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destinkify etymology de- + stink + -ify
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (slang, humorous) To mask or remove the odor from; to deodorize.
Synonyms: defunkify
destroy etymology From Middle English destroyen, from Old French destruire, vl *destrugō, from Classical Latin dēstruō, from dē- + struō. Displaced native Old English shend. pronunciation
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  1. (transitive) To damage beyond use or repair. The earthquake destroyed several apartment complexes.
  2. (intransitive) To cause destruction. Hooligans destroy unprovoked
  3. (transitive) To neutralize, undo a property or condition. Smoking destroys the natural subtlety of the palate
  4. (transitive) To put down or euthanize. Destroying a rabid dog is required by law.
  5. (colloquial, transitive) To defeat soundly.
  6. (computing, transitive) To remove data. The memory leak happened because we forgot to destroy the temporary lists.
Synonyms: annihilate, break, demolish, kill, ruin, waste, See also
  • build
  • construct
  • create
  • make
  • raise
  • repair
related terms:
  • destruct
  • destructible
  • destruction
  • destructive
destroyed pronunciation
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  1. en-past of destroy
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (Ireland, informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill.
desugar etymology de + sugar
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (transitive, principally, food processing) To remove sugar from.
  2. (transitive, computing, informal) To translate the source code of a computer program (or its specification) into a more syntactically rigorous form.
  • sugared
detective {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • /dɪˈtɛktɪv/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (law enforcement) A police officer who looks for evidence as part of solving a crime; an investigator.
  2. A person employed to find information not otherwise available to the public.
Synonyms: (law enforcement) DT (abbreviation), Det (abbreviation), (person employed to find information) private detective, private investigator, (person employed to find information) dick , private dick :(slang)
related terms: {{rel-top3}}
  • detect
  • detection
  • detector
detox pronunciation
  • /ˈdiːtɒks/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. detoxification, especially of alcohol or illegal, addictive drugs.
  2. A detoxification unit.
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. detoxify, especially from alcohol or illegal, addictive drugs.
detoxer etymology detox + er
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A person on detox; somebody attempting to give up drug.
detoxification unit
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A department in a hospital or a rehab used for detoxification of new patients.
Synonyms: detox
Detroit etymology From French détroit (“strait”) in Rivière du Détroit (Detroit River) pronunciation
  • /dɪˈtrɔɪt/, /ˈdiːtrɔɪt/, /dɪˈt͡ʃrɔɪt/
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  1. The largest city and former capital of Michigan, a major port on the Detroit River, known as the traditional automotive center of the U.S.
  2. (by mentonymy) The United States automotive industry.
Synonyms: (city of Michigan) 3-1-3 (slang), Arsenal of Democracy (dated), D / The D (colloquial), D-Town (informal), Hockeytown (informal), Motor City, Motown (informal), Rock City (informal)
  • dottier
  • i-dotter
deuce {{wikipedia}}
etymology 1 French deux, from Old French deus, from Latin duo. pronunciation
  • (UK) /djuːs/, /d͡ʒuːs/
  • (US) /duːs/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (cards) A card with two spots, one of four in a standard deck of playing cards.
  2. (dice) A side of a die with two spots.
  3. (dice) A cast of dice totalling two.
  4. The number two.
  5. (tennis) A tie, both players have the same number of points and one can win by scoring two additional points.
  6. (baseball) A curveball
  7. (custom cars) A '32 FordGeisert, Eric. "The California Spyder", in ''Street Rodder'', 8/99, p.34; Mayall, Joe. "Driving Impression: Reproduction Deuce Hiboy", in ''Rod Action'', 2/78, p.26. in plural, 2-barrel (twin-choke) carburetor (in the term 3 deuces, an arrangement on a common intake manifold).
  8. (restaurants) A table seating two diner.
  9. (slang) Excrement.
coordinate terms:
  • (card with two spots) {{list:playing cards/en}}
etymology 2 Compare ll dusius; Scottish Gaelic taibhs, taibhse; or from Old French deus, from Latin deus (compare deity.) pronunciation
  • (UK) /djuːs/
  • (US) /duːs/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (epithet) The Devil, used in exclamations of confusion or anger Love is a bodily infirmity . . . which breaks out the deuce knows how or why (Thackeray)
  • educe
deucedly etymology deuced + ly pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈdjuːsɪdli/
  • (US) /ˈdusɨdli/
adverb: {{en-adv}}
  1. (degree, informal) Quite; extremely
Synonyms: awfully, cussedly, damnably, deuced, rather
noun: {{head}}
  1. plural of deuce
  2. (poker slang) A pair of twos.
Synonyms: (pair of twos) twos, ducks
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  1. (AAVE, slang) peace; goodbye (because of the associated gesture holding up two fingers)
    • 2011, Zuri, The Player's Rule (page 70) Nigga! You got until tonight to get your shit, deuces nigga!
  • educes, seduce
developmentation etymology development + ation; the ostensible verb form * is not found. pronunciation
  • /dɨˌvɛləp.mənˈteɪʃən/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (proscribed, chiefly, US and humorous) Development.
Similarly to the entry for irregardless, this is a nonstandard illiteracy for development and should generally never be used in formal settings or written. Compare orientate. Synonyms: development
devil {{wikipedia}} Alternative forms: divel (dialectal), devel, devell (obsolete) etymology From Middle English devil, devel, deovel, from Old English dēofol, dēoful, from earlier dīobul, ultimately from Ancient Greek διάβολος 〈diábolos〉, also as "Satan" (in Jewish/Christian usage, translating Biblical Hebrew שטן, satán), from διαβάλλω 〈diabállō〉, literally “to throw across”, from διά 〈diá〉 + βάλλω 〈bállō〉. The Old English word was probably adopted under influence of Latin diabolus (itself from the Greek). Other Germanic languages adopted the word independently: compare Saterland Frisian Düüwel, Western Frisian duvel, Dutch duivel, Low German Düvel, German Teufel, Danish djævel, Swedish djävul (older: djefvul, Old Swedish diævul, Old Norse djǫfull). pronunciation
  • {{enPR}}, /ˈdɛvəl/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (theology) A creature of hell.
  2. (theology) (the devil or the Devil) The chief devil; Satan.
  3. The bad part of the conscience; the opposite to the angel.
    • The devil in me wants to let him suffer.
  4. A wicked or naughty person, or one who harbor reckless, spirited energy, especially in a mischievous way; usually said of a young child.
    • Those two kids are devils in a toy store.
  5. A thing that is awkward or difficult to understand or do.
    • That math problem was a devil.
  6. (euphemistically, with an article, as an intensifier) Hell.
    • What in the devil is that? What the devil is that?
    • She is having a devil of a time fixing it.
    • You can go to the devil for all I care.
  7. A person, especially a man; used to express a particular opinion of him, usually in the phrases poor devil and lucky devil.
  8. A dust devil.
  9. (religion, Christian Science) An evil or erring entity.
  10. (dialectal, in compounds) A barren, unproductive and unused area.Dictionary of Regional American English[ Word Detective: Tales from the berm] devil strip
  11. (cookery) A dish, as a bone with the meat, broiled and excessively peppered; a grill with Cayenne pepper.
    • Sir Walter Scott Men and women busy in baking, broiling, roasting oysters, and preparing devils on the gridiron.
