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v - Visitor, tourist. Made popular by the 80s sci-fi mini-series by the same name.

e.g., To the person driving slowly ahead of you, "Come on, V, quit sight-seeing and drive."

submitted by cade collister

völkischer beobachter - Loosely, "people's observer." The Völkischer Beobachter was a German weekly newspaper bought by Adolph Hitler in 1923 to churn out propaganda for the Nazi Party. Lowercased, the term has come to mean newpapers (and other media) as propaganda. (Used by Tony Blankley in The Washington Times, September 24, 2008: "[T]he National Journal's respected correspondent Stuart Taylor has written that 'the media can no longer be trusted to provide accurate and fair campaign reporting and analysis.'")

e.g., It's getting harder and hard to find a magazine, newspaper, or TV station that's not völkischer beobachter. I used to think CNN was bad, but MSNBC is so far in the tank for Barack Obama it's absurd. But you get what you pay for, don't you -- and I'm not paying anything for the "news" I get.

submitted by HD Fowler

v-card - Someone who is still a virgin still has her v-card.

e.g., Does Kelsey still have his v-card?

submitted by kelsey

v-r helmet - Virtual reality Helmet. A lot of speculation surrounding the entire mileu of the virtual reality experience seemed to be in vogue around 1994-1995,when it was thought that by the early 2000s we'd all have these helmets, and a plethora of ways to experience alternative realities. Hmm, seems almost quaint now.

e.g., I'm going to get the first V-R Helmet that comes out, and program it for one of the moons of Jupiter. Won't that be a kick?

submitted by Paul

v-style - Like a virgin.

e.g., I'm 45 and still rocking it v-style.

submitted by Casey Lee

vaasid - Waaaay too serious. Usually a derogatory term.

e.g., It's spring break, Geraldine. Stop studying -- you're being vaasid.

submitted by Lauren and Jennah

vac-scene - Any preparation (found to be offensive to moral principles and/or repugnant) that is used as an inoculation to stimulate antibody production, and to provide immunity against a specific disease, usually using a form of the bacteria or virus that has been weakened or killed.

e.g., Today, many parents, fearing for their children'' well-being, are saying, "'NO!' to Vac-scenes!"

submitted by Mitchel - (www)

vaccum salesman - A person who trys to start a bandwagon; one who tries to "'suck in" people into thinking her way.

e.g., Chris has become a vacuum salesman lately with his continual remonstrations about banning guns.

submitted by Ricky Mannings Jr

vaccuullous - Pertaining to that which sucks. Possibly construed as a backhanded compliment.

e.g., At the cafe after the movie, Mike tried his best to give an intellectual review of the film. Wendy responded with "Yeah, I thought the director's vision was vaccuullous, a true Hollywood up-n-comer."

submitted by ashsimmonds

vache - Sitting around doing nothing much in particular, kinda like chewing your cud.

e.g., "What are you doing tonight?" "Eh, I'm going home to vache."

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vaclempt - To appear extremely distraught. Expressing anguish over a particular situation.

e.g., Sarah failed her psychology exam and she looks pretty vaclempt.

submitted by melaina

vaco - (Rhymes with “taco.”) (n.) 1. A male in a predominantly female profession, activity, gathering, or whatever; 2. (disparaging) a man who refuses to do “women"s work” 3. that remarkable shoe-on-the-other-foot feeling a man gets when he realizes that women really do most of the everyday work in the world but are often rewarded with condescension, discrimination, cruelty, and abuse. (From the Spanish word vaca “cow,” but with the masculine -o suffix. The male bovine, of course, is a toro in Spanish, but very few people keep herds of bulls; we all call them “cows,” regardless of gender. Calling a toro a vaco, by the way, usually occasions quite a bit of good-natured hilarity among native Spanish speakers, but they will agree [when they finish laughing] that you see a lot more vacas than toros.)

e.g., “Elizabethtown, The Princess Diaries, and You’ve Got Mail?!” “Yep, some of my favorite films. Hey, good art is good art -- it doesn't matter to me that I'm the lone vaco at the theater.” | “So you"re a male nurse, huh? Good for you! That's a very ... vaco sort of profession.” | “I’m sorry: there’s been a misunderstanding. You see, I"m the secretary. Ms. Bell is my boss, not the other way around... Sir? Are you all right?” “What?, Oh, yes! Yes, I’m fine. And I’m sorry -- I just had to contemplate the vaco of this situation.” | “That stupid vaco won’t even vacuum the floor! He says it’s "woman’s work" ... it’s like he just thawed out of a glacier or something.”

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

vacostrasation - A vacuous feeling; that empty numbing neutrality that comes when one person in the room appears to monopolize all the available emotion.

e.g., Marissa, as always, the "drama queen" of our group, had the entire room entranced, while I crept toward the door, overcome by a sudden feeling of vacostrasation.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

vacourse - A work-related course held outside of the normal work environment that a five-year-old could paraphrase during show and tell. The learning material will not be and is not expected to be applied in any meaningful way. If the course involves travel to a desirable location, it may be refered to as a traincation.

e.g., At my vacourse, we discussed the effect of weather on employee morale, mostly drawing from personal experience.

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vacuubeam - The light frequently found at the nose of a vacuum cleaner.

e.g., The vacuubeam helped me see under the bed I was cleaning.

submitted by Alex

vacuucoffophobia - Occurs while vacuuming. Fear of tripping over the cord and hitting your head on the corner of the coffee table.

e.g., Sharon claimed her severe case of vacuucoffophobia accounted for her house looking like a pigsty.

submitted by Mark-man

vacuumous - (adj.) 1. Possessing or characterized by tremendous suction; 2. of or pertaining to a vacuum, particularly to the suction created by such a vacuum, especially very strong suction; 3. pertaining to or describing the titanic gravity of a black hole (or other gravity-heavy celestial object); 4. of or pertaining to the huge, empty voids between galactic filaments and superclusters, as though vacuumed totally empty.

e.g., Wow, this house's centralized vacuum is really ... vacuumous: it nearly sucked a hole through my hand! | If this Wallungunder (q.v.) black hole of yours is so huge, why isn't it more vacuumous? | You know, from our perspective, most of the universe is vacuumously empty.

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vacuums - Synonym for "sucks," but less severe. So, basically its bad, but not THAT bad.

e.g., I hate math, so my math mid-term sucks. History mid-term merely vacuums.

submitted by Melanie

vacuupuff - The state of your cat when it hears the vacuum anywhere near it. The cat proceeds to expand its fur and freak the hell out, generally running and hiding as well.

e.g., Mom: Where's the cat? Me: I was cleaning my room and she vacuupuffed to some hiding place.

submitted by Meredith

vad - To explore off-limits areas of urban civilization. (I.e.: basements, roofs, freight elevators, maintenance crawlways, sewers, storm drains, etc.) (vadded, vadding, vadder)

e.g., I found this awesome storm drain in Harbor Park. Let's go vadding; I brought my flashlight helmet.

submitted by BigAssFries

vad punch - Mixture of potent chemicals used to treat cancer: Vincristine, Adriamycin, Dexamethasone. A mixture of Vincristine, Arethromicin, and Decadron has been referred to as a VAD cocktail. As I was writing about my wife's starting another round of chemotherapy for bone marrow cancer, the word "punch" came to mind.

Going full circle: fight cancer --> round of chemotherapy --> "chemo brain" --> punchdrunk --> punch --> fight.

e.g., VAD Punch is the most heavily spiked punch I've ever run across. | VAD Punch packs a wallop. | If I seem a bit addled, it's because I've been VAD punched several times.

submitted by HD Fowler

vaderant - Cruel, heartless, and has no concern for competition or life.

e.g., Bill Gates is a vaderant person. (That's why he gives billions of dollars to charities.)

submitted by Liam Callaghan

vaderist - Someone who embodies the beliefs of Darth Vader of Star Wars.

e.g., The kid down the road is a Vaderist.

submitted by Liam Callaghan

vag-rock - Vadge-rawk. Any overpoweringly unmasculine male musicians.

e.g., She likes James Blunt and John Mayer. She's really into the vag-rock.

submitted by Jason Brandenburg

vagarea - The general area of a woman's reproductive organs.

e.g., My boyfriend I started kissing and, without warning, he totally went straight for my crotch. I smacked him and said "Get away from my vagarea."

submitted by Julia

vagenda - The catalogue of expectations a woman has of a man.

e.g., Bob would have liked to have watched the football game on Thanksgiving Day but that was not on Chrissy's vagenda.

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vaguery - A collection of vague, unimportant or, unconnected social events. This term especially refers to obligatory or nonsense conversations and other interactions.

e.g., I downloaded a 4mb virus fix for him on a 1kb/sec connection (split between 15 office staff) and other vaguery.

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vaguity - Vagueness.

e.g., So, how much vaguity will the editors at PseudoDictionary accept in word descriptions?

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

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

e.g., Get me the vah. No, the other one--over there in the corner.

