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  • Spotted in my news feed.

    "'Carbershop' chorus finds renewed harmony with parking-lot rehearsals" - CBC news

    a local barbershop quartet is meeting in a parking lot with cables and a sound mixer.

    April 19, 2021

  • Maybe in a few months we'll all experience.. FOWO Fear Of Working Office

    April 18, 2021

  • Spotted this word in 2021 as well, Fear of Going Out.

    This year, it's to avoid crowds.

    April 18, 2021

  • νέος = new

    April 18, 2021

  • snackwichcraft. That's almost a sweet tooth fairy, is it not?

    April 18, 2021

  • The Earl of Snackwich will be turning in his grave.

    April 17, 2021

  • πρίων = a saw (tool, instrument)

    April 17, 2021

  • Hi Vendingmachine, I'm so sorry for the hassle. I'm not sure what's going on with the list but I'm looking into it.

    (The ILZf4M-6DSX is something we add to the URL to make sure every URL is unique.)

    April 16, 2021

  • snackwichcraft!

    April 16, 2021

  • I don't see myself EVER using this word. It's too cutesy for my taste (no pun intended; I hate puns.)

    April 16, 2021

  • It keeps doing it... I give up. Is anyone else having a problem creating new lists or with disappearing words added to a list?

    April 16, 2021

  • I've created this list at least eight times and it keeps self-erasing. Maybe it's because it's a list about sharks. My list keeps eating itself. I had perhaps 50+ words, now I see 7. And what's with ILZf4M-6DSX?

    April 16, 2021

  • Perfect definition of a man whore

    April 16, 2021

  • As a reference to Hades, this word appears in the opening lines of Fitzgerald's translation of The Iliad.

    April 16, 2021

  • If you have h-dropping (aitch- dropping) like in a Cockney type dialect, can add highway (why), hallway (wall) hooray (rue), holiday (dolly), headway (wed), and hearsay (sear).

    April 15, 2021

  • In 2021, it's a common reference to the Astra Zeneca vaccine. 'the AZ vaccine' , 'the AZ'

    April 15, 2021

  • Monomoy refers to Monomoy Girl, a champion thoroughbred mare, foaled in 2015.

    April 15, 2021

  • Hi

    April 14, 2021

  • This list includes words associated with knowledge/ignorance & perception, esp. as they relate to what is known & unknown as well as access to information.

    April 12, 2021

  • hi

    April 12, 2021

  • The images are incorrect, but obligatory is like "mandatory".

    April 12, 2021

  • Hello! This is my first search on Wordnik. Thank you for this website!

    April 12, 2021

  • api works

    April 12, 2021

  • Excellent, Seanahan

    April 11, 2021

  • Wordnik says, anyway: "Adding tags is temporarily disabled while we update our database."

    April 11, 2021

  • NEW! Fuflun minikins.

    April 11, 2021

  • Hahaha!! If only I was comfortable to use the tags... Maybe I'll learn them as I do plan on supporting this cause. I don't know how or why I stumbled upon this place today.. But I'm genuinely pleased that I did.. I feel like eyes are opening a bit more, to the broader perspective globally...

    April 11, 2021

  • 我要中文

    April 11, 2021

  • You can make that 'list of English words that are so erudite that most people wouldn't know them, but they are cognates with common, ordinary words in Spanish'. If you create it as an open list you'll allow other users to contribute.

    April 11, 2021

  • Aha, now I see how to "love" the list and it gets on a list of favorite lists. Cool.

    April 10, 2021

  • This is a great list. I wish I had a convenient way of marking it for future reference.

    April 10, 2021

  • See zenzontlruzuzu.

    April 10, 2021

  • *whacks vendingmachine with monkey wrench, makes all the granola bars come out. For free*

    April 9, 2021

  • Etymology is of course Greek, from φόνος (phonos) meaning murder, slaughter, or bloodshed.

    April 8, 2021

  • etymonline has some info at their entry for gig which mentions "Middle English ghyg "spinning top" (in whyrlegyg, mid-15c.),"

    This also makes me think of thingamajig and jiggumbob. Also fizgig. it seems to have taken on a role of intensifying whimsicality in constructions. Possibly related to the idea of spinning.

    April 8, 2021

  • All is well in the world of covid survivors...

    April 8, 2021

  • I'm Biden Morgan

    I am looking for a trustworthy honest and caring someone

    April 8, 2021

  • Thank you, fbharjo. I love it.