  12. A machine for tear or cut rag, cotton, etc.
Synonyms: (a creature of hell): demon, (the chief devil): Satan, Beelzebub, Mephistopheles, Old Nick, Old Scratch (UK & US), old-gooseberry, old gentleman, (thing awkward or difficult to understand or do): bastard, bitch, bugger (UK), stinker, (wicked or naughty person): imp, rascal, scamp, scoundrel, (as a euphemistic intensifier): deuce (euphemistic), dickens (euphemistic), fuck (only in senses with the; taboo slang), heck, hell, (a person, especially a man (as in "poor devil")): bugger (UK), cow (used of a woman), sod (UK)
  • (a creature of hell) angel, god
  • (the chief devil) God
  • (the bad part of the conscience) angel, conscience
  • (thing awkward or difficult to understand) cakewalk (US), piece of cake, simplicity itself
  • (wicked or naughty person') angel, saint
related terms:
  • diabolo
  • diablo
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. To make like a devil; to invest with the character of a devil.
  2. To annoy or bother; to bedevil.
  3. To work as a ‘devil’; to work for a lawyer or writer without fee or recognition.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), page 401: He did not repeat the scathing estimate of her character by Quatrefages, who at that time spent one afternoon a week devilling at the Consulate, keeping the petty-cash box in order.
  4. To grill with cayenne pepper; to season highly in cook, as with pepper.
  5. To finely grind cooked ham or other meat with spices and condiments.
  6. To prepare a sidedish of shelled halved boiled eggs to whose extracted yolks are added condiments and spices, which mixture then is placed into the halved whites to be served.
    • She's going to devil four dozen eggs for the picnic.
  • UK usage doubles the l in the inflected forms "devilled" and "devilling"; US usage generally does not.
Synonyms: (annoy or bother): annoy, bedevil, bother, irk, irritate, pester, trouble, peeve
  • lived
Devil's buttermilk etymology Devil + buttermilk
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) Whiskey.
    • 11 May 2005, Ian Paisley, House of Commons Hansard Debates, Hansard: I am glad that you, Mr. Speaker, are in a minority, because we both refrain from indulging in the stronger waters—or the Devil's buttermilk, as I sometimes call it.
devil's interval
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal, music) The tritone
Synonyms: the devil in music
devil's rope
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. Mortal sin.
    • Preaching in the Age of Chaucer: Selected Sermons in Translation , 2008 , page 29 , 0813215293 , “...those who are dragged to the gallows of hell by the devil's rope, that is, mortal sin, and will not confess. ”
  2. An open branching shrub (Cylindropuntia imbricata) with cylindrical joints, which are covered with short raised ridges like the plait of a rope.
  3. A variety of cochineal, (Dactylopius newsteadi), used to destroy Cylindropuntia imbricata.
  4. (US, southwest, slang) Barbed wire
    • Love Like Hate: A Novel , Linh Dinh , 2011 , page 94 , 1609801296 , “The devil's rope was originally designed to keep cows from roaming, Indians from encroaching, and the cowboys from singing their lonesome ballads. ”
devil dodger Alternative forms: devil-dodger
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A clergyman, especially a military chaplain.
    • 1914, G. K. Chesterton, The Donnington Affair: Usually I don't trust devil dodgers — not much. But you've got a decent mug on you, and I'm going to trust you.
    • 2013, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, The Wipers Times, BBC: You damned devil dodgers are going to undermine the whole war!
devil dog
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A US marine.
Synonyms: jarhead, leatherneck
devilish etymology devil + ish
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. Resembling a devil.
  2. Characteristic of a devil. A devilish grin.
  3. (informal) Extreme, excessive. A devilish effort yielded a devilish success.
Synonyms: (resembling a devil) atrocious, demoniac, deuced, diabolic, evil, fiendish, ghoulish, malicious, mischievous, nefarious, ogreish, reprobate, unhallowed, wicked, (characteristic of a devil) demonic, diabolic, diabolical, hellish, infernal, satanic, satanical, (extreme) excessive, extreme.
adverb: {{en-adv}}
  1. (informal) Devilishly.
devolution pronunciation
  • (UK) /diːvəˈluːʃən/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A rolling down.
  2. A descent, especially one that passes through a series of revolution, or by succession
  3. The transference of a right to a successor, or of a power from one body to another.
  4. (pejorative) Degeneration (as opposed to evolution).
  5. (British) The transfer of some powers, and the delegation of some functions, from a central sovereign government to local government; eg. from Westminster to Scottish parliament and Welsh assembly.
related terms:
  • devolve
Devonwall etymology {{blend}}
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  1. (chiefly, pejorative) The merger of local government structures in Devon and Cornwall.
    • 2000, Celtic League, Carn, Volumes 108-117, page 4 "The Highlands and Islands" phenomenon is the Scottish equivalent of "Devonwall" and all efforts must be made to challenge the creation of any more "Highlands and Islands" institutions which bring together the Highlands and the Northern Isles.
    • 2003, Bernard Deacon, Garry Tregidga, Mebyon Kernow and Cornish Nationalism A conference at Newquay in November 1987, called at the behest of the Duke of Cornwall, allowed the proponents of 'Devonwall' to come up with a proposal for a Devon and Cornwall Development Company.
    • 2013, Justin Fisher, Christopher Wlezien, The UK General Election of 2010: Explaining the Outcome, Routledge (ISBN 9781317965541), page 173 A new power to cross previously sacrosanct English county boundaries will arouse deep controversy in some parts, most notably in the far south-west of England where a 'Devonwall' constituency will become a reality and disappoint electors in both Cornwall and Devon.
    • 2014, Derek R. Williams, Following 'An Gof': Leonard Truran, Cornish Activist and Publisher, The Cornovia Press (ISBN 9781908878113), page 14 Part and parcel of its involvement in such issues as industrial development, a Cornish university and the amalgamation of Cornish and Devonian public bodies (what became known as 'Devonwall') was a more public profile for its leaders.
dew drop
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. a small amount of morning moisture or dew.
  2. (baseball, slang, dated, 1800s) A slow pitch.
etymology 1 Contraction of "decimal exponent".
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (physics and astrophysics) An order or factor of ten. Used both to refer to the function \mathrm{dex}(x) = 10^x and the number of (possibly fractional) orders of magnitude separating two numbers. When dealing with log to the base 10 transform of a number set the transform of 10, 100, and 1 000 000 is \log_{10}(10) = 1, \log_{10}(100) = 2, and \log_{10}(1 000 000) = 6, so the difference between 10 and 100 in base 10 is 1 dex and the difference between 1 and 1 000 000 is 6 dex.
    • 2004, Cartledge et al 2004, The Homogeneity of Interstellar Oxygen in the Galactic Disk, Abstract, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 613, Issue 2, pp. 1037-1048, The data points for low- paths are scattered more widely than those for denser sight lines, because O/H ratios for such paths shorter than 800 pc are generally about 0.10 dex lower than the values for longer ones.
etymology 2 By shortening.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) dextromethorphan
etymology 3 By shortening.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (gaming) dexterity
    • 2000, "Billy Shields", The truth about offhand procs (on newsgroup Establish a proccing percentage of a weapon by putting it in the primary hand and then put it in your offhand and check the proccing percentage with varying levels of dual wield skill (while keeping level and dex constant).
  • Exd.
dexterous Alternative forms: dextrous etymology From Latin dexter. pronunciation
  • /ˈdɛkstɹəs/
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adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. Skillful with one's hand.
  2. Skillful in some specific thing
    • 1719, , We went frequently out with this boat a-fishing; and as I was most dexterous to catch fish for him, he never went without me.
