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  • a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech (noun.communication)
    the style of expressing yourself (noun.communication)
     

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  • (noun.communication)
    a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States (noun.communication)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    leave suddenly (verb.motion)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (colloquial) the application of maximum thrust (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    difficult work (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    your occupation or line of work (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    anything that requires little thought (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a risky and uncertain venture (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (British informal) cuddle and kiss (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (informal British usage) aggravation or aggression (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    violent and excited activity (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    violent and excited activity (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.animal)
    small bird; adults talking to children sometimes use these words to refer to small birds (noun.animal)
     
  • (noun.animal)
    (usually informal) especially a young rabbit (noun.animal)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    an attractive outfit (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    an excavation; usually a quarry or mine (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    an ambulance used to transport patients to a mental hospital (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    a portable stereo (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    warm underwear with long legs (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    the main street of a town or city (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    a small gasoline engine (as on motor boat) (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    a small dirty uncomfortable room (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    filthy run-down dilapidated housing (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    (British informal) a provincial British university of relatively recent founding; distinguished from Oxford University and Cambridge University (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    an ostentatiously elegant hotel (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    anything that an adult person uses to reduce anxiety (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    a building (usually abandoned) where drug addicts buy and use heroin (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    the best attire you have which is worn to church on Sunday (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    full ceremonial regalia (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    something with no concrete substance (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    elegance in dress or behavior (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    the way something is organized or arranged (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    fortitude and determination (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    the property of distance in general (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a clothing measurement (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    vastness of size or extent (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    something tedious and boring (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    the quality of being attractive and exciting (especially sexually exciting) (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.body)
    the organ of sight (noun.body)
     
  • (noun.body)
    an informal term referring to the eye (noun.body)
     
  • (noun.body)
    the human nose (especially when it is large) (noun.body)
     
  • (noun.body)
    the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British) (noun.body)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a source of unpredictable trouble and complexity (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    an emotional preoccupation (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    an instance of deliberate thinking (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a center of interest (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    something causing excitement or stimulating interest (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    something causing antagonism or loss of interest (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    an annoyance (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (plural) the most basic facts or elements (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    meaning relating to or pertaining to (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an attention-getting opening presented at the start of a television show (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a warrant to take someone into custody (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an incomprehensible talk (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a crushing remark (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    voluble conversation (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an informal discussion (usually among men) (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (informal) a quick private conference (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a speech of exhortation attempting to instill enthusiasm and determination in a team or staff (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.event)
    the end of an enterprise (noun.event)
     
  • (noun.event)
    an impressively successful event (noun.event)
     
  • (noun.event)
    the live birth of a child (noun.event)
     
  • (noun.feeling)
    a feeling of fear and revulsion (noun.feeling)
     
  • (noun.feeling)
    a general feeling of boredom and dissatisfaction (noun.feeling)
     
  • (noun.food)
    (British informal) pork sausage (noun.food)
     
  • (noun.food)
    any strong spirits (such as strong whisky or rum) (noun.food)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a bunch (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    any tightly knit group of trusted associates (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.location)
    range of jurisdiction or influence (noun.location)
     
  • (noun.location)
    (informal) a resort area in the Catskill Mountains of New York that was patronized primarily by Jewish guests (noun.location)
     
  • (noun.object)
    any large deep body of water (noun.object)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a reference to yourself or myself etc.; `take care of number one' means to put your own interests first (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    an important influential person (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    uncomplimentary terms for a policeman (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a female singer (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone deranged and possibly dangerous (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone who is a detective (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a stupid incompetent person (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone whose style is out of fashion (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person who responds `I don't know' in a public opinion poll (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a dealer in stolen property (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone who is unsuccessful (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a conservative who is old-fashioned or dull in attitude or appearance (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    alliterative term for girl (or woman) (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a man who is (usually) old and/or eccentric (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a user of (usually soft) drugs (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a recruiter of personnel (especially for corporations) (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone who thinks he knows everything and refuses to accept advice or information from others (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a lazy person (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone who is neither a highbrow nor a lowbrow (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a spokesperson (as a lawyer) (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone who passes bad checks or counterfeit paper money (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    executive who is very successful in bringing in business to his company or firm (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person who is almost identical to another (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    an undercover police officer who investigates other policemen (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone with a habitually sullen or gloomy expression (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Conf more.. (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone who spoils the pleasure of others (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a bore who is extremely formal, pompous, and old-fashioned (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a woman who sings popular songs (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    townsman unacquainted with country life especially a slick and flashy male city dweller (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a witty amusing person who makes jokes (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    a very large profit (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    a gift of public land or resources for the private gain of a limited group (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    a source of income or livelihood (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    valuable goods (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    diamonds (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.quantity)
    an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate (noun.quantity)
     
