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grandadvisor

(Metaphor) From the point of view of a new student, a grandadvisor is the advisor of the student's advisors. =used in the metaphor as an Orientation Week Group as a family, where the More…

grandma

(semantic change via metaphor) A woman in her twenties who goes to bed early, specifically before 10 o’clock. Speakers originally used “grandma” to refer to the mother of one’s father or More…

graphilator

A graphing calculator. This neologism was coined as a catchy and easier way to say graphing calculator. It is formed by clipping parts from the two words and joining them with a linking i. More…

Grapple

An apple that tastes like a grape when Fuji apples are seeped with Concord grape juice. Grapple is also the name of the brand that produces these fruits. This combination of words More…

GRASS-WHACKER

A machine with sharp blades that cut the grass on the field She didn’t know the exact word that refers to such machinery but made up this word to convey her meaning. It was easy for More…

gravedigging

To dig through someone's facebook posts until you reach years into the past. =Why did you like a photo from 6 years ago last night? Were you gravedigging? Etymology : analogy to More…

Gravity Biking

An extreme sport involving driving weighted bicycles down steep slopes wearing no protective gear. =Although this sport started in the United States, it has become popular and taken on an More…

Gravy

good apparent meaning:good =It's all gravy. Etymology : word seems to meld 'great' + 'groovy' to make 'gravy.' =used in conversation with roommate

Gravy (1)

Simple, easy, or facile =This word is used by the young adult population to describe a task, situation, or condition that is extremely simple and easy. Etymology : The Old French grane – More…

greasy

(inherited derivation) sleazy, foul (often referring to a person) =The new meaning of greasy is used to describe a sleazy, disgusting person. This usage is a metaphorical extension from More…

Great Recession

A turn of phrase of the "Great Depression" to refer to the current economic downturn. The term started to gain some credit after International Monetary Fund officials, analysts, More…

greatest

A move in Ultimate Frisbee, whereby a player jumps from in bounds, grabs a disk that is traveling out of bounds, and throws said disk back into bounds where it is eventually caught by More…

Greed-oozing

Extremely full of greed The word creator was describing a website that sells domain names for personalized websites. She regarded the prices it charged as particularly outrageous, and More…

green

The color green, and an object meaning or related to money. Word with derived meaning from metonymy where the color of the United States currency is green, and therefore the color green More…

green (1)

slang for marijuana/weed =I hope he has some green on him 'cause I need to relax. -used primarily by marijuana users Etymology : analogy from marijuana being green in color, More…

greener

Informal term for a foreigner with a heavy accent who has come to work legally in the United States. ("That Indian math teacher is definitely a greener; I just can’t understand him.") More…

Greenness

A characteristic of a city, which reflects the state of its ecology. =Unlike its 2 common meanings, "somehing not ready yet" and "something green, e.g. More…

Greenwashing

Greenwashing is when corporations try to appear ecologically friendly when in reality they are not. =Several water bottle companies use greenwashing frequently, claiming that the smaller More…

Gregariah

Person whose conduct resembles that of Rice student Greg Larsen This word refers to a person who presents an action or manner that resembles Greg Larsen. The GREG root is derived from the More…

grenade

Women who seem unpleasant, as though about to explode. A grenade usually does not explode immediately. However, the anxiety and tension of waiting still convey a deadly feeling. Hence, More…


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