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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

navasearch - An Internet forum term: to expose another participant's lack of integrity by searching the forum for contradictory statements made by the same person over time.

e.g., George proved John's flip-flops by performing a navasearch and posting the results on the board.

submitted by G. Tom Tsao - (www)

navbattylova - The correct terminology to describe a pair of kebabs.

e.g., After a particularly heavy night on the sauce, Daniel and Joe decided to purchase navbattylova and a litre bottle of Tizer to wash them down with.

submitted by Joe Grice

navel-fluff - The lint that collects within the belly-button cavity. Note: This word is unknown to people with "outies" (where the belly-button protudes out, not in).

e.g., Look at all my navel-fluff. I could make a jumper out of that.

submitted by Ben

navelplex - A smooth-edged, round piece of plexiglass that will fit in the user's navel. Its purpose is to provide a viewport or navelgational tool for people whose heads are stuck so far up their asses they're unable to see or move about safely.

e.g., My ex-wife could benefit from the use of a navelplex.

submitted by barry aylward

naven - An idiot, a jerk, ala Steve Martin's character "Naven Johnson" in The Jerk.

e.g., You've never parallel parked before in your life, have you? You're a naven. (ED. I parallel-parked for the first time in my life on my driver's test -- which I passed.)

submitted by kim

naviguesser - From navigator. The person who sits in the passenger seat of the car and attempts to read bad road maps while making mostly random guesses about how to reach your destination.

e.g., As we passed the intersection, my naviguesser said "Um, the map looks kind of like maybe we were supposed to turn back there, but I'm not sure."

submitted by wamydia

navy - (Pronounced NAY-vee, like the seagoing military; collective noun) A group of prophets. [After the Semitic word _nabi_ "prophet."]

e.g., Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Jonah, Nathan, Isaiah ... the Tanak (the Old Testament) contains the records of a whole navy of prophets.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

naw - Naw means no. Just plain no.

e.g., John said "Naw I don't want to go to the lake."

submitted by Mr. Word

nawf cackalacky - North Carolina.

e.g., He went up to vist his momma in Tarboro, Nawf Cackalacky. No, it's not true that she was also his half-sister.

submitted by Joel Prz

nawp - Not a Well Person. Ill, sick.

e.g., I'm feeling NAWPish today.

submitted by mel

nay - A condescending way to say "hell no."

e.g., Frat Dork: "Will you go with me to the fraternity semi-formal?" Cool Girl: "Umm, nay. Do I look like hang out with people who buy their friends?"

submitted by Jessica Piazza

nay, naid - (pronounced to rhyme with 'say' and said'; v.) 1. to say no to, to vote no; 2. to disagree. [the antitheses of 'say' and 'said.']

e.g., He listened close to all we said / But disagreed, and "no," he naid.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

naybe - Maybe yes, maybe no -- but much more likely no.

e.g., "Do you think it's possible for a man to understand women?" "No way." "Do you think it's possible for one man to understand one woman?" "No, I don't. The tiniest bit? Naybe. After living with one for 50 years, it might be possible. That little bit, possibly, but no more than that. My sister told me women don't even understand themselves. A man doesn't have a prayer."

submitted by HD Fowler

naytheism - Lack of or rejection of theism. No God is a factor in existence, the world, the universe. Maytheism is about the same thing as agnosticism.

e.g., One of my philosophy profs was a non-dogmatic naytheist, held with naytheism, that is. I tend to agree with maytheism, or even maydeism.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

nayve - So naive she doesn't know how to pronounce simple words.

e.g., How nayve is she? She stumbled over "aisle"; that's how nayve.

submitted by moink

nazgul, the - The United States Supreme Court, particularly when you disagree with them. (There are nine US Supreme Court Justices, who sit there in black robes, just like the nine nazgul from Tolkien's _Lord of the Rings_).

e.g., Did you read the nazgul's latest decision? You won't believe it.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

nazi - Any person who feels that she must deprive you of something just because she wants to--or just because she owns an extremely popular soup shop.

e.g., That soup nazi told me, "No soup fer you. Come back, tree years."

submitted by Paul

nazi fun - Enforced jollity, usually endured with people you wouldn't normally speak to, let alone socialize with.

e.g., You'd have to get drunk to last out the Nazi fun of our office Christmas parties.

submitted by Annelise Dunn

nazi gambit - The rhetorical habit of being unable to disagree with anyone without accusing them of being "Nazis."

e.g., Professor David Pense is a dab hand at the old Nazi Gambit.

submitted by adam leslie

nazi nose - (n.) the little hitler's-mustache-looking dribble of snot (dry or wet or both) draining from the nose down to the upper lip of a child with a cold. [Coined at a dinner party a few weeks back when my granddaughter Heidi, toddled into the room, suffering from the condition. Heidi's dad jumped up and said, "Aaah: nazi nose!"---he apparently made it up on the spot because, he said, she looked like she had a green hitler mustache.] See also "Ollie nose."

e.g., George slept about 17 hours with that awful cold that's going around. When he woke up, he felt a lot better, but he looked disgusting with his encrusted eyes and nazi nose.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

nazi queen - Someone who is obsessive with everyone doing things her way and as fast as possible.

e.g., That Mel is just a Nazi Queen.

submitted by Mel

nazi staff car - I use this to describe German sports cars. No offence to Germans, but I just don't like Mercedes, BMWs, Porsches or Audis.

