Wiktionary:Requested entries (English)
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- -sex - OneLook - ( • • • ), a suffix for placenames, see Middlesex, Sussex, etc. PseudoSkull (talk) 00:21, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
- -itic - OneLook - ( • • • ), used to make an adjective of nouns ending in "-ite", as in from dendrite to dendritic . Could be added to -ic#Related_terms. 18.104.22.168 23:50, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
- pseudo-Anosov - OneLook - ( • • • )
- anti-Gentile - OneLook - ( • • • ), anti-Nazi - OneLook - ( • • • ), anti-semitism already has a page
- abigeus - OneLook - ( • • • ) - missing English
- abolla - OneLook - ( • • • ) - missing English
- absinthiana see Absinthiana on Wikipedia
- AC adapter - OneLook - ( • • • ) - I'd say this leans closer to idiomatic than SOP
- accolent - OneLook - ( • • • ) - missing English
- accubitum - OneLook - ( • • • ) - missing English
- acharné - OneLook - ( • • • ) - missing English
- acipenser - OneLook - ( • • • ) - missing English
- adenia - OneLook - ( • • • ) - missing English
- affreux - OneLook - ( • • • ) - missing English
- aiger - OneLook - ( • • • ) - missing English
- ang pow - OneLook - ( • • • ), angpow, ang pao, ang pau (probably more spellings)
- anterior deltoid - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Apollonian* and Mercurian* (missing noun senses) per Yuri_Slezkine#Slezkine.27s_theory_of_ethnic_identity
- application logic - OneLook - ( • • • ) - used in software engineering, related to (and possibly a synonym of) business logic and domain logic.
- boy off - OneLook - ( • • • ), UK slang I think | Never heard of it; do you mean bog off?! Equinox ◑ 19:55, 4 November 2014 (UTC) - urban dictionary has it as a euphemism for bullshit, but hard to find any citations. Kiwima (talk) 19:58, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
- Tony Thorne's Dictionary of Contemporary Slang claims that the expression comes from the adjective boyed, which in turn comes from the verb to boy . (We have the verb but not the adjective.) Dbfirs 22:13, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
- bachelor griller - OneLook - ( • • • ) — I have added an article on this at EN:WP but it could do with a DICDEF and I don't have dictionaries with me. The term seems to be at least 100 years old in UK English but seems to be uncommon in the United States. SimonTrew (talk) 09:58, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
- brummagaem - OneLook - ( • • • ) — noun form of brummagem, used by Henry James in his 1892 story "The Lesson of the Master"
- binom - OneLook - ( • • • ): countable noun: sth in Asian linguistics, perhaps like a doublet? cf. binomial
- black don't crack - OneLook - ( • • • )
- bipolarist - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Burmic - OneLook - ( • • • )
bloxers - OneLook - ( • • • ), underwear designed to conceal erections-- trademark? was posted here before and deemed unsuitable
- comparison rate - OneLook - ( • • • ), In Australian finance, some sort of all up cost for loans. (probably a specific formula for consumer loans including mortgages required by regulation for consumer protection)
- chip and gather - OneLook - ( • • • ) or chip-and-gather - OneLook - ( • • • ) - in rugby
- crown lease - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Caliphian - OneLook - ( • • • )
- come 'ed - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Scouse for come on#Interjection, need a proper Scouser to confirm the spelling
- Charmyne - OneLook - ( • • • )
- cell count medicine
- charchari - OneLook - ( • • • ) - a traditional Bengali dish
- cigarette holder - OneLook - ( • • • )
- coat trailing - OneLook - ( • • • )
- cold hard cash - OneLook - ( • • • )
- compact camera - OneLook - ( • • • ) - looks SOP but it's in Collins and Encarta and turns out to predate digital cameras. syn or see also of point-and-shoot camera
- contradick - OneLook - ( • • • ); I think it's an eye dialect of contradict. Philmonte101 (talk) 06:00, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
- councel - OneLook - ( • • • ) – I believe this is a American word for legal team. RobbieIanMorrison (talk) 13:58, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
- crack team = SoP crack + team; also squad, troops etc. Equinox ◑ 06:43, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
- Creonic, Creonian; see Creon
- ctesohedonic - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Latin for "lust for possession" found in Popular Science Monthly Volume 54 Page 519 Ineuw (talk) 17:12, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
- doady - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Dutch rudder - OneLook - ( • • • ) - a sex act. Used in Zack and Miri Make a Porno and at least once on Usenet. I'm not sure if a third citation can be found. —Mr. Granger (talk • contribs) 22:51, 31 January 2015 (UTC) -- also a type of rudder Kiwima (talk) 00:13, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
- Dat - OneLook - ( • • • ) Not sure if this is English, or just borrowed in to English. I'm reading a novel set in Amish country and this comes up a lot. Seems to mean either father or possibly any older man. Not sure if it is official Pennsylvania Dutch or just Amish slang. It's always capitalised. --Dmol (talk) 10:28, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
- datum VERB, datuming, datumed: many uses in Google Books.