  3. Agile; flexible; able to move fluidly and gracefully.
related terms:
  • ambidextrous
  • dexter
  • dexterity
  • Exoduster
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  1. (slang) Don't/Doesn't give a fuck
related terms:
Dhallywood etymology {{blend}}.
proper noun: {{en-prop}}
  1. (informal) The film industry of Bangladesh, based in Dhaka.
diabeetus etymology From the pronunciation of diabetes used by American actor in advertisements for the medical supplies home delivery service .Matt Brownell, "[ The 10 Best Celebrity Spokesmen]", ''MainStreet'', 5 November 2010
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (humorous) Diabetes.
diabetes {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • /ˌdaɪəˈbiːtiːz/, /ˌdaɪəˈbiːtɪs/
etymology From the Ancient Greek διαβαίνω 〈diabaínō〉, via the participle διαβήτης 〈diabḗtēs〉. This refers to the excessive amounts of urine produced by sufferers.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A group of metabolic diseases whereby a person (or other animal) has high blood sugar due to an inability to produce, or inability to metabolize, sufficient quantities of the hormone insulin.
  2. Diabetes insipidus, a condition characterized by excessive thirst and excretion of large amounts of severely diluted urine.
Synonyms: (group of metabolic diseases) diabetes mellitus, DM, diabeetus (humorous)
related terms:
  • diabetic
  • (group of metabolic diseases) IDDM, juvenile diabetes, NIDDM
  • beadiest
diagram chase
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (mathematics, somewhat, informal) A proof in stages, each of which, in general, depends on the previous stages and can be visualized by means of a diagram of morphism. To prove the five lemma, just use a diagram chase.
related terms:
  • diagram chasing
diagram chasing
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (mathematics, somewhat, informal) Proof in stages, each of which, in general, depends on the previous stages and can be visualized by means of a diagram of morphism. To prove the five lemma, just use diagram chasing.
related terms:
  • diagram chase
dialog Alternative forms: dialogue etymology From Middle English dialog, from Ancient Greek διάλογος 〈diálogos〉, from διά 〈diá〉 + λόγος 〈lógos〉, from διαλέγομαι 〈dialégomai〉, from διά 〈diá〉 + λέγειν 〈légein〉. pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈdaɪəlɒɡ/
  • (US) /ˈdaɪəlɑɡ/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals.
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  2. In a dramatic or literary presentation, the verbal parts of the script or text; the verbalization of the actors or characters.
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  3. A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.
    • 1475, Higden's Polychronicon: Seynte Aldelme returnyde to Briteyne..makenge mony noble bookes ... of the rewles of feete metricalle, of metaplasmus, of dialog metricalle.
  4. (computing) A dialog box.
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  • introspection
  • monolog
  • multilog
related terms:
  • dialect
  • dialectic
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (informal, business) To discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understand.
  • algoid
dialogue Alternative forms: (US and computing) dialog etymology From Old French dialoge (French dialogue), from ll dialogus, from Ancient Greek διάλογος 〈diálogos〉, from διά 〈diá〉 + λόγος 〈lógos〉, from διαλέγομαι 〈dialégomai〉, from διά 〈diá〉 + λέγειν 〈légein〉. pronunciation
  • (RP) /ˈdaɪəlɒɡ/
  • (US) /ˈdaɪəlɔɡ/
  • (US) /ˈdaɪəlɑɡ/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals. Bill and Melinda maintained a dialogue via email over the course of their long-distance relationship.
    • 2013, Paul Harris, Lance Armstrong faces multi-million dollar legal challenges after confession (in The Guardian, 19 January 2013) The hours of dialogue with Winfrey, which culminated in a choked-up moment on Friday night as he discussed the impact of his cheating on his family, appear to have failed to give Armstrong the redemption that he craves.
  2. In a dramatic or literary presentation, the verbal parts of the script or text; the verbalization of the actors or characters. The movie had great special effects, but the dialogue was lackluster.
  3. A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation. A literary historian, she specialized in the dialogues of ancient Greek philosophers.
  4. (computing) A dialogue box. Once the My Computer dialogue opens, select Local Disk (C:), then right click and scroll down.
  • introspection
  • monologue
  • multilogue
hyponyms: {{hyp-top}}
  • modal dialogue
{{hyp-mid}} {{hyp-bottom}}
related terms:
  • dialect
  • dialectic
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (informal, business) To discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understand. Pearson wanted to dialogue with his overseas counterparts about the new reporting requirements.
  2. (obsolete) To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize. {{rfquotek}}
diamond {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • {{enPR}}, /ˈdaɪ(ə)mənd/
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etymology 1 From Old French diamant, from ll diamas, from Latin adamas, from Ancient Greek ἀδάμας 〈adámas〉.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (uncountable) A glimmer glass-like mineral that is an allotrope of carbon in which each atom is surrounded by four others in the form of a tetrahedron. The saw is coated with diamond.
  2. A gemstone made from this mineral.
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    The dozen loose diamonds sparkled in the light.
  3. A ring containing a diamond. What a beautiful engagement diamond.
  4. A very pale blue color/colour.
  5. Something that resembles a diamond.
  6. (geometry) A rhombus, especially when oriented so that its longer axis is vertical.
  7. (geometry) The polyiamond made up of two triangles.
  8. (baseball) The entire field of play used in the game.
  9. (baseball) The infield of a baseball field. The teams met on the diamond.
  10. (card games) A card of the diamonds suit. I have only one diamond in my hand.
Synonyms: (gemstone) sparkler (informal), (ring) diamond ring, (something that resembles a diamond) adamant, (geometry: rhombus) lozenge, rhomb, rhombus, (geometry: polyiamond) 2-iamond, (baseball: entire baseball field) ball field, baseball field, (baseball: infield of a baseball field) baseball diamond, infield
  • (baseball: infield of a baseball field): outfield
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. made of, or containing diamond, a diamond or diamonds. He gave her diamond earrings.
  2. of, relating to, or being a sixtieth anniversary. Today is their diamond wedding anniversary.
  3. of, relating to, or being a seventy-fifth anniversary. Today is their diamond wedding anniversary.
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. to adorn with or as if with diamonds
etymology 2 From Dutch diamant, used by Dirck Voskens who first cut it around 1700, presumably naming it by analogy with the larger Perl.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (printing, dated) The size of type between brilliant and pearl, standardize as 4½-point.
diamond problem etymology So called because a diagram of the classes has a diamond (quadrilateral) shape.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (computing, programming) The ambiguity that arises when two class B and C inherit from A, and a further class D inherits from both B and C, so that if there is a method in A that B and/or C has overridden, and D does not override it, it is unclear which version of the method D should inherit.
Synonyms: deadly diamond of death (humorous)
Dianamania etymology Diana + mania
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) Excessive fanaticism concerning .
    • 1998, The Salisbury review The significant and horrible thing about the Dianamania is that it is sentiment without reason or judgement...
    • 2005, Philip Norman, Shout!: the Beatles in their generation Now Dianamania flickers fitfully on and off like faulty neon while Beatlemania blazes stronger than ever.
    • 2009, Andrew Morton, Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography In the early days of Dianamania, she was defined by her marriage, her fashions and her children, Princes William and Harry.
diaper etymology From Old French dyapre, diaspre, from medieval Latin diaspra, diasprum from gkm δίασπρος 〈díaspros〉, from δια- 〈dia-〉 + ἄσπρος 〈áspros〉. pronunciation
  • (RP) /ˈdaɪəpə/
  • (GenAm) /ˈdaɪpɚ/, /ˈdaɪəpɚ/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A textile fabric having a diamond-shaped pattern formed by alternating directions of thread.
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. XI: The orphreys were woven in a diaper of red and gold silk, and were starred with medallions of many saints and martyrs, among whom was St. Sebastian.
  2. A towel or napkin made from such fabric.
    • Shakespeare Let one attend him with a silver basin, … / Another bear the ewer, the third a diaper.
  3. (North America) An absorbent garment worn by a baby, by a young child not yet toilet trained, or by an older person who is incontinent; a nappy.
