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. 188.8.131.52 23:50, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
- anti-Gentile - OneLook - ( • • • ), anti-Nazi - OneLook - ( • • • ), anti-semitism already has a page
- acipenser - OneLook - ( • • • ) - missing English - no, we have it as Acipenser.
- anterior deltoid - OneLook - ( • • • )
- affulgent, affulgence: uncommon: from Latin? something like brightness or splendour?
- alt-left - OneLook - ( • • • )
- alt left - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Air Transport: Confusingly used for both Aviation and Airlines at WP:EN and Commons PeterWD (talk) 12:07, 16 February 2017 (UTC)
- bradree - OneLook - ( • • • )
- 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"
- Bionade Bourgeoisie - OneLook - ( • • • ): found here; German hipsters more or less, named for a softdrink that supports organic farms.
- bipolarist - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Burmic - OneLook - ( • • • )
bloxers - OneLook - ( • • • ), underwear designed to conceal erections-- trademark? was posted here before and deemed unsuitable
- backuped - OneLook - ( • • • ): from the context seems like wrong form of backed up
- banshee wail(motorsport)Fifth Gear Drives The Lamborghini Aventador ... - Street Legal Motors
www.streetlegalmotors.com/...MotorSports.../fifth-gear-drives-the-lambo... Apr 23, 2016 - Spaceship-inspired exterior styling, a banshee wail from the exhaust, ungodly thrust when you lay into the throttle, and a mile-high price tag are ...
- bih - OneLook - ( • • • ) - AAVE spelling of "bitch" (not sure if citeable)
- base address - OneLook - ( • • • ) (base address)--or is this sum of parts?
- braceface - OneLook - ( • • • ) One with braces.
- have or got a bridge to sell someone: suggesting that the person is gullible. Often follows "and if you believe that..." etc.
- broscience - OneLook - ( • • • )
- bullneck - OneLook - ( • • • ) Could this mean a "roughneck"?
- 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 - ( • • • )
- come 'ed - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Scouse for come on#Interjection, need a proper Scouser to confirm the spelling
- Charmyne - OneLook - ( • • • )
- carlacue - I have found this word on the book Leaves of Grass of Walt Whitman (an estadunidense poet). The sentence is: "I know I shall not pass like a child's carlacue cut with a burnt stick at night". There is a redirection to w:Curlicue in English Wikipedia. Enough argument to make an entry for it?
- call someone's number on something People have certainly died from laughing gas,” he says. “They can get into serious trouble using tanks and masks and they certainly shouldn’t be driving while doing it and should be careful round rivers and swimming pools,” he says. “But the second you get into saying people using nitrous in balloons is a massive issue, people will call your number on that, and they’re right. It’s a concern that it’s going up, the numbers of people using are quite stunning, but it’s not the most dangerous thing by a mile.”
- cell count medicine
- cigarette holder - OneLook - ( • • • )
- coat trailing - OneLook - ( • • • )
- cochinelic acid - OneLook - ( • • • )
- collective note - apparently " in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note."
- 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)
- 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)
- causal-final case - OneLook - ( • • • ) grammatical case
- Chinkland - OneLook - ( • • • )
- close order drill - OneLook - ( • • • ) military, marching
- cerebrophysiology - OneLook - ( • • • )
- chirotony - OneLook - ( • • • ) apparently two meanings: 1) blessed by a laying on of hands; 2) elected by a show of hands; also 'chirotonize'
- cockbiting - OneLook - ( • • • )
- cocksmith - OneLook - ( • • • )
- 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.
- decrime - OneLook - ( • • • )
- de profundis - OneLook - ( • • • )
- dermatopathic lymphadenitis - OneLook - ( • • • )
destubathon - OneLook - ( • • • ): wiki editors' jargon, doesn't meet WT:CFI
- dread fascination - OneLook - ( • • • )
- dregs of society<hasCAMBRIDGentry..(agud1@that:)
- driving force - OneLook - ( • • • ); can be a person.
- 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 - ( • • • )
- exairesis - OneLook - ( • • • ) - synonim for exhairesis?
- exhairesis - OneLook - ( • • • ) - some kind of varicose vein surgery
- editor's notenodeservENTRY?(noalnonativz'lno..184.108.40.206 11:43, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
- 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?
- edgelord - OneLook - ( • • • )
- essive-formal case - OneLook - ( • • • ) grammatical case. Already present at essive-formal.