- de profundis - OneLook - ( • • • )
- dermatopathic lymphadenitis - OneLook - ( • • • )
- destubathon - OneLook - ( • • • )
- digestate - OneLook - ( • • • ) (see also digestate)
- dread fascination - OneLook - ( • • • )
- dyotic signaling: mitogenic signaling but decreased differentiation signaling
- dude food
- eccentric target - OneLook - ( • • • ) Looks SOP to me. Kiwima (talk) 01:05, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
- existential security - OneLook - ( • • • )
- eicosa- - OneLook - ( • • • ) prefix,<gr,'20',ex Eicosapentaenoic acid, eicosanoid - OneLook - ( • • • )s
- elastofluid - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Alexandria Eschate - OneLook - ( • • • )
- exairesis - OneLook - ( • • • ) - synonim for exhairesis?
- exhairesis - OneLook - ( • • • ) - some kind of varicose vein surgery
- endorse someone out - OneLook - ( • • • ) - as used in South Africa under apartheid, see OED ---> Tooironic (talk) 15:35, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
- epicline - OneLook - ( • • • )
- eponysterical - OneLook - ( • • • ) - portmanteau of "eponymous" and "hysterical". Internet-speak.
- ethnopoiesis - OneLook - ( • • • ) - in Foucault's ethics:. Also relevant to descriptions of Norman activity within their emerging empire.
- exhaustify, exhaustification: something about formal grammars?
- eyes playing tricks on one - OneLook - ( • • • ) - for one to visually misperceive, see or read things wrongly, or see illusions.
- flying kilometer - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Average speed measured over a distance of exactly one kilometer, where all intentional acceleration is performed before entering the measured mile, and all slowing is performed after leaving the measured area.
- flying mile - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Average speed measured over a distance of exactly one mile, where all intentional acceleration is performed before entering the measured mile, and all slowing is performed after leaving the measured area.
- free roam - OneLook - ( • • • )
- firm code - OneLook - ( • • • ) / firmcode - OneLook - ( • • • ) / firm-code - OneLook - ( • • • ) - contrast hard code and soft code. Keith the Koala (talk) 15:04, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
- friction burn - OneLook - ( • • • ), sum of parts? See also carpet burn, rug burn - OneLook - ( • • • ). Renard Migrant (talk) 21:49, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
- fifth wall - OneLook - ( • • • ), seriously though, where is this?
- No break the fifth wall - OneLook - ( • • • ) either. Renard Migrant (talk) 16:20, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
- I've heard of the fourth wall, what's the fifth wall? Keith the Koala (talk) 22:41, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
- WP says it can be the barrier between audience members watching the same work. Equinox ◑ 22:43, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
- There does not seem to be consensus on that - I have seen it refer to the barrier between theatre people and critics or audience members, the barrier between the theatre and the outside "real" world, and any number of psychological barriers. In an entirely different sphere, it is used by designers to refer to the cieling as a design element. Kiwima (talk) 22:08, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
- I've heard of the fourth wall, what's the fifth wall? Keith the Koala (talk) 22:41, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
- five on the money - OneLook - ( • • • ) - phrase meaning superlative or best in class.
- fross - OneLook - ( • • • )
- fact pattern - OneLook - ( • • • ) - in law
- fair share - OneLook - ( • • • )
- family celebrant - OneLook - ( • • • ) - see civil celebrant Tojam2 (talk) 18:58, 28 March 2016 (UTC)
- fewte - OneLook - ( • • • ) - used in JRR Tolkien's The Fall of Arthur IV.26-29: "As wary as wolves through the wood stalking / to the marches rode there Mordred's hunters, / huge and hungry hounds beside them / the fewte followed fiercely baying." --AusTerrapin (talk) 18:23, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
- field rat - OneLook - ( • • • )
- field tent - OneLook - ( • • • ) - seems to be in other dictionaries, usually defined as being canvas. Which sense of "field"? Something military? Camping in a field as on a farm rather than a campsite doesn't seem likely...
- financial adviser or financial advisor
- flu shot - OneLook - ( • • • )
- flying knee - OneLook - ( • • • ) - a kind of strike in martial arts
- for dear life - OneLook - ( • • • )
- for want of - OneLook - ( • • • )
- front it up - OneLook - ( • • • ) He said: "Leicester are where they are because they've had a fantastic season and because their manager has managed skilfully and sensibly, but also because they previously had someone in charge who was able to front it up and make tough decisions when they needed to be made. I know how pivotal the work I did was for them to be in the situation they're in now." https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/bitter-nigel-pearson-demands-credit-123924027.html
- front loading: see front-load (makes more sense with hyphen)
fuck my life - OneLook - ( • • • ): SoP but see FML
- fug and fuzz - OneLook - ( • • • ) 22.214.171.124 21:25, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
- funeral celebrant - OneLook - ( • • • ) - see civil celebrant Tojam2 (talk) 18:58, 28 March 2016 (UTC)
- frosted tips - OneLook - ( • • • )
- field ration - see ] Supevan
- flake off
- general word - OneLook - ( • • • )
- good self - OneLook - ( • • • ) - see requested entry for your good self
- galoshin - OneLook - ( • • • ) - mummer, guiser (should be capitalized Kiwima (talk) 03:29, 2 February 2016 (UTC))
- Gawaine - OneLook - ( • • • ) – It's an alternate spelling of Gawain; is there another sense? Cnilep (talk) 00:54, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
- Gorlois - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Grand Mentor - OneLook - ( • • • ) apparently a Chinese title.
- promulsis - OneLook - ( • • • ): In Ancient Rome the meal practice was to have two main courses which were supplemented by appetizers at the start of the meal known as either gustatio or promulsis.
