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cabbage

  • verb; to steal with, or without, the victim's knowledge.
    You cabbaged my favorite pen.
    • See more words with the same meaning: to steal.

    Last edited on Jan 03 1999. Submitted by Christopher W. from Fortville, IN 46040, USA on Jan 03 1999.

  • an unintelligent person. (From "vegetable".)
    You're such a cabbage.

    Last edited on Apr 20 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Aug 25 2010.

adjective

noun

  • medical slang for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, from the acronym CABG

    Last edited on Oct 20 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Oct 20 2011.

noun - uncountable

  • money.
    I've got no cabbage.
    I'm gonna get some cabbage.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

    Citation from "Of Lettuce, Long Green, Do-Re-Mi...", Los Angeles Times, Peter H. King, 3 November 1996 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
    • See more words with the same meaning: money.

    Last edited on Jun 19 2016. Submitted by Nikol from Melbourne, VIC, Australia on Nov 22 2001.

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cattywampus

  • Misaligned, oblique, diagonal. See also "whopperjawed."
    The accident left the frame on the car totally cattywampus.

    Last edited on Jul 16 1998. Submitted by Mike S. from Huntington, WV, USA on Jul 16 1998.

  • diagonally, obliquely, also askew, awry. (Also whopperjawed.)
    We came cattywhompus over the field.

    Last edited on Oct 30 1999. Submitted by Dr. R. from NJ, USA on Oct 30 1999.

  • when something appears off center. Also catawampus.
    His glasses are cattywampus on his head.

    Last edited on Nov 24 1999. Submitted by GR O. from Germany on Nov 24 1999.

  • Askew, tilted, lopsided. LA SoCal area. I used this term since I was a child.
    His glass were caddywampus on his head.

    Last edited on Nov 29 1999. Submitted by GR O. from Germany on Nov 29 1999.

  • Crooked or not level.
    Those stairs are Caddywampus.

    Last edited on Dec 28 2001. Submitted by Rockster from York, PA, USA on Dec 28 2001.

  • banged up, as in an accident.
    My glasses have been cattiewhompus ever since I fell.

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Hayley from Madison, MS, USA on Feb 13 2002.

  • across diagonally from; "catty cornered".
    Her house is cattiewhompus to mine.

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Hayley from Madison, MS, USA on Feb 13 2002.

  • out of its usual state, screwed up.
    Things have been cattiewhompus since they broke up.

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Hayley from Madison, MS, USA on Feb 13 2002.

  • I suppose it's a southern expression.
    That thang there is catty wampus. (regarding the straightness or fit of an item.)

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 02 2002.

  • I have heard cattywhampus use as a synonym for Wampus Cat and Kittycorner or cattycorner used to mean diagonally or adjacent(touching on the corner as the red squares on a checker board) .

    Last edited on Oct 21 2010. Submitted by Anonymous on Oct 21 2010.

adverb

  • Behaving in an abnormal manner, without control. Also spelled catty whompus. Example: "That child rolling on the floor in the Piggly Wiggly is catty whompus!"

    Last edited on Dec 06 2013. Submitted by Florida Dixie on Dec 06 2013.

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cloof

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smuck

  • a light smack upside the head, the intensity of which is more akin to ruffling someone's hair than to any real attempt to actually smack or harm the person. Originally heard/learned by submitter in: Montreal, QC, Canada.
    She laughed at the teasing and gave him a quick smuck of warning.
    She arched a brow at the taunt, and smucked him in response.

    Last edited on Dec 08 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Nov 02 2011.

  • To run up behind a guy and, with your fingers curled into a fist but with thumb erect, swing your arm forward, striking him between his butt cheeks and yell "smuck"; then run away quickly.

    Provenance: This was a short-lived fad among teen males in high schools 1959-60 and referred to as "smucking". Origin: unknown.

    Last edited on Dec 06 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 06 2013.

verb

  • to beat badly or hit hard. Origin: Downeast Maine.
    Our football team really smucked yours.

    Last edited on Dec 08 2013. Submitted by Lee O. from Brewer, ME 04412, USA on Oct 29 2002.

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