- essive-modal case - OneLook - ( • • • ) grammatical case. Already present at essive-modal.
- 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.
- foundation scholar - OneLook - ( • • • )
- free roam - OneLook - ( • • • )
- full-stop landing - 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
- 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)
- fug and fuzz - OneLook - ( • • • ) 220.127.116.11 21:25, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
- funeral celebrant - OneLook - ( • • • ) - see civil celebrant Tojam2 (talk) 18:58, 28 March 2016 (UTC)
- frosted tips - OneLook - ( • • • )
- fake news - OneLook - ( • • • )
- femsub - OneLook - ( • • • )
- fever swamp
- field rat - OneLook - ( • • • ), slang term for a type of very large rat
- fine beans: possibly a synonym for green beans?
- firing chamber ...
- already exists in sibling Wikipedia as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamber_(firearms)
- semi-newbie editor not clear how to change so as to solve the issue
- Should there be a separate entry for 'firing chamber' to reduce redundancy?
- Fran and fran already exist ... separately
- Proposed: Friend[s], Relative[s], Acquaintance[s], and/or Neighbor[s].
- Plural FRANs
- related to church outreach specifically, and marketing in general to possible prospects
- semi-newbie editor fuzzy on how to either add to existing Fran or Fran, or create new entry
- fut - used as an interjection in Scene II in King Lear ---> Tooironic (talk) 01:49, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
- 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))
- Gorlois - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Grand Mentor - OneLook - ( • • • ) apparently a Chinese title.
- 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 - OneLook - ( • • • ) – 
- See down: "With on, negative about, hostile to".
- 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". 
- give someone a break - OneLook - ( • • • )
- glyd ring - OneLook - ( • • • ) - 
- ground and pound - OneLook - ( • • • ) - technique in mixed martial arts
- come a gutser - OneLook - ( • • • )
- gamertag - OneLook - ( • • • )
- gender baiting - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Guangzhouese - OneLook - ( • • • )
- get one's arms around Now they’ve got the keys to the car and it’s dangerous. Someone has to go in and get their arms around this.”
- 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 - ( • • • )
- Her: referring to God when envisioned as female. "And I shake God's hand/I jump up and let Her know when I can" - Jack White, Lazaretto
- Hers: referring to God when envisioned as female.
- Herself: referring to God when envisioned as female. "And even God Herself has fewer plans than me" - Jack White, Lazaretto
- Heschl's gyrus (plural gyri)
- heterolingual and homolingual
- historical precedent - OneLook - ( • • • ) - in law and logic
- horizon* in Heideggerian philosophy sense; see horizonal.
hotdog down a hallway: created like throwing a hot dog down a hallway
- 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 or hubba hubba. Equinox ◑ 04:09, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
- 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
- hotbar (video game terminology)
- heelpalm - OneLook - ( • • • )
- hold a brief (for); hold no brief (for); from legal language; means sth like to support or endorse, or tolerate?
- hyperlogia — unhealthy loquaciousness, used in this sentence, "While hyperlogia can be slightly irritating, most people accept it as a common affliction of the professoriate."
- in copula - OneLook - ( • • • )
- inertial load - OneLook - ( • • • ) see e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulse-width_modulation
- 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
- Italo-Hellenic - OneLook - ( • • • )
- 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
- "inverted pallheraldry(c.GEOGRAPHYNOW,BELIZEepisode<flagsctn
- 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.
- Example from "Hereford," in Breed Profiles Handbook:
- Hereford [cattle] prefers to graze varied unimproved pasture, in preference to an improved ley. [...] Non-fussy – willing to graze whatever is available, although will tend to select a varied herb rich sward in preference to an improved ley.
- This seems to be a sum of parts. An improved ley is simply a ley (a field or meadow) which has been improved (artificed for agriculture). In the citation, "pasture" and "ley" are synonyms, so it refers to both improved and unimproved leys (pastures/fields). Nicole Sharp (talk) 09:44, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
- Example from "Hereford," in Breed Profiles Handbook:
- intersphincteric, used at Wikipedia:intersphincteric groove
- jiggle television (alternative form jiggle TV) - used to criticize TV shows that use young women's sexuality to appeal to their audience.
- 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)
- kulambu, kuzhambu: some sort of Indian curry or sauce?
