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weiner - To wiener is to take a photograph of your penis and distribute said photo via the Internet to women and girls you don't know.

e.g., It's amazing how many men will wiener.

submitted by HD Fowler

weirdcon - 1.Catch-all phrase used to describe a convention of devotees to such things as comic books, Star Trek,or any other esoteric areas of interest which may be quite arcane to the general public. 2. A group of nerdy people.

e.g., 1. We had to park 4 blocks away on account of the weirdcon going on at Stroop Center. 2. Gah, the weirdcons are clumped again over by the keg. Somebody break out the Rubik's Cubes, quick.

submitted by Paul

weirdette - a female weirdo :)

e.g., that girl's weird...she's a weirdette

submitted by kaotic419 - (www)

weirdiosity - Weird curiosity combined. For something both interesting and weird.

e.g., My weirdosities incluce a Mayan calendar on my wall and a piece of Mt. Vesuvius on my bookcase. I also have some printers' blocks spelling out words on my mantle.

submitted by Stacey

weirdities - Similar to quirks, but something that exuberates weirdness.

e.g., You may think eating a whole jar of olives is strange, but hey, we all have our weirdities.

submitted by Lindsey Huggins

weirdso - Someone who is weird, but not so weird.

e.g., You are kind of weirdso.

submitted by Miranda (age 7)

weirod - Strange, deranged, pathetic, frustrating -- a cross between a weirdo and a nimrod.

e.g., Chris is a weirod.

submitted by Lesleigh - (www)

weisenheim - As you might expect, the verb form of weisenheimer: "an upstart who makes conceited, sardonic, insolent comments." Takes me back to my salad days, palling around with my friend Albert. Albert was without a doubt the class weisenheimer. If this weren't a site that claims to be 99.44% family friendly, I'd use as an example Albert's fallback saying any time he got annoyed with anyone. Oh, hell, I'm gonna use it any way -- as a sort of tribute to Albert.

Ran across the word in the form weisenheiming when I was looking for adjectives suitable for describing Democrat Underground's Scalia haiku thread. My starting point was crass. I would never have thought of turning weisenheimer into a verb on my own.

Just recently several other people joined me in arguing with one KlugerRD. Kluger maintained that Donald Trump couldn't use schlonged as a way to refer to Hillary Clinton's defeat by obama in 2008. No matter what anyone else said, he stuck to his guns. I finally got to the point that I said this this:

"I may not get H.W. Fowler's quote quite right, but it goes something like this: 'It is an ancient and valuable right of the English-speaking peoples to turn their nouns into verbs when they are so minded.'

If you'd remove your head from the nether orifice of your alimentary canal, you might notice, for instance, that Turner Classic Movies has turned the word movie into a verb with its invitation: 'Let's movie.'

Kludge, you're full of crap."
I'm seldom pushed to the point where I'll write something like that. Kluger immediately started telling me how he was going to get my Disqus account closed. Turns out he does that sort of thing all the time, when anyone disagrees with him. What was particularly funny to me was that he kept calling other posters "Trumpkins," insisting out of the blue that anyone who disagreed with him about the word use was a Trump supporter -- using the made-up word Trumpkin, for Christ's sake.

Popular adjectives describing weisenheimer.

Easing into the example.…

e.g., "Dammit," Albert weisenheimed, after I cut him off on the way to the basket,"You suck chicken dicks."

submitted by [Gloria Bigmouth, Esq.]

welcit - "You're welcome." A lot easier to say and quicker if you're on the move. (ED. Please note the change from "your" to "you're" -- that's one of the more common confusables in English. "Your" shows possession, while "you're" is a contraction for "you are." . . . Hmmm, why isn't the word spelled "confusible" instead of "confusable"?)

e.g., "Thanks for helping me carry these in before you left." "Welcit."

submitted by Zeros - (www)

welfare - Of poor quality, outdated, or generally crappy.

e.g., These textbooks we're using for maths are welfare.

submitted by Heather

welfaremart - Walmart.

e.g., It's the first of the month. I don't want to go to Welfaremart.

submitted by Jane Doe

weljoad - To copyright every word you say.

e.g., If you weljoad, you should die.

submitted by Squackle! - (www)

well 'ammered - Well hammered. Extremely packed or busy.

e.g., The parking at the footy was well 'ammered.

submitted by Danny

well, then - The ultimate way to end a fight ambiguously without admitting fault while simultaneously putting the problem back on the person with whom you are fighting. It is especially useful for those people living with either a roommate or significant other.

e.g., Tom: "I hate it when you finish all of the cereal and then put the empty box back in the cupboard." Sally: "Well, then..." | Sally: "You never take me out anymore, and I'm tired of spending my Friday nights at home." Tom: "Well, then..."

submitted by katie

well-worded - Worded well. It seems to be a popular word, but not found in the dictionary as "well-worded," "wellworded, or "well worded."

e.g., The summary essay was indeed well-worded.

submitted by Dave

wellumpiltech - Take your meds and see me in the morning; this will make you feel better. A little pill will make it bigger. Modern medicine has produced miracles in a small package. It may taste bad, but we know what we're doing.

e.g., Robotic nurse screeched wellumpiltech when mouth not willingly open, opened.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

welly - Short for Welliot or Sir Wellington boot. It describes a person who is an idiot or someone who is highly competitive. Individuals tend to have a striking resemblance to Tim Henman and reside in Renmore.

e.g., He’s a bit of a Welly isn't he? | He's so competitive, that Welly.

submitted by Dermot Connolly

welly - For the act of stabbing some one in the back. A welly usually involbes a very close friend and it's usually a very underhanded and dispicable betrayal of brotherhood.

e.g., My good friend went to Australia and pulled a welly by not giving me his new e-mail address.

submitted by tap nollid

welp - Well. Not for use when describing your condition.

e.g., "Welp, I've got to go."

submitted by dyslexicdawggy

weltschmerz - German term for a gloomy, romanticized philosophy of world-weary sadness usually experienced by privileged young adults.

e.g., The great debauchee Noel Coward was so blase, his face became a mask of weltschmerz before he was 30.

submitted by Joel Parker

welunfair - Combination of the words welfare and unfair.

e.g., The last Wednesday of the month is the day many receive their meager social assistance cheques. It should be called Welunfair' Day because the amounts of money are not enough, to live on, in any expensive city.

{ED. The pd is not here to serve as a venue for expressing opinions about race, religion, politics, etc. It's here primarily to be used as place to host your invented words and examples of how to use them. Given that it's a pseudo-dictionary and not a real dictionary, it's sometimes used by its owners and favored submitters to pass along existing words they found interesting -- for whatever reason. And, since they own the site, they also use it as a pseudo-blog -- or something. Ordinarily, we'd (the editorial we: Betsy, Lillith, Machiavellean, and me, HD.) delete an entry such as yours from the input queue and it would never see the light of day. We'd take it to be less a new word than an expression of your opinion. Bear in mind, too, that you run the risk of annoying Buzzsaw Lillith if you express an an opinion that raises her ire. It's difficult in the extreme to come out ahead in an argument with Lillith -- even if you were dealing with
From The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When

"Never pick a FIGHT with anyone who buys ink by the barrel." Some-times including "and newsprint by the ton," this piece of advice usually gets passed around without an attribution ("As they say," "In the old adage," etc.). When credit is given to anyone at all, it most often goes to Mark Twain, sometimes to Ben Franklin, or Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill, H. L. Mencken, Will Rogers, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, New York mayor Jimmy Walker, University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal, or Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. William Greener, a press aide to President Gerald Ford and other political and corporate figures in the 1970s-1980s, called the admonition "Greener's Law." According to Barbara P. Semonche, director of the Park Library at the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication, no one has ever determined the origins of this commonly cited quotation. "Ink by the barrel" was a phrase often used in the late nineteenth century.

Verdict: Author undetermined.

submitted by Danny Kostyshin - (www)

wenatcheed - when in a state of abundant resources but still very bored and self destructive.

e.g., Jimmy became wenatcheed when he forgot the lake was 10 minutes away and the park was just down the street. He sat around complaining that "there is nothing to do," like all his wenatcheed friends.

submitted by Samuel - (www)

wench - Used for centuries to describe pretty young girls. Recently perverted by the feminazis. It does *not* mean a prostitute, as they would have you believe. Used when mildly irritated by a woman you like.

e.g., Stop tickling me, wench!

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

wendylemma - (pronounced like 'when-dee-lem-muh; n.) 1. that awful, torn feeling you get when you're still trying to pay for fast food at one window while someone else is holding your bag of food out the next window as though they expect you to pull forward immediately. And as the arm holding the bag tires and gradually lowers, you begin to feel that, instead of serving you, you are somehow falling short of some duty to the fast-food place---the employees of which are impatiently awaiting your compliance with a process at which you are obviously least, that's how it makes me feel. 2. Any situation that creates this feeling. [from wendy's restaurant (whose swiftness in this regard was the source of this word) + dilemma.]

e.g., I hate wendylemmas, especially when I'm having trouble getting to my money and the food guy is waving that little bag around like some kind of culinary finger-drumming. What, are they bored or something with their work? Do they not like being paid? If they're in such a hurry, they should bring the food out here to me, so they don't have to wait on my sloth-like inability to move at light-speed.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

wensum - Dialect word from Cumbria (NW England: Lake District, Beatrix Potter country), for a beautiful woman, or girl. A bit similar to "winsome."

e.g., Eh up our Kenneth, yon Miriam is a wensum lass.

submitted by David Ford

went off - If you go clubbing and you instantly feel the energy on the dance floor, you tingle and the beats are making you move, the DJ is mixing one phat tune with another and taking you higher -- explain that to your mates with "went off."

e.g., The crowd went off last night. . . . It was amazing.

submitted by Mark - (www)

went up - A local (Maryland) term which is used to mean the same thing as "broke down" or stopped working.

e.g., My car went up on the Beltway. (My car broke down on the Beltway.)

submitted by Amy

werd - To offer agreement and congratulations on an outstanding proposition or statment.

e.g., ""Damn, fool! I told you he was steppin!", "Werd!""

submitted by snowcrash

were'nt - I've misspelled weren't so many times as were'nt, I thought I'd make that an alternative spelling.

e.g., If I were'nt runnning so far behind so much of the time, I might be able to catch ytpos before I send them out in my e-males.

