ) A member of the lowest class in society or a street person gymnogynomania - ( ) The urge to spy on people when they are undressing gymnophobia - ( ) A fear of nudity gymnophoria - ( ) The sensation that someone is mentally undressing you gynarchy - ( ) Rulership by women gynecocracy - ( ) A government consisting of women gynephobia - ( ) The fear of women gynocracy - ( ) See gynecocracry gynonudomania - ( ) The urge to rip off a woman's clothing gynophobia - ( ) See gynephobia gynotikolobomassophilia - ( ) A proclivity for nibbling on women's earlobes gyromancy - ( ) Divination involving walking in a circle until you fall down gyrovague - ( ) A monk who begs and sponges off of other monks gyrovague - ( ) A monk who begs and sponges off of other monks Back To Dictionary

e.g., Gee, those g-words are lovely words. | Abscotchalater, cachinnate, recumbentibus, macroverbumsciolist, Likes (0) by Norman Feiner [34.61:120] on 1-Apr-09 12:19pm@ like to obtain assistance from native speakers of English with real meanings of these words, their usage and the most common characteristics that you may identify amongst them. Every single one of these words have meanings that are easily available on Google searches... Why do you want busy Ecademists to waste their time doing something you could achieve yourself?? I'm flummoxed [ reply ]Abscotchalater, cachinnate, recumbentibus, macroverbumsciolist, Likes (0) by Dr. Mehmet Yildiz [23.31:461] on 1-Apr-09 12:46pm@Every single one of these words have meanings that are easily available on Google searches... Thanks for your useful advice Norman; my "googling" is not up to scratch yet; I am still learning mate Besides I believe Google is not native speaker nor a linguist or symantec yet to show me the relationship and common characteristics of these words. I'd appreciate it if you let me know an algorithm to achieve this through Google. As usual, I am open to suggestions and new perspectives. @Why do you want busy Ecademists to waste their time doing something you could achieve yourself? True, I should have noted this and been more thoughtful. It is galeanthropy of me! Having said that nearly all topics discussed in Ecademy blogs can be achieved individually; with due respect, you reckon this wouldn't waste busy Ecademists time which are admittedly in dictionary Even through it, I learnt a nice perspective such as by this smart co-networker who commented on it. Regards, Mehmet Dr. Mehmet YILDIZ || IBM || IT Business Philosophy || Paradigm Shift for 2050s|| My blog || Twitter || Linkedin. [ reply ]Abscotchalater, cachinnate, recumbentibus, macroverbumsciolist, Likes (0) by Norman Feiner [34.61:120] on 1-Apr-09 1:17pm@ Having said that nearly all topics discussed in Ecademy blogs can be achieved individually; with due respect, you reckon this wouldn't waste busy Ecademists time which are admittedly in dictionaryEven through it, I learnt a nice perspective such as by this smart co-networker who commented on it. Huh!! My post (to which you refer dated 30-Mar-09 1:14pm) was intended to be humorous….. I think you may be working too hard mate [ reply ]Abscotchalater, cachinnate, recumbentibus, macroverbumsciolist, Likes (0) by Dr. Mehmet Yildiz [23.31:461] on 1-Apr-09 1:36pm@My post (to which you refer dated 30-Mar-09 1:14pm) was intended to be humorous….. Mine was posted to make people cry, upset, and grieve? @I think you may be working too hard mate Thank you for your empathy, Norman. It is an incurable disease, mate. You are not bad yourself in hardworking either, you have nearly 3 times more people in your network and managing director for a company. The good news is that "Friends [like you] are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble" Regards, Mehmet Dr. Mehmet YILDIZ || IBM || IT Business Philosophy || Paradigm Shift for 2050s|| My blog || Twitter || Linkedin. [ reply ]Abscotchalater, cachinnate, recumbentibus, macroverbumsciolist, Likes (0) by Louis Sequeira [11.34:2996] on 1-Apr-09 9:00pm1. Abscotchalater - to hide from the police. 2. Cachinnate - to laugh hard, loudly, or convulsively 3. Recumbentibus - a knockdown blow. 4. Macroverbumsciolist - a person who is ignorant of large words or a person who pretends to know a word, then on the sly refers to a dictionary 5. Ultracrepidarian - a critic, giving opinions on something beyond his or her knowledge. 6. Valetudinarian - a person of a weak or sickly constitution. A synonym for hypochondriac. 7. Uropygial - oil gland in birds that secretes oil for "oiling" the feathers 8. Palimpsest - writing material used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased or scraped off. Usually as used in ancient times on parchment paper. 9. Necromancy - a form of divining, by raising the spirits of the dead. 10.Halieutics - ichthyology.. this one is for you to figure out, from the Greek: ἰχθυ, ikhthu, "fish" The words in 1 to 4 above are actually of "American English" origin being a Mock-Latinate formation which was popular in the 19th century and not of "British English" origin. Though Shakespeare is known to have used the Mock-Latinate formation in his works. [ reply ]Abscotchalater, cachinnate, recumbentibus, macroverbumsciolist, Likes (0) by Dr. Mehmet Yildiz [23.31:461] on 1-Apr-09 10:37pmThanks Louis, great attempt. You provided the intended meanings and caught some patterns. I am grateful you responded; hope this was not "waste of time" for Regards, Mehmet Dr. Mehmet YILDIZ || IBM || IT Business Philosophy || Paradigm Shift for 2050s|| My blog || Twitter || Linkedin. [ reply ]

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g.o.m.e.r. - Get Out of My Emergency Room. Term used to identify an elderly patient who is too sick to cure and refuses to die, causing the physician or nurse much wasted effort, time, and material for no good reason. Taken from House of God by Samuel Shem. Also a derisive term for a nursing home patient so far gone with senility that all he or she can do is sit in a chair or lie in a bed, be fed pureed food, defecate, and gather bed sores.

e.g., Doc, we gotta nuther Gomer in room number five.

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g.p.x. - Habit of letting your "friends" know where you've seen their exes.

e.g., Isn't that Paul, Susan's ex? Ooh, I've got to GPX her.

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g.t.l. - Gym, tanning, laundry.

e.g., Lets get our GTL on.

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g2g - Good to go. Can be pronounced "g ta g." We used this in the Air Force to indicate a jet or a system that was repaired and ready for flight.

e.g., "Hey, Dexter, how's that fuel leak?" "It's g 2 g.“

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ga hed - This is how a New Yorker says, "Go ahead."

e.g., Ga hed, move it.

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ga-la-fa - Cajun slang: Oh, no. Oh, my. Wow. . . .

e.g., Ga-la-fa. I can't believe it.

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ga. - Ga. -- gauge (NOT guage) -- the distance between railheads on railroad track, specifically 4' 8½" in the Standard Gauge used around most of the world (5' in Russia). This was determined by the ruts left in the paving of Roman army roads from the passing of standardized Roman army chariots, with their iron-tired wheels. The width of the chariot was determined by the breadth of the hindquarters of the Roman army chariot horses. Thus, Standard Gauge was determined by Roman army horses' asses. (See also "in." and "ft." -- as ludicrous as this may seem, it is also true.)

e.g., "Scale" refers to reduction, such as 1:220 for Z or 1:87.08571428571428571428571428571428571 -- for HO, while the Z ga. is only 6.5mm (~¼") and HO ga. is 16.5mm (0.650").

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gaahglooshamabob - What one says when something shocking or frustrating occurs, while at the same time one is attempting not to say a curse word.

e.g., Gaahglooshamabob! Who stole my favorite Elmo spoon?

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gabajillionaire - A person with so much money that...they just have a lot of money.

e.g., Why should I try plan to become a millionaire in the future when I can become a gabajillionaire.

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gabber - Or gabba. A form of hardcore techno music, originated in Holland and Belgium, that ranges between 600 and 1400 bpms 200 and 300 beats per minute, according to Franz K. | Gabber is to techno what punk is to rock -- a very loud, fast style.

e.g., He's a gabber DJ; his stuff makes my ears bleed.

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gabberduke - Gross, nasty, icky

e.g., Madi's inability to online was so gabberduke it was pratically unbearable for her.

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gabberflasted - Flabbergasted. A spoonerism?

e.g., I was gabberflasted by her lack of concern about my dog.

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gabbo - Pointless acts of self-inflicted harm.

e.g., Drinking 12 gin and tonics in two hours is not just a stupid stunt, it's gabbo.

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gabbo - A short and perhaps subliminal piece of advertising, causing much confusion over what was actually being advertised. Alluding to the show with the same name on "The Simpsons."

e.g., A: (Watching TV) What on earth was that? B: I think it was a gabbo ad.

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gaberate - To hang out and talk about anything at all with friends

e.g., Did you and the guys hang out and gaberate last night?

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gabezo - (guh-'bee-zo; n.) a gazebo which is (a) rather small, or (b) apparently pointless.

e.g., Sometimes landscapers, for whatever reason, put up gabezos; there's no particular reason for them, though. maybe they're all into Jane Austen or gothic romances or something.

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gabillionaire - A person who thinks almost obsessively about her ex-boyfriend.

e.g., Have you noticed what a gabillionaire Asa is.

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gable - Eyeball.

e.g., Don't play with sticks -- you could poke your gable out.

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gabwanaha - Good-looking women

e.g., Check out the gabwanaha playing pool on ESPN.

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gach - A sticky or unusual situation or someone who is rude. "From the Spanish word "gacho," sez JS." (Pronounced "goch" as in "Gocha!') (Also the Georgia Alliance for Community Hospitals.)

e.g., After having been short-changed at the ticket office, he exclaimed, "That's gach."

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gack - To attack, destroy, or otherwise damage. Often used in combative situations regarding enemy positions.

e.g., We have to gack their artillery before advancing our tanks. OR Hey! Don't gack my surfboard.

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gadge - One who uses gadgets such as a mobile to phone to show off.

e.g., My God! That awful ringing sound. Chris is nothing but a little gadge.

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gadgemetronical - Used in connection with electronical gadgets, gizmos, or other tools. Usually of little to no practical use.

e.g., A watch with a TV remote and garage door opener and that tells the time in 20 different zones is only for a gadgemetronical fiend.

