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m assuage - To pacify a large body of angry people by giving group lower spine massages.

e.g., Will the world never learn that it's better not to confront crowds of protesters with brutal police and guns, but to m assuage them with soft-handed masseuses and warm body lotion?

submitted by Charlie Lesko

m the m - Make the move.

e.g., I really like Mike. I wish he would m the m.

submitted by Tiffany

m$ - An alternative way of writing MS, which is short for Microsoft. Used by web message board posters who think that Microsoft might be money-driven.

e.g., I can't believe how much M$ is charging for that software upgrade!

submitted by Purple Martin

m'ain - Variation of man.

e.g., Hey, m'ain! Grab me a beer from the fridge.

submitted by Jim

m'air - Redneck for "them there."

e.g., Bob, hand me m'air long hanl'ed underwair.

submitted by cutlasss

m'enh - Either way, or whatever

e.g., Person 1: "Do you want to go to a movie or stay in?" Person 2: "M'enh"

submitted by Ian

m, mb obsessive - The combination of letters that describes one person as being obbsesed with the Maybach, Mercedes-Benz automotive.

e.g., I'm M, MB obsessive because I slept in the Maybach assembly line.

submitted by RC3

m-ticket - © Michael Quinion -- 16 September 2006 Newsletter M-ticket This has recently joined a small group of words beginning in m- (for mobile, as in mobile phone), including m-commerce, m-payment and m-voting. M-tickets, say to a pop concert or for a bus journey, are bought by mobile phone with the purchaser later identified either by a confirmation number or by a text message on his phone which he can show the checker. Since Americans generally call the devices cellphones, the term seems likely not to catch on in the USA.

e.g., Bert: Oops, I just remembered. I forgot to get tickets for Foghat Saturday, and I don't have my moby with me. You've got yours. Could you get me some m-tickets? I can pay you right now, whatever they cost. Ernie: Sorry, no m-tickets for me. Bert: Why not? I said I'd pay you. You'd get the time value of the money until it showed up on your bill. Ernie: Nope. I think it's too subject to bogus charges showing up on my bill. Bert: Yeah, but you probably wouldn't have to pay in the end. Ernie: Sure enough, but who needs the hassle. I'm damn sure not gonna be m-voting.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

m-word - Mexican, or Mexico. It seems you can get fired for referring to someone from Mexico as a Mexican.

e.g., Phanarath: "What about roadsigns showing the way to Mexico. Some day soon they will have to be taken down, or they might be seen as insulting to the country they point to, that country down south, eeh, of the US, you know the M-word, under Texas.    "What about the state New Mexico. We might want to start calling it New M-word.    "The personnel at the borders between the US and M-word will have to be instructed to stop asking people who cross where they are from and where they going, since doing so could be seen as a kind of entrapment. And we can't have official who try to lure people into using hateful and insulting words.    "Anyone who asks an M-wordian where he or she is from will have to be arrested for trying to get others to use illegal language."

submitted by HD Fowler

m.a.c.h.o. - Male(s) Acting Childish, Hormonal, (and) Obnoxious. Used with a touch of sarcasm.

e.g., (random guy is picking on someone.) Observer: "Oh, how MACHO."

submitted by sorakirei - (www)

m.d.l - Mutton dressed as lamb

e.g., "an older lady, usually divorced, dressing in fashions which are way too young for her."

submitted by nciky

m.i.l.f - Mom I'd Like to Fuck.

e.g., Dude, your mom's hot. She is a total M.I.L.F

submitted by Kelsey Garczynski

m.i.p. - Mullet In Progress.

e.g., Hey, Sven, check out that MIP over there. Another inch in the back and he'll have a fully matured mullet.

submitted by Slojewnamedpru

m.u.s.h. - Martian Underground Sewer Habitat -- multi-purpose sewer system and population housing complex.

e.g., It's complex yet simple in its design and logical effectiveness. M.U.S.H. is a solid choice for both natives and visiting travelers from Earth and beyond

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

m1 thumb - An Army term. When the U.S. Army used M1 rifles, the right thumb had to go into the breech to press the release to close it. If the thumb wasn't pulled out quickly enough, it would get caught and mashed hard. The nail would turn black and it would be sore for weeks.

e.g., I was the only guy in our outfit to have an M1 thumb on both my right and left hands.

submitted by Steve McDonald

ma! - Word used when you want to say something bad but can't.

e.g., "Hey, Matt, let me go to your house""No, my mom says you can't.""MA!"

submitted by Ivan Gonzalez - (www)

ma-sheen - Pronounced like "machine," this refers to someone who excessively drinks, smokes, and flirts. A nickname given to Charlie Sheen in his heyday.

e.g., Albert: "I saw Rich smoking a cigar, drinking a Guinness, and talking to this fine lady." Paul: "Yeah, he is a ma-sheen."

submitted by natmac

maal - Seductive, sexy babe. In pathetic clothes, so not chic.

e.g., Jennifer Lopez looked maal at the Oscars. That dress was a tornado leftover.

submitted by ashwin

maaliin - (Rhymes with BALL-dean; n.) 1. A queue of Finns; 2. The borders of Finland or of any region of Finland; 3. The shifting border between Finland and Russia, including the controversies concerning Karelia, Salla, and Petsamo; 4. Any strategy used by Finnish guys to pick up girls (or vice versa ... or something, now); 5. The goal in a race or other competition. [From Suomi maaliin"finish line."]

e.g., "Look at that Maaliin at the theater!" "Yeah, they say it's a good movie, but it has no subtitles, and it's all in Suomi." | "Are we in Finland yet?" "Yep, just barely passed the Maaliin a kilometer or two back." | "Finland fought two wars with Russia after it gained independence ... it was all about the maaliin between them." | "What did he say?" "He said 'Olet kuuma; ulkona on kylmä. Voinko lämmittää itseni kanssa hotness?'" "Which means what?" "Um, you are hot, and I am cold: can I warm myself on your hotness ... ... I think." "Is that even the correct way to say that?" "I dunno: but it's a really weak Maaliin." | "You're in second place! Just keep peddling: the maaliin's just around the hill!"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

mabel - Or "to pull a mabel." To do something ridiculous (like fall in public for no reason, spill food on yourself at a high-class restaurant) or say something extremely old-fashioned or uncool.

e.g., Abner pulled a Mabel and dropped our Icees on the floor.

submitted by Absalom Isham

mabey - This used to just be a misspelling of "maybe," but eventually I used it in school. I use it in place of maybe, but it isn't the same. It's less likely to happen than "maybe."

e.g., Mabey the Earth will crash into the sun tomorrow.

submitted by Vanessa

mac town - Another name for the fast food restaurant McDonalds.

e.g., Hey, anybody wanna go to Mac Town?

submitted by Claire Thompson

mac's razor - If anything bad can happen, it usually won't, until you're convinced that it won't, then it will.

e.g., I thought I had beaten the odds and was home free. Then the boom was lowered and Mac's Razor had caught me again.

submitted by Steve McDonald

mac's rule - If you think that no one notices you despite all the good things you do, just try doing something bad and you'll find that everyone notices you.

e.g., I picked up all the trash on the street, but then dropped one little thing and got busted for littering, proving Mac's Rule.

submitted by Steve McDonald

mac-thing - The word that a PC Wintel-using HTML programming geek uses to try and disguise his sloppy non-cross-platform programming skills. Usually said with an air of indignance.

e.g., Um, well, no - that table won't look right to you - it's a Mac-thing. Now, if you look at it on my PC...

submitted by :bRETT: - (www)

macaca moment - What you call it when someone misuses a word she's heard but doesn't realize how offensive it is. | That moment when a politician says something that offends voters and it costs her an election she was expected to win.

e.g., No one should use a word or phrase unless she understands what it means in the context shes using it in. Doing otherwise can lead to macaca moments. | George Allen had his macaca moment in 2006. | Steve Largent had his macaca moment in 2002 when he used a profanity in a televised press interview -- but no one knew at the time it might later be called that.

submitted by HD Fowler

macadoodledandys - Fast-food restaurant McDonald's.

e.g., I'm starving. I'd love sumpin' from macadoodledandys right now.

submitted by Conor Farrell

macarooni - Itsa pasta treat, with honey and nuts and shredded coconut -- hold the pasta sauce, please.

e.g., If you'd like to try some nice dessert pasta, do have a chunk of homemade macarooni. My mama makes it best.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

macca - Similar to seed, one who is humorous, but in a disturbingly perverted way.

e.g., Ian, you are a macca. Don't talk about my sister like that.

submitted by macca

maccaholic - One who is compulsively addicted to Paul McCartney. Self-profession for fans.

e.g., Only a maccaholic would attend twenty-five Paul McCartney concerts in one week. | You're right. I'm a maccaholic.

submitted by Tara DellaFranzia - (www)

maccas - Fast food restaurant, McDonald's.

e.g., Let's go to maccas for a fat burger.

submitted by melanie

maccies - Low quality food. McDonald's, etc.

e.g., Kids, I'm not feeding you any more maccies.

submitted by J Ella Smith

maccy d's - McDonald's.

e.g., "Wanna go for a Maccy D's?" "No thanks, I'd rather chew on reconstituted sawdust." "Then you're in. That's what they serve."

submitted by matthew

macguyver - Completely unbelievable, such as making a tank out of a VW Bug with only a lighter and a Swiss Army knife. originated in Philadelphia PA circa 1985

e.g., Sorry, Chris, your story is just another MacGuyver.

submitted by Keith

macgyverize - Ingenious -- for inventions contrived in desperate situations (TV's MacGyver.)

e.g., Our trip across Canada in our '62 Valiant required us to MacGyverize the broken fan belt several times.

submitted by fredwick

macha - A female acting in a stereotypical male manner. Not necessarily an indicator of butch lesbianism.

e.g., Did you see that drunk macha chick punch the guy that made fun of her truck?

