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Nanaism

An often humorous error in speech, particularly that made by a grandmother, but now the term can be more generalized. The derivational process was fundamentally one of analogy based off the More…

NANO

A field of chemistry that deals with the manufacture, manipulation, and use of tiny molecules on the scale of 10-9 meters. (exciting new research in the nano field) The newspaper writer was More…

NaNoer

One who participates in National Novel Writing Month. =Used to refer to fellow participants, or (mildly pejoratively) to others who participate, carrying the connotation of being part of More…

nanoer

One who participates in National Novel Writing Month. =Used to refer to fellow participants, or (mildly pejoratively) to others who participate, carrying the connotation of being part of More…

nanonap

an extremely short sleep, typically during the day =The term “nanonap” is used to describe a very short period of sleep. It is generally unintentional and occurs at a time during which More…

Nanonap

An extremely short nap. 'Nano' is a suffix, from the Greek 'nano' meaning dwarf. It today refers to extremely tiny objects (in science, it reference to one billionth). More…

NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month - refers to the month of November where people around the world try to write a novel in a month. =This word was created to abbreviate National Novel Writing More…

Nap gap

A period of time between two discontinuous activities during which a break may be taken for a short, light sleep. =This term is a rhyming compound noun that is used to specify a specific More…

Napalm

a thickener consisting of a mixture of aluminum soaps used in jelling gasoline It was used to powerfully and interesting way of saying to spread or share. =I’ll napalm the whole More…

naplash

Something that happens when you start to feel sleepy so you start nodding your head and suddenly your head jerks back. =Happens a lot to students during class, especially lecture classes. More…

nappy

feeling the desire to sleep The adjective form allows the speaker to convey the same meaning in fewer words by bypassing the use of the infinitive. It also combines the meaning of feeling More…

nappy

feeling the desire to sleep The adjective form allows the speaker to convey the same meaning in fewer words by bypassing the use of the infinitive. It also combines the meaning of feeling More…

Nappy

Description of hair which has become unmanageable as a direct result from improper maintenance. The word “nappy” gives the idea of something which is dirty and unkempt. It is More…

narc

An individual who does not mind his own business. He or she is always looking to nose in on anyone and everyone’s business. =Stop being such a narc, mom doesn’t believe you More…

Narc

snitch Etymology : clipping of “narcotics officer” who report people for having illegal narcotics, expanded to mean any snitch. =“Don’t be mean to freshman unless they’re ugly or More…

Narc-hood

The state of being someone who would report illicit drug use. =“Narc-hood” is based on “narc” – an undercover police officer who investigates illegal drug dealing, but in this case, it More…

Narc[1]

To report to/inform the authorities about something. =The word seems like it might be a clipping of the word “narcotics officer” but with the meaning changed. The word probably still More…

Narf

Sound made at completely random times by Pinky from “Pinky and the Brain.” Possibly an expletive. Funny word used to exemplify the stupidity of a character. =Brain where have More…

narfed

struck completely (as opposed to a glancing shot), seems to connote some sort of embarrassment or folly Type of Formation: zero derivation of a nonce word Possible Reason Used: The term is More…

NARP

Not a real person. =NARP is an acronym coming into popularity of late. The actual origin of the term is difficult to ascertain, but considering its auditory similarity to the very popular More…


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