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pixie

pixie v. to practice sabotage as an expression of environmental politics. Editorial Note: Pixieing can range from mischievous to criminal acts, including occupying a site, crippling machinery, or removing survey markers. Etymological Note: The...

garbage head

garbage head n. an abuser of illegal narcotics who will try anything in order to get high. Editorial Note: The 1961 Heinlein cite is probably a nonce usage of garbage head unrelated to the definition given here. The typographical errors in the 1973...

gone pecan

gone pecan n. a person who is doomed, defeated, or beyond rescue; a goner. Editorial Note: As noted in the 2003 citation, pecan is pronounced in this expression to rhyme with gone, so it’s something like “puh-KAHN” rather than “PEE...

heckler’s veto

heckler’s veto n. the cancellation or suppression of a public event (such as a discussion, speech, or rally) due to (threat of) interruptions, protests, or violence. Etymological Note: The origin of the term given in the 1977 citation has not been...

Anthropocene

Anthropocene n. the epoch marked by humanity’s effects on global geology and ecology. Etymological Note: This term was coined by the authors of the first 2000 citation. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

pimp

pimp v. (by senior medical personnel) to badger a student doctor with medical questions (as a teaching method). Editorial Note: The more common meanings of to pimp are well-defined elsewhere. Etymological Note: The theory posited in the 1997...

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