- game day - OneLook - ( • • • ) - the appointed day for an event, such as D-Day. Recent documentary I saw has it often said by US Secret Service for the day the president gets to their city.
- gates of hell - OneLook - ( • • • ) - see English Wikipedia entry: gates of hell
- genre film - OneLook - ( • • • )
- get down on – 
- get one's ships on - OneLook - ( • • • ) - "Then, later, we would write long emails explaining everything, and why it was time for us to really get our ships on and he always respectfully declined". 
- girl in every port - OneLook - ( • • • ) - or some variant thereof
- give someone a break - OneLook - ( • • • )
- glyd ring - 
- golden cypress
- greedy algorithm - OneLook - ( • • • ) - see WP: wikipedia:greedy algorithm. SoP or no? Philmonte101 (talk) 23:58, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
- ground and pound - OneLook - ( • • • ) - technique in mixed martial arts
- come a gutser
- gamertag - OneLook - ( • • • )
- gender baiting
- green cheese - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Wikipedia has an entry for the term
- Habib - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Muslim male given name from Arabic?
- habit of mind - OneLook - ( • • • ) - appears to be an idiomatic set phrase ---> Tooironic (talk) 06:48, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
- hard pass - OneLook - ( • • • )
- have one's act together - OneLook - ( • • • ) - we already have get one's act together
- headspring* (missing sense) in gymnastics, and related neckspring
- hedgehogged: some kind of military formation?
- hero image - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Heschl's gyrus (plural gyri)
- heterolingual and homolingual
- historical precedent - OneLook - ( • • • ) - in law and logic
- hummina: orig used by the character Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners; may be a speechless mumbling sound, or possibly a leer of sexual excitement like schwing. Equinox ◑ 04:09, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
- hyperdeficient, hyperdeficiency
- Hinghwa - OneLook - ( • • • )
- hysterica passio - a Shakespearean illness akin to a panic attack. "Hysterica passio, down, thou climbing sorrow" - King Lear, Line 55, Act II, Scene IV, Shakespeare
- hotdog down a hallway, a large and spacious vagina
- in copula - OneLook - ( • • • )
- From the Russian for "people from another village," meaning the non-Cossack immigrants to the Cossack hosts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
- in-state - OneLook - ( • • • ) and/or in-state tuition - OneLook - ( • • • ) - relates to the United States educational phenomenon where tuition at a university is lower for those students who have legal residence in the state where the university resides
- inertial load - OneLook - ( • • • ) see e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulse-width_modulation
- I am that I am - OneLook - ( • • • ) (Exodus 3:14)
- if only the czar knew - OneLook - ( • • • )
- International Baccalaureate - OneLook - ( • • • )
- in-country - definition
- intestine war - OneLook - ( • • • ) - apparent synonym of civil war, as said in its entry. Is also a redirect on Wikipedia to "civil war". However, it may have a slightly different meaning, as this source from Books says "But if there were war to-day between two Australian colonies, that would not be intestine war in the sense in which the American civil war was intestine war." suggesting that intestine war may be more intense?
- As I read "The present and future of the Australasian colonies" (1883) from which that quote comes, the author is arguing that Australasian colonies are separate from one another, notwithstanding their relationship with Britain. In other words, since Australia and, say, New Zealand are not intestine (“within the same state country”), a war between them would not be civil war. Cnilep (talk) 00:54, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
- inrigger - a type of rowing boat, contested at the 2012 Olympics
- Iron Lady - see the entry on the on-line Collins dictionary
- improved ley - OneLook - ( • • • ) – something to do with agriculture: seemingly a vegetation type or a sort of pasture.
- Jezoid (Jesoid)
- jet and rejet: missing verbs: something you do to a carburetor
- jugrigger, synonym of inrigger
- jomo or JOMO - the joy of missing out
- kinoyl - OneLook - ( • • • )
- klatskin - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Kraton - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Indonesian (and used in english) - word for palace in Java in Indonesia sats (talk) 14:17, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
- Comment: Are you referring to "know everything" being used as a noun, or as a verb? Because if the possible noun (probably "know-everything") exists, then that would probably not be SoP, but the verb is just know + everything. For instance "You just act like you know everything!" Philmonte101 (talk) 13:31, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
- Kool-Aid. Not sure if we're missing a definition, or a usage note. Terms like "pass the Kool-Aid", and "we need more Kool-Aid" both are reasonably common but are not covered by the entry we have at "drink the Kool-Aid". Often said in reponse to a silly comment from someone. How should this be worded. --Dmol (talk) 04:20, 8 July 2016 (UTC) Mmm, something like "uncritical acceptance of an ideology" (going by the drink... entry); and it's a back-formation from that phrase. Equinox ◑ 04:25, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
- Kum Nye
- Kunshan, the city in Jiangsu province, China where Kunqu originated
- Lapsus linguæ - OneLook - ( • • • )- We already have this, as lapsus linguae. Chuck Entz (talk) 06:55, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
- last wordism - OneLook - ( • • • ) All but one cites I found are hyphenated (last-wordism.
- line of thought - OneLook - ( • • • ) — an expression I've heard being used many times, which I'm planning to use now on a definition of a word, but which doesn't have a page yet.
