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  • From The Atlantic:

    Let’s call these words “smarmonyms.” Because they’re the words that exist because we English-speakers can be, at times, awkward and passive-aggressive and jerky and, yes, a little bit smarmy. We could, if we stretch the definition just a little bit, include phrases like “no offense”—is there ever a time when that phrase isn’t followed by something wildly offensive?—or “I hope you’re happy.”

    December 16, 2017

  • This is a contranym.

    December 16, 2017

  • You’re telling us that when a Bogotan steps in dog shit he cries, “lo que hace tu mascota?” A remarkably placid people, those Bogotans. (Bogotenes? Bogotanos?)

    BTW, the link seems to be a dud.

    December 15, 2017

  • See also Bogota Mejor Para Todos.

    December 15, 2017

  • Better Bogota' For All, a city slogan adopted by Mayor Penalosa upon his election in 2015. It came under criticism from a circuit judge in December 2017 who said it needed to be changed to Bogota Mejor Para Todos Y Todas so as to include masculine and feminine plurals.

    The Royal Spanish Academy of Madrid commented somewhat tersely that todos in this context is an unmarked neuter form that is acceptable in general use.

    December 15, 2017

  • Euphemism for dog poo in use in Bogota, also more widely in South America (as seen here: https://twitter.com/gerenteemac/status/94132016350858854)

    December 15, 2017

  • Another Mattel toy that didn't quite make it.

    December 15, 2017

  • To simplify, it would be "of or pertaining to a realm".

    In its truest sense, it refers to this (whatever it means!): https://coppermind.net/wiki/Realmatic_Theory

    In contemporary usage... And I have to stress how much I hate this... It means "being real (honest, savage) 7 days a week".

    December 15, 2017

  • Obsolete spelling of cynic. See cynick.

    December 15, 2017

  • Obsolete spelling of cynic. See cynick and cynicke.

    December 15, 2017

  • Welcome.Check the Community page to see where we hang out.

    December 15, 2017

  • The writing and sale never ceases

    Of guides and advice with the thesis

    That travelers need

    A docent to heed,

    Else fail in their periegesis.

    December 15, 2017

  • Hello

    December 15, 2017

  • An Icelandic tradition known as jólabókaflóð (Christmas book flood). Books are exchanged as Christmas Eve gifts and the rest of the night is spent reading and eating konfekt (filled chocolates) and sipping jólabland, an orange fizzy ale.

    Iceland sells the greatest number of books per capita in the world – and most of them are sold in the weeks leading up to Christmas. The book catalog Bókatíðindi is published each November and lists every published book available during the Christmas season.

    December 15, 2017

  • Heal your feelings by eating sheetcake.

    December 15, 2017

  • Participle adjective meaning “having been uploaded to YouTube”.

    That video is YouTubed.

    Several YouTubed events are now coming out.

    December 15, 2017

  • “the YouTubes” refers to “the YouTube videos” so in this way “YouTube” actually just means “video”.

    December 15, 2017

  • Plural of YouTuber.

    December 15, 2017

  • Common synonym for the description bar in Youtube. Adopted by multiple Youtubers, originating from wheezywaiter (Craig Benzine), 2009-2010.

    Popularized by John Green (of vlogbrothers and CrashCourse).

    December 15, 2017

  • Thank you, bilby.

    Have you noticed that lately athletes and celebrities who are given praise will usually say that they are “humbled?” They can jog to the podium wearing an ear-to-ear grin, hoist the gaudy trophy and expand on how humbling the experience is. Of course, they are proud as peacocks, as they have a right to be, but they are unwilling to say so. I think that “humble” may be undergoing an inversion into its opposite. Just as “literally” has come to mean “figuratively,” I fear that “humble” will soon mean “proud.”

    I am an old-fashioned bloke and happy to declare that I am literally proud to receive your praise.

    December 14, 2017

  • Sorry for getting wordnik in trouble with the word police.

    December 14, 2017

  • Joshua

    December 14, 2017

  • 1. softly.

    2. Typo of softest.

    December 14, 2017

  • Holy Scripture

    December 14, 2017

  • Synonym: volumptuous. It is NOT a misspelling of voluptuous.

    December 14, 2017

  • Synonym of voluminous; having a lot of volume (size). Contrary to popular belief it is not a misspelling of voluptuous.

    December 14, 2017

  • One who coreigns; one who has coregency.