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val policella - A generic term for any drunken policewoman. Valpolicella is the only alcoholic beverage containing the word "police."

e.g., Hello, is that the 999 police operator? Have you had a police car stolen, or have you let a val policella loose at the wheel again?

submitted by Colin Taffel

valedoctorian - The valedictorian of a medical school class.

e.g., "You know what they call the graduate who's at the bottom of a military academy class, but still graduates, don't you?" "Sure, the goat." "What do they call the medical school student who graduates at the bottom of her class?" "Don't know." "Doctor. You know what they call the top graduate at a medical school?" "This one I know: the valedoctorian."

submitted by Miss Speller

valentine - (Pronounced to rhyme with AL-n-dean, not -dine; adj.) Shaped or resembling the classical 'heart'-shape (a cusped cardioid, point downward), an ideogram used in Western culture since the 1400s as a symbol of romantic love and devotion. One equation for one version of the shape (in formal mathematics) is (x2 + y2 − 1)3 − x2y3 = 0. The shape resembles the actual, anatomical heart about as much as a comb resembles moose antlers.

e.g., I used to live in the Poconos, a place full of trees, ski slopes, and honeymoon hotels. Back in the 70s, when I lived there, their ads all touted these valentine bathtubs.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

valet bank - a very high income level, possibly the highest tax bracket before "filthy fuckin' rich." it originated when i learned how much valets can make working four days a week in las vegas -- which is way more than what most people i know make working five days a week.

e.g., dude, if i made valet bank i could play at the high roller blackjack tables every night.

submitted by Paul Jarvis - (www)

valhallian - Used when words such as "enormous" and "incredible" are insufficient. The ultimate (valhallian) description of something or someone.

e.g., Let me tell you, Greta's beauty is pure valhallian. The guy who won the lottery had a valhallian luck.

submitted by A Bergman

valid - Cool.

e.g., That movie was valid.

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valleycide - The killing off of the San Fernando Valley secession movement by Los Angeles power structure

e.g., Mayor Hahn has raised $5 million for valleycide.

submitted by Michael Cohen

valmax - The quality or state of possessing the maximum value added.

e.g., His thirty-seven years in production development all over the globe made Andy the obvious choice to take the new product to valmax status before its release. Ubervalmax: The ultimate state of valmax.

submitted by Dave Violette

valor - To be "served" by Valor Telecommunications, surely one of the sorriest telephone service suppliers in the country.

e.g., Don't move to Broken Arrow, OK. If you do, you'll get valored.

submitted by HD Fowler

value engineering - The arbitrary reduction of project cost applied with reckless abandon and with regard to neither value nor engineering.

e.g., This project is over budget. We will have to apply some value engineering to it.

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valuejet - 1. To miserably fail. 2. A state of total disaster that ends in miserable failure.

e.g., Before I came to work here, I worked for an internet company that did a valuejet.

submitted by Rawson Stovall

valved - A verb, more or less the valve equivalent of piped.

e.g., With new construction, to avoid freezing, toilets can be valved to feed in hot water under no-electricity circumstances, and each toilet thereby becomes a radiator by turning off one valve and turning on another. Extra flushing is no doubt needed to achieve this end.

submitted by Wendell Wilson

vampangel - Half vampire and half angel.

e.g., Did you see the vampangel fly over that car accident and heal everybody?

submitted by melissa - (www)

vamptastic - A combination of the word "vampire" and "fantastic," it originates from an article about Twilight, but spread (with much help from the YouTuber NoMoreMarbles) from there to be used as a word describing anything cool and having something to do (however distantly) with vampires. Originally used as a mostly sarcastic or joking term, it has since been used enough to transform into an actual word describing something fantastic.

e.g., OME, these pictures are totally vamptastic. The vampires look completely dangerous and beautiful in them.

submitted by Laura Wellbaum

van dammtastic - Fantastic + Van Damme. An incredibly spectacular film in which Jean-Claude Van Damme appears, or anything else he does -- such as charity appearances or television spots that are awesome.

e.g., Ted: Did you see Universal Soldier Part Two? Ed: Yeah, the film was Van Dammtastic.

submitted by ditnis

vandalice - To vandalice: to spray bags of ice with water. When I tried to complete my purchase of a bag of ice last night, I had trouble separating the bags. It appeared that the ice had probably thawed, moisture had condensed on the bags, and the ice had re-frozen -- sort of gluing the bags together. Occurred to me that someone could come in with a spray bottle filled with water and cause a bit of a headache for Quick Trip.

e.g., If the clerk at QT had said another word about me being a bald-headed geezer, I might have gone ahead and vandaliced the unit containing the bags of ice.

submitted by Erle W Machiavellean - (www)

vanderwahled - The position of a chair not being pushed in under a table.

e.g., The cafeteria was a mess, the kindergartners had left all of their chairs vanderwahled. We had to go back and push them back in.

submitted by Jonah Manning - (www)

vanibirth - Electronic user names using a combination of your nickname and your birthdate.

e.g., Gary had vanibirths all over the web. He couldn't hide if he wanted to.

submitted by Wild Jill - (www)

vanilla - Plain, boring, lacking excitement.

e.g., Bert: How was your date last night? Ernie: Vanilla. I was home by 9:30.

submitted by Cherie Chelst

vanilla child - A child who is the opposite of a child prodigy: a child lacking talent.

e.g., Chris, you have no sport, art, music, acting skills and you aren't smart or sensitive. It seems you'll always be a vanilla child.

submitted by Ian Faynik

vanity sitcom - As with vanity publishing, a comedic television series starring an actor whose fame is on the wane. The actor and character she plays will have similar names and the show will be named after her. Shows with multiple main characters are not vanity sitcoms. Geena and Bette are vanity sitcoms, Seinfeld is not.

e.g., After Winona Ryder's latest escapades, there's nothing left for her but a vanity sitcom on the Fox network in 2003.

submitted by Paul Agapow - (www)

vanity, a - To "post a vanity" is to post information about oneself. From vanity site. In German, it might be "ein wanity."

Vanity site: A vanity site is a website that is run by an individual or small group (such as a family) purely for their own amusement. That is, the site is not trying to sell anything, but may try to promote some cause or idea, though not necessarily. . . .

e.g., Quote: "I had posted a vanity and an article about the Patriot Act. I neither spoke off topic nor disrespected the rights of other users. Yet I have been banned from this site by the Fascist Administrator(s). . . ." The editors here at the PseudoDictionary have also been called Fascists or Nazis. Usually in a phrase such as "hardass word Nazis."

submitted by HD Fowler

vanor - One who drives a van.

e.g., That stupid vanor is weaving so badly he almost forced me off the road.

submitted by Wild Jill - (www)

vant - "Vant" is usually used in movies, books, or shows about vampires. It means "to want," but with an accent.

e.g., "I vant to drink your apple-juice." "No . . . it's MINE. I vant to drink it myself." "You suck." "Thanks."

submitted by Kaylee* - (www)

vantastically annoying - Beyond all realms of being annoying, super or uber annoying

e.g., Our cashier today was vantastically annoying.

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vape - syn. vaporize. Used to imply total destruction of something (often files on a computer).

e.g., Erm, Steve? We -did- make some backups of all that important data, didn't we? I think I just vaped it...

submitted by Al Maw - (www)

vaped - Intoxicated. Like "lit," but using a vaporizer.

e.g., Mark threw together a soldering iron and a flask, to make a vaporizer. Then we all got vaped.

submitted by Leslie - (www)

vaping - The visible vapor given off by a vaporizer without the use of combustion. The act of inhaling water vapor as means for substance distribution such as nicotine instead of smoking.

e.g., Many believe vaping nicotine to be much safer than smoking cigarettes for nicotine addiction.

submitted by Benjamin David

vapomix - For cold sufferers, an easy to eat and digest cereal laced ever so delicately with Vick's.

e.g., This chicken soup isn't helping my cold, honey. Make me some Vapomix.

submitted by Kriss

vapormeme - Something that everyone talks about, but doesn't actually exist. (Cf: Similar to software that seems to never get here: vaporware.)

e.g., The weblog community was abuzz with the notion of writing "weblogger slash fiction," but in the end it was just another vapormeme.

submitted by Asian Bastard - (www)

vaporware - An advertised product that never actually comes into being. Especially in a catalog, under the header "coming soon."

e.g., The catalog showed this amazing new thingy, but it's six months later and there's still no such thingy. Alas, more vaporware from Thingy, Inc.

submitted by Milo

varia - "Miscellaneous items, especially a miscellany of literary works."

e.g., I should update my will to make sure my heirs don't squabble over my varia.

submitted by Evita Varia - (www)

varicator - One who lies after the fact.

e.g., Despite having been caught prevaricating, he continued to varicate.

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variegate - Vagary.

e.g., "Given the variegates of the law and of other aspects of life, is it possible that since her [Elizabeth Warren] GGG Grandfather did in fact persecute her GGG Grandmother’s people before those two ancestors married, and that she’s in fact the product of an abusive relationship going back many years, which is only now being completely understood?"

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

vark - An anteater that runs away from fights. v. To run from trouble.

e.g., This big grasshopper arrived and he just varked.

submitted by alis

vash-hole - Used to describe the rude and illbegotten behavior of some of the residents of Vashon Island (Seattle Area island) by other patrons, not of Vashon, on the ferry boat.

e.g., How can you live on an island and not know how the ferry system works? What a Vash-hole.

submitted by UranusHertz

vaspiracyuserptation - The act of pirates taking over a casino in Las Vegas.

e.g., Vaspiracyuserptation is punishable by only one thing in Las Vegas: death.

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vati-can - Outdoor port-a-potty, especially ones found at outdoor Catholic services, rallies, masses, etc.

e.g., The vati-cans are over there on the edge of the park.

submitted by J. Field

vaticam - A camera set up specifically to watch for the Pope.

e.g., Now let's set up the vaticam and wait for the Pope to come out.