- labotomy - OneLook - ( • • • ) - (Seems to be an alternative spelling of/misspelling for(?) lobotomy)
- leisure time - OneLook - ( • • • ) - time an individual has when they are not working, attending to their needs and obligations, or addressing family duties.
- lapsed – as an adjective (see here).
- lessest - OneLook - ( • • • ) - in Merriam-Webster
- logopoeia - OneLook - ( • • • ) DTLHS (talk) 14:18, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
- lost film - OneLook - ( • • • ), see wikipedia:lost film. Is it SOP? Philmonte101 (talk) 17:43, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
- lived experience - See: 1; 2; 3; 4 Also look for mental health related meaning of this word. -- Could anecdata be a synonym?
- I am not sure, I think anecdata is a less used cognitive term to disparage significance of the idea, google news search contents validates "lived experience". There are a lots of hits at google scholar.
- Madinat - OneLook - ( • • • ) (or madinat?). Used in tourist prospects as a class name ("Madinat Khalifa"); related pages: Medina and المدينة المنورة.
- ma non troppo - OneLook - ( • • • ) - apparently means "too much"/"excessively" in music ---> Tooironic 12:36, 3 September 2011 (UTC) I thought it meant "but not too much" Fugyoo 05:27, 17 September 2011 (UTC)
- many-splendored - OneLook - ( • • • ) / many-splendored thing - OneLook - ( • • • ) - common cliché ---> Tooironic 11:15, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
- mont de piété - OneLook - ( • • • ) I have added Mont de Piété, but cannot find sufficient cites for a lower-case version - most of those appear in French texts. Kiwima (talk) 23:01, 30 May 2016 (UTC)
- Maury - OneLook - ( • • • )
- mediarology - OneLook - ( • • • ) - just about everything is either the brand name of a business, or a reference in quotes to Stephen Schneider's use of the term for the communication of global warming issues in the media. It does not appear to have caught on. Kiwima (talk) 04:09, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
- michio - OneLook - ( • • • )
- midpoint valuation - OneLook - ( • • • )
- male duct system - OneLook - ( • • • ) - accessory reproductive organs that produce, mature, store, and transport sperm from the testes to the exterior
- migdol - OneLook - ( • • • ) - noun, meaning a fortified structure. See Migdol wikipedia page.
- make one's own - OneLook - ( • • • ) - as in "I'll make this job my own"
- Manedjet - OneLook - ( • • • ) - One of the two Egyptian solar barks, the Day-bark, the other being Meseket, the Night-bark
- memeufacturers - OneLook - ( • • • ) -factories which produce new gadget trends like hoverboards and selfie sticks based on viral social media trends http://www.newsweek.com/hoverboard-explosions-raise-safety-concerns-403198 http://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/how-to-make-millions-of-hoverboards-almost-overnight#.rgorWnajv
- means of labor - OneLook - ( • • • ) - see Wikipedia entry ---> Tooironic (talk) 12:35, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
- mafting - OneLook - ( • • • ) and its cousin mafted - OneLook - ( • • • ). Yorkshire term for a temperature capable of making you feel hot, or just feeling very hot ("It's mafting in here", "I am mafted".) 126.96.36.199 15:18, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
- marginal return - OneLook - ( • • • )
- meningitis W - OneLook - ( • • • )
- metal shaving - OneLook - ( • • • ) Freayd (talk) 11:35, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
- Mexicanada - OneLook - ( • • • )
- MHS - OneLook - ( • • • ) - an abbreviation of many high schools as well as many other...things. See MHS on Wikipedia for a nearly complete list of the non-school ones, and there are many schools, especially high schools, with this abbreviation. So much work. Philmonte101 (talk) 04:09, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
misandrise, misandrize, make misandric: use WT:LOP for inventions.
- mollic - OneLook - ( • • • ) - soil science
- national mourning - OneLook - ( • • • ): uncountable
- negrobilia - OneLook - ( • • • )
- no chill - OneLook - ( • • • )
- nope rope - OneLook - ( • • • ): hiking slang for a snake
Norway model (in the context of Brexit)
- omegaverse - OneLook - ( • • • )
- on notice - OneLook - ( • • • ), as in "put someone on notice", "place on notice", etc. - having been issued a notice, warning, etc. Facts707 (talk) 08:10, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
- oil-blotting sheet - OneLook - ( • • • )s (also known as blotting sheet - OneLook - ( • • • )s?? and aburatorigami - OneLook - ( • • • )?) - sheets used to remove oil secretions from the face
- open-neck - OneLook - ( • • • ) (similarly, open-necked - OneLook - ( • • • )) - an item of clothing (e.g. button-up shirt) which is open at the neck.
- over one's skis - OneLook - ( • • • )
- the one that goes the other way - OneLook - ( • • • ) - plain English version of doosra (examples)
- overbreak*: noun in geology, related to underbreak
- other duties as assigned*:
- in management (not sure what the purpose of this part of the entry relates to)
- related to job description
- I'm unclear how to 'force' it to be singular. The template is also changing assigned to assigneds
- Here's my proposed definition: Flexible clause in job description that allows management to expand specified duties an employee is expected to perform. This is generally preferred by supervisors, and opposed by stronger unions.
- oxopropanoic - OneLook - ( • • • )
- offshore - as a noun, simples
- orgo - OneLook - ( • • • ) - short for organic chemistry?