  • (noun.state)
    an unfortunate situation (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    the actual state of affairs (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a state of depression or agitation (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a state of extreme exhaustion (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a state of sexual arousal (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a muscular cramp (especially in the thigh or calf) following vigorous exercise (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    an informal expression for a mildly depressed state (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a chance to do something (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a situation offering opportunities (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a single chance or instance (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    (British informal) an airless smoky smelly atmosphere (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.substance)
    a general term for building materials (noun.substance)
     
  • (noun.time)
    a time period of a week or more (noun.time)
     
  • (noun.time)
    a time perceived as long (noun.time)
     
  • (noun.time)
    a long time (noun.time)
     
  • (verb.cognition)
    understand (verb.cognition)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    walk (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.perception)
    pay attention; be watchful (verb.perception)
     
  • (verb.social)
    try (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    happen or take place (verb.social)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal) summarized or abridged (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    capable of being reached or attained (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    difficult to reach or attain (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    accurate and to the point (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    marked by excited activity (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    very angry (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    roused to anger (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    furiously angry (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal) pretty and neat (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (informal British) sexually attractive (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    the best of its kind (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    easily frightened (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    constitutionally lazy or idle (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    subject to accident or chance or change (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    dazed from or as if from repeated blows (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    having or revealing stupidity (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (used informally) associated on close terms (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    dressed especially in smart clothes (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (used informally) completely unclothed (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal) stark naked (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal) (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad') (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term) (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal) cross-eyed (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken') (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    damaged (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    having been got the better of (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    very desirable (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    destroyed or killed (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    impressively difficult (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    without reservation (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    under the influence of narcotics (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    abounding with life and energy (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    eagerly desirous (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    luxuriously elegant (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    worked up emotionally by anger or excitement (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    characterized by the absence of inessential features (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    possessed by inordinate excitement (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    very expensive (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal) very chic (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    currently fashionable (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    no longer fashionable (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    elegant and fashionable (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    flashily stylish (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal) sore or lame (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal) malodorous (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    crammed with food (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    very bad (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    returned for lack of funds (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal) ill-tempered or annoyed (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    not homosexual (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    very funny (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal) faulty (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    significant (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (informal) small and of little importance (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal) trivial (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    informed about the latest trends (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    highly cultured or educated (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (used informally) very large (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    very large; appropriate to the size of a man (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal) enormous (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (used informally) very small (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    recorded for broadcast (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    favorite (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (usually used colloquially) causing or accompanied by misfortune (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    marked by great zeal or violence (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    incorrigible (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    extreme; used as an intensifier (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    decently clothed (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    mentally and emotionally stable (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    remarkable (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    leaving no balance (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    baffled (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    intensely affecting the mind especially in producing hallucinations (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    in fancy clothing (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    foolish; totally unsound (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals) (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal) upstart (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    denoting a company or law firm owned and run by members of the WASP elite who are generally conservative (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    lucrative (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    proper or legitimate (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    not as expected (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    not behaving normally (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    last in an indefinitely numerous series (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    inclined to club together (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    nonstandard (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    short (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    of the highest quality (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    exceptionally good (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    of very poor quality; flimsy (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal) very poor in quality (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    utterly astounded (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    with eyes or mouth open in surprise (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal expletive) surprised (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British colloquial) not inclined to conversation (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    avoiding waste (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    very tired (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal) exhausted or worn out (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (British informal) poorly ventilated (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    extremely violent (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    ludicrous, foolish (adj.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    extremely (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly') (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    exactly (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    in a satisfactory or adequate manner (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    at or in or to any place (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    in or at or to some place (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    to or in any or all places (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    completely or thoroughly (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    (old-fashioned or informal) in a little while (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly') (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    used as intensifiers (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    definitely or certainly (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    definitely not (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly') (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    exactly (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    for a very long or seemingly endless time (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    heartily or earnestly (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States) (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    if nothing else (`leastwise' is informal and `leastways' is colloquial) (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    regardless; a combination of irrespective and regardless sometimes used humorously (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely') (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily') (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    in a relaxed manner; or without hardship (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly') (adv.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    very unlikely (adj.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    with great speed or effort or intensity (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    in a hopeless manner (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    directly (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly') (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    very much (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    with a short hollow thud (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    straight down especially heavily or abruptly (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly') (adv.all)
     
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