  4. The diamond pattern associated with diaper textiles.
  5. Surface decoration of any sort which consists of the constant repetition of one or more simple figures or units of design evenly spaced.
Synonyms: (absorbent garment) nappy (British); napkin (British); napkin (South African)
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. To put diapers on someone. Diapering a baby is something you have to learn fast.
  2. To draw flowers or figures, as upon cloth.
    • Peacham If you diaper on folds.
  • paired
  • repaid
diaperhood {{was wotd}} etymology diaper + hood pronunciation
  • (GenAm) /ˈdaɪpɚhʊd/, /ˈdaɪəpɚhʊd/
  • (RP) /ˈdaɪəpəhʊd/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) The period of time for which one wears a diaper as a child; babyhood.
    • 1930, Isaac Goldberg, Tin Pan Alley ... "Baby's Eyes" ... "Mud-Pie Days" ... "Baby Hands" ... "Creep, Baby, Creep" ... "My Mamma Lives Up in the Sky" ... "My Mother's Kiss" ... It was the diaperhood of the Alley — a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children set to children's music.
    • 1992, John Voelker, Trout Magic ...all this despite the fact that I was born and raised in the same Peninsula and had been trout fishing avidly almost from diaperhood.
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diarrhea {{wikipedia}} Alternative forms: diarrhoea (British), diarrhœa etymology From Old French diarrie (French diarrhée), from ll diarrhoea, from Ancient Greek διάρροια 〈diárroia〉, from διά 〈diá〉 + ῥέω 〈rhéō〉. pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˌdaɪ.əˈɹiː.ə/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (chiefly, American spelling, Canadian spelling) A condition in which the sufferer has frequent and watery bowel movement.
  2. The watery excrement that comes from said bowel movements.
Synonyms: (medical condition) the runs, the shits, the squirts (US), the trots, the squits (both UK), the skitters (Scottish) (all slang), See also
  • Montezuma's revenge (informal)
  • Pharao's revenge (informal)
related terms:
  • galactorrhea/galactorrhoea
  • gonorrhea/gonorrhoea
  • logorrhea/logorrhoea
  • pyorrhea/pyorrhoea
  • rheology
dibble pronunciation
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etymology 1 dib + le, frequentative.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A pointed implement used to make hole in the ground in which to set out plants or to plant seeds.
Synonyms: (tool) dibber
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. To make holes, or plant seeds, using a dibble.
  2. To dib or dip frequently, as in angling. {{rfquotek}}
related terms:
  • dibber
  • dibbly
  • dibbly-dobbler
etymology 2 From the character of Officer Dibble in the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series Top Cat.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) The police. Watch out, lads! Here comes the dibble!
dibs {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • (UK) /dɪbz/
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etymology 1 Since the early 19th century, of disputed origin. Most commonly thought to be from dibstones. Also from dib or related to northern English dip, or a shortened version of divide
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A claim to the right to use or enjoy something exclusively or before anyone else. Dibs means I get the hammock. Who's got dibs on the chips?
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Synonyms: bags (Australia)
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. To claim a temporary right to (something); to reserve.
Synonyms: (to reserve) bagsy (UK), bags (Australia)
etymology 2
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (dated) A sweet preparation or treacle of grape juice, much used in the East. {{rfquotek}}
etymology 3
noun: {{head}}
  1. plural of dib
  2. (obsolete) A child's game, played with dib bones.
  • bids
dicey etymology dice + y pronunciation
  • /ˈdaɪsi/
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. Fraught with danger.
  2. Of uncertain, risky outcome.
    • 2012, Jonathan Deutsch, Natalya Murakhver (editors), They Eat That?: A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from Around the World, page 161, Devouring the flesh of animals killed on roadways can be a bit dicey.
  3. Of doubtful or uncertain efficacy, provenance, etc.; dodgy.
    • 1992, Vincent O'Sullivan, The Witness Man, in Palms and Minarets: Selected Stories, page 95, As if I'm not a bit past that, Clem thought, as if with his dicey ticker and all he shouldn′t be taking life pretty quietly, instead of waking with the old memoroes disturbing him.
    • 2011, Jay Baer, Amber Naslund, The NOW Revolution: 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter and More Social, page xv, If you were in the business of selling dicey meat, the invention of the telephone rocked your world.
  4. (slang) Nauseating, rank.
    • 2011, Keemholems Ojei, The Narcodollar Chieftains: The Narcotics Godfathers, page 101, Some more birds were scared off by the dicey smell. The man was dying gradually.
dick pronunciation
  • {{enPR}}, /dɪk/
  • {{audio}}
  • {{rhymes}}
etymology 1 Ultimately from Dick, pet form of the name Richard. The name Dick came to mean 'everyman', from which the word acquired other meanings.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (countable, obsolete) A male person.
  2. (countable and uncountable, vulgar, slang) The penis. He wore a condom over his dick. Sorry, girls, I suck dick.
  3. (countable, British, US, vulgar, slang, pejorative) A highly contemptible person. That person is such a dick.
  4. (uncountable, US, Canada, vulgar, slang) Absolutely nothing. Last weekend I did dick.
  • genitals
Synonyms: (penis) See , (contemptible person) dickhead
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (slang, vulgar) To mistreat or take advantage of somebody (with around). Dude, don't let them dick you around like that!
  2. (slang, vulgar) To waste time, to goof off (with around). Quit dicking around and get to work!
  3. (slang, vulgar, of a man) To have sexual intercourse with.
    • 1996, Clarence Major, Dirty bird blues "Listen, this old gal we going to see probably don't like liquor and drinking, so be cool. I'm just gon borrow a few bucks off her. I ain't never dicked her or nothing."
etymology 2 A shortening and alteration of de(t)ec(tive).
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (uncommon, US, slang) A detective. private dick, railroad dick
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etymology 3 A shortening and alteration of dec(laration).
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (obsolete) A declaration.
    • 1875: Mrs. George Croft Huddleston, Bluebell "He seems to set a deal of store by her, though. There's some young 'ooman at home, where she lives, I'd take my dying dick."
etymology 4 {{wikipedia}} From cel numerals.
numeral: {{head}}
  1. (West Cumbrian, Borrowdale, dialect) ten in Cumbrian sheep counting
dick all
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (idiomatic, vulgar) Nothing at all, or very little. 2006, John Ringo - Princess of Wands “Come in, come in. Have a drink. Have several. There's dick all else to do!”
Synonyms: See
dick around
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (vulgar, informal) To waste time on an unproductive activity. Will you guys quit dicking around and get to work?
Synonyms: faff about (British, idiomatic), mess around, waste time
dickass etymology dick + ass
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) a contemptible person.
dickbag etymology dick + bag
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, derogatory, offensive) An objectionable person.
    • 2008, Jesse Mattson, Into the Den (page 94) “What are you dickbags up to? You look like you got something going on here with all that paper lying around on the table,” Mickey said.
    • 2011, Adam Levin, The Instructions His brother's a dickbag, and he worships his brother, and he tried to go out with me because Ruth is my sister and he wanted to date a Rothstein like his dickbag brother, but this Rothstein wasn't having it.
proper noun: {{en-proper noun}}
  1. (sometimes, offensive) A diminutive of the male given name Richard.
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dickbrain Alternative forms: dick-brain etymology dick + brain
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (derogatory) A contemptible person, or moron
    • 1977, Don Bredes, Don Bredes, Hard Feelings He said, "You dickbrain. It wasn't me that killed your dog."
    • 1988, Students Literary Association (University of California, Santa Barbara), University of California, Santa Barbara. Associated Students, University of California, Santa Barbara. Office of Public Information, Spectrum, Volume 30 Don't be such a dickbrain.
