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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...

muffin top

muffin top n. rolls of flesh bulging over a waistband. Editorial Note: This term was nominated as one of the words of the year, voted on by the American Dialect Society January 6, 2006. It did not win. This term may have first been popularized by...

spooty

spooty adj. bad, crappy. Also n., something that is bad or crappy. Editorial Note: The use of spooty in the first citation is probably a typographical error for spotty, meaning “pimply.” Etymological Note: Probably popularized by the...

Baltimore wrench

Baltimore wrench n. a chisel and hammer; generally, as in additional forms given in citations, as a slang term a wrench is a tool used for a purpose other than that for which it was intended, especially when used as an implement of brute force...

talk out (the side of) one’s neck

talk out (the side of) one’s neck v. phr. to give an uninformed opinion; to fabulate; to talk unwisely or unguardedly; to blow smoke (out one’s ass). Also talk through (the side of) one’s neck. Editorial Note: The claim in the second 1994 citation...

perp

perp n. a pup or puppy; a dog. Also purp. Editorial Note: In the 1958 citation, “Perp” is the name of a dog. In the 1959 source, a dog is pictured wearing a cowboy hat. Etymological Note: Probably due to r-epenthesis (also known as...