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  • Edible?

    June 1, 2023

  • No offense taken! Tank is strong. Tank can take a hit. For proof, please consider Patton in its entirety, or the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade tank battle.

    May 31, 2023

  • Reminds me of Guy Smiley or Scam Likely.

    May 31, 2023

  • Blech, what a gross clump of vowels, flanked by yet another A.

    May 30, 2023

  • Including this as a potential word of the year in regards to creations by AI - particularly visual output by MidJourney. It's not realistic enough to be a deepfake, it's dreamlike, it's a hallucination. Also can apply to fake reference lists - hallucinated citations.



    May 26, 2023

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom video game has the hero running through a destroyed kingdom that has been affected by an event called the Upheaval. In the last game, a similar event happened called the Calamity. My guess is that this word is being primed by all the people playing the game and that it will show up with greater frequency this year than normal.

    May 25, 2023

  • I truly thought this was a typo for memorize but it's not.

    May 22, 2023

  • vendingmachine Your annoyance at the term feels misguided. Ultimately the problem is the problem, not the word. Yes, unhoused can be used by people as a self-righteous identifier to appear more empathetic while not doing anything (like correcting someone telling their story, instead of listening to the message) but adding a new term to the mix can help refresh the conversation and is not inherently worthless or harmful.

    May 17, 2023

  • Good word to say.

    Double dactly like lexicographical https://youtu.be/J4VzuWmN8zY?t=65

    May 7, 2023

  • This is less subtle.

    May 5, 2023

  • Cute!

    May 2, 2023

  • This is a word. It's a plural of deep. It's probably not in M-W's Collegiate or New World Dictionary. It is a playable Scrabble word though: https://scrabble.merriam.com/finder/deeps

    It could use a tag like "non-standard" or "archaic" or "fantastical" since it seems it's mostly used to describe fictional caves or extreme deep-sea creatures and monsters that are "from the deeps." It's also used in the KJV translation of Psalms.

    May 1, 2023

  • oxymoron?

    April 30, 2023

  • WHAT. depth length width warmth

    April 30, 2023

  • capital B Brand

    https://www.tumblr.com/shorthistorian/715614494439669760 "not to be a Brand"

    April 26, 2023

  • Twitter end times drama.



    Blue checks originally verified a celebrity account vs an impersonation.

    Musk made them something people could pay for for clout.

    This weekend, Twitter started giving celebrities blue checks without paying for it.

    The celebrities are not happy about it because it implies they support Musk.

    Famous anonymous tweeter @dril was verified after suggesting that everyone blocks anyone with a blue check.

    Every time they change their username (normally "wint", @dril stays the same), their blue check is removed, so as punishment, @dril receives a blue check, then changes their name to remove it, then someone at Twitter gives them a blue check again.

    April 25, 2023

  • The B&B reminded me of a tavern... in like an innlike way.

    April 20, 2023

  • These are some good definitions. Good job, lexicographers of the past.

    April 14, 2023

  • Entering my villain era, my redemption era, my top era, etc.

    This was around in 2022, but was prominently used in RuPaul's Drag Race Season 15, further bringing into the cultural zeitgeist.

    April 13, 2023

  • The need for touch

    April 11, 2023

  • Foods that are always considered desirable and safe to eat when nothing else sounds good (especially by autistic people who are sensory avoiders - classic example is buttered noodles.)

    April 11, 2023

  • Hiking where the point is to be in nature instead of an emphasis on pushing yourself for exercise goals.

    April 11, 2023

  • A new genre of tv/movies like Beef, Emily the Criminal, On the Count of Three, Palm Springs, Ingrid Goes West, Sissy, Search Party, and The Bear.

    April 11, 2023

  • oOOOOOo look at the pretty Visuals!

    April 10, 2023

  • I think it's called a phonological gap? It's a viable set of sounds/letters, but for whatever reason, no concept currently uses that vessel.

    April 9, 2023

  • This is how cats only make one set of prints - their back feet step perfectly into the impressions of their front foot steps.