    • 2003, Leslie Glass, Over His Dead Body But with that dickbrain functionary Schwab breathing down her neck, she was afraid to put the money in her own account just in case she really needed it.
    • 2003, Matthew Sharpe, The sleeping father: a novel, page 277 "That he doesn't turn into a soft pussy dickbrain like yourself."
    • 2009, Jonathan Kellerman, Bones: An Alex Delaware Novel, page 413 “Now you're a dickbrain dumbie, too?” Silence.
Synonyms: (derogatory) dumb fuck, dickhead, dumbass
dickbreath etymology dick + breath
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, colloquial, pejorative) A contemptible person, usually used as a disparaging term of address
    • 2009, Jess Walter, Land of the Blind: A Novel, page 39 “Fuck up that fat dickbreath cockbite fuckball!” “Kick that smelly fag dipshit's ass!”
    • 2003, Will Ferguson, Happiness, page 67 "Spare me the abbreviations, dickbreath. I have the manuscript!"
    • 2002, April Henry, Learning to Fly, page 158 “This dickbreath was always on my case, so I had to teach him a lesson.”
dickcheese Alternative forms: dick-cheese, dick cheese etymology dick + cheese.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, vulgar) Penile smegma or accumulated dried out semen beneath the foreskin.
    • 2004, John Patrick, Raw Recruits: A Collection Of Stories And Two Erotic Novellas, page 144 tongue erupted with the taste of sweat and stale piss and some stuff I later discovered was called dickcheese.
    • 2010, Richard Labonté, Best of Best Gay Erotica 3, link He had all that built-up dickcheese.
  2. (slang, vulgar) A term of abuse.
    • 2010, The Hippie, Snowflake Obsidian: Memoir of a Cutter, page 252 Nobody could have done it better than you dickcheese.
Synonyms: (penile smegma) cock cheese
verb: {{head}}
  1. en-past of dick
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (vulgar) Having a specified kind of penis.
    • 2005, Catherine Anderson, My Sunshine (page 402) "You're a limp-dicked excuse for a man."
    • 2001, Stefan Fatsis, Word Freak (page 191) That's really frustrating when you have a chance for that glory, to win a game where somebody's luckier than a two-dicked dog, and you just can't do it.
  2. (vulgar, slang) In trouble. He is really dicked. His car broke down and today is his first day on his new job.
Synonyms: (in trouble, vulgar) screwed, fucked
dickey Alternative forms: dicky, dickie pronunciation
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A detachable shirt front, collar or bib.
  2. alternative form of dicky (carriage seat)
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) In poor condition
dickface etymology dick + face
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang) A contemptible person.
    • 2005, South Park episode Marjorine Just do what you were sent in there to do, dickface!
  2. (vulgar, slang) An ugly person
dickfest etymology dick + fest
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal, vulgar) An event where the majority (or all) of the people are male.
    • 2000, Michael Segell, Standup Guy: Manhood After Feminism, Chapter "The Bitchfest" I gather a group of young lions to explore the same topics—a “dickfest,” I suppose Kate would call it.
Synonyms: brodeo, brodown, sausage fest, sausage party
coordinate terms:
  • taco fest
interjection: {{en-interj}}
  1. (vulgar) an expression of anger
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang, pejorative) an imbecile or other undesirable person
    • 2009, Karen Smith, Desert Rose, page 312 What a jack ass, when you see him tell him I called him a dickfuck, and no Mia I haven't moved on to anyone else, as for this Clarissa chick I don't know anyone by that name.
    • 2009, Sarah Rainone, Love Will Tear Us Apart, page 415 Have you been smoking pot, you dickfuck?
    • 2005, Anthony Swofford, Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles, page 46 I considered masturbating on the captain's desk, but instead I called him a faggot addict cumsucker bitchmaster dickskinner dickfuck fuckforbrains nopecker lilywhitebitch.
    • 1998, Luke Davies, Candy Listen to this, dickfuck.
dickfucker etymology From dick + fucker.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, derogatory, offensive, vulgar) Term of abuse.
  2. (slang, derogatory, offensive, vulgar) A homosexual male.
dickgirl etymology From dick + girl.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, vulgar) A character with a female body plus a penis; a futanari.
Synonyms: futanari, futa, shemale
dickhead Alternative forms: dick-head etymology Compound of dick + head. Attested since the 1960s, with the jerk sense appearing earliest. pronunciation
  • {{enPR}}, /ˈdɪkhɛd/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, colloquial) The glans penis.
    • 1970, Clarence Major, All-night Visitors, page 71: ...down, down, sinking down faster than she's so far moved, the dick head exploding up into all that wet, warm slime...
  2. (vulgar, colloquial, pejorative) A jerk; a mean or rude person.
    • 1965, Robin Moore, The Green Berets, page 242: I don't want them Special Forces guys left out there when some dickhead is afraid to go get them.
    • 1996, Timothy Jay, What to Do When Your Students Talk Dirty page 207: ...they have been exchanging insults in writing: "dickhead," "dillweed," "fuzzbutt," "dorkwad," "asswipe," and so forth.
  3. (vulgar, colloquial, pejorative) A stupid or useless person.
    • 1979, E.M. Corder, The Deer Hunter, page 69: "Watch it, dickhead!" "Hey, Stan, that's my shirt you just dropped in the snow!"
Synonyms: bell-end, cockhead, knobhead, See also ; .
dickheaded etymology dick + headed
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (vulgar) foolish, incompetent
etymology 1 From dick + hole.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) a man's urethra
    • {{rfdate}} James R. Stratton, Big Pulp, page 174 I hope today's the day I have an excuse to ram my coathanger down his dickhole and twist it around.
etymology 2 From {{blend}}.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) a contemptible person
noun: {{head}}
  1. plural of dickie
  2. plural of dicky
  3. (plurale tantum, Geordie, pejorative) Head lice or nits. "His hair was liftin with dickies"
Synonyms: (heade lice) nit, nits
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, vulgar) An act of sexual intercourse with a man. She needs a good dicking.
verb: {{head}}
  1. present participle of dick
dickish etymology dick + ish
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (US, colloquial, coarse, pejorative) Offensively unpleasant and vexatious. I get so annoyed with his dickish behavior.
dickitude etymology From {{blend}}.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, informal) The condition, quality, extent, or measure of how much of a dick someone is; dickishness.
    • 2010, Amanda Marcotte, Get Opinionated: A Progressive's Guide to Finding Your Voice, page 236: But if you're some uptight straight dude who wants women in the kitchen and gays in the closet, then you need religion, because you can constantly foist responsibility for your own dickitude onto god.
    • 2011, Rob Thurman, Blackout: A Cal Leandros Novel: A stash of weapons a gangbanger would drool over, monsters trying to kill me, and a shirt that advertised my dickitude to the world.
    • 2012, Lucas Klauss, Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse, page 240: I kept trying to talk only to Mark, but Dan's been drinking since before the party started, so his natural dickitude is amplified.
dick juice Alternative forms: dickjuice
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang) semen or Cowper's fluid
    • 2008, John Patrick, Boys Zone, page 146 Standing naked in this man's apartment, chewing on my own funky strap has given me a rod of steel. A thick dribble of dick juice dangles from my cock.
    • 2008, Johnny Miles, A Stroke at Midnight, page 96 He leaned back suddenly, burying his fuckstick up to the hilt. He came with a long, loud grunt. I felt the underside of his shaft throb as he bathed the walls of my aching rectum with his dickjuice.
dickless etymology dick + less
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (slang) Without a dick; penisless.
