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gevaltize

gevaltize  v.— «In certain precincts of the Jewish community, a person who insists that the sky is falling, despite ample evidence to the contrary, is said to gevaltize—a neologism derived from the famous Yiddish cry of shock or alarm...

shoobie

shoobie  n.— «“They get offended when we say, “Shoobie, go home.” Besides, it’s bad for business. I just smile and wave and say, “Ya’ll come back now.’”…Shoobie is a name Long Beach Island residents attach to...

xylothism

xylothism  n.— «Xylothism is a disease and psychological disorder derived from the Greek words “xylon” for wood and “othism” for pushing. A xylothist is a derogatory description of a chess player gone wrong.» —“Pestaño: The exquisite...

planemo

planemo n. an object in outer space with mass insufficient to achieve fusion but large enough to be made roughly spherical by its own gravity. Editorial Note: This term and meaning were derived by way of determining what characteristics, exactly...

snoroplasty

snoroplasty  n.— «Another option involves injecting the palate with a chemical to harden the soft tissue. This is called a snoroplasty, derived from the Greek word plastos, meaning molded, and somewhat lamely from the English word snore...

diming

diming  n.— «Big fans of bluesy guitar tone derived from volume-maxed Fender Amps (a process called “diming’”cos the volume goes up to 10) would be wise to look elsewhere.» —“Sometimes Moore is less” Edmonton...