submitted by tom - (www)

macheography - (Rhymes with MACK-(or MOCK)-bee-DOG-ruff-ee; n.) A formal word for fight choreogaphy. In fact, it's from the Greek μάχη mache "battle" + γράφω grapho "write" (just like choreography comes from χορός choros "dance" + grapho "write.") Occurred to me after I submitted "swordeography" (q.v.), a word suggested by a child (and it's a cool word, honestly); mine's just his word in Greek. Doubtless it's my linguistic arrogance. Still, "macheography": it sounds good.

e.g., Have you ever seen "Hero"? That show's got some amazing macheography.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

machinachoreary - Relating to a dancing game machine such as a DDR Machine. Pronounced: MOCK een a 'CORE ee air ee.

e.g., The arcade's machinachoreary profits for the year were $10,000, and their racing games only made $2,000.

submitted by Matt

macho grande - An event you have witnessed that you can never get over. From Airplane II when the witness says to the attorney, "No, I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande. Those wounds run . . . pretty deep."

e.g., Mickey: Losing my wife to my best friend when I was in Vietnam was macho grande for me. Donald: What happened when you got back? Mickey: I divorced her. At first my lawyer told me insanity wasn't grounds for divorce. Then I told him no that wasn't what I meant when I said she was fucking Goofy.

submitted by John Davenport

macho madness - A very awesome time. Very, very cool.

e.g., My party is gunna be macho madness.

submitted by alex

machocosm - A microcosm that is aggressively keen to prove it is a macrocosm.

e.g., The Big Bang was an explosive machocosm.

submitted by Hooty McBob

macholatry - Worship of machismo. Could be original.

e.g., We're on the verge of a social recividism -- a return to macholatry, if you will. | Try though he will, President Bush is not the man to be calling for macholatry.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

machos - Nachos with extra chillis. Nachos . . . for MEN.

e.g., Yeah, uh, popcorn, two hotdogs, and machos, please.

submitted by Alistair

macintosh - A computer far mightier than any other known to man. This is recognised only by the incredibly clever and the extremly wealthy. Luckily they don't mind pointing this out to the not so fortunate or clever.

e.g., An iBook is an example of a Macintosh.

submitted by misora

mack - A term used to describe broadly any sexual experience.

e.g., Betty Sue hasn't got her mack on in a long time. Baby got mack?

submitted by ~andrea~

mack - Mack-Verb: To pick up a girl, using your verbal skills.

e.g., Tim and I are going to hit the bars tonight to mack on some ladies.

submitted by andrew rowe

mack daddy - the newest, hippist, coolest

e.g., that car is the mack daddy!

submitted by Ginberry

mackalicious - Guaranteed to attract the opposite sex.

e.g., That rusted-out, olive green '64 Plymouth Valiant of yours is one mackalicious ride.

submitted by Stefczo!

macked - A state of being dinged, scratched, or otherwise damaged by abuse or neglect

e.g., I can't believe we have to move again. Our furniture is already macked.

submitted by Loren Alldrin

mackenzie - Someone who always blames someone for doing something she didn't do.

e.g., I didn't didn't throw that paper ball. You always blame me. You're a Mackenzie.

submitted by Andrew Heaslip

macker's - McDonald's.

e.g., Macker's kills animals for profit, but they sure have the best fries.

submitted by Michelle Trame

mackin - making out with

e.g., i was mackin out with bob all night long.

submitted by stacey

mackin' - Trying to get a member of the opposite sex.

e.g., "Look at Matt, he's mackin' on Jackie!"

submitted by Sam - (www)

mackle - Worthless objects and artwork made by children that can't be thrown out for sentimental reasons.

e.g., My desk drawers are so full of mackle that I store my work in boxes.

submitted by Jay Heinrichs - (www)

macloud - Someone who looks as if he's not from this era: longhaired, long coat (leather)a s if he lives in a medieval castle.

e.g., Look at the MacLoud on the corner.cI wonder where he hides his sword, and where he parked his horse.

submitted by ivo

macmac - A person who tends to be a little too enthusiastic about Macintosh computers.

e.g., Jed: Will Joe ever shut up about his choice of computer? We already know he uses a Mac. Fred: Whaddaya expect? Joe's a macmac.

submitted by Jon Calon - (www)

macrobian - Someone who is eternally worried about grades below an A, to the point of nightmares. The typical macrobian takes pure science, accelerated maths. and accounting (just in case).

e.g., The macrobian sat crying, this was the lowest A+ she had ever received.

submitted by Sam Helps

macrobony - (Accent is on the -bo-). Very or excessively bony, as some kinds of fish, a thin person with little muscle or fat, or perhaps an anorexic. Humorously, someone you might call "dense" or a "numbskull."

e.g., I'm glad that your baloney  Is not macrobony  Your dog is a coney  And it too is not phoney  What's become of your pony? 

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

macroceph - Used as an epithet for someone with an extremely large head, short for "macrocephalous." Even shorter: macro and mac.

e.g., Hey, macroceph, better be careful or small objects will start orbiting your head.

submitted by Ariana Rizzitano.

macroleximorpheme - A large word for large words: macro = big, lexi = lexis = vocabulary, morpheme = word.

e.g., "Pulchritudinous" is a macroleximorpheme for "comely."

submitted by Logan Predy

macroverbumsciolist - 1. One ignorant of large words. 2. One who pretends to know a word, then secretly refers to a dictionary. From the comic strip Robotman.   "This one comes from the comic strip Robotman; I suspect it is completely fanciful, but I like it."

e.g., is a favored site for macroverbumsciolists.

submitted by [wwftd] - (www)

macroxenoglossophilia - Lover of long, strange words. I almost feel as if I'm cheating entering this. I thought of it only after seeing the pd entry for macroxenoglossophobe, a pseudo-word I can't recall ever seeing before today. (ED. Macroxenoglossophobe may actually be a real word. Hard to tell from what I can turn up with a Google search.)

e.g., "Some of my best friends are macroxenoglossophiles." "Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. When will they be getting out of prison?"

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

macroxenoglossophobia - Fear of long, strange words.

e.g., So, Charlie, you have macroxenoglossophobia, do you? How does this make you feel: “Let your conversation possess a clarified conciseness, compacted comprehensibleness, coalescent consistency, and a concatenated cogency. Eschew all conglomerations of flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement, and asinine affectations. Let your extemporaneous descantings and unpremeditated expatiations have intelligibility, without rhodomontade or thrasonical bombast. Sedulously avoid all polysyllabical profundity, pompous prolixity, and ventriloquial vapidity. Shun double-entendre and prurient jocosity, whether obscure or apparent. In other words, speak truthfully, naturally, clearly, purely, but do not use large words.” When I first ran across that feast of words in Michael Quinion's Newsletter, he said, “A thrasonical person is a braggart.” He said the above paragraph came from "Notes and Queries, 11 Feb 1893." When I checked today, I found something I must have forgotten: These days, its most frequent appearances are in a widely-reproduced bit of advice to aspiring authors or public speakers. In an idle moment, I set out to trace it to its origin. It turns out to be a hardy perennial, which became popular on both sides of the Atlantic from the 1880s on, appearing regularly in magazines and newspapers. The earliest unearthed so far is in The Pennsylvania School Journal of 1874. It is surely older still. This version is from early in its life. I leave it as an exercise for the reader to find an earlier instance of the advice. That's not my bag. I've found several variations: “In pondering your esoteric cogitations, or articulating superficial sentimentalities and philosophical or psychological observations, beware of platitudinous ponderosity. Let your conversation possess a clarified conciseness, compacted comprehensibleness, coalescent consistency, and a concatenated cogency. Eschew all conglomerations of flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement, and asinine affectations. Let your extemporaneous descantings and unpremeditated expatiations have intelligibility, without rhodomontade or thrasonical bombast. Sedulously avoid all polysyllabical profundity, pompous prolixity, and ventriloquial vapidity. Shun double-entendre and prurient jocosity, whether obscure or apparent. In other words, speak truthfully, naturally, clearly, purely, but do not use large words.” “In promulgating your esoteric cogitations or articulating your superficial sentimentalities and amicable, philosophical or psychological observations, beware of platitudinous ponderosity. Let your conversational communications demonstrate a clarified conciseness, a compact comprehensibleness, no coalescent conglomerations of precious garrulity, jejune bafflement and asinine affectations. Let your extemporaneous verbal evaporations and expatriations have lucidity, intelligibility and veracious vivacity without radomontade or Thespian bombast. Sedulously avoid all polysyllabic profundity, pompous propensity, psittaceous vacuity, ventriloquial verbosity and vaniloquent vapidity. Shun double-entendres, obnoxious jocosity and pestiferous profanity, observable or apparent.” “In promulgating your esoteric cogitations or articulating your superficial sentimentalities, and amicable philosophical or psychological observations, beware of platitudinous ponderosity. Let your conversational communications possess a compacted conciseness, a clarified comprehensibility, a coalescent cogency, and a concatenated consistency. Eschew obfuscation and all conglomeration of flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement, and asinine affectations. Let your extemporaneous descantings and unpremeditated expatiations have intelligibility and voracious vivacity without rodomontade or thrasonical bombast. Sedulously avoid all polysyllabic profundity, pompous prolificacy, and vain vapid verbosity. In short: "Be brief and don't use big words." Next time, in promulgating your esoteric cogitations, or articulating your superficial sentimentalities and amicable, philosophical or psychological observations, beware of platitudinous ponderosity. Let your conversational communications possess a clarified conciseness, a compacted comprehensibleness, coalescent consistency, and a concatenated cogency. Eschew all conglomerations of flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement, and asinine affectations. Let your extemporaneous descantings and unpremeditated expatiations have intelligibility and veracious vivacity, without rodomontade or thrasonical bombast. Sedulously avoid all polysyllabic profundity, pompous prolixity, psittaceous vacuity ventriloquial verbosity, and vaniloquent vapidity. Shun double-entendres, prurient jocosity, and pestiferous profanity, obscurant or apparent!!

