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shack

verb - intransitive

  • to spend the night with someone.
    Did you shack with the guy you met at the bar last night?

    Last edited on Jun 06 2013. Submitted by Anonymous from Fort Worth, TX, USA on Jul 11 2008.

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shack up

  • to hook up in a sexual manner and spend the night with someone. A person who shacks-up may be referred to as a "shacker."
    Who did you shack-up with last night?

    Last edited on Jul 25 2013. Submitted by Julie C. from Los Angeles, CA, USA on Apr 12 2002.

  • To live together, unmarried. This is a phrase I recall that was used in the 1950's. I don't know if it is still used.
    Tom and Sue decided to just shack up, not get married.

    Last edited on Mar 07 2003. Submitted by Don C. from Greensboro, NC 27410, USA on Mar 07 2003.

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shades

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shadetree mechanic

  • a hobbyist mechanic who works on their own vehicles, often in their driveway. (Perhaps underneath a tree providing shade.)
                                                                                                                                                               

    Citation from "No shade needed", McCook Daily Gazette, January 18 2010 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Feb 04 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Feb 04 2010.

  • a hobbyist mechanic who works on their own vehicles, often in their driveway, and often causing more harm than they repair.

    Last edited on Feb 04 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Feb 04 2010.

  • the title of a 1990s television series on TNN.

    Last edited on Feb 04 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Feb 04 2010.

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  • Shadetree Mechanic: Walter was correct but I would like to embellish. Shadetree mechanic was a term most used until the mid 70s. Before the days when men were consumed by video games and before electronic gadgets took up residence under the hood of our car. In those days, most men owened a set of wrenches along with other toolbox goodies and would gladly spend an afternoon with a buddy doing a tuneup in the driveway, under the shade of the nearest tree. Required tools and parts were as follows: sockets with spark plug socket, timing light, open or box ends, screwdriver and maybe a hex key, gap, oil filter wrench, (hammer), new plugs, points, wires, fuel filter, oil filter, condenser, air filter and a six pack of beer. By the time the beer is gone, the tuneup should be complete. Of course, several other task could be completed on the vehicle by men of this day, but tuneups were the most fun. Shadetree is a lost term today because it doesn't turn up in video games where things get blown up.

    Last edited on May 12 2018. Submitted by Anonymous on May 12 2018.

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shade tree mechanic

noun

  • a person who claims they can fix your car, but has no real training or the right tools.

    Last edited on Jul 15 2013. Submitted by Girl Prada from Bedford, IN 47421, USA on Mar 04 2012.

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shagadelic

adjective

  • sexy. Popularized in the late 1990s and early 2000s by the Austin Powers film series.
    You're shagadelic baby!
    That guy's shagadelic, baby!
                                                                                                                                                                         

    Citation from "Dwight K. Schrute, Acting Manager", The Office (TV), Season 7 Episode 24 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

    Citation from "Dwight K. Schrute, Acting Manager", The Office (TV), Season 7 Episode 24 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 25 2011. Submitted by Rachael O. from Omaha, NE, USA on Jun 12 1999.

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