Definitions

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  • n. The method by which kayakers “jump” hydraulic backwash, known as holes or hydraulic jumps, in high-gradient mountain rivers. The action is analogous to a skier jumping a cliff.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Peach-brandy: a word in use among the Pennsylvania Germans.

Etymologies

Generally attributed to whitewater kayaking afficionados in the eastern United States in the mid- to late-1970s. The term derives from the onomatopoetic sound that a kayak makes when it lands on the water after “ski jumping” the waterfall forming the backwash. (Wiktionary)

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  • See also boofhead.

    April 20, 2012

  • Compare and contrast:

    Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia:
    "n. Peach-brandy: a word in use among the Pennsylvania Germans."

    Wiktionary
    "n. The method by which kayakers “jump” hydraulic backwash, known as holes or hydraulic jumps, in high-gradient mountain rivers. The action is analogous to a skier jumping a cliff."

    April 20, 2012

  • from Trinidadian slang: to rough someone up or insult them or to scold someone

    November 24, 2010