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Slackadem(2)

noun; blending and clipping
A student majoring in an academic field focused on reading and the humanities more than technical and scientific areas; an academic. Opposed to an engineer.
 
The term ‘slackadem’ is used to describe the phenomenon at Rice that so-called academics have much less work than engineers or students studying technical fields. Thus, by comparison academics look like slackers. ‘I have four problem sets while you only have to read. You’re such a slackadem.’
Etymology : blending of ‘slacker’ + clipping of ‘ac(adem)ic’
Source : Resentful engineers at Rice.
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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