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an unexpected bad event that occurs suddenly with no possibility of avoidance =The word is used to describe a unique type of event that is unexpected and unavoidable. Thus, the speaker drew More…

roids, roid rage

roids: steroids; particularly anabolic steroids used to ‘bulk up’ muscle mass (note: always appears in plural in this usage) Type of Formation: clipping (roids), compounding More…

roll

The use of the word ‘roll’ in this environment to replace any act changes the connotation of the statement into extremely positive, indicating that the act was extremely More…

Roll

refers to what a person does or the manner in which they conduct themselves Apparent Meaning: This is a term that refers to a person’s behavior or a person’s choice of More…

Roll

To overrule a superior's authority in an underhanded fashion. =Rule 1 that I learned from working in Congresswoman Sanchez's office: staff must never roll her decisions. Etymology : More…

roll out

(zero derivation) to leave =The original definition of roll out is the movement of ones body to roll like a ball and then return to its normal stature. In this case, speakers use roll out More…

roll(1)

(verb) To create a character in a game. While this term originally stems from Dungeons and Dragons, where one would roll a die to determine stats, roll is now used in a variety of games More…

Roll-out

(verb) rolling back and forth on a foam roller to release muscle tension and prevent soreness. =Gotta roll-out my legs again after practice. Etymology : Came about from the shortening of More…

Rollercoaster

To go to amusement parks and enjoy riding roller coasters Apparent meaning, etymology, and type of word formation: “Rollercoaster” means to go to amusement parks and enjoy More…

ROLLING

A dangerous activity popular with today's delinquents which involves throwing sometimes heavy objects from the back of a moving truck or vehicle =The youths were engaged in a dangerous More…

rolling

Being under the influence of MDMA (ecstasy). =Used to describe a flowing, relaxing high which fluctuates in intensity, creating a “rolling” feeling. The term was likely coined to relate More…

Romanticness

Ability to have a loving outlook on relationships To fit with the form of the other noun (attractiveness) the author had to add a new ending to the word. The sentence sounds better with More…

romcom

A romantic comedy. Much like “sitcom”, formed from “situation comedy” by the exact same process, romcom is also combined by two rhyming syllables that make the word More…

Romcom

a romantic comedy ('Like any stereotypical middle-aged housewife, she is an admitted romcom enthusiast.') =I thought you considered romcoms below you. Etymology : [New formation by More…

Romneycare

The healthcare plan proposed by Mitt Romney =When Mitt Romney became a potential Republican presidential candidate, the media blended his name and healthcare to form Romneycare. Similar More…

Romomentum

(noun) It was a term coined when Tony Romo took over at quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys in the 2006 season. The team was not doing well before he became quarterback and so the coaches More…

Romp

(Euphemism (represents "sexual activity"); Possibly Narrowing as well) Romp, N Sexual Intercourse [Euphemism formed from narrowing in meaning of root 'romp'] =Used as a More…

Ron Paul Republican

Someone who considers him/herself a Republican while having ideologies exemplified by Ron Paul (R-TX) such as significantly less foreign intervention, laissez-faire economic principles, and More…

Ronaldinho

(metonymy (eponymy)) Ronaldinho, V To pull a soccer move on another player (to 'Ronaldinho them') [Eponymy from soccer player Ronaldinho, Conversion from proper noun to verb] More…

ronery

popularized by the film "Team America: World Police," this is a humorous take on the word 'lonely' that is mispronounced by Kim-Jong Il that has grown to mean More…


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