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riginy
 adj.— «slang help needed: i’m looking for the correct spelling and pronounciation of a word my friend called me. it’s bay area slang and means something like a person who’s kind of spiritual and down to earth yet also really likes america and is grateful for our freedoms. he says it’s “riggidy” or something like that, but he’s only ever heard it aurally. i think it must be “riginy,”or something similar, and be some type of derivitive of aboriginy or original or something like that.» —by Brooke Jacobs enchanted, i’m sure Jan. 5, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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