    April 9, 2023

  • As a promotion for the upcoming Barbie movie, there are now templates where people fill in pictures of themselves, famous people, or memes with a "This Barbie is X" or "This Barbie Xes" captions on top like the promotional material posters. https://www.vulture.com/2023/04/barbie-movie-cast-posters-real-dolls.html

    April 8, 2023

  • This is a strategy used in unschooling practices and with PDA autism to provide potential activities for someone who would say no if you asked them without visual cues that it was already available to start. https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/strewing

    April 3, 2023

  • Fashion style. German for "layered look." Somewhat similar to Japanese mori girls.

    March 31, 2023

  • modern comical term for white people ( like Napkin American or wypipo)

    March 30, 2023

  • Post-modern Dada collage videos on TikTok?

    March 27, 2023

  • See lambast and lambaste.

    March 22, 2023

  • The drop is an EDM term for the part of an electronic-inspired song that comes after building up tension.

    Modern pop songs often build up tension with their pre-chorus to mimic this aspect of EDM, but now there are also songs that intentionally build up lots of dense production in the pre-chorus and then have a sparse chorus. That's called an anti-drop. This YouTuber uses it, and has a clip of musician Charlie Puth using the term in reference to his own song: https://youtu.be/ZWhmkpdgj74

    March 15, 2023

  • Term coined by Indiana Seresim to describe the pessimism that straight straight, bi, and pansexual women feel at being attracked to straight men - the hopelessness that comes from being attracted to your oppressor. (definition from @chillipolyamory TikTok in March 2023)

    March 14, 2023

  • Related: isogriv

    March 14, 2023

  • Pants also tent. As in pitch a tent.

    March 9, 2023

  • I mostly hear this in reference to drafting (like fantasy football drafts) where they do a serpentine draft to give first player advantage but not too much advantage. Where it goes 1 2 3 4 4 3 2 1 1 2 3 4 4 3 2 1 etc.

    March 9, 2023

  • PDA or Pathological Demand Avoidance is a subtype of autism where any demands (external, internal, self-made, anything) are potentially interpreted as threats to autonomy, threatening the person's sense of control, which their anxiety desperately grasps onto to navigate a neurotypical world. Others may view it as disrespect towards authority, but can also stem from activities they like, or bodily needs like food, bathroom, and sleep from themselves. It's not obstinance for attention, but a response to a threat to survival. https://www.pdasociety.org.uk/what-is-pda-menu/about-autism-and-pda/

    March 8, 2023

  • distinct anxiety, also called autism-distinct anxiety, is a form of anxiety related to disturbances in the comfort of an autistic person - being disconnected from their schedule, stims, interests, safe foods, preferred sensory environment, etc. Has something to do with amygdala size. https://neurosciencenews.com/amygdala-autism-anxiety-20054/

    March 8, 2023

  • nepotism baby

    The term has been around, but Jamie Lee Curtis has been using it. Just heard it again in the first 10 minutes of the Ruined podcast episode from March 7. 2023: Possession (1981). https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/23/entertainment/jamie-lee-curtis-nepo-baby/index.html


    March 7, 2023

  • lightbird25 It looks like Engpanish takes its sentence structure (grammar) totally from English, and adds the literal translation of individual endings of Spanish words onto the English sentence. Is that correct?

    \Also would Engpanish be Engpañol in the language itself?

    March 7, 2023

  • A derogatory term for trans people. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Troon

    March 6, 2023

  • I've heard this could apply to humans en masse since 2020.


    March 5, 2023

  • "it" used to be spelled "hit" (OE) but lost the h because it's so often in an unstressed place. (In reference to the list I added this to called Abbreviations that Start in the Middle.)

    March 4, 2023

  • Practical, as able to be put into practice as possible.

    March 2, 2023

  • Not disposal. Used for nuclear waste. https://www.energy.gov/ne/spent-fuel-and-waste-disposition

    March 2, 2023

  • Not disposal. Used in reference to nuclear waste. https://www.energy.gov/ne/spent-fuel-and-waste-disposition

    March 2, 2023

  • Short for gender neutral. Heard in a Feb 2023 TikTok. https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRWJhGB8/

    March 2, 2023

  • As heard in a Feb 2023 TikTok, people pretending that they're stretching dollars, making bread and growing food because it's trendy, not because they're poor.

