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blabbing

Talking uselessly, speaking without anyone caring. [from sound symbolism b used in repetition with sound symbolism bl to form blabbing.] The annoyance and utter lack of caring is expressed More…

Black Friday

Day after Thanksgiving (U.S.) – associated with shopping. The derivation was based on the fact that many stores do not “go into the black,” a metaphor for breaking even or More…

black Friday

the Friday following Thanksgiving. The tradition of black Friday has existed for quite a long time, although only recently has it gained significant media attention. It refers to the More…

black out

(zero derivation, metaphor) to get so drunk that you can't remember what happened while you were drunk. This term is probably a zero derivation of the noun blackout, like when the power More…

BLACK TIE

a formal party that requires men to wear tuxedo and women to wear evening dress Probably symbolic of the word that refers to the black tie of tuxedo. =The invitation says it’s a More…

Blackanese

biracial person of African-American/Black and Asian heritage The term Blackanese derived from the need to characterize or group people from African-American (Black) and Asian decent. As More…

blackistani

A very dark person of Pakistan origin The one guy was trying to convey to his friend that he was the darkest Pakistani that he had ever met. =You’re a Blackistani Etymology : a More…

blackistani

A very dark person of Pakistan origin The one guy was trying to convey to his friend that he was the darkest Pakistani that he had ever met =You're a blackistani. Etymology : a blend of More…

Blackout

To drink alcohol in excess. ="Let's get blackout!" Etymology : From the term "to black out" =*I had heard the term “let’s drink until we black out”, however More…

blacks

an outfit worn by a backstage crew member during a rehearsal or performance in theatre that is entirely black. This word, although a clipping of the phrase “stage blacks” is More…

Blacksican (perhaps blaxican)

A person of Hispanic descent whom one might mistake as an African American. The word was used because it is humorous in the context. A friend of mine is Hispanic, but in his facial features More…

blacksploitation

A noun describing the experiences suffered by African-Americans during periods of discrimination and exploitation by others, most notably whites. This word seems to be a convenient way of More…

Blades

Rims on an automobile Again, like dubs, it is just a new way to say rims that hasn’t been used before so that the lyrics of Lil’ Troy’s song would be original and the new More…

blades

refers to a type of rims that resembles knives or blades Etymology : blade + s(N). ‘blade’ Middle English, from Old English blæd; similar to Old High German blat leaf, Latin folium, More…

BLADING

The act of rollerblading, or skating while wearing a modified version of rollerskates called rollerblades which have only one continuous line (a blade) of wheels on the underside of each More…

Blag

(possibly blending) Blog =This term is used to make fun of the word “blog.” It may be a blending of “blog” and “blah” which is used to replace words that are deemed boring or unimportant. More…

Blamestorm

To sit down in a group and discuss a problem, which leads to pointing fingers and blaming people for that problem. =Blamestorming is generally something you want to avoid, as it may lead More…

blamestorm

A group of people meeting with the intent of figuring out who and what to blame for a failure or mistake. Especially applicable in a corporate environment. =We should sit down and More…

blamestorming

thinking quickly to put the blame on someone else during a meeting Colloquial, originated in the U.S., the process of investigating the reasons for a failure and of apportioning blame. More…

Blamestorming

A discussion (which may be at the group, community, or society level) in which members attempt to assign blame for a particular misdeed A word was needed to describe the process of More…


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