- parabolic reflector - OneLook - ( • • • ) - hits on OneLook, and there is a Wikipedia article ---> Tooironic 12:14, 12 June 2011 (UTC) Is this more than sum of parts as a reflector that is parabolic (shaped like a parabola)? RJFJR 19:55, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
- pay way - OneLook - ( • • • ) - or pay someone's way - OneLook - ( • • • ) ---> Tooironic 10:25, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
- piggostat - OneLook - ( • • • ) - device for immobilizing a child for chest x-rays - usually capitalized - brand name??? Kiwima (talk) 23:50, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
- public indecency - OneLook - ( • • • ) - legal term ---> Tooironic 13:08, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
- pulse voltammetry - OneLook - ( • • • )
- palæocene - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Panacæa - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Phæacian - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Phœbe - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Poë-bird - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Pœcile - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Poecile
- præcaval - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Prætexta - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Prætorium - OneLook - ( • • • )
- pandey - OneLook - ( • • • )
- pan-Scandinavian - OneLook - ( • • • )
- paultard - OneLook - ( • • • )
- photolurker - OneLook - ( • • • )
- pickade - OneLook - ( • • • )
- periarcion - OneLook - ( • • • ) ?? Do you mean periareion ?
- pericytherean - OneLook - ( • • • ) periapsis around Venus - Couldn't find enough cites Kiwima (talk) 01:13, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
- pericytherion - OneLook - ( • • • )periapsis around Venus - couldn't find enough cites Kiwima (talk) 20:25, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
- perihadion - OneLook - ( • • • ) periapsis around Pluto
- perikrition - OneLook - ( • • • ) periapsis around Venus - couldn't find enough cites Kiwima (talk) 20:27, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
- perimelasma - OneLook - ( • • • ) peribothra - Couldn't find enough cites Kiwima (talk) 00:26, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
- periposeidon - OneLook - ( • • • ) periapsis around Neptune
- periuranion - OneLook - ( • • • ) periapsis around Uranus
- perizene - OneLook - ( • • • ) periapsis around Jupiter - couldn't find enough cites Kiwima (talk) 20:48, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
- primae noctis - OneLook - ( • • • ), comes up in Braveheart the film (in English). We have a Latin entry ius primae noctis. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:50, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
- public general - OneLook - ( • • • )?
- pygg - OneLook - ( • • • ) see Wikipedia entry - Is this a hoax? I can find nothing about this so-called pygg clay except modern explanations of supposed "piggy bank" etymology. Equinox ◑ 15:07, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
- It's not a hoax, but a folk etymology. The original 1450 spelling of the container (and hence the clay) is cited as "pygg" in the OED, but they suggest that this was just the skin of the pig used as a container, before such containers started being made of clay (in the West).
- Palumboism - OneLook - ( • • • ) - seems to be a certain informal disorder among bodybuilders losing muscle mass but with large bellies later in their careers - named after Chuck Palumbo.
- pede claudo - OneLook - ( • • • ), italicized in my copy of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1961 print). Renard Migrant (talk) 16:28, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
- phonelet - OneLook - ( • • • ) 
- proto-Christian - OneLook - ( • • • )
- painting knife - OneLook - ( • • • )
- pandacorn, alternative pandicorn - (fictional) a cross between a panda and a unicorn.
- Pendragon - OneLook - ( • • • ) (w:Uther Pendragon, and we have Uther)
- penis sleeve - OneLook - ( • • • ) fleshlight
- Philosothon - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Annual philosophy competition.
- plumeocide - OneLook - ( • • • )
- point one's toes - OneLook - ( • • • ), has literally nothing to do with pointing toes, it's about the position of the foot. 188.8.131.52 17:28, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
- promulsis - OneLook - ( • • • ), During the Roman Period the meal practice was to have two main courses which were supplemented by appetizers at the start of the meal known as either gutatio or promulsis.
- propoma - OneLook - ( • • • ), The Greeks called their appetizer course propoma.
- Parapanamerican -sport competitions for the disabled competing throughout the Americas.
- parthenophile - OneLook - ( • • • )
- pecuary: cattle farming?? (in certain countries, e.g. Brazil, Angola?) + derived agropecuary. Cf. Latin pecuarius.
- phyllidium - botany, zoology
- penny sterling - OneLook - ( • • • ) and/or pennysterling - OneLook - ( • • • ) (archaic sp?): many definitions according to Wiki-Pedia, but maybe also a weight/unit of mass related to esterling (see Dutch source)?
- planetary phase
- playstation - OneLook - ( • • • ), I could've sworn I've seen or heard this be used as a noun once. Probably refers to a "station used for playing; playing station.", etc. Possibly related to playground, playfield, etc.? The noun, if it exists, does not refer to the console. Especially look for uses that are older than the console itself. Someone please help me out with this one. Philmonte101 (talk) 12:47, 27 July 2016 (UTC) Nothing on Google Books. Urhixidur (talk) 23:02, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
- post-tension, post-tensioning - a concrete thing
- pray away the gay - OneLook - ( • • • ) religiously based progam that claims to convert homosexuals. Seems to be an adjective (or attibutive use of a noun?), as well as a verb. -- also pray the gay away.
- peggee, One who is penetrated with a dildo
- popolo*: used in Hawaii for a nightshade, not sure which one
- protomatter, mostly in science fiction
- reparatist - OneLook - ( • • • )
- ritzy glitzy - OneLook - ( • • • ) - an English reduplication meaning full of Glitz.
