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grenade whistle

noun

  • a horn or whistle blown to warn a friend that they are being physically intimate with a grenade.

    Last edited on Feb 18 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Feb 11 2011.

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grep

verb - ambitransitive

  • in a non-computing context, to search.
    Could you grep the menu for something vegan while I go to the bathroom?
    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on May 01 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • in a computing context, to search "manually" - i.e. by looking rather than using a computer program specifically intended for searching.
    I like GUIs because I can grep them visually for what I'm looking for.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 10 2011.

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  • From the name of a Unix utility used to scan files in search of particular content. ("Grep" itself means "global regular expression print".)

    Last edited on May 01 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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grey area

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greybeard

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greyhound

  • The name given to a very short skirt. Origin: Greyhound racing. i.e. It is only an inch from the "hare."
    That babe's got a bit of a greyhound there.

    Last edited on Aug 15 2002. Submitted by Mike from UK on Aug 15 2002.

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grey market

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grid

noun

  • Bicycle
    John Kitus is out riding his grid (or mangle or beaut').
    I'm riding my grid tonight.
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    Last edited on May 02 2013. Submitted by John Kitus from Boise, ID, USA on Jan 24 2012.

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