submitted by HD Fowler

macrutiae - Significant details, large items -- the opposite of minutiae. Macrutia.

e.g., Gas mileage and price are macrutiae to consider when buying a car.

submitted by Richard Factor - (www)

mactics - "Macking" plus "tactics." Refers to the use of flirtation in a targeted, strategic manner.

e.g., Oh, they're not just talking. He's pullin' out the mactics hardcore.

submitted by Third from Left

maculate - Dirty, faulty, guilty, sinful. The opposite of Immaculate.

e.g., Jimmy, your room is absolutely maculate. I want it cleaned up now.

submitted by Hooty McBob

mad - A lot of, much of.

e.g., That guy has mad skills on the mic.

submitted by Mike C - (www)

mad - As a noun, a period of being angry.

e.g., You're going to have to give me some more time to get over my mad. | The last time I had a mad on, it lasted for more than four hours, so I called my physician to see what I should do about it. Just like they advise in the commercials . . . wait, that's not for mad-ons, is it?

submitted by HD Fowler

mad beef shanks - Name given to a British cow carrying the mad cow virus. The word is a combination of "mad cow," "beef," and "Longshanks"--14th century Enlish king seen in _Braveheart)_.

e.g., If Kent keeps eating the Mad Beef Shanks while he's in Europe, his brain isn't going to be functioning in about 3 months.

submitted by Matt

mad-at-gas-car - A conservationist's vehicle -- one propelled by any other energy form than fossil fuel.

e.g., Ethel: Where ya going, Bro? Deezle: Headed down to get me new wheels. Ethel: What kind ya gettin? Deezle: One of those named like a place. Ethel: Like Malibu, Tacoma, Dakota, or Alpine? Deezle: Nope. No more gas guzzlers. I'm gettin me a new mad-at-gas-car.

submitted by charlie lesko

mad-cell - An abnormally large amount on cellulite on one's back.

e.g., Ever noticed that Chris is afflicted with mad-cell? Not to mention her hairy back.

submitted by eli

mad-dogged - When someone stares you down with the notion that you will look away, back down, or give in. It also can used when someone is doing something stupid, do a ridiculous act, or macking on your ex-girl friend in front of you.

e.g., Nick got mad-dogged at the bar by Sam and Bryson for trying to mack on Matt's Ex-girlfriend.

submitted by matthew

madadhomadhomadmomandad - This rather lengthier-than-necessary word is applicable when somebody makes an ad hominem ad hominem attack. In other words, say, someone accuses you of making an ad hominem attack when you really didn't. As a way to make you feel that your arguments were inferior. Sort of an "adhom-adhom," if you will. Just threw the extra syllables, the "m," the "mom," and the "dad" to make it more passionate and intense. Like you're mad at your mom and dad and you're really upset with someone for seeming to attack you because you weren't able to respond well to her arguments.

e.g., Instead of politely reasoning and addressing my arguments in a logical way, Chris accused me of making an ad hominem attack. I told her she had just committed the debating fallacy of madadhomadhomadmomandad.

submitted by Zeromay Zentroclo

madagascar - Code used by poolplaying cheats in situations where one does not want it to be known that one is coaching another player. Meaning is "Play this shot without English." "You know, Madagascar, where they speak no English."

e.g., Smith is lining up a shot. Jones, sitting down and talking to Black, loudly says, "Last year I took a trip to...Madagascar."

submitted by Allan Hazlett - (www)

madam - A woman who runs a house of prostitution.

e.g., Let's suppose you're right that Iran "negotiated that cessation of hostilities" "ending violence in Basra." You think that's a good thing? You think that demonstrates "the goodwill of the Iranians"? Nan, Iran does what it sees as being in Iran's best interests. Whatever was done sure wasn't done as a gesture of goodwill. You think it's good for Iran to have that much influence in Iraq? I don't. What're you smokin' in your peace pipe, lady madam?

submitted by beelaebub

madamishness - Supercilious, overbearing, or haughtily proud. Used for certain women who are not divas, but come close.

e.g., She was acting madamishnessly

submitted by Tom Cubbage

maddle - Getting your words in a muddle when you're really mad.

e.g., Stop talking, you're getting yourself in a maddle.

submitted by nyika

made an ash of himself - Had himself cremated.

e.g., Yes, that's right. He died last week and in accordance with his wishes made an ash of himself.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

madjestical - Fairylike.

e.g., I felt madjestical.

submitted by Brandy 7th English

madme - The dullard in every work environment, self-proclaimed "class joker" who, frankly, is anything but a natural in the role. From the often heard phrases "Watch out, I'm mad, me. I'll do anything, I'm absolutely crazy."

e.g., Avoid Claire, she's a madme.

submitted by Lizzie Landslide

madministrator - 1. A person who has lost her mind because she has too much administrative work to do -- when her job does not primarily involve any administration. For example, teachers. "Nowadays I am mainly a madministrator." 2. A person (say, a line manager) who drives her colleagues insane by obsessive demands for detailed administrative tasks to be performed at all times. 3. Madministration. The over-administration which is insisted upon but is not really required in order for the actual job to be effectively performed.

e.g., Chris has becom a madministrator lately.

submitted by laura pasternack

madness - Rad and really cool or baffling.

e.g., That's madness, brother.

submitted by randy savage

madschool - Hardcore, old school, and mad skill merged.

e.g., Wow, that's madschool.

submitted by Calvin Chan

mafic - 1. Uncool 2. Dark, without light.

e.g., I was all hyped up about the concert, but it turned out to be mafic.

submitted by Aegean - (www)

magafalator - (n) Anything you have no other name for.

e.g., I opened up my computer and connected the wire to the little magafalator on my motherboard.

submitted by michael five

magaxenophilia - Love for the pretentious act of conspicuously placing a foreign-language periodical in plain view (usually whilst at a coffee shop) for the sole purpose of looking cosmopolitan. Not to be confused with someone actually trying to learn or understand the language.

e.g., It took only two questions to realise that it was magaxenophilia, not a love of the culture, that had caused the Afrikaans Times to accidentally fall out of her bookbag. She later confessed that she wasn't exactly sure where Afrikaansas was, but she thought it might be somewhere "in the West." Anyway, she was sure it was one of the flyover states.

submitted by gecko

magence - To pounce on or attack by surprise.

e.g., In the jungle, a predator has to magence their its prey.

submitted by courtneyboud

maggot - A fan of a popular nu-metal band Slipknot. Slipknot is pseudofamous for performing in masks and jumpsuits.

e.g., Look at all of those maggots jumping in that moshpit.

submitted by Captain Retardo (dw)

maggotism - (n.) the quantum force responsible for entropic decay. Sometimes called "electro-maggotism," especially if the decay is rapid or really disgusting. [from_maggot_and_magnetism_.]

e.g., "Wow. that is really disgusting. how long have these pork chops been in here?" "pork chops?! it can't be. those have been in there since ... golly ... november?" "bleaurgh. i'm going to be sick." "how bad is it?" "ugh! maggotism." "electro-maggotism."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

maggotoni - Ole fashion treatment for festering wound: Place live hungry maggots on a wound, they will consume dead flesh and clean up wound .. [neat, eh wot] .. !! {ED. Additional information provided by submitter Scott M. Ellsworth: Only certain maggots are beneficial on wounds. Most will eat the good flesh with the bad. Current "biotherapy" (called so to keep everyone's lunches down) uses Phaenicia sericata (the Green Blowfly), carefully bred for the purpose. It's fascinating stuff.}

e.g., A treat for your maggots And that certain hurting body part, everybody benefits !! Maggotoni does the trick ... mutual interactive cooperative effort, no sweat.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

maggotry - Low-crawling scum of society that stoop below the normal rednecks and bums of humanity. More or less a term of venery.

e.g., Sam refused to mingle with the maggotry at the bus stop. Ray was disappointed in the lack of attention.

submitted by Ray Spurlock

maggotted - Australian slang for very drunk.

e.g., Little Johnny had too many ales and felt entirely maggotted.

submitted by ellery23 - (www)

maggrivating - Another form of "aggravating" -- especially when aggravated (= annoyed) by somebody whose name starts with the letter "m."

e.g., M -- is so maggrivating. | I'm so maggrivated I could spit.

submitted by Kass

magic datsun - A ruse or hiding place that is easily discovered, a foolish lie that is caught out. Based on a Datsun which was pulled over with five different drunk drivers over a 12-hour period, in Glen Innes, Australia.

e.g., Telling your boyfriend that Bob is your brother was a bit of a magic Datsun, Charlotte.

submitted by Kora

magic grandma money - Monetary gift(s) in form of cheque or well-concealed cash arriving to your mailbox unexpectedly as sent by Grandma. Often acquired by college students.

e.g., Bill took Amy to dinner because he received some magic grandma money in the mail today.

submitted by Tara DellaFranzia - (www)

magic jordan - The ideal basketball player: incredible offense, incredible defense, wins championships at all levels (high school, college, Olympics and pros).

e.g., Vince Carter's great but he's no Magic Jordan.

submitted by Dan Geiser - (www)

magic smoke - The stuff inside expensive electric things that you can smell if you accidentally zorch them on a dry winter day. Once you let it out, that thing will never work again.

e.g., I touched my Palm Pilot after shuffling across the rug, and I think I let out the magic smoke because now it doesn't work.

submitted by moogla - (www)

magical time traveling leprechauns - Usually used jokingly as an alias.

e.g., "Jake, did you shoot the gas can?" "No, it wasn't me, the Magical Time Traveling Leprechauns did it."

submitted by Rebecca

magicalbum - A book of mysticism released in 2002 by a mystical order of "Cat People."

e.g., The Magicalbum is the most coveted unknown book in the bibliophile world.

submitted by eva surga - (www)

magickal - Magical, as spelled by those into the occult.

