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modge

verb; derivation
to change the condition or alter the state of Likely used to indicate a change or upgrade, then expanded through metaphor to indicate any sort of change in condition that is, full to empty, organized to disorganized, etc. The change, however, must be enacted by a person. It would not be a proper application of this neologism to say “the temperature modged that water into ice.” As with moke, this word reflects the language habits of a small in-group of users, since this word serves no novel purpose (no linguistic niche). As the application of this word appears to be spread quite broadly, it is likely that this innovative form will fall out of usage.
 
Etymology : modge. compound derivation; mod, 'control'+ –ge, nonce feature; may be clipping of -age 'N'
Source : Used by male freshman from Southern California
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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