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Have an entry request? Add it to the list – but please:

  • Think twice before adding long lists of words as they may be ignored.
  • If possible provide context, usage, field of relevance, etc.
  • Check the Wiktionary:Criteria for inclusion if you are unsure if it belongs in the dictionary.
  • If the entry already exists, but seems incomplete or incorrect, do not add it here; add a request template to the entry itself to ask someone to fix the problem, e.g. {{rfp}} or {{rfe}} for pronunciation or etymology respectively.
    — Note also that such requests, like the information requested, belong on the base form of a word, not on inflected forms.

Please remove entries from this list once they have been written (i.e. the link is “live”, shown in blue, and has a section for the correct language)

There are a few things you can do to help:

  • For inflected languages, if you see inflected forms (plurals, past tenses, superlatives, etc.) indicate the base form (singular, infinitive, absolute, etc.) of the requested term and the type of inflection used in the request.
  • For words in languages that don’t use Latin script but are listed here only in their romanized form, please add the correct form in the native script.
  • Don’t delete words just because you don’t know them – it may be that they are used only in certain contexts or are archaic or obsolete.
  • Don’t simply replace words with what you believe is the correct form. The form here may be rare or regional. Instead add the standard form and comment that the requested form seems to be an error in your experience.

Requested-entry pages for other languages: Category:Requested entries. See also: Wiktionary:Wanted entries/en.


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  • ablech
    Looks like a Scrabble-only word. Got a definition and published use? Vox Sciurorum (talk) 17:57, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
It's Scottish for puny.

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C 2018 and before[edit]

That's just a diminutive of cozzer. The entry would go at cozzie under an different etymology. Dbfirs 08:37, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
Cozzes must be a plural of coz or cozz, not cozzie. Equinox 21:24, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

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    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, volume 2, chapter 19
      She flitted through the rooms, like a good spirit, dispatched from the celestial kingdom, to illumine our dark hour with alien splendor.


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  • Dalbergia odorifera - OneLook - Google "Dalbergia odorifera" (BooksGroupsScholar) - a rare Asian hardwood
  • defensive end - OneLook - Google "defensive end" (BooksGroupsScholar) in American football
  • demob chart - OneLook - Google "demob chart" (BooksGroupsScholar)
  • distorian - OneLook - Google "distorian" (BooksGroupsScholar)
    It's out there (blend of distort + historian) but not durably recorded. Vox Sciurorum (talk) 22:20, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
  • degragate - OneLook - Google "degragate" (BooksGroupsScholar) - just heard this new cousin of degradate - OneLook - Google "degradate" (BooksGroupsScholar) on Youtube a couple of times: youtu.be/NYxLBhOgwYg?t=614 and it gets about 20,000 Google Hits. —⁠This unsigned comment was added by Hippietrail (talkcontribs) at 23:32, 15 May 2020 (UTC). Doubt this meets CFI. Equinox 06:02, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
    I wish, but unless we have finally upped the minimum number of durably archived independent uses to something more sensible than three over a year, here's a sampling of twenty-eight years worth of dumb from web and print:
    • Slash: But it's real cool. You know, I'm not gonna sit there and degragate... degradate – whatever the word is like (laughs). (origin?) - 1992 - [16]
    • The main concern is that routing a signal through multiple switches could degragate data as the cummulative (sic) impedance of the switches becomes prohibitive. - 2003 - [17] (made it to print!)
    • Organic Melt™ deicer is an environmentally safe, agricultural-based product made with degragated sugar beets - 2013 - [18]
    • I have been trying to learn, teach and implement agricultural practices that aggregate our precious resources rather than degragate them. (with its antonym!) - 2014 - [19]
    • I had a HDD failure and a degragated RAID5. - 2016 - [20]
    • Degragated Mouse Control and Key Input - 2017 - [21]
    • Aboriginal people were called and still get called the N-word as a way to racially degragate. - 2018 - [22]
    • On this one, the wifi signal is crappy and degragates as you use it more. - 2019 - [23]
    • The PAPD degragated that woman’s human right for safety and protection. - 2019 - [24]
    • Aspartate can be degragated to NH4, CO2, and H2O to produce ATP energy by its carbons entering the TCA cycle. - [25]
    • The bottom line is – words empower people, inspire people, educate people, but can even degragate and sterotype (sic) people. - [26]
    • My question is why do the plasmid with insert is fully degragated by EcoR-1.? - [27]
    hippietrail (talk) 06:39, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

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F 2017 and before[edit]

See front "face up to; confront" + up intensifier, or front up.