e.g., Look at him in his Nazi Staff Car. I would rather have an Aston Martin than a Merc E Class.

submitted by JesusBuiltMyHotrod

nazi-stache - The mustache style that Hitler had. The little press-on one.

e.g., He's got a Nazi-stache. Must be the next Hitler

submitted by Cleme

nazza - Not really.

e.g., "Do you want to get some food?" "Nazza."

submitted by Scott Hanneman

nba - Nice Big Arse. To be used when a chick has a really nice backside.

e.g., Jacqueline has a NBA.

submitted by alex

nbc - Nobody Cares.

e.g., So she took you to the cleaners and also trashed your reputation? Don’t you get it? NBC.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

nbomb/nbomb factor - Relating to the probablility of a nosebleed occuring. Think anime and in particular, Naruto.

e.g., Jeff: Why'd you bring me here? You know that Hooters has an Nbomb factor of like ... 15 ... out of 10.

submitted by Nazo

nco - NCo, pronounced "enko" -- a spoken abbreviation meaning a Narcissist Codependent or person who has serial relationships with pathological narcissists.

e.g., "Kael is the only writer about whom I can say that being condescended to by her felt like an honor," is the sort of thing an NCo would say about a narcissist.

submitted by Nicky Skye

nda - Non-Dissing Agreement. A legal document to be signed when commencing employment with a company, preventing one from criticising the company or its products.

e.g., I'd love to tell you what it's like to work here, but they made me sign an NDA.

submitted by Alien Burrito

ndip - Pronounced "en-dip" -- addictively returning to speak, see, or visit a pathological narcissist one has made a prior decision to leave or get away from.

e.g., I can't believe a year after leaving the conniving bastard, I broke down and Ndipped last night.

submitted by Ncky Skye

ndiyo - (n-DEE-oh; n.) 1. "Yes," but in the sense that the speaker is affirming the proposition voiced by the interlocutor (see the Example for further explanation); 2. The word that possesses this meaning in a given language. (interj.) 3. A cry of solidarity, to show one's empathy for Africa, Africans, or African ecology (even though it logically only applies to Kenya, Tanzania, and such other places that one finds Swahili speakers); 4. The proper response to a chance or offer to watch (or listen to the soundtrack of) Disney's Lion King (if you're a fan, anyway). (adv.) 5. "Granted; but so what?" [From the Swahili word_ndiyo_"it is so."]

e.g., In most of the English-speaking world, if we have not yet seen a movie a friend invites us to see, we would answer "no" if asked, "You haven't seen it already, have you?" Linguistically, our "no" is the response to the tag question "have you?" Many languages, however (including some forms of English), do not require, do not use, or do not focus on, such a tag question (voiced or implied); instead, their speakers simply affirm or deny the question itself. So, for instance, in Swahili, the response to "You haven't seen it already, have you?" would be "Yes, I haven't"---although, in Swahili, you'd say_Ndiyo_"it is so."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

ne - "Nay." Almost like "huh?" Used only when no one has said anything to you, and it's said, not only to tell someone you don't understand, but that you want her attention.

e.g., Ne, I'm over here. Whats going on?

submitted by Kiaré

ne? - A rather direct way of asking confirmation, like adding "right?" or "yeah?" to the end of a sentence.

e.g., You're going to be coming over later, ne?

submitted by Rich

nead - A term applied to the entire head and neck region of a person.

e.g., He took away my delicious bass and proceeded to beat me about the nead with it.

submitted by Dr. Science

neandersexual - Someone who is extemely hairy and has many physical similarites to a caveman.

e.g., Chris is a neandersexual and his wife is a nasty one as well.

submitted by alex

neanderthilic - One who is like a neanderthal; an ill mannered person;a large, clumsy individual.

e.g., His neanderthilic behavior was threatening to ruin the party.

submitted by Shane McPherson

neanderthought - Thinking like cave people. Archaic logic and terms that no longer apply. The inability to change your mind or think new thoughts.

e.g., The people at work refuse to restructure and re-evaluate situations as new facts and evidence come in, their stuck in a world of neanderthought.

submitted by RubberDuckie

neandrathal - A female-bodied barbarian; an unenlightened or ignorant female-bodied person. | A female-bodied reactionary; a female-bodied person with very old-fashioned ideas. The male-bodied equivalent is a neanderthal.

e.g., HD: Didn't the Penn State mob Wednesday night have plenty of the fairer sex acting like neandrathals? Lillith: I'm going to report you for sexual harassment for using the word sex, pendajo. Your offense is exacerbated by modifying it with fairer. This is the 21st century, HD, not the 1950s. Besides, we never were fairer. Wherever did you get that silly notion? HD: I wasn't talking about treating everyone fairly, Lillith. I was talking about. . . . Never mind.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

neapoli-tan - The condition of having sun-tanned skin, sunburned skin, and skin untouched by the sun all simultaneously.

e.g., After a day in the sun wearing a tank top instead of my usual t-shirt, my farmer tan turned into a neapoli-tan.

submitted by Chris Czajka

nearest and dearest - Your absolute best buddy in the whole wide world.

e.g., You are my nearest and dearest.

submitted by JP

nearfear - The fear of being too close to someone or something.

e.g., Many have a nearfear of snakes, nasty people, vicious ex-spouses, and many other things.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

nearlt - Meaning: "No," as in answering a question. One syllable. Sounds like near.