  2. (slang, figuratively) Wimpy, cowardly, not manly.
dicklet etymology dick + let
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang) A small penis.
    • 2007, Victoria A. Brownworth, Bed: New Lesbian Erotica Carleton gasped as lubricated fingers circled his sensitive dicklet. "That feels great."
    • 2010, Jennifer Campbell, Pitfalls of Desire: Winston "Such bluster from a bitch with a five inch dicklet. Male bravado will get you nowhere here. We eat useless males for lunch, or we turn them into something more useful to a woman."
  • tickled
dickling etymology From dick + ling.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang) A penis before circumcision.
  2. (vulgar, slang) A small or diminutive penis.
dick lit etymology dick + lit, as a play on chick lit.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal, vulgar) Literature which appeals to, or is marketed toward, male readers.
    • 2002, Jackie McGlone, "To hold but not to have", Scotland on Sunday, 13 October 2002: "I am really tired of reading about sad women and bad sex, especially in laddish terms - all that dick-lit stuff," she says dismissively.
    • 2004, Leslie Schur, The Dog Walker, Atria Books (2004), ISBN 1416503633, unnumbered page: She knew that he read books. Okay, so it was that trendy kind of real-life adventure-tragedy-on-Everest-in-Antarctica-in-Krakatoa-with-sharks-with-fire stuff. Sure, it was Dick Lit (a term Nina had coined in response to Chick Lit), but they were books, for god's sake, and not just the sports or business pages that many men considered "reading."
    • 2009, Malina Saval, The Secret Lives of Boys: Inside the Raw Emotional World of Male Teens, Basic Books (2009), ISBN 9780786744602, unnumbered page: Peter Cameron's Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You has been touted as the current generation's Catcher in the Rye (both the Chbosky and Cameron titles provide teen dick lit alternatives to the many adolescent chick lit offerings).
Synonyms: manfiction
  • frat lit
coordinate terms:
  • chick lit
dickmatized etymology {{blend}}.
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (slang, vulgar) Impressed by or obsessed with a penis.
    • 2011, Brenda L. Carruth, Lies and Betrayal, AuthorHouse (2011), ISBN 9781463454111, page 56: {{…}} And this dick belongs to you whether you like it or not, babygirl.” All I could do is look at him with a big smile on his face . . . like he just had me dickmatized.
    • 2012, Becci Fox, Confessions of an Essex Girl: A Smart, Sexy and Scandalously Funny Expose, Pan Books (2012), ISBN 9781447213024, unnumbered page: I'd come to the conclusion that Ben had one hundred per cent dickmatized me, and to break the trance I needed to start calling the shots again when it came to blokes.
    • 2013, Christopher Koehler, Settling the Score, Dreamspinner Press (2013), ISBN 9781623804435, pages 21-22: He glanced at Jonathan where the sheet had fallen away from him. Oh yeah. Dickmatized.
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dick-measuring contest
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. Used other than as an idiom: dick, measuring, contest
  2. (vulgar, figurative) A situation in which people (usually men) compete, often over superficial characteristic, to demonstrate their worthiness, power, etc.
    • 2000, Max Barry, Syrup: A Novel (movie tie-in), Penguin (ISBN 9781101153697) “Because I'm a woman in a dick-measuring contest,” 6 says. “Business is a man's game, and they don't like me playing. Opening my mouth is a challenge to their masculinity.”
    • 2008, Gary Don Rhodes, Stanley Kubrick: Essays on His Films and Legacy, McFarland What began as a chance to serve genius— better than diving in to that moat in Zenda, eh, Fred? Degenerates into a vulgar dick-measuring contest: show me your genius and I'll show you mine. Only Kubrick won't play. He keeps his zipped up.
    • 2009, David Wong, John Dies at the End, Macmillan (ISBN 9781429956789), page 153 You won't get five feet inside the door with a gun before nine guys in suits tackle you.” / “And shove your head in a vise,” John added, helpfully. / I said, “Well, I don't like our chances without the gun. Unless Jim wants to try to quote Bible verses at it.” / Jennifer put up her hands, said, “Guys, let's not make this a dick-measuring contest, okay?”
    • 2011, Sophie Littlefield, Rebirth, Harlequin (ISBN 9781459208995) "Not everyone," the guard retorted. "You have to earn it." / "Yeah, what'd you do to earn it, buddy? Rack up a dozen merit badges? Learn to tie your kerchief in a pretty knot?" / Cass shot him a look. She didn't doubt that Dor was baiting the man on purpose, trying to draw him into a dick-measuring contest so he would be less likely to question their story that they were together.
Synonyms: (pointless competition or dispute) pissing contest, pissing match, pissing war, shitting match
dick milk
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar slang, idiomatic) semen
    • 2011, Marcus Anthony, The Sweeter the Juice, page 75 It took me and Chauncey about a good five minutes after that to catch our breaths before straightened up and heading out, leaving the homeowner to whack himself off to a satisfying conclusion with the curded dick milk we left on his face and back.
    • 2008, Johnny Miles, A Stroke at Midnight, page 117 As his orgasm subsided, Tim slipped the head of his cock back into my mouth and I whimpered like a puppy, sucking greedily, enjoying the taste of his sperm bursting on my tongue. I stroked my cock as I lapped at Tim's cockhead, savoring his dick milk. I let out a muffled cry and shot my own load. It spurt through the air, landing on my belly in thick drops.
    • 2003, Austin Foxxe, Manhandled: Gripping Tales of Gay Erotic Fiction My hands ran across his stubby nipples, and that was what I hung on to as my throat gobbled down his erupting dick milk.
dick munch Alternative forms: dick-munch
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, pejorative, idiomatic) idiot, foolish person.
dicknut etymology From dick + nut.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, informal, slang, derogatory) An asshole; A stupid, annoying or otherwise undesirable person, especially a man.
    • 2007, Melissa Schroeder, A Little Harmless Sex: Alone, she sank into one of the chairs in front of her desk and tried to calm her nerves. But no matter how much she told herself to forget the dicknut and his accusations, her hands wouldn't stop shaking.
dicksicle etymology dick + sicle
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, vulgar) A frozen or cold penis.
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dickslap etymology dick + slap
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, rare) An objectionable person.
    • 2000, "Ratso", Qbert declining being knited {{SIC}} a Grandmixer (discussion on Internet newsgroup These wagon jumping dickslaps are not hip-hop, and will not be hip-hop no matter how many Haze teeshirts or Fondle Em 12"s daddy buys them.
    • 2004, Daniel E Donche, Jr, Locker 6t3: A Punk Story Finally, when Ophir had had enough of watching Brent fuck with Stella's hair, he said, "You want to knock it off there, dickslap?"
dick snot etymology dick + snot
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar slang) semen
    • 2004, Greg Wharton, M. Christian, Love Under Foot: An Erotic Celebration of Feet Al buries his face under those balls and starts tongue lapping at Henry's guiche while Henry's cock slides over Al's face, leaving a trail of dick snot along his furry cheek.
    • 2008, Justin Skrakowski, Strongman, page 6 The drip was getting worse, and now it had picked up its friend Itch. And now I was getting increasingly mad every time I had to squeeze dick snot out of myself each time I took a piss.
    • 2010, Rick R. Reed, Tales from the Sexual Underground, page 103 Okay, so what a bukkake party consists of is: one guy (or a gal, if she's straight...and a very, very good sport), either sitting or lying down while a number (any number really...the more the merrier!) of other guys shoot their dick snot all over his (or her) face and chest. That's it. That's how a bukkake party works. So simple, not even Martha Stewart could fuck it up!
dicksplash etymology dick + splash
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, vulgar, derogatory) A contemptible person.
dicksplat etymology dick + splat pronunciation
  • (RP) {{enPR}}, /ˈdɪksplæt/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (literally, vulgar) Male ejaculate; semen.