    March 2, 2023

  • The Amen break is a famous drum beat taken from a section of the 1969 song Amen, Brother. It is a foundational sample beat in house and jungle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amen_break

    February 26, 2023

  • When it's teen labor instead of child labor? https://www.reddit.com/r/WorkReform/comments/11awn0x/think_of_the_children/

    February 24, 2023

  • I think there's an existing "sounds edible but isn't" list somewhere that this should be on.

    Edit: found it, added it

    February 22, 2023

  • Is the phrase "to the extent practical" an example of a post-positive adjective like surgeons general?

    February 22, 2023

  • When young gay men called twinks age out of being a twink and there's no specific label they transition to (like cub, otter, bear, daddy, etc.)

    February 17, 2023

  • A strategy used by people in abusive situations to be non-responsive so that the abusive person will lose interest when no one falls for their inflammatory bait. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/grey-rock also called gray rocking, grey rocking, and the grey rock method because of UK/AmE spelling differences.

    February 13, 2023

  • This term easy water is one of my favorite videos on the internet - a parrot orders groceries (mostly strawberries) from an Alexa. https://youtu.be/IvnW89osj0g

    [big tofu' is another good one, but somehow, saying easy water like a robot woman comes up more often in my daily life.

    February 10, 2023

  • Presumably crows eat these?

    February 10, 2023

  • Not to be confused with a list of triple homicides.

    February 10, 2023

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinkeeping

    February 9, 2023

  • "Perhaps the choice is a form of atonement for company founder Cecil Rhodes’s unabashed imperialism, for the blood diamond scandals, and for the ongoing exploitation of miners. Call it sparklewashing."


    Like whitewashing or greenwashing.

    February 8, 2023

  • A lot of electric kettles have a bullet point list on their boxes with a list of features. Often, one of them is "cool touch bottom", that you won't burn yourself if you touch the bottom of the kettle.

    February 8, 2023

  • I don't think it's quite solidified, but with AI-generated text/art, human-created/human-generated is a recent concept that will eventually go on this list.

    January 31, 2023

  • Cursive is also a term for a particular indie pop singing style in the 2000s/2010s. https://www.acelinguist.com/2021/05/dialect-dissection-indie-voicecursive.html

    January 30, 2023

  • Updated FSAR, AKA, an Updated Final Safety Analysis Report. People seem to say this acronym as letters, and not as "OOF-sar", even though that would sound pretty fun and save time.

    January 27, 2023

  • Podcast host recently talked about the Lion King and Nala's "do-me eyes." Better citation forthcoming.

    January 27, 2023

  • From The First Nuclear Era (1994) by Alvin Weinberg:

    "I've always found physics to be difficult. I am not endowed with the ability to see immediately the essence of a physical phenomena. Yet by dint of hard work, I was able to complete my undergraduate physics examination at the top of my small class."

    January 27, 2023

  • a retroynm now that AI-generated art/writing/journalism is a possibility because of its normalization by ChatGPT and DALL-E.

    January 27, 2023

  • Overalls made of sweatpants material

    January 26, 2023

  • Got the plural of this as a #RandomWord. New to me.

    Green's Dictionary has it as early as 1965 as a UK term. https://greensdictofslang.com/entry/3vfhtqy#cp62q2i

    January 26, 2023

  • In power plant talk, I've noticed people pronouncing turbine the way I would pronounce turban. I say the 2nd syllable more like it's an endive combine harvester from Irvine. Maybe a familiarity thing leading to erosion? American Heritage pronunciation (below) says it like them, Macmillan says it like me.

    January 17, 2023

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needle_in_a_Timestack This is the name of a 2021 sci-fi time travel movie. It breaks up the atomicity of this phrase, but it doesn't make it funny, or poignant, hay doesn't rhyme with time, it's not a before and after, and it doesn't expand the metaphor into anything more thought-provoking. It's just fucking stupid. A timestack is nothing. This phrase is nothing. Who approved this.