e.g., Q. Are you going out tonight? A. Nearlt.

submitted by Erik Hargrove

nearn - A dork, someone you think can't get a clue, dimwit.

e.g., Chris? You're a nearn.

submitted by Nathan Hoffman

nease - Indicates the speaker is not saying please despite requests to do so.

e.g., "Say please." ""Fine. Can you pass the bowl to me, nease?"

submitted by yomoma

neat - Bar room slang for straight up.

e.g., I'll have a whisky neat with a beer back.

submitted by Stephen Mize

neatenize - To make something tidy or clean.

e.g., I need to neatenize my desk before the boss gets back.

submitted by Dave

neato torpedo - Very extraordinary, grand, neat, or great.

e.g., The new BMW is neato torpedo.

submitted by Layla - (www)

neatolicious - The extreme form of "neat" or "neato."

e.g., "I'll pick ya up at 8." "Neatolicious."

submitted by Julie - (www)

neatro - Neat and retro.

e.g., Your moustache is neatro, Jethro.

submitted by Liz Schroeter - (www)

nebby - Curious.

e.g., My neighbors can be overly nebby at times."

submitted by Sarah Parker

nebby - (n.) 1. a nebula (when capitalized, "Nebby" means specifically the Crab Nebula); 2. any cloudification, physical, spiritual, or rhetorical. (adj.) 3. fuzzy, nebulous or obscure; 4. not entirely certain or clear about something. (v.) 5. to obfuscate, complicate unnecessarily, or confuse.

e.g., Some of the most beautiful vistas in the universe are the nebbies out in space. | The Nebby is what's left of the supernova of 1054, which the awestruck Chinese and Arabic astronomers noted could be seen in broad daylight for 23 days. | "This is a terrible photo: see how nebby this guy is?" "That's a ghost." "Oh, then nebby's the best we can hope for, I guess." | Where are we? I'm sort of nebby on the geography around here. | 5. "And please don't nebby your speech." "I shall endeavor to restrain my oratory so as to provide maximal---" "Okay ... um, yeah. Good."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

nebulosity - "The quality or condition of being nebulous," from FreeDictionary.com.

e.g., "It is a word of great nebulosity but no particular romance."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

necessory - An accessory you need to make the thing work. Like an audio cable between the preamp and the amplifier.

e.g., I never buy anything that does not include its necessories.

submitted by Glenn WHite

neck drapery - Used to describe the layer of fatty tissue built up under the jaw--synonymous with "double-chin" or "wattle."

e.g., I think my boyfriend's neck drapery is causing him to snore.

submitted by mcalmore

neck joey - A built-up layer of fat under a person's jaw that makes a person to appear have a "double" chin. The joey part of this word is derived from a kangaroos pouch, known as a joey-pouche.

e.g., David, who was so skinny he was called "stick-boy" in high school, now sported a neck joey, a result of countless pitchers of Milwaukee's best and BIG M Subs.

submitted by george kursar

neck-o-larpsy - When you involuntarialy lose control of your neck muscles due to lack of sleep and your head violently falls to one side or the other immediately waking you back up.

e.g., At the opera, due to a chronic bout of neck-o-larpsy, my head violently crashed into the stranger who sat immediately to my right.

submitted by mark and sarah

neckbeard - Short curly hair growing on the back of your neck.

e.g., Can you shave my neckbeard for me? I am beginning to look like a furry beast.

submitted by Chris

necker - The Necker Cube is a pretty well-known illusion; you see what looks like a wire-frame cube. This can be seen in two different ways, and if you look at it for a while it flips. (Here's a cute demonstration.) To necker, therefore, is to keep switching between two mutually incompatible ways of seeing a situation, especially when both alternatives are desirable.

e.g., "You going to paint your room purple or green?" "I'm neckering on it."

submitted by Shweta

neckstache - When guys grow out a beard and forget where to trim the bottom part of it.

e.g., His neckstache is creeping into his chest hair.

submitted by Jojo

necrobe - (NECK-robe; n.) Any microscopic creature---amoeba, bacterium, spore, even virus---that causes (or could cause) death in the host. [From Gk._nekros_"death" + the _robe_from _microbe_.]

e.g., The amoeba Naegleria fowleri (rhymes with "mysteria wow Larry") is a powerful necrobe which eats brain tissue, leading to meningoencephelitis and death within ten days of infection. There is no treatment. | The real heroes in science are the lab workers who toil in obscurity to eradicate necrobes. They get their well-deserved praise only rarely (e.g., Dr. Salk, who developed the polio vaccine), usually dying unknown and unsung (e.g., Semmelweis, who demonstrated how washing one's hands before delivering babies drastically reduces mortality among mothers, and who died two weeks after being unwillingly committed to an insane asylum (where he was badly beaten by the attendants).)

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

necrobionic - Of or relating to robot zombies.

e.g., That man . . . wait, that isn't a man. It's necrobionic.

submitted by Andrew Stiles

necrocephallic - "Dead head." Used to describe rabid fans of the Grateful Dead.

e.g., "A true, tye-dyed-in-the-wool necrocephallic." W.C. Stuart

submitted by WiL

necrocosm - 1. A dead system or world 2. Vision that is no longer subject to life.

e.g., "After nuclear winter, Earth was reduced to a necrocosm."

submitted by Jay-san - (www)

necropilatory - A recopilatory record of dead music, or from dead singers or musicians.

e.g., Private Dancer Centennial: a necropilatory record for Tina Turner.

submitted by honorio - (www)

nectal - The neck and shoulder areas of the body.

e.g., I was so upset by his comments that I could feel the tension developing throughout my nectal area.

submitted by Tracy Lucas

nectar of the clods - Coffee, expecially the first cup in the morning.

e.g., Ahhh, morning coffee, nectar of the clods.

submitted by jim mckenna - (www)

ned - A low form of human. Usually male and sporting Fila or Kappa colours.

