Wiktionary:Requested entries (English)
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- anti-Gentile - OneLook - ( • • • )
- agastopia - OneLook - ( • • • ) admiration of a body part
- androphagia - OneLook - ( • • • ) man-eating, in the way that gynophagia is woman-eating
- aretifism - OneLook - ( • • • ) barefootness?
- askbox - OneLook - ( • • • )
- autigender - OneLook - ( • • • )
- alto recorder - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Afro-rock, afro-rock
- Amdo - OneLook - ( • • • ) - northeast province of Ancient Tibet. Mostly contiguous with modern day Qinghai province. (Compare Ü-Tsang and Kham)
- ascribe - OneLook - ( • • • ) as a nonstandard substitute for "subscribe" in sentences like "I don't ascribe to that idea."
- ataxiophobia - OneLook - ( • • • )
- atephobia - OneLook - ( • • • )
- atomosophobia - OneLook - ( • • • )
- autodysomophobia - OneLook - ( • • • )
- angry lady sauce - OneLook - ( • • • )
- African reference alphabet - OneLook - ( • • • )
- boy off - OneLook - ( • • • ), UK slang I think | Never heard of it; do you mean bog off?! Equinox ◑ 19:55, 4 November 2014 (UTC) - urban dictionary has it as a euphemism for bullshit, but hard to find any citations. Kiwima (talk) 19:58, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
- 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 . (We have the verb but not the adjective.) Dbfirs 22:13, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
- bachelor griller - OneLook - ( • • • ) — 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)
- brummagaem - OneLook - ( • • • ) — noun form of brummagem, used by Henry James in his 1892 story "The Lesson of the Master"
- Bionade Bourgeoisie - OneLook - ( • • • ): found here; German hipsters more or less, named for a softdrink that supports organic farms.
bloxers - OneLook - ( • • • ), underwear designed to conceal erections-- trademark? was posted here before and deemed unsuitable
- Bhartrhari's paradox: unclear from the WP article which particular paradox this is.
- blue veils - OneLook - ( • • • ): some kind of old medical treatment, possibly used on the nose?
- biocode - OneLook - ( • • • )
- bordergore: although more like an Internet slang, it refers to utterly complicated borders, filled up with an unreasonable amount of enclaves and exclaves, e.g. HRE internal borders or India-Bangladesh enclaves system.
- bumper jack - OneLook - ( • • • ): a type of automobile jack that works by raising the vehicle, typically a passenger car, by its bumper. Pictures here. Generally used as an emergency jack stored in the trunk. Now mostly archaic as they aren't very safe and haven't been supplied by automobile manufacturers for decades. I think there is also another sense of bumper jack which is a large industrial jack that can lift an entire vehicle. Facts707 (talk) 14:31, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
- battered sav - OneLook - ( • • • )
- comparison rate - OneLook - ( • • • ), 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)
- crown lease - OneLook - ( • • • )
- come 'ed - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Scouse for come on#Interjection, need a proper Scouser to confirm the spelling
- Charmyne - OneLook - ( • • • )
- cell count medicine = SOP
- crack team = SoP crack + team; also squad, troops etc. Equinox ◑ 06:43, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
- ctesohedonic - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Latin for "lust for possession" found in Popular Science Monthly Volume 54 Page 519 Ineuw (talk) 17:12, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
- clovergender - OneLook - ( • • • ) -- coined by Martin Shkreli to troll the LBGTQ community and challenge the granting of rights to transgender individuals by making an analogy for pedophilia. - at best a hotword, but one I suspect will not last a year Kiwima (talk) 02:38, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
- city-beat - OneLook - ( • • • ) – "Like Dreiser, who also spent time as a city-beat journalist, Barnes anticipates the nostalgic strain in New York writing: it's always already over, she seems to say." (Bryan Waterman, "Epilogue: Nostalgia and Counter-nostalgia" in The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York, edited by Cyrus R. K. Patell and Bryan Waterman, Cambridge UP, 2010, p. 235.)
- clean mint - OneLook - ( • • • ) -- a certain flavor or scent of some kind. PseudoSkull (talk) 02:08, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
- check-out time - OneLook - ( • • • ) - might at first seem SOP but is it really? it's in at least Collins
- crotovine - OneLook - ( • • • )
- chicken paw - OneLook - ( • • • ) (apparently a regulatory term and distinct from "chicken feet")
- co-employment: kind of joint employment arrangement (e.g. in France and Italy): it's complicated, not just having 2 employers.
- carnetarian - OneLook - ( • • • ) -- A person who prefers to eat meat. The opposite of a vegetarian. Urban Dictionary
- doady - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Dutch rudder - OneLook - ( • • • ) - a sex act. Used in Zack and Miri Make a Porno and at least once on Usenet. I'm not sure if a third citation can be found. —Mr. Granger (talk • contribs) 22:51, 31 January 2015 (UTC) -- also a type of rudder Kiwima (talk) 00:13, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
- dynamilogy - OneLook - ( • • • ) dynamilogie (fr) f
- dimmity - OneLook - ( • • • ) — dark
- domfem - OneLook - ( • • • ) (related to femdom?)
