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Laminar

Made up of thin layers. =We use the smallest available "flea sized" stirring bars (maximum 5/16" l x 1/16" diameter) to maintain laminar flow in the chambers. Etymology : Lat. lamina More…

lan

a party where computer games are played A lan, or lan party, is a gathering in which gamers bring their computers, hook them up to a network, and play computer games. A lan usually starts More…

Land That Time Forgot

refers to the region in which one grew up. Origin: The extended metaphor in this term in that the people in it are not highly evolved, to put it euphemistically. What my uncle means by this More…

landing strip

a woman's pubic hair style where everything is shaved except for a rectangular patch of hair. I chose analogy on the word formation type because of the liking between the rectangular patch More…

Landline

Communications cable, as one used to transmit telephone or telegraph signals =I will talk to you tomorrow on the landline. Etymology : ‘land’ from Old English + More…

landman

Someone who earns his living by negotiating land rights Intended Meaning: someone who earns his living by negotiating land rights Analysis: land describes what the work concerns, and man is More…

Lank

a condition of being tall and somewhat underweight. apparent meaning: tall, thin, scrawny reason used: My suitemate clipped an adjective to draw people’s attention to an unfamiliar More…

Lap tap

The act of left clicking on a computer by tapping lightly on the touchpad instead of clicking the left-mouse key. =This term is made largely to fill a need. There was no accepted name for More…

lapcorn

The popcorn that you drop at the movie theatre and it lands on your lap. Possible reason used: It probably seemed like a funny, yet effective way to describe the situation involved when More…

Laplacify

to express the Laplace transform of an expression =slang among non-specialist students of mathematics developed to more concisely invoke the Laplace transform Etymology : clipping of the More…

lappy

(derivation) A personal, portable laptop computer (used in a more affectionate manner) =People are often very attached to their laptop computers. So, they treat their laptop computers as an More…

laptop

a particular kid’s meal produced/served at KFC (includes chicken, side, and a Tropicana juice box). A laptop computer is a convenient computer than can be taken essentially anywhere; More…

laptopness

The state of having and/or using a laptop computer. The addition of the –ness suffix to many nouns to convert them into adjectives describing a certain state of being has become more More…

largesse

(borrowing) Abundance money or possessions =meant in a negative connotation Etymology : Old French largesse "a bounty, munificence," from V.L. *largitia "abundance," More…

larp1

(Acronym, euphemism) To dress up in costumes, usually from the medieval era, and engage in activities such as jousting and sword-fighting =This word is used mainly in circles of people who More…

LARPer

One who participates in live action role playing games. (Those LARPers sure get into their games.) Possible reason used: 'Live action role playing' is a lengthy phrase, and those who wish More…

Larping (5)

(Acronym (letters that stand for words pronounced as a word)) It stands for "live action role playing". Game when you dress up as characters in a video game and act it out. More…

Larping (LARPing)

(Acronym used in a word. Acronym used as a word.) While LARP stands for "live action role playing," "Larping" is a verbal noun which expresses what people who LARP More…

LASTROS

– nickname for Houston Astros, used when they are in last place Apparent meaning: nickname for Houston astros Reason used: shorter than saying last-place astros stupid lastros, I hate More…

LATE PLATE

Dinner/meal eaten after the regular (family-style) dinner is served (Rice University). =Late plate doesn't start until 6:15. =Conversation


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