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gadzooks - Interjection showing surprise.

e.g., Gadzooks! You really startled me.

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gaf - A tool.

e.g., (Your close friend says something stupid) You laugh and say, "Gaf."

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gafarbawitz - Expletive. An old family word used around kids so that they don't repeat other four-letter words that adults tend to say.

e.g., When Jacob had his toe crushed by the garage door, he yelled out: "Gafarbawitz! That really hurt!"

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gaff off - A verb used in the USMC to deliberately blow someone off or to delay a task.

e.g., Don't gaff off this report. It's due first thing tomorrow.

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gaffer, gaff - Stupid or silly. I believe this is a very loose translation of the dictionary definitions for foolish talk, humorous old man. Anyone a bit silly became a "gaffer," and, ergo, some silly thing or act was "gaff." Popped up in SE Mass around 1984.

e.g., Did you see Chris arguing for an hour over the lightsaber fights in Star Wars and how in Empire they cut through the railings, and in Jedi they didn't? That Chris, he's a gaffer.

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gaffled - 1. To be swarmed on by the police and taken into custody. 2. To be ripped off.

e.g., 1. The cops gaffled Johnny last night. 2. I think that salesman is trying to gaffle us.

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gaft - to steal something or someone gaft, gafted, gafting...etc.

e.g., I gafted that tomato from her stash, and threw at her face.

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gag a maggot off a gutwagon - Of smething that stinks horribly.

e.g., His odor is so bad it would gag a maggot off a gutwagon.

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gag bag™ - Grab And Go bag™ -- a small travel bag that you keep packed all the time, ready to get out of the starting gate on a minute's notice. Able to hold a minimal change of clothing and toiletries. Enough to get you on your way, through today, and far enough into tomorrow to re-supply, if necessary.

e.g., I'm pumped. Just give me the word and I'm outa here. My GAG bag's packed and in my car already.

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gaga - Long before we had Lady Gaga, we had this word -- and will, undoubtedly, have it long after: "Excessively and foolishly enthusiastic; ardently fond; infatuated; demented; crazy; dotty."

e.g., He went gaga over the girl as soon as he set eyes on her.

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gaggalong - A sing-along of geese, honking their way south in vee formation.

e.g., Birdwatchers are also bird-listeners. For example, their ears are cocked in the fall, waiting to hear the Canadian geese and their gaggalongs.

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gaggle - Washington DC expression; an informal news conference without television cameras.

e.g., Presidential Press Secretary Ari Fletcher has instituted a 9 am daily gaggle in the White House Press Office.

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gaggle - Google's new entry into the field of search engines for specialty groups. Designed for the painfully shy, it takes four of the same inquiries before the information is disseminated, equally. No one person is credited with the request and anonymity is perserved.

e.g., Tina is keeping her fingers crossed that others on Gaggle want to know what "French kissing" is before her Saturday night date with Harold.

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gags - A long time.

e.g., It's been absouletly gags since I had rice pudding.

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gagsnad - An unidentifiable mass or cluster of goo stuck to your fingers from the wrapper of your fast food burger. Similar to a booger, but no one knows what it is. Can also be found at the bottom of your trashcan.

e.g., Ooh gross! There's a funky gagsnad on my finger.

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gagswitch - The fleshy bit at the back of your throat that makes you go "kyack!" when you stick things too far into your mouth.

e.g., "Kyack! Nope I can't eat a carrot in one bite!"

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gah - Exclamation used as realization dawns that a disaster is about to or has just occurred.

e.g., Gah! I forgot to backup up the code before I changed it!

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gah roo - An interjection used in in place of "What?" or "Huh?"

e.g., Joe: Your epidermis is showing. Jon: Gah roo?

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gahcked - to be overly excited or adament about something

e.g., they were all gahcked over the fact that they had won the football game

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gaight - A straight person who likes "gay music" or "gay TV shows."

e.g., I'm probably considered a "gaight", because I listen to a radio show online that can only be reached through regular radio in Houston, but luckily I have the internet, to go through the archives to listen to every show made, including the Christmas ones, no matter what time of year. To prove that I'm a gaight, look at the www field of the definition.

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gairmmin - Gairmmin is the opposite of the word "awesome" (used in a teenager's language) if something is bad.

e.g., You got a bad mark in school. You think, "Gairmmin, I should've studied." | You flunked the "submit a word to the pseudodictionary" exercise, Chris? Gairmmin.

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gaish - Describing a thing which is gay. Derived from "gay-ish"

e.g., His hot pink belly shirt is so gaish.

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gajillions - Many or a lot. More than a known number, such as millions or billions.

e.g., You have gajillions of marshmellows in that huge bag. Can I have one, huh, can I?

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gak - A subjective description of the feeling of the mucus that develops in the back of one's throat after drinking a glass of orange juice followed by brushing one's teeth. Extra thick milkshakes can often produce the same results.

e.g., Gak! I just can't sing right after breakfast.

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galactic peace police - Always on duty at key locations in the Galaxy and the Universe, this Force [may the Force be with you] patrols and guards all spaceways to ensure and maintain peaceful actions and behavior.

e.g., When humans took to Space in earnest in the 22nd century they quickly encountered our Galactic Peace Police, checking for possible violations and writing obnoxious tickets, as usual..

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galactonaut - A traveler between and within galaxies.

e.g., My son's ambition is to someday be a galactonaut.

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galamble - A long speech about something you'd rather not listen to. Usually you have no part in the conversation. To give an excessively long, boring speech.

e.g., The teacher galambled today on the unrecursive enumerableness of Goedel's Theorem. (Grundlagen der Analysis.)

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galampinating - Staying outdoors all night long doing whatever random things you decide might be worth doing.

e.g., After my friends clocked out we went galampinating, and we didn't go home until the sun came up.

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galapropism - The incorrect name you call the woman you've just awakened in bed next to.

e.g., To avoid galapropisms I now refer to every woman I wake up next to as "darling."

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galez - Unfortunately, no one can be told what galez have to see it for youself. Anyways, it's something close to "eccentric, delighted, humorous kind of occasional awesomeness." It is like the word "geil" (awesome) in German, but with a bit more weird and unclear, yet stronger meaning. Also the base of the entire Galez Movement, a cult for bored geeks :) More information on our official dictionary page in the link. See also: -legalez and -illegalez

e.g., - The weather was absolutely galez - Will galez for food

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galgamud a. meswat - Someone you're not.

e.g., 'Ello. My name is Galgamud A. Meswat. This is my brother Yoame. We are foreign visitor from the country of India and pleased to make your acquaintance.

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galimatias - "Confused or unintelligible talk." Ran across while looking up synonyms for poppycock.

e.g., I've had enough of your galimatias, HD. Give it a rest.

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galleywhacker - A smooth, flat piece of driftwood used in small, shared living spaces (i.e., recreational vehicles) to lovingly slap any exposed flesh of a flatmate who has invaded one's personal space.

e.g., Please stay out of the kitchen while I'm cooking or I'll slap you with the galleywhacker.

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gallina gas - The surprisingly disgusting odor wafting through the open windows of your trailer coming from a nearby chicken farm in Oklahoma or Missouri.

e.g., Susan: "Good Lord! What is that awful smell?" Donna: "It's just the chicken farm over yonder." Sheryl: "Yeah, gallina gas will stink a dog off a honey wagon."

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gallivantageous - Apt to gallivant; possessing a propensity for gallivanting.

e.g., Susie was considered by many to be rather gallivantageous, having been known to roam the city with her posse of socialites.

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gallofeet - To wear big heavy boots, particularly work boots, to demonstrate "big bad man syndrome." Or to let people know how tough and cool you are.

e.g., Don't mess with Roy Gene, he has gallofeet. For some reason the turkey walked up to me while I was at work and stomped on my foot -- hard. I have no Idea why he did it, but he knew I wasn't going to respond, get in any kind of argument or fight, and lose my job. I had seen him at his class reunion, I might have stamped his foot as hard as possible, and then explained to him that he was getting his payback . . . with year and years of interest.

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gallywow - "A man destitute of the power of begetting children. _Cornwall_, [J. Wright]." You can tell it's an old word by the reference to "begetting." From _The Word Museum._ We're all about making up new words, but there are lot of old words we could make use of if only we knew them. This is the very word I needed in an insulting e-mail I wrote last week. So old it's new.

e.g., "Regardless of whatever else your wife may have told you, the only thing she ever found attractive about you was the prospect that you could make a good living for her. She pushed out two kids, right? Are you sure you’re their father? You don’t strike me as a man who’d be fertile or virile enough to reproduce." "Wow, that's harsh. Practically telling the guy he's a cuckold and a gallywow. Glad I didn't get on your bad side. You're mean, dudette."

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galphonism - You know that feeling when you're near a cliff that doesn't have very good safety barriers up and you realize that if you slipped in just the right way, you would die? Well there is this feeling on top of that feeling of anxiety that tells you to just go ahead and jump so that you won't have to deal with the fear any longer of POSSIBLY slipping and dying. This is called a galphonism. Or having a "galphonic complex." This applies in many situations including impulses that involve you doing something to someone else as you will see in the sample sentence below.

e.g., Jamie had an unfortunate galphonism and got 20-to-life for shoving someone onto the subway tracks as an oncoming train approached.

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galumpaness - The dumbness of someone.

e.g., Chris's galumpaness led to a bloody nose.

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galumph - To gallop triumphantly. From "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll

e.g., He was so pleased with his efforts at the game, he galumphed the entire way home.

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gamalian - One well-versed in using games to get what she wants. Not upfront.

e.g., Jeez, did she have to get all gamalian on me. She could have said it straight.

submitted by Devorahmuse

gamaliel's law - (n.) 1. the rule that, if some practice, philosophy, precept, methodology, belief, or whatever, is based upon true principles, it will flourish, survive, or rise out of its own ashes. 2. any instance of the "wait-and-see" approach. (From the position on Christianity taken by the famed rabbi Gamaliel in the Bible: Acts 5:34-39---"Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people ... And said unto them, 'Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men. For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought. After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed. And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.'")

e.g., "That guy's sure acting strange ... I say we arrest him." "For what? strangeness? Let's go by Gamaliel's law here: wait and see. If he's waiting for someone or planning anything, arresting him would only keep us from finding anything out. Besides, I brought donuts." "Okay ... Gamaliel's good."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

gamalielese - Bad writing or speech, worthy of the Bulwer-Lytton Award.

e.g., H.L. Mencken wrote of President Harding's gamalielese at least once.

submitted by HD Fowler

gamasteron - A planet of a solar system whose existence is certain, but not yet identified exactly.

e.g., There are a lot of gamasterons in our galaxy. She is like a gamasteron in that you never know for sure where she is.

submitted by Tatomir Ion Marius

gambol - Gamble.

e.g., Poe was kicked out of West Point for gamboling.