    December 14, 2017

  • To have coregency.

    December 14, 2017

  • Sheetcake needs to be available in vending machines nationally. Looking at you.

    December 14, 2017

  • Also deiseal, deisal and deshil (James Joyce).

    December 14, 2017

  • Wordnik is mentioned in this article about sheetcaking.

    "Sheetcaking: Seriously?" Chronicle of Higher Education.

    "It has made its way into discussions on Wordnik and more than a dozen tweets, though as yet without a definition."

    December 14, 2017

  • Good work alexz.

    December 14, 2017

  • Supersize me to a zilchburger with extra nada.

    December 14, 2017

  • It takes 2 to bang-o.

    December 14, 2017

  • Perfect Mister qms!

    *applause as thunderous as a thousand squirrels eating rock-cakes*

    December 14, 2017

  • 'The impact on wildlife of changes in farming practice (and the expansion of the farmed area) is so rapid and severe that it is hard to get your head round the scale of what is happening. A study published this week in the journal Plos One reveals that flying insects surveyed on nature reserves in Germany have declined by 76% in 27 years. The most likely cause of this Insectageddon is that the land surrounding those reserves has become hostile to them: the volume of pesticides and the destruction of habitat have turned farmland into a wildlife desert."

    - George Monbiot, 'Insectageddon: farming is more catastrophic than climate breakdown', The Guardian, 20 Oct 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/20/insectageddon-farming-catastrophe-climate-breakdown-insect-populations

    December 14, 2017

  • The rough fellows draining the keg,

    Though wasted, played mumblety peg.

    It never would fail

    That one would impale

    A foot with a foul jockteleg.

    December 14, 2017

  • Top word I'd like to see banned for 2018 : omnichannel

    Second nomination re-platform

    business speak

    December 14, 2017

  • Electricutie The term for that cute electrician.

    December 13, 2017

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutherhaus

    December 13, 2017

  • misspelling of truculent

    December 13, 2017

  • Repeat till your poem’s replete

    With hints of the joys indiscreet

    When epanalepsis

    Shall marry prolepsis

    And endlessly loop and repeat.

    December 13, 2017

  • sindon

    December 12, 2017

  • https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/693n3a/im_officially_a_nocoiner_sold_all_my_remaining/

    Im officially a nocoiner. Sold all my remaining coins

    December 12, 2017

  • I knew an old fellow called Jim

    Who told me it once was his whim

    To take a new name

    And make it a game

    To live a few days anonym.

    December 12, 2017

  • The name of the cigar shaped object hurtling through our Solar system.

    "Named after the Hawaiian word for “messenger"'" - The Guardian.

    December 12, 2017

  • The menu offers coffee, black tea, beer, wine and pastries, but nearly everyone opts for a $5 mug of kratom (pronounced KRAY-dum).

    A powder ground from the leaves of an indigenous Southeast Asian tree related to the coffee plant, kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) offers pain relief and mood enhancement, similar to prescription painkillers.

    Advocates say the substance, which does not depress the respiratory system and therefore presents little to no overdose risk, could help reduce the nation’s reliance on highly addictive and often deadly prescription painkillers. Some addiction experts also argue the plant could be used as an alternative to methadone, buprenorphine and Vivitrol in medication-assisted therapy for opioid addiction.

    Used for centuries to fight fatigue, pain and anxiety in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea and Thailand, kratom was rarely taken in the United States until recently.

    Christine Vestal, As Kratom Use Surges, Some States Enact Bans, Stateline (Dec. 4, 2017)

    December 11, 2017

  • 1-off is a slang word for having intercourse that isn’t going to be repeated. Oh we had a 1-off. So consequently not that important and implied not detrimental to their primary relationship.

    December 11, 2017

  • A pause before action is hesitancy.

    A trifling aversion is reticency,

    But if the refusal

    Is firmer than usual

    Reluctance amounts to a renitency.

    December 11, 2017

  • shoral (short and tall) - adjective which means the average height of a person

    December 11, 2017

  • As in give me a kiss.

    December 11, 2017

  • What about: give me some sugar?

