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skive

noun

  • skiver -- one who skives on a regular basis. UK origin.

    Last edited on Mar 26 2013. Submitted by Kim M. from Sydney, NSW, Australia on Jan 19 2003.

verb - ambitransitive

  • to purposefully not attend school with no formal reason. UK origin.
    Shall we skive English today?

    Last edited on Mar 26 2013. Submitted by Kim M. from Sydney, NSW, Australia on Jan 19 2003.

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slag

  • a subservient person or worker bee.
    Put that slag to work.
    You're a slag.
    You're all slags.

    Last edited on May 10 2013. Submitted by gregory from San Francisco, CA, USA on Feb 11 2003.

  • Unsubstantiated accusations. To speak with ill-will about another
    Dude, that is slag.
    Stop slaggin' me man!
    Do you believe that slag?
    That is just republican slag.

    Last edited on Aug 05 2004. Submitted by Jay S. on Aug 05 2004.

noun

  • a promiscuous female. UK slang.
                                                                                      

    Citation from "Episode 4", Little Britain (TV, 2003), Season 1 Episode 4 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                               

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    Citation from "Episode 1", Misfits (TV), Season 1 Episode 1 (2009) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jan 19 2012. Submitted by Aimee B. from NJ, USA on Feb 11 1999.

verb

  • to act as promiscuous woman.
    She's been slagging around like the girl in that Police song, 'Roxanne.'

    Last edited on Dec 02 2004. Submitted by Zach J. from Yorktown, VA, USA on Dec 02 2004.

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slasher

adjective

  • containing large amounts of horror violence.
    I rented a great slasher film.

    Last edited on Apr 21 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Apr 21 2010.

noun

  • nickname for a surgeon, used by doctors in the UK.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

    Citation from "Doctor slang is a dying art", BBC News, 18 August 2003 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Apr 16 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 23 2010.

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snarky

adjective

  • Sarcastic and bitchy.
    You're a snarky mofo.

    Last edited on Jul 28 2012. Submitted by Farhana and Ginger from Calgary, AB, Canada on Jun 03 1999.

  • British slang, meaning sarcastic.
    I'm being snarky.

    Last edited on Jul 28 2012. Submitted by trina m. from Los Angeles, CA, USA on Feb 01 2002.

  • (adjective) sarcastic.

    Last edited on Jul 28 2012. Submitted by Julia N. from New York, NY, USA on Dec 04 2002.

  • adj. - sarcastic.
    I made a snarky comment that got me in trouble.

    Last edited on Jul 28 2012. Submitted by David D. from Philadelphia, PA, USA on Mar 07 2003.

  • to get snippy/nasty.
    She got snarky with me the other day when I asked her to do something.

    Last edited on Nov 23 2011. Submitted by Nikki M. from Clarence, New York, USA on Dec 21 2006.

  • Insightfully snide commentary with a bite.

    He made a snarky comment about a woman's ensemble.

    Last edited on Jul 28 2012. Submitted by Arachni8 on May 03 2012.

noun

  • In the USA 1950 era, Snark meant a kid would sit in a tub full of water and fart to get bubbles, then the kid would bite those bubbles.

    A snarky kid.

    Last edited on Dec 01 2014. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 01 2014.

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sod that for a game of Soldiers

interjection

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sorted

  • To have one's shit together. (Australian or British Origin).
    You're such a mess; get yourself sorted.

    Last edited on Nov 03 1999. Submitted by Vaughn from Chicago, IL, USA on Nov 03 1999.

  • All set for; prepared for. Everything figured out.
    Well, it looks like the ride to the mall is sorted.

    Last edited on Mar 31 2003. Submitted by James B. from Edmonton, AB, Canada on Mar 31 2003.

adjective

  • can be used as a one word sentence meaning.
    Fine, our arrangements are in place and everything is organized to the satisfaction of all parties involved.

    Last edited on May 31 2004. Submitted by Matthew R. from Blackpool, United Kingdom on May 31 2004.

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spiv

noun

  • a petty criminal who deals in stolen goods or counterfeit items. British term.
                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Citation from "Malcolm Turnbull's biggest mistake was joining the wrong party", Herald Sun, Eddie McGuire, November 29, 2009 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on May 01 2013. Submitted by James Choucino from Blaby, Leicestershire, UK on Mar 30 2009.

  • a well-dressed barrow / street dealer. Mainly in London, especially Petty Coat Lane. Normally a shyster selling a con to passersby.

    Last edited on May 01 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 07 2009.

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squat

noun

  • a residence where a person lives unlawfully: without paying and without obtaining permission.

    Last edited on Mar 03 2013. Submitted by Glen C. from Brixton, Greater London, UK on Jan 06 2006.

noun - uncountable

  • anything, used in the negative to mean nothing.
    He doesn't know squat about computers.
    You don't know squat!
    I work all day, but it doesn't get me squat.
                                                                                       

    Citation from "The Best Christmas Story Never Told", American Dad! (TV), Season 2 Episode 9 (2006) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
    • See more words with the same meaning: nothing.

    Last edited on Mar 03 2013. Submitted by Anthony B. from Haw River, NC, USA on Mar 11 1999.

  • nothing of value; nothing desired; not the desired outcome.
    I work all day and it gets me squat.
    The actuary complained to the Society of Actuaries but got squat.
    • See more words with the same meaning: nothing.

    Last edited on Mar 03 2013. Submitted by Tom S. from Cleveland, OH, USA on Jul 27 2006.

origin

  • Used as a euphemism for "shit", which comes from the act of squatting in order to defecate.
    Gaby knows squat about cows.

    Last edited on Apr 28 2013. Submitted by Anthony B. from Haw River, NC, USA on Mar 11 1999.

  • Euphemism for "shit" when meaning to say "nothing." Developed because of the squatting posture of defecation.

    Last edited on Mar 03 2013. Submitted by Peter J. from Atlanta, GA, USA on Apr 26 2002.

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swish

adjective

noun

verb

  • to walk effeminately.
    He swishes when he walks.

    Last edited on Jun 09 2009. Submitted by Tom L. on Jun 09 2009.

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