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rocket surgery

rocket surgery n. a task requiring intelligence or higher education; a difficult undertaking. Editorial Note: Often used jocularly in negative constructions similar to “It’s not rocket surgery.” Etymological Note: A blend of rocket...

thulp

thulp v. to overcome in a contest, sport, or fight; to beat, drub, or subdue; to finish off or exhaust. Editorial Note: Usually transitive: to thulp someone or something. Etymological Note: Often said to be a blend of “thump to a pulp.”...

met

met n. cancer that has spread beyond its point of origin. Editorial Note: The plural form, mets, is sometimes used in the singular, perhaps because of a mistaken reinterpretation of mets as a clipping of the singular metastasis. Etymological Note:...

vogue

vogue n. a tire. Editorial Note: Usually plural: vogues. Etymological Note: From the automobile tire brand Vogue, usually sold as whitewalls and often used on Cadillacs and other town cars. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

smirting

smirting n. using smoking as a pretense to flirt. Editorial Note: This word has signs of being factitious: the first appearance of the word so far found is in a press release, and nearly all uses of the word found anywhere in print talk about the...

Canada point

Canada point n. a place away from a city’s center where newspapers are distributed to newsboys and news agents. Editorial Note: Now historical. This term appears to have been used only in Boston and New York City. Etymological Note: Probably by...

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