    Apparently it's the name of the short story from 1985 that the movie is based on. It continues to be a bad name.

    January 12, 2023

  • A paper plane is a cocktail developed in 2007, which is named after the M.I.A. song "Paper Planes" that came out that year

    January 11, 2023

  • I'm also counting smaller textile parts here - string, yarn, cloth, twine, rope.

    January 11, 2023

  • It's a short list, ruzuzu, I'm happy to have it padded out. I only knew of chiffon cake. A lot of cake textures on this list.

    I keep thinking there's a lace-based food, but I can only think of Queen Anne's Lace and drug-laced foods.

    January 10, 2023

  • Short for charisma

    January 10, 2023

  • Silk is a brand of soy milk.

    January 10, 2023

  • Not sure sponge should count as a textile, but it's tactile.

    January 10, 2023

  • I saw this used like shimmy, in the past tense "shinnied up the log to the shore" in a book from 1946. Not sure which is older or if they're related. At first I thought it was a printer typography error where 2 n's equal 1 m, but then we're still missing an m.

    December 13, 2022

  • candi-di-date reminds me of the song Down by Marian Hill where she sings that words "down di di down" a lot. https://youtu.be/cc9Wvfbt5Ec

    December 9, 2022

  • Who knows how long I was unmuted for in this meeting? M O R T I F Y I N G. mortifying.

    December 1, 2022

  • I don't just like contrastive focus reduplication, I like like it.


    December 1, 2022

  • A rare example of reduplication that isn't contrastive focus reduplication as in "Do you like him or do you like-like him?" where repeating the word denotes that the core meaning is the one that you mean. "Did you take a subway train or a train train?"

    November 29, 2022

  • Rhubarb is also used as stage whisper-type nonsense dialogue by background actors / ensemble to look like they're chatting but not saying anything. https://wordhistories.net/2022/01/28/rhubarb-theatre-nonsense/

    Oh! That sense is more thoroughly covered under rhubarb rhubarb

    November 29, 2022

  • Different from the fragrant powder chiksa

    November 28, 2022

  • different from Yiddish shiksa

    November 28, 2022

  • neurospicy means neurodivergent, from a post about facetious variants of autism - mild, spicy, extra hot like hot sauce.

    November 23, 2022

  • A fake movie by Martin Scorsese, invented by a Tumblr user.

    November 23, 2022

  • from pussy and bussy, -ussy can be a suffix for anything with a hole.


    November 18, 2022

  • I found "elongated muskrat" in Tumblr tags about him.

    November 17, 2022

  • Singer Rina Sawayama calls her fans pixels.

    November 17, 2022

  • I also found a variant - MeLon the Husk https://twitter.com/JeffAndDonkeys/status/1592910796123934720

    November 17, 2022

  • No David Bowie or Freddie Mercury song about this one.

    November 15, 2022

  • On Twitter, choosing to add a rat emoji to your profile name instead of hypothetically paying a subscription fee to have a blue verified checkmark under Elon Musk's new plan. https://www.newsweek.com/how-get-ratverified-twitter-fights-back-against-musks-blue-check-plan-1756456

    It's with a hashtag, but starting with a hashtag breaks Wordnik links?

    November 5, 2022

  • Seems like a blend, or caffeine + drug suffix.

    November 3, 2022

  • It's not the Blarney Stone and it's not Burt Wonderstone, but it's still quite wondrous and a stone. Can't find a specific picture of it online because so many other things are called wonder stone.

    November 3, 2022

  • circularity and circular design are used to describe the opposite of fast fashion - clothes made to be worn, and donated, and thrifted, and used, and shared, and worn again.

    November 2, 2022

  • you can "bake" (bake out?) residual moisture out of a reactor vessel https://www.pfeiffer-vacuum.com/en/know-how/introduction-to-vacuum-technology/influences-in-real-vacuum-systems/bake-out/

    November 2, 2022

  • I've been working on a spreadsheet to see if there are any patterns about languages or word formations that come up more often than others, but I think it's really the combination of sources that makes it hard to have strong reader intuition about how to pronounce any - meringue and merengue, quahog and quay, gnu and GNU.

