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#227963 - 02/08/18 08:47 PM OUR FLUSHER - we have a Personal Plumber [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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FOUR-FLUSHER

PRONUNCIATION: (FOHR-flush-uhr)

MEANING: noun: A pretender, bluffer, or fraudster.

ETYMOLOGY: In a game of poker, a full flush is five cards of the same suit. A four-flush, only four cards of the same suit, is almost worthless. A player pretending to have a full flush while holding only a four-flush, is said to be a four-flusher. Earliest documented use: 1904.
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FOUR-FLASHER - a poker player who "accidentally" lets you see one of his hole cards, and it's low (a four)

FLOUR-FLUSHER - in charge of disposing of any spoiled or insect-ridden ground grain

FOUR OF LUSHER - an aspiring rock band based in a New Orleans high school

#227968 - 02/09/18 10:30 PM BACKLEG - behind the front leg [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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JACKLEG

PRONUNCIATION: (JAK-leg)

MEANING: adjective: Unskilled; unscrupulous; incompetent.
noun: An unskilled or unscrupulous worker.

ETYMOLOGY: From jack (man, worker) + blackleg. Earliest documented use: 1839
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JOCKLEG - what Eddie Arcaro used, to urge his horse to run faster

TACKLEG - the portion of the America's Cup course that's heading into the wind

J.C. KLEG - putative founder of Kleg's Hardware Store

#227974 - 02/12/18 04:09 PM ADORNIZE - apply mascara [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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ADONIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (AD-uh-nyz)

MEANING: verb tr.: To make more attractive; to spruce up.

ETYMOLOGY: After Adonis, a beautiful youth in Greek mythology, loved by Aphrodite. Adonis’s name has become a synonym for a very handsome young man. Earliest documented use: 1611.
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ADONITE - inhabitant of Adon

AVONIZE - convert your salesforce to a door-to-door format

ADONAIZE - apotheosize; ascribe Godlike powers

#227977 - 02/13/18 05:07 PM Here's looking at you, kid [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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BOGART

PRONUNCIATION: (BO-gart)

MEANING: verb tr.
1. To hog or to take more than the fair share of something.
2. To bully, act tough, or to be belligerent.

ETYMOLOGY: After film actor Humphrey Bogart (1900-1957) who played tough-guy roles. Earliest documented use: 1965.
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BIGART - Mount Rushmore

DOGART - poker-playing as depicted by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge

BOWART - the story of William Tell

#227978 - 02/14/18 08:22 PM (get your mind out of the gutter) [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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HOOVERIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (HOO-vuh-ryz)

MEANING: verb tr., intr.: To be sparing in the use of something, especially food.

ETYMOLOGY: After Herbert C. Hoover (1874-1964), who as the head of the US Food Administration during the WWI, encouraged citizens to eat less and save food for soldiers. Earliest documented use: 1917.

NOTES: “To hooverize” is not the same as “to hoover”. The latter is a synonym of “to vacuum” (also used metaphorically for “to devour” or “to consume”). It’s the genericizing of the word Hoover, a popular brand name for vacuum cleaners. The word is mostly used around the UK. The brand is named after American industrialist William Henry Hoover (1849-1932).
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HOOTERIZE - what owls see with

HOOVERITE - someone who lives a few miles south of Las Vegas and doesn't want to admit it

HOVERIZE - what helicoptering parents do to their children

HO-OVERSIZE - dam big model trains

#227979 - 02/15/18 04:02 PM things not worth the sacrifice [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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MOLOCHIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (MOL-uh-kyz)

MEANING: verb tr.: To sacrifice.

ETYMOLOGY: After Moloch, a Canaanite god of the Bible, associated with the practice of child sacrifice. Earliest documented use: 1825.
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MOLOCCHIZE - to give organs of vision to small Italian burrowing mammals

YOLOCHIZE - to convert to a lifestyle of self-indulgence, on the grounds that "You Only Live Once"

MOLOCHEZE® - brand name for a new mild cheese-food spread

#227980 - 02/16/18 04:01 PM NAPO-LIONIZE - to exalt the back of the neck [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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NAPOLEONIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (nuh-PO-Lee-uh-nyz)

MEANING: verb tr.:
1. To occupy or govern in a domineering or aggressive manner.
2. To aggrandize oneself.

ETYMOLOGY: After Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French general and emperor. Earliest documented use: 1822
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NAPO-LEGO-NIZE - to make a kit of interlocking construction blocks that assembles into a statue of Napoleon

NAPOLEONITE - resident of an Ohio city, north of Lima and northeast of Florida

NaPALEONIZE - to turn into an old salt

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