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OD

adjective; acronym; zero derivation
excessive or overabundant; in great quantities
 
"I put OD rounds downrange and he just stood there like an idiot."
Etymology : an initialism originally for the term "overdose" in the context of drugs; from the Old English "ofer" meaning "over or above," which in turn comes from the Proto Germanic "uber," and the Middle French "dose", which is from the Latin and Greek "dosis," meaning "a portion prescribed." The initialism underwent widening to refer to an overdose or overabundance of anything, and subsequently underwent zero derivation to become an adjective describing a great deal of something. The term is currently most heavily used in urban environments. Its current meaning can be seen as a metaphor referring back to its original, drug-related meaning.
Source : Paintball player, September 2008
Last modified: 4 December 2008


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