    Sure, French and Greek come up a lot, but a lot of English words in total come from French and Greek, so those numbers would need to be weighted against the total number of loanwords each language family has contributed.

    November 2, 2022

  • Short for mental breakdown Maybe an algospeak algorithm avoidant term for talking about mental health without getting content banned on platforms like TikTok. A tweet on Oct 30, 2022 by @MiraGonz got 64K Likes and spread the term's use: https://twitter.com/miragonz/status/1586772633265135616

    Oct 26: https://twitter.com/demohaters/status/1585517583943483393

    November 1, 2022

  • Both of these definitions are great.

    October 31, 2022

  • Not sure what kind of list, but it seems like blanket statement and umbrella term should be on a list together.

    October 28, 2022

  • also called acronymic blends? acroblends?

    October 27, 2022

  • zucced or zucced = getting censored/banned anywhere online, originally just on Facebook. Short for Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook.

    October 25, 2022

  • 1. having too many zucchinis in a harvest

    2. being censored - short for being zucc'ed (banned for something on Facebook.)

    October 25, 2022

  • Leatherhead is also a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) villain who is an alligator in a cowboy hat.

    October 24, 2022

  • This is a snowclone from the 2021 Disney+ TV show Wandavision, originally "what is grief if not love persevering?" but it's still in use in 2022.

    October 22, 2022

  • Disney's Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. (You know, that park with that huge golfball building and a manufactured lake surrounded by representations of many countries?

    Not sure what list this belongs on, maybe a retro futurism acronym list. Corporate hope? Something.

    October 20, 2022

  • PARFUME: particle fuel model

    October 19, 2022

  • Today, I was looking for a list of fictional backronyms like this, and lo and behold, it existed already and I'm the one who made it.

    Thanks 2015 me.

    October 19, 2022

  • Hello! Go here for API key: https://developer.wordnik.com/

    October 17, 2022

  • jjon it looks like that Wiktionary page was created in June 2020. So I it may be a "subset" of data that was pulled at a certain time, before then.

    October 13, 2022

  • Letheon is ethyl ether.

    October 13, 2022

  • From the Wikipedia anadrome list, MAPS is a reverse backronym of spam.

    MAPS (Mail Abuse Prevention System)

    October 11, 2022

  • What about god and dog when they are used to describe truly great and truly awful people?

    October 11, 2022

  • What about evil mirror versions of characters like Waldo and Odlaw?

    October 11, 2022

  • If we could find a contranym (like dust or table) that was a palindrome, it could go on this list too.

    What about gag and x? I found them on an autoantonyms list. https://www.wordnik.com/lists/autantonyms

    October 11, 2022

  • I hear this used in corporate settings like "we can end this meeting early and give people time for a biobreak before the next meeting starts."

    October 11, 2022

  • Aluminum Company of America is a clipped compound, not an acronym, because of the L. It's also probably taking the O from cOmpany, not Of. Al+Co+A

    October 4, 2022

  • NaNoWriMo is in November, but doesn't feature the name November. But it feels relevant.


    *grapping hooks away*

    October 4, 2022

  • HALEU is high-assay, low-enriched uranium. Pronounced like "hay-loo."

    October 4, 2022

  • What is a bleaunt? https://youtu.be/e3qwuMzzMTU

    September 30, 2022

  • I have smellfeast on my big list of cutthroats, but the example from "English Past and Present" brought me to a fun intersection of references and light thoughts about cutthroats that I either haven't read before, or it's been 10 years so it's worth reading their gentleman scholarly work again: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/20900/20900-0.txt Thanks Gutenberg Project!

    September 30, 2022

  • Seems Italian.

    September 28, 2022

  • I'm seeing a lot of typos for smart in the citations. Could the attitude definition from aurowra0 be a shortening of smarmy?

    September 26, 2022

  • I like that the metaphorical definitions from AHD show up first, and then Wiktionary's "plural form of banana."

