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CODE

heroic measures done on a patient with no heartbeat and respiratory function to resuscitate the patient The word ‘code’ seems to be used because such action requires More…

code-whoring

To strategize and gain as much credit in a scoring system, though in a way that is not in the spirit of the activity. =In judged activities using a cumulative point system, such as More…

codger

an eccentric man, usually elder This word was probably formed from the Middle English cadgear. The Great Vowel Shift made the high 'a' sound into an open 'o' sound, as many English people More…

coffee

(folk etymology) one who is coughed on =This sense of the term is fairly new, so it has not spread to many communities yet. It was derived in a way that is parallel to that of many other More…

Coffeeshopping

1. Searching for a coffeeshop. 2. Visiting several coffeeshops in a short amount of time. =This verb can be sourced from two ways. First, the verb has transitioned from its noun form to More…

cognicize

to make someone else aware; to inform The adjective “cognizant” means to be aware or fully informed. “Cognize” was formed by removing the adjective suffix More…

cognifacture

creating something through enhanced mental processes, as a fact or a theory =Created by Dr. Richard Grandy to use in a talk to describe a process in a seemingly less harsh way. When More…

Coho

A shortened name for Coffeehouse on Rice’s campus. =Coffeehouse is a gathering place for students and a shop to grab caffeinated beverages at Rice University in the Rice Memorial Center. More…

coincidable

Able to correspond in nature Etymology : Formed by adding –able to coincide

coining

Apparent meaning: Applying ointment on skin and then rub off by metal coin. Reason used: ‘metal’ (coin) + ‘rubbing’ (-ing) =Context and source: In front of a spa More…

coke

(widening) Any kind of soft drink or sweet, caffeinated beverage. =“You want a coke?”(offering me a Dr. Pepper) Etymology : In Texan culture because the wide popularity and abundance of More…

col-beer

redneck for cold beer =Can you hand me a col-beer out of the refrigerator? Etymology : cold+beer =Joel Myers

Colbert bump

An increase at the polls and in name recognition experienced by a politician following an appearance as a guest on the TV show, "The Colbert Report" =A term made popular by fake More…

Cold

Definition: another synonym for cool, something worthy of creating jealousy or envy, can describe a person or a style, or a prowess at sports Cold Origin: I first heard this term from my More…

cold (2)

(ADJ) Very cool, extravagant, high quality. =Probably started as a way to say something was so cool, as in neat or awesome, it was cold. Popularized by hip hop culture. Etymology : zero More…

cold-shame

To jokingly shame someone for their unusually poor tolerance to cold temperatures. =A possible model for this coinage is the slang term dog-shaming, which is used to refer to the image of More…

coldphilic

Someone who enjoys cold temperatures. =The suffix –philic, derived from Greek –philos or Latin –philus, meaning to love. Etymology : : The addition of the suffix –philic to the root More…

Collab

(verb) A clipping of “collaborate” that holds the same meaning, but with a connotation of casual atmosphere, or as related to showbusiness specifically. =This term is likely to be used as More…

Collab (2)

(Noun) It has the same definition as collaboration: working with someone to create something. However, collab has a less formal connotation. =This clipping mirrors sabo. In both cases, More…

college

(semantic change) dormitory that students live in for all four years at Rice University, formal title is “residential college” =at most universities in the United States, the term “college” More…


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