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nam myoho renge kyo - The chant of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, a Japanese form of the faith. Said to bring you happiness and plenty and well being.

e.g., Nam myoho renge kyo, can be repeated and chanted over and over, it is the perfect mantra of Nichiren Shoshu (the Perfect Faith, founded by Nichiren many centuries ago).

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

nambi-pambi - A nambi-pambi is a person who has hoity-toity affectations in spite of his debilitating meekness and indecisiveness, lack of any kind of convictions, wavering courage, and who is visibly a bit light in the loafers. He is generally much too good of a dresser.

Nota bene: ED. I'm going to allow this as written, even though it doesn't follow Machiavellean Standard #1 with regard to pronoun-antecedent number agreement: MS#1 calls for feminine pronouns to be used with indefinite antecedents. I'm going to allow it, too, despite any possibly derogatory implications for male homosexuals. Not the nambi-pambi, hoity-toity et al parts, but for the "light in the loafers" reference. I'm allowing that because I'm going to add an entry for that mild (mild to me at least) insult -- I want to learn how the expression originated and I don't want to waste my efforts checking it out without at least subjecting some dear readers to my proclivity for pedantry. [HD]

e.g., Nancy said that Georgie handled the situation in his usual spoiled little baby, nambi-pambi way.

submitted by george and nancy kelly

namedrop - To casually mention the name of a high status person within a conversation, in order to gain the respect of the listener.

e.g., I feel so intimidated at these Hollywood parties. Everyone I meet is namedropping all over the place.

submitted by Sawyer

nameen - short for "you know what i mean?"

e.g., When I say jump, you say how high. nameen?

submitted by salih

namesia - Amnesia limited to not being able to remember people's names. Nymnesia, nymesia.

e.g., A solution to chronic namesia is to go right up to the person you know, introduce yourself, and say you're sorry but you've forgotten her name.

submitted by Linwood

namesis - Your namesis is someone with the same name as you.

e.g., Albert: "It's crazy -- I went to meet our ad agency today and there's a guy there with the same name as me. He's got a stuffed cat on his desk and he's clearly much more interesting than me." Bertrand: "That's your namesis, man. You're in deep trouble."

submitted by Ben Hammond

namestorm - To brainstorm names for a company or product. (Attributed to A. Ressi.)

e.g., OK, we're going to have a serious namestorm right now. See "wildfire."

submitted by Filip

namethattuneism - Remembering a few key lines of a song, but not enough to determine the title or describe the song to anyone else

e.g., Lionel: Aaarrgh, if I could only remember that song Jenny: What song? Lionel: It goes something like: "I can't see me loving nobody but you . . . do do dee doo. ..." Jenny: Sorry, no idea, sounds like a bad case of namethattuneism.

submitted by Sam G

nametv - Internet domain name that is either really great or really stupid.

e.g., You own www.bigtop.com? NameTV, baby, NameTV.

submitted by Tom Day

namsain - Do you know what I am saying?

e.g., The club was WHACK the other night. Namsain?

submitted by Wayne CC

namwa - An individual displaying arrogant traits.

e.g., He was acting like a namwa -- I have never before seen someone who was that cocky.

submitted by Peter Tuttle

nanatechnology - The effect of design completion by banana gas -- usually manifested as ripening, but in this case applied to slightly broken things kept in a drawer for months in the hope that they will work again when you take them out next year sometime. Batteries and floppy disks are examples of things you'd put in a drawer instead of throwing away when they don't work. | Technology you learned from your grandmother, whom you call Nana. {ED. My sister's grandchildren called her Nana. Nana died January 12, 2011; her memorial service was this morning, January 22. I'll miss you Sis.}

e.g., *** Note: This is cut 'n' pasted from my 'Healing Drawers' submission to halfbakery. Jutta suggested I stick it here for posteriority. ***

"Most of us who are into technology in the slightest have probably gone down the road of pretending this idea is baked.

Most of us have put broken items, flat batteries, non-working floppy discs, etc. into a certain drawer we have. Where, along with all the other mixed up items, coaxial ethernet cards, pocket lasers that never get used, business cards, ancient CD-Roms and whatever else, miraculously the battery emerges many months later with a few minutes of life [and] the floppy is readable for long enough to rescue.

Goodness knows how this actually works -- scientists currently think that it works by a kind of encoding based around the order and constituency of socks that have passed through the vortex, powered by a sort of cold fusion dissemination, using ball point pens as fuel. Or something.

