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ROAD RAGE

Aggressive driving habits often accompanied by dehumanization of other drivers and somethimes resulting in violence against other drivers. =Two thirds of all highway deaths are caused by More…

road-on-the-show

This is a phrase meaning to hurry up or to get something started. This is an example of a spoonerism, in which we learned about in the class lecture (given by Suzanne Kemmer) on 11/22. A More…

Roast

to make fun of someone with a humorous (though not always) and witty comment. =this term arises from a parallel analogy to someone being burned figuratively, meaning that the person was More…

Roast(2)

To make fun of or ridicule somebody, usually with numerous insults for a significant period of time. Tends to be associated with more light-hearted ridicule among friends. =​“Roast” More…

roasted

To get incredibly drunk, to the point of unconsciousness. Another term for "blackout drunk". A slang term that has little to do with its original meaning, which was to "cook More…

Roasted

(reanalysis) To be ‘roasted’ by someone means to be insulted by someone, usually in a joking manner. For example, if one of your friends has just told you that your hair makes you look like More…

robinness

The quality of being a Robin. “Robinness” was used as a noun to describe the quality or state of being a Robin, the common red-breasted bird. Professor B. was describing traits More…

Robobiologist

Saturday 11-6-04 Blend of 'robot'(a mechanical device) and 'biologist' (one who sutdies biology) It was used as a single word description of a new occupation. =Redefining Robots More…

Robosigner

Uneducated individuals hired simply to sign off on mortgages =Uneducated individuals, many of whom did not even know what a mortgage was, who were hired by banks to quickly sort through More…

Robotrip

To experience hallucinogenic effects from abuse of cough syrup. This neologism represents the convenient convergence of two concepts. First, it is the compounding and Robitussin and More…

Robowalk

(and Clipping) Robowalk refers to the action of trying to walk after ingesting a large amount of cough syrup (usually Robitussin) to get high. When one is attempting to robowalk, they will More…

Rock

A football or basketball He used rock in this case so that he would sound tough and intimidating since a rock is usually a rough, heavy, and hard object. Using this word instead of More…

rock

1. In poker, a tight, conservative player who makes very predictable plays, and plays very few hands In poker, being a rock means that you make VERY few plays, and you almost never play or More…

Rock

Diamonds, jewels; ice cubes in alcoholic beverages Two associations here: both involve associating small, geometric shapes with other things; in the first case, the comparison is more More…

rock up

to show up somewhere, normally without giving notice beforehand ("he just rocked up to my house today"). My roommates and I found that this was a very typical phrase in Australian slang, More…

rock up

show up equivalent to ‘show up’; slang word that the user didn’t realize was not colloquial in American English =Ellen didn’t rock up to class. Etymology : More…

rocket jump

To propel oneself by directing an explosive device at one's feet. =The most common use of the term is in video games where it is possible to shoot a weapon such as a bazooka at More…

Rockin'

amazing =The Guster concert was rockin’ awesome =my best friend in high school

Rocks

In shooter video games, refers to the rocket launcher. =The other team wrecked us last game because they got the rocks. Etymology : Clipping from rocket, referring to the rocket launcher More…


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