submitted by Miss Speller

werelite - A person (or persons) once in the grand spotlight, formerly elite, and now only relive their fame once in a blue moon.

e.g., The werelite Theo Burns, formerly with CNN, found happiness in an old admirer never able to forget his charm.

submitted by Adam Dachis - (www)

werg - A fool, or worthless or annoying person. (Only meaningful if spoken with the hands loosely cupped to the sides of the head, fingers all touching the scalp, and rotating rapidly back and forth.)

e.g., I don't like him, he's a werg.

submitted by Nigel Thomas - (www)

werid - Haphazard, unplanned, spontaneous. To be purposely confused with "weird."

e.g., "What do you plan on doing with your friends Friday?" "Oh, I don't know. Go to werid places in Kent."

submitted by Jade

wermal - Shoot, dang, oops, I messed up, darn it. . . .

e.g., Wermal, I forgot my homework. Do we have time to go back and get it?

submitted by ceana

werno - Said upon hearing a word that does not actually exist. A reply to nonsense.

e.g., "My stummy's grumbling. Let's eat." "Stummy? Werno." | "Get the widget in the moto, tank." "Wha?...Werno."

submitted by Satisinpain - (www)

werpori - 1. To randomly type characters. 2. A game in which you randomly type character strings and look for results in the dictionary.

e.g., Wanna play werpori?

submitted by Lyle

wes - To vomit. As Wesley Crusher undoubtedly did during zero gravity training.

e.g., I think I'm gonna wes!

submitted by Frigmous

weshone - A huge shower.

e.g., She'll get a weshone, I'm sure.

submitted by Kayla 7th English

weslied - Screwing something up completely only to end up fixing it later (and possibly getting praised for it). From the character Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: the Next Generation.

e.g., I really Weslied the installation of our VCR.

submitted by Easter Bradford

westbound - The Westbound Freight. That train we all board for our final journey.

e.g., A mournful whistle sounded and our best friend had hopped the Westbound.

submitted by Steve McDonald

westbygodvirginia - The birth place of a very distinct race of people who have rather outspoken ways.

e.g., Hi, I'm Sonny Robinson and I'm from WestByGodVirginia.

submitted by J.C. Jones

westdraytonite - Someone who lives in the town of West Drayton, Middlesex. A typical westdraytonite would be the same as a regular chav. The people who come from this place are really proud of where they come from; some even have tattoos saying, "Born in West Drayton," "Lives in West Drayton," and "Proud to be West Drayton."

e.g., Looks like a proper westdraytonite to me.

submitted by chantelle

wet - Precipitation. Rain, sleet, snow.

e.g., I was about to give you a call earlier this morning to see if you had had any wet yet. No sign at all here . . . so far.

submitted by HD Fowler

wet burp - Precisely that -- a burp, usually small and noiseless, but in which a small amount of stomach acid actually rises up the esophagus into the back of the throat, producing the taste and aroma of vomit in one's mouth.

e.g., (Erp) "I just wet-burped. That tastes nasty." "No kidding, Chris, I can smell it from here."

submitted by mark

wetable - The result brought on by the retention of moisture through natural absorption of the earth aided by natural retainers

e.g., With the mountains forming the most natural of retainers regardless of the season, the old farmer knew that this valley was wetable and would yield a bounty never before seen.

submitted by Robert Tucker - (www)

wetware - The brain (the hardware in your head). It's "wet" because it's full of blood vessels and floats in csf.

e.g., The pacemaker is my latest piece of wetware. | Sometimes reading Stephen Hawking makes me think I need my wetware upgraded.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth | Ivar Zantinge - (www)

wetzle - A person who is not doing what you want her to do.

e.g., Come on, let me borrow a dollar. Don't be a wetzle.

submitted by Jais

wev - Contraction of the term "whatever", often used on people not worth spending three sylables on.

e.g., 1st person: I was just going to pull into that parking space! 2nd person: Wev.

submitted by jOE

wexis - Slang for generic computer-assisted legal research or systems. It is a combination of Westlaw and Lexis, the dominant vendors in the field.

e.g., Did you run a wexis search on the statute?

submitted by terry seale

wg - Abbreviated from inner city slang "we good" meaning we have adequate supply,or we agree, or the situation is copacetic

e.g., When I asked the dude in the back if he and his girlfriend could hear, he replied "WG."

submitted by Dennis Crawford

wha-huh - "What" or "huh."

e.g., Wha-huh? I'm sorry, I didn't hear you.

submitted by Lillie

wha?/ keen wha - 1) A reaction to a name or word that is difficult to pronounce; 2) a really admirable example of a name or word almost impossible to pronounce. Inspired by "quinoa" ("keen wha"), a grain-like edible seed.

e.g., Worchester ("Wooster"), Mass. is a city that falls into the "wha?" category of word pronunciation. Two people I know, Bob Auchinauchie ("Ahanahee") and Harold Gougres ("Googze) are tied for first prize in the keen wha category.

submitted by charlie lesko

whaaah - Indefinite number of a's describe intensity. Any indescribable intense emotion. Often used as a greeting among best buds (usually good.) Can be propounded to in a negative way by first becoming haanh, which see.

e.g., I could tell by Super-Dave's "Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaah" that he was excited to see me after five years.

submitted by trey davis

whacha - Contraction of "what have you" or "what are you."

e.g., Whacha been up to lately? | Whacha doin'?

submitted by Mack

whack - When somebody thinks she has something that is cool but really, it's not.

e.g., Put that Nokia 6190 down, that junk is whack. It's all about the 8890.

submitted by mark - (www)

whack-a-mole - Comes from those arcade games where a little plastic moles would pop up and the player would whack it with a rubber mallet for points. Describes an ineffective way of solving a problem by combatting the symptom instead of the source.

e.g., "Welfare is a whack-a-mole solution. What we need to do is stimulate the economy." "Adding e-mail addresses of spammers to a whack-a-mole black list on an individual basis does no good; they just keep getting new ones."

submitted by avid

whacked - surgical slang for remove

e.g., We whacked his appendix last night

submitted by chris

whacked - Just...not right. Meaning crazy, weird, odd, interestingly funny, etc. Also used for sick humor.

e.g., That joke is really whacked.

submitted by Lily

whackit - Something to whack it with. The generalized term for anything meeting the "every tool's a hammer" criterion.

e.g., Hey, toss me a whackit--this thing's stuck.

submitted by Peter Fein - (www)

whackmonkey - A mistreated person who serves those who mistreat him, an administrative assitant, a "go-fer"

e.g., When Carl made Klaus get him a cup of coffee after the meeting, Klaus realized that he was Carl's whackmonkey.

submitted by Matthew Rohr

whacktart - A person who often does crazy, unexplainable things.

e.g., Sam: I took the bucket of apples from the cafeteria and put them on the staircase. Me: You're pretty much a whacktart, Sam.

submitted by Valerie Poat

whadayat - What are you doing, how are you, what's going on and many other such conversation opener questions.

e.g., Hey, Johnny, whadayat?

submitted by Agarian

whaddyagonnado? - 1. A corruption of "What are you going to do?" 2. Used when one cannot do anything in a given situation.

e.g., 1. After Jack's car was stolen, Marion asked "Whaddyagonnado? You've need your car!" 2. Kurt's stereo broke right after its warranty expired and Kurt asked himself "Well, whaddyagonnado?"

submitted by Iyaz

whadidnteefind - A game to play with people with many variations in the name such as "Wheredidnchago?," "Whatavenchoodun?," and"Whyhavinchadunnit?," wherein anyone in normal conversation states something similar to: "That's a big fish", and you reply,"Whadizzintit?," which after waiting just a moment without reply you may ask if it is anything it isn't and when the answer is "No" you then reply well that's one thing it's not. This may be done indefinetly and each time enumerating the new number of things it is not, or until the unsuspecting player grows wise to the game and either quits playing or says something like, "It isn't anything except what I said it was."

e.g., Stephen: Hey, Papster, Uncle Trey found these cool rocks at work today for the rock collection. Steve: Whadidnteefind? -- brief pause -- Steve: Did he find a shard to the dark crystal? Stephen: No. Steve: Well, that's one thing he didn't find. Did he find a phlegm-flavored milkshake? Stephen: No. Steve: Well, that's two things he didn't find. Did he find any remnants of a by-gone era? Stephen: No, and he also didn't find any jack mackerel in a can. . . . That's . . . four things he didn't find. Steve: Hmmm... what else didn't he find? . . .

submitted by steve zihlavsky

whadot - A substitution for pronouncing the three w's in a web site.

e.g., Visit my website at whadot threeducksinarow dot com.

submitted by Cheryl B

whadup - What is up? as used by cool doods.

e.g., Whadup. dood?

submitted by Ian MacK

whagwan - What is going on. Used on the streets as part of black or youth culture.

e.g., Whagwan with the Arsenal? They lost 3-2 to the Spurs.

submitted by becki

whahoobi - Exclamation for when something good happens. Sort of like yay.

e.g., You got an A+ on you paper. "Whahoobi."

submitted by MeMe

whaldego - A while to go; not quite there yet.

e.g., Don't take this exit; we have a whaldego.

submitted by jenster8

whale - A commercial product to remove tar from skin.

e.g., My kid went to the beach and stepped on tar balls after I told him not to, so I whaled the tar out of him.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

whaletail, whale tail - The effect that happens when a girl's G-string or thong becomes exposed as she walks, bends over, sits, or squats. Actually, whenever you can see that wonderful exposed thong in the shape of a whale's tail.

