assoline

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of ass and gasoline

Noun[edit]

assoline (uncountable)

  1. (slang) fuel comprised of methane.
    • 2002 January 5, “'9/11' is crowned 'word of the year'”, The Deseret News, page A06:
      " Assoline " -- meaning fuel made from methane -- was voted as the year's "most outrageous" word while "second-hand speech" was given the nod as a useful term for referring to the din of strangers talking on cellphones.
    • 2002 January 8, Jim Gordon, “A day for dictionary as well as histories”, Post-Tribune, page A2:
      And I wish I'd coined the term " Assoline ," for fuel made from methane gas, voted the "most outrageous" word of 2002.
    • 2002 February 3, Susan Yerkes, “All these rages are enough to drive you mad!”, San Antonio Express-News, page 3J:
      The "most outrageous" honors went to " assoline ," for methane-based fuel.
    • 2002 February 13, Ron Allard, “OT: Dihydrogen monoxide”, rec.arts.marching.drumcorps, Usenet:
      I read somewhere that they're working on a new fuel made from methane... They're going to call it "assoline"...
    • 2002 February 11, Foggy, “Another Foggy Moment #133”, seattle.general, Usenet:
      assoline methane used for fuel
    • 2002 March 29, Otto Baade, “Words of the year”, borland.public.off-topic, Usenet:
      "assoline", methane used as a fuel.
    • 2002 April 4, Norma, “American Dialect Society's words of the year 2001”, misc.writing, Usenet:
      assoline ... methane used as fuel.
    • 2003 January 15, “Putting the words to nation's worries”, Daily Messenger, page Editorials:
      Assoline , methane used as fuel, won Most Outrageous.