    April 7, 2021

  • Ruzuzu - possessor of thousands of words - see comments on zenzontle

    April 7, 2021

  • from Nahuatl language: zentzontlahtōleh ('zenzontle' is a shortened form)(means "mockingbird", literally possessor of 400 words, statements (songs?))- zenzontontli ("a count of 400") + tlahtōlli ("language, word, statement") + eh ("possessor of")

    April 7, 2021

  • verygood

    April 7, 2021

  • What? No bilby-related hand tools?

    April 6, 2021

  • Poor quinoa. Being called petty-rice is PrETTY insulting.

    April 6, 2021

  • see corporatespeak. Also called bizspeak

    April 6, 2021

  • That's a great list!

    April 6, 2021

  • ichthyophilist = a lover of fishes (OED). See ichthyophile

    April 6, 2021

  • ichthyophile = a lover of fishes (OED). See ichthyophilist.

    April 6, 2021

  • I wish we had the Inspector Closeau pronunciation on here.

    April 6, 2021

  • See also monkey.

    April 6, 2021

  • On the Wikipedia page for monkey wrench: "The World English Dictionary gives a nautical definition for monkey, as a modifier 'denoting a small light structure or piece of equipment contrived to suit an immediate purpose: a monkey foresail ; a monkey bridge'."

    April 6, 2021

  • Ewww.

    April 6, 2021

  • A very interesting website

    voip phone

    April 6, 2021

  • Eclecticity has two meanings.

    (Noun) Something which draws inspiration from many sources.

    His book was an eclecticity because it drew inspiration from many sources.

    (Noun) The state of having drawn inspiration from many sources.

    The eclecticities of his book inspired me to write something of my own.

    April 6, 2021

  • name of the 'South African' variant of Covid -

    April 6, 2021

  • April 2021, name of the 'Brazil Variant' of Covid.

    April 6, 2021

  • seeing pfizered as a verb, with 'fully pfizered' as a common phrase for someone who had 2 Pfizer covid shots.
    some usage : fully pfizered, i am pfizered, just got pfizered . I've been pfizered

    April 5, 2021

  • I wish I could find a list of English words that are so erudite that most people wouldn't know them, but they are cognates with common, ordinary words in Spanish. For example, Pascha resembles Pascua.

    April 5, 2021

  • Discoverer. just want to learn more everytime when he open his eyes.

    April 5, 2021

  • Deer source code lodestones Angel army Gaia nature Mary Joseph Jesus Buddha Abba please send and deliver infinite nominally alkalized binary goppa coated love light on to into fill through all around the source on to into fill through all around the Earth onto into fill through all around the infinite word Nick spectrum cycle beach land mass state law Church family tree family line family line family tree associated associate associates blood-brain barrier fight response flight response mind instantly at infinitum and instantly and forever at infinitum I was am and will be thankful for the one the win the victory above below within without word Nick a man a woman amen a woman a women amen a woman a man a woman a man a women amen amen women a man and woman source code.

    April 4, 2021

  • Not many starting with z, eh.

    April 4, 2021

  • Gesundheit!

    April 4, 2021

  • boldly colorful

    April 3, 2021

  • Isquitzuchil is a Nahuatl word meaning "place where flowers abound", and is the source of the name for Esquipulas, a place of pilgrimage in Guatamala.

    April 3, 2021

  • Anyone know what the -gig morpheme here is?

    April 3, 2021

  • Nickname for the American Bittern.

    April 2, 2021

  • Nickname for the American Bittern.

    April 2, 2021

  • Nickname for the American Bittern.

    April 2, 2021

  • From Egypt

    April 2, 2021

  • Not sure if a bike event name counts as a word in this case.

    https://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/KLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

    April 2, 2021

  • I think two nonstandard usages are conspiring to create confusion there. First the intransitive execute, and second against in a sense vaguely like "with reference to". Both characteristic of American corpspeak in the tens.

    I think one of the standard meanings of against, "in comparison with," (as in "checking the cargo against the manifest") has undergone a semantic shift to give rise to this newfangled meaning.

    April 1, 2021

  • achoos

    April 1, 2021

  • An organism, usually an insect, that lives on or in a host organism during some period of its development and eventually kills its host.

    April 1, 2021

  • ‘Homosexism’ is an early term originally proposed to more accurately reflect a prejudice, rather than a phobia implied in the term ‘homophobia.’ However, the term ‘homosexism’ never gained traction, but the roots of the word suggest a previously unrecognized prejudice based on sexual behavior, in contrast to a prejudice based on same-gender attraction. In the paper cited below, homosexism, as a prejudice encompassing subtypes of male same-sexual behaviors, is differentiated from homophobia, which is based on sexual orientation. Homosexism can elucidate why cultural portrayals that emphasize anal sex as the central element of sexual behavior among men who have sex with men are not supported by research evidence. Homosexism, and its potentially damaging effects, cannot be redressed until it is identified, named, and managed.