Cover your eyes. The fat chick is bending over and you can see her whale tail. | "Even celebrities look bad with a whale tail, and besides, what woman wants to be associated with a 40-ton mammal?"

submitted by mitch - (www)

whaller - To toss and turn your head on a pillow.

e.g., You can't whaller on that pillow.

submitted by timothy gilbertson

wham-whams - Snacks.

e.g., Shorty Red came back from the store with all kinds of wham-whams, zoo-zoos, and sweety-golds.

submitted by Ty Evans

whamakus - Whoa!

e.g., Whamakus! You did that?!

submitted by Rakkel - (www)

whambaminyourface - An alternative adjective to emphasize something that is large, intrusive or otherwise ostentatious.

e.g., The Pope's hats are always whambaminyourface.

submitted by Kara - (www)

whammer - Bad day that hits you too hard or you weren't ready for it.

e.g., Today was a real whammer. I didn't get a good night's sleep last night and then my boss wanted me to complete the project by noon.

submitted by Desiree

whammered - To get terribly drunk, probably during a drinking binge on a Friday or Saturday night.

e.g., "I'm gonna go out tonight and get whammered." "Good idea. Do you have an ambulance on call?"

submitted by Paul Whitby

whampaloo - What adults say other then "yeaaaa!" whilst running around waving their hands in the air.

e.g., After winning the state championship the team could be heard yelling "whampaloo" halfway across the county.

submitted by Scott Hession - (www)

whang - Good.

e.g., That shirt is whanging.

submitted by Halley

whangdepootenawah - In the Ojibwa tongue, "disaster." An affliction that strikes hard when no one expects it.

e.g., Whangdepootenawah.

submitted by Kopyk@

whanky - Whiney and cranky, like many people you know in the morning.

e.g., She is so whanky in the morning--don't even talk to her until she's had her coffee!

submitted by Jane

whassissere sauce - Worcestershire sauce. From "What's this here sauce?"

e.g., Pass the . . . whassissere sauce.

submitted by BigAssFries

what a burn - Start by thinking of a sunburn -- or any other kind of burn that inflicts damage to the skin. You might say "What a burn" in response to a slapdown or some other unfortunate or unhappy event. The expression was apparently used in The 70s Show, indicating that it was around at that time.

e.g., "No, she didn't really do that to you, did she?" "Sure did." "What a burn."

submitted by HD Fowler

what a googly, yar! - We use this phrase quite often. We are cricketers and in cricket googly is a very difficult ball to bowl. We use it for something unexpected or a tricky act.

e.g., "What a googly, yar!," we said when our friend told us he is going to marry a rich and a beautiful girl.

submitted by Ashar Zubair

what bird! - What on earth is the matter with you?

e.g., A peanut butter and mustard sandwich? What bird!

submitted by William Tychonievich - (www)

what d'y'say? - A hybrid of asking someone, "What's up?" and also "What are your plans for tonight?"

e.g., "What d'y'say?" "Oh, nothing much really, just gonna go fill out that application. Wanna go see a movie afterwards or something?"

submitted by Adi Feldman

what had happened was ... - The start of a sentence that is about to reveal a lie, excuse, or tall tale, whether intentional or not.

e.g., See, what had happened was my car was sitting at this red light, see? And the men came running up and bumrushed me and the next thing I knew it was, like, six'o'clock, and that's why I'm late for our date.

submitted by SamL.

what is up, my sister?! - What's going on? Doesn't necessarily have to be said to a girl. (From Scary Movie.)

e.g., "Hey, Lauryn." "What is up, my sister?!"

submitted by lauryn

what smells - A version of what's up. Used as a greeting

e.g., Kelsey: What smells, Jonathan? Jonathan: I'm nothing really.

submitted by Ian Faynik

what the gladsome? - (phrasal interjection) exclamation of confused incredulity, much like "what in the world?!" or "what the hell?!," only nicer, and used only about good things (it is about the Lord's birthday, after all). [From the Christmas carol "Angels We Have Heard on High," the second verse of which includes the line "What the gladsome tidings be which inspire your heavenly song?"---it sounded like a "what the heck" to me.] {Duplicate.}

e.g., Delivery Guy: "Two large pizzas. That'll be $40.60." Buyer: "Here you go." Delivery Guy: "What the Gladsome?! You gave me a hundred; you meant to give me a $50, right?" Buyer: "Nope: that's for you. I'm a big tipper." Delivery Guy: "Yeah, you are! Thanks!"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

what you say? - A phrase originating from the computer game "Zero Wing." It is used by many people to respond to a question or sentence they do not understand or purely to annoy someone.

e.g., What you say?

submitted by WaRpEdMiNdS

what's crackolatin' - Mix of cracking and percolatin'. What's happening? What's going on? What's new? Also crackalating.

e.g., Me: I haven't seen you in days. What's crackalatin'? You: Not much. Just about to go see Tomb Raider. That Angelina Jolie is out there. Way out there.

submitted by Adam & Tuesday - (www)

what's the haps - What is new with you, or what's happening?

e.g., What's the haps?

submitted by timon

what's-his-face - A pronoun substitute to be used for someone whose name you either cannot remember or do not want to remember.

e.g., I'll never forget ol' what's-his-face.

submitted by George Kelly

whatabouts - What someone is doing.

e.g., The whereabouts and whatabouts of Paul remained a mystery.

submitted by Adam Leslie

whatchajiggy - Replacement word for one that can't be remembered at the moment. Same as "whatchamajiggy" and similar to "whatchamacallit."

e.g., I'm looking for the whatchajiggy I had earlier.

submitted by Rick O'Shay

whatchama hoosie - Used in place of a word that one cannot recall, generally using active hand motions to help describe the word or idea. Used by those who resort to frustration when feeling at a loss (open to interpretation). Whatchamacallit, whangdoodle, thingamajig, etc.

e.g., It's called a ... oh, um ... uh ... the whatchama hoosie that ... you know, the thingy.

submitted by Lisa

whatchamacallit - Used when you can't remember the name for something.

e.g., You know, the whatchamacallit, the thing that I put my hair up with? Oh, yeah! It's called a beret?

submitted by tina

whatchamaku - This is the name used to categorize a poem that has the 17 syllable count of a haiku and a season word but it's not quite a haiku because it doesn't revolve around an image, nor does it have the requisite irony to be considered a senryu.

e.g., After hours of arguing about whether the poem was a haiku or a senryu, we agreed to declare it a whatchamaku and move on.

submitted by Stephen Morse - (www)

whaterfalls - In a conversation, an overwhelming and dominant outpouring of words, relevant to the topic or not, by a person who speaks purely for the self-satisfaction of speaking.

e.g., I started to wade into the stream of the discussion, but found it impossible to stay afloat before the roar of Bozo's whaterfalls.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

whatev - Valley shortened version of "whatever." Often used is a derisive manner, with the second syllable accented.

e.g., "I got these cool new pants!" "WhatEV, like I care."

submitted by Xavier

whatever wets your salad - Whatever's good for you.

e.g., Marie: I think he's fine. Cher: Whatever wets your salad, girl.

submitted by Mzmag

whatever you are - Difference is permissible; variation is acceptable; your way is OK -- my way is OK, too.

e.g., Come out, come out, whatever you are.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

whatfreaks - A music parody website made for parodies with hardcore lyrics.

e.g., How many of you like

submitted by star651

whats da jaysus craic - Customary greeting rarely used outside of Dublin, Ireland. Generally speaking it means "Hello, any news or fun?"

e.g., When meeting a friend on the street, you say, "What's da jaysus craic?"

submitted by Micko

whatsdadillyo - What's going on? What are we going to do?

e.g., You: Whatsdadillyo? Them: Prolly going to the bar.

submitted by shady7979

whatsis - What's this? "Something or someone unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known: gismo, gizmo, gubbins, thingamabob, thingamajig, thingumabob, thingumajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatchamacallum, widget, doodad, doohickey, doojigger, gimmick."

e.g., "I'm not sure just what she had in mind, but she said her gentleman caller had a new whatsis. Do you think she was talking about some kind of penile enhancement surgery?" "No, eejit, he had a new Cadillac and she couldn't remember the make of his car."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

whatsit - "Something or someone whose name has been forgotten or is not known." "Gismo, gizmo, gubbins, thingamabob, thingamajig, thingmabob, thingmajig, thingumabob, thingumajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatchamacallum, widget, doodad, doohickey, doojigger, gimmick."

e.g., Kiss Me Deadly: "A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious great whatsit."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

whattag'wan - Short form for "What is going on?"

submitted by Lyndsey - (www)

whatussino - A description of what you see but different from what every one else see's.

e.g., "Hey !, I dont see no whatussinos man !"

submitted by Eloy

whayt - What the Hell Are You Thinking? 1. Best suited to question someone who is dressed in a less-than-fitting manner for their weight or age -- a 300-pound man in a Ttong Speedo or a 55-year-old woman wearing a halter top. 2. To address any inappropriate behavior in certain circumstances -- say, making out in church. 3. A valid response to certain questions or complaints, provided that they are voiced in a manner that completely disregards all common sense.

e.g., 1. This lady came into my work today with her grandkids wearing a whayt outfit. A pair of tight, low-cut jeans and a belly shirt. 2. I was riding down the escalator at the mall the other day and I saw these two people kissing in such a way that made me yell out "Whayt! Whayt! Whayt!" Needless to say, they didn't answer. 3. In my graduate level class today, a girl was complianing that she read for two whole hours last week and still couldn't finish the assigned pages. "Whayt," I muttered under my breath and wondered how she even got into the school.

submitted by Chris Jackson

whazzis - "What is it?" or "What is this?"

e.g., "Whazzis" is a word I've used all my life and never thought to post. It's the automatic reaction to seeing just such a word (akin to "whozis").