- double gold star gay - OneLook - ( • • • ) — According to a wordlist I found, it's a gold star gay who also was delivered through a C-section. Is it real?__Gamren (talk) 16:53, 1 March 2017 (UTC) --- Looks like a protoneologism to me. Kiwima (talk) 20:50, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
- duke - OneLook - ( • • • ) (Northern?) Irish slang. cf. Duke, 'Look. "Give us a duke at yer paper."' This meaning is not included in duke#Verb.
- decategorification - OneLook - ( • • • )
- eccentric target - OneLook - ( • • • ) Looks SOP to me. Kiwima (talk) 01:05, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
- existential security - OneLook - ( • • • )
emoprog - OneLook - ( • • • )Not attested. PseudoSkull (talk) 03:30, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
- escalation team - SOP, I added a definition to escalation. Kiwima (talk) 10:56, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
- Eskimo pie - OneLook - ( • • • ) - is it only a brand or is it also used generically? Present in some dicts including M-W per OneLook. Seems to refer to ice cream bar on a stick. --Dan Polansky (talk) 07:03, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
- essive-formal case - OneLook - ( • • • ) grammatical case. Already present at essive-formal.
- essive-modal case - OneLook - ( • • • ) grammatical case. Already present at essive-modal.
- everyone has their own Hamlet - OneLook - ( • • • )
- flying kilometer - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Average speed measured over a distance of exactly one kilometer, where all intentional acceleration is performed before entering the measured mile, and all slowing is performed after leaving the measured area.
- flying mile - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Average speed measured over a distance of exactly one mile, where all intentional acceleration is performed before entering the measured mile, and all slowing is performed after leaving the measured area.
- foundation scholar - OneLook - ( • • • )
- full-stop landing - OneLook - ( • • • )
- firm code - OneLook - ( • • • ) / firmcode - OneLook - ( • • • ) / firm-code - OneLook - ( • • • ) - contrast hard code and soft code. Keith the Koala (talk) 15:04, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
- friction burn - OneLook - ( • • • ), sum of parts? See also carpet burn, rug burn - OneLook - ( • • • ). Renard Migrant (talk) 21:49, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
No break the fifth wall - OneLook - ( • • • ).Renard Migrant (talk) 16:20, 21 October 2015 (UTC) - we have fifth wall, so this is SOP. Kiwima (talk) 09:22, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
- five on the money - OneLook - ( • • • ) - phrase meaning superlative or best in class.
- fross - OneLook - ( • • • )
- fair share - OneLook - ( • • • ) - SOP? Kiwima (talk) 20:28, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
- financial adviser or financial advisor
- for want of - OneLook - ( • • • )
- front it up - OneLook - ( • • • ) He said: "Leicester are where they are because they've had a fantastic season and because their manager has managed skilfully and sensibly, but also because they previously had someone in charge who was able to front it up and make tough decisions when they needed to be made. I know how pivotal the work I did was for them to be in the situation they're in now." https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/bitter-nigel-pearson-demands-credit-123924027.html
- front loading: see front-load (makes more sense with hyphen)
- fug and fuzz - OneLook - ( • • • ) 18.104.22.168 21:25, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
- frosted tips - OneLook - ( • • • )
- fair dealing - OneLook - ( • • • )
- fascigender - OneLook - ( • • • )
- field quantity - OneLook - ( • • • ) - is etymology from the same field as "electric field"? Or is it more like "a measurement in the field"?
- foundation myth - OneLook - ( • • • )
- fuck shaft - OneLook - ( • • • ) - SOP? Kiwima (talk) 00:01, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
- fuck mountain - OneLook - ( • • • ) - http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Fuck%20Mountain
- fusegate - OneLook - ( • • • )
- general word - OneLook - ( • • • )
- good self - OneLook - ( • • • ) - see requested entry for your good self
- galoshin - OneLook - ( • • • ) - mummer, guiser (should be capitalized Kiwima (talk) 03:29, 2 February 2016 (UTC))
- Gorlois - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Grand Mentor - OneLook - ( • • • ) apparently a Chinese title.
- gates of hell - OneLook - ( • • • ) - see English Wikipedia entry: gates of hell
- get down on - OneLook - ( • • • ) – 
- See down: "With on, negative about, hostile to".
- get one's ships on - OneLook - ( • • • ) - "Then, later, we would write long emails explaining everything, and why it was time for us to really get our ships on and he always respectfully declined". 
- glyd ring - OneLook - ( • • • ) -  - looks like a brand name???
- gendervague - OneLook - ( • • • ) — coined by Lydia X. Z. Brown for an inseparability of gender identity and neurodiversity, but I can find no one else using the term. Kiwima (talk) 06:42, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
- girk - OneLook - ( • • • ) — From the context where this word was encountered by me, one could maybe guess the meaning, or maybe that's not so clear to me after all, and the etymology might prove interesting to find out in any case ... This word appeared in the following quote from Richard Mulcaster (_Elementarie_ = 1582: 156): "The polysyllab therefor for the chief girk of his sound riseth upon the third syllab from the end, as the bisyllab doth of the second."
- grievance - OneLook - ( • • • ) as an uncountable noun. This might be archaic or obsolete. Specifically, I think there are examples of the collocation "commit grievance".
