Wiktionary:Requested entries (English)

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English to Middle EnglishEdit

Please include Middle English reference entries from noted linguist JRR Tolkien available in public domain Project Gutenberg. "A Middle English Vocabulary" by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien available at Project Gutenberg.


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  • -mone, w:Kairomone says "coinage using the Greek καιρός (kairos) opportune moment, paralleling pheromone", could -mone be a suffix in this case? And other cases, or else I wouldn't list it. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:39, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Pretty much everything from w:Armlock such as americana (English) keylock, kamura, and so on. Mglovesfun (talk) 21:57, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
  • -id - the suffix used to form dynastic descriptors for Eastern European, Middle Eastern, and Asian dynasties - as in Abbasid, Timurid, Nasirid, Rurikid, Přemyslid, Genghisid, Bagratid, Sassanid, Safavid, Afsharid, Solomonid, etc.
  • -odd - as in "twenty-odd"


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A 2011Edit

  • æcirn (Needs [Modern] English) = æcern OE for acorn
  • ædility, ægemony, æger, ægirite, æneid, æolic, æolipyle, æolipile, æolist, æolistic, æonial, æschynite, æsculapian, æsthesodic, æsthesodic, æstive, æstuate, æstuation, æstuous, æviternity, ævum (all from SOED)
  • Ælfric (from MQD)
  • æolis (from Appendix:Words that may be spelled with a ligature)
  • Ampère's rule
  • antibody mediated response
  • Athenæum

A 2012Edit

  • aequoreal (< Latin aequoreus + -al) = marine, oceanic
  • alpha hinge - alpha hinge at OneLook Dictionary Search - Google "alpha hinge" (BooksGroupsScholarNews Archive) sense 1 oncology, sense 2 helicopters, sense 3 mech engg
  • alychne See Wikipedia
  • Ameritard/ameritard
  • angle shoot, poker slang, to bend the rules. Mglovesfun (talk) 09:35, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Anglo-Saxon-Celtic
  • aptagram (an apt anagram, eg, "I'm a dot in place" for "decimal point"; is this used outside discussions of wordplay?)
  • aryepiglottic
  • autogeosyncline
  • autopolar, autopolarity: senses for geometry and/or electricity?

A 2013Edit

  • acyron: The use of a word repugnant or contrary to what is meant. Related word: Catachresis 16:44, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
  • alternating least squares: in geometry+
  • anarcho-communism
  • anarcho-communist
  • artifactitious (see artefactitious which is given as an alt form of this missing word)

A 2014Edit

  • a long time coming - looks idiomatic to me ---> Tooironic (talk) 02:48, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
  • allomorphy
  • anentropic - seems to mean something like "overcoming the tendency toward entropy"
  • anti-Gentile
  • anti-Gentilism
  • anti-Nazi
  • anti-Semitist
  • around one's ears (as a building may fall apart etc.)
  • artist's conception - common term, but no definitive sources (nuanced meaning not readily derived from artist + conception)
  • as much as the next guy — idiomatic? not sure.


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B 2011Edit

  • back in the saddle again => back in the saddle + [again] OR [back] + in the saddle ("in control", found in MW Online, for example) + [again]?
  • baked and served (idioms?), like home and hosed etc.
  • backup friend
  • Bæ-
  • Bætyl
  • base of operations - surprisingly, lots of hits on OneLook ---> Tooironic 13:58, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
  • basosquamous
  • Bayamón
  • bet out: in poker
  • bibi or Bibi - means wife or Miss in Urdu (بی بی possibly?) used in English to mean "Missus". I have at least one English citation. Not sure whether to capitalize or not —JakeybeanTALK 18:47, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
I wonder if it comes from حَبيبيw:Habibi? The ending would be wrong for a women in Arabic, but it might have lost that distinction in the transition to Urdu. Chuck Entz 07:25, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
  • (the) biter bit
  • blackjack and hookers
  • block model: we have blockmodel as alt spelling, but what is this?
  • Bœhmenism *Böhmenism?
  • Bœhmenist *Böhmenist?
  • Bœhmenite *Böhmenite? Chuck Entz (talk) 00:46, 10 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Bœotarch
  • Bœoetia
Probably a misspelling or variant of Bœotia, no? Cnilep (talk) 08:07, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Bœotize
  • Bœotic
  • boæ
  • Bràila
  • brasshat: slang for some military person? general?
    This is a two-word phrase ("brass hat") and is listed in various other print and online dictionaries. — Paul G (talk) 10:48, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
    Note it also does occur as one word brasshat, easily found in Google Books.
  • brontoscopic calendar (maybe brontoscopic by itself? not sure) DTLHS (talk) 23:19, 6 March 2014 (UTC) See brontoscopic at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • bruize
  • built-in obsolescence - See: w:Planned obsolescence
  • bunga bunga - "marvellous" originating in the Dreadnought Hoax

B 2012Edit

  • backround (misspelling? dialectism?)
  • backshell, a part of an electrical connector or other electrical device
  • back shell, backshell: this may be NASA usage (as in a reentry vehicle back shell)
  • bar shot
  • barod
  • beehacker
  • behalfism
  • bench strength
  • Bidpai -- I also wish for a Polish translation of this name. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 04:15, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
  • binner, numerous Scots/Irish dialectal senses missing
  • binyan (Hebrew verb pattern?)
  • biofraud
  • bitcom
  • bitlegging
  • blurbification
  • body fossil
  • bollard condition: refers to a ship that is towing, or, more ideally, pulling against a bollard or fixed point; used for evaluation of propeller performance and design
  • boncentration bamps. Alternative form of concentration camps found in Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Has many non in-universe usenet hits. — Ungoliant (Falai) 04:25, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
  • bradree, bradreeism, Bradree, Bradreeism
  • brightsizing
  • brohug
  • buckraker
  • bullbutter
  • bullyproofing
  • businesscrat
  • busyful = [a busy time, as in retail the Christmas season]
  • buzzfeed
  • beads and flutes

B 2013Edit

  • bad mojo
  • barrow boy
  • bath chaps a dish made with pigs cheeks
  • beenest — attestations: [1], [2]
  • battu, listed in batterie
  • bee up one's ass
  • Bierce — a surname, as in Ambrose Bierce
  • bitch-jumper (what the Hell does this mean).
  • bizarre magic - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 02:22, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Blatino or blatino
  • boobied
  • bodyweight exercise, a exercise where the body's own weight is used, no tools or aids. Alternatively add something to bodyweight. For example a bodyweight exercise does not mean obtaining a weight your own weight and using it for exercises. Bodyweight training also seems to exist.
  • boog (needs English, unfortunately).
  • bothy or bothie, person who is ambidextrous
  • boy off, UK slang I think
  • brace oneself
  • brasiery
  • brasque
  • braziery
  • breign
  • buccal pumping - -sche (discuss) 02:23, 17 April

B 2014Edit

  • bachelor griller - 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)
  • bagman - assistant (perhaps to a British police inspector?) https://www.google.com/search?q=endeavour+bagman
  • buckwagon


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C 2011Edit

  • canopy mark - something involving Roman numerals in classical Latin text.
  • castle rail -- part of the frame of a car located by the sill / rocker panel, possibly British
  • choke chain / choker chain - the type of leash ---> Tooironic 12:50, 18 September 2011 (UTC) choker, choker collar
  • coaster brake - see w:Bicycle brake#Coaster brakes
  • colorification
  • consciousness raising / consciousness-raising - see Wikipedia page
  • controlled variable in science
  • Coolin From a poem by James Stevens "The Coolin" (Supposedly from the Irish chúilfhionn, meaning "long hair")
  • courve - a non-Jewish woman; a shiksa ([3]? [4])

C 2012Edit

C 2013Edit

  • cabinet of curiosities
  • call (him) on the table
  • cardice - synonym of 'dry ice'; UK term for solid carbon dioxide (capitalised, is a trade name)
  • career path - probably a set phrase ---> Tooironic (talk) 01:38, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
  • catnav, GPS system for tracking cats. Perhaps not attestable. Mglovesfun (talk) 09:02, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
  • cat pads, the fleshy bit on the bottom of a cat's paw. Maybe just as pads or even pad. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:29, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
  • cetotheres. Source: The pygmy right whale Caperea marginata: the last of the cetotheres
  • Chagigah, Chagiga, Hagigah, Hagiga (“the voluntary sacrifices offered at the three great feasts [viz. Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles]”)
  • Chajnantor (proper noun) - a settlement(?) in Chile; used in articles on sky observations (ESO). Needed: English pronunciation of the word. Josh L. (talk)
  • chequerboarding
  • chew the rag
  • chosen one. Usage in fiction and religion seems to be idiomatic. — Ungoliant (Falai) 22:16, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
  • coined name see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctioned_name Gtaf (talk) 05:26, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
  • colaz (see w:Colaz) S a g a C i t y (talk) 09:51, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
  • color banding
  • commentator's curse. Mglovesfun (talk) 20:49, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
  • comparison rate, In Australian finance, some sort of all up cost for loans. (probably a specific formula for consumer loans including mortgages required by regulation for consumer protection)
  • counterprogramme
  • country gentleman, country gentlemen - a phrase used in this dictionary S a g a C i t y (talk) 20:53, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
  • cousinfucker
  • crocard (given as a synonym of pollard "coin of low value") in a Old French text with an English context. A web link indicates that it was coined during the reign of Edward the ?th XIIIth/XIVth century. borrowed in Old French --Diligent (talk) 15:17, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Cuntada
  • cut signature, cut sig, cut autograph, or just cut - in memorabilia market, an autograph or signature on a piece of paper, rather than a ball or bat (or photo or book?).