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

whazzupmanship - The annoying habit of white teenage boys to compete to see who can take on the most black culture, speech, and habits.

e.g., Tommy's whazzupmanship when he hung out with his friends was a sight to behold.

submitted by Jonathan Brooks

wheather - A bad spell of "weather."

e.g., Looks like we're in for some wheather.

submitted by Chairman Mei - (www)

whee-bonk - A state of mind wherein one is so happy that one starts bumping into things, sort of like an overexcited puppy.

e.g., I love Christmas so much, it makes me whee-bonk.

submitted by Elissa

wheebop - "exclamation meaning all of the following: c'est la vie, yay!, cool."

e.g., 'i passed my music exam!' 'wheebop!'

submitted by gig - (www)

wheel gun - Revolver.

e.g., "At the turn of the century however, the old wheel gun was all we had. From cowboys to colonial British troops, the revolver was the weapon of choice." | "No matter what the advances that have been made in semi-auto high capacity pistols over the years, and there have been many. There are still folks who cannot resist the appeal of the classic wheel gun. Revolvers are simple, reliable, they always shoot, and if you can reload fast enough, they will keep on shooting." | "I've never seen anyone that can reload a wheel gun faster than this guy." | "I've shot with him and he's a hell of a nice guy and, when it comes to working a wheel gun, he's a freak of nature. He uses a few different S&W revolvers." | "The debate about wheel gun or auto for home defense is, in my way of thinking, completely dependent on what the shooter is most familiar with."

submitted by HD Fowler

wheelestate - SUVs that are so big that their size is more appropriately expressed in acreage than square feet.

e.g., Too much wheelestate to leave much parking around here.

submitted by George Dockray

wheelie d - (n.) 1. The perfect solution to a problem; 2. The quantum equation that solves everything and explains the nature of the entire universe; 3. 42 (which, the geeks tell me, is the answer to "life, the universe, and everything"). [An allusion to the Wheeler-DeWitt equation: a quantum-physics equation that Wheeler and DeWitt actually only described; it has yet to be cast into written form.]

e.g., "I think I finally understand!" "Good, 'cuz you've been sittin' there meditatin' for, what? 63 hours? ... So, what do you understand?" "Everything! I have become enlightened!" "Well, Wheelie D for you!" | "I can't understand this man's thinking. It's like reading a noodle recipe in Old High Mandarin." "You speak Old High Mandarin?!" "No. Like I said, I can't understand this." "What is it?" "It's a text on the urban ramifications of virtual corporations." "Who wrote it?" "Um ... Asher Hubbling, University of Edinburgh.... Wait, what are you doing?" "I'm sending him an email. Okay: what do you want to ask him." "Wow. I never thought of that. Just ask the author. What Wheelie D solution." "It's always the obvious ones nobody thinks of." | Somewhere, there has got to be an answer to war, poverty, and hatred: some solution we're just not seeing. The Wheelie D of all social ills: the Holy Grail of civilization.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

wheeling - Trying to pick up a girl or guy.

e.g., Tom sure is wheeling Jason.

submitted by Jason - (www)

wheelism - Wheelism is a wide spread religion in the UK, and is the perfect coalision of beliefs. Christianity and Buddhism feature heavily, and the Wheelists (Wheelsits) believe that God is what you make of Him.

e.g., I am a supporter of Wheelism

submitted by Daniel Brennan

wheels flying off - 1. Used to describe someone in the process of going bonkers. 2. The point at which everything breaks down.

e.g., 1. Why are your wheels flying off? Calm down. 2. I lost my purse and all my credit cards, then had a wreck, got a ticket, only to find my house was on fire when I got home ... and then the wheels flew off. I was discombobulated, too.

submitted by Damian Ward - (www)

wheels of steel - Two turntables.

e.g., The DJ forgot his wheels of steel.

submitted by Jerome Greco - (www)

wheels-up - Upside down, of a vehicle. Used when someone starts to drive her truck upside down while off-roading (usually not intentional, and usually done by someone who has a truck so big the only thing bigger is her out-of-whack ego). The reason there are roll cages.

e.g., We're going wheels-up.

submitted by Joey - (www)

wheelsucker - A driver of a vehicle that consistently follows other vehicles too closely.

e.g., I had to change lanes to get that wheelsucker off my tail. (Acknowledgements to the movie Breaking Away.)

submitted by g. white

wheesht - Scottish for "please be quiet"--or when said loudly, "shut up."

e.g., Wheesht yer tongue, lassie.

submitted by JD

wheeze - A good laugh.

e.g., We had a wheeze at Jim's expense.

submitted by Alex - (www)

whell - A combination of "well" and "hell" for use with "Oh" when you run out of things to say or forget what it was you wanted to say.

e.g., "Oh, whell!"

submitted by S. berliner, III - (www)

whelmed - Content. Not overwhelmed, not underwhelmed, just whelmed.

e.g., When she saw that his biceps were of a regular size she was whelmed.

submitted by BIGjack

whelming - Whelming is that neutral feeling between appreciation and dissatisfaction one gets. When you're really impressed with something -- it's overwheming. When your really not impressed at all -- it's underwhelming. When your completely ambivolent towards something -- it's whelming.

e.g., The show last night really did nothing for me at all. I'd have to say it was entirely whelming. I was merely whelmed by it.

submitted by Patrick Czaplewski

whelter - A group of nine things.

e.g., On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me a whelter of ladies dancing.

submitted by David Ford

where - Misused for "wear." No reason at all to get these two words confused. ESL? | Were. The "h" is silent.

e.g., "They often always where football shirts and ride around on bikes." | "I was never violent but the last eight years where Hell on Earth in school."

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

where're y'at? - "Where're y'at?" is, in some communities in southern Louisiana, a common way to ask "How are you?"

e.g., Where're y'at, Goldilocks?

submitted by [Allan Jenkins] - (www)

wherewithall - Knowledge. {ED. Spelled without the doubling of the "l," wherewithal has to do with the resources needed in general to do something: equipment, financial means, funds, gumption, means, money, motivation, necessary means, supplies, etc. To have the wherewithal to do something is to have what it takes -- the necessary means. Sterile Chris: I lack the wherewithal to get Chris pregnant.}

e.g., I have the wherewithall to come up with many more words than this.

submitted by Kasey

whever - Word used among my friends and me, referring to an unknown time or place. Distinct from wherever, which indicates "any place."

e.g., Whever did you come from?

submitted by James Dean

whey station - Roadside annoyance for dairy truckers.

e.g., The dairymen's trucks had to stop at whey stations, which the owners thought a cheesy thing to do. It really churned their insides and curdled their blood. They felt they were being milked of their bread and butter.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

which hunt - A hunt for incorrect uses of that  and which. Especially a hunt for which the motivation is correcting (i.e., making pedantic changes in) the use of that  and which in subordinate clauses.

e.g., I won't go on a which hunt, but I will  make sure the entries in the PseudoDictionary lexicon use the correct punctuation when which  is used to introduce a subordinate clause.

© Michael Quinion -- When to use that  and which  in subordinate clauses: If you wish to write naturally, don’t fuss too much about the usage of that  versus which. Obsessive correction (what has sarcastically been called a “which hunt”) is best avoided. If your sense of the language is not strong enough to be sure of the right pronoun, use that  for the restrictive cases and which  for the others and you won’t go wrong.

submitted by HD Fowler

whichevered - Transitive verb form of "whichever." Used to dismiss a topic made impossible a priori due to eventualities. Meant to express apathy regarding the cancellation or sudden change in a plan.

e.g., Our plans were whichevered because I couldn't get Tony to lend me his car.

submitted by needfortweed

whichness of what, the - (n.) Any deep metaphysical concept, issue, or other object of contemplation. (Coined by Robert A. Heinlein).

e.g., Mike spends at least half an hour every day just sitting there thinking about nothing but the whichness of what. He says it brings him inner peace.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

whickerbill - Any unknown object that you come across.

e.g., Did you see that furry whickerbill squashed on the road? | The whickerbill just fell outta the remote control.

submitted by jace

whiff - whiff (wif): v. To forget something.

e.g., I was going to go to the store, but I whiffed it.

submitted by Silver Wolf (J Scott) - (www)

whifflepox - A sudden, acute illness with nonspecific symptoms. Symptoms may include, but are not limited to: Pains in limbs, joint, stomach ache, or head; excessive sleepiness; irritability. Symptoms show up when the afflicted patient is presented with a task to perform by someone in authority. Most common in children; however, whifflepox may also affect adults.

e.g., My daughter must have whifflepox. I asked her to stop riding her bike and clean her room and she told me she couldn't -- her leg hurt and she had a headache.

submitted by RJ Shep

whifro - An afro on a Caucasian. Jewfros and Grecofros would be subcategories of this term.

e.g., Brad's sporting a whifro.

submitted by Allison Harris

whilom - (hwi-LOAM)(adv.) Middle English (12th-16th centuries) for "Once upon a time."

e.g., "Whilom, as olde stories tellen us, Ther was a duc that highte Theseus ...." (the beginning of Chaucer's Knyghtes Tale). | "Whilom, there was a little girl called Hilda. Her father was a blacksmith, a huge, powerful man whose scarred hands could unbend horseshoes or pound a block of iron into almost papery thinness. Her mother was a smith as well, but she worked marvels of gold and silver filigree for rings and things the nobles would bring to her every day." [hey, that's not half bad. I ought to write the whole story.]

submitted by Scott M.Ellsworth

whimmy-wammy - A bendable and pliant state that something is or has become, often unexpectedly.

e.g., His ruler has gone all whimmy-whammy.

submitted by jonathan - (www)

whimp - Wimp, as misspelled in a comment.

e.g., "But I've had to get away from it all and I don't consider myself a whimp."

submitted by Miss Speller

whinery - A morbid profusion of whines, moans, and groans.

e.g., My argument with my sister about not borrowing my sweaters quickly devolved into a whinery, making me feel even less like giving in to her demands.

submitted by natalie

whinge-itsu - The martial art of whining -- whereby the practitioner is expert at it.

e.g., My God, that woman never stops whining. She must have a black belt in whinge-itsu.

submitted by Richard

whinger - One who whines (whinges) fretfully and incessantly.

e.g., "I'm tired of reading posts by the forum's #1 whinger." "If that's the case, why don't you quit reading them?" "I'm a masochist."

submitted by HD Fowler

whinging pom - Openly, perpetually, unsatisfied English person. Almost exclusively used by Australians.

e.g., Shut up, you bloody whinging pom.

submitted by mrkillboy

whinocracy - Management style in which decision-making is driven by and favors those who complain the loudest and longest. | An organization managed in this fashion. Whinocratic.

e.g., Because our department is a whinocracy, we get what we want but no one likes us.

submitted by Matso Limtiaco

whip - Whi-puh. A term used to describe someone extremely cool. Something that is the greatest available version.

e.g., Look at her, thinkin' she's the whip just cuz she got a neden.

submitted by Ben Johnson - (www)

whip - Somebody's car, usually a very nice car.

e.g., Hop aboard my whip, and let's do it.

submitted by Zak

whipped - To be completely controlled by someone else.

e.g., You're SO whipped.

submitted by Sin - (www)

whipstain - Coined when I was 13 after colliding with a branch -- such incidental humour that my best friend almost had a cardiac seizure. Whipstain = visible markings post-whipping, or similar.

e.g., Crikey, that's a grand whipstain.

submitted by jimmytofu

whirlpool - The effect created by spinning the beer in your glass in an effort to do something other than drink it too quickly.

e.g., My friend was drinking way slower than me and it was his round next, so I had to spin a whirlpool, I was so bored waiting.

submitted by Jamie

whirt - A situation that is slightly uncomfortable or discouraging or a person who is causing another person emotional distress.

e.g., I hate Phil, but he just asked me out. How can I pass up a free concert? I just hate whirts like this.

submitted by jesi - (www)

whish-wops - Windscreen wipers. It's the noise they make and quicker to say.

e.g., It's raining. Turn your whish-wops on.

submitted by Alison

whishes - Wishes. I'm assuming that Mr Bones deliberately added the h in the first example, his comment to a thread about the correct use of who and whom.

e.g., "Hello, E-J. I didn't post to this thread, but I read your response and I think your explanations are very clear. They helped me. Best whishes. Mr Bones."  

