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dasdad - Complete lack of form and grace.

e.g., Suzie got smashed last night. She was absolutley dasdad.

submitted by Nick Clark

dashenka - Moscow slang for "darling."

e.g., You are just my little dashenka.

submitted by jim barclay

daskeed - (n.) the in-the-beginning, startup arrangement of day-to-day chores and activities, as for a new business, a new government, a new household, and the like. [A combination of the words "Task" and "Deed"---David Eddings notes in one of his prologues that "a deed once done is done forever, but a task returneth every day." A DASKEED is thus the one-time DEED of arranging for the undertaking of necessary day-to-day TASKS.]

e.g., Setting up room service and housekeeping and maintenance and airport limousine service is a major daskeed when you're converting a thousand-year-old castle into a five-star hotel.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

dassadassa - Phrase meaning "That's what I said" and is usually used when two people are in agreement, but still arguing about it simply for argument's sake. Origin: two people saying "that's what I said" back and forth, faster and faster until the words started running together.

e.g., Jane: Did you see John's new haircut? He looks much better. Joan: Totally. He looks much better! Jane: Dassadassa! Joan: Dassadassa! Jane: No, Dassadassa! Joan: I know, Dassadassa! etc.

submitted by Lis - (www)

dast - Asking a question with a dare.

e.g., Dast I take the last beer?

submitted by Ade Magnuson

dasypygal - Having hairy buttocks. Other words with -pygal endings: steatopygal=having buttocks with an excessive amount of fat; callipygal: having beautiful buttocks. Callipygia, dasypygia, steatopygia.

e.g., Whaddayathink? Are the women accusing Senator Al Franken of taking inappropriate actions with regard to their ... buttocks, unbeknownst to the senator, dasypygal? | "That way, if they will just turn their caps through 180 degrees, and the volume of their in-car stereos down a bit, and pull their trousers up over their dasypygal features, there might be hope, yet." Revel Barker; Open Eye: Fidel Castro And His Part in the Generation Game; Independent (London, UK); Sep 5, 2000.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

dat - Used as slang for the word that.

e.g., Dat's for sure. Dat's for dang sure.

submitted by ectogamit

data - "Data are" has a sound I've never cared for. Michael Quinion tells us that "British non-specialist usage has settled on data as a singular mass noun." I've been waiting for that change in language for decades. Data = data.

e.g., "The data so far is unsurprising."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

data candy - This phrase describes the use of data, or "facts," as a kind of resume enhancer -- not literally true, but true enough to fool some of the people most of the time -- namely, the gullible people she likes to hang out with.

e.g., "Where does he get his so-called 'facts,' Ambrose? I think he makes them up. They sound good, and always make himself seem like the cat's pajamas -- but they're just too good, if you know what I mean." "You're right: data candy for sure."

submitted by Dennis R. Ridley

data cuckoo - A person who uses your hard drive to store data from a mobile device to free up memory. They then recover it when it suits them. i.e. dumping photos from a camera.

e.g., Don't let Jane near your laptop. She's a data cuckoo. She'll fill up your hard drive at the drop of a hat.

submitted by Will Howells

data smog - An overwhelming amount of information.

e.g., If you don't learn how to use Google's advanced search facilities, all you'll end up with is a data smog. It'll be so thick you won't have any idea where to start. It's only going to get worse as the amount of information on the internet continues to grow. For instance, this pseudodictionary entry should soon be added to Google's search results for «"data smog"».

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

data-dink - A computer expert.

e.g., Call the data-dinks, the system has crashed again.

submitted by Stephen Mize

databasification - The widespread, and onerous, pouring of people's personal and private data into commercial and government databases.

e.g., I quietly fret over the databasification of practically every nuance of our lives.

submitted by bristolz - (www)

databatize - To convert to a database or a database application. (Intended as an example of just how far wrong Americans can go when they "ize" a noun to turn it into a verb?)

e.g., Joe wanted me to databatize his inventory spreadsheet.

submitted by Al Kostiuk

datachondriacs - People who continually think their computers ares infected with some kind of virus, malware, or spyware.