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vbaddicism - One who is addicted to the programming language Visual Basic.

e.g., John has VBAddicism. He lost his job from being overly active in Visual Basic.

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vc streetwalker - A private company that shamelessly solicits venture capital backing.

e.g., Tech comapnies are all VC streetwalkers--until they go public.

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vealboy, vealgirl - A derisive title given to the gullible or easily picked on.

e.g., Vealboy still wears his pants backwards like he's an early-90's kid rapper. Didn't the wedgie teach him anything?

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vearly - A conjunction of very and early, describing something that's earlier than something that's early, on-time, or worse yet -- LATE!

e.g., Usually, my son's late. But, to buy tickets for a concert by his favorite musical artist? For THAT he's VEARLY!

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vector away - To change direction.

e.g., Unless we vector away from where we're headed, we're going to have a Democrat as President mid-day January 20, 2009.

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vectorism - The study and doctrine of the vektoriat, from a collective established in the year 2001 in Germany, Sachsenhausen.

e.g., In order to join the vektoriat, he had to read and understand the laws and regulations of vectorism.

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vedicious - Has no meaning. A made-up word that sounds both real (and intelligent) but is used only to win an argument.

e.g., Jake said, "Well, perhaps that's true, but I just think it's a very vedicious point of view. Don't you think?" Stuggy (thinking to himself, "Oh man, what does 'vedicious' mean?"), "Umm . . . yeah, perhaps."

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veeish - Constant striving for perfection, resulting in chronic indecision.

e.g., Bob: The weatherman said there is a 50% chance of rain today. I guess I should wear my rain coat just in case it rains... Well actually it seems rather sunny so maybe I should just bring it along, or would that be too much to keep up with?" Larry (five minutes later): Bob, stop being so veeish.

submitted by Michael Vindiola

veen - Either he or she as said by someone who is not sure of the gender.

e.g., Look at that cat... veen is very quick across the road.

submitted by Greg Holp

veep - Washington DC expression, the Vice-President.

e.g., Since 9-11 no really knows where the Veep is at any given time.

submitted by Stephen Mize

veg - "to relax, to chill out"

e.g., i'm going to veg out for the afternoon...

submitted by spike

vegatarious - The landscape that is green, alive and wealthy with green growth.

e.g., In late spring the forest seems vegatarious.

submitted by sarah

vegeble - Used by people too lazy to say "vegetable."

e.g., What kind of vegebles do you put in your sandwiches?

submitted by Dan Dubinsky

vegedairians - Those vegetarians who permit all sorts of vegetables (and fruits) as well as milk and all milk products. Eggs and egg products are optional.

e.g., I lived among vegedairians for several hungry years and yearned longingly for red raw meat lovingly roasted, broasted, and toasted, but alas, there was none. Till just a few days ago the temple cook whipped up a batch of something new, pinto bean burgers, which tasted remarkably like fresh hot McDougall's beef burgers. I ate dozens and our vegedairians did as well. At last, an end to starvation.

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vegemeatarian - Somebody who claims to be vegetarian but eats chicken and fish.

e.g., "You know that girl you work with?" "Sally the vegetarian?" "She eats fish and chicken though -- she's a proper vegemeatarian."

submitted by Richard Taylor

vegequarian - A vegetarian who eats fish. Also vegaquarian.

e.g., Natalie's a vegequarian since she hates red meat, but likes fish very much.

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vegeteenager - An adolescent professing vegetarian dietary restrictions -- unless said adolescent gets hungry enough.

e.g., Those kids dropping by the soup kitchen were just vegeteenagers. They ate the bean-with-bacon soup even after asking me what was in it.

submitted by Kelly Hogaboom - (www)

vegetophobous - Irrational fear of eating vegetables.

e.g., Just because the doctor said you are vegetophobous does not mean you should not eat a balanced diet. Now eat your peas.

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vegetorial - Of a vegetarian who judges you for eating meat or incessantly tells you why meat is bad for you.

e.g., I don't want to invite her. She too vegetorial. She'll look at me funny if I order the steak.

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veggietables - What you find at a vegetarian buffet or smorgasbord, nothing but many long tables laden with all kinds of vegetables, and seeds, and fruits, and nuts . . . to you.

e.g., The veggietables were loaded with all kinds of good stuff to eat, even turnips and parsnips and tofu, and hummus bi tahini. (Bite a heinie?)

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vegie - An annoying thirteen-year old, especially those in grade 8.

e.g., These damn vegies are everywhere. Its impossible to move.

submitted by Liam Callaghan

vehemenent - The comparative (or even superlative) form of the adjective vehement, accented on the second syllable. Used as an intensifier, often in especially eloquent barroom discussions after several rounds.

e.g., Calm down. I didn't mean anything by it. You don't have to get all vehemenent about it.

submitted by Lunch

vehicellular - Relating to the use of a cell phone in a car.

e.g., The police ruled it a vehicellular homicide.

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vehickle - A vehicle for someone living in the boondocks. A redneck vehicle.

e.g., If a car has been given a name, chances are good that it's a vehickle.

submitted by Miss Speller

vehicular fibrillation - The inability of your windshield wipers to stop wiping a clear windshield without resmearing it.

e.g., Because of vehicular fibrillation you can only see the road half of the time.

submitted by sfrules

vein - Of the three sound-alikes vain, vane, & vein, the choice in the first example should have been vain: ineffectual or unsuccessful; futile: vain hopes; a vain effort; a vain war. Other examples will be added for other misuses. It will be left as an exercise for the reader to find out what the correct choice should have been.

e.g., "As I watched those pilots fly those planes and marveled at the Golden Knights parachute team hit their marks on the beach I know that the sacrifice of those men so many years ago did not occur in vein." | "What blood? This one has ice water in her vains!"

submitted by Miss Speller

veja du - The weird feeling that you've never done this before.

e.g., I'm getting a strange sense of veja du.

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vekil - What a redneck drives.

e.g., We's goin' to the state fair, so get in the vekil.

submitted by Saint714

vel cet. - "Or otherwise," "or whatever." The "or" form of "etc." (from Latin vel "or" + ceterum "otherwise.")

e.g., "Okay, what are our choices again?" "T-Bone, Ribeye, Filet Mignon, Pork, Salmon, Ham, Hamburger, vel cet....Just pick one."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

velcrodroid - A person who sticks to you constantly, follows you around. Not as bad as a stalker.

e.g., See that guy in the corner? That's Amy's new velcrodroid, but she doesn't know it yet.

submitted by Paul

velgrot - Another word to fill in the blank.

e.g., Yeah, and when my primordial encryption felt so incredulous I couldn't help revealing the endoscopic revelations of the iniquities due to my velgrot of inhibitions, well, I simply just couldn't go any further rupturing the plethora of absolutes I had so precariously sifted thru.

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velocirapture - The senstation in which one is gripped by a swift, prehistoric, and seemingly long-lost lust for life.

e.g., With a fresh pouch of tobacco in the glove box of her new car, Sorcha sped on towards her as yet unknown holiday destination with fierce velocirapture.

submitted by samara

velosophy - Highspeed philosophy, combination of velocity and philosophy.

e.g., Carmen was doing well until she hit that existential wall at full velosophy.

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velox - newspaper slang for a picture of a picture.

e.g., the frontpage of today's newspaper contains a velox.

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velvatristic - Extremely fond of or submissive to velvatross.

e.g., Nikki seemed awfully velvatristic towards Danny at the concert.

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velveeta - One who eats cheese sucks up to superiors for recognition. Also takes credit for someone else's results. Velveitre.

e.g., He's gone Velveeta again, eating more cheese to impress the captain.

submitted by Nikki Sokol

velveeta - Something utterly cheesy and gross.

e.g., I cannot believe you think that guy with the gold chains and platforms is cute. He is so velveeta.

submitted by Lisa O

velvis - Elvis Presley painting done on velvet.

e.g., Love your velvis decorations.

submitted by Klicsu

venal - A real word with two principal meanings: 1) dishonest and ready to do anything in order to get money; and 2) capable of being corrupted. These are words we've come to need more than ever before when it comes to the upper reaches of government in the United States.

e.g., A mere seventy years ago, most people in the United States more or less trusted Washington and expected politicians to do their best to make the United States a good place for all of us to live in. Any expectations along those lines are now in the rearview mirror.