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

game - Often seen in reference to the ability of a man to attract (or seduce) women, although "game" is applicable to success in any endeavor. Game is generally considered to be unrelated to looks, money, physique, etc. All else being equal, a man with good game is going to be much more successful in his relations (short-term, especially) with women than a man with poor game.

e.g., I'm thinking you won't run into very man bald, fat, and generally physically unattractive men who have game. | You see an ugly older guy with a bootylicious young chick, you'll be better off betting he has loads of money than you will be betting that he has a good game.

submitted by HD Fowler

gamer bling - Someone who wears a lot of game realated clothing.

e.g., Scott has his gamer bling in high gear today.

submitted by Josh Priddy

gamer-trance - A coma-like state after an hour of pwning everyone you come into virtual contact with. (ED. Cody, even though I went against policy and accepted your submittal -- videlicet, the description -- neither you nor anyone else has ever come close to pwning me.)

e.g., I tried to get his attention, but he was in a gamer-trance

submitted by Cody

gamooks - rather unordinary persons with little awareness of the world around them.

e.g., I don't want this sculpture to fall into the hands of just any gamooks, God knows what they'd do with it.

submitted by Harry Viens

gamorgeous - Used to describe something that is "to die for"' beautiful...more than gorgeous and extremely glamourous.

e.g., She was wearing a new dress that was absolutely gamorgeous.

submitted by Chey Dustin

gan - 'Gan' is a far better thing than what you see being used to-day, namely 'went' [ illogical ]..?! Shouldn't the sequence be, 'go, gan, gone'..?! But of course..!!

e.g., The man's plan hit the fan when it gan longer than planned, man..? [ The Rhine in Spine lieth Minely in the Pline ]..? it goes without saying [ poe edic licence ]..?! They gan without eating, 40 daze an' 40 nites, an' were thereafter mere shadows of their former selves..?! [ poe edic ]..?! pie 0201

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

gandy dancer - Railroad worker: track-laying or maintenance.

e.g., Although they clearly have rhythm, it might be rather pointless to ask a gandy dancer to dance.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

gang'o - Used for a group of (usually young) rowdy males. Shortened from gang of lads. Coined on holiday by four friends in 2000 and used ever since.

e.g., Theres a gang'o over there. | Uh oh, gang'o at three o'clock. | I don't want to go over there, theres a gang'o.

submitted by Emma Carter

gangle-shanks - Stumbled across in _The American Thesaurus of Slang_, this prematurely pronounced dead slang needs to be resuscitated. It has the general meaning of "long, skinny legs" or "one with long, skinny legs," the shank being the part of the leg between the knee and the ankle -- and sometimes the entire lower limb, including the leg and thigh. Checking Internet sources for definitions and examples of its use, I found one in the March 24, 1958, issue of _Time Magazine_ in an article about chess master Bobby Fischer, written shortly after he won the United States Championships at age 14. The example emphasizes the awkwardness that often accompanies long legs in the young -- I thought of a newly born colt trying to get to its feet.

e.g., "A floppy, abrupt young gangle-shanks, he stumbles through the physical world of school and subways and summer vacations in a tangle of arms and legs not quite under control."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

ganglophone - A politically correct word for all people unusually lanky, long, or gangly.

e.g., "Cal, you're really lanky." "We ganglophones prefer the term 'ganglophone.'"

submitted by Robbie Cahill

gangsta - A real thug, livin' the streets the way that the hip-hop lifestyle would suggest.

e.g., Chris is the only real gangsta I know.

submitted by T-Dogg

gank - 1. To attack without provocation, to lash out for no good reason. 2. A moment of public embarrassment. 3. To screw something up or have it fall short of expectations.

e.g., 1. Jeez, I barely set foot in the place when Chris ganked me. I wuzn't gonna boost nothin' this time. 2. Someone trips walking into a pub -- that's gank. Tripping coming out is different. 3. That basketball player really ganked his shot. | Wave Rally really ganks. The screenshots looked cool, but the game plays horribly.

submitted by Ben Johnson | Matthew | Jimmo | Dan - (www)

gankt - The result of a computer hardware of software failure.

e.g., Windows XP gankted your video driver, so you'll have to reinstall the operating system. Sorry, all your files have been lost.

submitted by Dan

ganopulator - Like the boogey-man, only worse.

e.g., The Ganopulator is a scary fictitious monster who eats everything from food scraps to dirty single socks--and toes that hang out of the bed at night.

submitted by Sam I Am

gant - Hungry, starving for food.

e.g., I have not eaten anything all day, so I am gant.

submitted by jeff brown - (www)

gantt - Collective for project managers.

e.g., The developer hid under the desk as a gantt of project managers, wild-eyed and slavering, stalked the building.

submitted by b

gaper's delay - The traffic delay resulting from a roadside accident or similar spectacle. Derived from drivers' "gaping" behavior when driving near an accident. Heard on the air in Chicago.

e.g., "We've got a gaper's delay on the Eisenhower--a 40-foot tall puppuet is gesticulating madly at the drivers. That'll add half an hour to your drive today."

submitted by Rich Tatum - (www)

gapification - Dressing in, or in the style of, Gap clothes.

e.g., Albert has really done some gapification lately.

submitted by Yu Ming Wei

gaposis - The condition of having gaps between one's front teeth.

e.g., Her smile was not the best because she suffered from gaposis.

submitted by Dr. Stephen S. Perry, D.D.S.

gapped - Something ordinary turning trendy, from The Gap.

e.g., Striped clothing and accessories have always been very ordinary, but this winter they have been Gapped.

submitted by Crystal

gapperbrushing - After George Saunders. Working at or being employed in a task or occupation that is unfulfilling, repetitive, pointless, and tedious. A gapperbrusher is a person engaged in such activity.

e.g., My first job after college amounted to little more than gapperbrushing in a cube farm.

submitted by RJ Shep

gappit - To remove oneself promptly from a place, to travel quickly to a destination, to leave one's husband.

e.g., Oooh...gonna be late, got to "gappit".

submitted by Aphinity

garage time - Used to decribe the time guys spend single after a breakup.

e.g., I'm not really looking to get into a relationship now. I need some garage time.

submitted by parkus

garbage juice - 1. The liquid leaking from a torn garbage bag. Most commonly found on sidewalks in large cities. 2. A beverage which tastes awful.

e.g., 1. Gross, I just stepped in puddle of garbage juice. 2. This martini's awful. It tastes like garbage juice.

submitted by jazzbo

garbage juice - Snapple-brand fruit punch.

e.g., Get me whatever drink they've got in the store except for the garbage juice.

submitted by ditnis

garbageable - (Also "garbagible" and "garbidgible"; all pronounced either GAR-bidge-ih-bull or gar-BIDGE-ih-bull; adj.) 1. Disposable; 2. of or pertaining to something of such poor quality that it ought to be thrown out as garbage; 3. something no longer necessary, to be filed in the trash can. [From "garbage"+"ible"; coined by my son Digory as he worked at the pharmacy just the other day (2016 09 15).]

e.g., "So remember: alcohol wipe, saline flush, the antibiotic bulb, then, when it's empty, another saline flush, and then the heparin." "That's an awful lot of empty syringes, and empty antibiotic bulbs. What do I do with those?" "Oh, they're garbageable: just chuck them."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

garbarator - Canadian term for garbage disposal.

e.g., Kitchen features include microwave, dishwasher, and in-sink garbarator.

submitted by Pete

garbavore - A creature that will consume anything, provided that it is frozen and unhealthy.

e.g., Many bachleorbeasts become garbovores if no one keeps an eye on them.

submitted by Dr. Science

garborator - The large "Seuss-like" riding vacuum cleaners found feasting on the sidewalks of downtown Chicago.

e.g., The operator sat atop the garborator guiding it away from pedestrians and toward select pieces of garbage.

submitted by karen

gardress - To "garden dress" with hugs the lawn or garden of a good friend. A show of affection by putting up decorations that are clearly designed to bring a smile to the recipient and others.

e.g., Wendy gardressed her friend Shelly's house with 79 plastic pink flamingos when Shelly was out of town. It brought a chuckle to all who drove by and saw them. Upon returning home, Shelly laughed for days.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

gardyloo - "Gardlyloo. (gär' dè lòò'). interj. (a cry formerly used in Scotland to warn pedestrians when slops were about to be thrown from an upstairs window.) [Anglicized form of F gare (de) l'eau beware of the water] Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary, © 1989 - Dilithium Press, Ltd. That is maureen miranda, spring koch, tere horgan, jim hill, ucb theater design One of my all-time favorite words resurfaced twice in the last two days -- must be a sign.

e.g., As I walked down the alley on the west side of the Ken Theater, I heard, "Gardyloo!" in a voice I knew all too well. The theater had no restroom facilities and the projectionist was desperate. His boss had warned him to quit emptying the Folger's can in her potted plant because he was killing it.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

garf - To disfigure an object; the result of such disfiguration.

e.g., That would be a nice guitar except for that huge garf in the body.

submitted by Mark Maranta

garffing - A person doing everything but what she is supposed to do.

e.g., Marcella, please stop garffing and get ready to leave.

submitted by kathy

garfunkel - To disappear mysteriously without a trace, like Art Garfunkel's career.

e.g., A. Whatever happened to that kid down the street? B. I don't know. He must have garfunkeled.

submitted by christian - (www)

garg - Someone very unpopular and unwanted; a negative, unfriendly person; slang for "Gargamel." (Credited to James Ruggieri.)

e.g., He's always complaining, always trying to impress people... What a garg!