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G 2017 and before[edit]

See down: "With on, negative about, hostile to".

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  • Gidget
  • gadger - a man, possibly derived from cockney or romani (compare gachó in Caló) -- see gadje and its many alt forms
  • gentleman's sweep - I suspect from this usage that it's a sports term referring to a playoff series in which the losing team won one game. I don't know if it applies only to series of a certain length or (etc).
    I don't recognize the combination, but I recognize the use of the possessive of gentleman (any well-bred, well-mannered, or charming man) to refer to a polite way of doing something. Vox Sciurorum (talk) 10:29, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
    Added usage note at gentleman. Vox Sciurorum (talk) 14:11, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
  • gim or kim - edible seaweed, from Korean (gim), unclear if it is truly an English word
  • girlchik - female version of boychik
  • globohomo, usually negative reference to "globalized-homogenized" Western culture.
  • glossophile, glottophile
  • go for your tea - possibly IRA slang, found ie. in song "Kinky Boots": to get killed, to be murdered. Also in Farlex dictionary.
  • golden eggOED. Usage examples: [39] [40] [41] [42] [43] [44] (credit to Marcus Richert elsewhere for surfacing these)
  • good hair - see w:Good hair
  • gruffy A Somerset adjective ('gruffy ground') meaning 'land made uneven or hummocky through ancient mining'. Not in OED. See [45]
  • gothrom - (a gothic romance novel--might be coined) "But out in the woods of Cornwall, New York, reading a deeply, deeply creepy story under the stars with these gothrom fans, it occurred to me that maybe I should just embrace the truly horrible." Avi Steinberg, The Happily Ever After: A Memoir of an Unlikely Romance Novelist (New York: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, 2020, p. 95).

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H 2017 and before[edit]

Could this be haem written with a ligature? That's the nearest thing I can find. Compare hæmoglobin. Cnilep (talk) 03:33, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

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L 2018[edit]

Possibly a one-off: The Little Book of Lykke is the follow-up to The Little Book of Hygge. Unlike hygge, I'm not seeing much uptake. Cnilep (talk) 02:07, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

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N 2017 and before[edit]

I don't know... Reading this, it seems like the term might be SOP. See Norway + model. PseudoSkull (talk) 03:08, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
It was also called the Norwegian model. And compare Norway-plus. Equinox 17:06, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

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R 2017 and before[edit]

Apparently Korean for "hamlet, village cluster", it is a unit of governance in the DPRK. Cnilep (talk) 02:54, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
  • rouanne
    • The OED entry for maverick quotes the Overland Monthly of August 1869 for a possible etymology:
      • One Maverick formerly owned such immense herds that many of his animals unavoidably escaped his rouanne in the spring, were taken up by his neighbors, branded and called ‘mavericks’.
        • Escaped his rouanne? It's French for the horse colour 'roan' and for the kind of compass you stick into the boy in front's bottom in a quiet maths class, but I can't see what it means here. -- 14:53, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
          • rouanne, rouannette are also apparently (obsolete?) French for "a mark (for casks)": the above would seem to refer to animals escaping a cattle brand so that other farmers manage to claim them instead. Equinox 15:57, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
  • rapid-cycle - OneLook - Google "rapid-cycle" (BooksGroupsScholar) ways
  • rule or ruin - OneLook - Google "rule or ruin" (BooksGroupsScholar)

R 2018[edit]

R 2019[edit]

  • roper in - OneLook - Google "roper in" (BooksGroupsScholar) – "To keep a steady stream of suckers coming to their tables, many houses employed 'steerers' or 'ropers in,' 'men of considerable address' who 'make a flashy genteel appearance, very impressive and taking with greenhorns.'" – Karen Halttunen, Confidence Men and Painted Women: A Study of Middle-class Culture in America, 1830–1870, Yale University Press, 1982, p. 8, quoting Herbert Asbury, Sucker's Progress: An Informal History of Gambling in America from the Colonies to Canfield, Dodd, Mead and Co., 1930, p. 160. (Collins also has "one who tries to lure people into a gambling house" for roper.)
  • rapid-response or rapid response. Possibly non-SOP --I learned some phrases (talk) 11:54, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
  • running word (in corpus linguistics); it's probably similar to this sense of token (a single example/instance/occurrence of a given word form ["type"] in a text), but it might not be the same.
  • r-bomb, R-bomb
    Several meanings. One related to BlackBerry Messenger. Others for words beginning with 'R": recesssion, racist. Recession might be citable. Vox Sciurorum (talk) 18:09, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

