Irony: (adj.) The warm feeling of a nice, crisp, freshly ironed item of clothing. "Hmmm... I was freezing, but this shirt's nice and irony."
Shanty: (n.) A song which is only sung after drinking enough beer and lemonade.
Cahoot: (adj.) The call of an owl with hiccups.
Replica: (n. rare) One who slobbers on a travelling salesman, or "Rep". By extension, a prostitute or escort.
Gravitas: (adj.) The state of a person's bottom when they haven't been to the gym for several months.
Pander: (v.) To receive money from someone who wants to have sex with your large black and white Chinese bear.
Tacky: (adj.) Similar to a nail or pin.
Welfare: (n.) The price of a bus ticket to the well.
Refugee: (n.) One who hides in the dressing-room after a match because they turned down a perfectly good appeal for a penalty.
Bustard: (n.) A small bird with no father.
Friday, 20 January 2006
Inspired by the BBC's new Balderdash and Piffle show, I thought I'd share some new word meanings which have yet to find their way into the OED.