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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 to 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…

Rona

A shortened version of coronavirus, commonly associated with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that caused the 2020 global pandemic. =Before 2020, this term existed in reference to a brand of beer. More…

rona

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Etymology : Clipping formed from coronavirus. =“Everyone’s been catching that rona lately.” (Friend, 9-5-20)

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…

Roni

Referring to Rice-a-Roni, a popular brand of quickly-cooked rice- or macaroni-based meals. Roni is used here as a further clipping of “rice and macaroni”; this is the only More…

Roofed

(metonymy) Term in volleyball to describe a strong defensive block on an attempt at a kill by the opposition. Usually shouted with excitement by fans when a strong hitting attempt is More…

Roomie (roomy)

Another word for roommate. The word is possibly a clipping of the word roommate followed by affixation with the noun forming suffix –ie. It is also possible that it is a blending of the More…

Rooster Tail

(Noun) When someone is chugging from a Jones College chug canister takes their fingers off the holes too early, the resulting stream of water is called a Rooster Tail. =Through Metaphor the More…

ROPO

police officer for the River Oaks neighborhood. Apparent meaning: River Oaks Police Officer Reason used: quick reference to River oaks police (‘Stupid ropo, they gave me a ticket More…

Rosacea

A type of skin condition usually affecting the face. It can be recognized by its characteristics of unusual redness and the presence of acne =Disorders include acne, rosacea, perioral More…

rosebud moment

A moment at which a person's childhood abruptly ends and their adult life begins; a loss of innocence. =This word is a compound of "rosebud" and "moment". The More…

Rotavap

to concentrate down a sample by evaporating off the solvent through the use of a Rotavapor machine =Rotavapor is the name of a laboratory instrument that concentrates a sample by More…

rotbox

metaphorical box where Facebook friend requests are ignored and left to rot; possible analogy to the word 'inbox' =I left Gwen in the rotbox for a year so she would stop More…

Roton

A 1st year grad student in the biochemistry department who rotates between labs. =I got a new roton in my lab today. Etymology : clipping: rotating-first-year graduate student + -on More…

round

a group of close friends, usually used to reference the people you are seen most with in social settings =The word may have been derived from the common phrase, “circle of friends.” The More…

Roundtripper

Baseball slang to describe a hit that becomes a homerun. Comes from the fact that the batter makes a roundtrip of all bases once he/she hits a home run. (“Clark hasn’t had many More…


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