Wiktionary:Requested entries (English)

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

  • Consider creating a citations page with your evidence that the word exists instead of simply listing it here
  • 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)

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This seems to refer to a prominent arse in particular, normally a fat one, though some people on Twitter have posted pictures of themselves going to the gym to get a dumpy - which means that it could also be a muscular arse. I can also find the occasional Tweet and FaceBook post referring to Trump or Humpty Dumpty as ‘Dumpy’. Also, the surveying terms ‘dumpy telescope’ and ‘dumpy level’ might be worth adding and defining somewhere here, assuming we don’t consider them to be SOP. Overlordnat1 (talk) 01:38, 23 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
So what are we missing now? We already have "short and thick; stout or stocky" which seems to cover arse/buttocks. Can we delete this? If there is something to say about "dumpy telescope" or "dumpy level", it seems it should be separate, as those would appear to be set phrases. Equinox 12:44, 28 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
No, the slang (buttocks) sense is nominal, e.g. it is said "a dumpy" or (plural) "dumpies". It needs to be added specifically as a sense, if it can be attested. 70.172.194.25 21:55, 6 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Looks SOP to me - violence involving guns. Facts707 (talk) 12:07, 6 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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The word appears no less than 10 times in a work of Carl Jung[28], though I must admit to finding its meaning confusing all the same.

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Specialized jargon or slang[edit]

Military[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.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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)[reply]
  • deck -RAF speak - the ground
  • finger, or remove one's finger - RAF speak - to hurry up or pay attention
We have get one’s finger out and pull one’s finger out listed as derived terms under finger, though both are lacking in the obvious etymology, ie a clipping of ‘pull your finger out of your arse’. They don’t currently link to each other as synonyms either and get one’s finger out lacks the list of translations that pull one’s finger out has, perhaps a redirect is in order. These are widely used expressions across the U.K, not just in the RAF, but perhaps ‘remove your finger’=‘pay attention’ is military idiom which I’m unaware of.Overlordnat1 (talk) 08:41, 10 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Textiles[edit]

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
  • Classic CO- Dutch: ontwerp van een doorlopend dessin
  • Co - Cotton
  • COJ - carry over jeans
  • Ea - Elasthane
  • fancy stitch - Stitch without function, just for detailing
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • TP - textile paper
  • whiskers- abrasion of lines to imitate pre-worn garment (a.k.a Moustache)

References and notes[edit]

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