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nurdle

(adjective) : The round pieces of fat in ground meats (i.e. salami, pepperoni, sausage)

Ugh, these meatballs are full of nurdles! —Erica,

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 14, 2006 15:43

ponage (adjective) : after being insulted or creamed at a game see burned or burnage

dude, that was some mega ponage

Submitted by: josh loftus from Canada on Dec. 13, 2005 20:58

poned

(verb) : owned by your opponent in a video game or computer game

You just got poned

Submitted by: bla from Wisconsin on Sep. 11, 2008 17:24

tank (verb) : To be unfairly taken advantage of, to get the worse side of a deal

My boss tanked me by making me work overtime

Submitted by: Jon Cohen on Dec. 13, 2005 18:21

tight

(adjective) : Slang for cool or good-looking.

That Ferrari is tight.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 07, 2008 15:01

craptastic

(adjective) : overtly bad but with a redeeming camp or kitsch appeal

I know it was technically a bad piece of cinema, but it was also totally craptastic.

Submitted by: Greg from Washington on Feb. 16, 2009 10:30

Nerdlinger

(noun) : a nerd who is ignorant of his/her nerdiness

It's so funny to watch a nerdlinger try to be cool

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jul. 07, 2007 21:21

shessay (noun) : a response on a test that requires more than a short answer, but less than an essay: a combination of short answer and essay

The test was composed of multiple choice questions and a shessay.

Submitted by: Mr. Zelinka's English classes from Pennsylvania on Dec. 13, 2005 13:58

verbing (verb) : activating a noun - i.e. making a verb out of a noun.

We beered and lobstered at the lobster pound.

Submitted by: Steph Dunn from Maine on Dec. 13, 2005 13:03

status, statused (verb) : Status; to choose a status or ranking. Statused; to have assigned a status.

Status: My job is to status the manufactured parts as Acceptable or Rejected. Statused: While compiling the worksheet of all the new parts, I statused the parts as either Acceptable or Rejected.

Submitted by: Jackie Markgraf from Texas on Dec. 13, 2005 11:47

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