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a hard-to-get-through thick mass branches that requires a lot of striking and hitting to be able to pass. I first heard this word at the beginning of this past summer when I went to Alaska More…

Shade

(widening, metonymy) to subtly insult and disrespect someone or something typically through shame or the highlighting of a shortcoming; to be shady. Typically used among members of the gay More…

shade

a derogatory comment or comments. =This word is typically used in the idiomatic phrase “throwing shade” or “spitting shade.” Shade is used metaphorically from its original meaning of More…

Shade(3)

(metaphor) actions or words that outwardly denounce or disrespect another individual =Commonly used in the context “to throw shade” the act of casting shade on another Etymology : a More…

Shade10

(noun) Shade has taken on a new meaning - without novel word formation - of ‘criticism’ or ‘subtle insult.’ =It is most often used in phrases such as “throw shade,” in which a speaker is More…

shades

metaphorical, slang term for sunglasses because they provide shade for one’s eyes by the utilization of dark lens Shades has been in the English language for awhile, though few people More…

shadied

confused The person could not grasp what was just learned so it was shaded from her knowledge. =After social statistics class a student said, I was shadied out by class. Etymology : a More…

Shady

To have a dark appearance or character; to have evil tendencies The term shady is used to describe a person or place which has a questionable character or appearance. Possible reason used: More…

Shafted

When a person is subjected to cruel and unfair treatment. =Used as a way of expressing dislike for how a person feels unfairly victimized. One feels shafted if they unfairly miss out on More…

SHAKE

A disorder of impaired cognition, diminished attention, reduced awareness or an altered consciousness level, combined with disability in walking. =“Coined SHAKE, the condition, which More…

Shakespearist

an element that seems typically Shakespearian Interpretation of intended meaning some aspect fo literature that seems like something Shakespeare would do or has done Presumed reason for More…

shambly

(derivation) Appearing or seeming disorganized, messy, crude, or undignified. Similar in definition and usage to the idiomatic phrase "in shambles." Also characterized by a More…

Shambly

(new usage) 1.(Of a person) looking disarrayed, messed up, intoxicated with alcohol 2.(Of a person) in a stressful period of time The –ly suffix after a clipped form of the noun shambles More…

Shambolic

In a state of disarray, total mess. Chiefly a British word; I’ve never heard it used in the U.S. It’s just another way of calling something a mess. Formed by blending and More…

Shamu

A unit of time, equal to the lifespan of “Shamu”, the well-known killer whale at Seaworld. Shamu is a unit of time, equal to the lifespan of “Shamu”, the killer More…

shank

to pull someone’s pants down It was coined as a term to quickly describe pulling someone’s pants down. =That guy just shanked me because he thought my pants were already to More…

Shank

to attack, and often defeat, an opponent in a video game, often involving an attack from behind. I’ve been told that shank is a prison term that refers to stabbing someone with a More…

Shank

(Metonymy, Widening, Noun) A homemade knife fashion from any sort of material that could be readily at hand such as a piece of scrap metal. =Knives were probably originally fashioned out of More…

shank (2)

(metaphorical extension) To slack off but continue to succeed; to accomplish through less conventional needs. ="I shanked that assignment, but still got an A." Etymology : From More…

Shanked

the condition of having another person cancel plans on a last minute basis. apparent meaning: to blow somebody off, to break set plans reason used: This word is the byproduct of More…


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