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CHIPJACK - where you insert your new charge card [Re: wofahulicodoc] #228039
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WHIPJACK

PRONUNCIATION: (HWIP-jak)

MEANING: noun: A beggar who pretends to be an out-of-luck sailor.

ETYMOLOGY: Apparently from whip (to flog) + jack (man, worker). Earliest documented use: 1556.
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SHIPJACK - the pennant or flag flown from a vessel's tallest mast to indicate its allegiance (e.g., the Union Jack for Britain)

WHIPJOCK - a rider who habitually beats the horse to try to make it go faster

WHIPLACK - what makes Indiana Jones powerless

VENDIBLEU - fromage for sale! [Re: wofahulicodoc] #228042
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VENDIBLE

PRONUNCIATION: (VEN-duh-buhl)

MEANING: adjective: Salable; marketable.
noun: Something that can be sold.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin vendere, from venum (sale). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wes- (to buy), which is also the source of vend, bazaar, vilify, venal, and monopsony. Earliest documented use: 1384.
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VENDIBULE - a kiosk in the forecourt

ENDIBLE - unlike most Beethoven symphonies

VERDIBLE - capable of being made into an opera

ESCOFFLAW - Code of Conduct for chefs [Re: wofahulicodoc] #228050
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SCOFFLAW

PRONUNCIATION: (SKOF-law)

MEANING: noun: One who displays contempt for the law, especially in minor violations, such as failure to pay parking tickets.

ETYMOLOGY: A combination of scoff (to mock), from Middle English scof + law, from Old English lagu, from Old Norse (lagu), plural of lag (something laid or fixed). Earliest documented use: 1924.

NOTES: It’s not often that a word coined as a result of a competition becomes part of the language, but scofflaw did. In 1924, during Prohibition, banker Delcevare King of Quincy, Massachusetts announced a contest to coin a word to describe “a lawless drinker”. The prize was $200 in gold (about $5,000 today). Of the more than 25,000 entries that poured in, coinages such as wetocrat, violist, boozshevic lost out to the scofflaw...
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SCOW-FLAW - why the garbage boat sank

SCUFFLAW - Thou shalt have Unblemished Shoes

SCOFFLA - make fun of Hollywood

SKILLJOY - "I am the Greatest!" [Re: wofahulicodoc] #228054
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KILLJOY

PRONUNCIATION: (KIL-joi)

MEANING: noun: One who spoils the enjoyment of others.

ETYMOLOGY: Perhaps from Old English cyllan (to kill) + Old French joie/joye (joy), from Latin gaudium (joy), from gaudere (rejoice). Earliest documented use: 1776.
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ILLJOY - hypochondria

KILOJOY - a whole lot of uppers

KRILLJOY - a post-prandial baleen whale

"Great Balls of Fire" [Re: wofahulicodoc] #228057
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Kilnjoy- Rosina Leckermaul's Woodland Delight

Pilljoy- pain killer

Killtoy- Chucky

Dammit, Jim, I’m a doctor, not a carpenter [Re: may2point0] #228059
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SAWBONES

PRONUNCIATION: (SAW-bonz)

MEANING: noun: A doctor, especially a surgeon.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English saga (to cut with a saw) + ban (bone). Earliest documented use: 1837.
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AWBONES - what a disappointing fillet

JAWBONES - how Samson made an ass of the Philistines

SOW BONES - how to grow skeletons

SPOILS ORT - ruins every little thing [Re: wofahulicodoc] #228063
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SPOILSPORT

PRONUNCIATION: (SPOIL-sport)

MEANING: noun: One who ruins other people’s enjoyment.

ETYMOLOGY: From spoil, from Old French espoille, from Latin spoliare (to rob), from spolium (booty, skin, hide) + sport, from disport (diversion), from Old French desport, from desporter, from des (away) + porter (to carry), from Latin portare (to carry). Earliest documented use: 1801.
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'S POOL SPORT - water polo

SPOILS PORE - how acne begins

SOIL SPORT - two-year-olds making mud-pies

ship ahoy! [Re: wofahulicodoc] #228067
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DREADNOUGHT

PRONUNCIATION: (DRED-not)

MEANING: noun:
1. A fearless person.
2. A battleship armed with all heavy guns.
3. A thick cloth.
4. A warm garment made of thick cloth.
5. A type of acoustic guitar with a large body and loud sound.

ETYMOLOGY: Literally “fear nothing”, from dread (fear), from Old English adraedan, ondraedan (fear) + nought (nothing), from naught, from na (no) + wiht (thing). Earliest documented use: 1573.

NOTES: Sense 1 is inspired from the 1573 English ship Dreadnought.
Sense 2 & 5 are from the 1906 battleship HMS Dreadnought which had heavy guns.
Sense 3 & 4 are from heavy garments worn on ships to protect from the elements.
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BREADNOUGHT - can't afford even a crumb

DREADNOUGAT - I hate those chewy candies

READNOUGHT - illiterate

2. Will Shakespeare used to write like this a lot [Re: wofahulicodoc] #228071
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AMBIVALENT

PRONUNCIATION: (am-BIV-uh-luhnt)

MEANING: adjective: Having contradictory thoughts about something or someone.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin ambi- (both) + valent (having a valence), from Latin valere (to be strong). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wal- (to be strong) that also gave us valiant, avail, valor, value, wieldy, countervail, valence, valetudinarian, and valorize. Earliest documented use: 1916. Being polyvalent is not an extreme version of ambivalent.
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IAMBIVALENT - 1. I can react in two different ways;

BAMBIVALENT - can't make up his mind whether he likes the story of the orphaned baby deer, or not

AMBIVOLENT - tending to jump into an airplane and fly off in all directions

Re: 2. Will Shakespeare used to write like this a lot [Re: wofahulicodoc] #228076
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TRENCHERMAN

PRONUNCIATION: (TREN-chuhr-man)

MEANING: noun
1. A hearty eater.
2. A hanger-on; parasite.

ETYMOLOGY: From trencher (a flat piece of wood on which food is served or carved), from Old French trenchier (to cut), from Latin truncare (to lop). Earliest documented use: 1590.
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TRENCHGERMAN - un Boche

TREACHERMAN - Marvel's newest antihero; his super-power is betrayal

FRENCHERMAN - un Poilu

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