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flarf

flarf n. a style of poetry in which poems are formed by a collage of quasi-random, serendipitously found words and phrases; poems or a poem in the style. Editorial Note: The word history given in the site linked by the first citation is believed to...

flutz

flutz n. in ice skating, a flubbed lutz executed as a flip. Also as v. Editorial Note: See the 1997 citation from Brian Boitano for a more technical description of a flutz. A lutz is “a jump with a backward takeoff from the backward outside...

fanon

fanon n. the body of widely accepted fan-created embellishments of a fictional universe, storyline, or character. Editorial Note: Thanks to Ruth Czirr for suggesting fanon as an entry. Etymological Note: fan + ca(n)on. The person quoted in the first...

Dust Off

Dust Off n. the military program of medical evacuation and transportation by air; an instance of such travel; a helicopter used for this purpose. Also dust-off. Etymological Note: The origin of this term is accurately described in the 1982 citation...

little red dot

little red dot n. the country of Singapore. Editorial Note: This term is now proudly taken by Singaporeans as evidence that Singapore’s importance is far greater than warranted by its size. Etymological Note: From comments made by former Indonesian...

Throckmorton sign

Throckmorton sign n. the angle of the penis (in an x-ray film), jocularly said to point toward the side of the body with a medical anomaly. Editorial Note: See the 2000 citation for a more elaborate form of the joke which purports to explain how the...

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