- Kum Nye
- Kunshan, the city in Jiangsu province, China where Kunqu originated
- 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)
- legal high - OneLook - ( • • • )
- leisure time - OneLook - ( • • • ) - time an individual has when they are not working, attending to their needs and obligations, or addressing family duties.
- 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.
- laureth: sth in chemistry, as in ammonium laureth sulfate; may be ethoxylation of lauryl?
- lolicore - OneLook - ( • • • )
- (look) like n miles of bad road -- the exact phrase and the number of miles can vary
- lesbiphobia, a variant of lesbophobia according to wikipedia
- Londons, genitive of London as in "Londons Remembrancer", "Londons Alarm from Heaven", "the inconvenience of Londons smoke" and "Londons Resurrection", might be Early New English but that's New English (and not Anglo-Saxon or Middle English) too.
- loopy-schwoopy - OneLook - ( • • • )
- 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 - ( • • • )
- 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".) 18.104.22.168 15:18, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
- marginal return - OneLook - ( • • • )
- meningitis W - OneLook - ( • • • )
- mental anguish<a.LEGAL(dunfelcomfy adinitmyslfthosumhow..
- 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)
- mollic - OneLook - ( • • • ) - soil science
- mooch around/-bout 
- mama's baby, papa's maybe - OneLook - ( • • • )
- meanspo - OneLook - ( • • • )
- metagender - OneLook - ( • • • )
- mercification - OneLook - ( • • • )
- moonbatty - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Msian - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Malaysian
- my friends ... and Zoidberg - OneLook - ( • • • )
- minidriver - OneLook - ( • • • ) and miniport - OneLook - ( • • • ): something in computing, I can't work it out, Wikipedia article is poor.
- Scots entry exists; is it also English, distinct from Scots? Cnilep (talk) 01:58, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
- national mourning - OneLook - ( • • • ): uncountable
- negrobilia - OneLook - ( • • • )
- niggahita - OneLook - ( • • • )
- no chill - OneLook - ( • • • )
- nope rope - OneLook - ( • • • ): hiking slang for a snake
Norway model (in the context of Brexit)
- needle girl - OneLook - ( • • • )
- next store - OneLook - ( • • • ) - common misspelling for next door
- normalism - OneLook - ( • • • ) (cf. normalist, related?)
- 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.
- the one that goes the other way - OneLook - ( • • • ) - plain English version of doosra (examples)
- 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.
- optative mood - OneLook - ( • • • ) verb mood (See optative (noun). Cnilep (talk) 05:32, 31 January 2017 (UTC))
- omnibox (multi-purpose browser address bar): is this a generic term now? Introduced by Google Chrome, I think, but now used also by Opera Neon. Equinox ◑ 17:45, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
- 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 - ( • • • )
- Poë-bird - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Pœcile - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Poecile
- præcaval - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Prætexta - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Prætorium - OneLook - ( • • • )
- pandey - 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 - ( • • • )
- 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
- point one's toes - OneLook - ( • • • ), has literally nothing to do with pointing toes, it's about the position of the foot. 22.214.171.124 17:28, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
- 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
- popolo*: used in Hawaii for a nightshade, not sure which one
- protomatter, mostly in science fiction
- pedophocracy - OneLook - ( • • • ) reference: infogalactic.com/info/Pedophocracy
- pranotherapy - OneLook - ( • • • )
- preterite tense - OneLook - ( • • • ) grammatical tense
- 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)
- rantistirion - OneLook - ( • • • ) – instrument used in the Greek Orthodox Church for sprinkling.
- renal crisis
- rice cracker - OneLook - ( • • • ) - pretty darn important; SOP?
- rogue-to-the-rescue - 
- reactionism - OneLook - ( • • • )
- Readership - according to the OED, in BrE, the position of Reader at a university. ---> Tooironic (talk) 04:03, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
- reduced isolation: some kind of US school, sth to do with racial/economic minorities, affirmative action?
- refugitive - OneLook - ( • • • )
- ride on(fe.s1'sDISABILITY<~peckin on,unfairlycriticize
- The OED entry for maverick quotes the Overland Monthy 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’.
