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keel

verb; clipping
Slang for "to die." Presumed reason for coinage Shortened version of "to keel over." Notes "To keel over" is an irreverent, joking way to describe dying – it has the potential to be offensive when used in the wrong situation or when heard by someone who finds it insensitive. "To keel" seems slightly more so joking or insensitive, because it’s an even shorter, more abrupt word.
 
When [your grandma] keeled, they had to call in a crane to haul her carcass out of bed, and you were the one left holding the bill.
Etymology : Clipping of "to keel over," slang for "to die."
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Last modified: 10 June 2008


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