    September 23, 2022

  • I think it's an American football reference, or a sports reference at least, about running with your elbows out to keep other people away from you, or to suddenly jut your elbows out to knock nearby racers out of your way. Someone who's not afraid to show their mercilessly competitive side.

    September 22, 2022

  • Some type of cougar variant creature, possibly originating on Tumblr.

    September 22, 2022

  • Verlan is an example of verlan, which is 'l'envers' (the inverted) inverted.

    September 19, 2022

  • In the musical version of Heathers, the 3 Heathers sing their villain song called Candy Store.

    "Honey what you waiting for? Welcome to my candy store. Time for you to prove you're not a loser anymore, then step into my candy store." https://youtu.be/BQOoTX1Nxx8

    I guess it's evoking how she (Veronica) could do fun, destructive rich girl shit (be a kid in a candy store) if she chooses their clique over morality, but I'm not sure why it's that specific image, which isn't anywhere else in the musical. Maybe it's from the original movie?

    September 14, 2022

  • When you face-tank in a game, it means your character chooses to open a door or box without checking, even though it may set off traps, because your constitution/HP is high enough that you're not worried that you'll die even if you get hit with the full blast. Other characters, like rogues in DnD have thieves tools and proficiencies in skills that let them check for traps and disarm them, but if your party doesn't have a rogue, or if you just have a particularly stalwart dwarf paladin who doesn't fear death, you may see the consequences of face-tanking.

    In video games and RPGs of all kinds, a tank is a common defensive class, as opposed to fighter (damage-focused), healer (group health-focused), or magic user (special abilities/buff-focused).

    September 14, 2022

  • A very hard hit ball in baseball (or other sports). Not sure of the meaning. I'd guess it's a missile that you hit the piss out of.



    September 14, 2022

  • It's bait for you to click on, it's bait that wants clicks. So it's either N+N or V+N but it's endocentric either way. Kind of an odd connection. fishbait it to catch fish, so clickbait is to catch clicks. THE MORPHOLOGY OF THIS WORD WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE...

    bear bait shark bait jailbait

    September 14, 2022

  • Things being "azimuthally symmetric" is a thing I learned about today.

    September 14, 2022

  • This is not the word guardrail, this is the name of a fictional character on an episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend who was very stingy with their cocaine. https://cxg.fandom.com/wiki/Guardrail

    September 13, 2022

  • like spinster and brewster as female occupational terms?

    September 12, 2022

  • 404 page not foundland

    September 12, 2022

  • How many non-living horses are there? sawhorse, hobbyhorse, high horse

    September 12, 2022

  • In improv 101 classes, yes-anding someone means accepting whatever element they add to a scene and then building on top of it to further create the world and its characters. Sometimes written as yes, and...

    September 12, 2022

  • Some kind of strange Tumblr moment about Sans from the video game Undertale vs the anime character Reigen in a Tumblr Sexyman vote that coincided with the death of Queen Elizabeth II (Sept 8, 2022). also #sansweep also #SANSWEEP (vs. #reigensweep)

    September 10, 2022

  • Oh! I missed this list by ruzuzu. https://www.wordnik.com/lists/dungeons-and-dragons

    September 8, 2022

  • I added dungeon crawl and dungeon crawler for you, bilby. I haven't actually done a lot of that in DnD yet.

    September 8, 2022

  • A TPK is a "total party kill" in Dungeons and Dragons or other TTRPGs. That means that the group (adventuring party) of player characters (PCs) was fully killed in an attack of some kind. Often times, one of two of a party will fall to 0 hit points (HP) during a battle, but another character with healing spells or a healing potion will bring them back from death saving throws and continue on their adventure. However, when all of the player characters die, and no one is there to resurrect them, it's a TPK. TPKs can result in the end of a campaign - like dying in a story, or they can be a temporary setback that resets the progress of the party, like a video game. TPKs can lead to player characters changing who they are role-playing as, or lead to a conversation with the DM about how difficult the battles should be going forward. Or they can just be a fun story about the time that everybody died because they went to the ominous deserted village, ignored multiple red flags, released the goats of a clearly evil woman to annoy her, and then were killed by that witch in a skull-shaped airship (for example)

    September 8, 2022

  • For this candle-hour, the scent is "fresh linen."