© Michael Quinion -- 13 March 2004 Newsletter In last week's piece on "chav," I said that the Scottish equivalent, ned, was an acronym from "non-educated delinquent." It isn't. That supposed origin is a folk etymology, given credence in Scotland through having been quoted in all seriousness by a member of the Scottish Parliament during a debate. I should know by now to treat such claims with scepticism. Jonathon Green says in his slang dictionary that it is probably from a nickname for "Edward," linked to yobbish youths through a previous generation of young louts, the teddy boys, "teddy" being an abbreviated form of "Edwardian."

e.g., Guy staring at you aggressively, making it clear he wants to harm you physically? That'll be a Ned. | Do new insult words contribute to an increase of NEDs? I think so. As do new words for stealing or the perineum.

submitted by ned

ned log - To gum up the works, either physically or meaphorically. From a fruit punch type drink made from a syrup base, which used to be served in elementary school cafeterias.

e.g., I spilled pop on my keyboard last week, and it ned logged my system for days | With all the various additions to amendments, this bill is getting ned logged fast.

submitted by Paul

neddy - A foolish person, particularly somebody who is useless with technology. Thanks to Mrs C Williams, Bishop of Llandaff High School.

e.g., If any old neddy walked in here she wouldn't know a piggin' thing about AN-THRO-PO-METRICS.

submitted by Dave Quarrell - (www)

neddy - A racehorse. Neddies. Australian.

e.g., It's my understanding he inherited enough to purchase a couple of neddies and race them.

submitted by Chris Willy

nedogodemophobiac - Someone who can and does talk a lot, but when giving a presentation collapses into total speechlessness.

e.g., Ryan is a nedogodemophobiac. He completely bombed on his speech.

submitted by ryan

nedooize - To ponder ceaselessly over a hypothetical situation or philosophical matter--usually when more important practical matters are being held up by this pondering. After Ned Hayes, prominent Nedooizer.

e.g., Why do you have to nedooize the world's problems? Can't you just worry about what to cook for dinner?

submitted by Jill Hayes

nee - Used as a synonym for formerly. Originally it meant "born" in French. It has been distorted to signify an old state.

e.g., Mother: Where are you going, son? Son: The shooting gallery, nee the zoo. ("I'm going to the shooting gallery. A few years ago I would have said I was going to the zoo.") | Boy: So you were my dad's friend before he died? Man: Friend, nee co-pilot, yes. (The man was first the dad's co-pilot, then his friend.)

submitted by Jonathan Charles Wright

need a biscuit - Indicating that someone appears unhealthily thin.

e.g., Did you meet Gary's new girlfriend? I can see her ribs--she needs a biscuit.

submitted by Pineapple - (www)

needing a taco - The state of being in which a person is taking herself wayyyyy too seriously. Used in the context of love and romance. (Taken from the South Park CD "Chef Aid" in which Chef gives Meatloaf a taco because he gets carried away singing about Meredith Baxter-Birney.)

e.g., Now that is a man in dire need of a taco.

submitted by Mouse - (www)

needinnoddin - When you're tired and you nod off to sleep sitting up, your head falls forward hitting your chest and wakes you up. So you jerk your head back up. You need to sleep so I call it needinnoddin

e.g., I sure am needinnoddin.

submitted by Michelle Page

needlenag - A person who constantly is nagging and bugging you.

e.g., My father is a needlenag. He thinks it's about time I move out, but I'm only twenty-seven.

submitted by tina budde - (www)

needless markup - sarcastic term for department store for the "well-heeled"

e.g., She probably shops at Needless Markup!

submitted by intra

needlessmarkup - An apt description of the department store Neiman Marcus.

e.g., 1: You paid ninety bucks for that shirt? 2: What do you expect? It's from NeedlessMarkup.

submitted by Heraldmonkey

needlister - A person who makes lists for no appparent reason.

e.g., Bob is a needlister--he just made a list of all the people in the phone book with his last name.

submitted by Jesse

neefir - The naturally occurring indication that a woman must shave her patella (knee) area.

e.g., You're neefir is really looking bad; you better get out the razor.

submitted by jade

neek - One who has the ability to do what a geek can, but is too lazy to do so. Geeks get things done. Nerds don't.

e.g., Michael is better than your average neek. I know he can do this, but he's just too lazy....

submitted by Michael - (www)

neeky - The opposite of needy.

e.g., The man was neeky.

submitted by Kevin 7th English

neepness - A word one bellows when extremely annoyed. Taken from a mishearing of "Nee" from _Monty Python and the Holy Grail_. "Neep," the original word, is a less severe form of "neepness." "Neep" is used for annoyance, not anger.

e.g., Sarah: Uh, you know, your cat just knocked your Coke all over the computer keyboard. Nathan: Stupid cat. Neepness!

