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fene

fene  n.— «I’ve learned that when we say “if a lik yu, yu fene,” “fene” is not something we made up. “Fene” actually comes from the word “fenay” which means to feel direct physical illness...

gamer

gamer  n.— «Ken Caminiti’s fellow players called him a gamer. In professional baseball parlance, that is someone who plays through pain when injured, someone who is willing to do whatever it takes to win.» —“Caminiti Was a Gamer Who...

heatiness

heatiness  n.— «Ron-Nai is what the Chinese call “re-qi” which is roughtly translated as “heatiness” which is a term widely used by Malaysian and Singaporean Chinese.…Food that is typically known as...

veisalgia

veisalgia n. a hangover. Etymological Note: Norwegian kveis ‘uneasiness following debauchery’ + Greek algia ‘pain.” This word was coined by the authors of the first cite. There may be a double-entendre in the word kveis, as it is also a word...

veisalgia

veisalgia  n.— «In a 2000 journal article, Wiese and co-authors coined a term for such hangovers: veisalgia, from the Norwegian word kveis, meaning “uneasiness following debauchery,” and algia, Greek for pain.» —“Hangover...

cutter

cutter  n.— «I am referring to the “cutters” closet, where kids who indulged in what psychiatrists call self-injurious behavior (SIB) have been hiding during the school year.» —“Students’ scars point to emotional...