- gymbro - OneLook - ( • • • )
- genus inquirendum - OneLook - ( • • • )
- guaiacan - OneLook - ( • • • )
- grockle box - OneLook - ( • • • ) — caravan
- grossone - OneLook - ( • • • )
- garbage plate - OneLook - ( • • • )
- habit of mind - OneLook - ( • • • ) - appears to be an idiomatic set phrase ---> Tooironic (talk) 06:48, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
- HAGS - OneLook - ( • • • ) acronym for Have A Great Summer. If Google Books archived marked-up yearbooks we would have millions of cites
- harpaxophilia - OneLook - ( • • • ) robbery fetish - looks like a dictionary-only word Kiwima (talk) 20:57, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
- heckin' - OneLook - ( • • • )
- heelpalm - OneLook - ( • • • ) - alt form of heel-palm ?
- hobo's tomato soup
- hold a brief (for); hold no brief (for); from legal language; means sth like to support or endorse, or tolerate? - this is covered under brief. Kiwima (talk) 00:53, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
- holochoanitic - OneLook - ( • • • )
- hoo boy - OneLook - ( • • • )
- honeyfund - OneLook - ( • • • ) (also honey fund)
- hypertumor - OneLook - ( • • • )
- in copula - OneLook - ( • • • )
- inertial load - OneLook - ( • • • ) see e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulse-width_modulation
- From the Russian for "people from another village," meaning the non-Cossack immigrants to the Cossack hosts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
- Italo-Hellenic - OneLook - ( • • • )
- I am that I am - OneLook - ( • • • ) (Exodus 3:14)
- if only the czar knew - OneLook - ( • • • )
- International Baccalaureate - OneLook - ( • • • )
- in-country - definition
- intestine war - OneLook - ( • • • ) - apparent synonym of civil war, as said in its entry. Is also a redirect on Wikipedia to "civil war". However, it may have a slightly different meaning, as this source from Books says "But if there were war to-day between two Australian colonies, that would not be intestine war in the sense in which the American civil war was intestine war." suggesting that intestine war may be more intense?
- As I read "The present and future of the Australasian colonies" (1883) from which that quote comes, the author is arguing that Australasian colonies are separate from one another, notwithstanding their relationship with Britain. In other words, since Australia and, say, New Zealand are not intestine (“within a given country”), a war between them would not be civil war. Cnilep (talk) 00:54, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
- improved ley - OneLook - ( • • • ) – something to do with agriculture: seemingly a vegetation type or a sort of pasture.
- Example from "Hereford," in Breed Profiles Handbook:
- Hereford [cattle] prefers to graze varied unimproved pasture, in preference to an improved ley. [...] Non-fussy – willing to graze whatever is available, although will tend to select a varied herb rich sward in preference to an improved ley.
- This seems to be a sum of parts. An improved ley is simply a ley (a field or meadow) which has been improved (artificed for agriculture). In the citation, "pasture" and "ley" are synonyms, so it refers to both improved and unimproved leys (pastures/fields). Nicole Sharp (talk) 09:44, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
- Example from "Hereford," in Breed Profiles Handbook:
- idiotistical - OneLook - ( • • • )
- intrative - OneLook - ( • • • ) (in grammar, lots of scannos for other words but appears to be real, )
- isohumic - OneLook - ( • • • ) - related to isohume
- ichthyosarcotoxin - OneLook - ( • • • )
- ichthyosarcotoxism - OneLook - ( • • • )
- in cahoots - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Iga ware - OneLook - ( • • • ) -- English name of 伊賀焼 (Iga-yaki)
- kinoyl - OneLook - ( • • • )
- klatskin - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Kraton - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Indonesian (and used in english) - word for palace in Java in Indonesia sats (talk) 14:17, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
- 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)
- kadupul flower (dunno if just kadupul is attestable English): it's some kind of famously short-lived flower, dies when picked; etymology = කඩුපුල්; also called midnight miracle
- Kichiku - 鬼畜#Japaneseǀ鬼畜 - a rude or cruel, if a brutish person (basically a person who acts like a demon or beast
- Korbut flip: gymnastic move: see Wikipedia, but def is unclear to me.
- Krunka - the end piece or heel of a dish, esp. a bread or roast. Seems to come from Polish kromka and/or German krumm (or perhaps Low German krunkeln?); observed used among German, Polish, and Scandinavian American families.
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- Ling - OneLook - ( • • • ) or LING - OneLook - ( • • • ), the Norwegian resistance movement of WW2.
- line of thought - OneLook - ( • • • ) — 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.
- legal high - OneLook - ( • • • )
- leisure time - OneLook - ( • • • ) - time an individual has when they are not working, attending to their needs and obligations, or addressing family duties.
- lost film - OneLook - ( • • • ), see wikipedia:lost film. Is it SOP? Philmonte101 (talk) 17:43, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
- lived experience - See: 1; 2; 3; 4 Also look for mental health related meaning of this word. -- Could anecdata be a synonym?
- 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.