Well, why not have an actual drawer with actual analytical powers, and hopefully the next step -- resurrection powers. This could be achieved using nanatechnology. This is a form of technology that uses banana gas, to form catalytic actions based on the eventual outcome of the planned pattern of progress and design in an item.

Usually, this manifests itself in ripening -- here, in our healing drawer, however, it results in things 'getting better' in such a way that we all magically hope it would in any ordinary passive drawer.

That it does in ordinary drawers, to some extent, could be explained by the likelihood that you, or someone in your street, has had some bananas around at some point during the object's hibernation in your drawer."

submitted by Rods Tiger

nancy neuter - Uptight, prissy person. Not willing to try anything new.

e.g., To someone who is afraid to do something, eat something, or see something new, you say, "Don't be such a nancy neuter."

submitted by Matt

nandrolistic heppitrionism - Used as an answer to remarks asked in incomprehensibly elaborate and grandisonant language, said quickly in a quiet voice, in order to embarrass the questioner, who won't know what it means and will then shut up.

e.g., Eddie: My studies into 19th century nectopodic analysis reveal an adscititious adoxy in lacustrine helminthology. Freddie: That isn't surprising. I put it down to nandrolistic heppitrionism.

submitted by Angus McTavish

nang - Good, perfect. | Dang, no; no way; not at all; emphatically no; no, dammit.

e.g., The last book I read was nang: Sucker Bet. | Ven papa is yelling at me to haul out of bed to go feed der pigs I am saying, "Nang, papa, still I am in der middle of a particularly good exotic dream."

submitted by Niomi Drummond | Paul Edic

nanologicaltancature - A language consisting of short, small words.

e.g., James spoke in nanologicaltancature to the kids.

submitted by Fitch - (www)

nanonerd - A nerd who "finishes" in a nanosecond.

e.g., As I understand it, Chris is a nanonerd of the worst sort.

submitted by Natalie

nanotheism - The belief that spiritual fulfillment and salvation lie not in the heavens, but from looking inward, on the molecular level, through nanotechnology.

e.g., He enrolled just to study Physics, but found enlightenment in Nanotheism.

submitted by Steve McDonald

nanotize - To make an extreme reduction in the physical size of an object.

e.g., Over the years the transistor has been nanotized.

submitted by bristolz - (www)

nany - Not any.

e.g., "'How many extra dollars do you have?" "Nany."

submitted by Curt Gleason

nanything - Nenny-thing. Hardly anything, not much at all, very little.

e.g., Lately I feel that television is mostly not worth watching at all; it's mostly irrelevant. Nanything appeals to the mind and intellect nor emotions actually.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

nape - From Vietnam War GIs. To napalm, to use napalm, to completely obliterate something or someone. A shutout, wasting your opponents in a death match.

e.g., The Padres lost 27-0. They got naped.

submitted by mark

naplash - The violent muscle contraction that often occurs as you transition between sleep and wakefulness. Applicable to all such tics and twitches, but especially to jerks of the head after nodding off in a car or plane.

e.g., I enjoy watching other people on planes suffer from naplash.

submitted by Platypus - (www)

naplet and napletize - A short nap.

e.g., I was running late but was so tired I curled up on my bed for a naplet. Mom walked in and said, "This is no time to napletize. You're going to be late."

submitted by lyn

napnesia - A feeling of profound disorientation after awakening from a daytime nap.

e.g., After I woke up, my napnesia was so bad I couldn't remember the day of the week or if it was morning or afternoon.

submitted by Steve McCann

napologist - One schooled in the art of the nap. Those mastering the subject can sleep stretched out on a bleacher seat in a gymnasium while a basketball game or pep-rally is underway.

e.g., I've got natural ability, but I was too poor to go to college for my degree in napology. I still practice as a master snoozate.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

nappendage - The few extra minutes of sleep you permit yourself after you initially wake up.

e.g., If I stay up late, I require at least a fifteen-minute nappendage before I can get up in the morning.

submitted by Nonesuch

napster - 1. To abruptly cut off a song just before the end. 2. To interrupt.

e.g., 1. It's a song, but it's napsterred at the last second. 2. Don't napster me. I have something importan

submitted by stayput

napster - A petty thief who downloads music illegally over the internet.

e.g., I had the new Pearl Jam album before it was even released. I'm a Napster.

submitted by Paul - (www)

napster guilt - buying a cd that you already have in MP3 format already because you feel like a chump for ripping off musicians.

e.g., I have napster-guilt so I bought the new Radiohead album anyway.