    September 8, 2022

  • Also referred to as eye bleach - when someone intentionally posts wholesome content in order to counteract doomscrolling.

    September 8, 2022

  • Well explicked, ruzuzu. Being a murderhobo is one way to play DnD, and is fine if it fits with the story setting and the player group. Some people want to play out a high-fantasy court drama, some want to shapeshift into bears and talk to demigods, some want to explore non-binary identities and creative problem-solving, and some people want to ruthlessly murder anyone they meet without real-life consequences. That last type is murderhobos.

    September 6, 2022

  • When a DM or GM applies the rule of cool, they allow a player character to do something cool in DnD (or another RPG) that isn't strictly what is intended by the rules/the manuals, but is such a cool idea, the DM wants to reward their creativity.

    September 6, 2022

  • not persnickety. tie-sicky.

    September 6, 2022

  • A murderhobo is a character in DnD who just wants to kill any NPC that they come across or have an issue with, because it's a fictional world and they know how to wield weapons and/or magic. The whole party can be murderhobos who never try for diplomacy, or it can just be one character who flies into battle when faced with most situations.

    The hobo part is because an adventuring party travels from town to town in a normal campaign. Their backstory isn't that important because they're just focused on whatever monster or corrupt official they run into and murder that day.

    September 1, 2022

  • Not sure when/where the original source is from, but a good explanation of this distortion of working to rule: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/view/seldo/694106680062001152

    August 31, 2022

  • Interesting that the citations and tweets don't use it for time, mostly for "quantities of about 4". #RandomWord

    August 31, 2022

  • I know thaumaturgy from DnD. I guess thauma is miracle, and this definition is trying to say "when people try to describe the wonders of the world, their writings are thaumatography," Writing about wonders.

    August 29, 2022

  • Not quite twit, not trite, not tweet, not thwite. #RandomWord

    August 26, 2022

  • Per https://www.wordnik.com/users/the_mighty_quinn, a mix of oblom and excited.

    August 25, 2022

  • Per https://www.wordnik.com/users/the_mighty_quinn, a mix of oblom and excite.

    August 25, 2022

  • Per https://www.wordnik.com/users/the_mighty_quinn, a mix of oblom and excitable.

    August 25, 2022

  • Very cool

    August 24, 2022

  • An aestophobe is afraid of hot weather.

    This appeared in an article about hot weather in Seattle today - it's on phobia lists but aesto doesn't seem to appear in other English words. Very specific. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/weather/more-heat-is-in-store-for-seattle-area-but-fall-is-just-29-days-away/

    August 24, 2022

  • Hey cirri, show me a nasal cavity.

    August 23, 2022

  • I would love to nap next to abear.

    August 23, 2022

  • An alternate way to say fungi to have it treated as an equal to flora and fauna. https://undark.org/2021/08/09/flora-fauna-and-funga/

    August 20, 2022

  • Note to me for later to look this up. I think there's a French cutthroat loanword that uses this verb.

    August 18, 2022

  • A place where you could put spent nuclear fuel, but no one has yet.

    August 12, 2022

  • blorbo is your favorite character from any piece of media that you care about.

    August 9, 2022

  • Doing your job a normal amount, not over-achieving. From

    an Aug 9, 2022 article: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/view/radish-radish/692057183537561600

    August 9, 2022

  • euphemism for bomb to avoid demonization on a MarioMaker speedrunner video game video: https://twitter.com/AnAnimeGiraffe/status/1471094373479763978

    August 8, 2022

  • hospital socks (provided by the hospital) are always grippy and sometimes fuzzy, depending on the hospital. (These are both: https://www.amazon.com/Socks-Hospital-Fluffy-Slipper-Gripper/dp/B09FHPMYYP)

    August 8, 2022

  • It's not a verb, but I'm pleased that SBD has the definition for "silent but deadly."

    August 8, 2022

  • OF can be short for OnlyFans.