- Londons, genitive of London as in "Londons Remembrancer", "Londons Alarm from Heaven", "the inconvenience of Londons smoke" and "Londons Resurrection", might be Early New English but that's New English (and not Anglo-Saxon or Middle English) too.
- loom over - OneLook - ( • • • ) - feels SoP to me (Equinox) tho' we do have tower over
- loopy-schwoopy - OneLook - ( • • • )
- leave the nest, i think it means to leave your parents house.
- Madinat - OneLook - ( • • • ) (or madinat?). Used in tourist prospects as a class name ("Madinat Khalifa"); related pages: Medina and المدينة المنورة.
- many-splendored - OneLook - ( • • • ) / many-splendored thing - OneLook - ( • • • ) - common cliché ---> Tooironic 11:15, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
- mont de piété - OneLook - ( • • • ) I have added Mont de Piété, but cannot find sufficient cites for a lower-case version - most of those appear in French texts. Kiwima (talk) 23:01, 30 May 2016 (UTC)
- michio - OneLook - ( • • • )
- midpoint valuation - OneLook - ( • • • )
- male duct system - OneLook - ( • • • ) - accessory reproductive organs that produce, mature, store, and transport sperm from the testes to the exterior
- migdol - OneLook - ( • • • ) - noun, meaning a fortified structure. See Migdol wikipedia page.
- make one's own - OneLook - ( • • • ) - as in "I'll make this job my own"
- Manedjet - OneLook - ( • • • ) - One of the two Egyptian solar barks, the Day-bark, the other being Meseket, the Night-bark
- memeufacturers - OneLook - ( • • • ) -factories which produce new gadget trends like hoverboards and selfie sticks based on viral social media trends http://www.newsweek.com/hoverboard-explosions-raise-safety-concerns-403198 http://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/how-to-make-millions-of-hoverboards-almost-overnight#.rgorWnajv
- means of labor - OneLook - ( • • • ) - see Wikipedia entry ---> Tooironic (talk) 12:35, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
- mafting - OneLook - ( • • • ) and its cousin mafted - OneLook - ( • • • ). Yorkshire term for a temperature capable of making you feel hot, or just feeling very hot ("It's mafting in here", "I am mafted".) 22.214.171.124 15:18, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
- marginal return - OneLook - ( • • • )
- meningitis W - OneLook - ( • • • )
- mental anguish<a.LEGAL(dunfelcomfy adinitmyslfthosumhow..
- Mexicanada - OneLook - ( • • • )
- MHS - OneLook - ( • • • ) - an abbreviation of many high schools as well as many other...things. See MHS on Wikipedia for a nearly complete list of the non-school ones, and there are many schools, especially high schools, with this abbreviation. So much work. Philmonte101 (talk) 04:09, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
mooch around/-bout -- covered under mooch.
maxigender - OneLook - ( • • • ): Tumblr-speak, can't meet CFI.
- meanspo - OneLook - ( • • • )
- meatwagon - OneLook - ( • • • ), alternate form of meat wagon.
- mincemeat, we have make mincemeat out of but not the correponding sense of mincemeat. I think make mincemeat out of just slightly misses the point also, in that it can be used other than to refers to defeat. Like death. 126.96.36.199 13:47, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
- moonbatty - OneLook - ( • • • )
- motorboard - OneLook - ( • • • ): component of a record player: possibly a motorized board that moves the tonearm, but I'm not sure.
- my friends ... and Zoidberg - OneLook - ( • • • )
- muzzlefuck - OneLook - ( • • • )
- multigenderism - OneLook - ( • • • )
- mens et del - OneLook - ( • • • ) This appears on many maps and plans and is in all cases followed by a date: eg. mens et del 1884
- marquee#Adjective - OneLook - ( • • • ) Missing adjective senses of marquee ("marquee event" = main event, "marquee player" = star player, preeminent player)
- national mourning - OneLook - ( • • • ): uncountable
- no chill - OneLook - ( • • • )
- nope rope - OneLook - ( • • • ): hiking slang for a snake
Norway model (in the context of Brexit)
- nature versus nurture - OneLook - ( • • • ) variously, an issue, debate, controversy, fallacy
- nawth - OneLook - ( • • • ), eye dialect of north. PseudoSkull (talk) 02:02, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
- nelfie - OneLook - ( • • • ), type of selfie
- neolater - OneLook - ( • • • ), n. related to neolatry
- neurovariant - OneLook - ( • • • )
nephophile - OneLook - ( • • • ): cloud-lover, see nepho-, but 0 in Google Books/Groups. Equinox ◑ 10:27, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
- next store - OneLook - ( • • • ) — common misspelling for next door
- ninjato - OneLook - ( • • • ) (忍者刀) — see Wikipedia: Ninjatō —Pengo (talk) 13:54, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
- noddingly familiar - OneLook - ( • • • ) — Familiar with the thing's existence, but nothing more?__Gamren (talk) 14:12, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
- Norte Chico civilization - OneLook - ( • • • )
- novercaphobia - OneLook - ( • • • ) — mother-in-law fear
- oil-blotting sheet - OneLook - ( • • • )s (also known as blotting sheet - OneLook - ( • • • )s?? and aburatorigami - OneLook - ( • • • )?) - sheets used to remove oil secretions from the face
- open-neck - OneLook - ( • • • ) (similarly, open-necked - OneLook - ( • • • )) - an item of clothing (e.g. button-up shirt) which is open at the neck.
