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Please include Middle English reference entries from noted linguist JRR Tolkien available in public domain Project Gutenberg. "A Middle English Vocabulary" by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien available at Project Gutenberg.

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I wonder if it comes from حَبيبيw:Habibi? The ending would be wrong for a women in Arabic, but it might have lost that distinction in the transition to Urdu. Chuck Entz 07:25, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Probably a misspelling or variant of Bœotia, no? Cnilep (talk) 08:07, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

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  • Daneland
  • dash cam/dash cams/dash camera/dash cameras - new devices that I'd not heard of until news items today. S a g a C i t y (talk) 14:50, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
  • déclassé - another meaning which I've encountered in certain texts is along the lines of a "déclassé intellectual" or bohemian, someone who has been de-classed, that is, someone who no longer holds a class position. it'd be great if someone better at finding words could find some sources for this meaning
  • delayal — noun form of "delay", but is this correct? incorrect? hypercorrect? prescribed? proscribed? dialectal?
  • demoKKKracy or demokkkracy
  • diagnostic overshadowing
  • dinkey - alternative form of dinky or dinghy
  • dirt track - should be easy enough
  • discoordination, dyscoordination similar to incoordination but indicates partial coordination instead of a virtual lack thereof
  • django
  • DLLME (dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction)
  • do me a favour, as in "that's nonsense; that's ridiculous". Mglovesfun (talk) 11:41, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Donnie/Donny, colloquial name for Doncaster. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:49, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
  • don't sweat it - don't worry about it; a reference to how people under stress tend to sweat.
  • doozy (adjective)
  • drop the hand Ireland, dated. Verb meaning to engage in sexual petting. I can't get the tenses right or I'd do it.
  • drylongso, african american word for "ordinary" or "getting by with very little". previously deleted as a book title, its the title of 2 books, but existed long before these books were published. part of the poorly documented afr am linguistic/oral history. ref: [9]
  • drop-crotch: 1. baggy trousers with extra space below crotch area, a.k.a. harem trousers; 2. some kind of tree pruning technique.

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‘Ex,’ in English, can only mean a former (Romantic) partner. Otherwise, it does not stand out on its own. --Æ&Œ (talk) 21:00, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
  • (I think you mean romantic with a small r.) And I was referring to ex- of course, not ex. It can be put onto all sorts of nouns and the hyphen makes the split clear. Equinox 12:42, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
  • easts, a real plural apparently. Rædi Stædi Yæti {-skriv til mig-} 22:31, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

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  • kakotopia - related to dystopia.
  • kegler - a bowler, apparently. -- Ken g6 05:21, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
    As in the hat? Or the person? Mglovesfun (talk) 20:37, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
  • kench - To laugh uproariously.
  • knevel reputedly an old Saxon or Early English word meaning moustache. Can this be verified?

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It’s to accompany gun control. --Æ&Œ (talk) 02:31, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

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  • keep one's powder dry - see Wikipedia. 86.164.110.221 21:59, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
  • kite flyingSmuconlaw (talk) 08:08, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
    1. 2014 June 5, Adam Wagner, “Human rights reform ... Labour reveals its hand”, UK Human Rights Blog:
      If implemented, Labour's embryonic proposal is unlikely to do anything to resolve that debate, as judges will do what they are entitled to do – ignore the guidance and apply the Human Rights Act. But if Labour's proposal is, as I suspect it is, an exercise in political kite flying, then it may signal something more significant.
  • Khorasmian Some sort of ancient/Middle Iranian culture and language? It's used once on Wikipedia with no context, and most Google hits are just Google Books hits, and those doesn't immediately seem to define the word.--Prosfilaes (talk) 17:17, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

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  • off-time, off time and offtime - many uses, including tech jargon in engineering and physics; and also film names

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  • urinary tract infection - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 04:34, 5 February 2014 (UTC) The page says "an infection that affects part of the urinary tract" (and goes on to describe the various different parts) so an entry is inappropriate; pure SoP. Equinox 23:10, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
  • uterosacral ligament - connects the cervix to the sacrum
  • user script — Program which modifies the behavior of an other program (?)

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  • warning shot. Renard Migrant (talk) 19:56, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
  • we'll see and we'll see about that - surprised we don't have these common phrases ---> Tooironic (talk) 02:38, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
  • work day, non-existent entry
  • workshare (noun) -- appears to be a widely used term to describe European government funding arrangements where work, especially for military and space projects, are shared in some manner across national European country boundaries based on some non-market criteria of the "work" being contracted to occur, in the main, within national boundaries in some sort of share commensurate with that countries "contribution" to the particular agency or project. I don't fully understand the concept; but it appears to be widely used in various sources, especially those that describe the ESA and EU funding. It can also be seen in several Wikipedia articles, but appears to never be defined. One good reliable source to illustrate the concept is [26], but I'll add the quotation in hidden text since Aviation Week articles often quickly dissapear behind a paywall. Cheers. N2e (talk) 15:21, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
  • worth the candle
  • Wratten
  • wub - onomatopoeia; the sound from dubstep. Might also refer to dubstep itself? Or maybe that's wub wub or even wub wub wub. I dont' know, I'm not up to date on this newfangled music. Ultimateria (talk) 02:43, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
    Or is it wob, or both? Renard Migrant (talk) 19:26, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
  • world history, study of the history of the world. May or may not be SOP but worth a try. Rædi Stædi Yæti {-skriv til mig-} 15:03, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

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  • zoop onomatopoeic; correlates with zip and zap; Bones, season 3, episode 2 "zip it" "but" "zoop"
  • zucked or zuckered (blend of "Zuckerberg" and "fucked" or "suckered"): left in a disadvantageous position after Mark Zuckerberg's behaviour with regard to Facebook shares: if it has enough evidence at end of the year.
  • Zeusphobia, the fear of gods (or a god), probably stems from Zeus

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