C 2014Edit

  • canale, (needs English) a gutter like device with an open end
  • cast down
  • central casting
2014 April 1, Roger Cohen, “The case for Scotland”, International New York Times, page 9:
The fact that David Cameron, the conservative prime minister, is a plummy-voiced, Eton-educated, upper-class Brit from central casting has played into [Alex] Salmond's hands.
Added as from central casting and out of central casting. Central Casting is an American company which specializes in casting extras. It might be possible to create an idiomatic definition of central casting/Central Casting, e.g. "a notional place from which people who perfectly represent a particular stereotype originate," but this seems clunky and overly complex to me. -Cloudcuckoolander (talk) 03:56, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Great! — Cheers, JackLee talk 19:02, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
  • civil celebrant, my granddad who has an atheist had his ceremony led by a civil celebrant. We do have celebrant though. Renard Migrant (talk) 14:48, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
  • construction soldier - Bausoldat
  • construction unit
  • co-painter
  • counterphobic


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D 2011Edit

  • dégagé (needs English) [?I would have said that this was just a French word used in code-switching? Is there usage as an English word?] Dbfirs 07:26, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
  • démodé (needs English) [as above] Dbfirs 07:26, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
  • deramp vb: two senses? as in "phase deramping function" and "deramp the loads so we could truck them the rest of the way"
  • développé (needs English)
  • devoré (needs English)
  • dielectricum
  • dispred, disspread—Alternate spellings of dispread
  • distingué (needs English)
  • distinguée (needs English)
  • doodie head - enough hits on Google Books to justify an entry ---> Tooironic 08:46, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Dōm-bōc
  • donnée (needs English)
  • dos-à-dos (needs English)
  • double-spacing - hits on OneLook ---> Tooironic 02:57, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
  • drain fly
  • drap, Bad, Rubbish, Not very good. English Slang, originating from the West Country, now commonly heard in London, Liverpool and parts of Athens
  • drap d'été
  • dropped off canvas, which appears to be used when a character no longer physically appears in a series (see w:Special:Search/Dropped off canvas)
    The sense in the quotations seems to be verbal rather than adjectival, so this should probably be given as drop off canvas or drop off the canvas. — Paul G (talk) 10:56, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
  • dum* - Encarta says South Asia : steamed: cooked by steaming [< Hindi dam]. --Porelmundo 10:49, 23 April 2011 (UTC)
  • dyæsthesia
  • downvalue

D 2012Edit

  • dadding
  • day scholar
  • demall
  • developed country, developing country and undeveloped country - I don't think these are SoPs ---> Tooironic (talk) 12:43, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
  • diabology
  • digifeiter
  • directronic
  • downager
  • downaging
  • dragfooted
  • drailing
  • drowning chain - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 22:48, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
  • diabolist, someone who practises diabolo. Not sure about attestability or I would add it myself. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:00, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
  • dwarf wall - hits on OneLook ---> Tooironic (talk) 12:23, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
  • dunderfuck

D 2013Edit

  • Daneland
  • dash cam/dash cams/dash camera/dash cameras - new devices that I'd not heard of until news items today. S a g a C i t y (talk) 14:50, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
  • déclassé - another meaning which I've encountered in certain texts is along the lines of a "déclassé intellectual" or bohemian, someone who has been de-classed, that is, someone who no longer holds a class position. it'd be great if someone better at finding words could find some sources for this meaning
  • delayal — noun form of "delay", but is this correct? incorrect? hypercorrect? prescribed? proscribed? dialectal?
  • demoKKKracy or demokkkracy
  • diagnostic overshadowing
  • dinkey - alternative form of dinky or dinghy
  • dirt track - should be easy enough
  • discoordination, dyscoordination similar to incoordination but indicates partial coordination instead of a virtual lack thereof
  • django
  • DLLME (dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction)
  • do me a favour, as in "that's nonsense; that's ridiculous". Mglovesfun (talk) 11:41, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Donnie/Donny, colloquial name for Doncaster. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:49, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
  • don't sweat it
  • doozy (adjective)
  • Dr. Pawan Kumar Bharti Environmentalist, Scientist, Antarctician, Poet, Editor
  • drop the hand Ireland, dated. Verb meaning to engage in sexual petting. I can't get the tenses right or I'd do it.
  • drylongso, african american word for "ordinary" or "getting by with very little". previously deleted as a book title, its the title of 2 books, but existed long before these books were published. part of the poorly documented afr am linguistic/oral history. ref: [9]
  • drop-crotch: 1. baggy trousers with extra space below crotch area, a.k.a. harem trousers; 2. some kind of tree pruning technique.

D 2014Edit

  • Darfuri: Of, from, or pertaining to, Darfur. Main Wikipedia article on Darfur makes use of the term as well as news sources. e.g. The Economist
  • dead-on, see definition here
  • death style & death-style
  • debtocracy
  • diagnosticity
  • disambiguation, as used in this sense: "Here, chew on this, it's Zingiber disambiguation. It'll slow down the poison's effects." Can't find the quotation nor any other use that would fit this sentence. Equinox 17:21, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Deathbat
  • dun dun dun


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E 2011Edit

  • easy for someone to say, as in "easy for you to say!"
    Probably should be that's easy for someone to say as that's the form it almost always appears in. — Paul G (talk) 10:59, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
  • emprize
  • enarmes — a medieval weapon detail (see w:enarmes and here: “Enarmes: The straps on the back of a knight's shield.(*)”; no more sources found; I'm interested in some pronunciation)
  • especialisation/especialization
  • especialise/especialize
  • ethnoventionist
  • euhymenium
  • expository preaching - see w:Expository preaching

E 2012Edit

  • échauguette (needs English) écoute édition de luxe élève (Needs English) engagé (needs English) engagée (needs English) épergne éperlan epizoöty epoché éprouvette épure Equæval étagère (needs English) État Major étrier (needs English)
  • earballs earthship ecolonomics endism ergomorphic exonorm extinctor
  • endotestal, exotestal and endotegmic, exotegmic
  • EPiC Electronic Publishing Cycle (especially as used by news media organizations)
  • exposure rate as it relates to radiation
  • eqwal - a red and green woodpecker
  • edge tool

E 2013Edit

  • earie / on the earie -- to eavesdrop. Dictionaries of slang seem to prefer "on the earie". google books:"on the earie"
  • eat shit: fall face down
  • eccentric target
  • eff why eye
  • EFS (medicine: Event-Free Survival; see Wikipedia article on Disease-free survival)
  • egologic
  • egological
  • egologist
  • egology
  • essentiability
  • existential security
  • expection
  • eye'd
  • eye'll
  • eye'm
  • eye've

E 2014Edit

  • everyday life: obvious sum of its parts
  • evilutionary
  • evilutionist
  • eisegetic
  • eisegetical


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F 2011Edit

  • fabulacy
  • feal and divot or perhaps fuel, feal, and divot: see [10]. SOP??​—msh210 (talk) 18:00, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
  • feat* - Apparently it also can mean a "dangling curl of hair"? [11] ---> Tooironic 07:09, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
  • ferlie Scottish English "wonder". See ferly.
  • fightclub - I've seen this used outside of the movie ---> Tooironic 07:35, 7 April 2011 (UTC)
  • first rodeo - American slang; most commonly used in the phrase "this isn't my first rodeo" ---> Tooironic 12:03, 17 March 2011 (UTC) See also been to the rodeo. DCDuring TALK 02:21, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
  • flow-on / flow-on effect - pretty common expression ---> Tooironic 06:21, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
  • fly high - hits on OneLook ---> Tooironic 22:24, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
  • focusing screen - a thing in used in photography
  • forma mentis: used on some pedia pages, also in German: “An die bisherige Kultur, die “forma mentis” des Umgangs mit Kapital und die Grundmechanismen des internationalen Finanzsystems…”
    • In Latin, forma mentis would mean "form of the mind", so "frame of mind"?
  • foundation scholar
  • four to the floor, four-to-the-floor: w:Four-on-the-floor
  • fraud squad - hits on OneLook ---> Tooironic 13:48, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
  • frontstage/front-stage/front stage: seems to deserve its own entry to me, in comparison to backstage
  • fuetgo (international bicycle tour of the Americas for peace) September 2011
  • funicity (has a science or social science meaning or meanings - -sche 21:51, 17 February 2011 (UTC))
  • fuzznut

F 2012Edit

  • face cream - surprised we don't have this ---> Tooironic (talk) 06:04, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
  • fatal instinct
  • fetial - http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/archive/2012/01/04.html
  • facies antonina
  • facies bovina
  • facies dolorosa
  • fáinne (needs English) Faröelite Fátima Fernando Póo Fès fête champêtre (needs English) filé (needs English) flânerie (needs English) flâneur (needs English) fléchette (needs English) Fräulein (needs English) frisé (needs English) Fröbel führer (needs English) Fürth (needs English)
  • false primary - something to do with the primaries (i.e. primary feathers) of birds, but I'm not sure what exactly.
  • fampool
  • farmageddon - protologism?
  • farmscraper
  • fastpacking
  • feedblitz
  • femaleist
  • fibershed
  • filecard => file card - file card at OneLook Dictionary Search - Google "file card" (BooksGroupsScholarNews Archive) in the sense of "a paperboard card for filing" rather than "card for a file (tool)"
  • fiscal cliff - the term has been around just about long enough to pass CFI.
  • fiscal transfer - from what I've read, seems to be idiomatic ---> Tooironic (talk) 15:45, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • flanchey - someone who wears something and style wrongly, arrogant person
  • fleshwriter
  • flexplace
  • flop sweat
  • fluffragette
  • folding poem
  • foliologist
  • forelash
  • forrader - Seems to be British. Listed by Oxford - a non-standard rendition of forwarder (further forward}
  • franglophone
  • freeconomics
  • freshmore
  • friendsourcing
  • fritlag
  • frog's march
  • frontfire
  • frontrunneritis
  • fullholder - Ordinary Prussians
  • full-stop landing
  • fold away