e.g., ". . . the meditative and/or magickal use of drugs."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

magik - 1. Possessing distinctive qualities that produce unaccountable or baffling effects to an extreme extent. 2. An extremely fortunate or lucky occurance. 3. A (one and only) Person/online persona, magik, who can be located virtually at :)

e.g., That was magik! With a k! ("With a k" to add emphasis.)

submitted by magik - (www)

magikrap - Derived from the Pokemon Magikarp. The absolute worst and most useless of something. Use as a substitute for "crap."

e.g., This computer you gave me is magikrap.

submitted by Rick O'Shay

magishical - The same as magical, but more so.

e.g., All of the lights glistened off the tree. Shawn found it all very magishical.

submitted by Jesse - (www)

magma come loudly - In Hawaii, highest honors, extremely fine success

e.g., I am knowing which doctor to consult, only he whose magma come loudly.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

magnamize - To blow situations out of proportion.

e.g., All I did was forget to turn off the lights. My dad magnamized it to I was draining all of Boston of its power and he is paying for it.

submitted by Brian Mathers

magnanimus - Animosity in a large dose. From a misspelling.

e.g., Howard Dean as much as said he feels nothing but magnanimus towards Republicans and all they stand for.

submitted by Miss Speller

magnitudinal - Immense, excessive size, exceeding all expectations.

e.g., Several contestants demonstrated magnitudinal effort during the competition.

submitted by James Sandefer - (www)

magnivi - very cool

e.g., great cd, magnivi

submitted by Darewolf

magnum po'd - Magnum Pissed Off--as pissed off as you can possibly be.

e.g., She is Magnum PO'd at me.

submitted by Mark Maranta

magnuscaput - Latin word meaning " large head."

e.g., You have a magnuscapus.

submitted by Ryan

magodie - Similar to 'thingy', but usually in a digital / interactive context.

e.g., Let's get Alan to whip up a quick Flash magodie for the site.

submitted by mishx - (www)

magoo - When the eyeballs almost pop out of the head after seeing something astonishing, unbelievable, or completely unfamiliar.

e.g., Our cat Twinkie went Magoo when he saw our new puppy for the first time.

submitted by Edie

magot - Cards and order forms stuck in magazines, most of which fall out when you turn the pages. Think maggot.

e.g., I hate reading Cosmo because it 's always filled with too many magots.

submitted by Marsha Williams

maguetekh - A language that addresses an object itself and not the name we assigned it.

e.g., The man spoke in Maguetekh, an ancient language to tell the tree to fall over and shrivel up.

submitted by Keith

magumbo - A bad feeling about a place, person, or event.

e.g., The hallway gives me magumbo.

submitted by Dan Shawver

mah-purrr - Much appreciation

e.g., alex said "mah-purrr" when his mom gave him a new car.

submitted by groovy - (www)

maha - Fun, special, wonderful, etc.

e.g., Q. How was the show? A. It was maha.

submitted by alex

maharishi - To whine incessantly about others being cheaters while playing a game.

e.g., The game was great 'til Chris began to maharishi because he's so bad at it.

submitted by Moon

maheenie - An overall term of endearment, used in personal relationships. From "mahatma," a noun meaning a revered person, typically one admired for her behavior. "Heenia" means funny, jester- like behavior, amusing -- funny little thing.

e.g., No, Mike is not my boyfriend. He's my maheenie. Maybe if I had better sense and taste he'd be my boyfriend; but right now I'm going for the guys on the football team.

submitted by Daisy - (www)

mahkayooka - Contraction for "my car, your car." Used as a question when two people are trying to determine which car to take on a trip. The first or second half of the word can be used as an answer.

e.g., John and Tim walked out to the parking lot to go to lunch. "Mahkayooka?" asked Tim. "Mahka," answered John.

submitted by David Price

mahoganocracy - (Rhymes with the-dog-in-LOCK-you-see; n.) 1. Rule by those whose offices reek of dark wood; 2. Those who occupy such offices, especially high-echelon board members and such. [From mahogany + Gk kratos "power."]

e.g., "What happened?" "They gave the job to Lacey." "Lacey?! Why? She's only been working there a few months. You've been working there---hard---for over three years." "The mahoganocracy said it's because they needed to promote a woman." "Are you serious?! Are you serious?! You didn't get promoted because you're a man?" "I don't ... I don't know." "If this weren't so serious, I'd laugh myself silly .... Lacey. Incredible."

submitted by scott m. ellsworth - (www)

mahoganous - Used to describe the look and feel of a nice wooden piece of furniture even though it is fairly obvious that it is a lower-grade item.

e.g., This Ikea desk has a very mahoganous look about it.

submitted by Pat Nowak

mahoney - Me 'n my friends use this term for "money."

e.g., Joe, do you have any mahoney you could lend me? Sure, I'll pay you back. ... OK, I know I still owe you for the last six times, but I'll get around to it eventually. Whaddaya mean, "Why don't I get a job?" Why buy a cow when you can milk it through the fence?

submitted by Jamie P

mahoosive - Large. Like, really large. Massive doesn't come close. We're talking almost too big for your pitiful imagination to comprehend.

e.g., Deleted line from Star Wars: Look at the Death Star. It's mahoosive.

submitted by Phil Evans - (www)

mahousive - Bigger than massive, but not gigroncous.

e.g., That is one mahousive burger.

submitted by Rob and Mike, bored as hell

mahusive - Massive and then some, gargantuan, oversized.

e.g., Heather, who had been elected prom queen, developed acute anxiety complex when, the night before the prom, she discovered a mahusive zit on the tip of her chin.

submitted by nicole

mai-try - A cheap imitation. A wannabe version of a genuine product or concept, usually diluted prior to consumption. Originating from the knock-off tropical cocktails some bars and resorts serve, usually watered down, but with fancy names nonetheless.

e.g., Did you see that street vendor with those knock-off Rolexes? Mai-Trys if I've ever seen them.

submitted by Paul

maidathol - An over the counter drug that cures loneliness.

e.g., Charlene was lonely, so she ordered order a dose of Maidathol. At the end of the night she went home happy.

submitted by David

mail slide - A metal device which fits snugly into a postal drop box, which allows a thief to trap mail.

e.g., Michael Kaufmann, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, is credited with inventing the mail slide. Kaufmann was arrested by federal authorities in April of 2004 in Gary, Indiana.

submitted by Ty Evans

mailbox head - Someone who has an unusually squarish head. Can also be used to describe a stupid or foolish person.

e.g., Some mailbox head parked in my space in front of the office this morning.

submitted by Juice Maloose

maileability - A physical property that determines how easy it is to squeeze a large item into a letter box.

e.g., Postman to his students: "A letter of up to three times the width of the slot can be pushed through if it is sufficiently maileable."

submitted by Hooty McBob

maileable - A description of an item that can be bent flat, folded, or stuffed into an envelope so that it can be delivered the "regular" way by the U.S. Postal Service.

e.g., Just in time, I realized that I didn't have to buy a box and send Granny's birthday gift by U.P.S. or Fed Ex. The scarf I bought her was perfectly maileable -- it could be folded neatly and would easily fit into a 10" by 12" brown envelope for low cost mailing. (Much thanks to Gino Tofani for the e-mail "root" idea!)

submitted by Charlie Lesko

maillot jaune - French for "yellow jersey." The traditional jersey worn by the overall points leader of the Tour de France. Pronounced "my-oh shon."

e.g., Lance Armstrong surged ahead today and is in first place by 12 seconds. He nows wears the maillot jaune.

submitted by hackle577

main damie - Similar to "Buddy" or "best friend," a person one likes and socializes with.

e.g., You're so cool, you know you're my main damie.

submitted by Katy

main guy - (n.) Something one must finish before they can leave whatever they're doing to answer a summons. (From the structure of old Nintendo video games, wherein each level ended with what Sir Alfred Hitchcock called a "Master Antagonist" who must be defeated to progress in the game. Often (far too often) the games were not built to 'save' until this master antagonist was soundly trounced, so my kids would often complain that they couldn't do whatever they were supposed to do until after they had "killed the main guy.")

e.g., "I can't empty the dishwasher, Daddy, I still have to kill the main guy!" | "Come on, we can finish editing this next scene tomorrow." "No way, dude, I've still got the main guy to take care of." "The main guy?! What do you mean?" "You know, the continuity in the big banquet scene; if I can finish that, we'll be most of the way there."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

mainlander - Person not bred, born, and reared in Newfoundland, Canada.

e.g., I lived in Toronto, but the place was full of mainlanders.

submitted by Kilgore

mainlandrs - All them boys whos ain't from the Isle of Cape Breton.

e.g., Me cousins livin in Halerfax are mainlandrs.

submitted by comeau

mainstream - An indicator of a poseur. A word used by a person who wants to be in a "post-hardcore" band but isn't. Used to describe a band with fame or talent.

e.g., Tyler wishes his band was popular or talented. All he can do is sit around moaning about how talented bands are mainstream and therefore have lost the ability to produce good music.

submitted by Marshall

maja de bum - Ma-sha day bum. A term used to curse someone. Originates from the French phrase "eat your apple."

e.g., Novotny: Maybe we should go do something that's fun? Miller: Maja de bum, Novotny.

submitted by John Roberts

majestical - Mixture of "majestic" and "magical" rolled into one.

e.g., When I see a wind farm, I think they look majestical.

submitted by Karen West

majoodied - The extreme state of inebriation.

e.g., Simon was majoodied at the party last week.

submitted by Jared

major forehead slappage - An action induced by another's stupidity.

e.g., A : "I just bought a new car." B : "But you can't afford it." A : "I know." B : *major forehead slappage commences*

submitted by blahblogger - (www)

major pucker factor - Used in the US Army for a dangerous situation: tightening of the anus when frightened or worried. (Used in the same manner as SNAFU.)

e.g., We're surrounded. We have a major pucker factor going on here.

submitted by Xnoybis

majuberous - Spotty, scattered, incomplete, or poorly defined.