e.g., My friend spends hundreds of dollars a month at the computer repair shop because he is a datachondriac.

submitted by dave oberritter - (www)

dataface - The face of data as expressed in a graphical user interface. Shorthand for an interface to a database.

e.g., With the system having grown to over 200 tables, building an easy to navigate dataface became even more critical.

submitted by Michel Floyd

datanosis - Hypnosis caused by overexposure to data, usually via the Internet or digital delivery.

e.g., Bob had to be physically shaken by his coworkers when they noticed he'd been staring slack-jawed at his computer screen for over two hours, a victim of datanosis.

submitted by Mark Lee - (www)

datarray - Not a counterpoint for disarray, but an array of data.

e.g., First you draw a tic-tac-toe playing area. Then you enclose it to make one big square and nine small squares. Fill each small square with a number. Now you have a datarray of numbers, Sandy. If you fill each small square with a three-letter word, you will have a datarray of words.

submitted by HD Fowler

datefusion - Confusion about the status of someone that you went out with more than three times. Basically, you don't know where it's going or what you want to do with it, and you like the person a lot, yet you don't know it they're entirely good for you or if they're even what you want . You think it's going at one speed, while the other person thinks it's going at a different speed. (You just have to let it ride its course and you'll find out what it is.)

e.g., Susan: How was your date last night? Mary: Great, but Robert's got me in datefusion -- he says we're taking it slow, but we've been out six times and have had pre-sex already. I don't know what I think of that.

submitted by Rainbow Woman

datle-learnya - To become more learned

e.g., Did you stack your bike? Datle-learnya. You won't do that again.

submitted by Tugga Montegue

datobese - A very, very fat database. (Original thought, but did find it later as a misspelling.)

e.g., My datobese of the rotund Henry Kissinger's quotations does not include this one: "Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy."

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

daugahyde - Deprecating term for fake leather. Pronounced "dog-a-hide."

e.g., You mean to tell me you dropped $40,000 on this new set of wheels, and you got seats covered with daugahyde? (Ask Albert Brooks, _Lost in America_.)

submitted by Gregory Bloom

daught - (Pronounced to rhyme with_bought_; v.) To be or become someone's daughter. [Back formation from "daughter," as in "one who daughts."]

e.g., "Daught" is to "daughter" as "read" is to "reader." A reader reads for you; a daughter daughts for you. My daughters, Betty and Ellen, daught for my wife and me.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

daughter of aphrodite - A female who is particularly beautiful, especially a young woman.

e.g., Sarah Michelle Gellar is a Daughter of Aphrodite.

submitted by Liam Callaghan

dauncey - Strange, odd, or just plain not cute.

e.g., See the dauncey blouse she's wearing?

submitted by tink

davinci cod - A puzzling person.

e.g., The football manager is a danvinci cod.

submitted by Joe

davis's rule - From Lanny Davis, political advisor to President Clinton. Davis's Rule: Dump damaging information in the press when it is likely to do the least harm. Corollary 1: Dump information in the press when it is likely to do the most damage to your political opponents. Corlllary 2: Dump information in the press to a "friendly journalist" -- one who will put the most favorable spin on it or one who will present it in such a was as to be barely noticed.

e.g., Haven't figured out how it applies, but releasing the story now -- that Sandy Berger illegally took classified information from the National Archives -- may just be an application of Davis's Rule.

submitted by HD Fowler

davliotic - Descriptive of any idiocy mimicking, expressed by, attributed to, or performed in honor (or dishonor) of Dave.

e.g., I've often considered performing the davliotic maneuver of sneezing out a hanging snot wad and wiping it in my eye before a small group of individuals.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

davros - A foot-propelled roll across the office floor on a chair with casters. From Davros, the half-Dalek, half-human villain of _Doctor Who_.

e.g., I davrossed across the office to change the CD.

submitted by Simon

davy jones song - A drowned man's ditty, to the tune of "Bring Back My Bonny To Me."

e.g., My body lies under the ocean, My body lies under the sea, My body lies under the ocean, Oh bring back my body to me: Bring back, bring back, Oh bring back my body, To me, to me, Bring back, bring back, Oh bring back my body to me.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

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