F 2013Edit

  • feli- (prefix meaning "of or related to cats")
  • fellfield, fell field - -sche (discuss) 18:35, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
  • final user — see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22470691
  • fish-horn — very annoying horn used by fishmongers to announce that the catch is in — see [12]
  • flying mile/kilometer- Average speed measured over a distance of exactly one mile or kilometer, where all intentional acceleration is performed before entering the measured mile, and all slowing is performed after leaving the measured area.
  • flow-on, from Australia, New Zealand?
  • flull, a mixture of flan and fluff, reference Jeremy Brockey from MN
  • fluxioned - geological term
  • folk psychology (it has a Wikipedia article.)
  • for my sins ironically, e.g. "They made me captain, for my sins"
  • friends in high places or have friends in high places
  • free roam and free-roaming
  • fruitious - see here

F 2014Edit

  • femmagist, an artist who 'reorganizes masculine points of view' to allow female signifiers; a word coined by Miriam Schapiro -- see femmage
  • fixed that for you - see FTFY
  • flossy pork - English for Chinese 肉鬆
  • fractional freezing
  • freakonomics
  • freeze distillation


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G 2011Edit

  • Gahan given name
  • gearjammer
  • genetic marker
  • gentle or simple (dated), used in e.g. Thomas Hardy, something like "of any kind whatsoever"; also gentle and simple and negative gentle nor simple
  • get past
  • ghost-riding: Ghost-riding, see Questionable Content 1874 for a quote
  • gidji a common term in Australian English (esp., WA) for a w:Hawaiian sling-like underwater projectile fishing spear that is the eponym of the 2010 film, The Gidji, starring prolific Aussie television actor, Blake Davis. It comes from a Noongar (southwest WA) word, meaning "hunting spear". Warmest Regards, :)—thecurran Speak your mind my past 05:02, 24 August 2011 (UTC)
  • glow starter / glow igniter
  • go a bundle on: 1990, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens, Corgi, p.310: Hell did not go a bundle on failures. See the free dictionary
  • grand opening - w:Grand opening
  • grandcousin
  • granther - old man; grandfather
  • gross indecency - legal term ---> Tooironic 12:50, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
  • gumptious
  • gutter rhyme

G 2012Edit

  • galère (needs English) gardaí Gaspé Gaspé Peninsula gefüllte fish, gefülte fish gemütlichkeit Göta Canal Grand Pré Guaporé
  • genarian
  • geolocalise, geolocalize
  • geriatrophile
  • giraffiti
  • gladiation
  • globish
  • globitarian
  • glowboy
  • gork
  • graybar
  • greeners - as a noun, usually plural, to describe recent immigrants
  • greenscamming
  • grimp see "List of Pangrams", "Perfect Pangrams in English (26 letters)", "Without abbreviations, acronyms, contractions, initialisms, proper nouns or Roman numerals".
  • gut-shot
  • Gyrwas — w:Gyrwas. A toponym of Britain's: pronunciation needed. Lincoln Josh (talk)

G 2013Edit

  • gaolering
  • genetically challenged - see challenged#Adjective
  • a girevik a kettle-bell lifter. From russian?
  • glamourama
  • glass cannon
  • go a bundle on, see definition here
  • GOAT (greatest of all time). Mglovesfun (talk) 14:27, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • goozer from songdogs, Colum McCann, p. 115, "Ah, go on, give us a goozer
  • grammatophobia
  • to grow apart
  • Greco-Egyptian
  • GTID used in the travel/airline businesses. Something to do with GDS pseudo city codes.
  • gular pumping - -sche (discuss) 02:23, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Güntherian (adj): which Günther?
  • gutfeel


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H 2011Edit

  • Hankyung: a Korean province(?) — w:Hankyung. Josh L.
  • Hasaean Source: BBC-Languages-Other-Arabic-10_facts... Also found on Wiki-Answers*.
  • heat sink compound
  • heat sink paste
  • heat transfer compound
  • helm port, the hole in a sailing ship's counter through which the rudder stock passes 06:51, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
  • heuristic task analysis
  • high-center or high-centre - To get a vehicle stuck in such a way that the drive wheels are ineffective.
  • high context culture / low context culture - see their respective Wikipedia articles ---> Tooironic 06:06, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
  • high-stakes - http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/business-english/high-stakes 00:14, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
  • honorand: the recipient of some type of honor.
  • hoppus foot, hoppus ton: measures of timber
  • horn timber, A heavy longitudinal timber that angles upward from the stern to support the underside of the fantail.
  • horse and hattock
  • hotlips, a word explained here and there.
  • hotplugging: in computing, might be plugging in a device when the computer is turned on (USB-style)
  • hypoventilate - i.e. to suffer from hypoventilation; seems attestable via GoogleBooks ---> Tooironic 15:03, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
  • hyper-injunction A "hyper-injunction" is similar to a super-injunction but also includes an order that the injunction must not be discussed with members of Parliament,
  • hyperlinear
  • hysterodynamic

H 2012Edit

  • hackint
  • Hæm
  • halfalogue
  • haute école (needs English)
  • Haute école
  • Hawaiian appliqué
  • Helium (the Barsoom city-state)
  • Heliumetic (pertaining to the Barsoom city-state of Helium)
  • Helsingør
  • herdware
  • hillbillying
  • hobbel
  • hollowfibre, hollowfiber
  • homedebtor
  • hopeium
  • Huascarán
  • huncher
  • huppie
  • Hyæna
  • Hylæosaurus
  • hyperflier

H 2013Edit

  • hammer fist/hammerfist, martial arts. Mglovesfun (talk) 22:49, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
  • haustrae - a weird plural of haustrum?
  • haustration - something to do with a haustrum
  • have a wide stance — see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22470691
  • HSCT (medicine: hematopoietic stem cell transplantation; see Wikipedia article on Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation)
  • head loss pressure reduction in a fluid system because of frictional forces oipposing the flow. (Can't tell if we have this sense of head at head.) RJFJR (talk) 23:11, 24 March 2013 (UTC)
  • hi five, hi-five, high-five. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:08, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
  • high strangeness
  • hike the Appalachian trail — see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22470691
  • holocaust cloak
  • holophyletic group
  • honor among thieves/honour among thieves/honor amongst thieves/honour amongst thieves
  • horrorshow The Cassell dictionary of slang has this, both a negative sense derived from "horror show" and a positive sense it traces to the first and A Clockwork Orange.
  • how sausage gets made
  • Hongkonger, Hong Konger, Hong Kongite
  • hyperarchaic
  • hyperarchaism

H 2014Edit

  • hettie
  • hoomalimali to flatter from Hawaiian
  • heliotactic


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I 2011Edit

  • ideo-political - hits on Google Books ---> Tooironic 01:04, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
  • ideotype - q.v. Wikipedia
  • immunoturbidimetry
  • incident room – used on Time Team
  • incize
  • inconnexed
  • inconnexion
  • in copula
  • in miniature - hits on OneLook - seems to be a set phrase ---> Tooironic 07:35, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
  • in-state and/or in-state tuition - relates to the United States educational phenomenon where tuition at a university is lower for those students who have legal residence in the state where the university resides
  • institutional memory
  • isoflux
  • immachination - used in Thomas Pynchon's Grabvity's Rainbow

I 2012Edit

  • Ibagué idée reçue (needs English) Iguaçu Iguaçu Falls
  • ibón (loanword from Aragonese, needs English)
  • IGL@ - from Wikipedia
  • immunocow
  • improven
  • indurative
  • inflicted = inflicted instead of afflicted to refer to people with "inside" mental diseases such as Alzheimer and dementia
  • innernet
  • intellidating
  • introspectability
  • introspectibility
  • investomer
  • investorism
  • isoreticular: It is all over the scientific journals (try Science for starters).

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J 2012Edit

  • jack and jill (archaic use as measurement for wines, etc.)
  • Jaén
  • judæo-
  • Judæophobe, judæophobe
  • junk job

J 2013Edit

  • Japanistan
  • jessamy - compare the given name Jessamy --Makaokalani (talk) 15:58, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Jew York


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K 2011Edit

  • kakotopia - related to dystopia.
  • kegler - a bowler, apparently. -- Ken g6 05:21, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
    As in the hat? Or the person? Mglovesfun (talk) 20:37, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
  • kench - To laugh uproariously.
  • knevel reputedly an old Saxon or Early English word meaning moustache. Can this be verified?

K 2012Edit

  • karagane
  • karaya
  • karnal
  • karyogonad karyomicrosome karyomitome karyomiton karyomorphism karyophage karyoplasma karyoplasmolysis karyoplastin karyopyknosis karyopyknotic karyosome karyostasis karyostenosis karyotheca karyozoic
  • katathermometer
  • kathode
    Hyper-Greek spelling of cathode? Non-English spelling? —This comment was unsigned.
    Dunno what you mean by 'hyper-Greek'; it's etymological consistent so not hypercorrect. Mglovesfun (talk) 20:39, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
  • kato Looking for English language version of Japanese insult, common in old war comics.
  • kedani
  • kedlook
  • keirospasm
  • keloplasty kelosomia
  • keraphyllocele
  • kerat keratectasia keratein keratiasis keratic keratinases keratinophilic keratinosome keratoconjunctitis keratocricoid keratoderma keratodermatitis keratoectasia keratoepithelioplasty keratogenesis keratogenetic keratoglossus keratography keratohyal keratoidea keratokinase keratoleptynsis keratoleukoma keratomycosis keratonosis keratopachyderma keratophakia keratoplasia keratorefractive keratorrhexis keratorus keratosa keratosic keratotome
  • keroid kerotherapy
  • keshan
  • ketine
  • ketolase (compare phosphoketolase‎)
  • kidfox
  • kienbock
  • kinaesodic kinaesthesis kinanaesthesia kinemometer kineplastic kineplastics kinesalgia kinesi kinesialgia kinesimeter kinesio kinesiometer kinesioneurosis kinesipathist kinesthesiometer
  • kineto kinetocardiogram kinetocardiograph kinetocardiography kinetodesma kinetofragminophorea kinetoplasm kinetoplastida
  • kinety
  • kingae
  • kingstone
  • kininogenin
  • kinocentrum kinohapt kinomometer kinoyl
  • kioways
  • kirner
  • klatskin
  • klinokinesis
  • klipdachs
  • klopemania
  • kluyveromyces
  • knapbottle
  • knifeedge
  • knismogenic knismolagnia
  • koaita
  • koilocytosis koilosternia
  • kokama
  • kokoi
  • kolarian
  • kolytic
  • komenic
  • komtok
  • koniocortex
  • konze
  • kookoom
  • koplik
  • kopophobia
  • korarchaeota
  • koronion
  • kraurosis
  • kreotoxin
  • kukang
  • kukubird
  • kulakula — specific epithet of new frog species Cophixalus kulakula, from Kuuku Ya'u language [13] (English / Translingual / Latin / Kuuku Ya'u) "rocky place", and is a traditional name for the area where the species was discovered
  • kümmel
  • kurchi
  • kutauss
  • kymatism kymoscope
  • kyphos kyphotone
  • kyriolexy
  • kytomiton kytoplasma
  • kiddiot kiddydrome killboard knollism kyteplayer