submitted by Aurora

neet-neet-neet - An insulting and bragging expression that is accompanied by pointing repeatedly at one's forehead. It means that "I got the best of you on that one" or "I figured that one out pretty good, didn't I?" Invented and used in Eugene, Oregon, but maybe spread or had a parallel emergence in other places. An advanced version was "A-ma-nee-a-ma-nee-a-ma-nee!

e.g., Neet-neet-neet! No one will ever forget how I outfoxed you on that one (with finger gestures).

submitted by Steve McDonald

negacritique - A negative critical review.

e.g., For the New Yorker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand wrote a powerful negacritique of Al Gore's presuppositions in Earth in the Balance.

submitted by Zeromay Zentroclo

negadexterous - To do nothing with both hands. Can be used as a derogatory during an argument.

e.g., Today I have been negadexterous, with precision. I have done nothing all day. | Chris is negadexterous -- he cannot and will not do anything.

submitted by Mark

negafier - Used like an adjective to describe someone who acts negatively or contrary to what you want.

e.g., He was a negafier when he talked of taking a vacation together. Why would I want to go with such a negafier. He negafied the whole thought of a romantic getaway.

submitted by Michelle S

negample - Negative example.

e.g., Hitler and Saddam are negamples of good leaders of society.

submitted by Ajith Kumar

negataurus - Person who attempts to gain attention by negative actions towards others

e.g., There was no other word to describe Glendola other than as a negataurus. She bullies, speaks maliciously of others, and spreads lies.

submitted by Heather Mann

negative benefit - A benefit that ironically has a negative side.

e.g., My mother in law is violently ill and I won't be able to see her for weeks. That's a negative benefit right there.

submitted by Bryan

negativism - A word or term that always connotes negatively.

e.g., The use of the term "mindset" is preferred over the negativism "mentality."

submitted by Joel Parker

negatron - N. A person who is boring, negative, or a wet blanket. Adj. Used to describe an action or thing that is a downer or drag.

e.g., 1. Frank didn't want me to go out tonight. He's being a negatron. 2. That was a real negatron move you just pulled.

submitted by Ann Marie - (www)

negigable - Negligible. Arose from a mistyping when describing how much space I had left on my hard drive. Then I noticed the "giga" in the middle and it just made sense in a pseudodictionary kinda way.

e.g., I can't keep buying music from iTunes Store because I only have negigable space remaining on my 'puter.

submitted by alan - (www)

neglatch - To neglect to attach a file to an e-mail.

e.g., As in the body of an e-mail reply-to-all that you just sent to many colleagues a few seconds earlier: "Oops, I always neglatch."

submitted by Blix

neglectexting - Texting someone with a message that requires a response, receiving a response that requires its own reply -- and then not answering, leaving the originally texted party in suspense.

e.g., I am tired of Crystal sending me a text and not answering my reply. She is always neglectexting me.

submitted by Tim Sokolowski

negligeent - Describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightie.

e.g., I can't believe I was so negligeent that I answered the door for the FedEx guy wearing my naughty nightie.

submitted by Chris

negligibilization - To make negligible.

e.g., The negligibilization of the United Church of Canada became apparent after the failure by several of its members to become visibly enthusiastic about His vegetarian plan.

submitted by John Gimbel

negotiative - Inclined to negotiate

e.g., We are getting nowhere. They are unwilling to consider the alternatives offered, and certainly have not come up with new ones. We need to deal with someone more negotiative, so we can bring other variables to the table and get out of this stuck position.

submitted by Mark O'Dell

negphobia - The fear of receiving negative feedback from a buyer or seller on an auction site such as eBay.

e.g., She suffers from NEGphobia and refuses to give feedback first.

submitted by Ron Novinson

negs - short form of negative

e.g., Do buffalo have wings? Negs!

submitted by Batbabe

neh? - 1. "Don't you think?" Used to question the wisdom or veracity of something. 2. "Right?" Used to ask if a bit of information is right. Originally Japanese slang. Always used at the end of a sentence, like the French "n'est-ce pas?"

e.g., 1. Eating three baskets of French fries in an hour is a little much, neh? 2. Utah is south of Idaho, neh? I always get the big states out west confused.

submitted by Dar

nehushtan - (n.) 1. Something holy, or at least right and proper, which has been twisted from its original status or purpose; 2. a means which becomes an end; (adj.) 3. of or pertaining (a.) to such a thing twisted from its rightful use, or (b.) to a means which has become an end in itself; (v.) 4. to twist something from its proper use or to allow a means to become an end. (From the Hebrew name of the Brass serpent made by Moses as a symbol of salvation to heal the people from snake poisoning, an artifact which, sadly, had to be destroyed by King Hezekiah because people began to worship the object rather than God.)

e.g., Have you ever noticed that money, a mechanism for keeping track of one's resources has become, for most people, an end in itself. It's sad, really, how such a reservoir for good has nehusht into little but a status symbol.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

neighbor - used in place of repitition of last phrase when someone asks "What?" Used in familiar conversation.

e.g., "I'm hungry." "What?" "Neighbor."

submitted by Sierra Morris

neighburgerhood - The area in any town where you'd find a Burger King, McDonald's, or any other fast food restaurant within close proximity of each other.

e.g., We're hungry so we're going to drive around the neighburgerhood to see what fancies us.

submitted by Jean-Paul Mueller

nekedworking - This word should be substituted in casual/business conversations about Networking. If asked what you said, insist you merely said networking.

