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Colourful extracts from Wiktionary. Slang, vulgarities, profanities, slurs, interjections, colloquialisms and more.


doggy style Alternative forms: doggy-style
adverb: {{en-adv}}
  1. (slang) Of sexual intercourse, in a position whereby one partner is on all fours and the other partner is behind.
Synonyms: doggy fashion
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. The position assumed for such intercourse.
dogie Alternative forms: dogy etymology Origin uncertain. pronunciation
  • (RP) /ˈdəʊɡi/
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (cowboy slang, colloquial) A motherless calf in a range herd of cattle; a calf separated from its cow.
Synonyms: bum calf, bummer, leppy (primarily in Spanish-speaking areas)
  • Diego
  • geoid
do-gooder etymology From do + good + -er.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (derogatory) One who advocate or performs what they believe to be the morally superior course of action, even in the face of overwhelming experience or factual evidence that its effect is only irrelevant or harmful. Prohibition in the United States was an unsuccessful attempt by do-gooders to save people from the dangers of alcohol, whether they wanted to be saved or not.
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (derogatory) Advocating or performing a supposed morally superior course of action, even in the face of overwhelming experience or factual evidence that its effect is only irrelevant or harmful.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (derogatory) The actions or attitudes of a do-gooder.
dog robber etymology There are many conjectures about the origin of this term, ranging from the peacetime occupation of the title character in The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, to the use of the term dog for enlisted men, hence someone who took the best of everything away from the dogs to give to the officers. The most likely conjecture is that it comes from a nineteenth century use of the word to mean a contemptible person who stole scraps of leftover food that would otherwise be fed to dogs.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (obsolete, derogatory) A contemptible person, especially one who steals scraps of food.
    • McClure's Magazine - Volume 15 , 1900 , “Get out of my daylight, you dog-robber, or I'll walk the little horse around your neck like a three-ringed circus. ”
    • Hidden Water, Dane Coolidge , 1910 , page 125 , ““Waal—now! I tell you, boy, I knowed you—I knowed you the minute you called down that dog-robber of a barkeep" ”
    • Gold Rushes and Mining Camps of the Early American West, Vardis Fisher & ‎Opal Laurel Holmes , 1968 , page 421, 087004043X, “The whiffet of the Carpet Bagger's organ at Tucson appears to be spoiling for a newspaper fight with the Miner, but the Miner cannot lower its dignity and character, or neglect the interest of its supporters, by noticing so contemptible a blockhead, dog-robber, liar, and slanderer. ”
  2. (obsolete) A menial; a low-level servant.
    • The Bible of Nature; Or, The Principles of Secularism, Felix Leopold Oswald , 1888 , page 87, “If they would hire me for a dog-robber (a low menial), I would do it for a dime a day," he muttered, " just for the chance to hear them talk. ”
    • Rutgers Alumni Monthly - Volume 24, Issue 1, 1944 , page 29, “I had a so-called dog-robber, a native boy who washed my clothes and cooked for me. ”
  3. (military, slang) An officer's orderly or servant; a factotum; Someone whose job is to run errands for an officer.
    • Down in Dixie: Life in a Cavalry Regiment in the War Days, from the Wilderness to Appomattox , Stanton P. Allen , 1892, page 488 , “He had detailed from his company a jovial Irish lad as orderly — the regular army name for the position is dog-robber. ”
    • Tales From the Picket Line , Clint Lamm, 2001, 103, 1462836488 , He had a pretty good assignment as the dog-robber, or orderly, for Lieutenant Friel.
    • Civil War III, R.D. Bullard, 2011, 13, 1462063527 , I'll call my dog robber and have him meet you there—I don't want either of these messages destroyed.
  4. (military, slang) One whose role is to acquire scarce goods, from military equipment to liquor or perfume, often staying barely within the letter of the law.
    • The ghosts of the highlands: 1st Cav LRRPs in Vietnam, 1966-67 , Kregg P. J. Jorgenson , 1999 , page 73 , 0739403532 , “Trading "enemy flags" for weapons proved to be an effective way of fulfilling some of the requirements, but the dog robber was still using his talents to obtain the more difficult to find items. ”
    • No Quarter Asked No Quarter Given , G Holcomb , 2003 , page 80 , 0595245668 , “Harbert was our dog robber (scrounger), had been since he joined the outfit in Guadalcanal. ”
    • The Ghost Cabin Mission , Arthur Hood , 2011 , page 15 , 1462060331 , “He not only was very good at his job, he also was an old soldier and an accomplished dog robber, which.meant that his crew never lacked for any necessary equipment. ”
This term often has derogatory connotations, especially in older usage, but more recent texts are often quite neutral (and sometimes even complimentary) in tone.
dogs pronunciation
  • (RP) /dɒɡz/
  • (US) /dɔɡz/
  • {{audio}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. plural of dog
  2. (slang, US) Feet, from rhyming slang dog's meat. {{defdate}} My dogs are tired. Let's get a taxi.
  3. (usually, with the) a greyhound racing event. I lost money at the dogs last night.
  4. (nautical) Fasteners securing a watertight hatch.
verb: {{head}}
  1. en-third-person singular of dog
  • gods
dogshit Alternative forms: dog shit etymology From dog + shit.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) Dog excrement.
  2. (vulgar) Something disgusting, abominable, or useless.
  • Used as an insulting epithet.
  • Used as an insulting standard of comparison.
  • Used to shock by exploiting normal human disgust reaction to feces.
dog shit Alternative forms: dogshit
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) fecal matter produced by a dog
dogsick etymology dog + sick
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (colloquial) Very unwell; sick as a dog.
dogsicle etymology dog + sicle
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal, humorous) A cold or frozen dog.
    • 2004, Cindy Adams, The Gift of Jazzy, page 220: If this had been Noriega's old powerful glory days, my Jazzy could have ended up a dogsicle.
    • 2009, , Flawed Dogs: The Novel: The Shocking Raid on Westminster, Ch. 12: My fur catches the flakes like Velcro and I freeze into a dogsicle.