- repetitorium - OneLook - ( • • • ) (pls. -ia, -iums)
- retardican - OneLook - ( • • • ), retardlican - OneLook - ( • • • ) or Retardlican - OneLook - ( • • • )
- royal commission - OneLook - ( • • • ) - has two possible meanings, see the Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 23:11, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
- raise one's hand against - OneLook - ( • • • ), lift one's hand against, raise a hand against, raise one's fist against, raise one's sword against, raise arms against, raise one's weapons against, raise weapons against. There can also be adjectives modifying some of the nouns. DCDuring TALK 19:21, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
- recognition of prior learning - OneLook - ( • • • ) (RPL), prior learning assessment (PLA), prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 04:44, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
- redpill - OneLook - ( • • • ): (in reference to The Matrix film where taking this pill shows the true reality beneath the simulated virtual world) used in some fringe Internet communities, e.g. men's rights activists where (I think) you are a "redpill" if you have rejected feminism and "woken up" to alternatives?
- Shouldn't it be "red pill?" WikiWinters (talk) 03:42, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
- seek down - OneLook - ( • • • )
- sentiotic - OneLook - ( • • • ) - coined by Fern (see Citations:sentiotic) but I can find no other uses besides people quoting Fern.
- sentiosis - OneLook - ( • • • )
- sideline reporter: an Americanism that I think I can work out but would prefer an expert definition S a g a C i t y 14:28, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
- single-phase (adjective and verb) single-phased (adjective and verb)
- snapling, Appears to be an Israeli slang word for “rappelling” or “canyoning”
- so as See so's
- spacio-, combining form of space, I think? Mglovesfun (talk) 23:39, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
- Sridevi (given name): Indian, Tamil name, from the name of one of the forms of Lakshmi
- Is it an English-language name though? ---> Tooironic 03:01, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
- stand guard
- sweat and graft, graft and sweat. This is a straightforward application of the third definition of graft, but seeing that used to mean simple labor rather than corruption is unfamiliar to my eyes, and it seems like a special idiom. Question: is it specifically British?
- Saïtic - one of the branches of the Nile. Quote: Pierre Henri Larcher, William Desborough Cooley, Larcher's notes on Herodotus, 1844 : The seven mouths of the Nile then, from east to west, are the Pelusian, the Mendesian, the Bucolic, the Sebennytic, the Saïtic, the Bolbitine, and the Canopic. Such is the account of Heredotus. Other branches are the Tanitic (= Mendesian), Phatnitic, Phatnic or Phatmetic (=Bucolic), Heracleotic (=Canopic), Damietta (=Bucolic), and Rosetta (=Bolbitine).
- same shoe - I'm told it is a fairly common idiom, basically meaning "same thing", as in: "I would not buy this book." "Same shoe." (i.e. "Me neither.")
- shnovel - protoneologism for a novella - not enough cites Kiwima (talk) 23:12, 10 November 2016 (UTC)
- stenopæic stenopaeic
- think the sun shines out of someone's ass (could be bum, backside etc, and could be "act like","treat like", "as far as he's concerned" etc)
- superbackground (in superstring theory)
- sutorious — adjectives from the Latin sūtōrius (“of or belonging to a shoemaker or cobbler”)
- seed farm - a farm for the purpose of making seeds? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 19:31, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
- sinupallial (cf. sinupalliate)
- stop surface. Come across in a question about apodisation; found in one dict. without explanation. Josh L. (talk)
- snoliday - the celebration held by children when school is closed resulting from a winter storm.
- sphota: see Sphota: something in Indian linguistics, but what? - It is a word itself, an abstract sort of like a platonic ideal of a word, that is understood as a whole. However, I am not convinced this is an English word. All references I find italicize it, and usually spell it sphoṭa, not sphota. Kiwima (talk) 19:04, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
- staff notation - Sum of parts?
- structural formant — I suspect this is not simply structural + formant
- sunny interval: sum of parts, interval = period of time
- san jiao - OneLook - ( • • • ) - San Jiao
- scrublord - OneLook - ( • • • ) - pejorative bit of internet slang for someone who tries to enforce their own version of how things should be done. - can't find durable citations, though Kiwima (talk) 03:30, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
- security hold - OneLook - ( • • • ) – a hold put in place by police in the U.S. preventing the release of an autopsy report (L.A. Times); on investigation, it looks like it is just SOP - any hold put on something for security reasons. Kiwima (talk) 19:51, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
- self-flagellation - OneLook - ( • • • ) - self-inflicted flagellation
- spreeze - OneLook - ( • • • ) - apparently the Ethiopian version of yuanyang
- steal down - OneLook - ( • • • ) / stealing down - OneLook - ( • • • ) - this construction is used on at least two very popular songs (Dire Straits' and Eric Clapton's), but I am not completely sure of what it means. The songs are w:Skateaway and w:Let it grow, but there are many other cultural examples of this expression.
- Actually, I am not sure the w:Renaissance (band) song was written by Eric Clapton, which has a song with the same name of a song in their '73 album w:Ashes_Are_Burning.
- This just seems to be sense 7 ("To move silently or secretly") or sense 8 ("To withdraw or convey (oneself) clandestinely") of steal.