Corruption in the federal government has always been something for US to be on the lookout for. Unfortunately, those in power get more venal with each election.

submitted by beelzebub

venchel - Eventually. In a second (minute) or two, soon, when I get around to it, when I'm good and ready.

e.g., They'll call you venchel in the emergency room; just put pressure on it and don't pass out.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

vendage - Eating hot dogs or street meat from a hot dog vendor.

e.g., I'm starving, let's get some vendage.

submitted by Ryan Petch

vendified - Vendified = verified + vindicated.

e.g., I had faith even among many naysayers that my next grandchild would be a boy. I have now been vendified with the announcement: "It is NOT a girl!"

submitted by Richard Goodrich - (www)

venebrations - Repetitive slapping noises made by Venetian blinds in open windows

e.g., The venebrations in my office make it hard for me to use the speaker phone.

submitted by J. Hubbs

venerable - Cool.

e.g., That's venerable.

submitted by Steven K-Brooks - (www)

venerable disease - It taketh away the excess number of humans, decimates the masses and toughens the survivors.

e.g., O venerable disease, though takest away the sinners of the world yet preservest the strong.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

vent your bean - Express yourself, speak up, give your opinion, say what you wish; or, let the gas pass.

e.g., For the sake of understanding progress and success in psychotherapy, it might be advisable to freely vent the bean -- in the good sense, that is.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

ventchly - A future reduced form of the word "eventually." Language is always changing, even if only subtly and slowly.

e.g., We've been traveling upward for quite some time now; ventchly we shall have reached the top and consolidated our place in the sun.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

ventifact - (VEN-tee-fact; n.) Something made by the wind. [From Latin ventus "wind" + factus (pp of facere "to make").]

e.g., Balancing rocks and the pitted sandstone that make such beautiful photographs are almost always ventifacts, the results of ventifacture.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

venting - To release all your anger or to tell someone all your problems.

e.g., I had to vent my problems at you.

submitted by Liam Callaghan

ventriculocisternostomies - "The surgical formation of an opening between the ventricles of the brain and the cerebellomedullary cistern."  
 
Stumbled across this word in the dictionary.txt file linked to. Words are given by length, which is the primary reason for adding this entry. The final words are the longest words in English, according to the Oxford English Dictionary: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses and pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, the first being the plural of the second.

e.g., Pediatric Hydrocephalus: "[Ventriculocisternostomies] occur when rupture of the ventricular walls, most often at the level of the lamina terminalis and of the posterior wall of the third ventricle, leads to free communication between the ventricle and subarachnoid space, in some cases leading to spontaneous compensation of hydrocephalus. Less frequently, ventricles may open into the subdural space or even into the frontal sphenoidal sinuses or ethmoidal cells, whose wall[s] have been progressivelly thinned by chronic increased intracranial pressure [17.54], with subsequent rhinoliquorrhea. These events are rare and may follow mild head injury."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

venus - A male with a bushy beard, matching moustache, and large, red fleshy lips that shine with saliva. He has a liking for sandals, short shorts, and shirts with weird, clashing patterns. He is at his best when wrapping his large bearded lips around a sizzling sausage or hotdog.

e.g., Cheryl, did you see the dreamy venus leaning against the lampost down at Dewey's?

submitted by Sarah Walker

ver - Unknown word, probably refers to some kind of person.

e.g., Some of the greatest songs of the 30s and 40s were popularized by the wee vers.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

vera lynn - Gin, as in gin and tonic.

e.g., Bartender, I'll have another Vera Lynn, please.

submitted by Volcano

verb - To use a noun as a verb.

e.g., I like to verb words.

submitted by Lisa Cirèlle Hansson - (www)

verb, to - To verb is to turn a noun into a verb. Fowler wrote, "After all, it is an ancient and valuable right of the English people to turn their nouns into verbs when they are so minded."

e.g., Coming up with something to add to the pseudodictionary is easy enough ... a lot of times all you need to do is verb a noun. | Verbing is fine with me . . . as long as the verb isn't just a noun with "ize" added to it.

submitted by HD Fowler

verbaceous - 1. Action-packed. 2. Using gobs of action verbs (reserved usage for snooty writing groups).

e.g., Even "Train!" can be verbaceous if it's the last thing your character ever screams.

submitted by Kiddo - (www)

verbacious - Having a higher-than-normal level of verbal expression contained therein, esp. using high-syllable, uncommon words.

e.g., In an effort to impress the selections committee, the medical school applicant made his essay especially verbacious.

submitted by Ryan Eggers

verbage - Verbiage that belongs in the rubbish bin. Cross of verbiage and garbage. | Verbiage, mispronounced -- the second syllable is missing. Paul Mulshine:

My fellow conservatives made fun of Sean Penn last year when he employed that same mispronunciation as part of a tirade against the Bush administration. And deservedly so. We conservatives are smart. People who can't pronounce simple, two-syllable words aren't.

That goes for simple three-syllable words as well. In a televised interview with Fox News last week, Palin was served a softball question by Sean Hannity about the economy. In her response, she twice attacked the "verbiage" of her opponents. And in both cases, she pronounced it "verbage," leaving out the second syllable.

e.g., Can you give me some verbage on the 2.0 release for this afternoon's board meeting? | I realize that a lot of these entries have too much verbage to suit some visitors. I expect them to let their feet do their talking. | Language Log:

"Well," Palin said, "it was an unfair attack on the verbage that Senator McCain chose to use, because the fundamentals, as he was having to explain afterwards, he means our workforce, he means the ingenuity of the American people. And of course that is strong, and that is the foundation of our economy. So that was an unfair attack there, again, based on verbage that John McCain used." This is certainly doing rather than mere talking, and what is being done is the coinage of "verbage."

submitted by mynameismonkey | HD Fowler - (www)

verbalexting - Method with which to express an idea or thought, in words, by texting it. {ED. Verbal texting, I suppose, would be saying something, having your smartphone recognize, and then sending a text message.)

e.g., I suggest verbalexting your idea, as difficult as it may be.

submitted by Tony Zaccaria - (www)

verbash - Dole out verbal abuse.

e.g., He went from verbose to verbashing every white American female he encountered in his day, wife included.

submitted by lois courtne

verbbits - People with an appetite for words.

e.g., Thesaurus.com is great forage for verbbits.

submitted by Lois Courtne

verbicide - Word destruction. A word ceases to exist or loses meaning due to an inividual's actions. For example, some would consider "verbing" to be "verbicidal."

The killing of words.

Author Robyn Amos September 02, 2004:

Verbicide

verbicide (VUR-buh-syd) noun

1. The willful distortion or depreciation of the original meaning of a word.

2. A person who willfully distorts the meaning of a word.

[Latin verb(um) word -i- cide killer, killing.]

Killing words. That brings to mind a vivid image, doesn't it? That's why I like this word so much. You get an immediate sense of what it means: murdering words.

Not literally, of course. Often when I see the blood red ink my critique partners leave on my manuscripts I feel they might be committing verbicide. But clearly they're not, since verbicide means willfully distorting the meaning of words...

The way teenagers (and many adults) use the word "like" to pepper their sentences is no doubt a form of verbicide.

I suppose slang could be considered a form of verbicide. It sounds like fun to take old, boring words and infuse them with new life a nd meaning. When it's put that way, verbicide doesn't sound as much like a crime.

Here are some victims of verbicide through slang:

Props -- instead of a means of support it now can mean respect or recognition. "I have to give her props for losing ten pounds."

Sick -- refers to someone ill or someone possessing incredible talent. "That bass player is sick!"

Blaze -- once just a raging fire now it can mean to leave quickly. "My favorite show is about to come on, I have to blaze." Posted by robynamos at 07:42 PM

e.g., Valley girls haved used the word "like" so inappropriately for so long that I would like to charge them with verbicide.

Your honor, I plead guilty to verbicide. But I think I've, like, given birth to more than I've killed.

submitted by Laurie Boese - (www)

verbification - Turning a non-verb into a verb by adding a suffix. "Shrinkify" and "smallify" would be examples of verbifications other than the well-known method of adding "-ize." Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld verbified "complex" when he used "complexify." Even if it wasn't a word when he used it, it is now. It was entered here shortly after his use of it.

e.g., The marketing manager committed a verbification when he stated "We would like to incentivize the customers by leveraging our vision."

submitted by Donna K - (www)

verbigami - The art of verbal origami, or the conceptual folding of words into succinct, artistically estimable rhetoric; similar to haiku, without form restrictions, generally involving recursion.

e.g., Tonya's four-line verse, "Crystals," was an excellent specimen of recursive verbigami, the end connecting to the beginning conceptually.

submitted by Mark Lee - (www)

verbing - Transforming a regular noun into a non-existent verb form.

e.g., "Our manager said we should work on price-pointing and gold-tagging tonight." "Oh, I see she's been verbing again."

submitted by keyla

verbious - Verbose. No reason not to have an alternative spelling. At least it's shorter than the hitherto non-existent verbacious.

e.g., John Knoefler (March 31, 2013 at 7:17 am): "Her stance was obvious even if she did try to be as obtuse and verbious as possible."

