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bonk

bonk v. in bicycling, to become exhausted. Also bonk out and bonking, n. Editorial Note: Eric Partridge dates this term to the 1930s in his Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (8e, 1984), but no citations are given. Editor Paul Beale...

tired iron

tired iron  n.— «Old airplanes are such a risk that the aviation industry even has a term for them—‘tired iron.” This tired iron should have been retired.» —“Motley Rice LLC Files Suit in Connection with Seaplane...

dosia

dosia n. marijuana. Editorial Note: There appears to be no connection to the detergent of the same name, nor to the Indian food dish which is usually spelled dosai. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

chippy

chippy adj. irritable, tempermental, or fractious. Editorial Note: Oxford English Dictionary cites this meaning as early as 1885 as a colloquial form of ‘given to chipping, ready to chip.’ In recent decades in North America it has become most...

bonking

bonking  n.— «Unlike our former system, the new system emits a “bonking” tone when a transmission doesn’t go through, so a user can then move to try to establish a better connection.» —“Cooperative...

janky

janky adj. inferior, bad, weird. Also jinky, jainky, jankie, jankey. Editorial Note: The connection between janky and jinky is uncertain, but as their usage seems interchangeable, I am defining them as a single term. (source: Double-Tongued...

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