K 2013Edit

  • keyword stuffing According to Google, this is the practice of certain webpages being filled with keywords (both relevant and irrelevant) to manipulate site rankings on search engines. (Eug.galeotti (talk) 06:04, 12 June 2013 (UTC))
  • kill your darlings
  • knife control
    To mean what? Other than the control of knives. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:07, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
It’s to accompany gun control. --Æ&Œ (talk) 02:31, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

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L 2011Edit

  • lean burn / lean-burn - see the Wikipedia article ---> Tooironic 14:13, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
  • less so - well, we have more so... ---> Tooironic 14:25, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
  • lesser mortal
  • lethetic - frequently in the collocation "lethetic reading"
  • let's be having you: stereotypical British policeman utterance of some kind
  • lithochromatic Relating to or produced by painting on stone.
  • live fast
  • low-class
  • lush worker, a type of criminal
  • lush roll, to beat up (and rob?) a drunk

L 2012Edit

  • lævo-rotatory lançado Landsmål (needs English) langue d’oïl Lapsus linguæ La Tène café latte, caffé late Le Châtelier’s principle Leucorrhœa Léopoldville Lérida
  • language of love
  • latron (< Latin latrō, latrōn- = mercenary, highwayman, brigand) = (obsolete) robber, brigand, plunderer
  • latronage (< latron, above) = (obsolete, rare) robbery, brigandage
  • lazyload
  • leadite
  • leftrail
  • lexicurious
  • lick and a promise
  • life-affirming - hits on OneLook ---> Tooironic (talk) 11:32, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
  • liturgical cult
  • loop tape - also figurative?
  • Lorraine Franconian - I don't know if this blog is like a Lorraine Franconian dictionary. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 02:54, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  • lullay - in carols, e.g. Lullay, mine liking or the Coventry Carol. -- Schneelocke (talk) 12:45, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

L 2013Edit

  • laithe - dialect word for barn
  • laithe house, a farmhouse attached to and in line with a barn (see https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Laithe_houses for examples)
  • lapsus oculi
  • lead, lead climb, lead climber, lead climbing - related terms in rock climbing.
  • -lect words:
  • legal high, seems to go beyond any high that's legal. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:50, 12 December 2013 (UTC)
  • levelised
  • like one's life depends on it - means the same as like one's life depended on it, but used with present and future tense, not past
  • limado*, a sparkling drink mentioned several times in Wodehouse's Jeeves books
  • Ling or LING, the Norwegian resistance movement of WW2.
  • little'un
  • longform and shortform, classes of film or advertisement? in e.g. Billboard magazine
  • long way around - probably synonym of "overly complicated", but not sure
  • LOD initialism for limit of detection (context|technology|analytical chemistry)
  • LOQ initialism for limit of quantitation/quantification (context|technology|analytical chemistry)
  • lotional — see Citations:lotional.
  • LOVEINT parody of SIGINT, HUMINT, NSA term for agents spying on potential love interests.
  • low profile/ low-profile
  • lycomania

L 2014Edit

  • leeward side - heaps of hits on OneLook, see also the Wikipedia article ---> Tooironic (talk) 08:55, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
  • logaoedic - adj and noun
  • lergy - alternative spelling of lurgy
  • line of thought — an expression I've heard being used many times, which I'm planning to use now on a definition of a word, but which doesn't have a page yet.
  • labiolingual - related to dentistry or orthodontics?


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M 2011Edit

  • Madinat (or madinat?). Used in tourist prospects as a class name ("Madinat Khalifa"); related pages: Medina and المدينة المنورة.
  • make windows into men's souls - used by the Queen. Means 'to lie'? Adamd1008 15:51, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
  • ma non troppo - apparently means "too much"/"excessively" in music ---> Tooironic 12:36, 3 September 2011 (UTC) I thought it meant "but not too much" Fugyoo 05:27, 17 September 2011 (UTC)
    Yeah it means "but not too much" —JakeybeanTALK 05:33, 17 September 2011 (UTC)
  • manouche - a type of "Gypsy jazz" pioneered by Django Reinhardt
  • many-splendored / many-splendored thing - common cliché ---> Tooironic 11:15, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
  • mean square - hits on OneLook ---> Tooironic 10:38, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
  • metacondition
  • metatypical
  • micropile -- (needs English) 1. A type of pile used in building/construction. 2. Opening in the seed coat which allows water to enter. 3. An opening in the membranes surrounding the ovum, by which nutrition is assisted and the entrance of the spermatozoa permitted.
  • middot - the symbol ·, punt volat in Catalan
  • Mímir - a giant in Norse legend guarding the tree of wisdom (Yggdrasil)
  • mono-fracture, from McLuhan's "Understanding Media": "To a much greater degree than Roman slavery, the specialism of mechanized industry and market organization has faced Western man with the challenge of manufacture by mono-fracture, or the tackling of all things and operations one-bit-at-a-time."
  • Morgaine as in w:Morgan le Fay, mainly because I do not know how to pronounce it. Also other persons from the Arthur saga: Igraine, Gawaine, Gwenhwyfar, Gwydion, Gorlois, Agravaine, Niniane, Viviane, Taliesin, Uwaine
  • motor skill - see Wikipedia article ---> Tooironic 03:21, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
  • multicover (maths)
  • Musnad or musnad Something about Semitic, Phoenician, or proto-Semitic alphabets. Sources: BBC-Languages-Other-Arabic-10_facts.. and some w:Musnad.
  • Mx, gender-neutral honorific that replaces "Mr" or "Ms" (per Wikipedia)

M 2012Edit

  • madrilène (needs English) madroña Mahé (needs English) maître d’hôtel (Needs English) malagueña Mälaren Mamoré Marajó Marañón marinière martelé (needs English) matinée coat matinée jacket Mayagüez Mayapán Mazatlán médaillon (needs English) Meknès ménage (needs English) Meroë meunière (needs English) Mílos Möbius syndrome Moçâmedes moiré effect mont de piété Mòoré Müllerian Müllerian mimicry Münchausen Münchausen’s syndrome
  • mad dog - 1. rabid dog (see mad 2. slang (c.f. dog and cat) angry / out of control person
  • maffluent
  • mancart
  • marchitecture: needs definition; WP article is confusing
  • master - “Music discs are mastered not burned”
  • Maury
  • mediaevalistic
  • mediarology
  • mee (type of Chinese noodles)
  • megashed
  • Menckenese
  • mercheen (slang for "machine", esp. when referring to a fire engine) -- Used x2 in en:WP, once without even implicit clarification by the context. tuned G-srch w/ 12 relevant hits in 1st 20 --Jerzyt 22:27, 6 August 2012 (UTC)
  • metamediary
  • metaphasis
  • mezzabrow
  • michio
  • microflyer
  • midpoint valuation
  • mince matters - hits on Google Books as an idiom, albeit a dated one ---> Tooironic (talk) 01:22, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
  • mindcasting
  • missionware
  • motanai (Japanese???) lifestyle and workplace policy against wastage.
  • murketing
  • minutiœ - is it some inflection of minutia?

M 2013Edit

  • macrographic
  • macrographical
  • macrographically
  • macromeric as in "These results suggest that the last common ancestor of Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes had a macromeric dermal skeleton." in anatomy of a fossil fish (from "A Silurian placoderm with osteichthyan-like marginal jaw bones"). It's clearly not a polymer (macromer). It appears to be the adjective for macromere.
  • MCU (also µC and uC) -- abbreviations for microcontroller [In Videoconferencing this is a Multi-Conference Unit, which allows many Endpoints (Codecs) to be connected in to one conference]
  • meritous
  • Mesopotamic (see Mesopotamia)
  • messer-upper
  • metamelomai
  • micro-location
  • misprogramme
  • minecraft I don't really know enough about the Wiki code to do proper citation and all that to make a new post, I'm still on a learning curve here :-P TrekkieSpeller
  • mixed culture
  • modesty bag, e.g. http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23486027. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:31, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
  • mom jeans
  • monarcho-fascist, monarchofascist, monarcho-fascism, or monarchofascism --biblbroksдискашн 09:32, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
  • moneyhatting A term used in videogame industry context to describe an exclusivity deal for any major console.
  • mother father - a euphemism for the 'infamous' vulgar word
  • Mukataa (Arabic: المقاطعة‎). W:Mukataa: Arabic word for headquarters or administrative center.
  • multilogism I think it's something like the belief that the laws of logic apply differently for different people. For example the Nazis claimed to follow "Arian logic" and opposed "Jewish Logic".
  • multiple orgasm
  • multiplism, multiplist
  • murder your darlings
  • musivisual language
  • mysterianism

M 2014Edit

  • meat floss - English for Chinese 肉鬆
  • meat wool - English for Chinese 肉鬆
  • more at


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N 2011Edit

  • negative priming
  • nobody bats 1.000, in reference to baseball, have heard it figuratively and non-baseball playing nations find it a mystery (like us in the UK). Mglovesfun (talk) 12:48, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
    Should be nobody bats 1000. "1.000" means "one" in English-speaking countries, not one thousand, which is "1,000". —

Paul G (talk) 11:17, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

  • In baseball, 1.000 is pronounced "a thousand", just as 0.300 is pronounced "three hundred". Mglovesfun (talk) 11:20, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
  • noize
  • not for worlds, e.g. "I wouldn't miss it for worlds"
  • not know one is born, as in "kids today don't know they're born" (are they foolish? spoiled? demanding?)