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

verbizing - Creating a pseudoword by adding the suffix "ize" or "izing" to the end a noun or adjective.

e.g., A good example of verbizing a perfectly good noun is the time when John put a refrigerator next to the sofa and described it as "kitchenizing" the family room.

submitted by Rick Feldkamp - (www)

verbojudgmentisuspicion - To gauge or consider a person by her speech.

e.g., Due to the number of expletives used in the last half hour, my verbojudgmentisuspicion of her is that she's a sad soul in dire need of repair.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

verbola - A mental disease compelling a person to express herself with "accularity."

e.g., Steve won't finish his sentence 'til he finds the perfect word . . . he has verbola you know.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

verbology - The study, science, or practice of creating new words.

e.g., I decided to utilize my verbology skills, so I logged on to the forums.

submitted by Dr. Mordax

verbosse - A long-winded employer who never stops talking.

e.g., The staff meeting ran an hour longer than usual. The verbosse department head decided to read to us every single word in our Corporate Ethics Policy manual.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

verbsite - Place for words.

e.g., Check out the verbsite http://www.dictionary.com. Great forage for verbbits.

submitted by lois courtne

verbum drop - Is when you can't remember the meaning of a word you just heard or read and must go to the dictionary or google it to find the meaning. A more polite form of the slangy term "brain fart" commonly used.

e.g., Oh, it's just another verbum drop that I have to look up in my Webster's.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

verdicked - (adj) Describing a person's condition when a judge doesn't decide a case in her/his favor.

e.g., I can't believe that Judge Wapner found for the defendant. I'm Verdicked!

submitted by Joe Kreiter

verdicuum - House.

e.g., Come round to my verdicuum Saturday night. We're having chicken nuggets for dinner.

submitted by Micah

verklempt - Extremely emotional, overcome with emotion. Yiddish. Used on Saturday Night Live by Mike Meyers in the "Coffe Talk with Linda Richman" skits.

e.g., No, don't tell me -- I'm feeling verklempt.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

vermilion - A large number of noxious, objectionable, or disgusting creatures.

e.g., Did you see all those red ants? There must have been a vermilion of them.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy

vernacular manslaughter - 1. The incorrect use or over use of slang by extraordinarily non-hip people -- politicians, parents, etc. 2. Mangling of a regional dialect by foreign action movie stars -- any Arnold Schwwarzeneger or Jean-Claude Van Damme movie.

e.g., When I heard my grandfather say "Foshizzle" I felt sickened by the vernacular manslaughter that was just committed.

submitted by R. Maggio

vernacular of the vacuous - Vocabulary used to pretend as if you don't know how to do something: “I don’t have a head for numbers.” “Which end of the hammer do you use?” Generally designed to have a more capable person present take over the entire project. Can be used to great effect around control freaks.

e.g., It was easier to do all of Kelly’s homework than to listen to her vernacular of the vacuous about math being hard.

submitted by relay

vernaculator - One who deliberately speaks in the dialect of a region or country as opposed a standard dialect language, often to ridicule that standard language.

e.g., When the Irish talk about the English taught in their schools, they lapse into a Gaelic mocking English. They're such vernaculators.

submitted by Joel Parker

vernox - (Rhymes with FUR-knocks; n.) The vernal equinox, falling on or around March 21 ±1 day. [From VERN-al + equin-OX.]

e.g., In North America, the Vernox is considered the beginning of spring.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

verplanked - Astonished by the utter stupidity or ridiculousness of someone's behavior or words.

e.g., He was picking his nose with a spoon. We were simply verplanked.

submitted by sandi

vers - (Pronounced the same as "verse"; n.) 1. a situation in which video game players compete against one another rather than with digital characters; 2. any competition, usually involving only two competitors; (v.) 3. to challenge another to single combat, usually limited to virtual contests on a digital game system; 4. to participate in a one-on-one computer game; and by extension, 5. to compete against another in any one-on-one competition. (Participles: "versing" and "versed"; the adjective is "versus.") [a back formation from "versus" (as though it were "verses") that I learned from my 11-year-old daughter, who challenged me to a dogfight on the Nintendo Wii "Sorts Resort" suite of games.]

e.g., EVELYN: "Hey, Dad, do you want to vers the airplane game?" ME: "Do I want to what?" EVELYN: "'Vers': you know, where you go against each other and try to win?" ME: "Vers?" EVELYN: "Yeah, vers." ME: "Sure!...vers....um, where's the other controller?"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

verschimmelt - All screwed up (discombobulated). In German, it actually means "overslept." Pronounced "fershimmeled."

e.g., Verschimmelt is an old '40s radio expression: "Oi, Luigi, are you verschimmelt."

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

verschnergen - A thingummy-bob, a whatsit, a little thingy. Verschnurgen.

e.g., When you roll over a menu item, a verschnurgen pops out, so ya know where ya are.

submitted by susan

verse vica - Like vice versa, only the other way around. (See visa versa, too.)

e.g., Should we eat first and then shop, or verse vica?

submitted by existential buzz

versimilipede - An insect that appears to be reading poetry.

e.g., Victor the versimilipede was too busy reading Byron to notice the Ford Anglia's approach.

submitted by jonty Reason - (www)

version - Used for a person who frequently distorts the truth and reality in order to sound cool. It's almost as though he makes his own "version" of events.

e.g., J. Chris reckons he downed a bottle of vodka last night. R. Yeah, he's a version, isn't he.

submitted by grilla

versioned - Refers to a task that one was doing to her satisfaction on the computer. After a software upgrade, she can no longer perform the task to her satisfaction. She has been "versioned,"

e.g., I was printing my widget reports just fine until I got versioned. Now my noun has become a verb.

submitted by John Patz

versus - Something that must be carefully protected by young people.

e.g., The best example is in Robert Louis Stephenson's own writings, "A Child's Guarding a Versus."

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

vertexulate - the rate at which an androgenous person visually changes from appearing feminine to masculine in a continous cycle

e.g., "my friend vertexulates at such a high rate in a bar, people of both sexes will buy her drinks."

submitted by Travis

vertical spoonage - Spooning standing up.

e.g., It surprised me to see them in the corner doing some vertical spoonage.

submitted by Laura Helmhout

vertically challenged - a short person

e.g., She's so vertically challenged she uses a step-stool to get in and out of her car.

submitted by Patti

vertigoed - In early 2002, a thrill ride at Cedar Point collapsed under its own weight, necessitating the removal of the remainder of the attraction. Thus, "to vertigo" is to attempt greatness, but fail in a memorable manner.

e.g., Bill completely vertigoed his chances with that interview.

submitted by Sean O

vesatoskular - To excel in the position of goaltending in ice hockey.

e.g., I feel I played pretty vesatoskularly last Saturday.

submitted by ryan lundy - (www)

vessage - Voice-mail message.

e.g., If I don't answer the phone, please leave me a vessage.

submitted by Dawn Rinchiuso

vestijingle - Ad advertising jingle or slogan remembered and audibly hummed or sung from many years in the past, usually from companies or advertisers long since disappeared.

e.g., Doesn't anyone remember the Gillette razorblade "Look sharp!" vestijingle from the '50s baseball games?

submitted by Joel Parker

vestiphobia -

Choked on a pineapple lately? Been attacked by a severed head? The result may be vesitphobia: a fear of clothing or of being clothed. (Also, vestiophobia.)

The above notions and the first example come from Uncyclopedia.

e.g.,

“We don’t actually ‘treat’ Vestiphobia. Nor do we ‘care.’ You’re the one with the problem, not us. We’re simply walking you through the door with at least a pair of thongs and information about your fear of clothing. There’s a process to fixing your Crabs — I mean … your pigeon flu — I mean … vestiphobia. When we push you down a flight of stairs, you’ll learn there are worse things in the world than clothing. And that you wouldn’t be in the hospital right now if you at least wore some clothes. Break the motorcycle of negative thinking.

“Even famous people have suffered from Vestiphobia. Famous people like your mum, greased up deaf guy, and that crazy hobo down the street have been through the same thing. They have words of encouragement, such as ‘It’s fabric! It won’t kill you’ and other inspirational words like ‘Put some clothes on you freak!’”

submitted by Vestiphobe - (www)

vesume - A video resume.

e.g., I filmed my vesume today.

submitted by Mike Nale - (www)

vesumptuous - Bad, not good, horrible.

e.g., A vesumptuous senior picture if I ever saw one. You look as if you have fangs. {ED. Sharon only said the second sentence to me.}

submitted by Michelle John

vesuvioid - A blemish with high eruption probability which develops in a location of high visibility at a most inopportune time.

e.g., He always notices a vesuvioid developing a couple of days before I have some important meeting or oral boards.

submitted by bparodi

veter - When you get better, then worse, then better, then worse, then better, and so on.

e.g., I hate going through veter.

submitted by Jill

veteranaryan - A person who served in the German military during World War II and was also a doctor for animals.

e.g., Fritz Tornow was a Sergeant in the German Army, who served as personal physician to Adolf Hitler's and Eva Braun's dogs. After the war, he became known as a veteranaryan.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

vexeleration - Excessive gunning of a car engine by a motorist who has just gotten out from behind a slow or otherwise annoying driver, chiefly as a message to the offending slowpoke.

e.g., Mabel cheerfully went about her errands in her 1965 Rambler. She was oblivious to the tuned-up Hondas roaring by, vexelerators pressed to the floor.

submitted by adam thorsell

vexilate - To litigate vexatiously. Vexilant = a vexatious litigant.

e.g., Anyone vexilating to excess can be added to the official register of vexilants and debarred from suing in the county court for life.

submitted by Colin Taffel - (www)

vexilladury - (vex-il-LAD-oo-ree or vex-SIL-uh-doo-ree; n.) Flag burning, especially when such burning is performed as a protest---generally a fairly pointless gesture that means little more than "I hate your country/nation/state/company/association/whatever," which most observers will very likely already know. If you want to protest something specific, you really need a sign or something. [From the Latin "vexill-" < vexillum 'flag' + Latin -adury" (from Latin "singe," "cauterize")]

e.g., I have no problem with vexilladury, so long as the vexilladurists accept my burning them in effigy for it.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

vexillopathy - (pronounced vek-sil-AH-puh-thee, n.) 1. Poor flag design, especially the creation of a flag made of a state seal (full of various heraldic devices) on a simple blue field (seems like it's always blue for some reason) leaving citizens with a flag too busy to understand and too similar to everyone else's to distinguish. 2. a. a devotion to one's nation's symbols at the expense of her inhabitants (aka vexillomania); b. a compulsive need to purchase or display those little flags on plastic sticks. 3. the belief that burning a flag (vexilladury vek-sil-A-doo-ree) actually means anything more specific than "I hate your country/nation/state/company/association/whatever" (it's a very dramatic gesture, but it's kind of useless for anything but flipping off everyone association with the flag being burned ... if you want to protest something specific, you really need a sign or something). (From the Latin vexillum 'flag' + Greek pathos 'disease,' 'suffering'). Someone afflicted with this condition is a vexillopath.

