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calc

noun; clipping
A calculator. The reason for using this word is pretty simple: to shorten the word calculator down from four syllables to one syllable. Clipping of long words such as this is a common occurrence among young people. Although in my experience this word is not extremely common, it is immediately understood by those who have never heard it before.
 
Can I borrow your calc?
Etymology : Clipping of calculator. [< L. calculator, n. of agent form of calcula-re]
Source : My roommate asking to borrow my calculator.
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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