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Kickin' (1)

verb; other word formation type metaphor
The act that describes what is occurring in another individual’s life.
 
Often is used in conversation to inquire whether or not something interesting has happened in another individual's life. Takes on the ironic idea of relaxing (kicking one's feet up on a reclining chair) but at the same time experiencing something unique (physical movement like kicking to describe a moving experience). Also is used in young adult circles to demonstrate an old-style idea with a modern phonological presentation.
Etymology : Metaphorical semantic shift from the term "kicking." Clipped as a result of social tendencies to eliminate the "g" in "ing" suffixes.
Source : "Hey man, what's kickin' with you these days"? Conversation with friend Nov, 15th.
Last modified: 29 November 2011


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