e.g., "Fifty states in the US, and half of them have vexillopathic flags. Don't they have any pride?" "Maybe the states have all surrendered to Washington, DC? | "Wow, this guy's patriotic: look at all the flags." "Vexillopathy means nothing; does he care about the people or the place?"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

vexit - To leave angrily.

e.g., 1. My girlfriend Roxie vexited when she caught me talking to a blonde. 2. My girlfriend, Roxie, vexited when she caught me talking to a blonde.

submitted by Roland

vexsome - someone superficially appealing but ultimately a major problem for anyone who gets to know the person, i.e. initially winsome but ultimately vexatious

e.g., Many powerful people you meet in a new job turn out to be vexsome

submitted by Clifford

vhialthe - Vee-all-the. Spotspeak. The greatest possible typo for chocolate.

e.g., Spot likes vhialthe in great quantities.

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viagravate - 1. To annoy with too much desire for sex. 2. To annoy in extreme fashion.

e.g., Mary: All that drunk bozo at the bar could do last night was viagravate me. Terry: That was Chris. He's that way most of the time. Never gets any, though.

submitted by elbows - (www)

viagrin - That smug, somewhat goofy facial expression incurred after taking Viagra.

e.g., Did you see Jeff's viagrin? He hasn't looked like that in years.

submitted by jeff

vibe - "A collective feeling of euphoric goodwill commonly experienced at social events, particularly after-hours clubs and raves."

e.g., There was a really good vibe at that party last night

submitted by Chris - (www)

vibeatrician - A well-meaning and tedious individual who insists that you can cure what ails you by "charging" your space with ionic emanations, crystal vibrations, or magnetic fields.

e.g., Janet, the vibeatrician, thinks I should wear carnelians to support my heart and a magnetic copper bracelet to regulate my internal energies.

submitted by Amanda Faulkenberry

vibroglaze - That glassy look that is induced in the middle of a conversation by an incoming call on a cellular phone which is set to vibrate.

e.g., The professor was right in the middle of explaining quantum string theory when his cell phone went off. His eyes vibroglazed and he excused himself and had to leave the classroom.

submitted by Josh Schafer

vicarza - (n.) an alliance formed against something or someone by a set of widely divergent groups, almost certain to turn on one another once the main enemy is out of the way. (After the leaders of the Mexican revolutionary army of the early 20th century: Vi[lla] + Car[ranza] + Za[pata], whose three factions, although fighting against a common enemy, sought entirely different ends, and fell out with each other following their victory.)

e.g., "A bipartisan bill: that's great." "Oh, I don't know, man, it looks like a ViCarZa to me: as soon as they pass it over the veto, their buddy-buddiness will evaporate. Mark my words."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

vichyssycle - A bicycle used to deliver cold, french potato soup.

e.g., When the delivery girl from Au Bon Pain hit me, I got caught in a vichyssycle.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

vick'd - Expelled, ejected, or suspended, as from a place or position, with or without legal process.

e.g., Once my wife discovered what happened during the bachelor party, I was vick'd from my own bed, left to take comfort in the doghouse.

submitted by Drake Whalterson

victa - Someone who deliberately cuts in on someone else's territory when she knows she shouldn't. (As in Victa lawnmowers. I don't know if these are only in Australia.)

e.g., When Pete saw Chris getting friendly with Pete's new girlfriend, he knew the rumours of Chris being a victa were true.

submitted by Carolyn

victicrat - Coined by columnist Larry Elder, a victicrat is someone who "blames all ills, problems, concerns and unhappiness on others."

e.g., "The black victicrats, [Elder] tells us, foster the idea that blacks in America are victims of white conspiracies to keep them from succeeding in school, in the workplace, and in business. They even accuse whites of trying to wipe them out by spreading AIDS and introducing crack cocaine into the ghettos of Los Angeles." | I'm sick and tired of the whining of victicrats, regardless of their stripes. | "[Michelle Obama's college] thesis reveals a cast of mind that most voters find deeply unattractive. Plainly Mrs. Obama had that cast of mind in 1985. Recent remarks suggest she still has it. The fact that Barack Obama chose her as a wife and seems to get on well with her, indicates that he shares it. It’s that deeply, unrelentingly critical way of thinking about the U.S.A., and about most of our citizens, that characterizes the 'victicrat' — the person who has been taught, or who has taught herself, that she is a pitiful figure buffeted by hostile forces, whose only hope for survival is to return the hostility, and to band together with others like herself ('the Black community') for mutual aid, all of them in a hostile posture to the out-group."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

victim-participation joke - A type of practical joke in which the perpetrator tricks another person into becoming the butt of the humor. In one of these, the perpetrator asks the victim, "How wide can you open your mouth without showing your teeth?" When the victim does this, the perp replies, "You're hired!" Another favorite has the perp saying, "Guess what?" and when the victim asks, "What?", the perp replies, "Chicken's butt!" Some people will fall for this repeatedly, no matter how many times they've been humiliated.

e.g., My friends and I never gave up trying to catch each other with a nasty new victim-participation joke.

submitted by Steve McDonald

victoly - When you have won, you have achieved victoly. Not to be confused with "victory," "victoly" is traditionally repeated by all those surrounding you.

e.g., Victoly! I have finished redesigning my website.

submitted by ping

victorian - (Aside from its ordinary meaning) (n.) A person or culture insisting upon obedience to rules having no longer (or never having had) any justification or usefulness. (adj.) Of or pertaining to such a person or culture. [Note that the word is not capitalized in this sense.]

e.g., The "rules" against "splitting infinitives" and "ending sentences with a preposition" were made up in 1750, and only a victorian would insist on mindless obedience to such nonsense. (ED. Such rules are among those I pay no attention to; however, I continue to pedantically insist that predicate pronouns agree with subjects in number.)

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

victuals - A real word: food supplies; provisions for human beings. Pronounced vittles, and sometimes spelled that way -- which is why I added it. The first example is a "letter written by an ex-slave in response to his former master's request that he return to the plantation, soon after the end of the Civil War." Reading the letter suggests several word pairs that might be interesting to submit to the Google Books Ngram Viewer.  
 
The Ngram Viewer gives clues about the birth of words and phrases in the corpuses used; however, you must draw any conclusions with care. For example, checking the word pair {kempt, unkempt}, I anticipated finding that kempt is a back formation from unkempt. It isn't. Kempt came first, from the past participle of kemb: kembed. Kemb is an earlier spelling of comb. Noticing a spike in the use of kempt around 1925, I wondered why that had occurred. Checking quickly showed that Kempt is a proper name, which might account for the spike if one several prominent persons had the name. In addition, a given period may contain considerably more books in the corpus being processed than another period. That can readily account for more uses in one period than another.

e.g., "Dayton, Ohio,  
 
August 7, 1865  
 
To My Old Master, Colonel P.H. Anderson, Big Spring, Tennessee  
 
Sir: I got your letter, and was glad to find that you had not forgotten Jourdon, and that you wanted me to come back and live with you again, promising to do better for me than anybody else can. I have often felt uneasy about you. I thought the Yankees would have hung you long before this, for harboring Rebs they found at your house. I suppose they never heard about your going to Colonel Martin's to kill the Union soldier that was left by his company in their stable. Although you shot at me twice before I left you, I did not want to hear of your being hurt, and am glad you are still living. It would do me good to go back to the dear old home again, and see Miss Mary and Miss Martha and Allen, Esther, Green, and Lee. Give my love to them all, and tell them I hope we will meet in the better world, if not in this. I would have gone back to see you all when I was working in the Nashville Hospital, but one of the neighbors told me that Henry intended to shoot me if he ever got a chance.  
 
I want to know particularly what the good chance is you propose to give me. I am doing tolerably well here. I get twenty-five dollars a month, with victuals and clothing; have a comfortable home for Mandy -- the folks call her Mrs. Anderson -- and the children -- Milly, Jane, and Grundy -- go to school and are learning well. The teacher says Grundy has a head for a preacher. They go to Sunday school, and Mandy and me attend church regularly. We are kindly treated. Sometimes we overhear others saying, 'Them colored people were slaves' down in Tennessee. The children feel hurt when they hear such remarks; but I tell them it was no disgrace in Tennessee to belong to Colonel Anderson. Many darkeys would have been proud, as I used to be, to call you master. Now if you will write and say what wages you will give me, I will be better able to decide whether it would be to my advantage to move back again.  
 
