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Browsing page 15 of new words for August 14, 2009

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vanilla

adjective

  • bland, boring, normal.
    I would ask mark to the drag show, but he is so vanilla.
    That was pretty vanilla. I think it needed more flair.
                                                                    

                                                                                  

                                

                                                

    Citation from "A Spy in the House of Love", Dollhouse (TV, 2009), Season 1 Episode 9 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by Cassie L. from Durango, CO, USA on Mar 31 2004.

  • standard.
    You can't install that on a vanilla model 360.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

noun

noun - uncountable

  • boring sex.

    Used in Fetish Community to describe non-kinky sex

    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on Mar 02 2013. Submitted by jimmy d. from Revere, MA, USA on May 21 2006.

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wall time

noun

  • the "real world" time of day - i.e. the time of day displayed by the clock on the wall - rather than other measures of time, such as a computer's current uptime.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • the amount of time taken for some task to be completed, as measured in normal human time. (This is different than some measures of time in computing.)

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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wart

noun

  • a small piece of a design that doesn't work as well as the rest of the design.
    The final version of the software is mostly ready, but we have a few warts to fix.

    Last edited on Jun 29 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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wedged

adjective

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    nauseous, irritable, with an aching body and headaches, as a result of staying awake too long.
    Man! You look wedged.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by Mike S. from Phoenix, AZ, USA on May 28 1999.

  • of a piece of software, stuck and unable to proceed without human intervention.
    The email reader is wedged. I think you need to delete the lock file.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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whack-a-mole

noun - uncountable

  • the practice of repeatedly getting rid of something, only to have more of that thing appear. For example, deleting spammers' e-mail accounts, closing pop-up windows in a web browser, etc.
    I've been playing whack-a-mole all afternoon.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

verb

  • to chronically masturbate.
    Man, Bob would rather grab a couple of videos and go all whack-a-mole on himself than come out with us tonight.

    Last edited on May 31 2016. Submitted by Pazuzu from Minneapolis, MN, USA on Nov 06 2009.

origin

  • From the carnival / arcade game that involves hitting mechanical moles with a mallet as they pop up from their holes.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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Y

yow

interjection

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Z

zap

verb

verb - transitive

  • zapping someone is cussing them out.
    He zapped me after I dumped him.
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    Last edited on Aug 19 2012. Submitted by Kit from Des Moines, IA, USA on May 04 2002.

  • to erase.
    I accidentally zapped my research paper last night.

    Last edited on Oct 25 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • to damage ("fry") an electronic component with electricity.
    When I stuck a pen in my power supply, it zapped the hard disk.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • to shock with electricity.

    Last edited on Oct 16 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jun 04 2010.

  • to microwave.
    Zap it for about a minute and a half.

    Last edited on Oct 25 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 25 2011.

  • to write "zap" on someone's hand as a part of a game that has many variants.
    You've been zapped! Now any time someone says your name, you have to say "I love you."

    Last edited on Aug 19 2012. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 10 2012.

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