THE OPEN DICTIONARY
New Words & Slang
Jabba (noun) : a person possessing an excessive amount of body fat
That Jabba jiggles everywhere each time she takes a step.
Submitted by: Susan from Iowa on Dec. 14, 2005 17:51
(verb) : Another form of dork , or dufus
"He was acting like such a dingus!" —Sasha, self, today
Submitted by: Sasha from Oregon on Sep. 16, 2007 17:24
(adjective) : possessing integrity
He is handsome, hard-working, integrous, and kind.
Submitted by: Kelli Rotter from Minnesota on Aug. 10, 2008 18:07
Choad (noun) : Use in place of penis or dingus.
That guy is such a choad.
Submitted by: Stumpy from Washington on Dec. 14, 2005 17:44
snackmosphere (noun) : the air in a bag of chips that escapes once the bag is opened.
Let me inhale the snackmospere of those chips when you open them. —Jeremy Nielsen,
Submitted by: Jeremy Nielsen from Utah on Dec. 14, 2005 17:09
transvolve (verb) : To work through a difficult emotional situation and move beyond it. See also “transvolution.” Alternative to "forgive" as in releasing and letting go, but NOT something one grants to others i.e. forgiveness. One cannot ask another for “transvolution.” You do not transvolve someone. And one would never say ...
She had a painful childhood but has transvolved and is now stronger for it. After her divorce, she went through a period of transvolution. He’s still in the transvolving process.
Submitted by: Kelly & Heather from Maine on Dec. 14, 2005 16:40
up-regulate, up-regulated (verb) : A gene is induced, either through an abnormality from disease or as part of a study, to produce a higher than normal amount of protein.
"Evaluation of the chemicals based on gene function indicated that the genes related to proliferation, transcription and transport were mostly up-regulated..." —Terasaka S, Inoue A, Tanji M, Kiyama R., Toxicology Letters., Nov 5, 2005
Submitted by: Jenny from Minnesota on Dec. 14, 2005 16:25
(noun) : huge or very big
you have a ginormous head
Submitted by: Anonymous on Feb. 19, 2009 22:55
(noun) : one who is interested only in television or videos
Submitted by: paul andrea g. from Philippines on Jan. 18, 2010 04:56
fleak (verb) : To peel and flake simultaneously; a likely combination of those words.
That paint is fleaking off the walls. —Jason D. Wood, Southern colloquialism
Submitted by: Jason D. Wood from Massachusetts on Dec. 14, 2005 13:28
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