submitted by Scott Adams - (www)

garganchuin - Huge, big, gigantic (anything of the large sort).

e.g., "Look at the elephant!" "'s garganchuin!"

submitted by JegStar (idea from SammieCB)

garglage - n. Combination of gargle and garbage. That fluid which has recently been used for gargling, and has just been, or is being, or very soon will be, expelled from the gargler's mouth.

e.g., Who spewed garglage all over the mirror?

submitted by Pete

gargle - Google's new search engine for do-it-yourself medicine.

e.g., Leroy, our local number one cheapskate, was overjoyed to find that he could eliminate all his doctor bills by using Gargle. However, he says that the service will not reach its full potential until it includes dentistry.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

gargontunous - really really big.

e.g., That is the most gargontunous thing I have ever seen.

submitted by Epsilon

garlacise - To have bad breath from garlic.

e.g., She is garlacising from eating that garlic bread.

submitted by Scott Wolfenbarger - (www)

garlic nano - 1. Disappointingly small portion of Nan Bread (garlic or otherwise) served in an Indian Restaurant. 2. What's left of the Garlic Nan when you get back from the rest room, if you're lucky.

e.g., I ordered Garlic Nan. They brought Garlic Nano. I came back from the restroom. I got Garlic None. Thanks a lot.

submitted by Ungentlemanly Conduct

garn - Australian word for "Hello," used in the country.

e.g., Garn.

submitted by mike

garnish - First appeared in hospitality industry by chefs who needed a word to describe attractive women without getting caught.

e.g., Charlie, check out the garnish by the ovens.

submitted by brian, told by brother david

garr - An expletive describing frustration, disappointment, upsettedness, etc. (Not to be confused with "Yarr" which is pirate slang for "I begin every sentence with this word." "Yarr, I be a pirate. Yarr, hoist the sails, maties!")

e.g., Garr...I lost my keys again.

submitted by Tiffany Schurig

garriage - Civil union of spouses of the same sex.

e.g., I attended the John and Rob's garriage last Saturday.

submitted by Peter Dedes

garry - To civilly unite same sex couples.

e.g., Joan and Susan were garried in Ottawa last weekend.

submitted by Peter Dedes

garry-groundwork - Used to describe a male that is extremely 'nice' to girls and is usually friends with several girls at any given time. The phrase derives from the fact that the person is usually trying to lay the 'groundwork' for future romantic engagements or just a casual one-night stand. This person will often be found preying on other guy's troubled girlfriends or other girls in need of a 'nice' guy to talk to.

submitted by aaron - (www)

gas - Fun. hilarious -- normally relating to something said or done by another person

e.g., "You're gas," wheezed Simon, laughing at Pal's latest joke.

submitted by Catherine

gas - An abstract term for anything sort of cloudy and poofy, but not necessarily fluid. Often applied to ridiculous or tongue-in-cheek concepts in computer games -- e.g., health potions. Gases themselves can also be Gas, but Gas is not always a gas.

e.g., Er, Barry, chuck us another flask of Gas, would'ya? I've got a gash the size of a melon on me leg and it's leakin' like crazy.

submitted by Graeme

gas price - Synonymous with scam. Price in my neighborhood today is $1.759 -- except at Shell/Texaco where it's $2.059. It has to be a scam.

e.g., What's the current gas price in your area?

submitted by daarvinolupp

gaschmackalickinous - A word used to describe the bizarre quality of lunch sandwiches which causes mid-afternoon gassiness. This word can also be used to describe a person suffering from said sandwich-related mid-afternoon gassiness.

e.g., Sandwiches from that deli are rather gaschmackalickinous. Every time I go there on my lunch break, my co-workers suffer for it afterwards.

submitted by Jared J

gaseous clay - A certain Middle Eastern story has us being made "from the clay of the earth." More precisely we are composed of matter, various elements, and compounds and minerals: I'm a material guy. But largely we are gas! We're made up of more than 70% water, and water is two gases: hydrogen and oxygen. So humans are something like 3/4 gas.

e.g., They say that you may be no more than clay, or dust. But you are as a matter of fact very gaseous clay, nicely molded and set in motion by automatic biological functionings etc. A glass of gas for every occasion.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

gash-rash - A skin rash surrounding the vagina, presumably caused by excessive vaginal discharge or poor genital hygiene. No known use other than as an insult. A variation, rash on your gash, might be used to put down a male acting like an effeminate pantywaist.

e.g., I'm unaware of anyone who ever checked it out, but Virginia gave off a rank odor that suggested she had gash-rash. | What's wrong, Chris? Got a rash on your gash?

submitted by HD Fowler

gashean - A Cumbrian (Beatrix Potter, Lake District) dialect word for an overbearing or nasty woman. A harridan. The word arrived in the county in 1828 with the first Irish Navvies that built the railways that criss-cross the county. The navvies were housed in vast camps out in the wilds, but at payday they would descend into the nearest town for some easy living. Due to the ensuing brawls that often broke out, many pub landladies would put a sign outside their pub saying "No Navvies." The navvies would refer to the landlady as being a gasheen but over time this became more anglicised and softened to gashean meaning over-bearing woman.

e.g., James and Katy lost their ball over the fence into Mrs Walker's garden. However, they didn't dare ask for it back as she was an old gashean. | The ward sister said to the young nurse, "You don't want to get on the wrong side of matron as she can be a gashean when angry."

submitted by David

gasometer - A gas gauge

e.g., The gasometer is on E. We better go to the gas station.

submitted by Todd H

gaspicle - A gaspicle (pronounced gas pickle) is any part of any machine that has failed. Coined by John Morley born Newark on Trent Notinghamshire UK 1934

e.g., Example from motoring "It's the gaspicle that has gone wrong" "What you need here is a new gaspicle".

submitted by Pat Morley

gaspric - It shocks and annoys you, makes you gasp and feel all prickly, like now with this gas thing, etc.

e.g., It's rather like a gaspric nightmare that has no end.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

gaspy - Gay-wasp -- think F. Scott Fitzgerald novels.

e.g., How would I describe him? He's very gaspy.

submitted by Kelly

gassed - Gas has been put in the gas tank.

e.g., Well, there goes all my money, but the car's been gassed to the last drop -- i.e., the gastank is full.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

gastev - To place another in serious and grave risk of death through physical contact; to inflict serious injury on another through a pre-meditated collision of bodies.

e.g., I really inflicted some gastev on that guy.

submitted by Ben Sellenger

gastricopiatus indignata - The full gamut of pain, cramps, belching, gas, diarrhea, and burning brought on by consuming an entire quart of Steve and Tammy's homemade "Dial 911" salsa in a single sitting.

e.g., Chris had to stay home tonight. He killed that quart of salsa even after I warned him, and now it's gastricopiatus indignata city.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

gastro-aesthetic - Pertaining to a gastronomic reaction to an aesthetically or morally offensive object.

e.g., That painting was so bad, I actually had a gastro-aesthetic raction. I nearly threw up.

submitted by rivka

gastrocenti - Those in the know about food. For hoi polloi, the term would be foodies.

e.g., 1. Yeh, Chris considers himself one of the gastrocenti. Jerk knows nothing about food other than how to chow down. His idea of a great place to eat is Trough and Brew. 2. "Now, this economy food shopping is all very well, but it will earn you only contempt in some quarters. For, just as one lot of cognoscenti is loading up with cut-price continental antipasti and cured meats that are vague about their country of origin, the hardcore gastrocenti want to know the provenance of their food and feel nothing but loathing for supermarkets."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

gastrointrusive - Any of a group of medical procedures in which objects enter the gastronomic system by unnatural routes.

e.g., Gastrointrusive tests offer the greatest benefit to the hospital because the patient tends to be quiet and passive during the test.

submitted by Jim Hertzler - (www)

gastronomical - An excessively large amount of flatulence.

e.g., You certainly seem to be gastronomical today.

submitted by cons

gastroporn - Food, particularly desserts that are so good they are like sin in a dish.

e.g., The cheesecake that bakery makes is pure gastroporn.

submitted by Andrea Bergstrom

gastropub - A pub where legitimate food is also served.

e.g., "Izakaya, those trendy late-night gastropubs, are bursting onto the scene" with dishes like "spicy tuna rolls and garlic leaves stir-fried with bacon." L.A. Times Food section, 11/9/2005

submitted by natalie

gastrotastic - A word used when a copious amount of food tastes good.

e.g., This mountain of food is gastrotastic.

submitted by Angus

gat - A fully automatic carbine. Most often used in reference to an Uzi.

e.g., "Fluffy poodle wit a gat / Popped a cap inside da cat." Ghetto Petz by Zippy Von Zippy.

submitted by Zippy Von Zippy

gat - Gun.

e.g., Don't cross me. I've got my gat locked, loaded, and packed.

submitted by T-Dogg

gateway - A large woman, in reference to the cow motif of Gateway computers.

e.g., She's a gateway.

submitted by Joe Baressi

gathering stones - Getting to work, doing something useful.

e.g., To get something done, try gathering stones, not rolling in the moss.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

gathers - Another word for the police -- because they gather people in.

e.g., "The protest was peaceful." "Yeah, did you see the amount of gathers on the street?"

submitted by Liz

gator boots - An ultimately desirable object for which people will risk all. Compare to "Holy Grail."

e.g., 1. I want gator boots. 2. Perfecting that song was Marek's gator boots.

submitted by BigAssFries

gator day - A day off, not counted towards vacation, as a reward for hard work.

e.g., Hey, the boss declared Friday after Thanksgiving as a Gator Day.

submitted by Biff Condor

gatsbian - 1. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Gatsby from F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 book _The Great Gatsby_: 2. In reference to one who fruitlessly pursues lofty goals. 3. Characterized by an inability to accept the changing reality. 4. Characterized by a myopic view of the past.

e.g., 1. Today's English class featured a Gatsbian lecture. 2. A Gatsbian digger thinks that she can breach the center of the Earth with her shovel. 3. My Russian grandmother is a Gatsbian woman, refusing to accept that her Soviet passport is invalid now. 4. This Gatsbian Texan I know is convinced that the South triumphed in the Civil War.

submitted by George Rosa

gattese, chatois, gatés, koshkii - The Italian, French, Spanish, and Russian words meaning the language spoken by cats.

