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Ru

(Clipped from Rude) having impolite or unmannered qualities =I first heard this word from my girlfriend when she described some of my comments as "Ru." Later she showed me that the More…

rubber

eraser Australian slang word with widening; an elastic substance that is obtained by coagulating the milky juice of any of various tropical plants =Can I borrow your rubber? Etymology : More…

rubber(1)

A different term for the big, long pink or white erasers. =For American slang the term rubber is referred to as a condom, but originally comes from Australia to mean ‘eraser’. Etymology More…

Rubber-Chicken Circuit

The round of fund-raising dinners attended by politicians. Refers to the standard unappetizing, rubbery chicken served at such dinners. =New York Times

rubber-necking

to slow traffic by driving by an accident slowly in an attempt to see it. It was coined to give a name to people who stall traffic by slowing down. =These people are rubber-necking and More…

rubberized

coated with or made out of rubber Because -ize is generally glossed as “to make into,” the word “rubberized” would most literally be glossed as “made into More…

Rude

(Semantic change, melioration) having the characteristics of being fashionable or "cool" =I first heard this word over the summer while playing the Nancy Drew computer game with More…

rufus

a slang term meaning awesome or cool The first reference to this might have been through the movie, Never Been Kissed, made in 1999. It doesn’t seem to be related to any word, and it More…

Rugly

really ugly, not pleasing to the eye. Apparent Meaning: really ugly. Reason Used: Rugly got his name because he has unique conformation that makes it so that he can perform well but he is More…

Rule Number Six

1. Any rule which may or may not be stated, but nonetheless will not be followed During “The Reading of the Rules,” at the beginning of Baker 13, the captain shouts out rule More…

rumncoke

an alcoholic beverage composed of rum and Coca-Cola, a common carbonated drink also called “pop” or “soda.” My friend was obviously either a) already drunk because More…

Run and Tell That

A pseudo-insult said at the end of a threat or a verbal beatdown =Comes from the popular “Bed Intruder” video featuring Antoine Dodson of Huntsville, AL. Originating as a news story, the More…

Run and tell that

Meaning to go spread the word. To let it be known. To go tell everyone quickly. Etymology : Run 'Go' + tell that 'let others know' =Antoine Dodson, a man who saved More…

Run-game

(perjoration) To purposefully use someone to achieve a goal unbeknownst to them. =Running game traditionally referred to the sport of American football. A player would execute a play to More…

runasty

(blending) runasty, v. is when a person or competitor finishes a race looking very unkept and disgusting. Runasty is when a runner looks as though they are completely exhausted and in a lot More…

runner's

(zero derivation) Are a pair of running shoes or tennis shoes that are specifically meant for long distance running. Runner's refer to a particular type of running shoe that have and More…

Runners

A pair of shoes especially made and used for running. =My mom bought me new runners for track. Etymology : [Used by naming an object by what it is used for] =heard from a friend

running latte

(adj) Being late for the meeting or class since one stops by to buy coffee or tea =The way the words “late” and “latte” look similar is creatively used to combine the cause and effect kind More…

runoverness

the experience of being run over by a car =This word comes from the result of the compounding of "run" and "over", which creates a verb meaning "to hit or drive More…

rurban

Apparent meaning: a mix of the characters of city and rural areas. Reason used: describing area or a particular object where it’s a mix of urban and rural styles. =Context and More…


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