submitted by Jason Shellen - (www)

napster snob - One who sets "Maximum simultaneous outbound transfers per user" in Napster to zero, thereby not allowing anybody to download his MP3s.

e.g., Jim has some great MP3s on his hard drive. Lotta good it does anyone else--he's napster snob.

submitted by Richard - (www)

napsterbation - "Spending hours downloading songs you don't even like, because you can"

e.g., "In 3 hours of napsterbation, I got the complete works of the Partridge Family"

submitted by Tim H

napsturbation - Using Napster when offline, to avoid sharing files.

e.g., Bob wasn't online according to my hotlist, so I assumed he was napsturbating.

submitted by Sylvan

naptown - Nickname for the city of Indianapolis, IN, due to the lack of anything exciting about it.

e.g., Got back from Naptown the other day, dull as usual.

submitted by Leslie Shaffer

napule - A brief nap, usually in the afternoon, often including a dog or two and your sweetheart. Also, during the week when one should be working.

e.g., Wanna take a napule? I need a napule. That was the best napule in a long time.

submitted by Janelle edmister

napulous - (adj.) Feeling like you could take a nap.

e.g., Listening to a boring lecture after eating a heavy lunch left him feeling particularly napulous.

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narapoia - That uneasy feeling that you are unintentionally following someone.

e.g., I drove my usual route home and there was a car in front of me the whole way. I got such a bad case of narapoia, that I kept going past my house until it was "safe."

submitted by Kate

narc - To tattle.

e.g., That tool just narced me out.

submitted by Sin - (www)

narc - To fall asleep suddenly, specifically from the lack of sleep. Often used in the context of college. Derived from narcolepsy.

e.g., Your couch is so comfortable, I could narc out right here.

submitted by Kevin Thompson - (www)

narcissism - "Inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity."

e.g.,

When it comes to narcissism and identifying a narcissist, a picture can be worth a thousand words. The image to the right, of course, gives the pencil-necked geek the advantage of a widened view of his his neck and countenance.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

narcissisurfing - Entering your name into an Internet search engine to see how many times you're mentioned on the web.

e.g., While narcissisurfing recently, I discovered embarrassing photographs my ex-girlfriend has posted on her website.

submitted by Mark Scheuer lein - (www)

narcocopulation - Engaging in the sex act while asleep. Colloqially, sleepf**king.

e.g., While Sally's narcocopulation was an embarrassment to her, her husband Bob had no complaints.

submitted by Mark Lee - (www)

narcokleptic - Person who compulsively steals sleeping pills.

e.g., Hey! That narcokleptic just stole my sleep-EZ pills.

submitted by Jasper Bergers

narcolounger - A recliner beyond imagination in comfort which quickly lulls the average person into REM sleep.

e.g., Hey. Dave, check out my new narcolounger. It put me out in four minutes Tuesday. I slept 'til Friday afternoon.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

narcopygy - The sensation, after having been sitting a long time, that one's butt is "falling asleep."

e.g., I came out of that lecture with a serious case of narcopygy.

submitted by Name Withheld

narcosleepy - A feeling of being so intensely tired that one is convinced one is suffering from narcolepsy.

e.g., I know it's early, but I'm narcosleepy right now.

submitted by Lisa Cirèlle Hansson - (www)

nard - From the French word "renard" meaning fox, a person who can get away with anything.

e.g., Did you see her talk her way out of that ticket? She's a genuine nard.

submitted by Donny

narf - A word usually said after laughing after one of your own jokes. From _Pinky and the Brain_.

e.g., So I said, "Tell me about it! HA HA HA! Narf!"

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narf - A stupid, bumbling person.

e.g., Andrea I have too many narfs in your life.

submitted by Andrea Cutiep

narf - Snarf. To shovel food into one's mouth very fast and messily.

e.g., Quit narfing your food, Chris. You look like a pig.

submitted by Ana

narflab - The bunching, slowing, or stopping of vehicles on a previously free flowing highway or freeway for no apparent reason (such as an accident) followed by resumption of normal traffic flow.

e.g., I was late getting home because of numerous narflabs. That darn 405 was one narflab after another.

submitted by William & Sharon Bethard

nargle - A nargle is one of those really annoying, cloying people who makes you want to tear your hair out.

e.g., Roseanne is a nargle to end all nargles.

submitted by Joelle Renstrom

nark - Annoy.

