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wordnap

verb; compounding
Apparent meaning: force a new meaning on an existing word. Reason used: forcing meaning onto an existing wording, word + nap(force) = wordnap
 
LbrryCutie (me): I only have three elec classes this semester. Paul Bui: three electives? LbrryCutie (me): no three electrical engineering classes. Paul Bui: You should use “EE classes”, “elec” should be used to describe elective classes in your curriculu
Etymology : Analysis: ‘word, speaking concept of idea’ (word) + ‘to force, to take’ (-knap,- nab).
Source : IM conversation with a friend in UVA)
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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