I found the thread by googling «"objective whom"», looking for support for my contention that one of these days who will be acceptable as an objective case pronoun, if it isn't already. Although I know it's grammatically correct, my middle-American ear often complains when I see whom used as an objective pronoun -- which, of course, it is.  
Another entry in the thread repeats some sage advice from Harry Shaw:
Dictionary of problem words and expressions:
Use who as the subject of a verb, or as a predicate pronoun. Use whom as the object of a verb or preposition. One final word: unless you are reasonably certain that whom is required, use who. You'll be right much more than half of the time. [ED. And saying something that sounds better maybe more than half of the remaining time.]
Excellent advice. However, if you have a certain type of Language Arts teacher, best you follow the rules and not pragmatics. (We called it English instead of Language Arts in my day.) I probably have that book . . . somewhere.  
Nota bene: Yes, I know I should have been searching for «"objective case who"». I'll do that later, after which I'll possibly return to add something to this entry.  
Why didn't I think of this without having to look it up? What was the name of the TV game show Johnny Carson hosted before his long gig as host of the Tonight Show? Who Do You Trust?, that's what. Not Whom Do You Trust?, which is grammatically correct.  
Google books has an excerpt from Writing First with Readings: Practice in Context that includes some examples of using whom and whomever where who and whoever sound better -- to me. The authors say, "Always use whom for the objective case: With whom are you going?" That's the safe course to take in Lillith's class. She's a hyper-critical, smack-you-upside-your-head, strict grammarian when you break one of Lillith's Rules. She's a pedant extraordinaire.  
My ear tells me to say, "Who are you going with?" I'm almost as likely to write it as I am to say it. If I ever said "With whom are you going?" around folks I know well, I'd rightly expect some nervous looks. "Pity ol' HD's gone 'round the bend, isn't it?" "Tch, tch. Yes, too bad." "Tch, tch? People don't really say that, you know."  
(Learned just today that another of my high school teachers died recently. She taught English, probably for 65 years or more. Not full-time in the later years, but she still taught. I think she'd have been pleased to know that I still remember much of what she taught. Thank you, Miz Smith.) 
(I love this toy, Marty. Thanks for buying it for me to play with.)

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

whiskey tango - White Trash, military jargon.

e.g., Ignore 'em. They're just a bunch of whiskey tangos. Just don't let 'em be prison guards.

submitted by Carbon-14

whiskey tango foxtrot - What The Fuck? Military slang.

e.g., Bill: Your mom is HOT. John: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

submitted by Carl Snyder - (www)

whiskey tango foxtrot over - WTF expanded using the phonetic alphabet. | I'm sorry, but what you just said makes no sense. Would you mind rephrasing that?

e.g., Hamish: I hear the liquor store is closing at five every Friday night, eh? Jane: Whiskey tango fox trot over. | So he says he can't get a job because it'll be a strain on the relationship and I'm like, whiskey tango foxtrot, over.

submitted by Jane Motz Hayes | Mila Eighteen

whisped - Clumsily ran past.

e.g., Was she dizzy? Because she just whisped by me like I wasn't even here.

submitted by Nicky Ubben

whisperspray - A very powerful spray of spit -- when you get a fine wet shower in the face even when someone whisper. Maybe like Daffy Duck? A word to the wise, use protection, a raincoat for the nose and adjoining features.

e.g., By the sea, by the beautiful sea, you and I, we can also see, feel, whisperspray beaten from the rocks the waves just below.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

whistful - Feelings when one realizes that she's tired of playing the old, outdated game.

e.g., After a summer of sitting home, drinking beer, and watching reruns, I'm whistful and need to do something to better my life. Anyone for gin?

submitted by Charlie Lesko

white guy shuffle - Dance performed by rhythmless white males across the Americas. The shuffle has no set moves and has all the grace of the blue-footed booby's mating ritual.

e.g., I hope Uncle Harold doesn't do the white guy shuffle at my wedding

submitted by Brian

white out - code for a white person leaving

e.g., I leave the room and state "white out, later"

submitted by jon - (www)

white pine - Very annoying.

e.g., That song is white pine.

submitted by randy savage

white rabbit - A thing or a person too dangerous to follow. See Alice in Wonderland or The Matrix.

e.g., Do not follow that girl. . . . Why? Because she's the white rabbit your mother warned you about. ;-).

submitted by pheloxi - (www)

white trash - Verb. To attempt completing a repair (usually while working on a car) with the wrong tools, the wrong part, or the entirely wrong approach because you can't find or afford or bother with whatever it would take to do the job correctly.

e.g., We didn't have the right sized clamp for the radiator hose, so we white trashed it with duct tape and coat hanger wire.

submitted by nick oredson

white trashistan - The nation from which all white trash originates.

e.g., Tonya Harding will represent White Trashistan in the 1998 Olympics. (Courtesy David Spade.)

submitted by Claire

white water - Skim milk.

e.g., I like the way white water tastes, but most people I know call it "skim milk."

submitted by ditnis

white-bread - Unextraordinary, typical, common, dull.

e.g., After his acting career ended, he went back to his white-bread existence in Davenport.

submitted by Stephen Mize

whitehouse - Prevarications calculated to serve the egos and interests of persons associated with the Executive Branch

e.g., Some people claim that the reasons for starting the Spanish-American War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, invading Panama, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, and starting the Iraq War were only whitehouse.

submitted by Robert DiGrazia

whitewistling - To whistle tunelessly, aimlessly in the manner of tradespersons, clerks and security guards. From "white noise."

e.g., In status, if not in age, he's the most junior apparat in the department. Sitting at his front desk, he meets and directs visitors. Waiting, they endure his softened, seemingly endless, whitewistling.

submitted by Patrick Tynan

whitfield - A combover-oriented hairstyle

e.g., That old guy who sells newspapers on the street is rocking a major whitfield.

submitted by ditnis

whitley schrieber syndrome - Affliction which affects all science fiction writers, pseudo-scientists, conspiracy theorists, etc. at a certain point in their lives. The result is that they either invoke the influence of extra-terrestrials or start a new religion based on extra-terrestrials.

e.g., Noted sufferers of the Whitley Schrieber Syndrome include Whitley Schrieber, Uri Gellar, Philip K. Dick, and L. Ron Hubbard.

submitted by Adam Leslie

whitney on your ass - Flippin' out at someone, possibly opening a can of whoop-ass on that person.

e.g., Steph: Your boyfriend's a horrible kisser. Chris: Don't make me go Whitney on yo' ass.

submitted by Trebor Candy

whittlediddy - To lazily sit around

e.g., Grandpa smiled and said he'd rather whittlediddy today.

submitted by Brian Lancaster

whivel - A combo of whine and snivel.

e.g., Stop whivelling and start living.

submitted by elliot

whiz-bang - Something about your character, or personality that is taken from you after a loss. When you're up, you've got your whiz-bang; when you're down, you don't. Having whiz-bang is good.

e.g., Since Jane broke up with Dick, he sure has lost his whiz-bang.

submitted by steph

whizz dom - The state of contemporary knowledge, as influenced by the extent, and speed, of the internet.

e.g., I was an average student in childhood. Today, I am a genius. My whizz dom commands, and includes, all biographical data, historical facts and figures, mathematical computations of the highest order, geographic descriptions of the entire earth, information on the heavenly and stellar components of the universe, familiarity with the content of every book in the Library of Congress, full medical awareness of all parts of the human body, and every illness known to mankind -- i.e, the whole breadth and depth of centuries of human knowledge. I can even translate Portuguese into English -- all this within the flash of a few seconds. Thank you, my computer!

submitted by Charlie Lesko

whizzinzeroes - Persons who in spite of considerable action have accomplished nothing at the end of the day. Time is spent going in circles (zeros) but they do it rapidly to create the impression of being productive.

e.g., Every Friday afternoons I'm a whizzinzero. I think I can hold out until the end of the month before I'm fired.

submitted by Richard

whizzy - Something fancy, with all the bells and whistles.

e.g., (To kid with fancy new bike): Bobby, that sure is a whizzy-looking bike.

submitted by Steve Congdon - (www)

who - (Also sometimes "hoo") (v.) 1. To replace one actor with another in the transition between movie and series, or between season and season of a series. 2. To make a major change in one's appearance, lifestyle, or outlook. (from the tv series _Doctor Who_, during which, over its 40+year history, ten different actors have played the main character.) (n.) 3. Any such change. (adj.) 4. Anything characterized by such a change.

e.g., Tom Clancy's character, Jack Ryan, whos as often as James Bond: first he's Alec Baldwin, then Harrison Ford, then Ben Affleck. | "Do you like my new look?" "Wow. That wasn't a makeover; it was a full-blown who." | "You know, traveling among the poor in South America and Africa is a real who experience: you're never the same again."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

who invented the sandwich? - A rhetorical question commenting on the simple pleasures of life. From the movie Barfly, spoken when two guys are at a bar eating sandwiches. In the example, Henry Chinaski is the alter ego of poet and author Charles Bukowski.

e.g., Henry: (as he takes a big swig of beer) Mmmm! Who invented the sandwich? Skeebo: Tell it, bro.

submitted by Paul

who'sisthis? - It sounds a lot like "Whose is this?" but without the pauses in between. This word must be used three times in a row, when a person is trying to gain property over something.

e.g., When a chair at a party is vacant the person trying to claim the chair would say "Whosisthis, whosisthis, whosisthis?" And if no one answers by the time said person is finishing, the person can say "mine" and the chair is now hers.

submitted by Kristin Hoult

who-gee's - The word used when the name of a real place or person is forgotten, or unknown.

e.g., We're all going down to Who-Gee's after work. Wanna go?

submitted by Cousin Michelle

who-gee-bop - A person, event, thing, or place.

e.g., Are you going to the who-gee-bop at the stadium tonight?

submitted by Ashley Posusta

who-ha - The kind of girl you don't take home to mother. | "What?" Or an expression of confusion.

e.g., I was worried about Jim going to the bachelor party, because I thought he might encounter many who-has. Jim wasn't worried in the slightest. | Teacher: The shear stress applied to the soil acts on the failure plane at failure. Mel (confused): "Who-ha? Shear?"

submitted by Joy | Mel Hamilton

who-ho - Exclamatory used to express joy. Yeah.

e.g., Who-ho, I just won the lottery.

submitted by Carolyn Loomis

who? - Ebonics for what?