e.g., I passed a cat sanctuary in Rome one day and noticed the funny accents being meowed from one mangy cat to another. It was then that I realized these Roman cats were speaking gattese. In the feline world, the cats who are generally considered the snobbiest and rudest of all are those who speak chatois. Ryan's cat Bob is cramming lessons in gatés because the new next door neighbors are Mexican immigrants whose two cats, María-Josefina and Carlita, are long-haired. Masha is from Moscow. Masha is a cat. Masha speaks koshkii. Masha likes borscht.

submitted by Amy - (www)

gattle - To wreck or destroy utterly, as with a Gatling gun. Humorous evolution of "Gatling," from the machine gun of the same name.

e.g., It's a good thing that big white no-name British boxer took a dive, 'cause it looked like Tyson was 'bout to gattle him.

submitted by Seam

gattle - (n.) 1. automatic (or semi-automatic) weapon fire (i.e., repeated, staccato popping). 2. any sound like automatic weapon fire (e.g., popcorn popping); (adj. "gattling" (pronounced GAT-el-ing, unlike the name of the gun inventor)) Making sounds like an automatic weapon; (v.) 1. to fire an automatic weapon, or to fire guns many times such that it sounds like automatic weapons fire, 2. to make sounds like automatic weapon fire. 3. to set off a string of firecrackers, as during a Chinese New Year celebration. ALSO: "Gattle-prod" -- to clap or make other loud, repeated sounds in order to get someone or some group to move. "Gattle-buzz" -- the alarming sound of modern rotating-barrel guns, like the M61 Vulcan cannon, in which the automatic firing is so rapid that the resulting sound is a rattling buzz.

e.g., The Why of War Gattle, gattle, go the guns / Pop, pop, pop, the volley / The Pope is Catholic; water's wet / And Lassie was a collie. | I love the gattle of a hundred hooves on cobblestones; it seems so peaceful somehow.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

gauche - Underwear.

e.g., Make sure you wear clean gauche, in case you get in an accident.

submitted by DAVID HELMINK

gaudess - (Rhymes with WOW-less (or, less accurately, to rhyme with "goddess"); n.) 1. a woman decked out in (or habitually given to self-decoration with) cheap, gauche, tasteless (gaudy) accessories; 2. a trophy wife or girlfriend, used to engender envy. [From the Latin 'gaudium/gaudia' "joy/joys" shortened and shifted to 'gaud' "a trinket or bauble," probably because people thought 'gaud' the singular of 'gaudia.']

e.g., Mrs. Plumb-Dougly is certainly a gaudess: all that jewelry she's dripping with must be worth at least a buck twenty. | Have you seen Mr. Braggart's new wife? A gaudess: I mean, she can't be more than 19.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

gaudify - To make overly gaudy.

e.g., Don't gaudify your x-mas tree.

submitted by john taylor - (www)

gaudiophemia - (n.) 1. a. Repeated expressions of joy; b. a series of ecstatic outbursts; 2, a tendency to use jubilant interjections in one's speech.

e.g., "Wow! Yes! Hooah!" "I know you're glad you aced the test, Scott, but save the gaudiophemia until after class."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

gaulded - Refers to irritation where legs rub against each other, as in upper thighs. Galded.

e.g., He had been working hard in the field all day and sweated profusely and became gaulded.

submitted by Lyle Dickinson

gavel - (v., intr.) 1. to be in charge; (v. trans.) 2. to lead or control; 3. 'gavel in,' a. to enact or impose a rule or a prohibition, b. to call a meeting to order; 4. 'gavel out,' a. to end a meeting, b. to overrule someone or end discussion of a matter, c. to create an exception to a legal rule; 5. 'gavel up,' a. to call together, b. to call to order, c. to begin a vote; 6. 'gavel under,' a. to overwhelm with (criminal) charges, b. to severely punish, sentence, or condemn; 7. 'gavel around,' to avoid making a decision despite addressing the issue many times; 8. 'gavel at,' to attempt (unsuccessfully) to (re)gain control of a meeting or situation. (n.) 9. the presiding person or authority in a given meeting or group; 10. the beginning or end of a meeting; 11. a judge. (interj.) 12. "Well, that's that, I guess."

e.g., "Who's gaveling?" "I think it's that guy in the Armani over there." | "When does the meeting start?" "Let's see: um, they'll gavel it up in ten minutes or so."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

gawife - What your girlfriend is for two months after you marry her and are getting used to saying wife instead of girlfriend.

e.g., I'm Dave and this is my gawife Lisa.

submitted by duncan

gawping - Combination of gawking and gaping

e.g., Did you see him gawping at those girls?

submitted by Teri Klaehn

gay - Urban teens have changed the former meanings of "happy" or "homosexual" to "stupid."

e.g., "Oh, my God, did you see Juanita's shirt?" said Juanito. "Yea, It's so gay." exclaimed Johnny.

submitted by Andrew Mitchell

gaybob - A person who acts or is stupid.

e.g., I never really realized how much of a gaybob you are.

submitted by Leah

gayboylicious - 1. A term used to describe a type of boy who is very openly gay, and very beautiful in doing so. 2. A very sexy guy who is very obviously gay. A cross between gay-boy and delicious (as if you didn't already know that).

e.g., Greg Lotze is absolutely gayboylicious in those pink pants.

submitted by Greg Lotze

gayed - To be beaten in a competition of some sort by an adversary in a way that makes the loser look very inexperienced. Can be used also as a verb, to "gay" someone or "we are gaying them." | When two people of the same sex publicly commit to spend their lives together, they have become gayed.

e.g., (Lamenting the loss of a soccer game.) "We were gayed." | (Celebrating a victory.) "We gayed them." | (When expressing distress over a upcoming defeat) "We are getting gayed!" | Adam and Steve got gayed on Dec. 1.

submitted by Kibbles-N-Bits | Djazzgirl - (www)

gaymous - Adjective -- well-known as a result of having "come out of the closet." More commonly: Minor celebrity who got a great deal more visibility than usual as a result of having "come out."

e.g., It's really not fair. He was a third rate athlete, then he got gaymous.

submitted by Dana Friedman - (www)

gaypotheosis - The epitome of homosexuality.

e.g., The Search for Love in Manhattan: "On August 17, I will reach the zenith of my queerness; I will achieve, if you will, my gaypotheosis."

submitted by beelzebub - (www)

gaysha - gaysha n., pl. -shas. A gay man who is expected to be subservient, attentive, adoring, obliging, considerate, devoted, respectful, and thoughtful to another gay man, usually the one who considers himself superior in every way. I don’t know whether I "invented" this, but I haven’t seen or heard of it anywhere else. I wrote it for a column in AXM, a London-based gay men’s lifestyle glossy. Love the site. Cheers, Jason

e.g., GAYSHA GIRLS gaysha n., pl. -shas. A gay man who is expected to be subservient, attentive, adoring, obliging, considerate, devoted, respectful, and thoughtful to another gay man, usually the one who considers himself superior in every way. Now, you don’t have to work at Oxford University Press to figure out that this is unlikely to be located between the covers of one of its esteemed dictionaries. No, where you’ll find it is whistling between my ears. (So, OUP, if you’re listening, the copyright belongs to yours truly.) Let me explain. Before I met my current inamorato, for a couple of years I was what is referred to as Single. You can probably gather from the big-boy capital ‘s’ that to most gay men -- nay most people -- this worry-laden word strikes fear and loathing in the spines of otherwise sane adults and provokes Herculean bouts of hyperventilating. Me? Frankly, my queers, I don’t give a damn. Yeah, sure, I quite like having a boyfriend, but only in the same way I like eating Brie; it’s great from time to time, but too much of the stuff is bad for the heart. Anyway, whilst I was on Singleton safari, I noticed a pattern to the dating dance. You meet someone -- it doesn’t matter a jot whether you particularly like them or not -- you go out, you don’t bother to get to know them at all and come last orders on the date, you expect to indulge in some hot below-the-waist action. Is this really the best we can do? Are we so one-track dimensional that we can’t see the trunk for the trees? The Great Gay Male isn’t interested in dating as a process of getting to know someone because it involves putting’n’shutting up. It means sealing the gob and -- shock! horror! alien idea ahoy! -- prising open the ears. Gay men do not want friends. They do not want boyfriends. They want gayshas, people who are willing to bow the knee and fall to their knees (metaphorically and literally) before them. They want a cross between a therapist and a rent-boy, someone to cover all bases on the need-fulfilling front, a decorative, obedient pet that slobbers on demand and keeps the barking to a minimum. And don’t look at me like that. I know what you’re thinking. Oh, here’s someone who’s had a few bad dates and suddenly he’s a postmodern, post-early-for-Christmas, anti-gay ritual ranter, going down the well-trodden Bridget Jones moaner’n’groaner cul-de-sac. Well, this Jones doesn’t subscribe to the all-gay-men-are-bastards shtick. What I am saying, from dating experience, is the only time I’m expected to use my tongue is when the other bloke stops blethering on and fancies a bit of a snog. Silly me. I thought conversation was a team sport. Gay men aren’t bastards -- that would at least take a little imagination. They are simply brain-curdling bores. In fairness, the can’t-listen-won’t-listen culture is not an exclusively gay affliction, although it is an almost exclusively male one. It’s everywhere we turn. It’s a sign of our speeding, breakneck age. We’re too impatient to make the effort, to go the distance and -- a very out-dated notion this -- get to know somebody rather than just jumping on [their his her] body. We prefer the easy option. Dating is all kerr-ching! kerr-ching! kerr-ching! It’s me-first, me-last and anything or, more precisely, anyone who doesn’t play ball is regarded as an annoying bogey to be snotted on the nearest sleeve. One is the star and one is expected to be the worshipful fan. You must not detract from [them him her], interrupt the soliloquy or steal the spotlight. You must sit, or even better genuflect, listen and nod appreciatively. Bung in the odd "Ah, really?" or "How interesting!" and cock’s-yer-uncle. Got it? Towards the end of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson’s newly lesbian protagonist, musing on her desire for love, says "I want someone who will destroy and be destroyed by me… I would cross seas and suffer sunstroke and give away all I have, but not for a man, because they want to be the destroyer, and never be destroyed." And herein lies the rub. Men won’t relinquish their ego, their dominance, their control. (And, yes, I do know. I am one, thankyouverymuch!) But surely if there’s to be even the merest whiff of love, there has to be a degree of risk, a willingness to be destroyed; otherwise, what’s the point? Isn’t having a gaysha a shade on the safe side of dull? There has to be at least some mutuality. A one-way street always leads to a dead end. Instead of the me-me-me mindset with a dollop of me thrown in for good measure, maybe we should indulge in a bit of sha-sha-sha, a quaint phrase an American friend of mine uses for old-skool dating. It might sound unhiply fogeyish, but has the alternative proved any more successful? God, sometimes I could scream, but in Gay Space no one will hear you. Probably because [they’re not he she isn't] listening. There’s only one thing for it: buy a kimono and bind the feet. Sake, anyone? © Jason Jones

submitted by Jason Jones - (www)

gaytee - A narrow, neatly shaven patch of hair located directly in the center of the chin.