    Hellman, R.E. Male Homosexism: A Concept in Search of Acceptance. Sexuality & Culture 25, 337–346 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-020-09744-2

    April 1, 2021

  • chintz is in alphabetical order. Are there any longer words?

    March 31, 2021

  • Fatberg, a portmanteau of fat and iceberg.

    March 29, 2021

  • Spunion, a portmanteau of spun-out and onion.

    March 29, 2021

  • Sexterity, a portmanteau of sex and dexterity.

    March 29, 2021

  • I'm a bit perplexed by the use of against here. At best it's redundant, at worst confusing.

    "On behalf of the Board and executive management I thank you for your continued support as we continue executing against our growth and product strategy at CardieX.

    ...

    I look forward to reporting our progress against these objectives to you over the coming year and I thank you as always for your continuing support as we execute against our vision for your Company."

    - Craig Cooper, CEO, Managing Director, & Co-Founder of CardieX Limited, letter to shareholders 26-02-2021.

    March 29, 2021

  • Snow-how, a portmanteau of snow and know-how.

    March 29, 2021

  • Also schemozzle and shmozzle.

    March 28, 2021

  • Email feedback@wordnik.com

    March 28, 2021

  • I did previously buy the word ‘bazunga’ - unsure why it is not showing now? It was around the same time I created a meme on Instagram with Sheldon from the ‘big bang theory sitcom.

    March 27, 2021

  • Massishaheer

    March 27, 2021

  • Status update: it's plicated.

    March 26, 2021

  • this should be at tridacna

    March 26, 2021

  • Can it be used this way? "Shake down your baggage in your room, please."? I mean "put down" because I think I heard someone use this way but I'm not sure.

    March 26, 2021

  • My Discord: Bunch#2929

    March 26, 2021

  • JavaScript Developer

    March 26, 2021

  • hain't. This is a word that I've heard at least one person use habitually.

    This person also used the non-count noun HAIR as in, "I hain't washed my hairs today."

    March 26, 2021

  • a genus of marine bivalves (family Tridacnidae) having no anterior adductor muscle and an equivalve shell the valves of which are very thick and heavy and strongly plicated at the margin

    March 26, 2021

  • defined at han't

    March 25, 2021

  • see comments at Ha'n't

    March 25, 2021

  • I like how google books shows this going back to the 17th century at least.

    March 24, 2021

  • Anamodernism is the philosophical movement of 21st century occupied with the questions of contemporaneity and modernity of after-post-modernity in art accompanied with new generational decadence, languid action and theoretical absurdity.

    Anamodernity asserts to constant actuality of "now" and possibility of free non-tagged ingenious act in every art. The main artistic techniques of anamodernism are: generative art, generated text, conceptual act, anagram literature, interactive art, lateral act, underperformance, de-abstraction, linguistics and nominalism, algorithmic art, scam writing, glitch.

    The aim of anamodernism is to preserve the maximum deflection of art, the greatest civilization achievement of anti-art, one modalistic deact, deinstrumentation. To preserve a degree of modality as a degree of discretion, in this case greater discretion is the new standard of modernity. It seems that the system in its development, the system of theories and the system of movements as interpretive theories, has become effective as a standard, or a degree of discretion. To show that negative phenomena are consequences of progressive art.

    March 24, 2021

  • Ha'n't is primarily a contraction of "have not", also "has not". It takes out the "ve" or "s" and replaces with an apostrophe as opposed to haven't or hasn't. It's usually pronounced "haint" (like ain't with an h), sometimes "ha-nt" (which can sound a little like hatn't)

    March 24, 2021

  • I say check out the visuals and pics and that is definitely a wedgie. Lol

    March 23, 2021

  • I say they are bikini that show a lot of butt cheeks. Like what the dude is wearing in the visuals. Lol

    March 23, 2021

  • https://www.gemini.com/cryptopedia/crypto-cold-storage-brain-wallets

    A brain wallet is a type of crypto cold storage in the form of a memorized private key or seed phrase. Originally, a brain wallet was a hexadecimal string. Now, brain wallets can be stored as a sequence of 12-24 words (often called a mnemonic). While they draw interest and fascination, the consensus opinion is that this storage method for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is not a secure or practical option.

    March 23, 2021

  • see cultellation

    March 22, 2021

  • awesome. check the flickr example.

    this hawai'ian dictionary page mentions low lying rainbows, but also the phenomenon of clouds refracting in rainbow colors which i imagine this to be an example of

    March 22, 2021

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