"As to my freedom, which you say I can have, there is nothing to be gained on that score, as I got my free papers in 1864 from the Provost-Marshal-General of the Department of Nashville. Mandy says she would be afraid to go back without some proof that you were disposed to treat us justly and kindly; and we have concluded to test your sincerity by asking you to send us our wages for the time we served you. This will make us forget and forgive old scores, and rely on your justice and friendship in the future. I served you faithfully for thirty-two years, and Mandy twenty years. At twenty-five dollars a month for me, and two dollars a week for Mandy, our earnings would amount to eleven thousand six hundred and eighty dollars. Add to this the interest for the time our wages have been kept back, and deduct what you paid for our clothing, and three doctor's visits to me, and pulling a tooth for Mandy, and the balance will show what we are in justice entitled to. Please send the money by Adams's Express, in care of V. Winters, Esq., Dayton, Ohio. If you fail to pay us for faithful labors in the past, we can have little faith in your promises in the future. We trust the good Maker has opened your eyes to the wrongs which you and your fathers have done to me and my fathers, in making us toil for you for generations without recompense. Here I draw my wages every Saturday night; but in Tennessee there was never any pay-day for the negroes any more than for the horses and cows. Surely there will be a day of reckoning for those who defraud the laborer of his hire.  
 
In answering this letter, please state if there would be any safety for my Milly and Jane, who are now grown up, and both good-looking girls. You know how it was with poor Matilda and Catherine. I would rather stay here and starve -- and die, if it come to that -- than have my girls brought to shame by the violence and wickedness of their young masters. You will also please state if there has been any schools opened for the colored children in your neighborhood. The great desire of my life now is to give my children an education, and have them form virtuous habits.  
 
Say howdy to George Carter, and thank him for taking the pistol from you when you were shooting at me.  
 
From your old servant,  
 
Jourdon Anderson."

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vid - Either a video or a video recorder.

e.g., Mum, set the vid for Stargate. (This does not work as no human over 18 can use a vid.)

submitted by wackadoo

vidcap - Video capture. Still image captured from videotape of live broadcast using computer software. Elision of video capture.

e.g., Those vidcaps from "World's Tiniest Bikinis" were awesome.

submitted by Pat Powers

videho - Women who are dressed provocatively and dance provocatively in the background of music videos.

e.g., Check out *'s latest video on MTV. More videhos than you can shake a stick at.

submitted by BoShellecta

video game eye - The affliction you have when you have been playing a computer game too long and can still see it playing in front of your eyes even after you stop. Will often cause involuntary eye movements in an attempt to dodge imaginary foes.

e.g., You'd better drive--I have serious video game eye.

submitted by Adam Leslie

videocracy - The power of visual images in shaping contemporary societies; the crucial impact of television, cinema, internet, and advertising on public opinion, political affairs, market strategies, etc.

e.g., Ideocracy is dead--the so-called communist countries are communist no longer. Was it the power of democratic ideals or American-style videocracy that ended the communist dream? Perhaps videocracy has become an indispensable part of democracy in the media age.

submitted by Mikhail Epstein - (www)

vidiot - A child of any age who spends all of his or her time sitting in front of a monitor playing video games.

e.g., Davideo was a vidiot.

submitted by George L. Kelly

vidlio - This is a little video sent by a friend.

e.g., I sent a vidlio to my mom to wish her happy birthday.

submitted by Jim Joyce - (www)

vieteran - Vietnam veteran.

e.g., My vieteran uncle took time out to explain to me what happened when he was overseas.

submitted by Jerome

viewbicle - Cubicle with a view.

e.g., Bob got the corner viewbicle.

submitted by greaseman

viewie - A very attractive girl who is present, a viewable female, pleasing to the eye

e.g., You just missed a viewie walking by.

submitted by Jake Harris

viewstalgia - Thinking things looked better in the past, or a desire to see things from the past.

e.g., Bob realized when he saw her again that his idea of her being cute was just a severe case of viewstalgia.

submitted by ds hendler - (www)

viewtiful - From the game Viewtiful Joe: more than just beautiful, stylish, or amazing.

e.g., G, your suit is just viewtiful.

submitted by Gargomon251

vifi - Acronym: Very Important Food Item.

e.g., Pizza is a VIFI.

submitted by Rick Palm

vig - 1. Fixed amount of money necessary to maintain a home or lifestyle. 2. Short for "vigorish," used in gambling. When wagering on a bet, you lay a certain amount of money to win a smaller amount of money. The difference between what is wagered and what is won is called the vig. This vig is one of the ways a bookie makes his money. 3. High percentage of interest owed to a loan shark. 4. Tribute paid to a crime boss.
Less common uses: 5. Vagina (slang used in the South). 6. Also known as juice. 7. Sometimes used to mean "pure profit."

e.g., What's the vig, Vinnie? His vig virtually killed him. His bookie takes only 3% juice.

submitted by bfilm

vigakra - VIGAKRA (pronounced VIE-GACK-RAH). A name for the intentionally misspelled English that spammers use. Spam e-mails consist of badly spelled words that will bypass spam filters and make it to your in-box. They are commonly trying to sell Viagra and other similar drug products for potency or enhancement.

e.g., BUY VIGAKRA FOR ONLY $5 PER DOSE.

submitted by Sean Mattingly - (www)

vigestedi - A person who can look into other people's eyes and know if they are lying or telling the truth. A person that can kind of read people's minds.

e.g., The vigestedi looked into Jake's eyes and knew he was thinking of Alec.

submitted by alec

viginticopia - An abundance of twenties.

e.g., Don't know how they got there, but there's a viginticopia in my wallet today. | Alva collects a great number of things. Among his best collections is his fascinating articles with the number 20 on them -- it's truly a viginticopia.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

viking full - Extremely satiated after a large meal.

e.g., After three servings of turkey, I'm not just full, I'm Viking full.

submitted by Terry Kaiser Borning - (www)

vikings - Nickname for "Vicodin," a pain reliever containing Hydrocodone (related to codeine), a narcotic analgesic, and Acetaminophen, a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone.

e.g., My doctor gave me some vikings for pain after my wisdom teeth were extracted.

submitted by camella

vilesharing - A one-word way of telling someone they have just given you too much information, and that the content of this information is so heinous that you will likely be scarred for life.

e.g., I can't stand to hear another thing about your hospital stay. Stop or iIll have to report you for vilesharing.

submitted by CoCo Bender

vilifrying - An insult so spectacularly appropriate and true that the subject is rendered speechless, usually resulting in her mouth opening and closing repeatedly, like a fish gasping for air.

e.g., When she said to James, "How could you possibly catch the foul ball when you have no arms, Stumpy?" James was so vilifryed, he almost fainted.

submitted by Ochre Orientis

village - An incredibly stupid person. The village idiot. Created by Lawrence Russo in 1978.

e.g., I hate it when Byron drinks, he acts like such a village.

submitted by Iguana Thompson

village - Amatueurish, of a lower standard that one is used to--as in village cricket.

e.g., You've made a village job of that, it's falling apart.

submitted by Richard Craggs

village green - The local environmental activist.

e.g., Oh, him? He's the village green. He tends the village square.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

village square - The local jerk.

e.g., Oh, him? He's the village square. He hangs out on the village green.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

villyfy - To Germanize a guy named Bill (Willy).

e.g., In the initiation to the Hoboken rathskeller, Bill was villyfied.

submitted by Frank J. Mandriota

vin dictive - A Mafia hit man.

e.g., You play ball wit us -- we play ball witch you. You cross us? Hey . . . Vin Dictive pays a visit. End of da story.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

vinegar shock - The intense pain you experience on your tongue after eating too many salt and vinegar chips.

e.g., After the extra large bag of salt and vinegar chips, Dave experienced severe vinegar shock.

submitted by Jarryd nielsen - (www)

vingastrious - Describing a wine or wines that marry well with multiple food pairings.

e.g., Luis was looking for the perfect vingastrious blend of merlot to serve with his assortment of Spanish Tapas and tropical fruits.

submitted by Susanne Strickland - (www)

vinmar - Stains left on the lips after drinking red wine.

e.g., The morning after the wine tasting she still had very prominent vinmars around her mouth.

submitted by Mary Mulkey

vino collapso - Any inexpensive wine consumed in copious amounts.

submitted by Al Weston

vinveracity - Wine-induced truths. A certainty of thought brought about by imbibing a few glasses of vino.

e.g., Marikka had us all on the floor laughing at her incredible description of an unbelievably frightening African safari. It was undoubtedly partly true, but there existed a certain lack of vinveracity in her tale.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

vinyl-schnitzel - A large individual in tight-fitting plastic clothes.

e.g., I thought I'd pick up someone at the club, but there was only wall-to-wall vinyl-schnitzel.

submitted by Mila Eighteen - (www)

vinylocity - The unknown force that moves the shower curtain towards the shower stream, regardless of the weight or material of the curtain.

e.g., I kept feeling the curtain touching me in the shower, I thought it was static, but realized that it was simply vinylocity.

submitted by Christo914

vip - To move at the speed of light, to move so quickly that it can't be seen by the human eye, to teleport.

e.g., I'm too tired to drive. I wish we could just vip to the store.

submitted by Shawna

viresque - A shared link or video evoking a fear to click on it due to its sketchy, virus-like appearance.

e.g., Nicky: "What is that video you posted to my wall? Is it a virus? I'm scared to click on it." Lauryn: "No, it's a clip from Scary Movie." Nicky: "Okay, I'll watch. Don't you agree that it looks a little 'viresque' though?"

submitted by Nicky Ubben

virgidity - A state of determined virginity.

e.g., My virgidity is such that I'll never give in to seduction or lust.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

virgin-alert - When someone, usually an animal, catches someone making out or otherwise and immediately makes a loud noise. E.g, barking.