e.g., We need to add another port to the nekedwork.

submitted by Salted Wound - (www)

nekkid - Unclothed, but in a casual, non-artsy (as in nude) often (but not always) non-sexual way.

e.g., I'd never do housework in the nude, but I might do it nekkid.

submitted by Pat Powers

nelipot - One who walks without shoes; one who goes barefoot.

e.g., The nelipot walked slowly, letting the mud squeeze up between his toes.

submitted by Cody Roberts

nelly - It's like coolio

e.g., That shirt is nelly!

submitted by TP

nelumbophage - (n.) someone habitually out of it, literally "lotus eater" (cf. Homer's Odyssey); someone who just doesn't care, or who is so laid back they may as well be dead; a practitioner of the Lion King's hakuna matata philosophy. (v.) Nelumbophago "I don't care" or "I see no need to stress." (adj.) Nelumbophagic "uncaring, unstressed, unconcerned."

e.g., "What are we gonna do? We can't get the stuff to the client by Thursday!" "Don't worry: It'll get there when it gets there." "But ...--Oh, never mind, nelumbophage."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

nem - And them. Used in reference to one specific person or group, and then includes insignificant people afterwards, referring to the people as "them."

e.g., Sally nem are going to the store tonight.

submitted by Rae

nemato'd - Provision in the National Electrical Manufacturers Ass'n. code for hillbillies.

e.g., The hillbilly's house wiring was sub-standard and he was nemato'd to rewire.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

nematoad - 1. An elusive pond animal that was always being sought after in the television show Doug. 2. To describe someone who does something in such a ridiculous or excessive manner that it is quite humorous.

e.g., Whenever I try to sell my used CDs to the record store, the guy who works there inspects them like a nematoad. He whips out a magnifying glass to look for scratches.

submitted by Drew

nematoed - Provision in the National Electrical Manufacturers Ass'n. code re compliance.

e.g., The NEMA member was threatened with expulsion unless he nematoed the line.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

nematowed - Provision in the National Electrical Manufacturers Ass'n. membership benefits for auto breakdown.

e.g., The NEMA member had his car nematowed.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

nemattoad - To reply to a post in a forum with an answer identical in substance to a previous poster, attempting to pass off the answer as your own.

e.g., I can't believe Chris nemattoaded me. I posted the exact same thing to that thread yesterday.

submitted by Dave

nemawashi - An informal feeling out and consensus gathering, to send out a trial balloon.

e.g., Professional pollsters and movie studios perform an almost magical nemawashi of selecting the perfect survery test group.

submitted by Joel Parker

nemesissy - One who is both an evil arch-nemesis and also a sissy, susceptible to being beaten in challenges due to sissy-ness or lack of cajones. One who is despised for their sissiness, either out of disgust or jealousy for their severity of it.

e.g., Any Red Sox player will agree that the rival Yankee player Alex Rodriguez is their favorite nemesissy.

submitted by Ramsey Bakhoum - (www)

nemissary - someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else whose purpose on the surface is good, but really is on a mission to cause misery or evil.

e.g., The nemissary from Far Away Land spoke eloquently to the king and queen of devotion, all the while plotting their demise.

submitted by Brock Gunter-Smith - (www)

nen-em m's - How a 4-year old describes candy-coated chocolate candies.

e.g., Daddy, Katy took the rest of my nen-em m's and I know cuz she got's them in her mouth now. Make her give me back my nen-em m's!.

submitted by Clint Whitsett

nenanu - Used to describe an actor who is a graduate of the Drama School of No Facial Expressions. Derived from the name of the king himself, Keanu Reeves.

e.g., That Dark Angel chick, she's pretty hot. Shame she's a Nenanu.

submitted by Kimber ley

nentocombobombulatorial - Adjective describing a fictional device used to analyse DNA on pieces of evidence. Fatured only in the musical _Beans_, enjoyed and understood by only one group of friends in the universe, and therefore highly important to eveyone.

e.g., All you need to discover the culprit is a simple piece of machinery--the Nentocombobombulatorial Chamber.

submitted by Twiglet Queen - (www)

neo maxi zoom dweebe - An extended version for the word moron.

e.g., That guy Chris is a neo maxi zoom dweebe.

submitted by James

neo nerd - The new generation of "nerd," or intelligent outcast from mainstream society. A neo nerd is now often well accepted by not only mainsteam society, but by multiple subcultures as well, thanks to modern society's new views on the importance of intelligence and education. When refering to themselves or others, a neo nerd will often shorten the term to the classic and familiar "nerd."

e.g., Bill Gates may, quite possibly, be the emperor of the neo nerds. After all, he does rule the world, no matter how evil he may be.

submitted by The Feline Punk - (www)

neo-boganism - The new wave of bogans, unashameably ignorant, stuck in a fashion rut that will remain with them till death, small-minded and think the best ever thing to do is get drunk, smoke their tires and pick on minorities. These dumb and dumber people are being employed in increasingly important jobs. Popular culture and technology have brought bogans into the mainstream public.

e.g., The neo-bogans are responsible for the strange bend in the bell curve and will halt the advance of each generation getting smarter.

submitted by Peter

neo-hippie - Neo-hippy. The children of ex-hippies-turned-yuppies (or "yippies" as they've been called) who are self-proclaimed idealists, but who have neither the passion nor the revolutionary spirit their parents had. They settle instead for dressing fashionably bohemian, eating raw foods, and when asked say they support legalized medicinal marijuana and lifting the US sanctions in Iraq -- but can't really recall why. See Trustafarians.

