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(clipping and metaphorical extension of the word pretty) Very. Pretty has had that meaning for some time by metaphorical extension from its original meaning of attractive. It is most often More…

P'zone

A large pizza/calzone meal offered by Pizza hut. ="I'm hungry - wanna order a p'zone?" Etymology : "P'" (clipping of pizza) + "-zone" More…

P-Raid

The parade of alumni that takes place every year at Princeton Reunions While on the ivy league thing, I think I must add a term that was created by those crazy Tigers at Princeton to refer More…

P.A.

an informative message delivered over a loudspeaker system =Please keep your seatbelts fastened until I give the appropriate p.a. Etymology : [Acronym of Public Address] =flight More…

P.T.

the indication of competing in any competitive athletic event =Dude get some PT! Etymology : Abbreviation of playing time =football coach 11/19/10

pacer

mechanical pencil Australian slang word =Can I borrow your pacer? Etymology : Clipping/Blend of Pencil and Eraser =Conversation with Australian friend

Pachydermous

of or related to elephants, rhinoceroses, or other animals of the like (large, mammals, tough) =The pachydermous noise of the marching battalion disturbed the family. Etymology : More…

Packed

Act of having a shot blocked while playing basketball. =When he tried to make the lay-up, he got packed. =Conversation at the gym

packetize

to make into a small package In Electrical Engineering, we refer to the packages of information that are transported as “packets.” Thus, it would be logical to refer to the More…

Packing

(metaphor) To carry a weapon; to have a weapon concealed in a pocket Slang word used in Ebonics to express carrying something in your pocket, or to have somewhere on you or within your More…

Pacwar

A class competition using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms in the Artificial Intelligence class (COMP 440) at Rice University. =This is the name of the class More…

Paddle-Out

A floating memorial service with flowers and reminiscing. The way surfers throughout the world honor their dead. =“Honoring the Surfer Andy Irons with a Paddle-Out.” Etymology : The More…

Padiddle

A game played in a car, in which individuals must punch the ceiling of the car and shout ‘PADIDDLE!’ when they see a car with a headlight out. The word ‘padiddle’ is More…

Padna

A friend, classmate, significant other, or some other person with whom one has a unique relationship. This appears to be a word to refer to someone as a friend, boy(girl)friend, or buddy. More…

Pagoda

a temple or sacred building, usually a pyramidlike tower and typically having upward-curving roofs over the individual stories ='I could see a pagoda in the distance' Etymology More…

paied

(creative respelling) paid =addition of the e to the vowel cluster "ai" produces "aie," a longer and more stretched-out version to match its pronunciation in some More…

Palabra

word, as in an informal way to express agreement. The student who says this is the only student who says it and I highly doubt it will spread. It's mostly a joke because palabra does mean More…

palava

Discussion, debate, or origin. Due to the Portuguese influence in Nigeria as a result of trade in as early as the 13th and 14th centuries, many Portuguese words have been adopted into the More…

paleologism

Literally, “old word”; a word that has existed in a language for a long period of time. =[This word] is an old-logism- a paleologism... Etymology : Concatenation of More…

Palicain

Refers to the 2008 Republican Party’s ticket, with John McCain running for president and Sarah Palin as his running mate. This neologism combines both nominees' names into one word. More…


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