e.g., Our band director returned from summer vacation with a disturbing gaytee.

submitted by Steven

gazebo - Extinct African animal. Similar to a zebra-gazelle.

e.g., They finally discovered the bones of the long lost gazebo.

submitted by Natalie - (www)

gazillion - A very large number.

e.g., I received a gazillion e-mails while on vacation.

submitted by Sara SHuman - (www)

gazinda - A street whose name changes depending on how far along the street you are.

e.g., If you had trouble finding the store it's because Benton street is a gazinda; you start down Lower Muscatine, and that goes into Kirkwood, which goes into Benton.

submitted by Nigel Ray - (www)

gazinta, gozinta - One of the four fundamental operations in math. Gozinta. | A small plastic container such as those produced by RubberMaid or Tupperware or the type that come filled with cottage cheese which are then used to store leftovers in the fridge. Stuff gazinta it. | One of the four basic mathematical operations.

e.g., Two gazinta six three times. | There's enough lasagne left for lunch tomorrow. Gimme a gazinta for it. | Four gozinta 12 three times. Eight gozinta 80 ten times.

submitted by kevin weaver | agd | dianne - (www)

gazit - A pimple so large that it distracts a person during a conversation.

e.g., I was going to date Todd until he grew that huge gazit.

submitted by Ally

gazochstahagen - Used for any German verb, when talking to someone who does not know any German.

e.g., When I was last in Stuttgart I bought a new gazochstahagen.

submitted by existential buzz

gazoinks - A random number of years somewhere in the viscinity of 5 to 50.

e.g., Boy, I haven't seen that in gazoinks!

submitted by Fran

gazoline - A form of gasoline used by those too lazy to form the "s" sound.

e.g., Do you put gazoline or gasoline in your tank?

submitted by Sharla - (www)

gazoometer - The distance you walk before you sneeze when you are reaching for the box of tissues. | A device to measure gazooms.

e.g., I traveled a gazoometer, then sneezed before I could get to the tissues.

submitted by Ed Breunig

gazoontite - Another word for kleenex tissue paper. Derived from "Gesundheit," which is what you say when someone sneezes. Dual Purpose phonetics.

e.g., Oh, you sneezed. Do you need a gazoontite?

submitted by TomCat

gazorninplat - Something unknown, a thingy, a whatchamacall it of sorts.

e.g., I cant finish this model, I lost the gazorninplat that came with it.

submitted by Brian - (www)

gazouta - An output port or source of emission.

e.g., His cabling was all screwed up - he had his gazintas hooked up to his gazoutas.

submitted by Chris Nelson

gazump - British. To offer more for a house than another has already offered and had accepted. In US, this is not allowed--in UK, it is

e.g., I've been gazumped on the house I made an offer on.

submitted by paul nelson

gazunder - A humorous and old-fashioned word for a chamber pot. | To lower a price on a property at the last minute to secure a sale. Gazunderer. To gazump is to raise the price.

e.g., When I was a lad, we used a Folger's can as a gazunder. | I was toying with the notion of backing out since we hadn't signed a contract, but Al gazundered and we consummated the deal.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

gazuntite - Gesundheit.

e.g., [sneezes] "Gazuntite." "Thanks."

submitted by HD Fowler

gazute - Euphemism for the buttocks. (Sort of.)

e.g., You've been a pain in my gazute all day.

submitted by Liza

gazzy - Bizarre, unsettling, freakish, or mutated.

e.g., A gazzy insect flew in through my window and landed on my face.

submitted by David McBryde

gblarfgh - GBLARFGH is a word I use often, when I can say nothing else. But, the rule is it can only be said after the word "the."

e.g., For example, here is a conversation between Ryosuke and me. Ryosuke: I need the -- sakata: GBLARFGH. Ryosuke: Shut the h-- sakata: GBLARFGH.

submitted by sakata

gbleh - an adjective, meaning below average, dull, boring or unpleasant. can also be used as an expression to fill in gaps in conversation.

e.g., "how are you?" "pretty gbleh" or "so ... yes." "gbleh."

submitted by miss jess

gbobulin - A happy goblin who typically expresses her happiness by bobbing a lot.

e.g., He was dancing like a gbobulin.

submitted by Simon Parker - (www)

gdos - "Green's Dictionary of Slang is an unprecedented 10.3 million-word collection of the impertinent, vile, censored, hip, witty, and fascinating slang words of the English language. Covering five centuries of innovation in all English-speaking regions of the world, the Dictionary is the most authoritative, scholarly approach to slang ever attempted. Over 100,000 words are defined; each word is authenticated by genuine and full-referenced citations of its use. This is a remarkable work by the leading slang lexicographer of our time."

e.g., How could I have missed gdos? It's been out since 2011.

submitted by HD Fowler

gear - Clothing.

e.g., I'm going to NY Image to get some new gear.

submitted by Jerome Greco - (www)

gear-head - An individual assiduously devoted to cars and their engines.

e.g., He's such a gear-head he keeps pinups of American muscle cars in his room.

submitted by Stephen Mize

gearfart - Grinding sound made by an automotible's manual transmission reluctant to be shifted to another speed.

e.g., My old Studebaker makes a gearfart when I try to shift into reverse.

submitted by Pat McRoyne - (www)

gearhead - Someone whos a big fan of the band Clutch

e.g., That chicks got like a ton of Clutch shes a Gearhead

submitted by Lesah

gebber - The smooth part on top of a new jar of peanut butter or other food.

e.g., I always like the gebber if there is any left.

submitted by Vlad

gebbied - To be screwed over by the man

e.g., Look at my tax bill! I've been gebbied.

submitted by Dwight Fry

gedankenexperiment - A real word: "an experiment carried out in thought only."

e.g., "Albert Einstein ... applied gedankenexperiment to his work conceptualizing the theory of relativity."

submitted by [Gedankenexperimenter]

gedge - The white gunk found in the corner of your mouth after chewing gum and dancing all night.

e.g., Wipe your mouth., then check your gedge.

submitted by Dirty - (www)

gedunk - U.S.M.C., Korean War. A very small restaurant or snack bar.

e.g., I'm hungry, let's stop by the gedunk for a beer and hotdog.

submitted by Stephen Mize

gedæghwamlican hlaf - (pronounced to rhyme with "the REICH MOM lee gone OFF"; n.) 1. "Daily bread" (from the Lord's Prayer in Anglo-Saxon); 2. Three square meals a day; 3. Sufficient food for a given amount of time.

e.g., "You got a place to stay?" "Yeah, I'm in the Bed and Breakfast down on third." "Just breakfast?" "No, I get the gedaeghwamlican hlaf ... I'm good."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

gee & haw - To tell a plow animal to turn right, you say "Gee." To tell it to turn left, you say "Haw." Both words may soon become relics. I have heard the words used as described, but I'm well on my way to becoming a relic myself.

e.g., I sat watching, fascinated by the way the mule responded to its owners gees and haws. Before long, the small plot of land was plowed and ready for my grandmother to plant her vegetable garden. When I was a teenager, one of the responsibilities I tended to shirk was pulling the weeds that grew so well between the rows of stuff we wanted to grow.

submitted by HD Fowler

gee-whoppered - To be busted, bent, or knocked out of alignment. To be caught off guard and thrown for a loop.

e.g., That whirlwind gee-whoppered me so hard that it was a minute before I knew which way was up.

submitted by Steve McDonald

geebs - Gigabytes. Ultimate contraction of "gee-bees."

e.g., Red: Say, fella, how many geebs is that file? Ned: Uhhhhh . . . lotsa.

submitted by wnpxnff

geedunk - Junk food, candy. A Navy expression. A debate has been raging over its orgin for decades.

e.g., Where's Joe? He's at the store getting some geedunk.

submitted by Al

geegas - Gorgeous, cute, something you go "awwww" to.

e.g., You are looking geegas.

submitted by Sheldon Holmes

geek - To be involved in highly technical or geek-like behavior as a social outlet or to have fun.

e.g., Ken, I know the new computer is fun, but you have to stop geeking with your friends and come have a conversation with real people.

submitted by Jordana

geek - Combined expression of revulsion AND fright.

e.g., She started to gag when she spotted a particularly repulsive geek but then was so scared by him that what came out was "Geek!"

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

geek check - Someone who "checks out" as a geek, usually with some sort of passive test.

e.g., Fester: My favorite quote is, "With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied -- chains us all, irrevocably." Hester: That's from Star Trek The Next Generation. Fester: You just passed the geek check.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

geek chic - Ultra-geek high fashion.

e.g., Having a computer surgically implanted into your skin would be the ultimate in geek chic.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

geek out - To become very nervous, paranoid.

e.g., After I took the test I started to geek out. I thought I failed it.

submitted by Waldo

geek out - To work on a computer, or other similar tech-related activity by choice, usually at the expense of some other activity. This is how we've used the term up here in Canada, anyhow.

e.g., Naw, Raj ain't coming -- he said he's geeking-out tonight. | I work in tech -- I get paid to sit around and geek-out all day.

submitted by ad869 - (www)

geek pride - Modification of "gay pride" to apply to geeks who are not ashamed of their geek status. It is said that the first step to being an ubergeek is to be a part of at least one geek pride movement, apt-ly (pun intended) named for those times when a geek does what geeks do best.

e.g., He aptly demonstrated his geek pride by wearing a "codepoet" t-shirt to school.

submitted by apeiron

geek speak - Terms used by . . . well . . . geeks. Usually specific to a genre the general public knows nothing about.

e.g., These friends of mine play D&D, and are always talking in geek speak. They spend entire conversations discussing THAC0 and saying things such as "How about a celestial badger?" and "I choose to disbelieve."

