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(Metonymy) To close out of a computer window by means of clicking the ‘x’ at the top corner. =Because of the universal natural of the letter “x” as a means of leaving a computer window, the More…

ex

(clipping from the phrase, ex-girlfriend, etc.) Used to denote a person whom you've been dating but long since broken up with. ="hey, isn't that your ex?" "Shhh, I More…

exabyte

10^18 bytes, or a billion billion bytes The speaker wanted to quantify a large number of bytes. A few years, gigabyte wasn't a very common term. Now, due to faster and better computers, More…

examlet

(affixation) A mini-version of an exam, usually characterized by a shorter time period and shorter length. An examlet is similar to a quiz, but counts for a greater percentage of a student’s More…

excel jockey

somebody who "rides" Microsoft Excel as proficiently as a jockey rides a horse; frequently can use Excel sans mouse =hat first-year is a total Excel jockey, look at him crank out More…

excelsiare

Desire for another person. The speaker was trying to convey his message without letting others know what he was talking about. =Look at that face, she has some serious excelsior. More…

Excimer

(noun) Excited dimmer in lasers. “A short-lived dimeric or heterodimeric molecule formed from two species, at least one of which is in an excited state. Often diatomic and formed between More…

excitipated

A state of over-excitement As vulgar as it might be, it is fairly common to hear someone say they are so excited, they are going to poop in their pants. Well, my friend from Texas Tech More…

Excremoji

(Blend) An emoji that is or deals with excrement, typically referring to the poop emoji =Was used to refer to a debate at Unicode about whether or not to expand the poop emoji line to More…

exec

A person with a designated position and responsibility. =In many organizations, the individuals with higher position and power are often part of the executive board. The people in this More…

Exerciser

Exerciser is referring to someone who exercises. There was nothing else that could sum up what exerciser means in one word, brevity was wanted. This is a common reason for word formation; More…

exonym

a name for a group of outsiders =And they have all these exonyms for those who are unlike them. Etymology : Concatenation of the prefix "ex-" meaning "out" (or "exo-", which means More…

exoskeletoned

((suffixation)) Describes something as having an exoskeleton, which is a hard external covering ="...the exoskeletoned warriors..." Etymology : exoskeleton (n.) + -ed (past More…

Expensive

(analogy) High in quality or taste without actually referring to money. ="Ooh that sounded so good! So expensive!" Etymology : Expensive “costly, requiring profuse expenditure,” More…

express

term for the internet, usually wireless, originating from Apple’s Airport Express product that makes easy the use of the internet Express is an example of metonomy, as it is a form of More…

Expression Clipping

The process by which a portion, perhaps a word, of an expression is devised to take the meaning of the entire original expression. ('Expression clipping made "deal" out of "deal with it".') More…

exqueeze me

excuse me (in the sense of disbelief) Note that I filed this as blending because the x sound in excuse is actually a combined cs sound. So, therefore, the later of cs blends with the s in More…

exs

characterized by preciseness, accuracy 'Exs' (pronounced 'eggs') is a shorter version of 'exactly' that high schoolers use where I'm from. It's simply a shorter, quicker, easier version of More…

exsqueeze

to excuse, used often as an informal or cute way of saying excuse me in situations in which you need to get through a small space =This term is likely a blend of excuse and squeeze that More…

Exterminatize

Exterminatize means to get rid of or remove something. It is just a different way of saying exterminate, but it has the same meaning. It is a derivation; the verb suffix ‘-ize’ More…


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