- Actually, I am not sure the w:Renaissance (band) song was written by Eric Clapton, which has a song with the same name of a song in their '73 album w:Ashes_Are_Burning.
- supousu - OneLook - ( • • • ) - gender neutral form of waifu and husbando
- Sapiezoic : see the French Wiktionary entry -- protoneologism by one person. Kiwima (talk) 01:29, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
- savanna principle - the idea that the human brain has evolved to work well with only certain types of problems.
- school corporation - OneLook - ( • • • ) (school district is more common, not sure what the difference is, or if this is a legal term) DTLHS (talk) 00:34, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
- schweff: slang for a flirt or "mack", a man who is (or tries to be) good with the ladies? Is in Partridge's slang dictionary. Equinox ◑ 06:19, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
- (the) science isn't in - OneLook - ( • • • ) (yet). I would have interpreted in as meaning "fashionable", but in this case it seems to mean "accepted, perfected"?__Gamren (talk) 13:34, 20 November 2016 (UTC) I think it means "arrived", as in "the results from the election are not in yet". Equinox ◑ 14:23, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
- semivagina - OneLook - ( • • • ) - EXTREMELY rare, but found a few cites. Context: anatomy Philmonte101 (talk) 14:01, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
- shlomo insult  -- derogotory term for jew, but cannot find cites. Kiwima (talk) 22:49, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
- short selection - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Is it SOP? We have short story and short short story. I've seen short selection be used to mean a selection of a short story. Is it okay to have this? Philmonte101 (talk) 22:46, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
- spatial planning -- Looks SOP to me. Kiwima (talk) 22:49, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
- spinning backfist - OneLook - ( • • • ) - a type of punch/strike
- subcombe - OneLook - ( • • • ) ME trans. To bring down, bring low, overwhelm. Obs.
- 1490 Caxton tr. Eneydos xxii. 81 For to distroye her, & vtterly subcombe her in-to persecucyon extreme.
- succombe - OneLook - ( • • • ) ME trans. To bring down, bring low, overwhelm. Obs.
- 1490 Caxton's Blanchardyn & Eglantine (1962) xxviii. 104 In their folysshe pryde I shal succombe & brynge a lowe their corage.
- succumbit - OneLook - ( • • • ) ME trans. [past tense] To bring down, bring low, overwhelm. Obs.
- c1550 Robert Wedderburn Complaynt Scotl. (1979) 1 Thre vehement plagis, quhilk hes al maist succumbit oure cuntre in final euertione.
- succumband - OneLook - ( • • • ) intr. [past tenses] To fail in a cause. Sc. Obs.
- 1586–7 Reg. Privy Council Scott. 1st Ser. IV. 141 Succumband and failyieand nochtwithstanding heirin.
- tenancy in common - technical term in law; plenty of hits on OneLook ---> Tooironic 08:38, 28 September 2011 (UTC) - [+ remark on this added by someone else: If you are going to define this, also define joint tenancy at the same time, as they are different ways of holding land by two or more persons in England and Wales Colin McLaughlin (talk) 14:14, 11 December 2015 (UTC)]
- thatch rake - a specific type of rake
- third space - from this  article
- time to market / time-to-market (attributive) / TTM (initialism) - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic 05:35, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
- tuckermanities plural of tuckermanitie or tuckermanity? from Poe's "An Enigma"
- templatically: haha, I made this up to mean "using a template", but it seems to be in Google Books in some linguistical sense.
- tenson - A type of Occitan poetry, see w:Occitan_literature#Form
- TETS - (Acronym)(Rail transport) - Train Entering Terminal Section -
- target eccentricity
- Terramara, Terremare (not sure if these deserve entries or not) - -sche (discuss) 20:10, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
- Thanksgivukkah & less commonly Thanksgivukah.
- the other way, baseball again, hard to define accurately and not sure what the entry title should be, hence not making them myself. Mglovesfun (talk) 17:34, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
- too close for comfort
- torpedo tits
- trade line
- Truth Quotient
- to take one's half out of the middle - US? "to be a road hog, driving down the middle of a two-lane, especially two-way, road"; also used about sharing a bed, other things; possibly generalized to "to be selfish".
- tax in kind = tax + in kind
- theodicity seems to be alternate spelling for theodicy
- timed exclusive, untimed exclusive - video games released exclusively for one or more platforms; could be SoP, but our definitions of timed seem a bit thin to put it mildly
- Trojan: work like a Trojan
- tuxie, I was thinking as slang for a tuxedo cat (includable?) but it seems to have some sort of medical use, see . Renard Migrant (talk) 17:06, 13 July 2014 (UTC) May be an alt spelling of tuxy. Equinox ◑ 18:33, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
- So is it just an alt spelling? 01:06, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
- tax resistance - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 08:19, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
- thanks Obama
- through traffic - any chance? Donnanz (talk) 20:14, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
- toilet block - OneLook - ( • • • ) - used at least in Australia for an outbuilding with toilet and possibly shower facilities for public use or perhaps also in a campsite or caravan park. Compare amenity block
- trade hands, as in "millions traded hands in the stock market today". --flyax (talk) 15:41, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
- transpooling - In the Oil and Gas, telecommunications and renewables industry, transpooling is the process of moving a flexible cable, pipe or steel rope from one powered reel system to another
- triple burner - OneLook - ( • • • ) - San Jiao
- tail risk hedging
- take the bit between one's teeth
- tale of two hearts
- tank car A common term at least in North America. See Wikipedia entry: tank car.