    • 2010, Terry Bain, You Are a Dog: Life Through the Eyes of Man's Best Friend, page 28: Though you weren't cold, you were shivering like a dogsicle.
dog tooth {{wikipedia}} Alternative forms: dogtooth, dog-tooth, dog's tooth
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (aviation, informal) A sharp zig-zag pattern on the leading edge of a wing which increases the vorticity over the wing and reduces spanwise flow.
dog year {{wikipedia}}
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A period of time in the life of dogs, defined such that the average life expectancy of a dog in "dog years" is numerically equivalent to the average life expectancy of a human. A 4- and a 5-year-old dog are about as mature as a human of 28 to 30 years and 33 to 35 years, respectively.
    • 2004 June 15, Robert Hurwitt, “Giddy spiral down the workers' inferno”, San Francisco Chronicle 90 minutes of almost nonstop hilarity is a good entertainment value. Especially if you're counting in dog years.
  2. A unit of age relative to the species being considered, defined such that an animal's age in "dog years" is the equivalent age of a dog in calendar years.
The two definitions complement the two definitions of "human year" respectively. By the first set of definitions, a 6-year-old dog would be described as having an age of 6 human years or 40–50 dog years. By the second set of definitions, the same dog's age would be given as 6 dog years or 40–50 human years.
do I know you {{phrasebook}}
phrase: {{en-phrase}}
  1. Used to ask the interlocutor whether or not he/she has met the speaker before.
doilem pronunciation
  • /ˈdɔɪləm/, /ˈdɔɪlɪm/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Geordie, pejorative) A stupid person, an idiot, a fool or halfwit.
  • moiled
do in
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To kill or end. By the eighth mile, I was sure that finishing the 10-mile hike would do me in. We very nearly did in an entire keg of beer that weekend.
Synonyms: bump off, do away with, See also
  • dino
  • Dion
  • Odin
doings pronunciation
  • {{audio}}
noun: {{en-plural noun}}
  1. regular activities
  2. social event
  3. (Australia, vulgar, dated) sewage.
  • digons, dingos, dosing
doink etymology Onomatopoeic.
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (US slang, humorous, transitive) To have sexual intercourse (with someone) You kind of want to doink him, don't you?
Synonyms: See .
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) A fool; a jerk; a worthless person.
    • 1989, Thomas Szollosi, The Proving (page 55) High school crowds; doinks with nothing better to do than come down to this pisshole and wave through the glass partition at the biggest jerk in the whole gang.
    • 1990, Grant Naylor, Better Than Life 'Mayday... Mayday...' Rimmer turned. 'I wonder why it's "Mayday"? … The distress call. Why d'you say "Mayday"? It's just a bank holiday. Why not "Shrove Tuesday" or "Ascension Sunday"?' … 'It's French, you doink. Help me - m'aidez. How much food is there?'
    • 1994, William Shatner, Tek Power (page 152) "Are you this critical of all the Club 900 patrons?" The mechanical doorman made a chuckling noise. "Sure, sap. It makes you doinks feel extra guilty."
    • 2008, Matthew Theisen, The Supreme Witness (page 46) We're about the only people here who are in everyday wardrobe; all the other fools are trying to outdo those doinks in Hollywood.
do it
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) To be appealing to. A green shirt with orange slacks really doesn’t do it for me, I’m afraid.
  2. (slang, euphemistic) To have sex. He was upstairs doing it with her.
  3. (colloquial, usually, in the past tense) to succeed in doing something, usually something difficult You did it! And in record time! Congratulations!
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A thing whose name is not known; a whatsit or doohickey.
dole pronunciation
  • (RP) /dəʊl/, /dɔʊl/
  • (US) /doʊl/
  • {{rhymes}}
etymology 1 From Middle English dol, from Old English dāl, from Proto-Germanic *dailą, from Proto-Indo-European *dhAil-. Cognate with Albanian thelë and Church Slavic , . More at deal.
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. To distribute in small amounts; to share out small portions of a meager resource.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. Money or other goods given as charity.
    • Dryden So sure the dole, so ready at their call, / They stood prepar'd to see the manna fall.
    • Keble Heaven has in store a precious dole.
  2. Distribution; dealing; apportionment.
    • Cleveland At her general dole, / Each receives his ancient soul.
  3. (informal) Payment by the state to the unemployed. I get my dole paid twice a week. I′ve been on the dole for two years now.
    • 1996, , , page 107, The men sit because they′re worn out from walking to the Labour Exchange every morning to sign for the dole, discussing the world′s problems and wondering what to do with the rest of the day.
    • 1997, , OECD Economic Surveys: Australia, page 67, The FY 1997/98 Commonwealth budget allocated funding of A$ 21.6 million to the Work for the Dole initiative for unemployed young people.
  4. A boundary; a landmark. {{rfquotek}}
  5. (UK, dialect) A void space left in tillage.
etymology 2 Middle English dole, from Old French doel (compare French deuil), from ll dolus, from Latin doleo.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (archaic) Sorrow or grief; dolour.
    • 1485, , , 1868, Morte Darthur, page 212, Sir, said Sir Gingalin, I wot not what knight he was, but well I wot that he sigheth, and maketh great dole.
    • Tennyson And she died. So that day there was dole in Astolat.
  2. (legal, Scotland) dolus
  • leod, lode, olde, OLED
dole bludger Alternative forms: dolebludger, dole-bludger etymology From dole + bludger.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Australia, New Zealand, pejorative, slang) An unemployed person who has no intention of seeking a job, and survives on government-funded unemployment benefits.
    • 1981, , Parliamentary Debates, Senate Weekly Hansard, Volume 88, [http//|%22dole+bludgers%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&dq=%22dole+bludger%22|%22dole+bludgers%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Lz1CT-W6KcaTiQfB-83CDA&redir_esc=y page 697], As I said earlier, the Prime Minster and the Minister for Employment and Youth Affairs have unmercifully labelled sections of the unemployed as dole bludgers.
    • 1993, Ken Hunt, Mike Taylor, The Xenophobe′s Guide to the Aussies, 2004, [http//|%22dole+bludgers%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=-D9CT53BMcvCmQW3ztnPBw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22dole%20bludger%22|%22dole%20bludgers%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 13], People who do not support the common good, such as dole bludgers (social security cheats) fall outside the mateship fold.
