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escribulator (noun) : any writing instrument (pencil, pen, marker, crayon)

Please get out an escribulator to take notes, students.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Feb. 14, 2009 22:40


esgrapee (noun) : The lone grape that falls onto the floor and generally rolls to the most inaccessable location, as one opens the packaging in which the grapes are being stored.

I stepped on an esgrapee and slipped halfway across the kitchen.

Submitted by: Babz from Missouri on Nov. 26, 2006 17:04


eskrima (noun) : 1. Filipino martial art that employs the use of blades. 2. General term for Filipino martial art systems that adapted to and incorporated influences of Spanish bladed combat during Spanish colonialization of the Philippines. SEE ALSO Arnis, Kali, FMA.

"Many different systems of Eskrima exist, many of which can trace their origins to a single tribe or region." —The Free Dictionary,

Submitted by: Jay Medina from New Jersey on Nov. 10, 2005 10:54


Esn (noun) : A poor(i.e.,incompetent) student, according to my computer's crossword-puzzle software. That "word" has always been the answer to that particular clue.

As stated above, it's the answer to the crossword puzzle clue: "A poor(i.e.,incompetent)student". —Unknown, "Swift Jewel Crossword Maker", 1996

Submitted by: Bob Scott from New York on Oct. 10, 2005 15:44


esotericize (verb) : to make difficult to understand : to make esoteric

Submitted by: Bob Levinsky from California on Nov. 12, 2009 04:52


ESP (abbreviation) : Economic Stimulus Package - A large sum of money allocated to different areas of government meant to stimulate a country's economy out of a recession or possibly a depression.

I believe that President Obama's ESP has an optimistic outlook. —U.S. Government Financial Advisory Committee, Washington, D.C., 2008-2009

Submitted by: J.C. Moore from Pennsylvania on Feb. 18, 2009 09:57


espanation (noun) : Stupidly adding a vowel at the end of an English word to try to talk to a Spanish-speaker

When she said "On which aisle-o is the cereal-o?", she was guilty of espanation. —Alan Hochbaum, Washington Post, July 2, 2006

Submitted by: Alan Hochbaum from Georgia Us on Oct. 10, 2006 11:42


especifically (adverb) : A combination adverb of specifically and especially. To incorporate a unique flavor

"Would you like to go shopping?" "Not especifically", he answered."

Submitted by: wljs from Missouri on May. 21, 2007 13:39


esperanter (noun) : a person who speaks Esperanto or any other constructed language

L. L. Zamenhof was one of the most famous esperanters of all time as he was the one who created Esperanto.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Mar. 23, 2018 20:22


esprit de l'escalier (noun) : [es-pree'der-less-kal'ee-ay] - a noun often used as an interjectory phrase, which translates as "one only thinks on one's way downstairs of the smart retort one might have made in the drawing room upstairs" [lit'ly french for "spirit of the stairs"]

After my ex-girlfriend broke up with me Tuesday night, a million esprits de l'escalier popped into my mind for some strange reason—maybe to help me abreact intrapersonally?! —unk, book In Other Words: A Language Lover's..., recently (year or two ago)

Submitted by: jonathan keith sheriff from California on Oct. 25, 2005 19:51


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