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Lax

verb; clipping
To relax or let down your guard. Possible reason used: There are two possible origins of this word that are semi related. The first proposed origin is as a clipping of the word ‘relax’ which means to make ‘lax.’ The word ‘lax’ itself is an adjective meaning loose or not taut, therefore the word might also be a zero derivation from an adjective to a verb. These to two interpretations are not independent from each other, but they focus on slightly different interpretations of the word. This word is typically used by minority groups that tend to modify the forms of words to make a statement about non-conformism.
 
If you lax, you can’t lax, you might get stabbed.
Etymology : Derivation by clipping the RE- from the root RELAX or zero derivation from the root LAX
Source : Heard on a TV documentary about the life of prisoners
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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