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boozer

noun

  • an alcoholic.
    • See more words with the same meaning: alcoholic.

    Last edited on Aug 26 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 26 2009.

  • A place where alcoholic beverages are served; as, "Let's stop by the boozer after work". I heard this in the UK in the '70s.

    Last edited on Apr 14 2014. Submitted by Geoff Johnson from Santa Rosa, CA, USA on Apr 14 2014.

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bucket

  • Popularized by rap singer Sir-Mix-A-Lot.

    Last edited on Oct 19 1999. Submitted by T. Barber from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 19 1999.

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flotsam and jetsam

noun

  • I read a number of years ago that flotsam and jetsam meant miscellaneous things that washed up onto the shore from the ocean. I also heard the first word used to floatsom or possible floatsome.
    Not slang, see at Wikipedia: "In maritime law, flotsam, jetsam, lagan and derelict are specific kinds of shipwreck.

    Last edited on Apr 14 2014. Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 14 2014.

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gunsel

noun

  • a catamite, punk; as "Stay away from the kid, he's the boss' gunsel."

    Last edited on Apr 14 2014. Submitted by Geoff Johnson from Santa Rosa, CA, USA on Apr 14 2014.

origin

  • From the Yiddish "genzel", from German Gnslein "gosling, young goose".

    Last edited on Apr 14 2014. Submitted by Geoff Johnson from Santa Rosa, CA, USA on Apr 14 2014.

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hog up

expression

  • Eat like pigs; "Dinner's ready, come and hog up."
    See also Pig out.

    Last edited on Apr 14 2014. Submitted by Geoff Johnson from Santa Rosa, CA, USA on Apr 14 2014.

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run amuk

verb - ambitransitive

  • to operate in a way that is most displeasing to the reasonable person's point of view. To confuse a situation. To operate in the most inefficient way possible. To cause trouble. To make unclear. Cease progress. To cause problems.
    That gentleman is going to run a muck around here.
    These kids are running a muck around here.

    Last edited on Jun 19 2016. Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 10 2014.

verb - intransitive

  • To go berserk, as "If the kids don't turn down that music, I'm going to go berserk."

    Last edited on Apr 14 2014. Submitted by Geoff Johnson from Santa Rosa, CA, USA on Apr 14 2014.

origin

  • See under "Running amok" at Wikipedia

    Last edited on Apr 14 2014. Submitted by Geoff Johnson from Santa Rosa, CA, USA on Apr 14 2014.

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shit sandwich

  • used to tell someone they have bad breath. Or can be a bad event in general.
    What did you eat for breakfast, a shit sandwich?
    It's a big shit sandwich and we all have to take a bite.

    Last edited on Apr 02 2013. Submitted by Derrick P. from Edmonton, AB, Canada on Dec 16 2001.

  • A situation that would have been preferably avoided: usually in business
    That new software really gave back a shit sandwich to the users.
    His new program ended up a shit sandwich for him.

    Last edited on Aug 04 2008. Submitted by Randy T. on Aug 04 2008.

  • A term describing feedback predominately in business. Positive feedback followed by the real issue (the shit), followed by positive feedback. Thus the shit is sandwich.

    Last edited on Oct 03 2016. Submitted by Anonymous on Oct 03 2016.

expression

  • A metaphor for the benefits of wealth: "Life is a shit sandwich. The more bread you have, the less shit you have to eat.

    Last edited on Apr 14 2014. Submitted by Geoff Johnson from Santa Rosa, CA, USA on Apr 14 2014.

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up the ying-yang

expression

  • A great, perhaps excessive number
    See "Up the ass/butt/duff/wazoo.

    Last edited on Apr 14 2014. Submitted by Geoff Johnson from Santa Rosa, CA, USA on Apr 14 2014.

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