Home » Dictionary » facetimer


 n.Gloss: Cornell University slang for a person who only attends and event or appears in public in order to be seen by others. «So, to sum it all up, playing the Terriers does pack more fans into Conte Forum—the game was announced as a sellout—but many of the newcomers are what Cornell fans refer to as “facetimers,” so it doesn’t make all that much of an impact on the overall atmosphere.» —“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Elliot Olshansky CSTV Dec. 1, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Piping Hot (episode #1503)

The game of baseball has alway inspired colorful commentary. Sometimes that means using familiar words in unfamiliar ways. The word stuff, for...

Folding Money (episode #1616)

Barbara Kingsolver’s book Demon Copperhead is a retelling of Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield set in today’s Appalachia. Martha...

You Shred it, Wheat!

In the 1940s, the slang phrase You shred it, wheat! was used to express complete agreement with something, a punning variation of You said it! The...

Takes the Cake (episode #1615)

What do you call a long sandwich filled with lots of ingredients? Whether you call it a sub, a hoagie, a grinder, or something else entirely depends...