e.g., Said one neo-hippie to the other, "What a beautiful skirt. Is it hemp?" "No, I got it at an Anthropologie sample sale. Isn't it great?" "Oh, really? I heard they use child labor or something," "Huh? Oh, right, I'm not really sure. . . . Hey, was that Jeff rolling by in a new Land Rover Freelander? His dreads are so cool."

submitted by sarah lybrand

neo-vision - The mystical ability to look at a computer game or program and visualize the lines of code that created it. From the scene in The Matrix where Neo realizes he can see and thus manipulate the code behind the matrix.

e.g., Look at him reverse engineering that game. He must have Neo-vision . . . or something.

submitted by Shaduan

neoegocentricforte - A new self-centered strong point.

e.g., Wow, you really found a neoegocenticforte when you started your signing career.

submitted by snowboardinghockeyplayer3 - (www)

neojorky - Tasty strips of dried meat, made in New York City. New York jerky.

e.g., Four ounces of soylent green along with four ounces of neojorky makes a nutritious snack.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

neologist - One who makes up new words, often in an attempt to make themselves look smarter

e.g., What is that fool neologist talking about now?

submitted by Mark

neologist - One who coins new words. {Duplicate.}

e.g., With his coining of the word "meme" in The Selfish Gene in 1976, Richard Dawkins established himself as one of our most widely recognized and influential modern neologists.

submitted by J T GILLICK - (www)

neologizmo - A new word gadget or device (for a new word gadget or device).

e.g., What is this neologizmo supposed to mean

submitted by Bjørn - (www)

neolojism - Nonsense and crap about neologisms.

e.g., I like word sites that don't give me all that neolojism.

submitted by star651

neon - Illuminated indication of something good and marvelous.

e.g., Frogpad and ipod are neon gagdets. Pseudodictionary is a neon website for wordtrendsetters and wordcreatives.

submitted by pheloxi

neonazifem - Woman involved in the feminist movement. Usually wearing combat boots and having short hair. Something along those lines.

e.g., Ooh, noooooh, How did I end up involved in a conversation about shaving with this neonazifem.?

submitted by Jessicalyn

neonovanew - Really, really, really new. Totally cutting edge, the latest thing, more than up-to-date, current as of the present second, futuristic even, replaces all similar or un-similar things past.

e.g., Potential settlers to Mars were duly impressed by all the neonovanew elements and factors described to them on the info-teletubes -- their emigration and immigration were often guaranteed.

submitted by Paul Edic

neonphancy - A fluorescent light bulb struggling to come to life. (Not original to me.)

e.g., Those new 60W neon long-life screw-base bulbs don't EVER seem to get out of their neonphancy.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

neoparisitis - A new social phenomenon relating to the seemingly constant appearance of Paris Hilton everywhere. A condition characterized by the curious desire of young heiress wannabes to pattern after her.

e.g., Katarina was suffering from neoparisitis so bad that she even bought a pet chihuahua and named her Teacup.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

neotrad - Short for "neo-traditionalist." One who tries to embody anachronistic behavior or appearance.

e.g., Where are all these neotrads coming from? There isn't a retro shop in this town.

submitted by Michael Buehler

neoxise - The act of replacing bone marrow using artificially enhanced metal alloys.

e.g., I wanna be like Wolverine. I'm gonna go get myself neoxised.

submitted by Crazy Chicken - (www)

nep agent - A label given to those who act as a form of power-lapdog, generally for a higher team of superiors either in a company or community without actually being given a title or executive privileges. Such people will remain the unannounced lackeys of said higher power(s), while considering themselves a member of said power group.  
 
Nep Agents will usually enforce the standards or rules of their respective community in a way akin to that of an officer, moderator, etc. -- while having little or no ability to actually follow through on enforcement.  

{ED. I called a friend Friday and told him that I had arranged for a prayer group consisting of about a dozen people to show up at his home Saturday night at eight o'clock to conduct a prayer session for him -- because his soul is in need of saving. Silence ensued for a while, then I told him it was a prank. He said he thought at first that I was serious -- and that I must really have a lot of gall to do something like that, given that he's an atheist and has no tolerance for prayers. (Double meaning intended: prayers, pray-ers.)  
 
My analogy is far from perfect, but it bears a certain similarity to the federal government sending out-of-state observers to monitor polling places during the presidential election. The federal government is not legally empowered to send such observers to polling places in violation of state law.  
 
Just as I'm not legally empowered to send a prayer group to my atheist friend's home. He's six inches taller than I am, outweighs me by 50 pounds, is much stronger than I am, and is in much better physical condition. Plus, he's a trained killer, having served in the US Army for more than 20 years. He'd kick my ass from here to Sunday the next time I saw him if I ambushed him with a prayer group.  
 
Federal laws at times take precedence over state constitutions and state laws, but not when it comes to presidential elections. That's because a state has plenary (absolute) power over such elections: a state has the absolute and exclusive power to determine who can be in and around its polling places on a presidential election day. (Only if it's a presidential election? Left as an exercise for the reader.) It really has little to do with the 10th Amendment and state's rights. It's Article II, § 1, clause 2 that controls: "Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct. . . ." It's that provision of the Constitution that the National Popular Vote Movement relies on for its compact among states to get the President and Vice President elected by national popular vote. Unless I'm mistaken, it's also the provision that underpinned Bush's win in the Electoral College over Gore in 2000. The Florida Supreme Court was not allowed to interfere with the Florida legislature's plenary power.  
 
