Appendix:Glossary of English apocopations

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This is a glossary of common apocopations in the English language.

Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


A[edit]

automatic[15]
  • av or avvie (also avvy)
    avatar

B[edit]

b
bad (as in the phrase "my bad" meaning "my mistake" or "my apologies")Template:Fact
bennies
benzedrine (slang)[16]
benefits[17][18][19]
bi
bisexual (slang)[20]
bike
bicycle[21]
bio
biology[22]
biography (informal)[23]
Birks
Birkenstocks
biz
business (informal)[24]
bod
body(slang/informal)[25]
bookie
bookmaker[26]
bra
brassiere[27]
bread
bread and honey (money)
bro
brother(slang)[28]
bronc
bronco[29]
bronto
BrontosaurusTemplate:Fact
bud
buddy (informal)[30]
budgie
budgerigar[31]
bunk
bunkum[32]

C[edit]

cab
Cabernet Sauvignon
cabriolet
caff (UK slang)
café
cal
calorie (in combination, especially "lo-cal")
Cal or Cali
California
Calcutta
cam
camera
camouflage
camo
camouflage
Can
Canada or Canadian (in combination)
cap
captain (UK)
caps
capitals (capital letters)
carbs
carbohydrates
cardio
cardiovascular training (aerobic exercise)
cat
catalytic converter
catamaran
chem
chemistry
chemo
chemotherapy
chimp
chimpanzee
cig
cigarette
civ
civilization
civvy or civie
civilian
civvies
civilian clothes (military slang)
clit
clitoris
coed
coeducational
coke
cocaine
Coke
Coca-Cola
com
command (military formation)
communication (especially in combinations)
combi or combo
combination
con
confidence trick
convention (meeting)
convict
condo
condominium
congrats
congratulations
co-op
cooperative
corp
corporation
cred
credibility
crip
cripple
croc
crocodile
curio
curiosity
cousin
cyber
cybernetic (especially in combination)

D[edit]

decaf
decaffeinated
decal
decalcomania
decij
decision
deco
decoration
deets
details
defrag
defragment
deli
delicatessen
delish
delicious
Dem
Democrat
demo
demonstration
demolition
derm
dermatologist
dermatological
detox
detoxification
dicot
dicotyledon
dif (or diff)
difference
digi
digital
digi cabes
digital cable
dino
dinosaur
dis (or diss)
disrespect
disco
discotheque
doc
doctor
document
dorm
dormitory

E[edit]

ed
education
emo
emotional
ep
episode
ex
ex-(boyfriend, wife, etc)
exhibition
war exercise
exam
examination
exec
executive
expo
exposition

F[edit]

fab
fabulous
fan
fanatic
fed
federal
frag
fragmentation grenade, also verb: to kill with such a grenade.
frank
frankfurter
fridge
refrigerator

G[edit]

ganj
ganja
gas
gasoline
gat
Gatling gun
gig
gigabyte
gin
Geneva[33]
glutes
gluteus maximus
go fig
go figure
gov
governor
government
grad
graduate (or graduation, as in "grad night")
Guac
Guacamole
gym
gymnasium

H[edit]

hash
hashish
hep
hepatitis
hetero or het
heterosexual
hippo
hippopotamus
homo
homosexual
homogenized (milk)
hydro
hydroelectricity
hydrotherapy
hydrothermal
hydroponic
hype
hyperbole
hypo
hypodermic
hyper
hyperactive

I[edit]

Inc
Incorporated
inf
infinitely
info
information
infra dig
infra dignitatem (beneath one's dignity) (borrowed from Latin)
inti
intifada
intro
introduction
ipecac
ipecacuanha
Itey
Italian

J[edit]

Jap
Japanese (considered rude)

K[edit]

kilo
kilogram
klepto
kleptomaniac

L[edit]

lab
laboratory
(cap.) Labrador retriever
lav
lavatory
legit
legitimate
les, lez or lesbo
lesbian
lib
liberal
liberation
(cap.) Libertarian
limo
limousine
lino
linoleum
lit
literature
lo-cal
low-calorie
log
logarithm

M[edit]

mac
macadam
macaroni
(with initial capital) Macintosh (Apple Macintosh)
McIntosh apple
(or mack) mackintosh
macro
macroinstruction
mag
magazine
magnet
magnification
magnesium alloy wheels
magnum
Man United
Manchester United
Mass
Massachusetts
maths (UK) or math (U.S.)
mathematics
matric
matriculation[34]
max
maximum
mayo
mayonnaise
med
medication
medic
(with initial capital) Mediterranean (the sea or the surrounding area)
meg
megabyte
memo
memorandum
meth
methamphetamine
meths
methylated spirits
Mex or Mexi
Mexican
mezc
mescaline
mike or mic
microphone
microgram
mil
millilitre
Minn
Minnesota
Miss
Mississippi
mod
moderator
modern
modification
modular
modulo
mono
monaural
monochrome
mononucleosis
monocot
monocotyledon

N[edit]

natch
naturally
negs
(photographic) negatives
neocon
neoconservative
nympho
nymphomaniac

O[edit]

op
optical art (op art)[35]
optical
operation (military operation)
operator
opportunity
op-ed
"opposite the editorial (page)"
orang
orangutan

P[edit]