e.g., It was a small pub with a majuberous assortment of unfamiliar beers.

submitted by larry - (www)

make the camel dance - To smoke a cigarette to the butt. To go all the way. To milk something for all it is worth.

e.g., We've only got this guy for three weeks, so let's make the camel dance, people.

submitted by Mila Eighteen - (www)

make-want - To act or behave in such a way as to cause another person (potential sex partner) to desire you.

e.g., It is usually not enough just to be good-looking. In order to successfully attract a mate, one must also make-want.

submitted by Patrick McGovern and Jenny Lee

makee - Someone who is receiving something from someone who has made something.

e.g., "Why did you give me the dodgy cup when you made my tea and you have the good one?" "Cause I was the maker and you, my friend, were just the makee."

submitted by matt clarke

makilok - One of many names for the boogeyman.

e.g., From the movie, The Cell : Makilok is real; Makilok is the boogeyman.

submitted by candace - (www)

makin' groceries rage - The irritation, much like road rage, that people exhibit in grocery stores when someone is in their way.

e.g., Have you ever seen the person who gets annoyed because you or your cart is in their way? They act really put out and peeved. I mean, the aisles are only so wide. One can bet that someone will always be in the way or clogging the aisle. No need to get huffy about it. I think it is a form of road rage. In New Orleans, we call the act of going to the grocery store "makin' groceries". I think I'll call this form of grocery store irritability Makin' Groceries Rage. Yup, that's what I'll do.

submitted by hrred - (www)

making a sentence fancy - When you add an unnecessary cuss word to a sentence.

e.g., Chris is a fucking asshole. Sorry, I had to make that sentence fancy because I'm so upset. But it's more accurate said that way.

submitted by Kimberly

making googly eyes - To look amorously at someone. In cartoons, "googly eyes" are indicated by large hearts replacing the iris and pupil.

e.g., Martha was making googly eyes at Charlie.

submitted by EggieChan

making pants - When a computer hard drive grinds away for no apparent reason, often in the middle of the night, when no humans are around.

e.g., "Whats your computer doing?" "I dont know, it must be making pants or something."

submitted by Steven Garrity - (www)

mal - Pronounced mull -- like we pronounce dull, skull, etc. Used for a "sexy chick." Unfortunately, the literary meaning of "mal" is properties, luggage, baggage, etc.

e.g., Look at the legs on that mal.

submitted by hs

mal ody - The older generation's negative terminology for the younger generation's music.

e.g., Ever since the family with two teenaged children moved in next door last April, Burt Holman's favorite pastime, taking care of his garden, became a nightmare. It seemed that just about every time he'd set foot outside to start a beloved chore, like tilling the dark, rich soil, putting into the ground the special early blooming beef steak tomato plants he started from seed in late winter, or just raking up some stray, dry leaves that had blown in, the kitchen window of the new neighbors would be open. And emanating from the boom box left squarely on the kitchen table, would come the pounding, throbbing, god-awful screeching music that was currently popular with the teenaged kids. The noise was so loud and pervasive that, after a few intolerable minutes, Bert would have to retreat into the quiet solitude of his home. Burt smiled as he hammered a nail into the space of the garage wall, between the hook for the garden shears and the nail where he hung his garden gloves. He now had a place to keep his newest garden implement -- the thick, wool ear muffs that warmed his ears in the cold winter, would now protect and shelter his hearing in the spring and summer. And any teenaged mal ody be damned!

submitted by Charlie Lesko

malabras - (Rhymes with pa-ROB-ross; pl.n.) 1. Bad words; that is, (a) taboo terms (vulgarities, oaths, curses, profanity), or worse, (b) unkind words that deride, denigrate, ridicule, or belittle another human being; 2. Lies, especially those told to harm someone. [Mixed Spanish mal "bad" and palabra "word."]

e.g., These days, malabras are particularly chic, especially in politics. Nobody argues pros and cons, they just chuck malabras around. And, while most people think words are harmless, malabras embody the worst of the human race, and cause most of the violence on the planet: "Sticks and stones, they just break bones; 'tis names that truly hurt us."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

malacarious - 1. Someone's replacement gone wrong. 2. Ill feelings felt or experienced by oneself from others.

e.g., 1. The malacarious substitute made us work. 2. Your whole situation gives me malacarious thoughts.

submitted by mal

malacritude - The condition of being quite bad.

e.g., A sense of the malacritude of my situation fell upon me like a pack of hungry hyenas.

submitted by IMG

malarchy - (either MAL-ark-ee (seriously) or mull-ARK-ee (funnily); n.) 1. Bad government; 2. Ruling badly [from mal "bad, badly" + arch (from arkhos "leader")].

e.g., Sometimes congress indulges too much in malarchy.

submitted by scott m. ellsworth

malatocracy - A government where the worst and most devious of its citizens become its leaders. Its driving forces are greed, corruption, graft, and imperialism, while human needs receive little attention. It does little good to work hard in a malatocracy, so few people even try. Government officials and their sycophants will take away most of what an honest person earns. Education, healthcare, and equal rights are allocated minimal resources. The environment is trashed to provide short-term riches for those at the top. Those in other countries despise such a nation and work against it. Malatocracies eventually crumble from the effects of their own foulness. This type of government is the opposite of a meritocracy. See the separate entry for its definition.

e.g., They lived a bleak existence in the malatocracy and yearned to escape to a more humanitarian society.

submitted by Steve McDonald

malchisthesis - The intentionally hidden, yet obvious painful grain of truth in a joking or playful comment directed at a person or some people. 2. the true meaning or message of a sarcastic remark.

e.g., When you take jokes too lightly, you will miss the malchisthesis. You could just be sitting there and you wouldn't know they're actually attacking you.

submitted by MD Caruso

malco - To humanely trap apartment-complex stray cats for the purpose of relocation.

e.g., Pierre's female neighbors fed and attracted so many strays that he was eventually forced to malco the summer away.

submitted by Chris

malcochlear - Hard on the cochlea, difficult to listen to; especially an annoying voice or particular sound made both vocally and for the purpose of irritating.

e.g., That Franny Fines' malcochlear nasalization grates on my nerves.

submitted by Steve Zihlavsky

malecious - Facetious with malice, with ill intent. Sarcasm with pretentious overtones to be mean.

e.g., She knows it angers me when she maleciously outwits me in front of my friends and family.

submitted by Pete Parent - (www)

malefit - The prefixial opposite of benefit. To do harm to, or contribute in a bad way. Also, as a noun, one who or that which does bad things or contributes in a bad way.

e.g., Chris was a real malefit to the group, and they were glad to see him go.

submitted by Dylan Bennett - (www)

maletto - Mulatto: "Offspring of a Black and a White parent."

e.g., "Love the avatar. Self-portrait I assume?" "Nope. I am not a maletto. Your dear leader is."

submitted by Miss Speller

malfactoid - A small piece of bad information, typically based upon dubious underlying facts.

e.g., He said that the dog ate his homework because he spilled his lunch on it. That he'd spilled his lunch on his homework seemed to me to be a malfactoid.

submitted by Philip Hooker - (www)

malgenics - The opposite of eugenics. the science of promoting the mating of horribly dysfunctional people.

e.g., I think that the next step of our malgenics experiment is to get 'Boz and Hinkley to go out on a date.

submitted by jrtillett

malhoistage - Giving someone the finger when he or she does not deserve it.

e.g., It was serious malhoistage when Madelyn flipped him off even though he didn't do anything to her.

submitted by Brandon

malibu surfer problem - Malibu surfer problem: "In political theory, the Malibu surfer problem is the prospect of an individual who can work but chooses not to do so, and instead leads a life of self-indulgence funded through some other available means of support. The phrase refers to an imagined resident of Malibu, California who chooses to surf rather than work."

e.g., Whaddaya think? Is there a connection between the Malibu surfer problem and government bureaucracies run by Democrats. Why work when you can live just as high on the hog loafing? That's what I had in mind for my Golden Years -- until I became a geezer and realized that the only thing golden about growing old was my pee. Things change.

submitted by «Marty D'Mello» - (www)

malicosity - Mal-ish-ah-city--a state of malicious behavior. Maliciousness.

e.g., The statement was made without an ounce of malicosity. It was simply taken wrong.

submitted by Matt Cassem - (www)

malignorance - The type of ignorance that causes loss or harm to oneself or another.

e.g., Due to my own malignorance as a first-time investor, I've lost thousands of dollars in the stock market this past year.

submitted by Jeff Kovach

maliphonolyrical - Adjective describing words sung in a song that sound like something else. Common in many modern forms of music.

e.g., Celine: Near, far, wherever you are, I belive that the hot-dogs go on. Leonardo: Oh, that's very maliphonolyrical.

submitted by Andrew MacCormack

maliversary - The anniversary of something bad.

e.g., We saw the 40th maliversary of the assassination of President Kennedy in 2003. Now we're close to the 45th.

submitted by Fred Carraher

mall babies - Snot-nosed dirty children or a mall dweller of any age.

e.g., Look at the mall baby.

submitted by Mel

mall burn - Scars you receive while fighting the crowds when shopping. (ED. A city in Australia -- when the space is removed and the word is capitalized, Mallburn.)

e.g., I came down with heavy mall burn while doing my Christmas shopping.

submitted by Bob - (www)

mall job - 1. Actually having a job at a Mall. 2. Someone who dresses overly trendy. 3. Used more generally, to describe someone who doesn't think for herself.

e.g., Look at that girl over there, dressed like Britney Spears. She's a reall mall job.

submitted by Ian - (www)

mall rat - Anyone who dresses as "gothy" as possible and wanders around malls annoying shoppers by escalators.

e.g., Goddamn mall rats! I'm too tired to climb the escalator.

submitted by Da5id

mallardruid - A mallard who crawls around town curing plants from toxic waste and so forth.

e.g., Is it a plane? Is it a car? No, it's mallardruid.