N 2012Edit

  • nanostalgia
  • nanothermal: 5 articles (2009-2013) in PubMed have "nanothermal" in title
  • nasendoscope, nasendoscopy
  • neurocinematics
  • neurosecurity
  • Nez Percé
  • Nihali - the name of a language?
  • Niterói
  • (there are) no flies on someone
  • no-doubter. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:30, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
  • nonexportive: Read it in an academic journal and don't know what it means Purplebackpack89 (Notes Taken) (Locker) 15:50, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
  • nontillion
  • nooksurfer
  • norteño (needs English)
  • no rush - would be great as an addition to the Phrase Book ---> Tooironic (talk) 06:59, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
  • nothing-but-collected: probably SoP, with hyphens to make adjectival; where did you see it?
  • nowever: surely there are enough citations available to undelete this?
  • nuclear stonewalling w:Nuclear stonewalling - sum of parts, note WP article is up for deletion
  • nukebot
  • numeronymous

N 2013Edit

  • neuroautonomic
  • night-watchman state
  • nonprogramme
  • NRM (medicine: non-relapse mortality)
  • nonsequitous
  • Nymwars / nymwars - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 00:55, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  • no sooner (No sooner has a drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one.)

N 2014Edit

  • naked light - as on a warning sign "no smoking or naked lights"
    This is naked + light. Other expressions include naked flame, naked fire, naked bulb, etc. ---> Tooironic (talk) 08:57, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Neue Kerze - see English Wikipedia S a g a C i t y (talk) 05:19, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
  • nightcore - electronic music genre, is it? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 05:26, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
  • nincomshit
  • -nosis


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  • off-time, off time and offtime - many uses, including tech jargon in engineering and physics; and also film names

O 2011Edit

  • O clip
  • of one's word - e.g. "he's a man of his word" ---> Tooironic 12:12, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Omegaverse
  • on someone's part - e.g. "This was bad taste on his part." ---> Tooironic 11:56, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
  • open call, open-call
  • out ground, in cricket, a home ground that is not the club's main home ground

O 2012Edit

  • obamatard
  • Ogooué
  • onballer - gets over 100,000 Google hits. seems to be specific to Australian rules football, AFL -- apparently same thing as follower (Aussie football sense at the bottom)
  • on the wrong side of history - common idiom/cliche ---> Tooironic (talk) 03:34, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
  • opéra comique (needs English)
  • open book test - a test taken with an open textbook. or open-book test, since it's not a "book test" that is open.
  • ophiotaurus -- A Greek mythological ceature, isn't it? --Lo Ximiendo 06:53, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Örebro (needs English)
  • osotogari in judo
  • outbrain
  • Øresund
  • organizum - a one person organization
  • ornithoid - 1. (adjective) resembling a bird: birdlike. 2. (noun) a member of the Aves class of animals: a bird.
  • Oriental: Uruguayan
  • orthodontal
  • Otway
  • ouns
  • oxygen saturation - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 00:43, 8 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Ozæna
  • offglide - mentioned at ʳ as r-offglide and several thousand hits on GBC. --BiblbroX дискашн 22:35, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
  • one for the gipper
  • orthophonic

O 2013Edit

  • orr (blue-linked because of a Hungarian entry)
  • out back (as in "parked out back")
  • over and over again

O 2014Edit


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P 2011Edit

  • Palaeologan
  • Paleno
  • parabolic reflector - hits on OneLook, and there is a Wikipedia article ---> Tooironic 12:14, 12 June 2011 (UTC) Is this more than sum of parts as a reflector that is parabolic (shaped like a parabola)? RJFJR 19:55, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
  • paradize
  • pasimology — en.Wikipedia contains; 1 dictionary result.
  • patristic anthology
  • pavement as a verb, from whence pavemented and pavementing
  • pay way - or pay someone's way ---> Tooironic 10:25, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
  • peeksy - 'Come in and have a peeksy' (I still don't know what this word means) -- 21:07, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
  • photoconjunctivitis
  • piece to camera - see Wikipedia entry ---> Tooironic 12:34, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
  • plain-spoken
  • pleiomeric
  • plerematic / pleromatic (word, term, expression, etc) - apparently a translation of 实词 (a content-based word, as opposed to one with purely a grammatical function) ---> Tooironic 11:46, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
  • plunge bath
  • plutogenic hits on google books, something to do with chemistry related to plutonium. RJFJR 19:53, 23 October 2011 (UTC) - Can also see thorogenic (thorium) and uranogenic (uranium). Equinox 17:32, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
  • polonaize (Is this a misspelling of polonaise? RJFJR 19:58, 23 October 2011 (UTC))
  • practize
  • premize
  • press into
  • price flexing
  • princess consort: cf. prince consort
  • principal dancer / principal - can't believe we don't have this ---> Tooironic 11:09, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
  • probabilify
  • propaganda war - apparently has a specific meaning in journalism contexts ---> Tooironic 02:40, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
  • psychosensorial
  • public enemy number one = public enemy + number + one
  • public indecency - legal term ---> Tooironic 13:08, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
  • pudicly or pudically, or both, Mglovesfun (talk) 10:41, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
  • pulse voltammetry
  • purpose-built
  • put on hold - in telephony
  • puttings "The real reforms for which Socialism stands are very important, but I think these can be secured without accepting the extreme puttings of Socialistic doctrine. " Why I am opposed to socialism, 1913.--Prosfilaes 04:44, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Pyongan: a Korean province — w:Pyongan. Josh L.

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  • pack train - a line of pack animals
  • Pæan Pæon, pæon País Vasco (needs English) Palæocene, palæocene Panacæa Pasiphaë Pátmos pattée Pêche Melba Périgueux pétillant (needs English) Phæacian Phœbe Phœenix Pietà (needs English) piña cloth piñon jay piraña (needs English) pisé (needs English) più (needs English) plissé (needs English) Podestà Poë-bird Pœcile Pouilly-Fuissé Pouilly-Fumé pousse-café (needs English) præcaval Prænomen Præternatural Prætexta Prætorian Prætorium Précieuse prêt-à-porter procès-verbal (needs English) Provençale ptomaïne
  • pain d'épice - was wanting to add a French entry, but cannot think of an English translation. Isn't it just pain d'épice? Mglovesfun (talk) 11:56, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
  • pandey
  • pan-Scandinavian
  • paperazzi
  • paradessence
  • parazygosphenal
  • parriage, the union of same sex couples, synonym for domestic partners
  • paultard
  • penturban
  • pharmer
  • phœnigm
  • photolurker
  • pickade
  • placemaking
  • placeshift
  • plantgating
  • plusone
  • podcatching
  • podjacking
  • pondage - hits on OneLook ---> Tooironic (talk) 03:32, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
  • poofery - seems attestable according to Google Books. See also wankery. ---> Tooironic (talk) 00:03, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
  • poonam
  • poopology
  • popsical
  • pornopatch
  • portafuel
  • pou sto -- used in English, maybe should have diacritic mark -- a basis of operation. (Greek: where I may stand)
  • prebituary
  • precrimination
  • prematted
  • pressure suit (à la Felix Baumgartner). Mglovesfun (talk) 10:52, 8 November 2012 (UTC)
  • prevenge
  • puffle
  • punditeer
  • pygmalionism

P 2013Edit

  • Palestinkian or palestinkian
  • palliator (one who palliates or alleges extenuating considerations”, “an extenuator)
  • peer group (c.f. dictionary.com)
  • pedestrian hacker, or do we need another meaning for pedestrian.
  • people smuggling and people smuggler - see Wikipedia article ---> Tooironic (talk) 23:56, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
  • percine, of or related to perch (fish) ?
  • perikron: periastron around the planet Saturn, from the Greek name of Saturn, Kronos
    "I kept chugging away on ion, adjusting my path so I’d hit perikron in the B ring with orbital velocity." (James L. Cambias, Balancing Accounts, Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 2008)
  • perikrone: perikron
    "[…] when Titan was at perikrone and one at apokrone, and two inclined passes – also at perikrone and apokrone." (Robert Hanbury Brown, ‎Jean-Pierre Lebreton, ‎John H. Waite, Titan from Cassini-Huygens, 2009)
  • Susana Frech, Stefan Frech, Fachwörterbuch Astronomie Englisch-Deutsch, Norderstedt, 2011 also has periarcion, peribothra, pericynthion, pericytherean, pericytherion, perihadon, perihermion, perijove, perikrition, perimelasma, perinigricon, periposeidon, perisaturnium, periselene, periuranion, perizene
  • PFS (medicine: progression-free survival; see Wikipedia article on Progression-free survival)
  • pharmacian
  • photoreportage - needs English
  • piggle -- verb, to piggle. Present in the OED from the 19th century, still in use currently, it means to fiddle with something.
  • pizza nigger
  • plumptious - as used by Nigella Lawson in an interview, and in Bridget Jones's Diary ---> Tooironic (talk) 09:35, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
  • postprint
  • pot-au-feu - adjective. Presumably borrowed from French.
  • predicate noun
  • preprogramme
  • pricklet
  • Priental - The name of a clipper ship, circa 1849. Possibly from adjective word. *** This is the valley of the Prien River in southern Bavaria (Tal means valley), a very scenic locale in the foothills of the Alps where the Pope lived for a while as a boy. I'm not so sure that the name itself is significant enough for a dictionary entry, though: Wikipedia doesn't even mention the river or the valley- just the towns in the area. Chuck Entz (talk) 03:56, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
  • prim and proper
  • primae noctis, comes up in Braveheart the film (in English). We have a Latin entry ius primae noctis. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:50, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
  • proxmired, Proxmired: based on w:William Proxmire, that article defines it as "to unfairly obstruct scientific research for political gain", which I'm not sure really covers it.
  • Psychasthenia from Wikipedia Ineuw (talk) 23:24, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
  • public general?
  • puff of logic
  • purrfect, blend of purr and perfect. Perfect in a cat context. Not sure if this is desirable even if it's citable (and no, I haven't checked). Mglovesfun (talk) 21:14, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
  • pussylicker
  • put into words
  • put the brakes on - common idiom; see hits on OneLook ---> Tooironic (talk) 03:46, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
  • pygg see Wikipedia entry - Is this a hoax? I can find nothing about this so-called pygg clay except modern explanations of supposed "piggy bank" etymology. Equinox 15:07, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