    December 11, 2017

  • ok, this is my shortlist of words for 2017.

    https://wordnik.com/lists/2017-woty-noms is a 187 word list of new words I stumbled across, which also had over 100 or so lookups.

    that list is a shortening of the 755 word list of https://wordnik.com/lists/words-i-stumble-across-2017

    December 11, 2017

  • short version of the word tweet.

    spotted in the twtrvrse

    December 11, 2017

  • shortened form of very , spotted in the twitterverse.

    v sad

    December 11, 2017

  • phylotypic (adj.) = moment in the development of an animal when it most proximately resembles other related species. In vertebrates, this corresponds to the organogenetic period, when numerous undifferentiated organ primordia are appearing.

    December 11, 2017

  • A person who frequenty and uncontrollably highlights text on a webpage they are reading.

    December 10, 2017

  • Adjective. Having or exhibiting apricity. Coined by qms here: apricity.

    December 10, 2017

  • A shipper uni-name of a character coupling of Oliver Queen and Felicty Smoak on the Arrow tv show.  Spotted in the news where fans raised money for a dedicated park bench in Vancouver.

    December 11, 2017

  • hypernyms: warmth, sunlight, sunshine etc.

    December 10, 2017

  • Old-fashioned slang for dollars.

    December 10, 2017

  • U.S. slang: Hundred dollar bills.

    December 10, 2017

  • Benjamins

    December 10, 2017

  • spotted as multiple of emoji

    🔥 up the emoji plural debate

    (Google trends has emojis being more popular)

    December 10, 2017

  • An actual technical term when scrolling is broken in a web browser.

    December 10, 2017

  • tahnsk you

    December 10, 2017

  • New word for the modern World... FLUNCH

    When you don't have time to relax but grab a 'flying lunch'

    December 10, 2017

  • Though “brotherhood” cites an affinity

    Not literal consanguinity

    I still find it cloying.

    Most folk are annoying

    And striking for stark peregrinity.

    December 10, 2017

  • Tanto

    December 10, 2017

  • In “water droplets”, the word “water” is the attributive noun, whereas the word “droplets” is the attributed noun.

    December 10, 2017

  • An adjective that has undergone nominalization, to become a noun. Same as adnoun.


    December 10, 2017

  • Same as blunette.

    December 10, 2017

  • A person who has dyed their hair blue.

    December 10, 2017

  • This word came to me in a dream. I wish its meaning had come to me too.

    All I could think of was procrastination.

    Perhaps it will never have meaning until I give it meaning, at which time I will comment here again.

    December 10, 2017

  • Fear of food.

    Personally, I find it to be the fear of cibols.

    December 10, 2017

  • To the best of my knowledge, it is a dairy. Specifically, perhaps, where milk is made into butter. One who works in a buttry is known as a buttriss.

    December 10, 2017

  • One who works in a buttry.

    December 10, 2017

  • (especially of a male) One who butts. Contrast with butress and butter.

    December 10, 2017

  • One who butts. Contrast with buttor and butress.

    December 10, 2017

  • A part of stairs.

    December 10, 2017

  • (especially of a female) One who butts. Contrast with butter and buttor.

    December 10, 2017

  • Rude in manner.

    December 10, 2017

  • To button.

    December 10, 2017

  • The state or quality of being emanant?

    December 10, 2017

  • An homophone (or a near homophone, depending on accent/dialect) is imminence.

    December 10, 2017

  • Katie Luther was the best hausfrau.

    December 10, 2017

  • Homophone is pennant.

    December 10, 2017

  • Is it a synonym of penant?

    December 10, 2017

  • Sovereignty.

    December 10, 2017

  • Plural of raj.

    December 10, 2017

  • A participial adjective (also: “participle adjective”) is an adjective formed from a verb. For examples, written, sleeping, cursed, running and tired are all participial adjectives.

    December 10, 2017

  • A participle adjective (also: “participial adjective”) is an adjective formed from a verb. For examples, written, sleeping, cursed, running and tired are all participle adjectives.

    December 10, 2017

  • Let the record skip the skipping!

    December 10, 2017

  • .......on/and/on/and/yonder....ponder!

    December 10, 2017

  • minor is major and/or major is minor!! and all that is twain!?!

    December 10, 2017

  • My mother's perseverating phrase, 'Don't perseverate on it!!!' that I am just beginning to understand (stand under) again and again. I believe it was required even after the 40 years since she died. But I (am still (emtionally))shouldn't perserverate on it! Go fig-u-rate that???

    December 10, 2017

  • A non-explicit insult.

    December 10, 2017

  • A non-explicit word, being minced oath for "fuck".

    December 10, 2017

  • A non-explicit insult.

    December 10, 2017