submitted by silly moo

mallask - A person employed by some poll taker or opinion seeker that approaches people in a mall to ask for a few minutes of their time. Usually holding a clipboard and sometimes offering an incentive for participation.

e.g., Kelsey's time for shopping at the mall was quite limited; thus she strongly resented being solicited by the mallasks who always urged her to answer a few questions.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

mallburbia - the business community that has developed in the vicinity of a mall

e.g., after shopping at the mall my sister and I had more things to pick-up and we found them in mallburbia.

submitted by Donald McKenney - (www)

mallcontent - The line-halting, box-opening, price-complaining, and socially unaware person who believes that the rules of mall etiquette apply to everyone but her.

e.g., Not about to go shopping this time of year. All the malls are filled with mallcontents. No one needs another one.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

mallet approach - "used often in school. If you are unsure of an answer, you write an incredibly long answer that covers such a wide topic, you are sure to get the question right."

e.g., I used the mallet approach on a social studies paper and wrote a six page answer.

submitted by ryan

malleted - To hit with a mallet; struck or smashed with a mallet or hammer.

e.g., I didn't aprove of what she said. So I malleted her.

submitted by Ian Faynik

mallfeasance - Dirty deeds within enclosed, clustered retail spaces.

e.g., Mel, the CFO of the seafood restaurant chain, "Mall De Mer," was found guilty of mallfeasance after he was caught cooking the corporate accounting books along with the tilapia.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

malling - To go shopping at the mall.

e.g., Let's go malling. I want to check out the sales.

submitted by Marie

mallitis - A condition brought on after following your female companion through too many sale racks. Symptoms include light headedness, irritability, slumping shoulders, and an overwhelming need for a place to sit.

e.g., I have been in this Mall so long I think I might have a case of mallitis.

submitted by Jason Ruby - (www)

mallmanac - The kiosk in the mall that informs you about all of the stores and their locations.

e.g., I wonder if they have a Vans store in the mall? I know, let's find the mallmanac.

submitted by Bette Delman

malloxin - An airborne neurotoxic agent designed to bind with male hormones, producing a state of exhaustion and numbed submission: originally an experimental chemical warfare agent, it is now pumped into the air conditioning systems in female clothing shops. See "mallitis."

e.g., Jim, semi-stunned by the malloxin, mumbled his agreement with Harriet's choice of six new scarves.

submitted by rayg

mallrat - A person who spends much of her free time at the mall, not necessarily buying anything or working.

e.g., Robin is a mallrat if I've ever met one. You can always find her at the mall on Saturdays, even when she's broke.

submitted by Ruby

mallssage - Refers to the services of the massage "therapists" who operate out of a kiosk in the shopping mall and at significantly lower prices than a full-fledge massage clinic. Likewise, the services tend to concentrate primarily on the back and shoulders, rather than the entire body.

e.g., My back is tight, so I think I may step out for a mallssage during lunch.

submitted by Gossamyrrh

malltrash - Essentially mallrats, but more derogatory.

e.g., I went to see a movie at the mall and there was all this malltrash -- made me embarrassed to be there.

submitted by ditnis - (www)

malmutated - Something that has not mutated properly.

e.g., I've been trying to breed a hairless dog for some time, but so far they've all turned out malmutated.

submitted by Hooty McBob

malodorped - Someone with feet that smell bad.

e.g., I could tell he was a real malodorped just by sitting next to him.

submitted by Mary

malparkage - Being parked badly or illegally.

e.g., You must remedy this malparkage within 24 hours or incur a fine.

submitted by Kris H.

malpiffluent - Malpiffluence, malpiffluessence. Irritatingly weak, pathetic, or dribbluous speech perversions, especially the tonal qualities associated with the classic whiner.

e.g., I can't take another minute talking to Chris. His malpiffluessence makes me want to gouge knives in my ears.

submitted by Steve Zihlavsky

malpyou - A contraction of the phrase "May I help you," often used by those who take phone calls for a living.

e.g., Thank you for calling Denny's, malpyou?

submitted by Andrew Higgins - (www)

malricle - Incredible acts of wrongdoing. Antonym:: a miracle

e.g., Remember, life is all about balance; for every miracle there has to be a malricle.

submitted by mal

malternative - A worse alternative; another option that is unpreferable. The word originates from "malternatives," non-alcoholic malt-based drinks that are touted as an alternative to beer. Being non-alcoholic, they're not a pleasant option.

e.g., My girlfriend kicked me out of the house yesterday. I'll have to beg for her forgiveness. The only malternative is to move back to my parent's house.

submitted by Augusta

maltusiasm - The ardent, almost joyful attitude the doomsday community has toward preparing to exist beyond a worldwide calamity. Based upon the 18th to 19th c. economic theories of the Rev. Thomas Robert Malthus, who predicted the end of civilization when the human population exceeded the world's capacity to sustain it.

e.g., An asteroid hits the earth and creates a sunless, perpetual winter? Our ozone barrier burns off from man-made carbon dioxide emissions and the rays from the sun burn all the crops and gives everyone cancer? The earth reverses polarity and continents are riven with earthquakes, fire, and brimstone? Man uses up all the deep water tables and drought is in command throughout our farmlands? The seven billion souls on earth become eight billion, and there's not enough resources for everyone? The governmental overspending of the western nations causes economic collapse and chaos? We run out of oil and other essential materials and the modern world disappaers?    Hey, not to worry! There'll be one group around. The Doomsdayers have gotten ready with malthuiasm!

submitted by Charlie Lesko

malufacture - To make something badly.

e.g., Japan long ago rid itself of its reputation for malufacturing.

submitted by Jonty Reason - (www)

mam - "like madam, only easier, and easier than ma'am"

e.g., yes mam!

submitted by jay - (www)

mama-razzi - 1. A photo happy new mother, who effectively stalks her infant by constantly snapping photos of her every moment. 2. An over-zealous photographer looking for financial gain from capturing the first photos of a new celebrity baby. Mamarazzi.

e.g., 1. If I see one more photo of Jane's new baby, I am turning her in for being a mama-razzi. 2. The mama-razzi were on high alert in front of the Beverly Center when word came that Britney Spears was inside shopping with little Jayden.

submitted by Nakia Claiborne

mamatone - The tone one's mama makes when she's complaining. Also mamotony, mamatonous.

e.g., She lectured me in a dull mamatone.

submitted by Karen Littleton

mambling - A cross between murmuring and rambling; speech that is both low in volume and unintelligible.

e.g., My wife got mad at me when I couldn't understand her mambling.

submitted by Arthur Revere Hayes III

mamefonger - A sibling or other relative (usually younger) of a famous person who becomes famous partially via exposure through the already famous relative.

e.g., That Aaron Carter kid is a mamefonger off his older brother, who is a Backstreet Boy.

submitted by lauryn

mamhandled - How you feel you've been treated after a mammogram when the radiologist keeps insisting she just needs "one more view."

e.g., Not tonight dear; they mamhandled me today.

submitted by susan clarke - (www)

mammogrammatical - Medical origin. A mammogram that went wrong.

e.g., Doctor to patient: "I'm afraid we made a mammogrammatical error and removed your right breast, which was the wrong one."

submitted by Naomi Grobler

mammoslam - Masochistic diagnostic test for breast wellness. (Any female who's had one needs no explanation.)

e.g., Rats. It's been a year and I'm due for my annual mammoslam. Damn, they hurt.

submitted by Debbi

mammothrept - "A child brought up by its grandmother; a spoiled child."

e.g., We got along just fine -- until I found out she was a mammothrept. | "The day I apologize to you, you contumacious mammothrept, there will be two moons in the sky." (Said by erudite misopede Samuel Marchbanks, aka Robertson Davies.)

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

mammouth - "Big, huge, impressive"

e.g., Vladimir Guerrero hit a mammouth home run in the first inning.

submitted by Patrick Malenfant - (www)

mammygram - A telegram sent to one's mother.

e.g., Helen realized just in time that it was her mother's birthday and rushed out to send her a mammygram wishing her a happy one.

submitted by Wells Martin - (www)

man - A man protects and maintains women and children in the 21st century. Related words: adult, human, male, manhood, humanity, woman, person, compassion -- no other animal has it.

e.g., Men are physically much stronger than women; a man's protection of women includes literally protecting his mother, sister, wife, daughter, female friend, and even unknown women from physical harm. That is an awesome responsibility that men have traditionally assumed as part of their social identity as a Man. Young boys begin to protect women as they learn to become men. | Men do not endure the childbearing physiological changes that women undergo, and true men protect women out of respect for the gift of life that women give, and out of compassion for the pain and fear associated with giving birth. | Most societies are structured so that men have greater access to employment, goods, and services than women, men's greater participation being accompanied by the expectation that men will provide financially for the women and children in their families, and by the assumption that men will act as a buffer between the harshness of the world and the tenderness of their families. | It is not easy to be a man, and achieving manhood is a source of well-deserved satisfaction and pride.

submitted by Puddintainette

man fashion - Person, thing, or act worthy of a man.

e.g., See the tires on that truck? Man fashion, Ernie!

submitted by John Stewart

man flu - "A case of the common cold as suffered by a man, implying that he is exaggerating the debilitating effects of the illness." Collins Dictionary Word of the Day, November 19, 2012.

e.g., "Vickie, this is H. I won't be coming in to work today. I'm under the weather with a bad case of man flu." . . . "No, man flu." . . . "Man flu. Got it?" . . . "Thanks."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

man taxi - The correct term for the otherwise-referred-to pedi-cab (rickshaw), specifically when operated by a male.

e.g., Let's take a man taxi. We'll look so cool with our long hair blowing in the breeze.

submitted by Marci

man, the - A reference to the power structure largely controlled by Caucasian males in the United States. Historically, some prominent Blacks have scapegoated "the man" for societal ills.