From that excellent online source, The Free Dictionary
Verba.nark -- cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
get under one's skin, get - irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
eat into, rankle, grate, fret - gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The unjustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
chafe - feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
peeve - cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffle - trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"
fret - cause annoyance in
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
antagonize, antagonise - provoke the hostility of; "Don't antagonize your boss"
displease - give displeasure to
b.nark - inform or spy (for the police)
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"

e.g., Chris is really narking me off. | "I’ve nothing against Britney getting sloshed on New Year’s Eve like everyone else -- it’s just the hilarious excuse which narks me." (From The Sun Online.) | The pittance she was being paid in no way could have justified her narking for the pigs -- she must have had a grudge against some wiseguy.

submitted by Beverley

narkit, fair narkit - Scottish slang. Narkit = angry. Fair narkit = pretty darn angry.

e.g., Your wee laddie made me fair narkit.

submitted by Adam Leslie

narkmaster - A person who is in a bad mood.

e.g., John: Where's Sarah? Kevin: She was being such a narkmaster that I left without her.

submitted by hulio

narky potato - Stupid or irritating person.

e.g., Nobody likes a narky potato. Understand, dimbulb?

submitted by carly

narraty - Usually preceded by "that's my..." A proclamation of one's sincerity; an affirmation.

e.g., "Are you serious?" "That's my narraty, dog."

submitted by Craig Tinsley

narrowgulleted - a person born with only a thin passage in their throat

e.g., Martha was too narrowgulleted to eat large sandwiches

submitted by Brian Lancaster

narsty - Extremely nasty.

e.g., Whew, that smell is narsty.

submitted by joe - (www)

narthex - A public common area within a data network, for the continually-updated summation of status, findings, progress, active missions & committees, etc., within any large project. In concept, similar to a telethon's "thermometer" showing donations-to-date, a sports arena's digital scoreboard with stats, or the "big board" in a War Room a la Dr. Strangelove. [Origin: architecturally similar to a foyer or cloaca, the narthex is a frontal space (often unwalled) of a cathedral, behind which (often screened) were other more private areas within the church building itself. In this sense the narthex can be viewed philosophically as an informal common ground between the clergy and the congregation, between the insiders and the outsiders: it analogizes a house's "front porch" to which anyone has easy access even though a "front door" (which can be locked) implies more private space in the home beyond.]

e.g., "Send no further inquiries by private operator message channels. If the information you desire is not posted on the narthex, then it is proprietary data that you are not allowed to access without network administrator clearance."

submitted by töff - (www)

narvey - A hairy bastard, often large and ogre-like as well.

e.g., Dave, you're a bloody narvey.

submitted by Gonk

narvous - Nervous, as said by my son when he was three-years-old. I'll bet I still make him narvous.

e.g., You're making me narvous.

submitted by HD Fowler

nasa - Your significant other. |  
 
No Americans in Space Anymore. Well over a year before Occupy Wall Street, The Silicon Graybeard lamented the imminent passing of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. "Catchy acronym credited to commenter Dyspeptic Curmudgeon on Alpheca. Check the link for an almost presient foretelling of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The acronym was apparently created about the time National Aeronautics and Space Administration Director Charles Bolden told Al Jazerra that President Obama wanted him to make feel-good Muslim outreach a high priority: "One, he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science and engineering -- science, math, and engineering." NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs soon clarified that Bolden was speaking only of "outreach" priorities and not about NASA's "core mission": "science, aeronautics, and space exploration." Sounds reasonable, but Bolden sure stepped in it, didn't he?

e.g., I can't hang out with the guys tonight; I have to go see nasa. |  
 

"NASA -- No Americans in Space Anymore" Think of the summer of 1969. Two big things happened that summer. The first moon landing in July, and Woodstock, a few weeks later.  
 
The first was a tribute to hard working men and women: engineers, technicians, assemblers, and tens of thousands of hard working people who undertook a task that many viewed as impossible. "To land a man on the moon and return him safely to earth by the end of this decade". It was hard work, it was risky work. Men died: outstanding men you'd be proud to have known or worked with. It was a triumph of intellect, done with slide rules and calculators that your Smart Phone out classes by a factor of thousands. Even today, it is thought of as so hard to do that about 5% of the population thinks we never did it.  
 
The second was a bunch of kids having sex in the mud while drugged out of their minds, listening to singers and musicians drugged out of their minds.  
 
The first group was dedicated to doing things others can barely only imagine -- bending the universe to their will through sheer intellect and power. They are "can do" people.  
 
The second group was dedicated to rubbing body parts against each other with no effort of will and no character. Their entire focus in life is their genitals.  
 
The second group is now in charge of the country.  
 