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S 2017 and before[edit]

Yes, both the American sense of corruption and the British sense of hard work for both noun and verb seem to have appeared independently in the 1850s. The British sense is cited from 1853 in the OED. I've only recently heard the American sense here in the UK. Dbfirs 18:20, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
Apparently sutorian is a variant of sutorial. There is a plant genus Sutorious and possibly some bird species, but I can't find the word used as an adjective. Cnilep (talk) 08:18, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
OED gives this as a variant of sutorial with one exemplar, Thomas Blount's Glossographia. Blount defines Sutorious (sutorius) as “belonging to a Shoomaker, or Sewer”. The word appears just after Sutor (“a Shoomaker, a Sewer”), which he notes is Latin. Sutorius does not appear in Blount's (1707) Glossographia Anglicana Nova. I haven't found other examples in English. I would say that sutorious is a Latin word, not sufficiently attested in English. Cnilep (talk) 02:17, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
While Partridge emphasizes flirting, attestations on the web seem like comments on masculinity and social class – a bit like a (US) douchebag or a twit. [82], [83] Cnilep (talk) 04:19, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
I can only find cites by one author (Alexander Macalister) - it seams to be some sort of sheath in the shoulder joint of an insect. Need cites by more authors. Kiwima (talk) 04:43, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
Appears to be used enough to add, both in German and English, but I will need to read the papers to make sure they are all using it the same way. Archaic if not obsolete. One modern use appears to refer to a partially formed vagina. Vox Sciurorum (talk) 23:44, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

S 2018[edit]

Geertz & Geertz call it a “term [] in Balinese” and use italics on first mention (p. 30). Is it attested as a loanword in English? There is no request page for Balinese, but I wonder if editors on Wiktionary:Requested entries (Indonesian) could help with the Balinese lemma? Cnilep (talk) 02:57, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

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  • sailray - type of skate; the species Rajella lintea
  • salad shaker: what is it, what are you shaking and why? Presumably not a McDonald's trademark, although they sell them...?
image search yields large beverage cup full of salad, to add and distribute "dressing" a shaking motion would seem neccessary .... 0mtwb9gd5wx (talk) 19:46, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
NASA website uses skycrane as in “skycrane” maneuver: the separation, by cable, of rocket engine from payload. [90] third-parties refer to the rocket engine as the "sky crane" .... 0mtwb9gd5wx (talk) 19:46, 13 May 2021 (UTC)


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T 2017 and before[edit]

T 2018[edit]

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In some cases adding "the" definitely changes the meaning (like "underground" meaning below-ground generally vs. "the underground" meaning the subway). In some cases it does not, and the core word or phrase is all that's needed. It's unclear to me in which cases usage notes should be added to the core word or phrase vs. creating a separate entry, and in which cases redirects should be created. These were all previously at Appendix:English idioms; I weeded out the ones that were obviously not needed. -- Beland (talk) 08:24, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Consider Both London and Moscow have undergrounds. I can't name a city with more than 5 million in population that shouldn't have an underground. Different determiners (including the "zero" determiner), different referents, same semantics for the noun. The performs its normal function of specifying the most salient (eg, local) instance of the noun it determines. In London "the underground" refers to all or part of their system. There may be some instances where the makes some other semantic change, but I am sure those instances are rare. DCDuring (talk) 23:22, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Examples are the finger and the man. Such cases are rare indeed.  --Lambiam 15:30, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
In addition, do you suggest that we have separate entries for attributive use of the nouns whenever such use is attested, even though the noun's semantics are the same? DCDuring (talk) 23:43, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
I'm not from the UK, so I'm not confident in my ability to judge correct usage. Those examples sound plausible, so then underground probably covers it. It currently lists "underground" in the sense of the stuff below the surface of the Earth as an adjective, so that would explain why using "the" restricts the meaning to "subway" or "secret organization". For "secret organization" there's just a note that "the" is usually used with the noun, and that seems sufficient to me. I'll drop it from this todo list. As for the other listings, I think we need to think through them on a case-by-case basis to see how firmly attatched to "the" they are, and whether this justifies a separate listing, usage note, or neither. -- Beland (talk) 18:23, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