- the one that goes the other way - OneLook - ( • • • ) - plain English version of doosra (examples)
- other duties as assigned*:
- 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.
- oxopropanoic - OneLook - ( • • • )
- optative mood - OneLook - ( • • • ) verb mood (See optative (noun). Cnilep (talk) 05:32, 31 January 2017 (UTC))
- on risk - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Believe this means that the insurer takes the risk (i.e. that the insurance has commenced), but not 100% certain. May be an addition to "risk" rather than a separate lemma. Example phrase: "the policy must be on risk from the date of completion". 188.8.131.52 22:22, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
- ooch - OneLook - ( • • • ) I believe it is related to the word scooch but there are plenty of usage examples now of ooch by itself. There is already a bit of work done over in the Tea Room; https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Tea_room#ooch
operate off of - OneLook - ( • • • )= operate + off of, i.e. work by means of.
- over against - OneLook - ( • • • ) as in "God stands over against creaturely reality."
- oversae - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Old East Norse - OneLook - ( • • • ) see Old East Norse redirect. PseudoSkull (talk) 03:09, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
- overboost - OneLook - ( • • • )
- parabolic reflector - OneLook - ( • • • ) - 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)
- pay way - OneLook - ( • • • ) - or pay someone's way - OneLook - ( • • • ) ---> Tooironic 10:25, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
- piggostat - OneLook - ( • • • ) - device for immobilizing a child for chest x-rays - usually capitalized - brand name??? Kiwima (talk) 23:50, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
- public indecency - OneLook - ( • • • ) - legal term ---> Tooironic 13:08, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
- pulse voltammetry - OneLook - ( • • • )
- palæocene - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Panacæa - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Phæacian - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Poë-bird - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Pœcile - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Poecile
- præcaval - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Prætexta - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Prætorium - OneLook - ( • • • )
- pandey - OneLook - ( • • • )
- photolurker - OneLook - ( • • • )
- pickade - OneLook - ( • • • )
- periarcion - OneLook - ( • • • ) ?? Do you mean periareion ?
- pericytherean - OneLook - ( • • • ) periapsis around Venus - Couldn't find enough cites Kiwima (talk) 01:13, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
- pericytherion - OneLook - ( • • • )periapsis around Venus - couldn't find enough cites Kiwima (talk) 20:25, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
- perihadion - OneLook - ( • • • ) periapsis around Pluto
- perikrition - OneLook - ( • • • ) periapsis around Venus - couldn't find enough cites Kiwima (talk) 20:27, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
- perimelasma - OneLook - ( • • • ) peribothra - Couldn't find enough cites Kiwima (talk) 00:26, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
- periposeidon - OneLook - ( • • • ) periapsis around Neptune
- periuranion - OneLook - ( • • • ) periapsis around Uranus
- perizene - OneLook - ( • • • ) periapsis around Jupiter - couldn't find enough cites Kiwima (talk) 20:48, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
- primae noctis - OneLook - ( • • • ), comes up in Braveheart the film (in English). We have a Latin entry ius primae noctis. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:50, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
- public general - OneLook - ( • • • )?
- pygg - OneLook - ( • • • ) 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)
- It's not a hoax, but a folk etymology. The original 1450 spelling of the container (and hence the clay) is cited as "pygg" in the OED, but they suggest that this was just the skin of the pig used as a container, before such containers started being made of clay (in the West).
- Palumboism - OneLook - ( • • • ) - seems to be a certain informal disorder among bodybuilders losing muscle mass but with large bellies later in their careers - named after Chuck Palumbo.
- pede claudo - OneLook - ( • • • ), italicized in my copy of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1961 print). Renard Migrant (talk) 16:28, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
- phonelet - OneLook - ( • • • ) 
- proto-Christian - OneLook - ( • • • )
- pandacorn, alternative pandicorn - (fictional) a cross between a panda and a unicorn.
- Pendragon - OneLook - ( • • • ) (w:Uther Pendragon, and we have Uther)
- point one's toes - OneLook - ( • • • ), has literally nothing to do with pointing toes, it's about the position of the foot. 184.108.40.206 17:28, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
- Parapanamerican -sport competitions for the disabled competing throughout the Americas.
- penny sterling - OneLook - ( • • • ) and/or pennysterling - OneLook - ( • • • ) (archaic sp?): many definitions according to Wiki-Pedia, but maybe also a weight/unit of mass related to esterling (see Dutch source)?