Which kind of person are you?
The Tea Party is to Occupy Wall Street as NASA is to Hippiedom.

submitted by dave | [The Silicon Graybeard] - (www)

nasadal - No ass at all.

e.g., That chick has nasadal. Help is on the way with science.

submitted by Megan - (www)

nasal discharge - What ear, nose, and throat doctors receive upon graduation.

e.g., At graduation, our son the ear, nose, and throat doctor, held out his hand, and received his nasal discharge. We were SO proud.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

nasal emancipation - To relieve the burden of one's nasal hair.

e.g., While you're waiting, would you like to try our nasal emancipation?

submitted by Ah, Jack, Jack, Jack. Shame on you. A. N

nasal retentive - When your runny nose is in between being fully running or being stuffed up.

e.g., My allergies are really causing me to be nasal retentive.

submitted by Michelle S

nasalien - (pronounced nay-ZAY-lee-en; n.) creating an alien (i.e., a nonterrestrial) by adding ridges to an actor's nose, ears, or forehead (or something), resulting in a species somehow exactly the same as humans except for the makeup. (The paradigmatic nasalien is Kira Nerys, the Star Trek Bajoran whose nasalienation consists of nothing more than nose ridges. The pronunciation of Nerys is very close to the Spanish word nariz “nose.”) Nasalienation is also sometimes referred to as “sewing on a tentacle.”

e.g., ldquo;So this guy just has funny teeth and weird eyebrows? What is that all about?” “I guess he's just a nasalien: you know, there for ... I don't know, SF-ish decoration?”

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

nasamento - 1. A person with no excitement. 2. To be bored with; not fun. 3. To keep inside your true self by acting useless.

e.g., Mrs. West did not enjoy the nassamentoed man very much.

submitted by Corey E

naselastic - Green flexible bogie found in the nose, one end of which will, when picked, attach itself to your finger whilst the other end remains firmly attached to the wall of your nostril. Thus when you extract your finger from your nose this slimy green bogie then stretches between it and your proboscitose orifice.

e.g., Dennis stretched out his tongue and licked his naselastic.

submitted by Michael Meilton

nash - To go on an unplanned outing or vacation.

e.g., I'm bored, so let's nash to Vegas for the day.

submitted by Quentin Peterson

nash - California slang for "cool."

e.g., The waves are nash today.

submitted by Fixedvision

nasodenial - The delusion shared by televised baseball players and motorists stopped in traffic that no one can see them publicly picking their noses.

e.g., "Ugh," the director groaned. "Camera two, pan away. That outfielder is in serious nasodenial."

submitted by adam thorsell

nass - Bird droppings

e.g., Your car's covered in nass, Chris.

submitted by Lukas Friga

nast - Generic noun for anything nasty. Similar in texture to mung.

e.g., The drain was clogged, so I augered out a ton of vile nast and it works fine now.

submitted by Kate

nasta - Pasta that is eaten with corn chips.

e.g., At first I thought it was pasta, then I thought it was nachos. Now I realize it was nasta.

submitted by dave

nastalgia - A masochist's yearning for the bad old days when her coterie of "friends" said the nastiest things about her.

e.g., She was filled with nastalgia for her middle school days when her girlfriends didn't refer to her as promiscuous -- they called her a slut.

submitted by HD Fowler

nastaticious - Beyond nasty, absolutely disgusting.

e.g., That eight car pile-up was the most nastaticious thing I've ever seen.

submitted by anne janeczko - (www)

naste - Mildly disgusting. Or, the nasty stuff itself.

e.g., The stuff hanging from his nose after he sneezed was naste.

submitted by Biff Condor

nasticrat - A nasty, horrible bureaucrat who abuses her appointed power in numerous ways: using taxpayer money for her benefit; living high at taxpayers’ expense; firing anyone who questions anything she does; slandering those who oppose her; stealing ideas from her subordinates; micro-managing those working in her section, etc.

e.g., Chris is a nasticrat who uses people up in a year or so and then throws them away.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

nastified - A combination of "nasty" and "putrefied." Extremely disgusting to the point of being repulsive.

e.g., Check out the mold on those dishes. That's nastified.

submitted by dg

nastify - To make something nasty. Also, nastified.

e.g., I'm going to nastify this hamburger by putting too much mayonnaise on it. Rex: Aww, my hamburger's been nastified. What a waste.

submitted by Bob Boarker

nastiment - Used to describe something nasty, usually a physical object.

e.g., I cleaned out the refrigerator and cleared out the nastiments in the bottom of the vegetable bin.