Andy Laties said … Walter:

Fabulous citation! The concept that Grammar Police can find their comprehension of the language diminished through obsession with "correct" usage is hilarious! It reminds me (self-critically speaking) of myself standing at the cash register of my bookstore on Navy Pier in Chicago. I had an enormous number of customers from every conceivable walk of life and background. I used to "serve" groups of teenagers out roaming the shops (usually looking to steal: four kids would stand in front of the counter engaging me in aggressive conversation, four other kids would rapidly move through the store picking up and putting down products, and then all eight kids would suddenly leave the store together, with me stuck trying to figure out what had happened).

Well, the kids who were engaged in distracting me used to utilize a grammar attack that was particularly frustrating. It was an Ebonics lesson. A girl picks up some little impulse item -- a mood ring, and says, "How much this?" I say, "Two-fifty." Her friend leans forward at me and yells, in outrage, "WHO??" I understand her of course to be using the word "who?" as an Ebonics stand-in for "what?" and I say, "Two-fifty." The original girl says to her friend, "I'm not payin' you two-fifty for THIS?" She throws it down and picks up a copy of the book Free Stuff For Kids and says, "How much this?" I say, "Six ninety-five." Her friends says, in an angry voice, "WHO??". . .

Of course my rising frustration is related both to the fact that I can see these girls' accomplices off roaming around the store picking up and throwing down lots of different products and yet these girls themselves have got me pinned at the cash register -- but, ALSO, because I can NOT get over my Grammar Police instincts regarding this novel use of the word "who?" to mean "what?"

It gave them such pleasure to deploy "who?" in this manner. It made me so annoyed. Why did I always bridle? Why did I want to tell them that they were using the word "who?" incorrectly?? This was an absurd emotion to be feeling at such an instant!

And yet, after the group of teens rush out of the store, abandoning me at my cash register -- I do have to say that I would often rehearse this new meaning of "who?" as if I were learning a new language. Proud of myself for not actually coming out with a censorious correction of their "misuse."

I wonder if the dictionaries have caught up with this use of the word "who?" yet.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

whoa-what-whoa - (n.) 1. A phrase meaning that the utterer is about to fall and then actually does fall, indicative of the realization of precariousness, its probable consequences (a fall), and then the actual fall; 2. a habitual interjection when the utterer falls or accidentally drops something. [From Disney's_Sword in the Stone_(1963): young Arthur (the "Wart")says it every time he falls---seriously, EVERY time.]

e.g., "Whoa-what-whoa" is sort of like "ouch" or "tut-tut": originally just human reaction sounds that someone tried to spell, and now many people actually say the words as spelled. "Whoa-what-whoa," however, is more like a practiced response. I had a friend, for example, who would suck the air through his teeth and say "Pain" whenever he saw someone injured or hurt. Of course, this habit was in response to fictional pain on tv shows and in movies. But it embarrassed him when he would automatically say it after someone was hurt or injured in reality. "Whoa-what-whoa" is the same way: something nobody would really say more than once, but becomes habitual (especially in little children) if they say it too much (like the Wart does in the movie).

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

whoadamn - Used when very impressed, or as a "Hey, look at that."

e.g., Look at the lady wearing that ugly shirt. One word: Whoadamn.

submitted by Natalie Cole - (www)

whobody - Interrogative form of "somebody," "anybody."

e.g., Whobody took my sandwich?

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

whocelfudge - What the hell just happened?

e.g., Ol' boy just went and whocelfudged it all up.

submitted by King Of Vulgaria - (www)

whodie - Another word for "friend" or "homie." Pronounced - whoa-dee

e.g., What's up, whodie! Peace out, whodie!

submitted by Mazer Rackham

wholabolona - A variant of "wholey baloney" (or perhaps "holy baloney"). What a lot of drivel. You've got to be kidding. I don't believe a word of it. There's not a bit of truth to it.

e.g., It's wholabolona when they claim out back and down under that the roos are second cousin to the locus' and grass'opper.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

whole 'nother, a - "An entirely different." I've noticed this phrase in the vocabulary of many people of various backgrounds and have even heard it on national TV, but I have yet to see it written until now.

e.g., "That's a whole 'nother story, Kathleen, but I don't have time to get into it now. Maybe over coffee?" "Are you hitting on me, Wilmer?"

submitted by Kathleen

whole in one - Another rendering of "e pluribus unum"? As a whole, we are united and a single entity to a large extent.

e.g., Golfers might enjoy current currency with "e pluribus unum" replaced with "whole in one" thereupon? Even non-golfers might come to appreciate it (-:

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

whole nother - It's used instead of the word "another" or the words "a different."

e.g., Oh, I understand now. That's a whole nother story.

submitted by laura hamilton

whole shebang - Absolutely everything, the complete thing or situation. Standard.

e.g., I'm able to lead the whole shebang, come hell or high water.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

wholehography - An obsessive attention to a sport or hobby. The wholehographer sets no limit on time or money spent on the activity, including researching and buying obscurely related memorabilia.

e.g., My ex-brother-in-law was a successful advertising executive in New York City. For his stress condition, his doctor recommended taking up a relaxing sport. He decided to pursue wholehography, and become a trout fisherman. He spent thousands on fancy equipment, de riguer garb, fishing camps, and self-instructional books and CDs. He even turned his den into a visual tribute to trout fishing, with framed hand-tied flies, pictures of streams, and stuffed trout on the walls. One summer, he came up from NYC each and every weekend to fish our local, world class trout streams. He caught not one fish.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

wholeless - Incomplete, lacking something to be whole or complete, unconvincing, doesn't make sense.

e.g., The life of the aimless human being is wholeless and goalless without the essential factor of a transcendental awareness and consciousness which will vastly improve happiness and functioning even moment to moment and lifetime to each and every lifetime.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

wholly cow - 100% beef, no fillers or substitutions or alien flesh. Ingest with confidence. {Duplicate.}

e.g., When I pay for meat I want to know that I'm getting my money's worth, and not paying for cheap grains or vegetable fillers instead. Therefore it must be wholly cow every time in every case, nothing less.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

wholly cow - Consists entirely of wholesome unadulterated beef, no fillers, no substitutes, no fish, no fowl, no pig, no excessive injected water. Nothing .. !! Even purer than the beloved bovines in the Indian subcontinent. Eat, see for yersulf [sic, dialect] .. !! {Duplicate.}

e.g., The entire group, us "Wild Indians," were on loan from India to soothe the savage American beast resident in so many of them, via sitar and tabla and monotonous singing voice ((-: !! How delighted to hear of a place in New York called, we thought, the "Holy Cow" ..!! Turns out it was "Wholly Cow," but still intrigued .. We went, we ordered and ate "special of the day," really good, nice portions. However, it was not till later that we learned what we had eaten .. !! Oy veh, and !caramba!, shocksville. But today, we are all faithful meat eaters, cow, pig, whale, ostrich, whatever presents itself, where has meat been all our lives .. ?! A new religion is emerging, "Church of the Carnivore," where Meat is the holy sacrament, where "wholly water" is its divine accompaniment ..!! Some day this week shall we meet to eat some lovely meat, a treat, it can't be beat, you vegeldelians. [sic?]

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

wholly smoke - False and deceptive, concealing the truth, covering with darknesss, preventing clear vision.

e.g., Do not be blinded or misled by the clouds of unknowing; they are wholly smoke as from the bowels of hell, to deceive and darken your days and nights.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

wholly smoke, and mirrors - Meant only to fool you, to trick you.

e.g., The Wizards of Hedon want you to think every thing's all right, but it's wholly smoke, and mirrors.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

whomies - White people who dress up like homies.

e.g., Eminem is a whomie.

submitted by Bier Fuhrer

whompel - To beat severely.

e.g., Chris was whompelled in a bar fight last week.

submitted by Thomas Hamm

whomps - Sucks. In case parents or teachers get offended by "sucks."

e.g., This homework assignment really whomps.

submitted by Mike Williamson

whompus - Overly large and revolting.

e.g., Wheeler was a strange-looking fellow when he was in high school: a normal-sized body and a whompus head. He had to have a specially-made football helmet made for him in college, according to Lou.

submitted by Eddie Conner

whonk - To hit or bop someone in the head.

e.g., Burglars always carry a hunk of pipe to whonk you with.

submitted by biff

whonka - A big wet kiss given by a small child.

e.g., I'm going to give you a whonka kiss, Grandma.

submitted by Britt

whonky - Extremely strange or confusing, out of whack.

e.g., My computer's acting all whonky. It keeps freezing up.

submitted by Matt

whoop - Equal to the word "deal." Usually used in a frustrated sort of manner, but trying to get across a point.

e.g., When her friend wouldn't try something new, she said, "Come on, what's the big whoop, anyway?"

submitted by Stephanie Davis

whoopiecussion - An incident intended to be a practical joke that results in some form of harm. (Combination of "whoopie" and "concussion.")

e.g., Tom placed a bucket of water over the lintel, hoping to have a good laugh at Tucker's soaked head, but when the bucket smacked Tucker in the skull before spilling, Tom grimaced and said meekly: "Whoopiecussion."

submitted by Ike

whoopin' - To party, or enjoy oneself immensely; celebrate exuberantly. Origin may be traced to a habit of involuntarily choking up and coughing up a variety of matter upon hearing some very good news.

e.g., The bigwig of the company was whoopin' it up cuz he was gonna be as rich as a hog is filthy.

submitted by Jayden

whoopty-do - Sarcastic form of "yah" or "wow."

e.g., Lana: Whoopty-do, the phone! Me: Whoopty-do, bet it's my mom.

