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Pecquiology (noun) : (peh kwee AH luh jee) - n. The practice of tracking money on the Internet. [Latin pecunia, money + sequi, follow + -logia, science, theory, or doctrine.]

David's hobby is pecquiology. —Slowpoke,

Submitted by: David Sisson from Mississippi on Dec. 22, 2005 09:25

twired (adjective) : Derived from combining the words tired and wired to describe the feeling one gets after drinking caffeinated drinks late at night.

It was at about 10 p.m. that I noticed my friend, who was finsihing his third latte, was getting a little twired; his eyes said sleep but his hands said fidget.

Submitted by: Faithful from South Carolina on Dec. 22, 2005 07:39

rejoshed (verb) : To bluff or fool a second time.

He rejoshed when he realized it was his only hope of winning the poker hand. —Barry C. Bumpus, Fort McDowell Casino, Nov. 1, 2005

Submitted by: Barry C. Bumpus from Arizona on Dec. 22, 2005 01:29

offage

(noun) : an incorrect amount : an overage or shortage

She found the mistake that had caused the cash drawer offage.

Submitted by: Julie Saur from Wyoming on Dec. 27, 2013 23:24

creds (noun) : US slang, meaning that one has credibility. It is the short form of "street creds." That means that one has respect in either violent circumstances or that one can cope with the environment of the rough streets of the neighborhood.

People listen to the Senator because he earned his creds in Vietnam.

Submitted by: Michael L. Wilson from California on Dec. 21, 2005 15:12

Ebonescence (adjective) : A state of elevated consciousness triggered by an enriching Black cultural experience.

The ebonescence I experience by listening to an African drum ensemble, R&B songs from the eighties, or reading a poem from Langston Hughes helps me understand my place in the world.

Submitted by: Alain from Maryland on Dec. 21, 2005 15:02

baggie (noun) : a small plastic bag, usually with some sort of device to keep the contents enclosed.

The police found several baggies of marijuana in his pocket. or I want to put these cookies in a baggie before I drop them in my purse.

Submitted by: niki from Florida on Dec. 21, 2005 14:48

cuzzy (adjective) : a blend of the 2 words cozy and fuzzy; used to describe a feeling of complete and utter comfort

He is bundled up in a cuzzy blanket! —Cheryl, my dad, Tony, 12/21/2005

Submitted by: Cheryl from New York on Dec. 21, 2005 13:52

yart (noun) : A portmanteau of yard and art, designating particularly tacky yard decorations.

That's the worst yart I've ever seen. —Tim Krause, Dec. 20, 2005

Submitted by: Tim Krause from Wisconsin on Dec. 21, 2005 04:43

edumacate (verb) : to improperly teach a student English grammar

I think my teacher edumacated me. She said, "I must have edyoomakate today's grammar homework..." —(confidential), Students at school., 2/18/05

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 21, 2005 00:58

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