    August 4, 2022

  • @vendingmachine a euphemism used online. also grippy sock vacation: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=grippy%20sock%20vacation

    August 4, 2022

  • Algorithm-avoidant stripper. Also skrippa.

    August 4, 2022

  • Nudes. Naked photos.

    August 4, 2022

  • phat ass white girl

    August 4, 2022

  • A clipped compound of Delaware County = Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    August 4, 2022

  • People definitely spell murder this way now, but I can't tell if it's for fun, to avoid algorithm bans on saying murder, or just because they liked the SNL murdur durdur sketch, which was making fun of Delco (Philly) accents from Mare of Easttown. https://youtu.be/qaKZi6p6sxg

    August 4, 2022

  • This job title is used by sex workers (and others who don't want to talk about their jobs or can't for censorship/safety reasons). https://youtu.be/psCTNvhF9cE

    August 2, 2022

  • Time spent in a psych ward.

    August 2, 2022

  • I would think change course would refer to changing the ship's direction, not your location on a ship. #RandomWord

    August 1, 2022

  • Short for "kill myself", used by people to talk about mental health without being blocked or demonetized on certain sites.

    July 29, 2022

  • Oh! In DnD, Avernus is the first level of the Nine Hells. Good to know it's in Italy.

    July 29, 2022

  • Little Bear Winnie. Chinese word bans called "river crab" https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-40627855

    July 29, 2022

  • Used to mean "men" some places online to avoid men who are searching for safe-space groups to harass.

    July 29, 2022

  • I didn't know about that Latin participle form! Now I want to go to onelook.com and type *ate and see what else pops up for this list.

    July 27, 2022

  • I think the tankhughes might cross the road because she felt overwhelmed about something happening on the side of the road where she was.

    July 27, 2022

  • neck gaiter makes me think of turkey wattles. I don't think this was in the discussion of WOTY 2020, but it shoulda been, as a mask alternative of people who have sensitive ears, or who only want to nominally comply with mask laws but just keep this around their neck as a scarf.

    July 27, 2022

  • I saw this term used to describe warnings for the cat-based video game Stray. The category included trypophobia (fear of tiny clustered holes), clusters, and parasites. Reminds me of the similar category of body horror, which includes too many limbs or eyes, limbs in the wrong places, and all kindsa gross mad scientist monster manipulation of what humans should look like.

    July 27, 2022

  • Sounds more like ASMR foot fetish terminology than a legit engineering measurement, but here we are.

    July 18, 2022

  • kabuto!

    July 18, 2022

  • Thimbles are so small! how could their parameters warrant a whole report section?

    July 18, 2022

  • Feels like a betrayment department in here.

    July 15, 2022

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  • Sorry about the condiment incident.

    October 28, 2015

  • Bilby has been known to talk to himself, but this time he was talking to me. My comment page is experiencing a 404 bad ketchup gateway moment.

    April 27, 2015

  • who's my little paleoverbologist? <3

    May 12, 2011

  • Your tags are amazing. I adore the periodic symbol words.

    November 7, 2010

  • We're up to a thousand different consonant-vowel patterns now, tagged convowel.

    March 5, 2010

  • Have you figured out how many different consonant-vowel patterns are possible? I've found representatives for a couple of dozen more patterns. Your tag for descriptive missed the last vowel (assuming it's yours).

    I've tagged vowel patterns in lots of words over the last couple of years. See the list descriptions for Panvocalics, Panvocalic euryvocalic, Monovocalics, and Double diphthongs etc. Let me know if you find any errors with my tags.

    OneLook might help your search for other patterns, such as words with bh.

    February 16, 2010

  • Wow, thanks! Right now I have the time to contribute here and it amuses me. Thanks for the heads up on the error, I'm definitely human. I have a blog that, among other things, tracks the silly tags I've been adding on wordnik: http://tankhughes.blogspot.com/search/label/wordnik

    February 14, 2010

  • Hi Bri,

    Love the consonant-vowel tagging! You've covered a lot of ground. I've been adding a few of the odder patterns. There's an extra c in your tag for down.

    February 14, 2010