Paki
Pakistani (pejorative)
pants
pantaloons[36]
pec
pectoral muscle[37]
peeps
people (slang)[38]
Peke
Pekingese
Penn
Pennsylvania
perp
perpetrator (slang)[39]
perv
pervert[40]
photo
photograph (informal)[41]
photo op
photo(graphic) opportunity[42]
phys ed
physical education (informal)[43]
piano
pianoforte[44]
pic (plural pics or pix)
(motion) picture (slang)[45]
(photographic) picture (slang)[45]
pol
politician (informal)[46]
polio
poliomyelitis[47]
poly
polyester[48]
polyethylene[48]
polygraph (U.S. government, as in "full scope poly")[49]
polymer[50]
polytechnic[51]
po-mo
post-modern[52]
pop
popular (informal)[53]
porn or porno
pornography (slang)[54]
pram
perambulator, a baby carriage.
prefs
preferences
preg
pregnant
prelim
preliminary (examination)
prep
preparatory
pres or prez
president
pro
professional
prof
professor
prom
promenade
promo
promotion
prop
propaganda
propeller
proposition
property
psych
psychology
psycho
psychopath
pub
publication
public house
pullie
pullover
pulsar
pulsating
star
pyro
pyromaniac

Q[edit]

quad
quadrangle (courtyard)
quadruplet
quin, quint (U.S. and Canada)
quintuplet

R[edit]

rad
radian
radiator
radical
(military) radio
radio
radiotelegraphy
raspberry
raspberry tart (fart; more commonly, the derisive sound made with the tongue and lips; a Bronx cheer)
Rasta
Rastafarian
Reb
Rebel (i.e., Confederate)
rec
recreation
recon
reconnaissance
ref
referee
reference
reg
registration ([rɛdʒ] UK; of a motor vehicle)
regulation ([rɛɡ])
rehab
rehabilitation
rep
repetition
representative
(with initial capital) Republican
reputation
repo
repossession
res
reserve (Indian or military)
residence
resolution
retro
retro-rocket
rev
revolution (of a record, engine, etc)
rhino
rhinoceros
ruck
rucksack
rum
rumbullion (obsolete)[55]

S[edit]

San Fran
San Francisco
sarge
sergeant
sarky (UK)
sarcastic
Satch
Joe Satriani
sax
saxophone
schizo
schizophrenic
Scottie
Scottish Terrier
Sea-Tac
Seattle-Tacoma
sec
second
secant
Semper Fi!
Semper Fidelis
sig
significant (figures)
signal
(Internet) signature
sim
simulation
sis
sister
soph
sophomore
spats
spatterdashes
spec
specialist
specification
speculation
specs
specifications
spectacles
sperm
spermaceti
spermatozoön
staph
staphylococcus
stat
statim (borrowed from Latin)
stats
statistics
steno
stenographer
stereo
stereophony
strep
streptococcus
stude
student
sub
subaltern
subeditor
subsidiary
sublieutenant
submarine
subordinate
subscriber
(especially as subs) subscription
subsistence money (an advance payment)
substitute
subway
sum
summarize
sus (or suss)
suspect
sush
sushi
sync or synch
synchronization
synth
synthesizer
syph
syphilis

T[edit]

tan
tangent
tarp
tarpaulin
taxi or taxicab
taximeter cabriolet
tech
technician
technology
techno
technology
teddy
teddy bear
teen
teenager
tele or telly
television
titfer
tit for tat (hat)
tog
obsolete togeman, from obsolete French togue, cloak, from Latin toga, garment
trad
tradition(al)
tranq
tranquilizer
trig
trigonometry
tux
tuxedo
typo
typographical error

U[edit]

undies
underwear
uni
university
unicam
(unicameral) legislature (Nebraska, United States only)

V[edit]

veg
vegetate
veg or veggie
vegetable
vegetarian
vet
veterinarian
veteran

W[edit]

Wisc
Wisconsin

X[edit]

xolo
xoloitzcuintli

Y[edit]

Yank
Yankee

Z[edit]

zep
zeppelin
Zin
Zinfandel
zinco
zincograph
zoo
zoological garden

References[edit]

  1. ^ ab 2. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  2. ^ ab 1. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  3. ^ ad 2. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  4. 4.0 4.1 ad 1. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ admin - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  7. ^ admin - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  8. ^ ag - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  9. ^ aggro. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  10. ^ agitprop. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  11. 11.0 11.1 amp. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  12. 12.0 12.1 amp - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  13. ^ app. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  14. ^ auto. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  15. ^ auto - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  16. ^ benny. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  17. ^ 12/22/97 BATTLE OF THE BENNIES
  18. ^ A few biotechs still beat the drum for bennies - San Francisco Business Times:
  19. ^ Stanley Kurtz on Gay Marriage on National Review Online
  20. ^ bi. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  21. ^ bike. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  22. ^ bio - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  23. ^ bio. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  24. ^ biz. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  25. ^ bod - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  26. ^ bookie - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  27. ^ bra - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  28. ^ bro - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  29. ^ bronc - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  30. ^ bud - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  31. ^ budgie - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  32. ^ bunk - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  33. ^ gin 1. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  34. ^ matric - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  35. ^ op - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  36. ^ pant 2. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  37. ^ pec. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  38. ^ peeps - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  39. ^ perp. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  40. ^ perv - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  41. ^ photo. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  42. ^ photo op - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  43. ^ phys ed. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  44. ^ piano 1. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  45. 45.0 45.1 pic. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  46. ^ pol. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  47. ^ polio. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  48. 48.0 48.1 poly. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  49. ^ CI poly - Information from Reference.com
  50. ^ poly - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  51. ^ poly - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  52. ^ po-mo - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  53. ^ pop 3. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  54. ^ porn. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  55. ^ rum 1. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000