- The OED entry for maverick quotes the Overland Monthy of August 1869 for a possible etymology:
- 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. --126.96.36.199 14:53, 5 January 2017 (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
- 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)
- 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)
- sealwort - OneLook - ( • • • )
- semivagina - OneLook - ( • • • ) - EXTREMELY rare, but found a few cites. Context: anatomy Philmonte101 (talk) 14:01, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
- She: referring to God when envisioned as female. "And even God Herself has fewer plans than me/But She never helps me out with my scams for free" - Jack White, Lazaretto
- 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)
- skive - OneLook - ( • • • ): 2nd noun sense? the area created by skiving?; found in captions throughout this video
- spatial planning -- Looks SOP to me. Kiwima (talk) 22:49, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
- spinning backfist - OneLook - ( • • • ) - a type of punch/strike
- stitch - OneLook - ( • • • ) verb; similar to sense 1 (with elements of sense 3?), however there may be a difference; see the process in this video
- swingers' club - OneLook - ( • • • ) - it seems, that this term is related to marital infidelity
- 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.
- swimline: sth used by a diver; see Citations:swimline
- soon (TM) (internet joke).
- schwi - OneLook - ( • • • )
- secks - OneLook - ( • • • )
- student club - OneLook - ( • • • )
- SJWtard - OneLook - ( • • • )
- snippish - OneLook - ( • • • ) -Rude
- scare line - OneLook - ( • • • ) two main definitions, used for an actual line/string to scare fish, birds, but also used for a phrase or newspaper headline that's used to scare people. Currently an article in wikipedia.
- schizomer - OneLook - ( • • • ) (isoschizomer)
- Shatuo - OneLook - ( • • • ) - a Turkic tribe that influenced northern Chinese politics in the late 9th and 10th centuries
- spinonym - this is referenced in Wikipedia's article about ambigrams and also has its own article on German Wikipedia.
- S'porean - OneLook - ( • • • ) - Singaporean
- soup - OneLook - ( • • • ) Not sure of the meaning in this sentence?
- time-to-market (attributive form of time to market)
- tuckermanities plural of tuckermanitie or tuckermanity? from Poe's "An Enigma"
- tuckermanity. Coined by Poe to refer to the works of Henry Tuckerman
- target eccentricity
- tax in kind = tax + in kind
- Terramara, Terremare (not sure if these deserve entries or not) - -sche (discuss) 20:10, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
- 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)
- torpedo tits
- trade line
- Trojan: work like a Trojan - covered under Trojan.
- untimed exclusive - video games released exclusively for one or more platforms; see timed exclusive
- thanks Obama
- through traffic - any chance? Donnanz (talk) 20:14, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
- trade hands, as in "millions traded hands in the stock market today". --flyax (talk) 15:41, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
- tail risk hedging - we have tail risk Kiwima (talk) 03:37, 23 December 2016 (UTC)
- tale of two hearts
- 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
- tiddledy: imitating sound of brass band? tiddledy-om-pom, etc.
- transcopernicium see here, pages 1485 and 1494 -- I can only find one source that does not hyphenate this word, and it was not durably archived. Kiwima (talk) 22:25, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
- two-toed ungulate
- terrestrial television See Wikipedia entry: terrestrial television.
V 2012 - 2017
- vitamin I
- Vogie-- the name? or perhaps vogie? Kiwima (talk) 19:15, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
- vor - King Lear, Act 4, Scene 6: Chill pick your teeth, zir. Come! No matter vor your foins. ---> Tooironic (talk) 14:52, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
- whitegraft - Do you mean white graft?
- 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)
- wicken - misspelling of Wiccan? Kiwima (talk) 19:56, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
- withvine - alt form of withwine, but I can't find enough cites. Kiwima (talk) 02:58, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
- worthy poor
- well liked - OneLook - ( • • • )
- well-liked - OneLook - ( • • • )
- wenny#wennier - OneLook - ( • • • ) - having wens
- white knight syndrome - OneLook - ( • • • )
- weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning - OneLook - ( • • • )
- White Terror: see White Terror: lots of historical senses (why are they all "white"?)
- yakamilk: synonym of trumpeter (bird in the family Psophiidae), but I can't find sufficient cites.
- yakoots: ?? Yakoots?? Or perhaps the Indian word for rubies, sapphires, and oriental topaz?
- yerd: the action of beating with a stick
- 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
- yoon (Scottish neologism), pejorative shortening of "unionist". Seems to have been coined around the time of the 2014 Scotland independence referendum.
- young friend - OneLook - ( • • • ) - paedophilia jargon for child partner
- youth academyENTITYidsay..188.8.131.52 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. 184.108.40.206 12:41, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
- zweibein, fünfbein, elfbein, vielbein, etc.; see Cartan formalism (physics)
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