e.g., "If Barack Obama is an Oreo, then every member of this generation of African-Americans is an Oreo, because we stand on the shoulders of the people who fought for our rights, and all of us say that you cannot blame 'the man' or white racism for everything that ails the black community." | When you get right down to it, most of those who might be referred to as "the man" have no more authority, money, or power than the ones who use the epithet. What they do have, they've had to work hard for.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

man-chair - The always convenient, deftly placed chair for men to sit on and wait for their female counterparts to shop in a retail store. Often plush and unapologetically cushioned to keep men in one spot, complete with all other purchases of the day.

e.g., Honey, I'll meet you at the man-chair while you put on that blouse. Take your time.

submitted by Don Chong

man-e-cam - Department store security camera hidden behind the eye(s) of a mannequin.

e.g., As I looked deeply into the eyes of the mannequin in sportswear, I could tell it was actually a man-e-cam.

submitted by Paul

man-in-the-window - Booger.

e.g., Find a tissue, you have a man-in-the-window.

submitted by Michele

man-pit - Used when your bedroom stinks.

e.g., Ugh, it smells like man-pit in here.

submitted by Kate - (www)

man-swag - Corporate branded merchandise: t-shirts, golf-shirts or the coveted fleecepullover given away at trade shows or to internal employees of large organizations that can still afford this type of marketing tactic. These items are almost always in sizes made not only for men, but larger men. Said items are imposed on women who are forced to either a) give the sawg to a man she knows or b) add the tent-sized shirt to an enormous collection of jammies made up entirely of man-swag. Not original.

e.g., Must admit that I miss the trade shows and their accompanying man-swag since I've retired.

submitted by christine

managementitis - An infectious condition that over time weakens a business and can result in its death. Symptoms are high losses, disbelief in the system, and a feeling that the numbers are erroneous. The loss of reason, no control of policy or procedures, a lack of all checks and balances. A completely impaired management staff whose every move is in direct correlation to the desires of the lowest employee.

e.g., Here's how managementitis works--and how companies end up self-destructing: Jimmie does not want to clean the restroom. Jimmie's boss doesn't tell him he has to do it because it's part of his job. Jimmie's boss's managers is afraid he'll get a grievance filed if he says anything. And so it goes.

submitted by J. R. Mater

manager yes - In IBM, used to determine whether an individual actually has the power to fire you or make your life a misery, versus those who have "manager" in their title but are actually responsible for sanitising phones. Derived from an internal system where "real" managers have a "Y" in a checkbox next to their names.

e.g., Red: That new guy in the shiny suit told me to fax this report to him on yellow paper. Ed: Doesn't he understand e-mail? Zed: I think he's manager yes . . . better get to it.

submitted by wnpxnff

manaise - Short for "Man, there is."

e.g., Manaise a lot of good lookin' females in this here hall.

submitted by Megan

manalive - An exclamation.

e.g., Manalive, who ate all the Doritos?

submitted by Craig

manamuna - What you say when you drink too much Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper too fast.

e.g., Wow, that was manamuna. I spewed it out my nose.

submitted by Kory

manapause - Protective instinct in human males.

e.g., The idea of unprotected sex should give a manapause.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

manaphobe - Females who have no desire for congenial or prurient interaction with the opposite sex.

e.g., After Warren's indecent proposal was turned down for the 43rd time that night, he turned to his buddies and said, "Let's blow this bar, it's full of clove-smoking manaphobes."

submitted by Warren James Pearson

manarchy - 1. A monarchy ruled completely by men. 2. Anarchy created by only men.

e.g., King James the First established absolute manarchy in England during his reign from 1603 to 1625. | During the French Revolution, the period of brutal violence in which many members of high-ruling families were killed by men has been described as manarchy.

submitted by Peyton Smith - (www)

manasexual - A male who has never been involved sexually with another male.

e.g., All males are born manasexual.

submitted by Raf

manateed - To be hit by a boat while swimming.

e.g., I wouldn't swim in the Detroit River if I were you. You could easily get manateed.

submitted by Brad Czerniak

manatomy - (n.) The characteristics of male body structure not shared by the female: e.g., external genitalia, thicker limbs (and usually longer), brow ridges, angular jaw bones, broader rib cage, more pronounced musculature, narrower pelvises, etc.)---especially in the context of art, where a female artist (especially a novice) experiences difficulty with accurate depiction. [Coined by my daughter Bethany, an illustrator, while pointing out this difficulty last night 110208.]

e.g., Oddly enough, the worst manatomy problems faced by female artists are not genitalia (as the cruder might smirk about), but the face, upper torso, and hips, as these are obviously the most depicted parts in ordinary art.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

manbearpig - A creature that is half man, half bear, and half pig and threatens our planet. Discovered by Al Gore.

e.g., "Some people say that manbearpig isn't real, but I'm here to tell you that he is. . . . I'm cereal." -- Al Gore

submitted by Dob - (www)

manbra - Fictional undergarment that should be required for men with large breasts.

e.g., That old guy's so fat his breasts sag. He needs a manbra.

submitted by Terry Kaiser Borning - (www)

mancicle - A toy-boy.

e.g., Look over there. It's Kathy with her newest mancicle, Tommy.

submitted by piewwe

mancott - Like a boycott, but stronger.

e.g., The airport was ticking us off, so we staged a mancott.

submitted by BigAssFries

mandals - Bulky, strappy, sandals worn by men. European men wear them with socks.

e.g., Phil could walk no further, as his new mandals had given him a blister. If only he'd worn his socks.

submitted by g_love

mandamonium - A state of intense hyperactivity, often characterised by much body movement and excited vocal sounds.

e.g., She had reached a state of high mandamonium, and it was unclear if she would calm down ever again.

submitted by Amanda - (www)

mandarin, the - A name to call yourself jokingly when you are confident of being able to do something. Emphasize by using a super hero/villain delivery.

e.g., I shall beat you, for I am... The Mandarin!

submitted by Hat-Kun

mandate - A night out for the boys.

e.g., With their women at home, Jack and John realized too late that their evening at the movies had become a mandate.

submitted by g_love

mandatory ten - a movie is given a mandatory rating of 10/10 when it shows any nudity.

submitted by bindi

mander - As a noun: A mander is a funny word which is created by a person in a weird state of mind. As a verb: To mander is the practice of creating odd words while in weird state of mind.

e.g., As a noun: This guy over here does a certain activity that makes him come up with manders all the time. As a verb: Hey I'm going to go do a certain activity and then mander for a bit.

submitted by Demet Alexopoulos - (www)

mandex - Spandex pants or shorts designed to be worn by men, usually constricting in the crotch area.

e.g., It was only his first day at the gym, and Hugh had already seen enough mandex to last a lifetime. Had no one ever heard of shorts, or modesty?

submitted by g_love

mandiboy - (n.) 1. a violent political contention, especially over a trivial issue; 2. an angry, violent political contest or campaign (especially for a relatively minor office or focusing on a fairly minor issue); 3. a local politician, especially an embattled one. (from Chapter 25 of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days, where a virtual riot ensues over the candidacy of one Mandiboy and Camerfield---not for governorship of congress, but for justice of the peace.)

e.g., "You know, Liz Saxony is big stuff here in Alcott, but at the State legislature, she's just a mandiboy." | "I'm tired of Clinton and Obama's endless mandiboy."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

mandigan - A cardigan (woolen overgarment) worn exclusively by old men.

e.g., Uncle Carl looks quite fetching in his mandigan, don't you think, Susie?

submitted by dave

mandrill - Monkey business causing a red rump.

e.g., And just why do you think the mandrill has a carmine cast to his blue butt?

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

mandroid - A part human, part android creation. It combines the best qualities of each, resulting in a warmer, more human-like android.

e.g., Every modern family should have itsown version of the new cutting edge mandroid -- it will pay for itself in just 20 years.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

manfrotto - A man who is italian.

e.g., That guy is a true manfroto, he eats pasta like crazy.

submitted by mcf

mang - A good fellow. An all-around good guy.

e.g., Come on, be a mang and be the designated driver tonight.

submitted by Bob

manga - A Japanese comic. Commonly mistaken with anime for similar-looking characters. But a manga is a book or comic. And anime is a TV show. Not all manga are anime just as all anime are not manga. The people that draw these comics are call "manga artists".

e.g., Grace: What are you reading? Quynh: Just another manga. It's really good. Grace: Yeah, I think I read that one already.

submitted by Jenny C.

mangalage - Catastophic damage resulting in twisted and disfiguring ruins.

e.g., The morning after the train crash dawned on a mangalage of parts.

submitted by Dave G. - (www)

manged - Broken up, squashed, in a mess.

e.g., I dropped Alec's birthday cake and now it's all manged.

submitted by laura

mangeled - To fall over in a ridiculous way.

e.g., Patsy: I was walking down the street and mangeled in front of everyone. Sharon: Goodness, that must of been very embarrassing for you. Did you look more ridiculous than you usually do?

submitted by Monique

mangi - It is pijin (spoken in Papua, New Guinea) for boy.

e.g., Eric is still a young mangi.

submitted by Brnadon Ducharme

mangialicious - The supra-superlative of tasy or delicious especially when applied to home-cooked Italian food.

e.g., Nonna, your bread is mangialicious.

submitted by Dominic Tassone - (www)

mangina - Too dumb and ugly to be a real woman, too childish and cowardly to be a real man.

e.g., Lurch is quite the mangina... he is equally hated by both men and women for his lack of anything in common with positive examples of either gender.

submitted by Kleavage

mangky - Likened to a bucket full of bashed crabs, used to describe something ugly.

e.g., That dog was scary beyond all reason; it was mangky.

submitted by Sensae

mangler - 1. A diorama of a junkyard 2. Smashed-up manger in someone's front yard during Christmas time instead of an intact manger. Mangers can be very easily turned into manglers by the zealous application of a baseball bat.

e.g., Geez, check out that mangler in Bob's front yard.

submitted by biff

manglish - The chosen language of most personal web pages. An offshoot of English, Manglish does not capitalize the letter I, uses randomized swapping of letters for their phonetic equivalents (i.e., kewl for cool), lacks punctuation and interchanges words that sound the same but have different meanings, among other features.

