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Kablaam

noun; sound symbolism
Able to take on multiple meanings depending on context, but most often following the general definition of: what’s up; the modern equivalent for ‘whoop there it is’ This phrase was the brain-child of my roommate and is used only within a small group of Rice students. The etymology of the word is most likely from onomatopoeia, the sound that explosions of enthusiasm would make if they were personified.
 
When I asked roommateif he had finished his physics homework and was ready to get lunch he exclaimed, “Kablaam!”
Etymology : kablaam. Sound symbolism.
Source : His roommate
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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