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Screw

noun
An annual student event at Rice University which takes place in September where you set up your roommate on a blind date. One person contacts another to set up each of their roommates on a date with each other. Sometimes referred to in its full form, “Screw Yer Roommate.”
 
“Caleb briefly dated his date from screw, but now they just awkwardly say hi to each other in the halls.”
Etymology : Pun of a morpheme of the word “screw” which means to have sex with with a morpheme of “screw” meaning to inconvenience someone or mess them up. Used in the Rice University event “Screw Yer Roommate,” which is then clipped to “screw.”
Source : Rice University, September 2018, in anticipation of the event.
Last modified: 11 December 2018


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