New Words

Some of the new words, courtesy of Merriam-Webster. Check out more new words and other features at the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.

pedestracebo (noun) : A button, placed at a crosswalk, that a pedestrian is instructed to push to make a traffic signal change so that they might cross the street, but that in fact, does nothing at all.
He repeatedly pressed the pedestracebo, to no avail.
Submitted by: Jim Davis from New Jersey on Apr. 30, 2007 16:36

destinesia (noun) : a disease in which one enters another room/area and forgets what they came for.
Although he marched angrily and purposefully into the room, the moment he stepped in from underneath the door, he had destinesia and forgot for what he had come.
Submitted by: Emiri from New York on Apr. 24, 2007 11:59

Garage Mahal (noun) : an extremely large house, similar to other houses in its area, with the primary distinguishing characteristic being an oversized 3 or 4 (or more) car garage to house the SUV's, RV's, and other family vehicles.
The Jones' just moved into a Garage Mahal, so I guess we're going to have to move, too.
Submitted by: Lorence Sing from Ohio on Jan. 06, 2006 14:09

Molassochist (noun) : One who derives pleasure from making processes painfully slow.
I went to the DMV today to get my licenses and the guy was such a Molassochist.
Submitted by: Mike Shryock from Georgia Us on Sep. 27, 2006 17:37

thinko (noun) : A thinking mistake. Like a typo in mindwaves. A slip of the mind.
All my mistakes are just thinkos!
Submitted by: kps from Washington on Apr. 24, 2007 03:44

derogonym (noun) : An alternative name given to a thing, usually a company or product, which is derived from the actual name and derogatory in nature.
Don't you think the coffee tastes burnt at Charbuck's?
Submitted by: Chris Noessel from California on Mar. 24, 2007 23:55

conquire (verb) : to answer a question with a question
"Why do you always answer a question with a question?" "Do I?" he conquired. - David Hamilton Baime,, 2005
Submitted by: David 'Viddy' Baime from Illinois on Apr. 27, 2007 09:41

memopause (noun) : Loss of memory brought on by menopause
What did you say two minutes ago? Excuse me, but I'm suffering from memopause.
Submitted by: Ellyn Hament from California on Jan. 02, 2007 14:06

flatuglance (noun) : The glance given by someone who recognizes that someone in his or her's presence has farted.
While on the elevator, he recognized someone's flatuglance as he tried to determine who had passed gas. - Dallas Morning News, 2007
Submitted by: Kathryn from Texas on May. 02, 2007 14:09

gackle (noun) : Any piece of chicken which is unidentifiable as meat, skin, or bone.
George, a careful eater, always looked over his hot wings and chicken nuggets for unappetizing gackle. - Jack Jackson, Go Take a Nap!, 5/04Submitted by: Jack Jackson from Nebraska on Nov. 30, 2006 15:06

fakeuccino (noun) : Gas station or convenience store, machine-made cappuccinos and lattes. fake-a-chino
The popular coffee shop was too expensive, so we settled for a fakeuccino.
Submitted by: Michael J. Sturrock from Texas on May. 24, 2006 12:32

impasta (noun) : When the waiter brings you a type of pasta that you did not order, or he/she has made a substitution without your knowledge.
"My penne somehow turned into ziti, I was served an impasta."
Submitted by: bigbrain28 from Florida on Jan. 08, 2006 23:20

shrevidence (noun) : paper documents that may be considered as evidence in legal matters that have been mechanically shredded prior to their availability as evidence.
Corporate criminals, such as those associated with Enron, may have had a considerable amount of "shrevidence" to prove their conspiracy.

gesundtime (interjection) : The time between the moment you realize you are going to sneeze and the actual sneeze.
David Hamilton Baime,, 2005Submitted by: Murph on Apr. 13, 2007 14:49

doggage (noun) : a dog that is carried like or handled like baggage.
Paris Hilton's dog is doggage. Have you ever seen its legs touch the ground?
Submitted by: Rhia Stone from New Zealand
Submitted by: Aaron Root on Feb. 10, 2006 13:13

flexitarian (noun) : A vegetarian who infrequently eats things that are not standard vegetarian fare (i.e. steak, chicken, fish, etc.)
She's really more of a flexitarian than a vegetarian because she truly enjoys the occasional piece of fried chicken.
Submitted by: Jeremy W. from Massachusetts on Apr. 25, 2007 12:31

winternment (noun) : the state of being forced inside due to inclement winter weather (I made it up because I live in Buffalo!)
"The storm caused the schools to close; this winternment is unending!"
Submitted by: miriam from New York on Apr. 25, 2007 08:12

Blobular (adjective) : Something that is fat with no distinct shape or boundry.
1) That lady has a blobular shape. 2) The imprint their ass left in the sand was blobular.
Submitted by: J.C. Moore from Pennsylvania on May. 02, 2007 15:47

changle (verb) : To jingle the loose items in your pocket in order to get someone's attention
That lady was blocking my passage in the store, so I changled her.
Submitted by: Corey from South Carolina on Apr. 27, 2007 10:05

Flutterby (noun) : What butterflies should have been called! Why butter anyway?? The person was dyslexic and got the f & b reversed! (My children and I use this word but I made it up and they said it made more sense!)
Oh look! What a pretty Flutterby!
Submitted by: Lisa L. McCumsey from Virginia on Apr. 24, 2007 13:22

Bangalored (verb) : To have one's job sent overseas.
Nick was sad when his job was bangalored. - Young World, The Hindu
Submitted by: Hima Ravindran from India on Oct. 06, 2005 02:18

MMS (noun) : also known as Male Mood Swing. 1. the male version of pms.
Andy is having so many mood swings, he must be suffering from mms.
Submitted by: Kelly Adams and Mandy Ficco from Maryland on Apr. 22, 2007 14:38

Garfunkely (adjective) : 1. Having hair that is seemingly too large for the body on which it exists. 2. (as a noun) An oversized wig.
David Hamilton Baime,, 2005Submitted by: Andy from Illinois on Mar. 14, 2007 10:14

dehydrophobic (noun) : One who is unreasonably afraid of dehydration or being thirsty.
She's always carrying water around, she must be a dehydrophobic.
Submitted by: Dr. Walt Cailleteau from Texas on Apr. 23, 2007 15:54

counterstink (noun) : an odor used to mask another odor
The counterstink was more annoying than the odor it was intended to mask.
Submitted by: Zev Farkas from Israel

ignoy (verb) : to annoy by ignoring.
Stop ignoying me!
Submitted by: Jacob (4th grader) from Virginia

esgrapee (noun) : The lone grape that falls onto the floor and generally rolls to the most inaccessible location, as one opens the packaging in which the grapes are being stored.
I stepped on an esgrapee and slipped halfway across the kitchen.
Submitted by: Babz from Missouri on Nov. 26, 2006 17:04

phonesia (noun) : The affliction of dialing a phone number and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer.
I was going to dial my friend, but at the last minute I got phonesia.
Submitted by: Meko from Alabama on Apr. 20, 2007 15:53