    • 1997, , Shifting Ground Indeed, in 2011, Up from the Mission: Selected Writings, [http//|%22dole+bludgers%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=-D9CT53BMcvCmQW3ztnPBw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22dole%20bludger%22|%22dole%20bludgers%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 73], So from day one of the new government we saw a sustained orgy of divisiveness and meanness about immigration, Aborigines and dole bludgers.
doleite etymology dole + ite
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) Somebody on the dole, receiving government welfare for unemployment.
    • 2005, Monica Barry, Youth Policy And Social Inclusion (page 123) Ordinary out-of-school youth make a similar distinction between themselves and the slapheads, doleites or dossers.
    • 2011, Jon Gaunt, Undaunted: The True Story Behind the Popular Shock-Jock He was a poet and from a completely different class than us bunch of working-class doleites
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) One who performs little though profess much. Great talkers are commonly do-littles. — Bishop Richardson.
related terms:
  • do-nothing
{{Webster 1913}}
doll {{wikipedia}} etymology From Doll, a popular pet form of Dorothy. pronunciation
  • (UK) /dɒl/
  • {{rhymes}}
  • (US) /dɑl/
  • {{audio}}
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A toy in the form of a human.
  2. (informal) Used to refer to or address a woman.
  3. (Australia) A term of endearment (ie. darling).
  • action figure
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, followed by "up") To cause to be more beautiful of attractive. See also doll up.
dollar etymology Attested since about 1500, from early Dutch daler, daalder, from German Taler, Thaler, from Sankt Joachimsthaler, literally "of Joachimstal," coins minted in the Saint Joachim valley (Tal is German for "valley"); ultimately from Joachim + Tal. pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈdɒlə/
  • (US) {{enPR}}, /ˈdɑlɚ/
  • (Canada) sometimes (US) /dɔlɚ/
  • {{audio}}
  • {{rhymes}}
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. Official designation for currency in some parts of the world, including Canada, Australia, the United States, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. Its symbol is $.
  2. (by extension) Money generally.
    • Marcella Ridlen Ray, Changing and Unchanging Face of United States Civil Society Television, a favored source of news and information, pulls the largest share of advertising monies. In 1935, newspapers received 45 percent of the advertising dollar, magazines 8 percent, and radio 7 percent.
  3. Colloquially in the United Kingdom, a quarter of a pound or one crown, historically minted as a coin of approximately the same size and composition as a then-contemporary dollar coin of the United States, and worth slightly more.
    • 1990 October 28, Paul Simon, “Born at the Right Time”, The Rhythm of the Saints, Warner Bros. We like to go down to restaurant row / Spend those euro-dollars / All the way from Washington to Tokyo
    • {{quote-magazine}}
  4. (attributive, historical) Imported from the United States, and paid for in U.S. dollars. (Note: distinguish "dollar wheat", North American farmers' slogan, meaning a market price of one dollar per bushel.)
    • 1952 Brigadier Sir Harry Mackeson, House of Commons, London; Hansard vol 504 col 271, 22 July 1952: The restricted purchase of dollar tobacco will, we hope, have the effect of increasing the imports of Turkish and Grecian tobacco
    • 1956 The Spectator Vol.197 p.342: For there are two luxury imports that lead all the others : dollar films and dollar tobacco.
coordinate terms: afghani, ariary, baht, balboa, birr, bitcoin, bolivar, boliviano, cedi, colon, cordoba, dalasi, dinar, dirham, dobra, dogecoin, dong, dram, escudo, euro, florin, forint, franc, gourde, guarani, guilder, hryvnia, kina, kip, koruna, krona/kronor/krone, kuna, kwacha, kwanza, kyat, lari, lek, lempira, leone, leu, lev, lilangeni, lira, litas, Litecoin, manat, mark, metical, naira, nakfa, ngultrum, ouguiya, paʻanga, pataca, peso, pound, pula, quetzal, rand, rial, rial/riyal, riel, ringgit, ruble, rufiyaa, rupee, rupiah, scudo, shekel, shilling, sol, som, somoni, sterling, taka, tala, tenge, togrog, vatu, won, yen, yuan, zloty
dollar day
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A special one-day sale during which retail goods are offered for one dollar or at very reduced price.
  2. (slang, by extension) An occasion considered special or worth enjoying.
    • 1998, , "Holiday/12 Scanner", A.S.W.A.T Healin' Ritual: Every day is a holiday / Another motherfuckin' dollar day
dollface etymology doll + face
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) An attractive woman.
  • Mainly used as a term of address, and may be perceived as misogynistic or demeaning.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, British) Amateur, or often part-time, female prostitute in 19th century London. (Dolly was one of the slang terms for penis).
Dolly Parton etymology Named after , who had a hit with the song .
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, poker) A nine and a five as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em
dolphin hugger
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (derogatory) An environmentalist who is considered to be too earnest.
dolt etymology First used as a noun in Early Modern English, from English dialectal dold, from Middle English dold, a variant of dulled, dult, past participle of dullen, dollen, from dull, dul, dwal. More at dull. pronunciation
  • (UK) /dɒlt/
  • (RP) /dəʊlt/, /dɔʊlt/
  • (US) /doʊlt/, /dl̩t/
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) A stupid person; a blockhead or dullard.
    • c. 1603, , O gull! O dolt! As ignorant as dirt!
    • Drayton This Puck seems but a dreaming dolt.
Synonyms: See also
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (obsolete) To behave foolish.
{{Webster 1913}}
  • told
etymology 1 From shortening of dominator or dominate.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A dominator (in sadomasochistic sexual practices), especially a male one.
Synonyms: (dominator) domme (female)
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (slang, Internet gaming or BDSM) to dominate
    • 2006, Bitch: feminist response to pop culture (issues 31-34) Nola is actually "Nurse Nola," a dominatrix who specializes in medical role playing. … "After that," she continues, "I started domming, which I did for a long time, but have never liked much.
etymology 2
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A title anciently given to the pope, and later to other church dignitaries and some monastic order.
  2. In Portugal and Brazil, the title formerly given to a member of the higher classes.
  • mod, MOD
domain hack
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (computing, informal) An Internet domain name in which the TLD (such as a country code) can be understood as part of the name rather than the usual suffix.