submitted by Molly Johnston

nasturtian - It is a less-well known, but certainly more aesthetically pleasing, as well as correct term to mean Indian cress, that is Nasturtium.

e.g., There were many nasturtians growing around the windows of his house.

submitted by Paige

nat - Not A Trooper. Acronym used by pediatricians to describe sick kids who are not brave in the face of their ailments and tend to whine.

e.g., Brace yourself before you go into that exam room, Doc. This kid's chart is marked NAT.

submitted by Claudia Harrison Hall

nat - The phonetic spelling of gnat. Merriam-Webster's definition is any of various small usually biting dipteran flies.

e.g., That nat is really annoying.

submitted by Frankie Nichols

natch - Naturally. To clarify something that pretty obviously fits and doesn't require any more than a one word response.

e.g., A. So we're going to "Tomb Raider" FOR SURE! Opening night, right? B. Natch.

submitted by JohnnyG

natic - (nad-dic) A fan, enthusiast, supporter, follower, collector, hobbyist -- possibly a corruption of addict and fanatic.

e.g., A sizable portion of American males in particular are natics of one or more of the popular American sports. One wonders to what better purposes all these millions, billions of dollars could be applied, not for some backward forms of supposed "entertainment," but instead for something helpful, meaningful, of some importance or value? Fun, they say, requires no explanation -- if it's fun, do it, and spend whatever it takes to enjoy your fun. Be a natic for your fellow man, or your fellow woman, as the case may be. See how they bleed or crawl across the floor of the forest, but the games must go on. Do have fun, in all events.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

nation - Used by CDN Bobsled wannabe's to describe an effort so good that the performer should be on the national team.

e.g., Wanda set a track record last night. She was nation.

submitted by Iguana Thompson

nativist - A shop or other business with a single location, which is owned and operated by people living in the same community.

e.g., Chain stores take money out of a community whereas nativists maintain the communities overall wealth.

submitted by Dylan Ferris - (www)

nativpole - A shop or other business with a single location and which is owned and operated by people living in the same community.

e.g., By shopping at nativpoles you are putting the money back into your communtity.

submitted by Dylan Ferris - (www)

natslex - Natural selection, the means by which lifeforms develop and evolve. So-called supernatural explanations are unnecessary and uncalled for.

e.g., It was thought for a very long time that the gods or (The) God developed and created the various lifeforms, including you and me. But with the advent of scientific thought and investigation, evolutionary factors and natslex were a much more rational explanation to the whole matter.

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natural microptic autoscopulation - To squint one's eye or eyes and stare at a light source in order to see the loosened capillaries known as "floaters" contained within the fluid of one's own eye or eyes.

e.g., Whenever I look up at a bright blue sky, I can't help but engage in a little natural microptic autoscopulation.

submitted by David Mock

naughdirt - Financially "naughty" practices, which are discovered during a "naughdit."

e.g., Because of the naughdirt that was dug up during the course of the naughdit, the CEO was forced to resign.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

naughdit - An audit, through which they find that someone was doing financially "naughty" things.

e.g., When they discovered that Jim was hiding money in an offshore bank, the everyday "vanilla" audit mushroomed into a full-fledged, no-holds-barred naughdit.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

naughties - To describe the current decade.

e.g., Great music from the eighties, nineties and the naughties.

submitted by wizardovoz

naughty - Not in reference to behavior, but describing an item, usually clothes -- meaning ugly, looking bad.

e.g., Those shoes are naughty.

submitted by Kristin

nauseous - Nauseated. Previously considered to be an error. Now it's officially in a dictionary. Does that make it all right for you to use in your term paper? Better ask your teacher. | Causing nausea.

e.g., Remember when your teacher told you, "When you get bitten by a snake, you've been poisoned, but it doesn't make you poisonous"? That was her way of telling you there's no such word as "nauseous." Guess what? With this addition to our lexicon, when something makes you want to throw up now, you can be perfectly correct saying, "That makes me nauseous." | This entry may be close to being nauseous for prescriptivists.

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

nautilust - The bizarre trait of preferring making love on a waterbed.

e.g., Boxsprings and matresses are just too boring for me. I've got too much nautilust in me to do it on anything but a waterbed.

submitted by Joseph Swartz

navabi - Navabi is a family name at India, Iran, and some other countries. To call someone a navabi is to say that the person has a high degree or a high position in the government.

e.g., Oh, he's a navabi all right -- but only because it's his family name. You're surely mistaken if you think that means Chris is worth your time. He's not.

submitted by navabi

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