THE OPEN DICTIONARY
New Words & Slang
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reja vu (noun) : Coined by Terry Pratchett in his Discworld series, this word means the opposite of deja vu—the feeling that "someday, I will be here again."
When young Bob was visiting the college where his brother went to school, he experienced an acute sense of reja vu.
Submitted by: Anonymous on Oct. 30, 2005 12:23
rejoshed (verb) : To bluff or fool a second time.
He rejoshed when he realized it was his only hope of winning the poker hand. —Barry C. Bumpus, Fort McDowell Casino, Nov. 1, 2005
Submitted by: Barry C. Bumpus from Arizona on Dec. 22, 2005 01:29
rekinkilization (adjective) : Bending something after it was just straightened.
"You choose to disobey me and bend it anyways. That's a bad case of rekinkilization. —MDS,
Submitted by: Michael D. Smith from Michigan on Jan. 10, 2006 19:50
relaborate (verb) : To tell an extensive story all over again.
After Mimi finished telling me all of her elaborate drama, she called someone else to relaborate it.
Submitted by: J.C. Moore from Pennsylvania on Jan. 23, 2008 16:37
relavffection (noun) : When a relative comes to visit and cheeks are pinched; usually to be walked away from with lipstick on your face
When Aunt Thelma came to visit, I was smothered witn relavffection.
Submitted by: bubbalet from Kentucky on Sep. 01, 2007 11:50
(adjective) : relaxing : calming
My vacation was very nice and relaxful.
Submitted by: Stephen Bailey from Georgia Us on Mar. 23, 2014 21:27
(adjective) : relaxing
I spent a relaxful weekend at the spa.
Submitted by: Robert Carlson from Texas on Jul. 05, 2009 21:33
relaz (verb) : To relax and be lazy
Today is a relazing day. I want to relaz today. Let's take a picnic basket and blanket to the beach and have a relaz day.
Submitted by: Eric Tan from Washington on Oct. 31, 2005 13:01
releasal (noun) : an individual set to be released from jail or prison
I'm sending the releasal to the booking desk for processing. (also "google" the other misuses of the word releasal on numerous websites. it has become common slang)
Submitted by: Marty Simpson from Texas on Mar. 21, 2008 15:24
relical (adjective) : showing the characteristics of a relic
The slice of toast bearing the image of Mary was deemed a relical rye.
Submitted by: Logan Bertram from North Carolina on Jun. 25, 2008 21:48
religicrit (noun) : one whose actions are in opposition to their proclaimed religious beliefs
Submitted by: Shannon from Ohio on Jan. 24, 2006 11:27
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