P 2014Edit

  • papeda - a category of citrus fruits
  • peebrain - I think the proper term is peabrain
  • PenTile, see definition here: trademark, unlikely to pass WT:BRAND? Equinox 16:53, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
  • phonelet [15]
  • plain saw, plain sawn, plain sawing
  • pollutagen
    • Although data are still new, these “pollutagens” seem to be on the rise. Furthermore, drug-resistant bacteria from humans have been found in sharks and seals, raising the chance that the bugs could mutate and reinfect humans, who might be ill equipped to fight them.
      • Christopher Solomon, How Kitty is Killing the Dolphins, Scientific American, 308 (16 Apr. 2013), pp. 72-77, doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0513-72
  • pork floss - English for Chinese 肉鬆
  • pork sung - English for Chinese 肉鬆
  • proseline [16]: Wikipedia jargon, won't meet WT:CFI
  • polyvariadic
  • prescriptionist
  • preslugged
  • press officer
  • press secretary
  • prophesyings — prophecies


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Q 2011Edit

  • quyght

Q 2012Edit

  • quà (has Italian but lacks English)
  • Quære
  • Quæstor
  • queerlord
  • Quinzième
  • quote stuffing

Q 2013Edit

  • Quotie (originated in Alberta, Canada yet directed towards women in New York State)--Daniel.gregory.lindsey (talk) 09:27, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Q 2014Edit

  • Quebecistan
  • quelle surprise (taken from the French phrase, used in English to sarcastically say "what a surprise", pronounced as the French is)


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R 2011Edit

  • ramifiable
  • rat bastard, slang phrase possibly pejorative? "You rat bastard...." (yes pejorative Fugyoo 13:47, 11 September 2011 (UTC))
  • redown - this link is interesting [17]
  • re-entrable
  • reflex camera
  • registered post - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic 05:09, 7 September 2011 (UTC)
  • reharling: some kind of repair/maintenance to a building. In Thomas Hardy and others.
  • remize
  • Rendulic
  • research and development - lots of hits on OneLook and a Wikipedia page - needs to link with the abbreviations R and D and R&D ---> Tooironic 13:38, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
  • retro-engineering / retro-engineer - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic 13:29, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
  • rosc, "... verse portions are in the so-called rosc, a measure distinguished by no stanzaic form and no rhyme, but by alliteration and a 'certain laconic and oracular diction'" s:Folk-Lore. Volume 4/Celtic Myth and Saga. Report of Research during the years 1892 and 1893#368
  • run dry - hits on OneLook ---> Tooironic 06:50, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

R 2012Edit

  • Ragnarök (needs English)
  • raison d’état
  • Rashîd
  • ratiné
  • RBM - in the field of neural networks, stands for "Restricted Boltzmann Machine" - an important recent breakthrough in the field
  • Réaumur scale
  • réchauffé (needs English)
  • réclame (needs English)
  • Rédacteur
  • red fellow (redfella)
  • redman, red man
  • régisseur (needs English)
  • renormalization group (Wikipedia). Mglovesfun (talk) 10:57, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
  • reparatist
  • répétiteur (Needs English)
  • retox
  • retoxification
  • retroware
  • revector
  • rhetographical (concerning rhetography)
  • rhetography (pictorial narration)
  • rhetological (concerning rhetorics)
  • right-on (see for example: [18])
  • rightshoring
  • Río de la Plata
  • Río Muni
  • ristra - an arrangement of drying chili peppers
  • ritzy glitzy - an English reduplication meaning full of Glitz.
  • rivière (needs English)
  • Rivière
  • Rivière-du-Loup
  • roading
  • roastmeat, roast meat
  • robo-signer also robo-signing (alternate spellings robosigner? robosigning?)
  • roche moutonnée
  • roin, royne - supposedly old words (one is an alt form of the other) for "bite, gnaw", used by Spenser, possibly not attested
  • Roisín Dubh
  • röntgenogram
  • röntgenograph
  • röntgenoscopy
  • röntgen ray
  • roshambo - Twice I’ve heard this (or maybe a homophone) referring to a game where two men alternatingly kick each other’s crotch. — Ungoliant (Falai) 23:13, 7 October 2012 (UTC) Google Books shows 'The term "Roshambo"— the process of settling a debate by kicking one another in the nuts until only one man is left standing— is introduced by Cartman here.'[19] from a South Park episode guide.--Prosfilaes (talk) 22:42, 10 October 2012 (UTC)
  • rotameleus
  • Rückumlaut
  • rumorazzi
  • rumortism
  • rumourtrage

R 2013Edit

  • racially challenged
  • redintegrative — See redintegrate and redintegration.
  • re-nig
  • repetitorium (pls. -ia, -iums)
  • Restricted Area - an area where no one but certain people can enter, see also exclusion zone
  • retardican, retardlican, Retardican or Retardlican
  • rethuglican or Rethuglican
  • Rifkinesque — Contrasted with extropian (see the 2001? quotation for the noun sense s.v.).
  • righteous indignation - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 00:33, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
    For those of you who are old enough, or young enough, it's also the name of the ship in Bucky O'Hare. Mglovesfun (talk) 23:51, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
  • roam free
  • Romanological
  • Romanologist
  • Romanology
  • Romanly or romanly
  • Romanomania
  • Romanophile
  • Romanophilia
  • Romanophilic
  • Romanophilism
  • Romanophobe
  • Romanophobia
  • Romanophone or romanophone
  • roneoed; one of the cites for Roneo actually uses this word, which is clearly a verb form, not a noun
  • royal commission - has two possible meanings, see the Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 23:11, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
  • run of the ball, used in snooker, a bit similar to rub of the green. I can't think of a good definition though. Mglovesfun (talk) 23:51, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

R 2014Edit

  • recognition of prior learning (RPL), prior learning assessment (PLA), prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 04:44, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
  • rift saw, rift sawn, rift sawing
  • rip a page from someone's playbook (also: take a page from someone's playbook)
  • rockness - see "the rockness" youtu.be/0CyMglakWoo?t=1m43s


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S 2011Edit

  • Samian ware
  • satellite TV / satellite television - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic 21:36, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
  • saxify - meaning to turn to stone. VenomousConcept (talk) 09:38, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
  • screaming meemies - hits on OneLook ---> Tooironic 11:32, 8 May 2011 (UTC) Cf. screaming meemie Equinox 21:10, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
  • see in the sense of 'I'll see if I can solve the problem'. I don't see how that's matched with any present definition, or at least if it is, it's not very clear. Cf other dictionaries which may have over 20 definitions for the verb where we have 7.
  • see about
  • segment -- missing linguistics sense
  • self-concept / self-conception - relatively common, hits on OneLook ---> Tooironic 01:51, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
  • self-censure - hits on OneLook ---> Tooironic 14:11, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
  • self-proclaiming
  • self-reinforcing - I think it has two meanings - one is "positive feedback", the other is the adjective meaning "sustaining itself" or something similar :| ---> Tooironic 13:07, 20 August 2011 (UTC)
  • semi-homemade
  • semiproletariat Nicoleta 01:23, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
    "Because control over land, the primary factor of production, was denied to them, the unpropertied majority of the white Appalachian population was transformed into an agricultural semiproletariat." (Wilma P. Dunaway, Slavery in the American Mountain South: "Slavery and Poor Whites in the Mountain South" 156, 2003)
  • set a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the Devil - proverb ---> Tooironic 12:24, 3 September 2011 (UTC)
  • sheetboard: packaging type?
  • shitty stick: Not sure if this should have an individal entry or be part of an expression. My attempt to add it was deleted with a scornful comment, and the deleter declined to explain his or her reasons.
  • shraum: Appears in the 11th section of the 10th chapter of Joyce's Ulysses. When speaking with Father Crowley and Simon Dedalus, Bob Dollard "wiped away the heavy shraums that clogged his eyes to hear aright".
  • shopsteading, shopstead, shopsteader
  • sidecast, side cast? in fishing
  • sidechannel: class of computer security vulnerability that "goes around the side", e.g. detecting keypresses by means of phone's accelerometer instead of via keyboard/touchscreen
  • sideline reporter: an Americanism that I think I can work out but would prefer an expert definition S a g a C i t y 14:28, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
  • single-phase (adjective and verb) single-phased (adjective and verb)
  • skyjack* but as a noun, a kind of platform on a scissor jack to get workers into high places. Possibly named for a company that produced them. Need a definitive citation or I'd have added it. RJFJR 21:32, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
  • slave catcher Nicoleta 04:15, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
  • slave to the wage - Hits on Google Books, and not just from the Placebo song [20] ---> Tooironic 08:35, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Slurvian
  • snapling* Appears to be an Israeli slang word for “rappelling” or “canyoning”
  • so as See so's
  • sofic: adjective in mathematics
  • Southern Ohlone
  • spacio-, combining form of space, I think? Mglovesfun (talk) 23:39, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
  • spatulation
  • specifier: linguistics/grammar sense missing. [21]Internoob (DiscCont) 04:35, 11 March 2011 (UTC)
  • spit feathers: means "to be parched/thirsty" but not sure about the POS. BigDom 11:20, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
  • splattergun (and cf. scattergun as in scattergun approach)
  • Sridevi (given name): Indian, Tamil name, from the name of one of the forms of Lakshmi
    Is it an English-language name though? ---> Tooironic 03:01, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
  • stairhall, stair hall
  • state honors No. plural of "state hono(u)r" - sum of parts - an hono(u)r bestowed by the state. SemperBlotto 11:51, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
    I'm not so sure. Mglovesfun (talk) 23:39, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
  • statistical noise
  • statutory exclusion [22]
  • sign any object, action, event, pattern, etc., that conveys a meaning.
  • stockgirl, stockwoman (compare stockman, stockboy)
  • subdermatoglyphic - The longest English word that does not use any letter twice, it contains all the letters except fjknqvwxz. Means "pertaining to the underlying layer of skin that defines the fingerprints," according to a superficial Google search. 10:33, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
  • subrack: something to do with rack-mounted computer equipment
  • suck the air out of (also "suck all the air out of") metaphorical usage recently become common in US at least. "To deprive another of what it needs to exist or thrive"?
  • surprisation (rare)
  • superjump in mathematics, related to hyperjump
  • super-primate / superprimate - seems to be attestable on GoogleBooks ---> Tooironic 10:28, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
  • swinging dick
    Cracked.com "...discoveries in science, medicine, astronomy and technology that made them the biggest swinging dick on the planet for several centuries"
    No Country For Old Men (film)" And by anybody I mean any swingin' dick"
  • swingtail and tailswing (aviation? parts of aeroplanes?)
  • switched on - adjective; hits on OneLook ---> Tooironic 13:10, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
  • swit swoo: onomatopoetic for wistling? See Scary Go Round