- planetary phase
- playstation - OneLook - ( • • • ), I could've sworn I've seen or heard this be used as a noun once. Probably refers to a "station used for playing; playing station.", etc. Possibly related to playground, playfield, etc.? The noun, if it exists, does not refer to the console. Especially look for uses that are older than the console itself. Someone please help me out with this one. Philmonte101 (talk) 12:47, 27 July 2016 (UTC) Nothing on Google Books. Urhixidur (talk) 23:02, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
- post-tension, post-tensioning - a concrete thing
- (execute, do, make or similar) a perfect right face - OneLook - ( • • • )__Gamren (talk) 10:46, 12 May 2017 (UTC) - Isn't this just perfect right face? (that is, shouldn't the definition be at "right face" Kiwima (talk) 21:07, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
- prisoner of hope - OneLook - ( • • • )
- protelean - OneLook - ( • • • ), protelean parasite
- pulsar clock - see Wikipedia
- purse puppy - OneLook - ( • • • )
- pixiu - OneLook - ( • • • ) See 貔貅, w:Pixiu, the mythological creature has a lot of English usage as well. PseudoSkull (talk) 13:44, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
- post-up - OneLook - ( • • • ), a basketball term
- repetitorium - OneLook - ( • • • ) (pls. -ia, -iums)
- retardican - OneLook - ( • • • ), retardlican - OneLook - ( • • • ) or Retardlican - OneLook - ( • • • )
- royal commission - OneLook - ( • • • ) - has two possible meanings, see the Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 23:11, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
- raise one's hand against - OneLook - ( • • • ), lift one's hand against, raise a hand against, raise one's fist against, raise one's sword against, raise arms against, raise one's weapons against, raise weapons against. There can also be adjectives modifying some of the nouns. DCDuring TALK 19:21, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
- recognition of prior learning - OneLook - ( • • • ) (RPL), prior learning assessment (PLA), prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 04:44, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
- redpill - OneLook - ( • • • ): (in reference to The Matrix film where taking this pill shows the true reality beneath the simulated virtual world) used in some fringe Internet communities, e.g. men's rights activists where (I think) you are a "redpill" if you have rejected feminism and "woken up" to alternatives?
- Shouldn't it be "red pill?" WikiWinters (talk) 03:42, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
- rantistirion - OneLook - ( • • • ) – instrument used in the Greek Orthodox Church for sprinkling.
- rice cracker - OneLook - ( • • • ) - pretty darn important; SOP?
- rogue-to-the-rescue - 
- RAAF - OneLook - ( • • • ): used notably in reports of the Roswell incident in 1947. "Reserve army air force" perhaps, but is it official or just used locally.--Dmol (talk) 23:19, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
- ravenette - a black haired teenage girl
- reduced isolation: some kind of US school, sth to do with racial/economic minorities, affirmative action?
- refugitive - OneLook - ( • • • )
ride on(fe.s1'sDISABILITY<~peckin on,unfairlycriticize - SOP from sense of ride as "to nag or criticize". Kiwima (talk) 02:07, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
- ri - OneLook - ( • • • ) Not sure what it means in "It has set up a ri people’s hospital in May last year, it being one of the up-to-date medical service centres for the people’s health promotion mushrooming across the country"- Fine Hospital in the Jaeryong Plain
- riceberry - OneLook - ( • • • ) - a newly developed variety of rice from Thailand
- The OED entry for maverick quotes the Overland Monthy of August 1869 for a possible etymology:
- One Maverick formerly owned such immense herds that many of his animals unavoidably escaped his rouanne in the spring, were taken up by his neighbors, branded and called ‘mavericks’.
- The OED entry for maverick quotes the Overland Monthy of August 1869 for a possible etymology:
- rapid-cycle - OneLook - ( • • • ) ways
- real GDP - OneLook - ( • • • )
- rule or ruin - OneLook - ( • • • )
- ride or die: biker slogan and/or something more general: an aggressively dedicated attitude??
- rangeable - OneLook - ( • • • )
- rheoophthalmography - OneLook - ( • • • )
- river water - OneLook - ( • • • ), riverwater (some kind of adulterated alcohol, or maybe a particular drink) (actually it may be literal river water that is used to make alcoholic beverages)
- rheocardiography - OneLook - ( • • • )
repreguistic - OneLook - ( • • • ): only on one Web site: scanno for "representations" + "linguistic" per word wrap.
- riot control - SOP?
- rhetorolect, rhetology
- saïm See Lard
- seek down - OneLook - ( • • • )
- sentiotic - OneLook - ( • • • ) - coined by Fern (see Citations:sentiotic) but I can find no other uses besides people quoting Fern.
- sentiosis - OneLook - ( • • • )
- 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)
- snapling, Appears to be an Israeli slang word for “rappelling” or “canyoning”
- so as See so's
- stand guard
- sweat and graft, graft and sweat. This is a straightforward application of the third definition of graft, but seeing that used to mean simple labor rather than corruption is unfamiliar to my eyes, and it seems like a special idiom. Question: is it specifically British?
- 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).
- 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.")
- shnovel - protoneologism for a novella - not enough cites Kiwima (talk) 23:12, 10 November 2016 (UTC)
- think the sun shines out of someone's ass (could be bum, backside etc, and could be "act like","treat like", "as far as he's concerned" etc)
- superbackground (in superstring theory)
- sutorious — adjectives from the Latin sūtōrius (“of or belonging to a shoemaker or cobbler”)
- seed farm - a farm for the purpose of making seeds? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 19:31, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
- sinupallial (cf. sinupalliate)
- sopographical - all I can find are instances of prosopographical that have been hyphenated. Kiwima (talk) 01:08, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
- stop surface. Come across in a question about apodisation; found in one dict. without explanation. Josh L. (talk)
- snoliday - the celebration held by children when school is closed resulting from a winter storm.
