THE OPEN DICTIONARY
New Words & Slang
humannerism (noun) : A manner or distinctive behavior pattern of an individual. From the book The Siamese Connection by Buster C Cearley
"—he had the humannerisms of a cretin with the hives." —Buster C Cearley, Book: The Siamese Connection, 2005
Submitted by: Buster C Cearley from Texas on Jan. 21, 2006 11:44
gunger (adjective) : Something that is not palatable or considered gross. An exclaimation of disgust.
The plate of brocolli looked like so much gunger to me. Gunger!
Submitted by: Scottie from Washington on Jan. 21, 2006 11:41
spinspeech (noun) : spintalk (noun) : Speech intentionally composed of a combination of everyday words that appear to represent the truth but are in fact selected based on scientific principles (see: psychology, propaganda) to reach a desired effect. Opposite of speech that is entitled to protection under “freedom of speech” legislation.
“The use of spinspeech in public speaking should be an offence punishable by law as the combination of words used in spinspeech can be used to gain support from a misled public for possibly criminal agendas.”
Submitted by: Joseph Karlik from Australia on Jan. 21, 2006 11:33
Cattlebeast (noun) : Used on farms to describe cattle in general
The cattlebeast got out of the field.
Submitted by: Sue from Canada on Jan. 21, 2006 11:31
(verb) : to be uncomfy
He you look discombobulated what is the matter
Submitted by: Tom Kos from United Kingdom on Feb. 13, 2006 11:17
catheads (verb) : A metal wedge that hold concrete forms from coming apart when concrete is being poured.
For many years I have set and poured concrete in forms. And by the way...it is concrete not cement. Cement is one of the ingredents that make up concrete...
Submitted by: Bill from Oregon on Jan. 21, 2006 11:22
grahdoo (noun) : Any disgusting substance such as slime or crud.
The underside of the table was nasty with grahdoo.
Submitted by: Ray Young from Colorado on Jan. 21, 2006 11:19
(noun) : Bottom guide for horizontal sliding door on an elevator.
Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 21, 2006 11:18
edhead (noun) : one who is a proud and enthusiastic ninety-nine fan, as in NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.
The first annual meeting of the edheads will be at the St. Louis Busch race in July. —Group consensus, Fan club website, Mid-2005
Submitted by: Commodore from Missouri on Jan. 21, 2006 11:16
kanutter valve (other) : Fixes problems in things
The kanutter valve was bad.
Submitted by: dcrand from Wisconsin on Jan. 21, 2006 11:07
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