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dupatta (noun) : A scarf that is worn with an Indian dress.

I love your Dupatta.

Submitted by: zeena from Illinois on Mar. 15, 2007 00:51

pranky (adjective) : in a state or having the intention to play a prank

Submitted by: Sunita from India on Mar. 15, 2007 00:38

swoopfoomer (noun) : A type of party noisemaker that, when blown into, flares out and back like an aardvark's tongue and makes a honking sound. The character Doc in the television series "Fraggle Rock" birthed the word in season one, episode 10, "The Honk of Honks."

Gobo said he would bring a bag of swoopfoomers to the party. —Jim Henson, 1983

Submitted by: teatum and mcguiness from New York on Mar. 14, 2007 23:06

crockumentary (noun) : A TV program or video claiming as legitimate, the discovery of a supposedly authentic artifact based on invalid conclusions of multiple unproven hypotheses

I watched a crockumentary about the lost tomb of Jesus. —Tom Hughes,

Submitted by: Tom Hughes from California on Mar. 14, 2007 21:44

detensify

(verb) : to lessen; to diffuse or weaken

When tempers get heated, you can always count on Ben to detensify the situation. —Ben, A very entertaining conversation, March 13, 2007

Submitted by: Ben from Ohio on Mar. 15, 2007 19:25

besn't : A contraction of best not.

You besn't do it! —Willis Schenk, 3/14/07

Submitted by: Willis Schenk from Vermont on Mar. 14, 2007 19:30

fastlier (adverb) : faster than fast.

"Fran, walk fastlier!"

Submitted by: Maggi INCski from Poland on Mar. 14, 2007 18:44

smartidiot (adjective) : a smart person that acts idiotic (smar-tid-ee-it)

You are a smartidiot

Submitted by: Aaron Garofalo/AJ Lewandoski from Michigan on Mar. 14, 2007 18:03

bogged out (adjective) : Having your mood killed, as when you're in a non-focusing mood, distracted, negative

Say you're in a good mood and you just got a huge bill in the mail. You could say, "That's just great. I just got this huge bill that I can't pay, I'm bogged out now."

Submitted by: reasse from Arizona on Mar. 14, 2007 17:18

funniful (adjective) : Fun and enjoyable at the same time.

"Running into that wall was funniful!"

Submitted by: Maggi INCski from Poland on Mar. 14, 2007 17:14

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