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

geekalicious - Of something that appeals to a geek.

e.g., Your new hand-held PC is geekalicious.

submitted by Stan J - (www)

geeked - All rattled about something.

e.g., Thank God the survey is over. Everyone was so geeked by it.

submitted by Liz Szefcyk

geeked - Extremely happy or excited.

e.g., I was geeked when I got my first car.

submitted by Tiffany

geekend - A weekend spent engaged in geek-related activities.

e.g., I've just bought a new computer, so it looks like it's going to be a long geekend.

submitted by Chris Webb - (www)

geeker - Someone who messes up something that is going well. Progresses to double geeker and eventually deedledorfer if things go real bad.

e.g., We were getting tons of work done until that geeker came along and geeked it all up.

submitted by Ben - (www)

geekgasim - The mental and physiological state of intense arousal brought about by high technology. Symptoms often include things such as increased heart rate, rolling eyes, drool, and moaning or other cooing sounds. Geekgasm.

e.g., When Missy ordered her new computer, she had to take a moment to reveal that she would have the fastest machine of any of her friends. As her heart fluttered she knew she'd be the envy of her computer club and she had a private little geekgasim that caused her to pause her IM description of the new machine.

submitted by mark - (www)

geekgasm - A fit of intense geekly joy; happens when a geek runs into someone or something exceedingly geeky not seen every day

e.g., Chris almost had a geekgasm when he saw the trailer for the new Star Wars movie.

submitted by garth - (www)

geekin - Pursuit of geek happiness.

e.g., Jer sat in front of his computer geekin while he waited for his girl to get home.

submitted by garetj - (www)

geekin' - Laughing really hard,

e.g., We were geekin' yesterday after school when the girl tripped.

submitted by Kaycee Reed

geeking - Apart from other definitions, also used to describe laughing so uncontrollably that you look and act, for all intents and purposes, like a complete geek.

e.g., Today I saw a very rich and well-dressed woman slip on some dog crap on the sidewalk. She got it all over her when she fell. I was geeking so hard I almost crashed my car.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

geekity - (n.) 1. The quality or state of being a geek; 2. The proper form of address for a greatly talented, learned, or famous geek.

e.g., "You pretend to love her---I don't know, maybe you even believe you do---but, in reality, you are simply exploiting her Velma-esque geekity so as to live untroubled in the limbo of virtuality. She's a woman, not a patch." | GEEKITY, LIKE BEAUTY, BELONGS TO THE WORLD! | "Yes, your Geekity."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

geekolater - A person whose sole purpose around the office is to translate between the tech gurus and the average guys.

e.g., Can somebody go grab the geekolater? I can't understand a word this guy is saying.

submitted by Ducky

geekronym - An acronym that you actually use because you are so much a nerd that you have to say it frequently enough.

e.g., Ed: Wendel, the SQL in my VBA isn't like the QLA in the ASP on my IIS. Wendel: I'm sorry, Ed. You used so many geekronyms I have no idea what you're saying.

submitted by ashsimmonds

geekspeak - Various bits of technological mumbo jumbo that tech savvy people bandy about. Often completely incomprehensible to non-technical people.

e.g., He said something about a frontside bus, mega hurts, and a tearing bite? It was all geekspeak to me. Being able to translate from geekspeak to knuckledragger is a very handy skill.

submitted by BitRaiser

geeksplotation - The explotaion of computer geeks in the form of low pay and long hours in exchange for relaxed personal hygiene and dress code requirements at work.

e.g., In an effort to lower the payroll costs managment tried a new geeksplotation policy.

submitted by Eric Legatski

geeta - To Leave

e.g., Lets geeta. (As in Geeta hell out of here.)

submitted by Chuckular One

geetah - Alternative spelling for ''guitar'' when a feeling of 1980's rock revival is wished to be conveyed: often used by failed rockers who wish to impress colleauges or their children's friends, and hill-billies.

e.g., Yeeee-haw! I've got my geetah out!

submitted by Laffy

geezastic - The act of only dating older, richer people

e.g., Man, she's so geezastic they recognize her at all the funeral homes in town.

submitted by Todd Halterman - (www)

geezer - A lad, in the purest sense of the word. Usually from London. Likes women, beer, and football. Tends to be involved in suspect deals such as "second-hand" televisions. Not to be confused with the American term -- used for wheezy old men.

e.g., Look at John -- he thinks he's a geezer.

submitted by ash

geezer ticket - The discounted "senior citizen" tickets at the cinema -- you know, that fancy word for the movies.

e.g., "Two geezer tickets, please." That's what I say, often to a blank stare, when my wife and I go to the movies in the evening. I'm an old fart. An out-and-out geezer, by God. Call me a senior citizen to be politically correct and I may just smack you upside the head.

submitted by HD Fowler

geezerbird - London term for women without the girlie games-playing nonsense. Still feminine, but with lad-like directness.

e.g., What's she like? Oh, she's cool: she's a geezerbird.

submitted by JK

geezerettes - Old women. Potential significant others for geezers -- or other geezerettes, I suppose. No one else in her right mind would want to put up with them. Far from an original construction.

e.g., Dammit. Every time I go to The library I feel as if I'm being eyeballed by some geezerette. Christ, if they knew I don't need Viagra, they'd never leave me alone. Makes me about as uncomfortable to have one of them sizing me up as it does when I run across a planter.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

geezus! - Sudden exclamation, especially from pain.

e.g., Joseph was nailing up rags to shelter Mary in the manger; he was so nervous about her giving birth that he hit his thumb and yelled, "Geezus!" Mary said, "What a great name for the kid!"

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

gehtto - A mixed breed of squirrel, used to trick people who don't know the meaning of "ghetto" -- note the different spellings.

e.g., I installed a gehtto trap in my backyard.

submitted by Will K.

geigers - (pl.n.) Germs, radon, carbon monoxide, poison, rusty nails, plague rats, conspiracies, aliens---anything a phobic might look for, worry about, or keep track of. [From "Geiger counter": thus, someone who worries about such things is a "counter of geigers."]

e.g., "What's with the Lysol wipes?" "Oh, you never know: flu germs, pneumonia ... tuberculosis." "Wow, what are you? Adrian Monk? How many geigers do you think are in here?"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

gejarbled - Coined by Kemi Jona to humorously describe the condition of consternation and pain that resulted from his girlfriend's accidentally elbowing him in his genitals. By extension, applies to any situation where something has been slightly injured, damaged, or messed up to the pain of the speaker.

e.g., "Ack, you've gejarbled me!" he cried, clutching himself and smiling at the situation despite his evident discomfort. "Argh, Windows has gejarbled its registry again..." "Were you able to fix the TV after you dropped it?" "No, it was gejarbled."

submitted by Peter Schmidt - (www)

gek - A former geek. A transformed nerd.

e.g., Remember Dave, the geek ? He´s a gek nowadays.

submitted by A Bergman

gelachin - What you have when you put on a few pounds and your neck becomes more like a bird's or lizard's wattle, especially when laughing or shaking your head.

e.g., Look at the shimmy of that dudes gelachin.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

geminian - Typically Gemini behavior (astrological sign, the twins).

e.g., She invited two dates to the same party *and* managed to pull it off--how very Geminian.

submitted by Leslie Kenney

gemscape - The mind.

e.g., Let me look into the gemscape and see if anything shines.

submitted by Nathan

gemus - People who must complete or finish any game that they started playing.

e.g., Ethan isn't just a boy who loves video games but he's such a gemu sometimes that he doesn't even sleep or eat because of his obsession.

submitted by Micah

gen - The lowdown, the truth, the real stuff.

e.g., He is telling you true gen.

submitted by Gary LeDrew - (www)

gen e tales - Stories, told by Elders to members of younger generations, narrated often with long and boring details, all intended to illustrate how much more difficult Life was in the "old days."

e.g., Chet: "You're late for lunch. Where've you been?" Brett: "My boss was going on and on about how tough it was when he was a kid -- for example, he had to go all the way home or find a pay phone nearby just to call his friends. I wanted to leave but he had us by the gen e tales."

submitted by Charlie Lesko

genarctic cold - The interplay of far northern frigid temperatures with greatly reduced genetic possibilities resulting in a paucity of life forms in the Arctic regions.

e.g., Our explorative team researched exclusively the Arctic regions most of the year 2058 in the genarctic cold, hoping to uncover possible addition kinds or forms of life and we were not disappointed. We found a prototype of the popular bigfoot hiding in the recesses of an alternative universe heretofore unknown at the invisible entrance to the white holes at either end of the icy poles.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

genbank - A bank that holds genes. Works like a regular bank, but you deposit and withdraw genes.

e.g., Can you go to the GenBank and deposit my cistic fibrosis gene?

submitted by Squackle! - (www)

gender-bender - A traffic accident so severe it everts (???) a man's treasures.

e.g., He slammed into the pole so hard she's lucky to have survived that gender-bender!

