Wiktionary:Requested entries (English)

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Have an entry request? Add it to the list. - But please:

  • Think twice before adding long lists of words as they may be ignored.
  • If possible provide context, usage, field of relevance, etc.

Please remove entries from this list once they have been written (i.e. the link is “live”, shown in blue, and has a section for the correct language)

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  • For inflected languages, if you see inflected forms (plurals, past tenses, superlatives, etc) indicate the base form (singular, infinitive, absolute, etc) of the requested term and the type of inflection used in the request.
  • For words in languages that don’t use Latin script but are listed here only in their romanized form, please add the correct form in the native script.
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Requested-entry pages for other languages: Category:Requested entries. See also: Category:English terms needing attention. See also: Wiktionary:Wanted entries/en.

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Tony Thorne's Dictionary of Contemporary Slang claims that the expression comes from the adjective boyed, which in turn comes from the verb to boy [1]. (We have the verb but not the adjective.) Dbfirs 22:13, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
I feel like I've heard this before. Maybe a common misconstruction/misspelling/slang alternative of bog off? Philmonte101 (talk) 13:35, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

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  • bachelor griller - OneLook - Google "bachelor griller" (BooksGroupsScholarNews Archive) — I have added an article on this at EN:WP but it could do with a DICDEF and I don't have dictionaries with me. The term seems to be at least 100 years old in UK English but seems to be uncommon in the United States. SimonTrew (talk) 09:58, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
    Contrary to the remark in the WP article, I think this may have originated as a trademark: it is nearly always found with both words capitalised. Equinox 14:32, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

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Can't find it anywhere else, though...Kiwima (talk) 18:39, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

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  • Comment: Are you referring to "know everything" being used as a noun, or as a verb? Because if the possible noun (probably "know-everything") exists, then that would probably not be SoP, but the verb is just know + everything. For instance "You just act like you know everything!" Philmonte101 (talk) 13:31, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Kool-Aid. Not sure if we're missing a definition, or a usage note. Terms like "pass the Kool-Aid", and "we need more Kool-Aid" both are reasonably common but are not covered by the entry we have at "drink the Kool-Aid". Often said in reponse to a silly comment from someone. How should this be worded. --Dmol (talk) 04:20, 8 July 2016 (UTC) Mmm, something like "uncritical acceptance of an ideology" (going by the drink... entry); and it's a back-formation from that phrase. Equinox 04:25, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Kum Nye
  • Kunshan, the city in Jiangsu province, China where Kunqu originated

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I am not sure, I think anecdata is a less used cognitive term to disparage significance of the idea, google news search contents validates "lived experience". There are a lots of hits at google scholar.

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  • overbreak*: noun in geology, related to underbreak
  • other duties as assigned*:
    • noun
    • in management (not sure what the purpose of this part of the entry relates to)
    • related to job description
    • I'm unclear how to 'force' it to be singular. The template is also changing assigned to assigneds
    • Here's my proposed definition: Flexible clause in job description that allows management to expand specified duties an employee is expected to perform. This is generally preferred by supervisors, and opposed by stronger unions.
    • Possible usage example is in the candidate entry.
    • I've created the entry, but I'm enough of a newbie that I don't know how to over-ride the default of 'plural' since the idiom has the word 'duties' in it.
    • Thanks !

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Apparently sutorian is a variant of sutorial. There is a plant genus Sutorious and possibly some bird species, but I can't find the word used as an adjective. Cnilep (talk) 08:18, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

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Doesn't this seem sort of SoP? (Just saying that because I also found spinning kick. Could one find the definition of this term at spinning + backfist? Philmonte101 (talk) 04:55, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

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  • ulnar loop- a term used in classifying fingerprints, as well as in diagnosing congenital disorders like Down's Syndrome

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  • UniWB Unitary White Balance. Photographic term. [1] and also [2]

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  • wreck grab - heavy machinery used in shipwreck salvage

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  • yabbo - From the Spectator: "Gloriously though, that’s all validated, because he seems to have no social-climbing pretensions at all. He acts, shouts and lives like a yobbo done good, and so class-ridden Britain gets to call him one and not feel bad about it." Supposing it means a yahoo or a skeet or something. Kevlar67 (talk) 16:30, 8 August 2016 (UTC) It says yobbo. Equinox 16:43, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

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References and notesEdit

This section is meant to assist in the production of definitions by providing supporting citations. Wherever possible, please keep supporting evidence with the entries it is meant to be supporting.

  1. ^ http://blog.kasson.com/?page_id=2466
  2. ^ http://www.malch.com/nikon/UniWB.html
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