    • 2008, Chris Brophy, Manufacturing, Distribution and Promotion in the Music Industry It is however, possible to create a domain hack. This is where parts of the domain spell out a particular word...
    • 2006, "Dave 2.0", - web 2.0 community (discussion on alt.usage.english newsgroup) I love those domain hacks, I own and I recently got an email asking how I registered a domain name with a dot in it (HEHE).
dome {{wikipedia}} etymology Borrowing from French dôme. pronunciation
  • {{enPR}}, /dəʊm/
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (architecture) A structural element resembling the hollow upper half of a sphere; a cupola.
  2. Anything shaped like an upset bowl, often used as a cover. a cake dome
  3. (slang) head (including the meaning 'oral sex')
    • Was he in trouble, half a ton of rubble landed on the top of his dome. - , "Right Said Fred"
    • I got 5 Georgia homes where I rest my Georgia bones, Come anywhere on my land and I'll aim at your Georgia dome.- Ludacris
    • Put your mouth on a dick, give me Georgia Dome -- Ying Yang Twins, "Georgia Dome"
  4. (obsolete, poetic) A building; a house; an edifice.
    • Alexander Pope Approach the dome, the social banquet share.
  5. Any erection resembling the dome or cupola of a building, such as the upper part of a furnace, the vertical steam chamber on the top of a boiler, etc.
  6. (crystallography) A prism formed by plane parallel to a lateral axis which meet above in a horizontal edge, like the roof of a house; also, one of the planes of such a form.
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (transitive) To give a domed shape to.
    • 1907, Joseph Barrell, Geology of the Marysville mining district, Montana (page 24) … the general effect being to dome the cover upward at least 1,000 and probably 2,000 feet, and to metamorphose the limy sediments into hornstones …
  • demo, E.D. Mo., Edom, mode
do me a favour
phrase: {{en-phrase}}
  1. (UK, colloquial) Expressing incredulity.
    • 2012, Keith Blackburn, Changes in a Landscape (page 134) Debbie remained seated. "Go to bed," she ordered."With you here? Why what do you think I'll do, cut my throat with an electric razor? I know this dump's enough to drive anybody nuts but do me a favour."
domestic blindness
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) the inability to see something that is plainly visible
domestic goddess
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A hearth goddess.
  2. (informal) A skilful female homemaker.
dommy Alternative forms: domie etymology Abbreviation of Latin domus (so Green 1998); or of English domicile. pronunciation
  • /ˈdɒmi/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (US, black slang, obsolete) Someone's house, home.
    • 1946, Mezz Mezzrow & Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues, Payback Press 1999, p. 50: Harry Shapiro was crazy about musicians so we headed straight for his dommy.
don't call us, we'll call you
phrase: {{head}}
  1. (idiomatic, sometimes humorous) A stereotypical request from a hiring organisation to a potential candidate, suggesting that the candidate will not be hired.
don't go there
interjection: {{en-interj}}
  1. (idiomatic, informal) Don't start talking about that.
    • 2009, Emma Darcy, Sara Craven, Diane Hamilton, The Italian's Love-Child (Mills & Boon By Request) 'Surely, in hindsight, you realise she was an unsuitable wife for you,' he stated unequivocally. 'Don't go there, Dad,' Luc warned, hard ruthless steel in his own eyes. 'You've lost one son. You're very close to losing another.'
don't make me laugh
phrase: {{en-phrase}}
  1. (informal) Used to express that one cannot take a suggestion seriously
    • 2006, Ralph Cotton, Gunfight at Cold Devil Humiliated, Wood said, "I shouldn't have brought it up. I'll collect that money without you. Me and Carney will take care of the ranger." "Carney Blake? Don't make me laugh." Rose chuckled, his hand still extended for payment. "He's been down drunk all summer. He'll be lucky if he doesn't shoot himself."
don't mind if I do
phrase: {{head}}
  1. (informal) Used to express acceptance of something offered to the speaker. Would you like a biscuit? ― Don't mind if I do!
don't shit where you eat
proverb: {{head}}
  1. (idiomatic, vulgar) One should not cause trouble in a place, group, or situation in which one regularly finds oneself.
    • 1998 April 14, Nelson Navarro, "Ever faithful, ever true," Manila Standard (Philippines) (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011): The guiding principle is Don't shit where you eat. Office romances are always destructive of morale and objectivity.
    • 2003 Oct. 8, Jonathan Valania, "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Pussy," Philadelphia Weekly (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011): Limbaugh was scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at the NAB convention in, of all places, Philadelphia, thus violating the cardinal law of the animal kingdom: Don't shit where you eat.
    • 2006 Sept. 19, , "NY Mirror," Village Voice (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011): Mitchell refused to indulge in on-set romances with either gender. "You don't shit where you eat," he told me, plainly.
  • Often used as a warning of the dangers of workplace romances.
Synonyms: don't shit in your own nest
don't sweat it
phrase: {{en-phrase}}
  1. (colloquial) Do not worry about it.
don't try to teach grandma how to suck eggs etymology {{rfe}}
proverb: {{head}}
  1. Don't presume to give advice to those who are more experienced.
don't worry {{phrasebook}}
phrase: {{head}}
  1. Indicates to the interlocutor not to worry about something.
abbreviation: {{rfc-header}} {{head}}
  1. (informal) don't you
done and doner
verb: {{head}}
  1. (humorous, emphatic) Done: past participle of do, indicating a passive voice.
quotations: {{seeCites}}
etymology 1 done + er
adjective: {{head}}
  1. (humorous, dialect) en-comparative of done
    • {{quote-news}}
    • {{quote-news}}
    • Sons and Other Flammable Objects, page 228, Porochista Khakpour, 2008, “they feared sounding stupid even to themselves out loud—and besides, the conversation was doner than done to them”
noun: {{head}}
  1. (Dublin slang) Goner; someone who is done for.
    • Ulysses, page 86, James Joyce, 1922 (1984), “One whiff of that and you're a doner.”
etymology 2 By ellipsis.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. doner kebab
  • drone, nerdo
done up
verb: {{head}}
  1. past participle of do up
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (colloquial, obsolete) Worn-out, exhausted.