- Taq polymerase (Taq polymerase)
- tardiologist (see species:Category:Tardiologists)
- there's method in madness - OneLook - ( • • • )
- three-sy,six-y Six-y football: Cheery Cherries hammer hapless Hull-Bournemouth ruined Mike Phelan's first game in permanent charge of Hull City, running rampant to secure a 6-1 victory.SOMANYGOAL/trys,3manmidfieldetc
- toothplate: something in foraminifer anatomy?
- Tournapull: some kind of earth-moving vehicle invented by R. G. LeTourneau: originally a trade name.
- transcopernicium, trans-copernicium see here, pages 1485 and 1494
- transmodality - OneLook - ( • • • ), transmodally - OneLook - ( • • • ) Philmonte101 (talk) 07:11, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
- travel adapter - OneLook - ( • • • ) - adapter between different international electrical socket standards as used mostly by travelers
- truckonaut - someone who uses a modified vehicle as a boat
- tunnel ram — a type of high performance intake manifold
- two-toed ungulate
- terrestrial television See Wikipedia entry: terrestrial television.
- turbo-folk See Wikipedia entry: turbo-folk.
- underrelax, mathematical, to go with overrelax above. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:10, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
- urnigerate: mycology, a basidial shape
- ulnar loop- a term used in classifying fingerprints, as well as in diagnosing congenital disorders like Down's Syndrome
- upset the natives (idiomatic) Donnanz (talk) 18:57, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
- videodrome: not the 1983 film but a generic noun; search videodromes in Google Books.
- volunty Will, desire, pleasure; that which one wishes or desires, of (free) volunty, of or at one's (own) volunty.
- vonce. 'Gordon puts himself in the mood to swing with “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better”; Kelly finds his vonce; Sam Jones plucks a walking chorus; and Gordon and Brooks embark on bracing 16-, 8- and 4-bar exchanges."' (http://tedpanken.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/on-dexter-gordons-89th-birthday-my-liner-notes-for-the-complete-prestige-recordings-of-dexter-gordon)
- Virginias - OneLook - ( • • • )
- voting cap
- vlogumentary: a vlog that documents one's life or travel or skill of some sort, generally longer then a normal vlog and also done as a series like an online TV show.
- vice-consul - OneLook - ( • • • )
- v-line - OneLook - ( • • • ) - or maybe another variant. This is the line shaped like a V that is below the abdomen, or "abs" if you will, of some people. Somebody here probably knows how to word this much better than I, especially using all those anatomy words and such. Philmonte101 (talk) 02:29, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
- Weimarization / Weimarisation
- welfare mother
- wellfound or well-found or both — used to describe a ship
- whoopeeing up "The puritanical Gandhi was convinced that men and women should never make whoopee except for the express purpose of whoopeeing up some offspring." Based on a True Story, page 380. --- SoP from Whoopee as a verb meaning to make whoopee. Kiwima (talk) 02:02, 24 April 2015 (UTC) And/or a pun on whip up. Equinox ◑ 18:51, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
- worthy poor
- when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro
- wreck grab - heavy machinery used in shipwreck salvage
- water jacket - OneLook - ( • • • ) - automotive or mechanical engineering term
- well liked - OneLook - ( • • • )
- well-liked - OneLook - ( • • • )
- wet sand - OneLook - ( • • • )
- wait a minute - OneLook - ( • • • ) (non-literal)
- wheel out: to use or bring out (sth predictable or perennial)? -- to wheel out the old clichés; to wheel out a well-known scientist for a documentary?
- white knight syndrome - OneLook - ( • • • )
- your good self - an overly polite way of saying "you" (probably dated and/or regional) - goes back to 1600s - https://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=%22your+good+self%22&tbs=,cdr:1,cd_max:Dec+31_2+1800&num=10&gws_rd=ssl
yablochko - Russian folk-dance. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 03:02, 3 December 2014 (UTC)Actually the proper name of a song (little apple) - A dance created by choreographer Gliere in the 1920s for an opera became popular and is associated with the song.
yabbo - From the Spectator: "Gloriously though, that’s all validated, because he seems to have no social-climbing pretensions at all. He acts, shouts and lives like a yobbo done good, and so class-ridden Britain gets to call him one and not feel bad about it." Supposing it means a yahoo or a skeet or something. Kevlar67 (talk) 16:30, 8 August 2016 (UTC)It says yobbo. Equinox ◑ 16:43, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
- yetling - OneLook - ( • • • ) - see yet's Etymology 1 entry. It lists it. Philmonte101 (talk) 06:05, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
- yoon (Scottish neologism), pejorative shortening of "unionist". Seems to have been coined around the time of the 2014 Scotland independence referendum.
- youth academyENTITYidsay..184.108.40.206 13:23, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
- Z"L, and all the other Hebrew honorifics for the dead, please. A"H; ZT"L, ZTz"L; ZK"L; HY"D. 220.127.116.11 12:41, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
- zebuine - pertaining to zebus
- zweibein, fünfbein, elfbein, vielbein, etc.; see Cartan formalism (physics)
- z-average - OneLook - ( • • • )
- zero chill - OneLook - ( • • • )
- zephyrette - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Zogbot - someone that works stridently for Zionist causes
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