  2. (vulgar, offensive) A worthless or contemptible person; a twat.
  • 2009: Stuart Heritage, Hecklerspray, Friday the 22nd of May in 2009 at 1 o’clock p.m., “Jon & Kate Latest: People You Don’t Know Do Crap You Don’t Care About” You know all this kerfuffle about Jordan and Peter Andre, and how you don’t know if they’re really splitting up or it’s just an act, and how you can’t be bothered to find out because wasting even a fraction of your brainpower on those bright orange clueless dicksplats would make you just as bad as them and you’d feel duty-bound to fling yourself under an industrial threshing machine as penance? You do? Good.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang, pejorative) an imbecile or other undesirable person
dicksucker etymology dick + sucker
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar slang) A person who fellate men Richard is a jizz-loving dicksucker.
  2. (vulgar slang) By extension, a generalized insult Shut up, dicksucker, nobody likes you.
Synonyms: (a fellator) cocksucker, fellator, polesmoker
dicktard etymology dick + tard
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang) Term of abuse.
    • J. Rose Allister, Disowned Cowboys (page 78) “Back the fuck off, dicktard. The lady don't want your company.”
    • 2011, The Onion Presents: Christmas Exposed “Since Thanksgiving, the advertising industry has spent over $1 billion to influence what American dicktards, asswipes, and cock-knobs will put under their Christmas trees,” Merrill Lynch retail analyst Barbour Scott said.
dickwad etymology dick + wad
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang) A contemptible person; a fool.
    • 1991, Point Break [Movie]: I get dickwad in there wantin' to play wheel of fortune so I can find out their supplier!
    • 2001, Stephen J. Cannell, The Tin Collectors, St. Martin's Paperbacks: "Yeah? Who's gonna stop me, dickwad?"
    You treat your girlfriend so bad, you damn dickwad!
dickweed Alternative forms: dick weed
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (pejorative, vulgar, slang) an undesirable person
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. alternative spelling of dickey
  2. (colloquial) A louse
  3. (Cockney rhyming slang) Dicky dirt = a shirt, meaning a shirt with a collar.
  4. (dated) A seat behind a carriage, for a servant.
  5. (dated) A seat in a carriage, for the driver.
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. alternative spelling of dickey
  2. (colloquial) doubtful, troublesome He had a dicky heart.
  3. (vulgar) like a dick; foolish
dicky bow Alternative forms: dickie bow etymology From rhyming slang dicky + bow
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  1. (British, informal) A bowtie.
dictionary {{wikipedia}} etymology Malayalam dictionarium, from Latin dictionarius, from dictio, from dictus, perfect past participle of dīcō + -arium. pronunciation
  • (RP) /ˈdɪkʃ(ə)n(ə)ɹɪ/
  • (GenAm) {{enPR}}, /ˈdɪkʃənɛɹi/
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  1. A reference work with a list of word from one or more languages, normally ordered alphabetical and explaining each word's meaning and sometimes containing information on its etymology, usage, translations{{,}} and other data.
    • 1988, Andrew Radford, Trasformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, page 339, 7 But what other kind(s) of syntactic information should be included in Lexical Entries? Traditional dictionaries such as Hornby's (1974) Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English include not only categorial information in their entries, but also information about the range of Complements which a given item permits (this information is represented by the use of a number/letter code).
  2. By extension, any work that has a list of material organized alphabetically; e.g. biographical dictionary, encyclopedic dictionary.
  3. (computing) An associative array, a data structure where each value is referenced by a particular key, analogous to words and definitions in a physical dictionary.
    • 2011, Jon Galloway, Phil Haack, Brad Wilson, Professional ASP.NET MVC 3 User calls RouteCollection.GetVirtualPath, passing in a RequestContext, a dictionary of values, and an optional route name used to select the correct route to generate the URL.
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Synonyms: wordbook
  • indicatory
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  1. (transitive) To look up in a dictionary.
  2. (transitive) To add to a dictionary.
    • 1866, William Henry Ward, The international day, night, and fog signal telegraph (page 12) By a reference to the following dictionaried abbreviations, the simplicity and harmony of each sentence will be manifestly apparent; although it does not embrace everything, and could not, as it would be far too voluminous for general use.
    • 2001, The Michigan Alumnus (page 25) Should I use a word that a lot of people use but isn't in the dictionary? Uncle Phil would rather get a root canal than say he was scrapbooking, because the word isn't dictionaried.
  3. (intransitive, rare) To compile a dictionary.
    • 1864, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (volume 96, page 334) They [dictionary-makers] may have had their romance at home — may have been crossed in love, and thence driven to dictionarying; may have been involved in domestic tragedies — who can say?
  4. (intransitive) To appear in a dictionary.
didcap etymology Blend of DID (short for damsel in distress) and vidcap.
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  1. (internet, informal) A vidcap depicting a damsel in distress.
diddle etymology From dialectal duddle, "to trick" (16th century), "to totter" (17th century); perhaps influenced by the name (which itself was probably chosen as an allusion to duddle) of the swindling character Jeremy Diddler in Kenney's Raising the Wind (1803). Meaning "to have sex with" is from the 19th century; "to masturbate" is from the 1950s. pronunciation
  • (UK) [ˈdɪdəɫ]
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  1. (music) In percussion, two consecutive notes played by the same hand (either RR or LL), similar to the drag, except that by convention diddles are played the same speed as the context in which they are placed
  2. (slang, childish) The penis.
    • 2011, L. R. Baker, Wingnut: Operation Payback (page 104) Paul was the first one to unzip his pants, take out his diddle, and make himself ready to pee on the wire.
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  1. (transitive) to cheat; to swindle
  2. (transitive) to have sex with
  3. (transitive) to masturbate (especially of women)
  4. (transitive) to waste time
  5. (intransitive) To totter, like a child learning to walk; to daddle.
    • Frances Quarles And, when his forward strength began to bloom, / To see him diddle up and down the Room!
Synonyms: See also , See also
  • lidded
diddley-eye etymology Imitative of the sound.
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  1. (Ireland, informal, often derogatory) Old style traditional Irish music, typically with tin whistles, banjos, and bodhran.
diddly pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈdɪdəli/
etymology 1 Short for diddly-squat
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  1. A small amount of no worth.
Synonyms: See also .
etymology 2 Imitating a sound
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  1. A written representation of a trill sound.
    • 1993, Hugh Hood, Be sure to close your eyes: a novel On the handcar mornings or evenings he would amuse his companion by pumping away to a triple-tongued pattern, which he would hum emphatically as they rolled along: "dum diddly diddly diddly diddly diddly diddly dee dee-dum dum diddly diddly diddly diddly diddly diddly dee..."
    • 2005, Gordon Giltrap, Total Giltrap: Guitar Encounters of the Fingerstyle Kind ...When combined with the following picked note, this gives a rhythmic 'diddly-dum' effect.
    • 2008, Kristie Theobald, Irish Angels It's easy enough for him to go “diddly-diddly-diddly-dum” a thousand and one times, whereas with me it's “diddly-diddly-diddly- omigodIcan'tbreathe-dum!”)
etymology 3 Possibly shortened from diddlywhacker.
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  1. (slang, sometimes childish) penis
    • 1968, , The Landlord's Daughter, Doubleday & Company (1968), page 268: "My child is going to be taught all about sex as soon as he can understand. Mother-in-law is always clucking to him about his diddly. No, no, I say, you must call it penis."
