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earth-stopping (noun) : the act of blocking a fox's burrow while the fox is away

Submitted by: daloy rosano from Philippines Jan. 10, 2013 08:50

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shoppable (adjective) : able to be shopped for

Submitted by: Gena M Kirk from California on Dec. 15, 2014 23:40

textruption (noun) : an interruption of a conversation caused by a text message

Submitted by: Tim Von Hollen from Tennessee on Dec. 12, 2014 15:45

dox (verb) : to compile and release personal information about another person on the Internet

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 12, 2014 15:37

mansplain (verb) : to explain (something) to a woman especially in a condescending way

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 12, 2014 15:34

Columbusing (noun) : an act or instance of claiming to have discovered something that has already been known to exist

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 12, 2014 15:28

libfix (noun) : an affix that is derived from a part of a word

Other examples of libfixes include -gate and -zilla, which are extracted, or liberated, from the terms Watergate and Godzilla, and are now added on to words to implicate a scandal or monster, respectively. —Jane Solomon, dictionary.com, October 9, 2013

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 12, 2014 15:23

threenager (noun) : a three-year-old who exhibits characteristics often associated with teenagers

People like to talk up the terrible twos as if they're the worst year of childhood a parent must endure. Then we're completely blindsided when we realize the threes are so much worse. These terrors have been coined threenagers, and they're out to get us. —Jennifer Borget, babycenter.com, September 22, 2014

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 12, 2014 15:15

groufie (noun) : a group selfie

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 12, 2014 15:07

poor door (noun) : an entrance to an residential building for residents of the lower-rent units

The so-called poor door has brought an outcry, with numerous officials now demanding an end to the strategy. —Mireya Navarro, New York Times, Aug. 26, 2014

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 12, 2014 15:06

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