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

gender-speak theory - The theory that men never use feminine pronouns like "she" and "her," while women never use masculine pronouns like "he" and "his." It turns out that this theory was never, ever, ever true in real life, but there were no movies before 1950 where a man said the word "she." Men only spoke of women in private discussions back then; you never heard a man say "she" on the radio, old TV shows from 1952, or in songs. That's why we all loved The Beatles so much, because they finally started saying the avoided pronouns. {ED. Gee, I never noticed.}

e.g., This gender-speak theory is really getting me going! It makes me want to watch more old movies!

submitted by Star651

genderal - Someone who's gender is not known.

e.g., The PD's senior editor, to many people, is a genderal. Many people think the editor's a woman, but I am 99.9999999999999999% sure he's a man.

submitted by star651

gendercide - "Gendercide is the systematic killing of members of a specific gender. The term is related to the general concepts of assault and murder against victims due to their gender, with violence against women and men being problems dealt with by human rights efforts." | Can't say that I'm particularly happy with Wikipedia's definition of the term, because the killings we hear about are done on the basis of sex, not gender.

e.g., "The Notion of 'Gendercide' Confuses Gender and Sex. ... However, because the gendercide perspective often confuses gender and sex ... Gendercide has been defined as sex-selective or gender-selective mass killing.

submitted by Lillith Gordonna Bennett - (www)

genderflict - The concept that says the following: Men know that they love some women, but they find it hard to believe when women love them back.

e.g., I was just listening to this CD. I know it was a comedy album, but I wonder how much women actually love men. . . . Genderflict.

submitted by star651

genderonymous - For someone whose gender (or sex) is difficult to determine, based on such visual cues as dress. Pat from Saturday Night Live is a good example of this.

e.g., I couldn't tell whether the people in the Catwoman costumes were men or women. They looked genderonymous to me.

submitted by Paul

gene ration - Learned about in the mature time of Life when a person recognizes that the attributes one inherits are not unlimited, and not eternal.

e.g., Dear Lord, with your powers of Creation Why did you give me such a short gene ration? I could be taller, my eyes further apart My strength incomparable, with an indestructible heart A wit to make 'em laugh, a mind that's most clever A lifetime somewhat longer -- a day less than forever!

submitted by Machiavellean & Lesko

general asphyxiation - Choking to death on a piece or pieces of General Tso's chicken.

e.g., The cause of Wanda's death at the food court was determined to be general asphyxiation.

submitted by Amanda Calkins

generation dot x - Dot X Generation, or Dot Xer. A group of people graduated from college after the burst of the Dotcom bubble, with abundance of computer skills but no decent career opportunities to apply them to. A predicament reminiscent of the one faced by Generation X. Disappointed, but happy that they did not make a Dotcom fool out of themselves. A general feeling of missed opportunities like they showed up to a party too late, only to see empty bowls of caviar and shrimp. Unlike the Dotcommers who were able to save enough money to move to Thailand to hibernate until the economy recovers, this group of college graduates have no choice but to accept jobs that are substantially below their expectations.

e.g., Those Dot Xers are paying off their student loans for their Media Communications degrees by working in restaurants.

submitted by Dyske Suematsu - (www)

generational dissonance - The state of believing that one's generation is unique; that one will avoid the errors made by predecessors in similar situations.

e.g., He actually thought that 90s music would be around forever. It was generational dissonance that kept him from seeing that it would clearly have the same sad fate ten years from now as 80s music does today.

submitted by Todd Federman

genereality - A reality which is general, and applies to everybody.

e.g., Since each individual perceives the world in her/his own unique way, it can be argued that there is no such thing as "Genereality."

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

generibug - A Generic kind of bug. Used when you don't know what to call an insect.

e.g., Yuck, a giant generibug just crawled under my bed! I'll never get to sleep now.

submitted by Bob Boarker

generic husband - A category of husband, consisting of uniformly undistinguished and in some sense interchangeable male partners. For instance, they take out the trash in a predictable, docile manner and hustle around trying to keep up with their honey-do lists. They are average providers, decent, good citizens, cuss little or out of earshot of their wives, and are maddeningly predictable and boring -- to which their wives are resigned, in a generic kind of way.

e.g., Bea, can I spill my guts for a minute? Harold is driving me out my mind! I know everything he's going to say before he says it! He's such a generic husband!

submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

generica - the stores and strip malls you can see in any town in America. They all look the same (generic).

e.g., When you see anything in a town that looks the same as in any other town in America you just comment "generica"

submitted by gene

genericalize - To make something generic

e.g., The site was too specific so the designer was asked to genericalize the design.

submitted by silent (e) - (www)

genericise - To write or design something in a way that is generic or to change something to become generic--especially software.

e.g., We should try to genericise this bit of the software.

submitted by Phil T

genericus - Transformer kicked off of Cybertron after a risque run in with Optimus Prime in the shower after the game. Forced in ignominy to roam the universe with the Gobots.

e.g., Q. What's wrong, Genericus? A. Oh, nothing. Other than living in exile from my home.

submitted by Mason Suna

generity - A state of being generic.

e.g., The generity of the whole production is what got to me.

submitted by Corey Bonneville

genetic cul de sac - A place showing signs of inbreeding.

e.g., Going through New Jersey is like travelling through a genetic cul de sac.

submitted by nitag - (www)

genetic immaterial - Sperms who don't make it to, or into, the egg

e.g., Sometimes I wonder who I would be if some other sperm of the genetic immaterial has succeeded in fertilizing the egg that became me.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

genetical - Genetic, thus making an incorrect word use correct. All teachers will buy it once you tell them where you found the word.

e.g., Katie said that sneezing multiple times was genetical, because her father sneezes a bunch as well.

submitted by K Jigga A

geni - The plural of genius. (Kind of like the plural of cactus is cacti.)

e.g., Your family sure is a bunch of geni.

submitted by jermaine

geniac - Very clever, intelligent person who displays maniac-like behavior when under the influence of alcohol.

e.g., We watched the young computer whiz stumble out of the bar with his car keys in his hand. There goes a real geniac.

submitted by FREDWICK

genial - A "small" man's self-deception that he is generously endowed.

e.g., Alastair's pitiful boasting in the men's showers, in the face of the meager evidence on display for all to see, was clear proof of his genial.

submitted by Alister Cameron - (www)

genialogy - The study of how to be a nice person. Perhaps with an alternative spelling of genialology as a sop to the texting and chat room crowd.

e.g., For a few years in the 1970s and 1980s, my company sent me every once or two years to take a course in genialogy.

submitted by HD Fowler

genie allergy - This is plainly when one is quite allergic to those weird Middle Eastern creatures, the genie. Symptoms include dizziness, blurred vision, heavy breathing, skin mottling, and death. The last can be prevented by dosing the afflicted with sufficient fermented camel's milk to stimulate heart and soul.

e.g., Assalaham always had to be very careful when working around bottles which purportedly may contain the dreaded Middle Eastern genie. For he had previously already experienced the genie allergy gene, and it was no fun.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

genietic - The state of or relating to genius. Having a genius epiphany. Akin to being "in the zone." Pronounced jeen-YET-ik.

e.g., I'm feeling rather genietic at the moment. | You were so genietic at that party last night, you made quite an impression.

submitted by Corey Bonneville

geniosity - The quality or state of being a genius.

e.g., "How the hell'd you get a 98 on that org chem final?" "Geniosity."

submitted by al - (www)

geniossal - The adjective of genius.

e.g., That idea is soo geniossal.

submitted by kilk - (www)

geniossal - Like a colossal genius {Duplicate.}

e.g., That idea was geniossal.

submitted by kinsi - (www)

genitials - From a caught ytpoe: has to be related to a woman having her friends' initials tattoed near her naughty parts.

e.g., "How many guys' initials does Kim Kardashian have tattoed on her pubic region?" "I think I read that she claimed she was up to forty-seven genitials -- three or four years ago." "Wow, just wow. And that's just guys, I suppose?" "Yeah. But that's nothing. Are you aware that the world record for a woman having sex with different men is over 900 in one day?" "Presumably involving penetration -- given that oral sex is not sex." "Yeah, Clinton's Legacy. I recently read that girls don't consider it cheating if they have oral sex with guys other than their boyfriends." "The world is changing and I don't like it."

submitted by Miss Speller

geniusosity - The quality of being both kind and smart.

e.g., My rich best friend displayed his geniusosity by giving me a computer and showing me how to program it.

submitted by Kara bell

geniust - Verb form for genius.

e.g., All my ideas are so geniosal. I geniust so often it is getting annoying.

submitted by chiaralopilato - (www)

geniustic - (Pronounced jeen-YIS-tic; adj.) 1. Of or pertaining to genius; 2. characterized by brilliance, wit, precocity, etc.; 3. extremely clever. Also, sarcastically, 4. incredibly stupid, remarkably dense or clumsy. [Genius + adjectival suffix -tic.]

e.g., "I swear this guy's gotta have an IQ of 300 or something: totally geniustic." || The neon smoke was a geniustic touch. || That sudden checkmate came out of nowhere: geniustic to beat the band. || "He shot himself in the kneecap?!" "Yep. He didn't have the safety on." "Geniustic." "Tell me about it."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

geniyical - Genius-like.

e.g., Your essay was geniyical. I wonder why you only got a D.

submitted by mich

genki - From the Japanese, meaning healthy, cheerful, and vibrant.

e.g., She's always so genki, which is cool, but sometimes it gets on my freakin' nerves.

submitted by Matt

genotypo - A hereditary trait bearing an inexplicable or mysterious origin.

e.g., Maybe it's a genotypo, since no one else in my family has blue eyes.

submitted by Eric M. Roberts - (www)

genre hacking - Breaking the rules of a given literary or artistic genre while conspicuously using the distinctive elements of that genre.

e.g., The author is genre hacking when his story uses monsters and incites fear, clearly horror, but the story is really about love and disappointment.

submitted by Asher Black - (www)

gentileman - A "mensch-like" non-Jewish man.

e.g., Sol Liebowitz treasured the close friendship of Tommy Johnson, a gentileman -- a really nice guy, who, had he been Jewish, would have been labelled a mensch.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

gentlething - Gender neutral honorific. Does not imply treatment of gender-neutral person as an inanimate object.

e.g., Ladies, gentlemen, and gentlethings, children of all ages, welcome to the greatest dictionary on the planet.

submitted by entitything

gentro - Rigid tapioca.

e.g., Even though I'm not fond of gentro pie, my aunt insists on making it every Christmas.

submitted by Stosh

genufract - With broken (or wounded) knee, heavy pain, protuding bone, or gushing blood perhaps.

e.g., They tried to break our spirit, but I ended up only genufract. We escaped and healed in the third setting of the Sun.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

genuinity - The personality appeal based on the act of being genuine.

e.g., Part of my appeal is my genuinity.

submitted by Grockadoc

genuisier - A person who is far smarter than a genius.

e.g., I am much genuiser than you.

submitted by Nicole Hamilton

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