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pantsflag

verb; compounding
in flag football, to grasp part of the runner’s clothing in the course of attempting to grasp her flag Presumed reason for coinage concise shorthand for an experience shared by all defensive players in flag football. also partially euphemistic in function. see buttflag. Notes probably specific to Sid Richardson College Women's Football Team; some evidence of familiarity among Lovett and Hanszen players
 
I got pantsflagged in yesterday’s game, and my girlfriend was kind of upset.
Etymology : pant(s), piece of clothing, eventually from Old Italian proper name Pantalone + flag, piece of sports equipment, broadly small strip of fabric intended to catch the eye, from ME flagge reed or rush
Source : conversation via e-mail between Rice students
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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