S 2012Edit

  • Saarbrücken (needs English)
  • Saint-Léonard
  • Saïtic - one of the branches of the Nile. Quote: Pierre Henri Larcher, William Desborough Cooley, Larcher's notes on Herodotus, 1844 : The seven mouths of the Nile then, from east to west, are the Pelusian, the Mendesian, the Bucolic, the Sebennytic, the Saïtic, the Bolbitine, and the Canopic. Such is the account of Heredotus. Other branches are the Tanitic (= Mendesian), Phatnitic, Phatnic or Phatmetic (=Bucolic), Heracleotic (=Canopic), Damietta (=Bucolic), and Rosetta (=Bolbitine).
  • salchichón (needs English)
  • Salé
  • salescritter
  • salicology - The study of willows.
  • same shoe - I'm told it is a fairly common idiom, basically meaning "same thing", as in: "I would not buy this book." "Same shoe." (i.e. "Me neither.")
  • San Cristóbal
  • San Miguel de Tucumán
  • Santería
  • Santorumania - enthusiasm for Rick Santorum
  • São Miguel
  • Sapræmia
  • sautoir (needs English)
  • Scandies (or scandies)
  • schooling age - this may be a set phrase, though I'm not sure - supposedly it refers to the age when children start school in a given country ---> Tooironic (talk) 23:04, 3 June 2012 (UTC), see school age
  • Seborrhœa
  • Sécateur
  • Semée, Seméed
  • señor (needs English)
  • señora (needs English)
  • Septæmia
  • Sept-Îles
  • Sèvres
  • sforzato (English entry needed; c.f. dictionary.com
  • shedista
  • shnovel
  • shortline railroad - described in English wikipedia
  • show around
  • showroomed
  • shruggism
  • Sidi-bel-Abbès
  • sightjogging
  • silometer noun. A device for measuring volume of bulk material, e.g. in a ship's hold.
  • sisbertize
  • Sjælland (needs English)
  • Skåne (needs English)
  • slivercasting
  • slowflation
  • smack bang/smack-bang - as in "smack bang in the middle of the festival season" - here, "smack bang" seems to be an idiom/fixed phrase - there are hits on OneLook as well ---> Tooironic (talk) 05:30, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
  • smartifact
  • smartsizing
  • smexting
  • sneakage and sweepage*: related to motion of gases
  • snickle verb
  • snortometer
  • sociétaire
  • société anonyme
  • socius (pl. socii; historical: states in “permanent” military alliance with Rome)
  • soliterraneous
  • sommité
  • songlifting
  • sonic boom as a verb. Mglovesfun (talk) 21:34, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
  • sonify
  • sonopuncture
  • sons bouchés
  • sonsie s:Nine Inch Will Please a Lady, Robert Burns
  • SOPA / Sopa - Stop Online Piracy Act
  • sorbetière (Needs English)
  • sorré
  • soufrière
  • Soufrière
  • Soufrière Hills
  • soulé (needs English)
  • soupé
  • Southern Oscillation
  • Soviet Jewnion
  • Spätlese (needs English)
  • spätzle
  • spear closet - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 10:34, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
  • spillback
  • spinnaker pole
  • Spiræa
  • splinternet
  • splott
  • splurchandising
  • sportianity
  • springspotter
  • spud washer https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%22spud+washer%22&num=20&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&tbo=u&as_qdr=all&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=C5_VUOH5BOTB0gX_-4DgDw&ved=0CEoQsAQ&biw=1325&bih=617
  • St-Émilion
  • St.-Étienne
  • St.-Lô
  • standard operating procedure - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 11:57, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
  • statutal
  • stegocephalous, stegocephalic, stegocephalid(s)
  • Stellæ
  • Stenopæic
  • stoplifting
  • storylining
  • storylist
  • streamies
  • stylometrician
  • succès de scandale
  • succès d’estime
  • succès fou
  • suicide attack
  • think the sun shines out of someone's ass (could be bum, backside etc Snickle noun, and could be "act like","treat like", "as far as he's concerned" etc)
  • superbackground (in superstring theory)
  • Supernovæ
  • suprême (needs English)
  • suprême sauce
  • surfacy = characterized by surface rather then depth
  • surfcaster
  • surgicalist
  • sutorial, sutorian, sutorious — adjectives from the Latin sūtōrius (of or belonging to a shoemaker or cobbler)
  • sweet-gale

S 2013Edit

  • sack of flesh
  • said nobody ever
    just literal isn't it? It's used in memes a lot, like you're doing it wrong, but has no idiomatic meaning. Mglovesfun (talk) 08:51, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
  • SCT (medicine: stem cell transplantation; see Wikipedia article on Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation)
  • seed farm - a farm for the purpose of making seeds? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 19:31, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
  • seismic shift
  • selective learner -- (one who only learns what is of interest to them. much like selective hearing, but with education)
  • shallow grave
  • shonda From Yiddish; google books:"a shonda" has many hits, sufficient ones not italicized.
  • signature strike -- 21:04, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
  • sinupallial (cf. sinupalliate)
  • sitzpinkler ("In Germany there is a derogatory term 'sitzpinkler' for a man who sits down to pee. It means he's kind of a wuss." [23])
  • six pointer (6 pointer, 6-pointer, etc.) a 'cliché' football term for a match between two sides close in the standings, because there is a potential six point swing if you contrast what a win for one team would do against what a win for the other time would do. Mglovesfun (talk) 20:25, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
  • slip one's moorings — see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22470691
  • social insurance - see Wikipedia article (also, a translation of 社会保险) ---> Tooironic (talk) 10:36, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
  • sopographical
  • Southern Africa (and possibly southern Africa)
  • Southern Gothic, see definition here. Main snags preventing me from adding it myself: Can I just copy&paste Collins English Dictionary's entry? How do I give them credit? – ὁ οἶστρος (talk) 14:07, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
    • No, you can't; that constitutes copyright violation. However, you can paraphrase their definition and cite them as an authority in a References section (see WT:ELE), but be sure to make an independent check of the accuracy and validity of their content. — I.S.M.E.T.A. 15:20, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
  • SPME (solid-phase microextraction) - see Wikipedia entry on Solid-phase microextraction
  • spermatophagy
  • star shower
  • stickfrog
  • stop surface. Come across in a question about apodisation; found in one dict. without explanation. Josh L. (talk)
  • such that
  • sugar palm
  • sun worshiper/sun worshipper, an avid sunbather. Mglovesfun (talk) 17:47, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
  • suppositio - From Latin, apparently a Mediaeval philosophical concept. embryomystic (talk) 11:19, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
    • suppositio discreta
    • suppositio naturalis
    • suppositio personalis
    • suppositio personalis confusa
    • suppositio simplex
  • survivor guilt
  • swamp nigger
  • sweat it

S 2014Edit

  • short sleeper - A person whose genetic makeup enables their body to require less sleep (6 hrs. or less) than the average night's sleep (8-9 hrs), with virtually no negative effects typically associated with sleep deprivation.
  • slow loris and slender loris - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 23:33, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
  • snoliday - the celebration held by children when school is closed resulting from a winter storm.
  • Snowdenista - More or less coined by Edward Lucas, Taking on the Snowdenistas, The Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2014
  • some1 = sum1
  • strawmander
  • sunlighting
  • sunny interval: sum of parts, interval = period of time
  • supercup in sports. Should be an easy definition
  • symbolic language - I keep seeing this term used in math/computer science contexts, where it seems to have a more specific meaning than just "language that uses symbols" —Mr. Granger (talkcontribs) 23:46, 22 January 2014 (UTC)


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T 2011Edit

  • tear about - to move about in a reckless manner
  • tear around - to move about in a reckless manner
  • teleocracy
  • tenancy in common - technical term in law; plenty of hits on OneLook ---> Tooironic 08:38, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
  • teretiform
  • thatch rake - a specific type of rake
    • Google shows a slightly larger number of hits for thatching rake
    • Apparently also called a dethatching rake
  • thelygeny
  • third space - from this [24] article
  • thromboglobulin
  • tiger in one's tank (from an old Esso petrol slogan): is a person with this energetic, enraged, speedy...? I think mostly "energetic", with a dollop of masculine aggression. DCDuring TALK 18:00, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
  • time to market / time-to-market (attributive) / TTM (initialism) - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic 05:35, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
  • torchiere, torchière
  • toxify
  • transmotivation
  • tuckermanities plural of tuckermanitie or tuckermanity? from Poe's "An Enigma"
  • turnpike gate, turnpikegate

