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exonym

a name for a group of outsiders =And they have all these exonyms for those who are unlike them. Etymology : Concatenation of the prefix "ex-" meaning "out" (or "exo-", which means More…

exoskeletoned

((suffixation)) Describes something as having an exoskeleton, which is a hard external covering ="...the exoskeletoned warriors..." Etymology : exoskeleton (n.) + -ed (past More…

Expensive

(analogy) High in quality or taste without actually referring to money. ="Ooh that sounded so good! So expensive!" Etymology : Expensive “costly, requiring profuse expenditure,” More…

express

term for the internet, usually wireless, originating from Apple’s Airport Express product that makes easy the use of the internet Express is an example of metonomy, as it is a form of More…

Expression Clipping

The process by which a portion, perhaps a word, of an expression is devised to take the meaning of the entire original expression. ('Expression clipping made "deal" out of "deal with it".') More…

exqueeze me

excuse me (in the sense of disbelief) Note that I filed this as blending because the x sound in excuse is actually a combined cs sound. So, therefore, the later of cs blends with the s in More…

exs

characterized by preciseness, accuracy 'Exs' (pronounced 'eggs') is a shorter version of 'exactly' that high schoolers use where I'm from. It's simply a shorter, quicker, easier version of More…

exsqueeze

to excuse, used often as an informal or cute way of saying excuse me in situations in which you need to get through a small space =This term is likely a blend of excuse and squeeze that More…

Exterminatize

Exterminatize means to get rid of or remove something. It is just a different way of saying exterminate, but it has the same meaning. It is a derivation; the verb suffix ‘-ize’ More…

extheist

(prefixation) Someone that was raised in religion but abandons it =There is no specified time during a life that someone has to abandon religion to be considered an extheist. However, this More…

extra

(narrowing) Overtly or too sexual to be appropriate for the situation. =Did you see the two cashiers flirting? That was so extra! Etymology : This is most likely a narrowing of the word More…

Extra

(Adjective) Obnoxiously excessive =This new form of ‘extra’ still uses the idea of a high quantity, however the context in which it is used is different. First, the word is usually used in More…

extra(3)

over the top, unnecessary, above and beyond =Describes a person who goes above and beyond in something they did to the point where it’s deemed unnecessary. It can also be used to describe More…

Extra1

(extraneous) While extra has meant “more” or “something that is not necessary” for a while now, it can now also be used in the context of describing someone who is doing something to the More…

Extra11

Unnecessarily dramatic; characterized by excessive effort. =While the word doesn’t change part of speech, the meaning is shifted somewhat to refer to actions rather than items. It takes More…

extra2

(adjective; semantic narrowing) “Extra” is a noun or adjective and an example of semantic narrowing. In its noun form, it is used to refer to people that are considered unimportant at some More…

extrasolar

beyond the sun or the solar system The morpheme 'extra-' can be used to describe things as being outside or above other things, so attaching it to the word 'solar' (of, pertaining to, or More…

exurbia

Used to refer to the exerbs in general (not just one particular area) Derived from “exurbs” =Democrats are out of touch with “exurbia”. Etymology : ex + urb + ia More…

exurbs

the outer reaches of a suburban area As “ex” means “out”, this may have been substituted with “sub” in “suburbs” to create a new word More…

eye noogies

the sleep found in the corner of people’s eyes. =Karla had eye noogies in her eyes when she woke up from her nap. =my friend in class


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