submitted by Witch

whoore - Someone who is always out to get some action, but just for the fun of it. Hoor.

e.g., Chris is a dirty, dirty whoore.

submitted by miggs

whoosywhatzit - A confusing way to say "I didn't understand what you said because you were mumbling."

e.g., Whoosywhatzit?

submitted by Darwin

whoot - A word used to express happiness and to help get you out of any awkward silence

e.g., Freddy: Hey, how ya' doin', sport? Eddy: Whoot.

submitted by samurai usagi - (www)

whoozy - A little bit dizzy or faint or queasy, from the heat or hunger or meds or a health problem

e.g., Mom said she was whoozy from cooking in the hot kitchen all day, canning different kinds of pickles.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

whopperjawed - In disarray, messed up.

e.g., Who left the books all whopperjawed?

submitted by jermaine

whoppin - Whopper eating; eating Whoppers at Burger King.

e.g., Let's stop off at Burger King and do some whoppin.

submitted by Lunar Shadows

whoppin' - Good ole Derry slang for anything bad, ugly, terrible, shameful, etc. Variations include whopper (noun), whop-dog (for extra emphasis), whopped (verb -- the action of defeating or being defeated).

e.g., Your dress is whoppin', Jaye P. I whopped them in that debate. That homework was whop-dog for me.

submitted by Caoimhe

whord - Word. The "h" is silent. The Lost 'h'.

e.g., Jim: "What's the good whord?" Glen: "Thighs. Spread it."

submitted by Miss Speller

whore of babylon - A reference to Revelation 17 where it talks about "the great prostitute" who "was drunk with the blood of the saints." Only it's not biblical in reference at all. Used to describe an exceptionally evil woman who lacks any redeeming qualities, and generally makes your life hell.

e.g., Chris is a whore of Babylon. She's trying to take over my project and run it into the ground.

submitted by Nathan Hopper

whore's brand - A tattoo on the lower back above the buttocks. Usually applies only to girls or young women.

e.g., My theory of the popularity of the whore's brand is that women are subconsciously influenced by the placement of a Barbie copyright.

submitted by nitag - (www)

whoredrobe - Wardrobe that contains only risque clothing.

e.g., I attract a lot of attention when I go out on the town wearing something I've borrowed from Chris's whoredrobe.

submitted by Erika Baum - (www)

whorephanage - A place for whores with no parents. Whorephan.

e.g., I visited Chris at the whorephanage today.

submitted by Netta - (www)

whoreshoes -
Sexy red stiletto pumps with 3 1/2" or higher heels. The strappier the better.

"Whuddaya think? Do these qualify as whoreshoes?" "Yeah, they might. But a pair of those oooh-la-la sexy Alexandra Neel peep-toe pumps would definitely do the trick. 'Trick,' get it? They cost six or seven hundred dollars a pair, but you could pay for two or three pairs in single good night of . . . being bad. They make your calves look worth a grand, not to mention the way the 3 1/2" heels lift your assets. Ka-ching."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

whorigami - The unusual positions attained in porno movies.

e.g., When we were together, she folded herself into whorigami.

submitted by Jimmie

whornado - Hot chicks everywhere.

e.g., Sorry I'm late for practice guys. I stopped by the bar for one drink but got caught in a whornado and couldn't leave. Would you?

submitted by JonW

whorph - Turning into a loose woman.

e.g., For years that woman acted like a faithful wife, but then she whorphed, and about drove her husband over the edge.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

whorrible - Used when rude and despicable acts cause you to seek a new mate.

e.g., That queenofvulgaria gal is one whorrible person.

submitted by kingofvulgaria

whorse - A whore who resembles a horse.

e.g., That whorse was really cheap, and she neighed too much. | Why would a whorse say "Nay"?

submitted by ~andrea~

whorticulturalist - Someone who dates prostitutes and brings them to the theatre, opera, etc., in the hopes of "reforming" them, or living happily ever after, à la Pretty Woman. From Dorothy Parker's witticism, "You can lead a whore to culture, but you can't make her think."

e.g., "Joe keeps bringing hookers and escorts to the opera." "Yeah, he's a real whorticulturalist."

submitted by J. Field

whosamacallit - Used when you dont know someone's name, or for lack of a more intelligent answer.

e.g., Has anyone seen whosamacallit?

submitted by Peter B

whosawhatsit - Another way to say whatchamacallit. When you just can't remember the name of something or just don't care.

e.g., There's this really cool site that has a dictionary of made up words. It's called . . . um . . . you know . . . ah . . . whosawhatsit or something. I . . . crap, I can't remember . . . but it's cool.

submitted by Karinne

whosayonthewhatnow? - Expression of extreme exasperation--and I mean extreme, people.

e.g., B. "Hey, Amy, what did you do today?" Amy, lying through her teeth as usual, "Well, I parachuted out of a giant doughnut, ate some sugar-coverd lice, joined a circus, got engaged, died my hair upchuck green, developed three mental conditions, and fell in love with a goat." B. "Whosayonthwhatnow?"

submitted by Amy K

whosiwhatsis syndrome - What you have if you are consistently saying things like the following.

e.g., "Yeah, you know that guy. What's-his-face? You know who I mean. The guy with the face. You know. You don't remember the guy with the hand? He was the same guy with the ear. Remember him. What was his name? You know who I mean, don'cha?" "Yeh, I know who you mean -- the only guy with whatsis syndrome worse than yours."

submitted by ME

whosyurdaddy - Used as an exclamation when something has just gone your way.

e.g., After sinking a three-point jumper, the basketball player said "Whosyurdaddy." | Nabbing a parking space close to the store during Holiday shopping, a driver might be heard to exclaim "Whosyurdaddy!"

submitted by kenste

whot - Used after a questionable act has been performed to express false innocence through cuteness associated with this word. Used first by Eddie Izzard. (ED. I dunno, "Benny," color me skeptical. Did John Travolta's Vinnie Barbarino character's use of "Whot?" or "Whut?" in the '70s TV series Welcome Back, Kotter predate Eddie Izzard's use? The series was on TV about the time Izzard turned 13.)

e.g., After poking her in the side, my friend gave Alex an angelic smile and said, "Whot?"

submitted by Benny

whow! - What you say when you Google "whell."

e.g., Whow! You should see all the misspellings under "whell"!

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

whozafatza - Brooklyn term. Person whose name you do not recall at the moment.

e.g., You know, him . . . um . . . you know . . . whozafatza.

submitted by Mike - (www)

whoziewhatsit - An object that you either can't remember the name of or don't know the name of.

e.g., She's been looking for one of those whoziewhatsits to fix her car but no one carries one.

submitted by Cheryl

whozis - "Who is this?"

e.g., "Whozis" is a word I've used all my life and never thought to post. It's the automatic reaction to seeing someone (or a reference to someone) you're not quite sure you know (akin to "whazzis").

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

whozits - A pronoun substitute used for one whose name cannot be remembered or does not want to be remembered.

e.g., I'll always remember whozits.

submitted by george Kelly

whuapap - To whisk vigorously.

e.g., Now you whuapap the cream until it is soft.

submitted by chiaralopilato - (www)

whuffo - Term used by skydivers for non-jumpers. Skydivers imagine this is what non-jumpers are saying when they point and gawk.

e.g., Whuffo they do that?

submitted by Cyn

whumm - To whistle and hum at the same time, producing an annoying buzzing effect.

e.g., My brother can whumm the entire "1812 Overture."

submitted by Don Gergely

whut! - What! "Whut!" alone can mean "What!" With a fairly aggressive tone, it can also be used as a count in for rappers, "Whut, whut!" Or it can be followed by "up" to be a greeting, "Whut up?"

e.g., Whut! I didn't say anythin' like that.

submitted by T-Dogg

why not sneeze? - Originally the title of a work of art by Rose Sélavy (1921), consisting of a cage full of tissues. This is what you say instead of just "Why not?" meaning "Let's go for it" or "Let's do it." A friend of mine started using this expression and then I did.

e.g., "Hey Chris, wanna go to the movies today?" "Why not sneeze?"

submitted by Hope

whycome - conjunction of "how come" and "why do"

e.g., "whycome i have to go to the store with you?"

submitted by skeezix - (www)

whyever - For whatever reason.

e.g., Whyever whyever isn't already a real word it should be -- because whatever, whenever, wherever, whoever, whomever, whichever, and however all are.

submitted by Evan

whyk - An explosion of flatulence

e.g., Brian whyked quite loudly after the dinner of bean and rasin pie.

submitted by kit laurence

whyna-kinda-knock-musick - Music being a matter of taste and preference, granted, yet there is a line that differs for each individual, and when "music" crosses that invisible line, a person feels compelled to place it in a special category, which might as well be called "whyna-kinda-knock-musik" (after eine kleine nachtmusik [a little night music]). This "music" is questionable because it lacks something, or has too much of something else, that compels the individual to place it into the "almost music" or "whyna-kinda-knock-musik" category.

e.g., Mabel, call me old-fashioned. I've had it with this busy cacophany that the people putting on this production are pleased to call music. It has no redeeming melodic value -- the notes seem at war with each other -- it jars all the time. The creator of it is a dysfunctional human being! If ever there was whyna-kinda-knock-musik, this is it!

submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

whyne - Whine.

e.g., "Mommy, why do I have to go to bed now? Why can't I have another cookie? Why can't Tristan sleep over? Why didn't my fart word get accepted at PseudoDictionary? Why ...?" "Chris, please stoy your whyning."

submitted by Miss Speller

whyownee - Short for "Why doesn't he" and used by Northwest Floridians whose families go back at least 100 years; does not work with "she" and "it."

e.g., Whyownee he do sompin' about it?

submitted by Skeezer Corn - (www)

wibble - An off the cuff silly word instead of a sensible answer.

e.g., "Did you really mean for the ferret to lose all of its fur?" "Errr...wibble.

submitted by anthony - (www)

wibble - Of progressive rock, intelligent electronica). Spaced out sounds, extended, heavily reverb'd drones and pads, and noises that make very little sense to the unattuned ear. Extreme examples can be termed "acres of wibble."

e.g., Check out this ambient mix album I just bought. Acres of wibble, my friend, acres.

submitted by p7

wibble - A cross between a wiggle and a wobble.

e.g., When I have too much to drink I often wibble as I walk past the men shooting pool.

