THE OPEN DICTIONARY
New Words & Slang
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autovacutone (noun) : the sound made between vehicles on a highway
Sally was unable to clearly distinguish what George had said because of the excessive autovacutone spilling into their car.
Submitted by: Don Trexler from Pennsylvania on Jan. 21, 2006 15:42
autovoxophilia (noun) : an unnatural love of the sound of one's voice
The senator has been bloviating about medicare for two hours now. His autovoxophilia is exhausting us.
Submitted by: David Kane from Rhode Island on Mar. 20, 2013 15:53
autumber (noun) : a combination of autumn and September; the cooler weather that begins in the month of September marking the fall season
I really love autumber weather because it is brisk and cool. I just loathe the heat and humidity.
Submitted by: Big Tom USMC from New York on Oct. 24, 2007 13:35
autumize (verb) : to prepare for or make appropriate for autumn
Submitted by: Summers from Philippines on Aug. 16, 2010 15:12
autumnizing (verb) : Autumnizing: the act of using pieces of natural products such as shed golden pine needles, fallen colored leaves, corn stalks, browned fern stalks,flowers as a means of adding 'autumn colors'to a property for decorative purposes.
"Why are you gathering all those fallen golden pine needles?" "I am going to use them to autumnize our drab gray driveway." "Autumnize?" "Yes, autumnize. It means to use/add the colors of autumn to decorate something - in this case, spreading golden pine needles on our driveway to spruce it up." —Ted Warholak, my own concoction, October 14, 2005
Submitted by: Ted Warholak from Maine on Oct. 14, 2005 11:18
(noun) : time off from work
Liza is on aux. She's taking a nap at the moment.
Submitted by: Ally from Philippines on Oct. 03, 2008 19:45
(noun) : a time off from one's work within an 8-10-hour shift; usually 4 minutes long but not exceeding 30 minutes
I am not taking any calls because I am on aux. —schadenfreude, april 26, 2008
Submitted by: schadenfreude from Philippines on Apr. 25, 2008 17:11
auxer (noun) : someone on a break (e.g. meal break, coffee break) in a call center [from AUX, the code for this activity]
"Next auxers, go ahead."
Submitted by: bebz from Philippines on Jul. 22, 2007 14:32
auxiliarist (noun) : a member of an auxilary organization
Lt. Jones is a Coast Guard Auxilarist.
Submitted by: Paul Ventre from New York on Feb. 19, 2009 07:35
av (abbreviation) : avatar
Submitted by: Jeff Phares from California on Aug. 31, 2012 03:06
avail (noun) : availability : an occasion where questions may be asked of a prominent person by the press
The tensions came to a head in Warsaw today when reporters, increasingly aware that there would be no end-of-tour press avail with the candidate, began shouting questions at Romney as he walked back to his vehicle from a wreath-laying at their Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. —Dylan Byers, Politico.com, July 31, 2012
Submitted by: Anonymous on Jul. 31, 2012 14:15
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