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minorly

(adverb) : in a minor way : slightly

Submitted by: Emily Bailey from Indiana on Aug. 27, 2014 14:03

oronym (noun) : one of a pair of words or phrases that consist of the same phonemes but have different divisions between words, such as "I scream" and "ice cream"

Submitted by: Joseph Carmack from Maine on Jun. 13, 2014 00:01

toddlernese

(noun) : the speech used by toddlers

Submitted by: Sarah from Pennsylvania on Jun. 12, 2014 19:09

demoliverable (noun) : any software development done solely for the purpose of demonstrating to executives

I don't have time to fix a production bug because I have to finish my demoliverable for Monday's presentation.

Submitted by: Steve Finch from Georgia Us on Jun. 11, 2014 20:25

naybe

(adverb) : possibly but most likely not

I have said naybe to her fifth request.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jun. 11, 2014 13:45

politefully (adverb) : politely

Submitted by: Scott Dulecki from Michigan on Jun. 10, 2014 13:34

Phagwah (noun) : a Hindu spring festival during which people throw colored powder or water at each other

Submitted by: on Jun. 08, 2014 19:11

textitive (adjective) : given to texting : often sending text messages

Submitted by: Richard Conroy from Ohio on Jun. 07, 2014 21:58

fracker (noun) : one who injects fluid into shale beds at high pressure in order to free up petroleum resources (such as oil or natural gas)

Submitted by: Lucia Polachini from Brazil on Jun. 07, 2014 18:10

mouseover

(noun) : an image or hyperlink that appears when a cursor is moved over a specific point on a web page

Submitted by: Annie Smith from Alabama on Jun. 07, 2014 14:14

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