Supreme Court precedent on presidential elections was established with McPherson v. Blacker, 146 U.S. 1 (1892). "Under the second clause of Article II of the Constitution, the legislatures of the several states have exclusive [plenary, absolute] power to direct the manner in which the electors of President and Vice President shall be appointed." What that leads to -- and it will be a big surprise to lots of people -- is that "[T]here is no constitutional right to vote in a presidential election. The fact that the state in which you reside even permits you to vote for electors is purely a matter of legislative grace. . . . McPherson's ruling that a state legislature has plenary power over elections . . . implies that states may dispense with presidential elections entirely." You may think a state legislature can't change the state constitution without going to the voters, but the way I read this is that a state legislature can change the way presidential electors are selected without approval of the people -- if its members are dumb enough to do that. If they did, they'd soon be thrown out of office. If you want to learn more, you might start with the linked site.  
 
I don't particularly like the idea that I have no constitutional right to vote either for the President and Vice President or for electors pledged to vote for them as stand-ins for me in the Electoral College. But that's the way it is, like it or lump it. It will remain so either until the Constitution is amended or until another instance of SCOTUS ignores stare decisis and overturns McPherson v. Blacker. . . . Well, I suppose a second revolution is another possibility. The way some folks have been spouting off in the run-up to November 6, that might not be as far-fetched as it usually would.

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To close this tome for now: The closest thing to a "federal election" is an election in Washington, D.C. Those are controlled by Congress.}

e.g., The annoying guy in the next cubicle keeps telling me to follow the rules of my company, insisting he'll report me to my superiors if I don't follow the rules. What a nep agent. I don't consider anyone superior to me. | I was jay-walking in the street the other day, and a stranger walked up to me and told me not to do it again, or else. "Or else"? He wasn't even a cop, just another dithering nep agent entering his years of flatulent senescence. (Thanks to Lawrence Block for flatulent senescence. [Yes, I know what I said.]) | Whether they realize it or not, Ambassadors to the United Nations from countries that don't have a seat on the Security Council are nep agents. That's because the General Assembly is effectively powerless, not being able to enforce sanctions.

submitted by Osiris - (www)

nepot - Nepots are the folks who benefit from nepotism.

e.g., Yes, you're right. My plan is to hire nepots. What's wrong with that? I own the company. You want I should hire illegal aliens?

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

nerb - A noun that has become a verb. | The process of a noun becoming a verb.

e.g., "Impact" is an excellent example of a nerb. Once it was simply a noun; it meant the effect of something on something else. Now, it is used as a verb -- "this impacted on that." Thus, impact is a nerb. In this way, nerb is actually an example of itself: the process of nerbing creates nerbs.

submitted by David Martin

nerbie - Someone who is book smart, but street dumb.

e.g., Chris is a nerbie.

submitted by Spanka

nerd - Root of action verb (past tense), often having to do with computer geeks. | "Joyce Melton responded to last week’s article. 'Cartoonists, illustrators and other artists have used nerds to mean eraser crumbs for more than sixty years. When I worked at newspapers in the sixties, we had a special brush (called a broom) for getting rid of nerds before inking a drawing because the tiny pieces of rubber would cause blots and blobs on the art. When the movie Revenge of the Nerds came out, I imagined eraser crumbs with giant art brooms pursuing people. That wasn’t what the movie was about but it still makes me laugh to think of it.'"

e.g., He tried to weasel out of having caused the program crash but was cornerd. | Ah, yes, I remember the nerds, too. But I didn't know that's what they were called.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

nerd cliff - A metaphoric expression used to describe that moment in a conversation when a speaker inexplicably and enthusiastically follows an arcane topic of conversation that she alone is interested in. The speaker is often aware that she has lost her listeners but is strangely unable to gracefully end her rambling. Quite often the speaker will seem somewhat bewildered that no one else finds the topic as fascinating as she does and figure if she keeps talking eventually someone will want to join in.

e.g., A nerd cliff can be used by the listeners to signal that it is time to move on. It can also be used to describe what happened to a third party. For example, I was talking to Kim about when Easter was and he started talking about how to calculate the date. "Lost me after equinox, Kim -- complete nerd cliff." Used self-reflectively it has become an accepted, and slightly more humourous way to exit the situation in question, rather than the usually barely audible mutterings that form the conversational ellipses. "Sorry, guys. Nerd cliff."

submitted by kim - (www)

nerd-bomber - Someone who exhibits nerd-like traits on occasion but does not have enough consistency to deserve the title of nerd.

e.g., Jan was being such a nerd-bomber when she knew the correct usage of the term "calisthenics."

submitted by Julie

nerd-e-bonics - Computer speak or technical talk used by nerds that normal non-nerd people don't understand.

e.g., He seemed incapable of speaking standard English, being able only to talk in nerd-e-bonics.

submitted by Patrick

nerdbox - Computer.

e.g., C'mon, let's go out. Quit spending so much time on the nerdbox.

submitted by Hamish

nerdcake - A smart but "soft" person.

e.g., Sean shouldn't be such a nerdcake because people will continue to take advantage of him.

submitted by Demetrius Pinder - (www)

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