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Prophylactic

Anna from Alden, Michigan, recalls as a child looking up the word prophylactic in the dictionary. It goes back to the Greek word phylax, which means “guard.” To guard against tooth decay, you can get dental prophylaxis, also known as...

Pree

In the Scots language, pree means “to taste” or “sample.” If you pree someone’s mouth, then you give them a kiss on the lips. It’s a variant of the word prove, and cognate with Spanish probar, to “taste...

Harelips the Queen

“I don’t care if it harelips the queen” means “come hell or high water,” or “regardless of the consequences.” The phrase is particularly popular in Texas, as are such variants as harelips the governor...

iliac furrow

iliac furrow  n.— «“I am filled with bitter resentment and burning envy at the sight of this young fellow’s pronounced iliac furrow.”…“There is reason to envy someone skinny enough to have such a pronounced apollo’s belt...

swamp ass

swamp ass n. the condition of having sweaty buttocks, crotch, or gluteal cleft. Editorial Note: Similar but rare terms include swass, chef’s arse, and drummer’s butt. Thanks to Nate Schiavo for suggesting this term as an entry. (source: Double...

winker

winker n. the anus; the posterior or buttocks. Editorial Note: A similar term is brown eye. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)