    • 1915, , "": "You'd better lie down for a bit. I expect you're about done up." -- "There's nowhere for me to lie down, sir," he answered, and there was in his voice a humbleness which was very distressing. -- "Don't you know anyone in the house who'll give you a shakedown? -- "No, sir."
doney etymology Perhaps from Catalan dona or Spanish doña; perhaps introduced to England by sailors who had visited Spanish or Italian ports
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) girl, sweetheart, darling, young woman, woman
    • May 7, 1927, Uncle Dave Macon, "Tell Her To Come Back Home", Vocalion 5153
    • 1951, Elmore James, Dust My Broom a no-good doney, shouldn't allow her on the street
    • late 20th century, Mississippi blues musician R. L. Burnside, "Long Haired Doney"
Synonyms: doney gal
  • doyen
dong {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • {{rhymes}}
etymology 1 From Vietnamese đồng 〈đồng〉, from ltc (duwng "copper") (compare cmn tóng), from och 銅 (*lˁoŋ).
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. The currency of Vietnam, 100 xu. Symbol:
etymology 2
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) The penis; a dildo, specifically a synthetic anatomical replica of the penis.
Synonyms: (penis): See also
etymology 3
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. Onomatopoeia for the sound made by a bell with a low pitch.
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. To make a low-pitched sound from a bell
etymology 1
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (UK, Africa, AU, informal) penis
    • 1988 , , (Penguin Books, paperback edition, 18), ‘…And I had a lad in this morning with the most enormous donger.’
    • 2011, Bill Marsh, The ABC Book of Great Aussie Stories: For Young People, [http//|%22dongers%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=RWtCT4c-ipaJB-Crsb0E&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false unnumbered page], My donger gets sucked right up inside this bloody hose. Hell it was painful. ‘Christ almighty,’ Sandy said. ‘Yer right. She′s a powerful pump alright.’
etymology 2 From donga.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Australia) A donga (transportable cabin or tourist accommodation).
    • 2009, David Everett, Kingsley Flett, Shadow Warrior: From the SAS to Australia′s Most Wanted, [http//|%22dongers%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=kWFCT5uNGomjiQeKtMTmBA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false unnumbered page], The first donger had one of its sliding windows open a crack, so I was able to get in there without leaving a sign.
  • gerdon
donk pronunciation
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Australia, slang) A car's engine.
  2. (Australia, slang) A fool.
  3. (British, uncountable) A sub-genre of scouse house music (from a common percussive sound used in it).
  4. (poker, derogatory) A poor player who makes mistakes.
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (Australia, colloquial, slang) To provide a second person with a lift on a bicycle (formerly, on a horse), seating the passenger either in front (on the handlebar) or behind (sharing the seat); to travel as a passenger in such manner.
    • 1947, Southerly: The Magazine of the Australian English Association, Sydney, Volumes 8-10, [http//|%22donking%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&dq=%22donked%22|%22donking%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Dx1DT-jrMuvymAXskpjVBA&redir_esc=y page 87], It was the scene where Steve, Blue, Charl and Pricie-ole-man all mount Seldomfed in the dark and rain on their way to rob a neighbour′s orchard. It would very likely raise a reminiscent smile or grin from one who doubled or trebled or quadrupled-donked it to school.
  2. (slang, transitive) To hit. exampleHe donked me on the head!
    • 2007, Mardi McConnochie, Dangerous Games, [http//|%22donking%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=wF5DT5_-HazKmQXK3cWxBw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false page 121], He rested my shoulder on the lid of the toilet seat and tried pushing me out feet first, but I sagged in the middle and jack-knifed onto the floor, donking my head on the porcelain.
    • 2011, Susan Brocker, The Wolf in the Wardrobe, [http//|%22donking%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=wF5DT5_-HazKmQXK3cWxBw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false unnumbered page], Little Red Riding Hood donked the Big Bad Wolf on the head with the basket and the audience laughed.
Synonyms: (provide lift on a bicycle) dink, donkey, double-bank, double-dink, double-donk, double-donkey
donkey {{wikipedia}} etymology The origin is unknown. Originally a slang term. Perhaps from the name Duncan. Or from dun, with the ending added to rhyme with monkey. pronunciation
  • {{audio}}
  • /ˈdɒŋki/
  • (archaic Brooklyn) /ˈdʌŋki/
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A domestic animal, {{taxlink}}, similar to a horse.
  2. A stubborn person.
  3. A fool.
  4. (nautical) A small auxiliary engine, also called donkey engine.
  5. (poker slang) A bad poker player.
Synonyms: See also
  • jack
  • jackass
  • jenny
related terms:
  • donkeycock, donkeydick
  • donkey engine
  • donkey jacket
  • donkey pump
  • donkey's eye
  • donkeyshit
  • donkey vote
  • donkey work
  • donkey’s years
donkey cock Alternative forms: donkeycock
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang) A very large penis.
Synonyms: donkey dick, horse cock, horse dick, monster cock, supercock, superdick, superpenis
donkey dick Alternative forms: donkeydick
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang) A very large penis.
    • 2009, Bill Simmons, The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy, ESPN Books (2009), ISBN 9780345511768, page 349 (footnote): When you have McAdoo's jumper, it's like being the one kid in high school who has a donkey dick. Everyone will remember you.
    • {{seemoreCites}}
  2. (vulgar, slang, derogatory) An idiot, a fool.
    • 2003, Donald Mosher, The Muffin Mountain Motel Man, iUniverse (2003), ISBN 0595294650, page 91: {{…}} 'Stead a pissin' everyone off writing tickets all day, they could make themselves usefully and thin out the donkey dicks that never have, and never will learn how to be responsible drivers."
    • {{seemoreCites}}
Synonyms: (large penis) donkey cock, horse cock, horse dick, monster cock, supercock, superdick, superpenis, (idiot) see also .
donkeyfucker etymology From donkey + fucker.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, rare, offensive, vulgar) Term of abuse.
Donkey Kong Alternative forms: donkey kong etymology Named after the video game character .
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, derogatory) An uncivilized or ill-mannered person; a boor.
  2. (slang, vulgar) A penis.
    • 1994, Bruce Palmer, The Karma Charmer, Harmony Books (1994), ISBN 9780517599198, page 96: God knows what will happen if she barges in unannounced and finds Howard playing with his Donkey Kong.
