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hrm

interjection

  • interjection conveying puzzlement.
    Hrm, I'm not sure how to solve this problem.

    Last edited on May 14 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on May 14 2010.

  • interjection conveying thought.
    Person A: Can you come in on Friday?

    Person B: Hrm... Let me check my schedule.

    Last edited on May 14 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on May 14 2010.

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malamanteau

noun

notes

origin

  • In addition to the XKCD origin, the term appears to have been used on the website MetaFilter as early as 2007:
    It's not spoonerism. More like a portmanteau combined with a malapropism. So I'd go with malamanteau or a portmanpropism.

    posted by ludwig_van at 3:31 PM on July 17, 2007 (link)

    Last edited on May 14 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on May 14 2010.

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shrimper

noun

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shrimping

noun - uncountable

  • the sexual practice of toe sucking.
    I broke up with my girlfriend because she's not into shrimping.

    Last edited on Mar 29 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on May 14 2010.

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willy nilly

adverb

  • to proceed without a plan or carry on aimlessly.
                                                                                       

    Citation from "3 Women", Life (TV, 2009), Season 2 Episode 18 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 29 2010. Submitted by Anonymous on May 14 2010.

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