texas

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See also: Texas and Texas'

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the practice of naming cabins after US states, the state of Texas having been recently admitted to the Union.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛk.səs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛksəs
  • Hyphenation: tex‧as
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Noun[edit]

texas (plural texases)

  1. The topmost cabin deck on a steamboat.
    • 1866, New Albany Ledger, October 6 (describing the steamboat Robert E. Lee)
      She has sixty one staterooms in the main cabin, twenty four extra rooms in the texas for passengers, a nursery for servants and children, and a cabin adjoining the nursery in which are staterooms for fifty passengers.
    • 1991, Norman A. Fox, The Rawhide Years:
      Now Will saw lights ahead and they were to the landing where the steamboats lay moored, banking the river front solidly as far as the ... whose lights rose tier upon tier from main deck to the cupola-like pilot houses atop the texases.

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Verb[edit]

texas

  1. present of texar

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

texās

  1. second-person singular present active subjunctive of texō

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Texas.

Noun[edit]

texas

  1. (slang) crazy, wild.
    • 2017, Jean-Louis Adorsen, Høstmørke, adorsen (e-publ.), →ISBN.
      « [] Nå må jeg løpe, det er helt Texas her akkurat nå. [] »
      " [] Now I have to run, it is pretty wild over here right now. [] "

Usage notes[edit]

Often used in the phrase det var helt texas, meaning "it was totally/absolutely/completely crazy/wild".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Solomon, David, “Y'all, Norwegians Use the Word 'Texas' as Slang to Mean 'Crazy'”, in Texas Monthly[1], 2015-10-20

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Texas.

Noun[edit]

texas

  1. (slang) crazy, wild.

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