THE OPEN DICTIONARY
New Words & Slang
PED (abbreviation) : performance enhancing drug
Submitted by: Anonymous on Jun. 06, 2013 09:57
(verb) : to designate for removal from service and make available for private use (as by sale or donation)
The company will surplus the extra printers.
Submitted by: Todd Isler from Ohio on Jun. 04, 2013 12:09
incentivate (verb) : incentivize
I want to incentivate her to do her homework.
Submitted by: Maia from California on Jun. 04, 2013 11:41
kayfabe (noun) : the presentation of staged or fictional events in professional wrestling as if they were real
All participants, including fans, present others with at least a bit of a "kayfabe," a term which is taken from nineteenth-century carnival, medicine show, and sideshow practice and simply refers to a con or deception. —Sharon Mazer, Professional Wresting: Sport & Spectacle, 1998
Submitted by: Simon K from United Kingdom on Jun. 04, 2013 09:27
churching (noun) : the act of visiting a church
Submitted by: Ryan from Wisconsin on Jun. 03, 2013 17:03
McGyver (verb) : to improvise or jury-rig
Still, kudos to them for McGyvering the whole thing together through the first one-third of the season. While the True Yankees have for the most part become a lineup of Who Yankees, their surprising success in the wake of all that they have endured means that this weekend's series has a little extra juice to it. —Chad Finn, www.boston.com, May 30, 2013
Submitted by: Anonymous on May. 31, 2013 17:12
melophobia (noun) : abnormal fear of or aversion to music
Submitted by: Brad Zachland from Canada on May. 31, 2013 14:07
(noun) : the state of being united in a civil union
Submitted by: Derek Starks from Wisconsin on May. 31, 2013 04:12
(adjective) : (of a computer software feature) : supported for backward compatibility but otherwise undesirable or outdated
The HTML tag "background" specifies a background image for a document. It is deprecated in HTML 4.01, and no longer supported in HTML 5.
Submitted by: Sherri from Arizona on May. 30, 2013 19:12
interoffice (verb) : to send something through interoffice mail
I am interofficing the document to you today.
Submitted by: Sara from Texas on May. 30, 2013 14:05
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