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fifty-cent word (noun) : an obscure word used to describe a simple idea thus making the user self-important

Instead of just saying the breakup with her boyfriend ended badly, my friend had to use the fifty-cent word, rancorous, to describe it.

Submitted by: Kimberly from Pennsylvania on May. 30, 2007 09:50


Pharmer (noun) : Someone who raises illicit crops.

He made a fortune as a marijuana pharmer.

Submitted by: Dave from Connecticut on May. 30, 2007 09:11


flavorite (noun) : a favorite flavor of a certain food

Vanilla is my flavorite of ice cream.

Submitted by: Darrah Hewlett from Pennsylvania on May. 30, 2007 00:14


wrecker

(verb) : To move a vehicle or an object from one location to another with a wrecker.

They had the truck wreckered into the shop for repair.

Submitted by: JIF from Alaska on May. 29, 2007 21:50


mack

(verb) : to kiss or to flirt aggressively

Because I'm classy, I respectfully tossed him a few softballs before asking if he totally macked on Swift. —Sean Daly, St. Petersburg Times, August 30, 2009

Submitted by: K.A. Hoffa from Pennsylvania on Sep. 21, 2009 09:50


mug (verb) : to look at a person in a bad way

Alexa mugged me so I asked her "What did I do to you!?"

Submitted by: MC from California on May. 29, 2007 21:33


Faceaholic (noun) : one who is addicted to Facebook

Submitted by: Charlie Ireton from Canada on May. 29, 2007 21:00


pyrobilia

(noun) : Fireworks memorabilia. [coined by BRIAN ZOMPANTI in 1994]

Used in several interviews published in antiques and collectables magazines and newsprint style publications.

Submitted by: BRIAN J> ZOMPANTI from Connecticut on May. 29, 2007 19:58


cinemuck

(noun) : the sticky coating on the cinema floor caused by soda spills not being cleaned for many years

My shoes are stuck in cinemuck. —Rich Hall, Sniglets, 1980s

Submitted by: Rick C on Aug. 20, 2008 09:05


pissivity (adjective) : describing a level of being angry. Being beyond pissed-off

His level of pissivity was high.

Submitted by: Lori Izquierdo from Missouri on May. 29, 2007 18:31