Synonyms: See also .
diddly-squat Alternative forms: diddly squat, doodly-squat, doodley-squat etymology The Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang suggests that this is a variation of doodly-squat from . Doodly-squat was originally the more common form, but diddly-squat overtook it in the mid-1970s, and is now four times more common in print. pronunciation
  • (US) /ˈdɪd(ə)li skwɑt/
  • (UK) /ˈdɪdlɪi.skwɒt/
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  1. (US slang, often humorous) Nothing; nothing whatsoever.
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  1. (UK, informal) very small, tiny
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  1. (childish, rare) diaper
    • 1999, Lori Copeland, Brides of the West Jumbo Reader "I believe the infant's soiled her didee."
    • 2001, John Rosemond, John Rosemond's New Parent Power! "Fine," his mother said, taking a diaper and laying it in the bottom of his potty. "Poo in your didee — right here." It was all the convincing he needed.
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didge etymology Shortening.
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  1. (informal) didgeridoo
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  1. (informal) a diaper
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  1. (informal, nonstandard) alternative form of didn't
etymology 1 Origin unknown. The "trick" sense might come from the trick of Dido, queen of Carthage, who, having bought as much land as a hide would cover, is said to have cut it into thin strips long enough to enclose a spot for a citadel.
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  1. (slang, regional) A fuss, a row.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 30: I remember Raymond telling me years later how when he lived at home, if his mother heard he had been seen as much as talking to a girl, she would kick up a dido.
  2. A shrewd trick; an antic; a caper. to cut a dido
    • 1838, Joseph Clay Neal, Charcoal Sketches; Or, Scenes in a Metropolis, p. 201 Young people," interposed a passing official, " if you keep a cutting didoes, I must talk to you both like a Dutch uncle.
etymology 2
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  1. (US) misspelling of ditto
die pronunciation
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etymology 1 From Middle English dien, deien, deȝen, from Old English dīġan, dīeġan and Old Norse deyja, both from Proto-Germanic *dawjaną (compare Danish , Low German döen, Middle Dutch doyen, douwen, Old High German touwen), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew- (compare Old Norse , Old Irish díth, Church Slavic давити 〈daviti〉, Albanian vdes, vdekje, Armenian դի 〈di〉, Avestan ).J. P. Mallory, Douglas Q. Adams, ''Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture'' (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999), page 150, s.v. "death"Vladimir Orel, ''A Handbook of Germanic Etymology'' (Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2003).
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  1. (intransitive) To stop living; to become dead; to undergo death.
    1. followed by of; general use:
      • 1839, Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, Penguin 1985, page 87: "What did she die of, Work'us?" said Noah. "Of a broken heart, some of our old nurses told me," replied Oliver.
      • 2000, Stephen King, On Writing, Pocket Books 2002, page 85: In 1971 or 72, Mom's sister Carolyn Weimer died of breast cancer.
    2. followed by from; general use, though somewhat more common in the context of medicine{{catlangcode}} or the sciences{{catlangcode}}:
      • 1865, British Medical Journal, 4 Mar 1865, page 213: She lived several weeks; but afterwards she died from epilepsy, to which malady she had been previously subject.
      • 2007, Frank Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, Sandworms of Dune, Tor 2007, page 191: "Or all of them will die from the plague. Even if most of the candidates succumb. . ."
    3. followed by for; often expressing wider contextual motivations, though sometimes indicating direct causes:
      • 1961, Joseph Heller, Catch-22, Simon & Schuster 1999, page 232: Englishmen are dying for England, Americans are dying for America, Germans are dying for Germany, Russians are dying for Russia. There are now fifty or sixty countries fighting in this war.
      • 2003, Tara Herivel & Paul Wright (editors), Prison Nation, Routledge 2003, page 187: Less than three days later, Johnson lapsed into a coma in his jail cell and died for lack of insulin.
    4. (now rare) followed by with as an indication of direct cause:
      • 1600, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act III, Scene I: Therefore let Benedicke like covered fire, / Consume away in sighes, waste inwardly: / It were a better death, to die with mockes, / Which is as bad as die with tickling.
      • 1830, Joseph Smith, The Book of Mormon, Richards 1854, page 337: And there were some who died with fevers, which at some seasons of the year was very frequent in the land.
    5. (still current) followed by with as an indication of manner: She died with dignity.
  2. (transitive) To stop living and undergo (a specified death). He died a hero's death. They died a thousand deaths.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) To yearn intensely.
    • 1598, Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act III, Scene II: Yes, and his ill conditions; and in despite of all, dies for him.
    • 2004 Paul Joseph Draus, Consumed in the city: observing tuberculosis at century's end - Page 168 I could see that he was dying, dying for a cigarette, dying for a fix maybe, dying for a little bit of freedom, but trapped in a hospital bed and a sick body.
  4. (intransitive, idiomatic) To be utterly cut off by family or friends, as if dead. The day our sister eloped, she died to our mother.
  5. (intransitive, figuratively) To become spiritually dead; to lose hope. He died a little inside each time she refused to speak to him.
  6. (intransitive, colloquial) To be mortified or shocked by a situation. If anyone sees me wearing this ridiculous outfit, I'll die.
  7. (intransitive, of a, machine) to stop working, to break down. My car died in the middle of the freeway this morning.
  8. (intransitive, of a, computer program) To abort, to terminate (as an error condition).
  9. To perish; to cease to exist; to become lost or extinct.
    • Spectator letting the secret die within his own breast
    • Tennyson Great deeds cannot die.
  10. To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc.
    • Bible, 1 Samuel xxv. 37 His heart died within, and he became as a stone.
  11. To become indifferent; to cease to be subject. to die to pleasure or to sin
  12. (architecture) To disappear gradually in another surface, as where moulding are lost in a sloped or curved face.
  13. To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.
  14. (of a stand-up comedian or a joke) To fail to evoke laughter from the audience. Then there was that time I died onstage in Montreal...
Synonyms: (to stop living) bite the dust, buy the farm, check out, cross over, expire, succumb, give up the ghost, pass, pass away, pass on, be no more, cease to be, go to meet one's maker, be a stiff, push up the daisies, hop off the twig, kick the bucket, shuffle off this mortal coil, join the choir invisible , See also
related terms:
  • dead
  • death
etymology 2 From Middle English dee, from Old French de (Modern French ), from Latin datum, from datus, the past participle of dare, from Proto-Indo-European *deh₃- 〈*deh₃-〉.
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  1. (plural: dice) A regular polyhedron, usually a cube, with number or symbol on each side and used in games of chance.
    • 1748. David Hume. . In: Wikisource. Wikimedia: 2007. § 46. If a die were marked with one figure or number of spots on four sides, and with another figure or number of spots on the two remaining sides, it would be more probable, that the former would turn up than the latter;
  2. (plural: dies) The cubical part of a pedestal, a plinth.
  3. (plural: dies) A device for cut into a specified shape.
  4. A device used to cut an external screw thread. (Internal screw threads are cut with a tap.)
  5. (plural: dies) A mold for forming metal or plastic objects.
  6. (plural: dies) An emboss device used in stamp coin and medal.
  7. (electronics) (plural: dice or dies) An oblong chip fractured from a semiconductor wafer engineered to perform as an independent device or integrated circuit.
  8. Any small cubical or square body.
    • Watts words … pasted upon little flat tablets or dies
  9. (obsolete) That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.
    • Spenser Such is the die of war.
The game of dice is singular. Thus in "Dice is a game played with dice," the first occurrence is singular, the second occurrence is plural. Otherwise, using the plural dice as a singular instead of die is considered incorrect by most authorities, but has come into widespread use.
  • EDI, eid, 'eid, Eid, ide, IDE, IED

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