T 2019[edit]

  • tag group [92]
  • technos (not a plural of techno, but Greek-derived): often discussed alongside the telos
    I can't find enough uses. Vox Sciurorum (talk) 18:14, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
  • tourista - slang term for traveller's diarrhea in Latin countries.
  • tropism in the second sense given by Merriam-Webster. "Women's liberation, when it is extolled by men, can in no way be extolled by men, can in no way be explained by a pro-women tropism, but more conclusively by the complex of indigeneity, shared by colonial power and seeking to hoist itself up to the level of the so-called norms of the colonized." Houria Bouteldja, Whites, Jews and Us: Toward a Politics of Revolutionary Love (Semiotext(e), 2017), p. 82.
  • tropical month (synonym periodic month, no definition yet); see Wikipedia; it's ~27.3 days but needs an astronomical explanation; compare tropical year
  • tourist police - might not be as POS as you might first assume. wikipedia only offers a disambig page
  • Tournaisian - OneLook - Google "Tournaisian" (BooksGroupsScholar): geologic stage

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  • -uceus, -ucea, -uceum
  • up or up at - John McWhorter says in AAVE if you are up at somebody's house it's a place you go often. (What Language Is pp. 128-130)

U 2021[edit]


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V 2019 and before[edit]

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  • water block (see water block): a water-cooling component in a computer system? the WP article is awful.
  • wishcast/wishcasting: wish + forecast(ing). A brilliant little word. I don't have time right now to see if it is in broad enough use to deserve an entry, but here's the example I found
2020: "What Did They Think Would Happen?" by Sarah Longwell, The Bulwark
We have an incurious narcissist of a president who was warned over and over by his advisors about an imminent pandemic. He ignored them. Then he engaged in “one day it will just disappear” wishcasting instead of spearheading a coordinated federal response.

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X 2021[edit]

  • XLR: a type of microphone (apparently short for "X connector, locking connector, rubber boot")


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Z 2021[edit]

  • Zaklohpakap: a Mayan language (obsolete name?), possibly what is now called Mamaindê
  • zhuangbility - OneLook - Google "zhuangbility" (BooksGroupsScholar) - a Chinglish slang derived from 裝屄 describing describing one's pretentiousness
  • Zuni bowl: Science News March 27,2021, page 23, had a picture with a caption that it was a rock structure called Zuni bowl that is used to slow and distribute water in an intermittent stream. We have Zuni, WP doesn't have an article on a Zuni bowl.

Specialized jargon or slang[edit]


There are dictionaries of military slang which can confirm these, but at least one genuine use should be identified before a term is created.

  • airships, Their (n.) - RAF speak — officers of Air Commodore rank and above. Float serenely at high altitude, buffeted by assorted winds and oblivious to the implications of, and confusion caused by, the edicts following their astral deliberations. Presumably in imitation of their worships. If citable the lemma would be at airship. 2 cites so far. DCDuring (talk) 02:08, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Anvil or anvil — RAF speak — the sound-proofed, darkened box that Scopies sit in, staring at a screen that looks like it’s playing a Sinclair ZX81 game, apparently to warn of any incoming Bogies.
  • Arse End Charlies — RAF speak — or arse end Charlie - rear gunners (also known as Tail End Charlies).
  • bennied- RAF speak - used during tour of Falkland Islands. To have to remain in FI after date due to leave, usually due to replacement unavailability. (Cf. Benny sense of Falkland Islander.)
  • bind- RAF speak - not a nice job
  • binder- RAF speak - someone complaining
  • binding- RAF speak - complaining
  • black-outs- RAF speak - knickers worn by the WAAF, navy-blue winter-weights
  • body snatcher - RAF speak - stretcher bearer
  • boomerang- RAF speak - aircraft returned early due to snag (RAF Bomber Command)
  • Chiefie or chieftie - RAF speak - Flight Sergeant in charge of a unit
    Looks like a general diminutive form of chief. Vox Sciurorum (talk) 22:55, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  • deck -RAF speak - the ground
  • finger, or remove one's finger - RAF speak - to hurry up or pay attention
  • flaming Onions (caps??) - RAF speak - anti-aircraft tracer
  • flannel - RAF speak - to avoid the truth
  • gardening - RAF speak- sowing mines in water from a low height
  • garnish; the military sense, related to camouflaging, see e.g. commons:Page:"Garnish Nets Correctly" - NARA - 514018.tif
  • groupie - RAF speak - Group Captain
  • hang up or hang-up or hangup - RAF speak - Bomb failed to release.
  • KRS - RAF speak - King's Regulations, the rules and regulations governing the Royal Air Force
  • nickel - RAF speak - propaganda leaflets
  • packet, to catch a packet - RAF speak - to be on the receiving end of offensive fire
  • penguin - RAF speak - ground officers with no operational experience
  • shuftie kite - RAF speak - reconnaissance aircraft
  • Snowdrops or snowdrops - RAF police
  • spoof - RAF speak a diversionary raid or operation
  • twilights - RAF speak - WAAF underwear, light coloured, summer-weight
  • vegetable - RAF speak acoustic or magnetic mines


