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Rice-ness

noun; derivation
quality of having all the cultural hallmarks of Rice University
 
This word was used as a playful way of describing an event about Rice. It was used to describe an event put on for donors to the university to members of the Marching Owl Band. It is likely to be very specific in its use. Plays off of the model of just adding –ness to something to describe the noun form of an idea.
Etymology : from Rice, a clipped form of the name of Rice University originally from surname of William Marsh Rice, the major endower of the university, and the suffix -ness used in English to denote having the quality of
Source : (9/17/17): “Will you be joining us for an exciting evening of Rice-ness?” (MOB pep rally signup form)
Last modified: 29 November 2017


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