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'zine

An unprofessional periodical publication; a non-formal, home-made magazine. =Until two years ago, I had no idea what a 'zine was. Etymology : [clipping of magazine] =Loose Lips Sink More…

'zing

(clipping) describing something as causing wonder or astonishment. =Those pants are 'zing. Etymology : from the clipping of the word ‘amazing,’ coming from the word 'amaze' More…

à la mode

With ice cream on top or on the side. =Maureen likes pie à la mode but does not like pieor ice cream by itself. Etymology : from French à la mode 'in the manner or fashion' More…

übernice

Extremely pleasing or good; good-looking; very nice apparent meaning: Extremely good or pleasing. This is a very interesting formation, and the exact reasons for its usage are unclear. The More…

übershopper

a consumer who habitually shops and masterfully finds bargains in order to purchase merchandise. These people are the base of the American consumer economy due to their frequent, passionate More…

’ZA

pizza The doctor who used this word probably wanted to look cool by using this shortened form of pizza. =Anyone up for ’za? Etymology : Clipping of 'pizza' =TV drama More…

“Oh shit!” problem

A problem that is incredibly hard An “oh shit!” problem is a problem that is incredibly difficult. The phrase “oh shit!” describes the reaction a person has once More…

"GARDEN TOOL" MAMA

Slang. a prostitute. =She is nothing but a "garden tool" mama. Etymology : "Garden tool" is a euphemism of the vulgar slang ho, which is a derivative (euphemistic respelling) of More…

"I'm f'd" question

(phrase) A type of question on an Organic Chemistry midterm that evokes a feeling of complete cluelessness, helplessness, and even a little humor. =A type of question on an Organic More…

"oh shit" route

a route in football in which the offensive player stops his route, faking like he is receiving the pass, then sprints past his defender and usually receives a pass once he is wide open. More…

(2) beast

to consume an excessive amount quickly and savagely (usually in the form ‘to beast on’) =The verb ‘to beast’ is a zero derivation of the noun ‘beast.’ The verb ‘to beast’ most likely More…

(2) cut

to have sex =The verb ‘cut’ typically refers to the act of penetrating a surface with an edged object, but recently possibly through metaphorical extension, it has come to mean ‘to have More…

(2) down

willing to carry out or agreeing with a proposed idea or course of action =This sense of ‘down’ may have originated through metaphorical extension from the adjective sense of ‘down’ More…

(2) ho-bag

a promiscuous or slutty woman =The term ‘ho-bag’ blends the word ‘ho,’ which refers to a prostitute, with the word ‘bag,’ which refers to a container used to store or carry something. The More…

(2) janky

having the qualities of or being associated with a poor urban area or ghetto =This term has been deemed a more politically correct term for European-Americans (Caucasians) to use than the More…

(2) popping

having the qualities and energy of a fun party, often having a large crowd and good music and dancing =Most likely it is a metaphorical extension of the verb ‘to pop’ meaning ‘to go, come, More…

(Got) Toddlered

(Derivation) A decrease in outward appearance, self-care, and/or energy as a result of taking care of a toddler. =Used to describe the affect that taking care of a toddler has on a person’s More…

(heavy)-ass

((or compounding)) A suffix used to as an intensifier in the same way as very. =Whether words formed are blends or compounds is unclear since like a compound, new words are formed without More…

-ception

Attached to nouns, refers to the attached word as having multiple layers of itself. =For Thanksgiving dinner we made a chicken inside of a duck inside of a turkey. That's some More…

-ipoo (suffix)

A suffix added to the end of words for no apparent reason but to make the word sound more childish. While I have heard this used many times throughout the semester. I think it started with More…


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