These were originally added under the appropriate letters, but require similar specialized knowledge or research.

  • bull denim - a 3x1 twill weave piece dyed fabric, made from coarse yarns. Weights can vary from 9 ozs/sq yard up to the standard 14 ozs/sq yard. Bull Denim is essentially a denim without indigo
  • cap/slvWB - cap sleeve
  • CC - Comments Client
  • Chino cotton- a twill (left hand) weave. Combined two-ply warp and filling. Has a sheen that remains. Fabric was purchased in China (thus the name) by the U.S. Army for uniforms. Originally used for army cloth in England many years before and dyed olive-drab. Fabric is mercerized and sanforized. Washs and wears extremely well with a minimum of care.
    • Looks like the same thing as chino
  • Classic CO- Dutch: ontwerp van een doorlopend dessin
  • Co - Cotton
  • COJ - carry over jeans
  • DD - Delivery Date
  • DTM - Dye To Match
  • Ea - Elasthane
  • fancy stitch - Stitch without function, just for detailing
  • felled seam- stitching seam by turning under or by folding together the seams of fabric. Purpose is to avoid rough edges
  • Fnd - Front Neck Drop
  • French terry - a variety of terry (or toweling) fabric, which is identified by its uncut looped pile. French terry cloth only has the highly absorbent looped pile on one side of the fabric; the other side is flat and smooth. It can be woven from different kinds of threads and can be stretch or non-stretch.
  • fully fashioned - knitted to fit the shape of the body
  • garment dyed or GD - in textiles, the dyeing of the final product
  • HBT or herringbone - Herringbone Tape
  • HSP - Highest shoulder point
  • L - Ligne [note: size of button]
  • l/s - long sleeve
  • loop tag - a bartack which is 'loose' in the middle
  • m/b - must be [note: this is not a polite way of communicating]
  • moustache - abrasion of lines to imitate pre-worn garment (a.k.a Whiskers)
  • open end spinning - a technology for creating yarn without using a spindle. This system is much less labour intensive and faster than ring spinning
  • PfA - Process for Approval
  • P.I. or P:I: - Proforma Invoice
  • proto - sample before SMS to see the effect and reaction to fabrics artworks and treatments
  • R.E. or RE - Raw Essentials
  • scar - cut in panel stitched back together again
  • Single Jersey or single jersey - Single knit fabrics and jersey knits are light to medium weight fabrics with flat vertical ribs on the right side and dominant horizontal lines on the wrong side. Fabric stretches from 20 to 25% across the grain.
  • SMS- salesmen sample
  • s/off or strike off- a full sized cropped section taken from the overall image/artwork. It’s produced on the same material with the same finishing as the final product. It provides you with an exact sample of the final product
  • s/s - short sleeve
  • SS - Side Seam
  • SW- Sweat
  • TC - textile color
  • Tnp top neck point -
  • TP - textile paper
  • whiskers- abrasion of lines to imitate pre-worn garment (a.k.a Moustache)
  • Y/D: in textiles - yarn dyed, the dyeing of the yarn before weaving or knitting

References and notes[edit]

This section is meant to assist in the production of definitions by providing supporting citations. Wherever possible, please keep supporting evidence with the entries it is meant to be supporting.

  1. ^ “Deconstructing an Ediacaran frond: three-dimensional preservation of Arborea from Ediacara, South Australia”, in Journal of Paleontology[1], volume 92, issue 3, 1 May 2018, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1017/jpa.2017.128, retrieved 21 March 2021, pages 323–335