    • 2006, 20 December, Rev. 11D Meow! [username], Re: Fuck It,!original/,, “Attacking Zman for being here means you suck big black Donkey Kongs!”
    • 2011, Chris Illuminati, A**holeology: The Cheat Sheet, F+W Media (2011), ISBN 1440510172, page 109: It's kind of disturbing the number of ugly people having sex on cam and slapping it on the internet. If they can show off their flab and small donkey kongs to millions of strangers she can at least get naked for a video to be enjoyed as a couple.
    • {{seemoreCites}}
Synonyms: (penis) see also .
donkeyshit etymology donkey + shit
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang) donkey excrement
    • 1993, Stephen King, Gerald's Game, link The truth is none of them have heard anything to the contrary, all of them (his wife included, most likely, although Sally would never say so) think his job sounds duller than donkeyshit, and only Maddy has the vaguest idea of what it is he does.
donner etymology From Afrikaans donder, from Dutch donder.
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (South Africa, slang) To beat up, clobber, thrash
    • 2005, , Acid Alex, Zebra Press (2005), ISBN 1770070931, page 167: They went into the pub and started a fight. One that was just bad enough for someone to call the boere. When the gattas arrived they got donnered for their trouble.
Donnie pronunciation
  • {{rhymes}}
proper noun: {{en-proper noun}}
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Donald and Don.
  2. (informal) Doncaster
  • done in
  • indeno
donnism etymology don + ism
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (UK, university slang, dated) self-importance; loftiness of carriage
{{Webster 1913}}
Donny Alternative forms: Donnie
proper noun: {{en-proper noun}}
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Donald, Don and Donovan.
  2. (informal) Doncaster
donorcycle etymology A combination of organ donor and motorcycle; the term apparently originates from emergency room personnel who often see motorcycle accident victims. It alludes to the high percentage of donated organs that come from motorcyclists.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (medical slang, derogatory) A motorcycle ridden by someone who is likely to die due to either recklessness or the inherent risk of riding a motorcycle.
do not pass go, do not collect $200 {{wikipedia}} Alternative forms: sometimes "$200" is spelled out as "two-hundred dollars", sometimes either the "g" in "go" or the entire word, "go", is capitalized etymology From the game, where it is written on cards that sent you directly to jail.
phrase: {{en-phrase}}
  1. (humorous) A phrase telling someone to pursue a path directly without deviations.
    • 2002, Christopher Brookmyre, Not the End of the World, page 230: The only people who get through the doors without are couriers, and they get escorted all the way: make their delivery, get a signature then straight back out - do not pass Go, do not collect two hundred dollars.
    • 2005, Ralph Scherder, The Taxidermist's Son, page 160: Two months later I hit the second knuckle on my pointer finger – six more stitches, do not pass Go, do not collect two hundred dollars – and damaged a tendon in the process.
    • 2010, John Scalzi, Agent to the Stars, page 290: I'm getting a part on a pilot. I don't have to audition — do not pass go, do not collect $200, just go straight to acting.
contraction: {{head}}
  1. (informal, nonstandard) alternative form of don't
donut bumper
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) a lesbian
    • 1998, rage2love, Re: Is Sheryl Crow gay? Group: madonna god I hope we really need another guitar-strumming donut bumper?
    • 2007, Rev BR Collins, Re: Mad Hatter Day SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Group: alt.religion.christian.baptist This coming from a self appointed sexual deviant(lesbian) woman that preaches doctrines of devils. At least you could say you are a eunich like "Merle" does, you donut bumper
    • 2007, cub brave, Re: Sexual deviant Kelly Sowbeck is in for a big suprise......HEYALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Group: alt.religion.christian.baptist But at the end of the day, you STILL don't have what a man has, Bull Dike. Hence "donut bumper". I know this seems SO crude to a sexual deviant like yourself
    • 2002, Dr Funkenstein, Re: Sheryl Crow & Dale Jr. Group: She just got Plastic Surgery and aint no donut bumper
donut patrol etymology From the stereotype of police officers snacking on donuts.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (US, derogatory, slang) The police.
doo pronunciation
  • (UK) {{enPR}}, /duː/
  • (US) {{enPR}}, /du/
  • (AusE) /dʉː/
  • {{audio}}
  • {{rhymes}}
  • {{homophones}}
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (childish) Feces.
Synonyms: BM, doo-doo, poo, poop
interjection: {{en-interj}}
  1. (music) Used as a scat word in song lyrics.
    • 1995, Phil Farrand, The Nitpicker's Guide for Next Generation Trekkers: Volume 2 (Ever feel like you've just entered... The Twilight Zone? Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo....)
    • 2006, Steve Taylor, A to X of Alternative Music (page 272) … the bloke who sang about coloured girls going 'doo de doo de doo doo d'de doo de doo de doo' had once had this thing with the guy who produced the debut albums by the Stooges and Patti Smith.
related terms:
  • doo-wop
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) A marijuana cigarette.
Synonyms: (marijuana cigarette) doobie, joint, reefer, spliff
doobage etymology doob + age
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) marijuana
    • 1985, , , 00:54:22: John Bender: So, Ahab, can I have all my doobage?
Synonyms: See also .
doobie etymology Origin unknown. pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈduːbi/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) A marijuana cigarette; a joint.
    • 2010, "An altered state", The Economist, 14 Oct 2010: In parts of the state, enjoying an occasional doobie is nowadays considered little different from sipping a Pinot Noir.
    • 2012, "Classic Dave Barry", 20 Apr 2012: … [The] atmosphere … was one part oxygen, four parts nitrogen, and seventeen parts doobie vapor.
Synonyms: See also , doob, joint, reefer, spliff, toke tube
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) Something not named; a thingy or whatsit.
  • broody
doodie head
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (US, euphemistic, childish) Shithead.
    • Cellophane Friends , Korin Gould , 2011 , 0980740010 , “Crystal stepped forward and shouted, "you talk to your scabs?! You big doodie head!" ”
    • The 100 Greatest Entertainers 1950-2000 , Korin Gould , 2000 , 1929049021, page 74, “My husband reminded me that my 3-year-old nephew had earlier called me a doodie head. ”
    • In the Land of Nyx: Night and Its Inhabitants , John Bowers , 1984, page 2, “He screams. "Shut up down there! You doodie head!" ”
doodie up
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (US, slang) To decorate or dress in a fancy way in order to make attractive.