e.g., The guy who wrote this page has a Masters degree in Manglish. Check out this sentence: i got a D on my Physics test becuz i didnt study enuff and i was two tired too concentrate.

submitted by Phalange Necklace - (www)

mangloid - A Bob Sergel original: a cross between the verb "mangle" and the adjective "mangled."

e.g., The guy in the Stryper t-shirt got mangloid in the mosh pit at the Slayer concert.

submitted by Brian Postek

manglophone - A person who communicates by the intentional abuse of a language or languages.

e.g., Manglophones speak une bit comme this.

submitted by Sean Timpa

mangoes - To become excessively drunk.

e.g., If I have one more drink I'll be mangoes.

submitted by Leesh

mangoes - My mom used to use this word to mean green peppers, bell peppers. This was a dialect usage, and probably is even more rare today.

e.g., I've always hated mangoes, cooked or uncooked, because they're bitter and taste very peculiar.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

mangulated - To mangled.

e.g., You mangulated your car.

submitted by Ali Pyrke

manhattan effect - A state in which an idea, topic, or action creates a physical sensation due to its pure overwhelming conceptuality.

e.g., When reading that philosophy article, I felt the Manhattan Effect kick in. It really made me jittery; it was just really good and well put.

submitted by Anomaly - (www)

mania - A suffix associated either with a craze or with a mental disorder. Unless you work in the field of medicine or psychology or someone you know is mentally deranged, any use you see of the suffix is likely to be related to some pop phenomenon, often a celebrity of some sort.

e.g., Jon Friedman, MarketWatch | Sarah Palin, unmasked Things played out to Thornburgh's advantage in Wasilla, Alaska, Palin's hometown. "The Best Western turned out to be 50 yards from her home!" he said. He recognized immediately that Palinmania was spreading through the nation. "I was thinking first, this story is going to have a life of its own," he recalled. "I have to file right away. I have to find out what's happening right away."

submitted by HD Fowler

maniass - Someone who is driving like a maniac and an asshole at the same time.

e.g., Get off the road, you maniass.

submitted by Tom Welch

maniative - To sporadically rotate aggressive mental states in short succession due to caffeine- or alcohol-induced chemical exposure to thrash metal in industrialized complexes.

e.g., My imbalanced mind is unacceptable. It's maniative.

submitted by Lyserjos

manilow - Used to describe a song that, by definition, blows.

e.g., "So, do you like that new one by N*Sync or what?" "Are you kidding? It's a Manilow."

submitted by Kimber ley

manimal - Part man and part animal. A rough handsome male creature.

e.g., Jane doesn't have time for a serious relationship, but she seems to be able to make time for the manimals.

submitted by beverly

manipulatrix - An emotionally manipulative female.

e.g., Delilah is a Biblical example of a manipulatrix.

submitted by David C. Morrow

manischewitz - Someone or something that is in style or is cool.

e.g., Walter is so cool, he's the manischewitz.

submitted by Doug C.

mankey - Rotten, disgusting, stupid.

e.g., Your breath is mankey, James.

submitted by James

mankey spunkner - During a field trip with my friends, I attempted to say, "You're such a monkey spanker," but the only words I managed to get out were "mankey spunkner." It pretty much means--nu uh, no way, that's not true.

e.g., You're such a mankey spunkner, I'm sure you got a 1600 on your SATs.

submitted by Sara Boudrea

mankster - From "manky" -- for somebody who is dirty, unclean, or generally depraved.

e.g., Big Ro had been wearing the same clothes for three days. Now smelling of sweat and booze, he had become a mankster of the first order.

submitted by Ro

mankup - Makeup for men.

e.g., Male actors wear mankup.

submitted by Simon Thomas

manky - 1. The sensation you get in your mouth when you drink the contents of an ashtray that is full of ash and cigarette butts and beer dregs because you were so drunk you thought it was a glass. 2. Dirty, disgusting, can relate to people; gross and then some--maybe 160.

e.g., What was in that glass? It wasn't a glass? No wonder I have this manky taste in my mouth.

submitted by Elise

manlipulator - A silver-tongued politician with great persuasive powers.

e.g., You can vote for only one candidate to join such figures as Winston Churchill, Huey Long, and Adolph Hitler in the Manlipulator's Hall of Fame. Will it be Bill Clinton? George W. Bush? (Is there a contest?)

submitted by Charlie Lesko

manlook - Looking for something in a less than careful fashion. Usually expecting, but not finding an item to be front, center, or eye level.

e.g., The milk is in the refrigerator. If you don't manlook, you'll find it.

submitted by Lois

manmade disaster - Terrorism. Also seen as "man-caused disaster." Obama-Speak: Homeland Security Secretary Replaces 'Terrorism' With the Term 'Man-Caused Disaster' By Tim Graham (Bio | Archive) Thu, 03/19/2009 - 15:19 ET   Even as President Obama compares bankers to suicide bombers, his Homeland Security Secretary is suggesting the T-word, terrorism, is too inflammatory and representative of old-fashioned "politics of fear." She's announced a new term: "man-caused disaster." From an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel: SPIEGEL: Madame Secretary, in your first testimony to the US Congress as Homeland Security Secretary you never mentioned the word "terrorism." Does Islamist terrorism suddenly no longer pose a threat to your country?   NAPOLITANO: Of course it does. I presume there is always a threat from terrorism. In my speech, although I did not use the word "terrorism," I referred to "man-caused" disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.   But what if the suicide bomber is a female? Isn't it sexist to use "man-caused disaster"?

e.g., The Obama Administration may prefer to use the term "manmade disaster" instead of the word "terrorism"; however, for my money, we ought to use manmade disaster to refer to the Obama Administration itself.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

manna - Contraction of "man of."

e.g., She got badly stung by a Manna War. Superman was the Manna Steel.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

mannever - To skillfully or carefully to influence a woman into a homosexual relationship.

e.g., Ellen Degeneres mannevered Portia de Rossi into marrying her.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

mannippleate - that's when you milk yore cow the old-fashion way . . . by hand. But please warm yore fingers..

e.g., Amish folk no doubt still always mannippleate the kine; newfangled machines just simply aren't kosher.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

manodrasto - Portuguese for the sons and daugthers of your stepfather or stepmother, but who are not biological sons or daugthers of your own biological parent.

e.g., I have only one manodrasto and he's a really cool guy.

submitted by Joao Filipe

manopause - A decline in certain hormones that men seem to go through in their forties.

e.g., I think he looks pretty good for a guy going through manopause; that testosterone therapy must be working.

submitted by Isadora Delgado

manor - Neither major nor minor, somewhere in between.

e.g., I'll say it again. Verbosely, of course. This is mostly a tangent (and partly a rant) so linking to this aside will avoid a manor hijack -- as well as avoid the robotic censor.

submitted by HD Fowler

manorama - A world of men.

e.g., I went to this bar yesterday looking for ladies, but when I got there it was a regular manorama.

submitted by Johnny Silver

manorexia - Extreme thinness in men suggestive of anorexia; can also be used as an adjective.

e.g., Chris looks manorexic in those size zero girl pants.

submitted by Ariana Rizzitano.

manpon - A male a plug (as of cotton) introduced into a body cavity usually to absorb secretions (as from menstruation) or to arrest hemorrhaging.

e.g., Jim was acting very irritated, maybe he needs to change his manpon.

submitted by Anthony J. Perri

manrape - Milking an unsuspecting guy for boyfriend-like activities. You make a move...and run into a brick wall. She just wants to be friends, so now you're her pseudo-boyfriend. You do all the sucking up stuff that a boyfriend does, but you're not getting any action. And she's probably still looking for some other guy!

e.g., Graeme must have got manraped...again.

submitted by graeme

manscaping - The act of removing unwanted body hair from a man. | Metrosexual word. Trimming or removing body hair (face, arms, chest, torso, etc) to enhance appearance. Be warned -- beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

e.g., That dude could use some serious manscaping. | Chris had some manscaping to do before he was ready for his big date: trimming chest hairs and beard takes more time than one thinks. Fortunately, he's bald so he didn't need to spend time combing his hair.

submitted by Danielle | Martin - (www)

manser - Man's answer. A stupid answer given by a man to a simple question.

e.g., When I asked my cousin about the kind of relationship he wanted, he replied, "I want a short-term commitment." Now if that's not a manser, then I don't know what is!

submitted by Luna - (www)

mansobinist - A woman who hates men.

e.g., She took great delight in ridculing me, as do all mansobinists.

submitted by Brian Mchale

mansonite - n- a person who dresses like Marilyn Manson does. Mansonites all seem to look, act, and talk the same way. Though their looks/actions are not always identical to Marilyn Manson's they usually are pretty much like all of the other Mansonites.

e.g., Ed: Check out these pants! Dan: They look like something Marilyn Manson would wear. Ed: If I baught them I would look like a mansonite.

submitted by Emrobin - (www)

manstress - Male equivalent of "mistress"; an object of one's affections who lies outside of one's primary relationship.

e.g., Tom and Nicole had been married for several years, but it was well known that she was keeping a manstress on the side.

submitted by jonno - (www)

mantado - A potato chip one finds that looks like a famous person.

e.g., The mantado is highly prized by potato chip collectors.

submitted by George Horwell

manteets - Male breasts, brought about by overdrinking or too many kebabs.

e.g., Did you see Chris's manteets? Ugh!

submitted by Rob and Mike

manther - A male version of a cougar. Preys on young women for companionship, typically age 40 plus.

e.g., My best friend just got hit on by a manther.

submitted by Lauren Kasten

manties - Man panties. Men's underwear, particularly of the snug-fitting bikini variety.

e.g., Wisdom must be wearing his manties again. See how he's walking.

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mantrum - Male adult tantrum.

e.g., Rob was so upset he threw a mantrum.

submitted by Andy

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