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A student who studies Humanities or Social Sciences at Rice =Academ majors tend to have quite a bit of flexibility in the classes they require you to take, allowing you to focus on what More…

acatramp (215)

trampoline in the Wiess courtyard =This term is a blending of the words ‘academic’ and ‘trampoline’, as well as a clipping of both words. It was coined by those at Wiess College who wanted More…

Accentify

The process of adding the accent marks to something written in another language, e.g. Spanish =Proper Spanish grammar requires placing the accent marks in the correct places. Because this More…

accessory

a derogatory term for a usually female date, in which she possesses no redeeming qualities except for her appearance; example – “Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends are More…

accountabilibuddy

a person who assists another in keeping them responsible for their actions and to prevent them from doing certain things =The term is a blending of “accountability” and “buddy”. An More…

Ace

(Clipping) A person that is asexual, a person not interested in sex =Shortened version of asexual. Used to describe someone who is asexual. Comes from the pronunciation of the first three More…

Acha

[Slang] Contraction of “at you,” used in fast speech or as a shorthand form in writing Literally means “at you,” and taken from “at you,” which in fast More…

Acquaintance

Term used to refer to someone known personally that you do not like but do not want to state that you do not like - therefore used also as a euphemism. Often used to refer to someone you More…

acquisition

to use the file-sharing program Acquisition to download music or other media files Zero derivation: as with Google, the proper noun Acquisition is made into a verb, which in this case More…

ad-skipper

People who avoid ads by installing pop-up blockers in the browser or switching channels on TV. A lot of advertisements are of no interest to their audience. Public media generally allow More…

addy

Address; written geographic location =Give me your e-mail addy. Etymology : addy. Clipping of 'address' + y (English noun ending). Latin ad-, ad- + Vulgar Latin *drctire, to straighten More…

Addy

abbreviation of Adderall, focus enhancing amphetamine drug used to treat ADHD =Jim's roommate had to study all night so he took an Addy. Etymology : Clipping of adderall, the name More…

Adhocracy

Apparent meaning: describing an rather disorganized organization Reason used: described the lack of structure in a organization. “ad hoc” means for the particular end or case at More…

administaff

the staff who deals with the administration (in this case, of the golfcourse) It was kind of weird where I saw the context of this word. It was printed in huge letters over a building when More…

administrivia

Boring, often insignificant administrative duties that have to be carried out on the first day of class, in every class. These include discussing the class syllabus, grading policy, and More…

administrivia

a list of upcoming events along with other little things. Administrivia is a result of both clipping and compounding. Adminis- is clipped from administration, and trivia is just compounded More…

administrivia

tedious and mundane organizational and administrative tasks; mundane, repetitive busy work required for general record-keeping. Clever way to describe the menial tasks required for More…

Adoptation

("adopt" + "-ation") An adoption =This represents an interesting case in which a word that has a derived noun form goes through another event of derivation into a More…

adorabubble

Describing something that so absolutely adorable (see also: cutesy, fluffy, sweet, silly) that one cannot stop the feeling of extreme happiness/love/sappiness that bubbles up in your chest More…

adorapresh

(Blending of 'adorable' and 'precious', with clipping of the ending of 'precious') extremely cute and lovable =This term is used to describe something or More…


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