- sphota: see Sphota: something in Indian linguistics, but what? - It is a word itself, an abstract sort of like a platonic ideal of a word, that is understood as a whole. However, I am not convinced this is an English word. All references I find italicize it, and usually spell it sphoṭa, not sphota. Kiwima (talk) 19:04, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
- staff notation - Sum of parts?
- structural formant — I suspect this is not simply structural + formant
- san jiao - OneLook - ( • • • ) - San Jiao
- scrublord - OneLook - ( • • • ) - pejorative bit of internet slang for someone who tries to enforce their own version of how things should be done. - can't find durable citations, though Kiwima (talk) 03:30, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
- security hold - OneLook - ( • • • ) – a hold put in place by police in the U.S. preventing the release of an autopsy report (L.A. Times); on investigation, it looks like it is just SOP - any hold put on something for security reasons. Kiwima (talk) 19:51, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
- spreeze - OneLook - ( • • • ) - apparently the Ethiopian version of yuanyang
- supousu - OneLook - ( • • • ) - gender neutral form of waifu and husbando
- Sapiezoic : see the French Wiktionary entry -- protoneologism by one person. Kiwima (talk) 01:29, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
- savanna principle - the idea that the human brain has evolved to work well with only certain types of problems.
- school corporation - OneLook - ( • • • ) (school district is more common, not sure what the difference is, or if this is a legal term) DTLHS (talk) 00:34, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
- schweff: slang for a flirt or "mack", a man who is (or tries to be) good with the ladies? Is in Partridge's slang dictionary. Equinox ◑ 06:19, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
- semivagina - OneLook - ( • • • ) - EXTREMELY rare, but found a few cites. Context: anatomy Philmonte101 (talk) 14:01, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
- shlomo insult  -- derogotory term for Jew, but cannot find cites. Kiwima (talk) 22:49, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
- spatial planning -- Looks SOP to me. Kiwima (talk) 22:49, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
- spinning backfist - OneLook - ( • • • ) - a type of punch/strike
- subcombe - OneLook - ( • • • ) ME trans. To bring down, bring low, overwhelm. Obs.
- 1490 Caxton tr. Eneydos xxii. 81 For to distroye her, & vtterly subcombe her in-to persecucyon extreme.
- succombe - OneLook - ( • • • ) ME trans. To bring down, bring low, overwhelm. Obs.
- 1490 Caxton's Blanchardyn & Eglantine (1962) xxviii. 104 In their folysshe pryde I shal succombe & brynge a lowe their corage.
- succumbit - OneLook - ( • • • ) ME trans. [past tense] To bring down, bring low, overwhelm. Obs.
- c1550 Robert Wedderburn Complaynt Scotl. (1979) 1 Thre vehement plagis, quhilk hes al maist succumbit oure cuntre in final euertione.
- succumband - OneLook - ( • • • ) intr. [past tenses] To fail in a cause. Sc. Obs.
- 1586–7 Reg. Privy Council Scott. 1st Ser. IV. 141 Succumband and failyieand nochtwithstanding heirin.
- skobeloff - OneLook - ( • • • ) — Mentioned in Wikipedia
- secks - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Semyon - OneLook - ( • • • ) A person's name.
- Shatuo - OneLook - ( • • • ) — a Turkic tribe that influenced northern Chinese politics in the late 9th and 10th centuries
- shiggaion - OneLook - ( • • • ): a type of psalm; Biblical word of dubious meaning
- shrammy - OneLook - ( • • • ) — I think it means cold
- SJWtard - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Smt. - OneLook - ( • • • ) — abbreviation for Shrimati or Shreemati, a term used to refer to a married women in various languages of India
- something something - OneLook - ( • • • ) Seen various places.__Gamren (talk) 19:02, 2 June 2017 (UTC): surely just repeated "something" to fill in for unknown words? Equinox ◑ 10:38, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
- sona - OneLook - ( • • • ) fursona
soup - OneLook - ( • • • ) Not sure of the meaning in this sentence?
- spit muffin - OneLook - ( • • • )
- strasher - OneLook - ( • • • ) — verb, strashering, strashered, from Yiddish סטראשער, meaning to give someone the business, threaten, intimidate. Yiddish example: strasher mir nisht (don't threaten me} —Stephen (Talk) 09:21, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
- @Stephen G. Brown Can you think of any other spellings? Not seeing any examples online. DTLHS (talk) 06:33, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
- I'm sure that strasher is correct. סטראשער (strasher) could be written is slightly different ways, since there are two esses in Yiddish, and at least one diacritic could be used. I believe a big problem with such words is that colloquial Yiddish tends not to be written, and English words adopted from Yiddish also tend not to be written. I've heard strasher and strashering being used in English (this woman was talking to another woman whose married name was Strasser, and she thought that was so funny), but I had little luck googling. Probably can't be sufficiently verified online. —Stephen (Talk) 10:26, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
- @Stephen G. Brown Can you think of any other spellings? Not seeing any examples online. DTLHS (talk) 06:33, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
- student club - OneLook - ( • • • )
- startword - OneLook - ( • • • ) In BDSM
- says what - OneLook - ( • • • ) Seen on this xkcd.__Gamren (talk) 12:51, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
- signal tower - OneLook - ( • • • )
- status zero - OneLook - ( • • • ) unemployed and uneducated person
- Sul Tasto (Musical Term)
- Sangley - OneLook - ( • • • )
- shiro - OneLook - ( • • • ) (in mycology, )
- sanga - OneLook - ( • • • ) — Australian slang for a sandwich?