submitted by nitag - (www)

wibble - A cross between a wiggle and a wobble.

e.g., Sometimes when I have had too much to drink, I wibble past the men playing pool.

submitted by nitag - (www)

wibbly - Weak, tired, generally not well.

e.g., Man, we gotta find some food soon! I'm feeling wibbly.

submitted by Michelle Patterson

wicamist - British expression: A graduate of Winchester College, Oxford.

e.g., He claims to be a Wicamist but we have no evidence of his educational pedigree.

submitted by Stephen Mize

wicked - "Very" or "really," but sounds much cooler. Very popular in Holeoke and Massachusetts as a hole.

e.g., Did you see Letterman last night--he was wicked hilarious.

submitted by Johnny D. and Johnny

wicked laser - Wicked Laser is a term for a laser much more powerful than those used in a normal presentation. Wicked Lasers are green in color and tend to be powerful enough to light matches, burn plastic, pop baloons and reach over 50 miles. Despite the power of these lasers, they are small, lightweight modules that run on AAA batteries. They use very efficient crystals to attain their massive output with brilliant green beams!

e.g., The astronomer used his Wicked Laser to vividly point out a constellation to a group of nearby students.

submitted by David

wicked-good - Good in a really good way. Used all the time in New Hampshire.

e.g., Those red-eye beers were wicked good.

submitted by george kelly

wickedivity - Mischief-making, horseplay, general cheeky behaviour.

e.g., I feel there will be wickedivity at Kat's party tonight.

submitted by jayne k

wicker - A word used for talking about a male slut.

e.g., He acted like a wicker. He let you cheat with him on your boyfriend. It's his fault. All his fault. You're in the clear.

submitted by Timour

wicketwitch - Female bank teller.

e.g., I had to wait in the bank, as the wicketwitch was on the phone.

submitted by Chaim Forgacs - (www)

wickey-phat - "Wicked" + "phat." Can be used to describe anything that is exceedingly "phat."

e.g., Have you heard this new band? They kick out some wickey-phat tunes.

submitted by Juice Maloose

wide boy - "Wide boy is a British term for a man who lives by his wits, wheeling and dealing." Used by Christopher Hitchens in the linked essay.

In the example below, Hitchens refers to Hope, Arkansas, as a hamlet. The British usage of hamlet: "a village without a church of its own, belonging to the parish of another village or town."

No doubt Hitchens is almost always the smartest man in the room and he's a marvelous essayist. Notwithstanding my admiration for the frequently splenetic Hitchens for his polemics and his writing, referring to Hope as a hamlet is not his best choice of words. The Wikipedia entry for Hope refers to it as a "small city," a city being "a relatively large and permanent settlement." Hardly a good choice either. Maya Angelou referred to herself as having grown up in a village in Arkansas: Stamps. All definitions I've found, though not specific about population, agree that a village is larger than a hamlet. In the 2000 census, Hope had a population of 10,616 and Stamps 2,131. Maybe writers should simply refer to most municipalities in flyover country as towns?

e.g., "Of course, if you are Bill Clinton and you really did draw breath in some stricken hamlet by the name of Hope, Ark., it's hard to resist the temptation. Even if you actually grew up in the rather more wide boy's town of Hot Springs."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

wideye, to - To suddenly open your eyes extremely wide.

e.g., The police officer who was searching Terry looked at me, so I wideyed him.

submitted by Steveron

widget - An example of something manufactured. In a 1950's movie starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day, widgets were advertised to the point that the entire country was anxiously awaiting the production and arrival of widgets. Only problem was, there were no widgets. It was just a concept. This word is often used when lay people and educators alike discuss business marketing strategy and marketing theory.

e.g., Let's say, for example, you want to make and market widgets....

submitted by George Kelly

widja didja - "With you, did you." Usually found in a redneck vocabulary.

e.g., You didn't bring your truck widja didja?

submitted by Tyler

widow's peak - widow's peak (WID-oz peek) noun

A V-shaped hairline at the center top of the forehead.

[From the former belief that this feature in a woman was an omen that she'd outlive her husband, as in those days a widow wore a mourning hood with a pointed crest.]

e.g., Yes, Dracula had a widow's peak. At least, many of the actors who portrayed him did. Who knows about Vlad the Impaler?

submitted by [Anu Garg]

widowmaker - A dead tree or large limb in the forest, that might fall at any time and strike someone below. Loggers don't like to work where there are widowmakers overhead and will cut them down before proceeding with their felling of trees.

e.g., He dodged quickly and a widowmaker landed where he had just been standing.

submitted by Steve McDonald

wiener - Someone who does something you can't comprehend. | From 1. Casual term for the penis, based on the German word for sausage. Also spelled: weener; weeney; weiner; weeny. See penis for synonyms. 2. Derogatory epithet for an ineffectual person.

e.g., Don't be a wiener. | I've always thought New York's Brooklyn & Queens Representative Anthony Weiner was a prick and a loud-mouthed bully. If he wasn't a wiener before, Weinergate is surely going to make him one.

submitted by xMotleyx | HD Fowler - (www)

wife-beater - 1. Newcastle Brown Ale. 2. The sleeveless undervest as favoured by the redneck community. | 3. [UK] Wife-beater is Stella Artois lager, but I know it as any cheap lager or beer.

e.g., 1. Bottle of wife-beater, please. 2. Ah, I see your dad is wearing his wife-beater. | 3. I' ll have a can of wife-beater.

submitted by Adam Leslie | leack

wifebeater - a wife beater is one of those tank tops for men and are usually white.

submitted by santino - (www)

wifebeater - Blue bonds singlet worn by real men. Usually faded.

e.g., You ever get changed out of that wifebeater?

submitted by adam

wifeframe - A schematic diagram designed to illustrate the user interface of a hypothetical woman. Of use in describing to another man how a woman functions, or in testing new interactions with a woman with a sample group of male users.

e.g., Todd was in all sorts of trouble with his girlfriend, couldn't work out why they'd had such a big argument. I flowcharted the argument, sketched him a quick wifeframe, we did a few walkthroughs, and he was off to go talk to her again, a changed man.

submitted by alan jones - (www)

wifefriend - More serious than a girlfriend, less married than a wife. When you are either too commited, too long together, have issues with characterizing a grown woman as a "girl," or too grey to feel comfortable using the term "girlfriend" -- but are not married to her, then she is your wifefriend. Husbfriend.

e.g., Well, good day to you, Andrew. I trust that you and your wifefriend are keeping well, and looking forward to the birth of your soon TBA child.

submitted by thehighyeast

wiffdoodle - Also spelled "whiffdoodle." The iteration of an idea or plan (for an invention, business, civic improvement, etc.) which one knows he or she will never have the time, energy, or talent to execute.

e.g., Chris: I had a high-quality wiffdoodle the other day. Wanna hear it? Cindy: Chris, your entire life is a wiffdoodle.

submitted by Chris Barden

wiffle - A person with numerous piercings and body modifications. From "wiffle ball," the hollow plastic ball with cutouts.

e.g., I asked Jeff why he pierced his septum for the third time and he said because it was there. That confirmed what I already knew, that he's a wiffle.

submitted by nitag - (www)

wiffleass - Someone who has holes in her story. From wiffleball.

e.g., Did you hear about Monica and that wiffleass Clinton?

submitted by Paul

wifing - A term of endearment that describes the delightful & regular habit of your dearly beloved to say something to you (seemingly under her breath) just as you are about to leave the room, or are halfway up the stairs or are in the process of concluding a phone call.

e.g., When speaking to a friend on the phone: "I'm sorry, Jack, Earlene was wifing me and I didn't hear what either one of you said. | Honey, you keep wifing me, but you know I can't hear you when the water's running.

submitted by John C Jeffers - (www)

wig - To be disturbed by a certain person, object, etc.

e.g., Ed. Ever since I was little, clowns gave me the wig. Ted. Why? Ed. I saw a clown, and it gave me the wig. There really is no story behind it.

submitted by Brittney

wig master or wig mistress - Someone prone to overreaction.

e.g., The Raiders lost, and Chris became the wig master.

submitted by Scott Marchus

wig movie - What I think they should call any historical movie in which the men wear powdered wigs.

e.g., It's been a long time since I've seen a wig movie that didn't put me to sleep.

submitted by HD Fowler

wig wham - To deceive someone by altering your appearance, often with the use of a wig or other hair appendage.

e.g., My balding brother-in-law is an undercover policeman. He has nabbed dozens of drug dealers by wearing my ex-wife's 1960s natural hair strawberry blond wig. Apparently the wig makes him look exactly like a typical drug user. (A true story).

submitted by Charlie Lesko

wig-o-meter - Device which measures and displays the degree to which a person is wigging out.

e.g., He could tell it was going to be one of those nights; her wig-o-meter was clearly pegged and he couldn't figure out what he might have done to cause that.

submitted by Michel Floyd

wigger - A white person who emulates blacks, especially hip-hop culture

e.g., Look at Nick over there with his pants sagging. What a wigger.

submitted by Luke

wiggii! - An expression used in extreme frustration or when you just can't think of that one word you're looking for

e.g., ""Agh! Wiggii!" or "Where's the... ugh, wiggii.""

submitted by Liz

wiggins - Feeling of imminent freak-out or fear.

e.g., That tall slayer guy gives me a wiggins.

submitted by Day

wiggins - To be afraid

e.g., It gave me the major wiggins.

submitted by Shirlz

wiggler - A shady tuff-guy, unemployed and usually sporting a mullet, a wife beater who lives in a trailer park. Origin: modern English descriptor for inhabitants of Tread Wells Mills, NY, AKA WiggleTown.

e.g., "I bet that wiggler's got four cars on blocks in his front yard." "Don't say that too loud. If he hears ya, he'll wiggle-flip ya."

submitted by Tyler

wiggy - 1. When a person acts so silly that it seems fake or plastic. 2. Really out of touch with reality.

e.g., 1. I didn't think we would ever get a table--and did you notice how wiggy that waitress was? 2. It's Monday, I woke up late, haven't had my cappuccino yet--I am feeling wiggy.

submitted by xstrym

wigwam - A Native American term for keeping one's hairpiece at an elevated temperature.

e.g., Hogans, teepees, wickiups, and longhouses all kept one's wigwam (which was important socially because the hairpiece covered up the fact that a warrior had been scalped).

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

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