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LEMON

noun; zero derivation
Someone who is sour and always willing to fight; a person whose company is unpleasant. Possible reason used: The word “lemon” here was used to provide some physical characteristics to a person’s behavior. Everyone knows what a lemon tastes like. Thus, the metaphor “She is a lemon” is easily understood and makes it easier for the user to convey his thoughts. Dictionary entry: Lemon, N. (“He is a very big lemon. He is the master of all lemons. All he knows to do is fight, fight, and fight.”)
 
“She is such a lemon. Always ready to fight……”
Etymology : Type of word formation: Zero derivation
Source : The Simpsons, October 2004
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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