- spa cuisine - OneLook - ( • • • )
- spiced beef - OneLook - ( • • • )
- shrimp Dejonghe - OneLook - ( • • • )
- sales plan - OneLook - ( • • • ) — something related to sales.
- Secondspace - OneLook - ( • • • )
- target eccentricity
- tax in kind = tax + in kind
- Terramara, Terremare (not sure if these deserve entries or not) - -sche (discuss) 20:10, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
- 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)
- torpedo tits
- trade line
- untimed exclusive - video games released exclusively for one or more platforms; see timed exclusive
- thanks Obama
- through traffic - any chance? Donnanz (talk) 20:14, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
- trade hands, as in "millions traded hands in the stock market today". --flyax (talk) 15:41, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
- tail risk hedging - we have tail risk Kiwima (talk) 03:37, 23 December 2016 (UTC)
- tale of two hearts
- there's method in madness - OneLook - ( • • • )
- three-sy,six-y Six-y football: Cheery Cherries hammer hapless Hull-Bournemouth ruined Mike Phelan's first game in permanent charge of Hull City, running rampant to secure a 6-1 victory.SOMANYGOAL/trys,3manmidfieldetc
- transcopernicium see here, pages 1485 and 1494 -- I can only find one source that does not hyphenate this word, and it was not durably archived. Kiwima (talk) 22:25, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
- two-toed ungulate
- terrestrial television See Wikipedia entry: terrestrial television.
- taletelling - OneLook - ( • • • )
- tick check - OneLook - ( • • • ) Might be SOP
- the fact that - OneLook - ( • • • ) - It's used to circumvent the fact that (;)) English doesn't allow an entire sentence to be used as a subject or object on its own under some circumstances (on the other hand, "he hated that they were so mean" seems fine for some reason), for example in
except the original author doesn't explicitly express that the fact that immigrants are systematically discriminated against is in fact a fact. I also do not know what POS to give it, if I were to make the entry.__Gamren (talk) 18:09, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
- Feels SoP to me, since it's not always a fact ("I hate the idea that artists suffer more than anyone else"), and "the fact that X" can be used as a normal NP anywhere. Equinox ◑ 18:21, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
- testaceum - OneLook - ( • • • ), testacea
- troll job - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Trumphobia - OneLook - ( • • • ) - fear of Donald Trump
- torque teno virus - OneLook - ( • • • )
- tequila slammer - OneLook - ( • • • ), pretty surprised to see this absent. Wikipedia has an article. 220.127.116.11 12:39, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
- thermotropic plant - OneLook - ( • • • ) - sum of parts - see thermotropic
V 2012 - 2017Edit
- weak point
- 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. --- SoP from Whoopee as a verb meaning to make whoopee. Kiwima (talk) 02:02, 24 April 2015 (UTC) And/or a pun on whip up. Equinox ◑ 18:51, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
- wicken - misspelling of Wiccan? Kiwima (talk) 19:56, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
- withvine - alt form of withwine, but I can't find enough cites. Kiwima (talk) 02:58, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
- work sharp - Said of a pregnant woman who experiences a burst of nervous energy in the 24 / 48 hours prior to the onset of labour. May also be used of a similar phenomenon in a woman just prior to the onset of menstruation. Southern England. Colloquial.
- worthy poor
- well liked - OneLook - ( • • • )
- well-liked - OneLook - ( • • • )
- white knight syndrome - OneLook - ( • • • )
- weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning - OneLook - ( • • • ) (Psalm 30:5b NIV).
- White Terror: see White Terror: lots of historical senses (why are they all "white"?)
- yakamilk: synonym of trumpeter (bird in the family Psophiidae), but I can't find sufficient cites.
- yakoots: ?? Yakoots?? Or perhaps the Indian word for rubies, sapphires, and oriental topaz?
- your good self - an overly polite way of saying "you" (probably dated and/or regional) - goes back to 1600s - https://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=%22your+good+self%22&tbs=,cdr:1,cd_max:Dec+31_2+1800&num=10&gws_rd=ssl
- yoon (Scottish neologism), pejorative shortening of "unionist". Seems to have been coined around the time of the 2014 Scotland independence referendum.
- young friend - OneLook - ( • • • ) - paedophilia jargon for child partner
- youth academyENTITYidsay..18.104.22.168 13:23, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
- Z"L, and all the other Hebrew honorifics for the dead, please. A"H; ZT"L, ZTz"L; ZK"L; HY"D. 22.214.171.124 12:41, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
- zweibein*, fünfbein, elfbein, vierbein, etc.; see Cartan formalism (physics)
References and notesEdit
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