THE OPEN DICTIONARY
New Words & Slang
flutterbye (noun) : What a butterfly really should be called
Look at the beautiful colors on that flutterbye.
Submitted by: Carol from Nevada on Jan. 25, 2006 17:57
autonesia (noun) : Partial or total brain freeze of where you parked your car. Usually occurs when you wander into a parking lot with a clueless look on your face and just can't recall where you put "ole betsie" Happens most often at airports, shopping malls and amusement parks.
Harry and Mildred had a bad case of "autonesia" after searching the parking lot for 35 min. not knowing where they parked their car.
Submitted by: Tony Dennis from Minnesota on Jan. 25, 2006 15:15
prndl (noun) : pronounced per-na-del the stick shifter in a vehicle that puts the transmission in park, reverse, neutral, drive, low
Putting the prndl in gear. My prndl was stuck. —unknown, unknown, unknown
Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 25, 2006 14:14
excumbent (noun) : An excumbent is the person who previously held a job, the opposite of incumbent.
I have never heard anyone use this word before, I truly believe I am the first to create and use it! I started using it a few weeks ago, for example, "John Smith is the most recent 'excumbent' for the position of that Mary now has, we should call him if we can't find the files she needs"....
Submitted by: Caryl from Massachusetts on Jan. 25, 2006 12:18
(adjective) : to believe a situation is worse that it is
You guys are awfulizing the situation.
Submitted by: Greg Goss from Wisconsin on Oct. 29, 2008 09:40
boozefighter (noun) : a person who is an alcoholic. a person who is a member of "The Boozefighters" motorcycle club.
You drink so much you are a boozefighter. There goes a Boozefighter on his motorcycle.
Submitted by: Gene Long from Texas on Jan. 25, 2006 11:39
(adjective) : One who is always combative and ready to take offense or pick a fight without even being consciously aware of it.
Because Sue was once again on autopilot adversarial, her response of a raised voice was completely predictable
Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 25, 2006 11:26
nowment (noun) : being totally focused on the present instant, denying all other attention stimuli.
Meditation is most successful when one can be in nowment.
Submitted by: Gordon Morehead from Colorado on Jan. 25, 2006 10:09
(noun) : [modeled on sibling] : a niece or a nephew
Submitted by: Anonymous on May. 23, 2008 01:34
assumicide (noun) : Being embarrassed to death as a result of an erroneous assumption which one has made.
The police officer was guilty of assumicide when he realized the young man, whom he assumed was drunk, was actually suffering from vertigo.
Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 25, 2006 07:44
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