T 2012Edit

  • taglierini (needs English) - a type of Italian noodle.
  • take something the wrong way - common idiom ---> Tooironic (talk) 01:46, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
  • technoburb
  • technopropism
  • tector
  • templatically: haha, I made this up to mean "using a template", but it seems to be in Google Books in some linguistical sense.
  • Tenochtitlán Teotihuacán Tetuán Thásos thé dansant (needs English) Thessaloníki Thomæn tiers état Tír na n-Óg toilé torchère Trois-Rivières Trompe l’œil Tucumán Typhœn Tyrtæan
  • tenson - A type of Occitan poetry, see w:Occitan_literature#Form
  • tercio (needs English) - a type of military formation used in the early modern age. See w:Tercio
  • testilying
  • TETS - (Acronym)(Rail transport) - Train Entering Terminal Section -
  • thresholder
  • togethering
  • tomhan - some things that looks like turrets, fairy leaves in this. Scottish word.
  • tori* - judo
  • transumer
  • trashout
  • tristique
  • triviata
  • truckonaut
  • truthology
  • trypophobia - fear of (small) holes
  • tug one's forelock

T 2013Edit

  • Tantrism
  • target eccentricity
  • tempest-tost + tempest-tossed, see definition here. Main snags preventing me from adding it myself: Can I just copy&paste Merriam-Webster's entry? How do I give them credit? – ὁ οἶστρος (talk) 14:19, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Terramare, Terramara, Terremare (not sure if these deserve entries or not) - -sche (discuss) 20:10, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanksgivukkah & less commonly Thanksgivukah.
  • the other way, baseball again, hard to define accurately and not sure what the entry title should be, hence not making them myself. Mglovesfun (talk) 17:34, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
  • thelony
  • three-pointer, basketball, a long shot from beyond a marked line that if successful scores three points. Also two-pointer (on or inside the line). Facts707 (talk) 07:38, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
  • too close for comfort
  • torpedo tits
  • to take it upon oneself
  • trade line
  • Truth Quotient
  • truth to power
  • tonoscope
  • Tryphosa - KJV Bible name of woman alongside Tryphena, obviously --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 07:03, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

T 2014Edit

  • think it odd —This comment was unsigned.
    Not dictionary-worthy, I would say. Normal grammar. Compare "find it funny", "consider it silly", "wish him dead", etc. Equinox 17:39, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
  • toe loop, w:Toe loop jump. 19:51, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
  • too soon (stand-up expression)
  • touchphone - a smartphone with a touchscreen (ie most current smartphones but not the once-dominant Blackberry)
  • Trojan: work like a Trojan


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U 2011Edit

U 2012Edit

  • uke - in judo
  • u'll
  • undertoad
  • unipositive
  • uppersonship
  • upshifter
  • upstaff
  • upwomanship

U 2013Edit

  • uC (missing sense) -- abbreviation of microcontroller according to Wikipedia. (Also µC and MCU)
  • ulnar loop- a term used in classifying fingerprints, as well as in diagnosing congenital disorders like Down's Syndrome
  • unclefucker
  • underman (cf Untermensch, Übermensch)
  • United Queendom
  • upon (as in hours upon hours, years upon years, etc.) — Ungoliant (Falai) 11:36, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

U 2014Edit

  • urinary tract infection - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 04:34, 5 February 2014 (UTC) The page says "an infection that affects part of the urinary tract" (and goes on to describe the various different parts) so an entry is inappropriate; pure SoP. Equinox 23:10, 1 March 2014 (UTC)


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V 2011Edit

V 2012Edit

  • velocitize
  • verile
  • vernetta
  • vertù, used in the 1993 Wordworth Editions version of Moby-Dick. Clearly related to virtue. Mglovesfun (talk) 21:58, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
  • viewshaft

V 2013Edit

  • v. a. (needs English) -- seems to be a now obsolete Latin abbreviation formerly used in English: vices agens
  • visual language


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W 2011Edit

  • war footing: seems to be a set-phrase.
  • well wishes, well-wishes[25]
  • wepene -- Middle English, apparently.--Prosfilaes 08:07, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
  • what's the good word or good word: informal greeting like "how are you"
  • wheelbench
  • wide-angle converter
  • wired into - a phrasal verb, apparently, meaning "interested in" ---> Tooironic 06:14, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
  • wordology - gets Google Books hit, but I don't know if they support any definition Mglovesfun (talk) 16:31, 20 January 2011 (UTC) - mostly capitalised (website? blog? commercial game?) SemperBlotto 16:36, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
  • work unit / danwei - see Wikipedia entry ---> Tooironic 10:00, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

W 2012Edit

  • wake up with the chickens (see here)
  • walkshed
  • warega
  • warmedy
  • watch the pennies - idiomatic ---> Tooironic (talk) 11:37, 14 March 2012 (UTC)
  • waterhouse
  • waterpox
  • waybung
  • webeye
  • wegener
  • Weimarization / Weimarisation
  • weismannism
  • welfare mother
  • wellfound or well-found or both — used to describe a ship
  • weroole
  • westermark
  • whatis
  • whealworm
  • wheatsel
  • wheatstone
  • when it comes down to it
  • while we are at it
  • whims and fancy
  • whipple
  • whip round
  • whitebelly
  • whiteblow
  • whiteflaw
  • whitegraft
  • whitile
  • whoopeeing or whoopeeing up "The puritanical Gandhi was convinced that men and women should never make whoopee except for the express purpose of whoopeeing up some offspring." Based on a True Story, page 380.
  • wicken
  • widal
  • widmanstatten
  • wierangle
  • wildfeed
  • wildposting
  • will call/will-call (North America: ticket booth for picking up prebooked tickets)
  • wirewater
  • Wisła (needs English)
  • Würzburg (needs English)
  • wistit
  • withamit
  • witherband
  • withvine
  • withwine
  • witkop
  • wodegeld
  • woden
  • Wolinella
  • wolman
  • womanhede
  • womenomics: only a book title, it seems
  • woomonger, woo-monger
  • worker ant - well, we do have worker bee ---> Tooironic (talk) 12:02, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
  • worrel
  • worthy poor
  • woulfe
  • wrats
  • wringbolt
  • wuchereria
  • wumbo
  • wurraluh
  • wyla
  • wynkernel

W 2013Edit

  • Wallace Line, includable? Mglovesfun (talk) 16:33, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
  • wallydraigle, see definition here. Main snags preventing me from adding it myself: Can I just copy&paste Merriam-Webster's entry? How do I give them credit? – ὁ οἶστρος (talk) 12:48, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
  • war artist, someone employed to draw/paint/depict scenes from a war. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:11, 23 June 2013 (UTC)
  • watch badgers — see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22470691
    This and some of the others you've added to this page look dubious. The article isn't claiming this is used, it says "the tabloid [i.e. The Sun] suggested should find its way into the Oxford English Dictionary." Can you find any usage of watching badgers meaning to have sex with a stranger or to have sex in a public place? Mglovesfun (talk) 17:09, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
  • water jump with relevance to track & field athletics, show-jumping etc. S a g a C i t y (talk) 08:28, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
  • what the fork
  • when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro
  • whip handS a g a C i t y (talk) 15:13, 7 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Winchcombe — an English toponym; a place (town) in Cotswolds, West England; propnunciation not found anywhere – required. Lincoln Josh (talk) 10:19, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
  • wipe down - SOP? --Sister Nana (talk) 23:27, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
  • within reasonb_jonas 12:42, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
  • worked - adj
  • why aye, as in the Mark Knopfler song "Why Aye Man" – ὁ οἶστρος (talk) 22:22, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

W 2014Edit

  • we'll see and we'll see about that - surprised we don't have these common phrases ---> Tooironic (talk) 02:38, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
  • work day, non-existent entry
  • workshare (noun) -- appears to be a widely used term to describe European government funding arrangements where work, especially for military and space projects, are shared in some manner across national European country boundaries based on some non-market criteria of the "work" being contracted to occur, in the main, within national boundaries in some sort of share commensurate with that countries "contribution" to the particular agency or project. I don't fully understand the concept; but it appears to be widely used in various sources, especially those that describe the ESA and EU funding. It can also be seen in several Wikipedia articles, but appears to never be defined. One good reliable source to illustrate the concept is [26], but I'll add the quotation in hidden text since Aviation Week articles often quickly dissapear behind a paywall. Cheers. N2e (talk) 15:21, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
  • worth the candle
  • Wratten
  • wub - onomatopoeia; the sound from dubstep. Might also refer to dubstep itself? Or maybe that's wub wub or even wub wub wub. I dont' know, I'm not up to date on this newfangled music. Ultimateria (talk) 02:43, 21 January 2014 (UTC)


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X 2012Edit

X 2013Edit


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Y 2012Edit

  • yakamilk
  • yakare
  • yakoots
  • yalah
  • yamma
  • yampy
  • yeldrine
  • yeorling
  • yllanraton
  • yockel
  • yunx

Y 2013Edit

Y 2014Edit

  • you only live once —This comment was unsigned. Seems SoP/obvious in meaning (though abbrev YOLO is worth having). Equinox 01:34, 5 April 2014 (UTC)


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Z 2012Edit

  • zoop onomatopoeic; correlates with zip and zap; Bones, season 3, episode 2 "zip it" "but" "zoop"
  • zucked or zuckered (blend of "Zuckerberg" and "fucked" or "suckered"): left in a disadvantageous position after Mark Zuckerberg's behaviour with regard to Facebook shares: if it has enough evidence at end of the year.

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