    • The Help , Kathryn Stockett , 2009 , 0141930012 , “All over that big ole doodied up house she walks and talks and I follow. ”
    • Men Without Dates; And, Slam!: Two One-act Plays , Jane Willis , 1985 , 0822207486 , page 48 , “By the time they're seniors they don't get doodied up anymore to come into the Duane Reade. ”
    • Moses' Rod , Ray E. Murray , 2010 , 1449089577 , page 15 , “When I went inside, there was this very pretty blond headed lady in a nice dress and her hair all doodied up. ”
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (US, Kansas, informal) thingamabob
doodle {{was wotd}} {{wikipedia}} etymology Influenced by dawdle, from German dudeln, from dudel, from Czech or Polish dudy. The word doodle first appeared in the early 17th century to mean a fool or simpleton. German variants of the etymon include Dudeltopf, Dudentopf, Dudenkopf, Dude and Dödel. American English dude may be a derivation of doodle. The meaning "fool, simpleton" is intended in the song title "Yankee Doodle", originally sung by British colonial troops prior to the American Revolutionary War. This is also the origin of the early eighteenth century verb to doodle, meaning "to swindle or to make a fool of". The modern meaning emerged in the 1930s either from this meaning or from the verb "to dawdle", which since the seventeenth century has had the meaning of wasting time or being lazy. pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈduː.dəl/
  • {{audio}}
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (obsolete) A fool, a simpleton, a mindless person.
    • 1764, Samuel Foote, The Mayor of Garrett, W. Lowndes (1797), page 43: Mrs. Sneak. Why doodle! jackanapes! harkee, who am I? Sneak. Come, don't go to call names: am I? vhy my vife, and I am your master.
    • 1812, "THE TEARS OF SIR VICARY!!!", The Scourge, 2 March 1812, page 231: Perceval. Weep on! weep on! thou flouted loon, Weep on! weep on! thou gowky doodle!
    • 1837, "Carmen Inaugurale", Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, November 1837, page 676: Courtier, it was thine to bow — Great Arthur he, and Doodle thou!
  2. A small mindless sketch, etc.
  3. (slang, sometimes childish) Penis.
    • 1993, Patti Walkuski, No Bed of Roses: Memoirs of a Madam, Wakefield Press (1993), ISBN 9781862543102, page 189: His doodle hung as limp as last month's celery.
    • 1996, Jane Bonander, Winter Heart, Pocket Star Books (1996), ISBN 9780671529826, page 43: Her favorite had been when she'd convinced the lascivious guards that Dinah's red hair meant she was a witch, and if they molested her, their doodles would shrivel up between their legs and fall off. Daisy had assured her that no man would risk losing his doodle.
    • 2011, Lexi George, Demon Hunting in Dixie, Brava Books (2011), ISBN 9780758263094, unnumbered page: All of Dwight's parts wandered, especially his doodle. He had the wandering-est doodle in three states. His doodle had its own set of legs. His doodle was hardly at home. Heck, according to rumor Dwight Farris's doodle was hardly ever in his pants.
    • {{seemoreCites}}
Synonyms: (fool) see also ., (penis) see also .
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. To draw or scribble (something) aimlessly
doodlebug etymology doodle + bug
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal, British) The V-1 flying bomb.
  2. A term of endearment.
  3. (entomology) An antlion larva ().
  4. (historical, "doodlebug tractor") An automobile converted into a cheap tractor for a small farm during the Second World War.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) A seismologist working in the field
doo-doo etymology Reduplication of doo.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, euphemistic, often, childish) Excrement. Child: You're a doo-doo head.
  2. (colloquial) Difficulty; trouble. Profit margins are down and we're all in deep doo-doo.
Synonyms: poo-poo
doody pronunciation
  • /duːdi/
  • {{homophones}} (for some speakers)
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (US, slang, childish) Excrement, poop.
    • 2007, Brian Bouldrey, Honorable bandit: a walk across Corsica‎ Petra would like to drop despondently onto a rock to pout, but you have to look before you sit, because there are goat doodies everywhere.
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, US, slang, childish) To defecate, poop.
    • Catbug Says , Jason James Johnson , 2014 , 1627260463 , “Something smells poopy! It's okay if you just doodied, because we have LOTS of paper towels and extra socks. ”
related terms:
  • doo-doo
etymology 1 From dufus
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (US, slang) A simpleton.
etymology 2 Onomatopoeic, from the sound of a bass drum.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Australia, slang) A type of music with pronounced bass typically associated with the modified car scene; doof-doof.
  2. (Australia) An outdoor dance party, held in bushland in a remote area or on the outskirts of a city.
    • 2004, Graham St John (editor), Rave Culture and Religion, [http//|%22Doofs%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=V6FDT65bq6SIB6rglLYE&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22Doof%22|%22Doofs%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 138], Dynamics of play and creativity are a prominent catalyst of social relations at both doofs and raves.
    • 2006, Christopher Hugh Partridge, The Re-Enchantment of the West: Alternative Spiritualities, Sacralization, Popular Culture and Occulture, Volume 2, [http//|%22Doofs%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=z6NDT8WmCLGPiAeMxfTMBA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22Doof%22|%22Doofs%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 110], Similar themes emerged in the ‘doofs’ of Australian rave culture.
    • 2007, Australian National University Dept of Pacific and Southeast Asian History, Aboriginal History, Volume 31, [http//|%22Doofs%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&dq=%22Doof%22|%22Doofs%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=F6ZDT_OxDcuViAecx7G1BA&redir_esc=y page 76], The bush doof is a unique product of post-rave culture and is particularly suited to the expansive Australian landscape.
  • food
  • oodf
doofer etymology Respelling of "do for", as in "this name will do for what it is I am describing" Alternatively: "It'll do for that job!" pronunciation
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) An object whose name the speaker or writer cannot remember.
  2. (slang) In particular, the remote control for a television.
