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Doppich and Grex

The word doppich means “clumsy or awkward,” is used primarily in Southeastern and South Central Pennsylvannia, and goes back to a German word for the same. Another handy word with Pennsylvania Dutch roots: grex, also spelled krex...

boarding

boarding  n.— «Another problem plaguing the ER is bed availability. Patients must be kept in an ER bed while waiting for one to open up on the surgical floor. This process, called “boarding,” makes ailing people in the ER lobby sit, or...

peedie

peedie  n.— «“Peeds” or “peedie” when spoken by any doctor means a pediatric patient—that is, a child. But “auto versus peeds” in the ER means a car hit a pedestrian, age unspecified.» —“Doctors’ Lingo...

peed

peed  n.— «“Peeds” or “peedie” when spoken by any doctor means a pediatric patient—that is, a child. But “auto versus peeds” in the ER means a car hit a pedestrian, age unspecified.» —“Doctors’ Lingo That...