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papes

abbreviation of paper. plural. =used mainly when asking for a friend for paper. Etymology : from the word, paper. =friends, "can i get some papes?"

paradiddle

a rudimentary drum exercise that involves the following sticking: {left, right, left, left} or {right, left, right, right} Type of word formation: onomatopoeia: Used for the sound; More…

paradigm

a typical example or model of something from Late Latin paradigma "pattern, example," in the 15th century especially in grammar and from Greek paradeigma "pattern, model; More…

paraeducator

Apparent meaning: a volunteer in ESL class who work with the real ESL teacher, but help students in the learning of English individually. Reason used: Describing someone who work More…

Paratrooping

(Metaphor, verb) When someone goes out of town without booking a hotel, then goes straight to a bar expecting to find someone to sleep with that night. =Paratrooping was originally a method More…

Parentals

(Creative Variation; Creative Variation) It means mother and father. While the word parental means related or belonging to the parents, this word means the actual people. =The parentals More…

parentize

to remove offensive materials, as from a dorm room, in preparation for a visit by one’s parents Presumed reason for coinage Quick framing of a concept familiar to most college More…

Parentnoia

The irrational fear parents have that their children are doing something wrong, or being hurt in some way. =Used by kids to describe their parents suspicion that their child is always in More…

parking lot

Not moving at all (used to describe road traffic). This is a good example of metaphor. Cars do not move when they are sitting in a parking lot, so any situation where there are a large More…

parkus

money that comes in your favor A completely made up word and sounds like Long Island slang. =This parkus check from the bank is gonna get me through the month, thank god. =A co-worker

Parranda

A very large party, marked by the presence of alcohol, music, and latinos The neologism and loan word "Parranda" has most likely leaked into Houston because of the city's large inhabitance More…

Parthenogenesis

Development of an egg without fertilization with sperm. =In Bdelloidea, all females undergo parthenogenesis and produce diploid eggs that hatch into diploid females. Etymology : Gr. More…

pass-fail

to designate a course "pass-fail" meaning that a grade is not assigned, rather you receive a P for pass or an F for fail =Most likely originiated at Rice, a school that allows More…

pass-fail (1)

(euphamism) not put much effort into a class =I'm going to pass-fail the course, so those hours don't really count. Etymology : Pass-fail has become a euphemism for not trying More…

Pastability

That state of choosing any variety or combination of pasta dishes for a meal. Having a variety of pasta dishes to choose from for a meal. The unit pasta is used in its entirety and blended More…

pastifarian

A follower of the parody religion surrounding the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The parody religion emphasizes the "noodliness" of their deity. ="Pastafarians oppose the More…

pat

An object or person that is worn- or run-down or in bad shape. Trying to describe something as ghetto without letting others know what was actually being said. =Dude, that car is pat. More…

Patronizingness

(From Patronizing; From noun patronizing with suffix (-ness) used to form a noun from the state of the adjective) Quality of being condescending =Probably used it because that part of More…

Paulista

A supporter of Ron Paul. ='Paulista' is a synonym for 'Paulite' (also entered in the database). However, from Wiktionary, the suffix '-ista' is 'added More…

Paulite

A supporter of Ron Paul. =The term was possibly coined over the Internet where large numbers of Paul supporters found each other (or found out about Ron Paul in the first place) when they More…


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