  • fooder
  • foredo
  • roofed
noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang, intentionally incorrect) plural of doofus
  • This is a humorous plural imitating Latin forms such as radii.
doofoid etymology doof + oid
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, derogatory) An idiot; a simpleton; a fool.
Synonyms: See also .
doofus Alternative forms: dufus etymology Perhaps from German doof, from Low German where it originally means "deaf" (akin to English deaf). pronunciation
  • {{rhymes}}
  • /ˈduːfəs/
  • {{audio}}
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) A person with poor judgment and taste Stocks Genius or Dot-Com Doofus? – Wired News Danny is such a doofus!
Synonyms: (person with poor judgement and taste): boob, dolt, blockhead, lowbrow, oaf
etymology 1 In Scots, dookie, doukit, and douker have been used to refer to Baptists (the terms being related to the British English "duck", equivalent to the American English "dunk", a Baptist being, jocularly, someone who ducks or dunks people in water when baptising them.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (UK) Baptist
    • 1895 Dictionary of the Scots Language
etymology 2 In the US, probably alteration of doo-doo, baby-talk reduplication of do, later popularized by the band on their highly successful .
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (US, slang, African American Vernacular English) feces
    • 2002 – Ashaki Boelter: Hate Begets Hate (page 69) "He stepped in some cow waste; it serves him right. Look at him dancing to get that dookie off those ruined sneakers! Ha-ha-ha! Get down homie!"
    • 2002 – Jarrett Oliver: Private Eyes (page 125) "That stuff won't be worth a lump of dookie in court. It wouldn't be at all hard for Geale to pull a few strings and get documented permission for having each one of those items."
    • 2005 – Ashaki Boelter: In the Name of Love!: All-4-Love Series 2 of 3 (Reckless Review) So Alley found a job Scooping up dookie on the streets
    • 2000 episode "" : Can I go to the bathroom? : Uh-uh! Say it in snowboard lingo. Bart: Uh... I've gotta blast a dookie? Otto: Dook on!
Synonyms: See also
dookie hole
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, African American Vernacular English, vulgar) The anus.
    • 2004, Steven Sherrill, Visits from the drowned girl: a novel: “Might even have hair on her dookie-hole.”
    • 2004, Victor L. Martin, A Hood Legend: "Your truck got me pregnant, boy," she said watching the door slowly come down with a soft click, "and man, my dookie hole sore." "What? Ain't even get my head in...stankin' ass," Menage laughed, changing his CDs.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (US, slang) alternative spelling of dookie
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A person who predict doom and gloom; a pessimist, naysayer, or Cassandra.
Synonyms: gloom-and-doomer
  • gloom-and-doomer
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (video games, informal) A player of the video game DOOM.
doomsayer {{was wotd}} {{was wotd}} etymology doom + sayer pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈduːmˌseɪ.ə/
  • (US) /ˈdumˌseɪ.ɚ/
  • {{audio}}
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. One who makes dire prediction about the future; one who predict doom.
    • 1970, Frank Herbert, New world or no world, page 141: Even from the doomsayers you hear reflections of hope. Nobody wants "it" to happen. In his darkest moments, man is aware that, while he may be limited, humankind need not be.
    • 1983, John R. Gribbin, Stephen H. Plagemann, Beyond the Jupiter effect, page 76: 4: THE DOOMSAYERS So many people have written so many books and articles forecasting doom at the end of the twentieth century that we cannot possibly do credit to all of them here.
Synonyms: apocalyptic, apocalypticist, doomtard (slang)
related terms:
  • doomsaying
doomtard etymology doom + tard
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, derogatory) A proponent of alarmist or eschatological ideas.
Synonyms: doomsayer
do one etymology {{rfe}}
verb: {{head}}
  1. (idiomatic, slang) To depart from a place, often with a sense of urgency. This party is boring. Let’s do one.
  • odeon
do one's nut
verb: {{head}}
  1. (intransitive, slang) To become strident angry, especially from worry. Mum did her nut after we stayed out all night without calling her.
Synonyms: blow one's top, have a fit, throw a fit
doos etymology Afrikaans doos; cognate with Dutch doos; related to dusche, douche; Germanic origin.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (South Africa, vulgar) vagina
  2. (South Africa, vulgar) stupid person
do over
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (British, slang) To beat up.
    • 1989, Peter Herbst, The Rolling Stone Interviews: 1967-1980 I don't call in Bill Wyman to come in and do him over for me, with one of his vicious ankle-twisters or Chinese burns.
    • 1990, Patrick Murphy, John Williams, Eric Dunning, Football on Trial: Spectator Violence and Development in the Football World … if he answers in a foreign accent, we do him over; and if he's got any money on him we'll roll him as well.
  2. (US) To repeat; to start over.
  3. To cover; to spread; to smear.
    • Defoe boats … sewed together and done over with a kind of slimy stuff like rosin
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doozy Alternative forms: doozie, duesy etymology Perhaps from daisy (the flower), the name of Italian Actress , or the automobile manufacturer. pronunciation
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  1. (US) something that is extraordinary. Often used in the context of troublesome, difficult or problematic, but can be used positively as well. Most of the test was easy, but the last question was a doozy.
Synonyms: lulu
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  1. (slang, dated) Of high quality; remarkable; excellent. {{defdate}}
    • 1903 , Alfred Leon Kleberg , Slang Fables from Afar, page 83 , “As soon as the races were billed he began to evolve Schemes — one Doozy scheme followed the other...”
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  2. (slang, US, archaic) Sporty, ostentatious, flashy. {{defdate}}
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  1. (South Africa, slang). A drink. Let's go to the bar for a dop.
  2. (South Africa, slang) An imprecise measure of alcohol; a dash. Give me a dop of brandy.
  3. (obsolete) A dip; a low courtesy. {{rfquotek}}
  4. A little copper cup in which a diamond is held while being cut.
Synonyms: (cup in which diamond is cut) doop
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  1. (South Africa, slang) To fail or to plug (an examination, standard or grade) I dopped my exams.
  2. (South Africa, slang) To drink alcohol.
    • 2004, Patrick Stevens, Politics is the Greatest Game (page 170) They not only forswore dopping themselves, but also contrived to make the National Party forgo a dop.
  3. To dip. {{rfquotek}}
  • PO'd, POD, pod

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