e.g., When the dog saw me and Mari kissing, she activated the virgin-alert.

submitted by Mike Sacco

viri - Pseudo-plural of virus. Equally often on the internet, virii. Check out some of the hits from the linked google to find out why it's a pseudo-plural rather than a plural.

e.g., If the subject of an e-mail appearing to come from your ISP's system administrator says it's about undeliverable e-mail, be careful about opening the e-mail. Some cracker (or hacker) could possibly be spoofing the sysadmin's e-mail address and trying to infect your computer when you open the e-mail -- with any of several viri. | It's probably more likely, though, that the sysadmin e-mail is legitimate -- the result of already installed malicious software sending e-mail to addresses that don't exist. Update your internet security software, then scan for and remove any viri. | Note: It's a lot easier to keep virii off your computer than it is to deal with the consequences after an infection occurs. Spend a few bucks on some good internet security software. New viri are being developed all the time, so be sure to keep your security software current. Paying for an update subscription can be worth many times what it costs you.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

virtile - The ability to reproduce in quantity.

e.g., My friend Mike is really virtile. He just had triplets.

submitted by docwynn

virtual assistant - An administrative professional who provides business support services to clients who are geographically distant.

e.g., Although I live in Baltimore and my virtual assistant lives in Michigan, technology makes it easy for her to handle all the administrative work for my business.

submitted by Stacy Brice - (www)

virtual friday - The Macmillan Dictionary: "the last day before an extended weekend, usually Thursday."

e.g., "It's Independence Day in the US tomorrow, so that makes today a virtual Friday for office workers in the States."

submitted by HD Fowler

virtuality - (n.) 1. The quality or state of being virtual (i.e., electronic, CG) rather than actual (i.e., physical, hardcopy, vel cet.); 2. Virtual reality: a place increasingly occupied by long-term tenants.

e.g., Oh, yes: he's conquered Asia 20 times at least! ... in virtuality. | It's become quite Platoesque: documents and drawings exist in virtuality; hardcopies are the derivatives now, mere instances of the ultimate document or drawing existing only in the 1s and 0s of computer memory.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

virtuatrophy - The atrophy of real world relationships and social skills due to an increased focus on virtual relationships and electronic connectivity.

e.g., Social scientists are concerned that increased emphasis on virtual connectivity at the expense of real life interaction among people may cause virtuatrophy.

submitted by bob

virus writer - Someone who creates computer viruses in order to enhance the need for antivirus software.

e.g., He worked for HyperDyne, makers of the antivirus software Magi-kleen, as a virus writer.

submitted by Cat-Man

vis formandi - Individual wills , desires and purposes, individual vis formandi and libido formandi, the poetic propensity to create new significations with no regard to function.

e.g., You're right, I'm responsible. Vis formandi.

submitted by iman

visa versa - 1. Having your visa revoked and being forced to leave a country. (From E_B_A's misspelling of "vice versa" at "nightsomatic.") 2. The reverse of a visa (asiv, obviously!). 3. The reverse of a credit card. The place on your Visa card where the mag swipe stripe is and the signature goes.

e.g., 1. If foreigners in any country commit serious crimes in that country, the minimum they should deal with is visa versa. 2. The consular stamp had so much ink on it that it printed right through to the visa versa. 3. I'm sorry, we can't accept this. You didn't sign your visa versa.

submitted by Miss Speller (1), S. Berliner (2 and 3) - (www)

viscotiatious - Perpetually inclined to cause irritation and annoyance.

e.g., Ever since the trepanation, Kenny has been downright viscotiatious toward me.

submitted by Mark Monroy

vishnu's hands - The official list of nuclear devices that are known missing, unretrievable, or stolen. origin: Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress the Prince, takes on his multi-armed form and says, "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

e.g., The list of Vishnu's hands grows every year.

submitted by rochedoggydog@hotmail.com

vishualeria - A plant you don't know the name of. Closely related to Chrysanthesturtiam.

e.g., Look, dear. See the lovely display of vishualeria in that garden?

submitted by Terry

visible - Geographic location of the United States.

e.g., One nation in da visible. (Common children's misconception.)

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

visitables - A place worth seeing; a local's word for a tourist attraction.

e.g., The people of the Washington, DC, area fail to go to very many of the nearby visitables.

submitted by David Sammons

visitate - To visit, after the perversion of "conversate." (Southern urbonics.)

e.g., So win we went to tha sto, I saw Winefred and we visitated fo' a while fo' I checked out.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

visiting my grandma - Doing something illegal.

e.g., I had to watch out for the cops because I'd just been visiting my grandma.

submitted by ditnis

vitamin b - Australian slang for Victoria Bitter, a popular brand of beer. Also known as VB.

e.g., Hey Mick, pass me another vitamin B.

submitted by Purple Martin

vitamin f - A less harsh term for fat in food items. | The nourishment and healthful benefits you get from spending time with friends.

e.g., I think I'll pass on the cake. I've already had my daily allowence of Vitamin F. | Been down in the mouth here lately, think I need some vitamin F.

submitted by Alexander Trueblood | sz for Betty Forsy - (www)

vitamin f -

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vitamin g - Gasoline.

e.g., I need to go get some vitamin g before I can mow the lawn.

submitted by ditnis

vitamin k - Random healthiness found in food items when you don't know exactly what else they contain that is good for you.

e.g., Eat these cashews, they're full of vitamin k.

submitted by ditnis

vitamin l - Vitamin Laid. Sex. Usually used when describing a deficiency in regular sex.

e.g., Barb's recent crankiness is due to a deficiency of Vitamin L.

submitted by Agnes "bob" Jedrzejewski

vitamin r - Ritalin, a prescription drug used to treat ADD sufferers. | Rainier beer, an alcaholic beverage.

e.g., If it wasn't for my vitamin R I never would have passed third grade.

submitted by Brandon Nygaard

vited - Sick of something on TV.

e.g., I'm getting vited of all the versions of Law and Ordure.

submitted by Bertty G

vito - To unilaterally stop a law, that has been approved by the legislature.

e.g., Benito Mussolini, the fascist Italian dictator, said, "I'm going to vito this law."

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

vitriologic™ - What may pass for a logical argument or opinion when read by those with certain prejudices, but is actually vitriol. (The expression of bitter deep-seated ill will; rancor [syn: vituperation, invective]) Either the opinion has no basis in fact or the reasoning is faulty. Zero occurrences of this construct could be found when this entry was made in 2004. It will be interesting to me to see how many turn up in 2008. . . . Only six.

e.g., Be sure to tune in to all of the Presidential debates you can . . . tolerate. A great source for vitriologic.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

vittle - Visible thong line. Vittle for short. A headsup to look at someone's rear. Can also be used derisively. Variant: Tender vittles. When the thong rises above the pant line over the hip.

e.g., "Check out the vittle on her. She is hot." "I can't believe she showed vittle at her niece's christening. How tacky." "Quit showing tender vittle, you look like a lap dancer."

submitted by bob

vivaredundulate - To try to tear off one paper towel, but get the whole roll.

e.g., I needed only one paper towel to clean up my spilt cocktail, but got vivaredundulated.

submitted by Jonathan Webb

vivasection - Where the cheerleaders and the cheering crowd sit at sporting events.

e.g., When you dissect the cats for your biology class, I want to be seated in the vivasection.

submitted by Miss Speller

vivicious - Lively but mean-spirited (vivacious + vicious).

e.g., The vivicious girl danced all night, but kept casting darkish looks.

submitted by Joe Riley

vivid-lividity - More than just anger. When your head is bursting with anger in bright colours.

e.g., If I'd just put on a clean pair of socks and then stepped in a puddle of water in the bathroom, I would experience vivid-lividity.

submitted by fulstow - (www)

vividry - Distinctly powerful and imaginative at the same time.

e.g., The vividry of the amateur's poem surprised me.

submitted by lighthouse

vixen - "a hot fox, referring to an attractive female that may do harm"

e.g., The vixen made me wait with torture

submitted by user4002

vixen paradox, the - (phrasal noun) The reality (which nobody seems to recognize until it's pointed out) that male reindeer shed their antlers in late autumn (after the mating season ends), while females retain theirs until well into spring (after their calves are born). Thus, Vixen, the only reindeer with a definitely feminine name ("vixen" means "female fox"), is the only reindeer in Santa's team wearing antlers at Christmas (late December).

e.g., Metaphorically, the phrase "Vixen paradox" signals any inversion of expectations or beliefs. English speakers, for example, are fond of saying (and evidently believing) that "crying doesn't help anything"; whereas, in fact, crying releases endorphins (such as leucine-enkephalin) which reduce pain and improve mood. The reality is that crying leaves you in a better position to handle things than you were before the crying. The trouble with crying is how much time it takes, not uselessness: crying very much "helps anything." A Vixen-paradox to be sure. Another such inversion is Nietzsche's famous "Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker" ("What doesn't kill me makes me stronger"), when, in truth, what doesn't kill you very often leaves you injured, wounded, maybe even maimed: weaker, stiffer, slower---in a word, weaker.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

viziofy - The process of translating a whiteboard doodle or illegible chicken scratch into an attractive Microsoft Visio diagram.

e.g., Marty, I really like that diagram from our last client meeting...can you Viziofy it for me?

submitted by Chris Surguine