173 definitions by al-in-chgo

When a reviewer or critic who gets into a tradeoff of critical praise or "You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" situation. Implicitly or by agreement, one reviewer exchanges praise (often fatuous) with another in the hopes his inflated regard will find its way into publicity, advertising copy, book-jacket blurbs and the like and increase the other's visibility (and sell more books). The favor is expected to be returned, and at some point is. Probably descended from the literal use of logrolling as a pioneer sport, in which neither participant can stay on the round, floating timber unless one is pedaling frantically one way, one the other, although the symbolism invoking a mutual-gratification pact analogous to masturbation cannot be denied.

In the 1980s, SPY magazine ran a regular column called "Logrolling In Our Time" giving exact instances of such tit for tat.
-- "Oh, God. This is logrolling at its worst. A___ says on the dust jacket of B____'s new novel that 'a new American voice is born.' Three months later B____, now bestselling author, says that A____'s latest textbook is 'unchallengeable in its supremacy in this field.'"

-- "They belong to a mutual admiration society, intellectually speaking."

-- "I'm sorry; did you say "intellectual mastur---"

-- "Shhh!"
by al-in-chgo June 13, 2013
Bleats of wounded outrage in a tone of arrogant moral superiority from those who have trashed our civil liberties.

Named for James Clapper, head of NSA.
"The President says we weren't informed that our phone records were secretly being turned over to the FBI because we didn't need to know."

"What utter Clappertrap."
by al-in-chgo June 07, 2013
The five thriller novels by American author Patricia (STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, THE PRICE OF SALT) Highsmith (d. 1995) that have the amoral but sympathetic Thomas Ripley as their hero.

These books are: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955), Ripley Under Ground (1970), Ripley's Game (1974), The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980) and Ripley Under Water (1991). It is alleged that Ms. Highsmith coined the self-effacing and jocular term "Ripliad" herself, although when an anthology of the first three of these novels was published by Everyman's Library in 1998, critics used the term "Ripliad" to refer to those specific three. (In 2011 the Folio Society of London brought out its own three-volume boxed set of exactly the same novels.) However, the first boxed set of all five Ripley novels did not appear until 2008 (THE COMPLETE RIPLEY NOVELS); to them, the term "Ripliad" also applies.
"The one box set I would love Folio Society to put out would be the complete Ripliad by Patricia Highsmith. Probably my favourite author of all time..."

(from blog librarything.com)
by al-in-chgo November 27, 2011
Male slang for sexual intercourse, where "wick" (as in candle-wick) is symbolic for penis, and "dipped" or "dip" symbolizes the in-and-out motion of sexual intercourse.
example of wick dipped, get my:

Anxious Sergeant, holding phone: "I have to tell him where the Captain is. Where's the Captain?"

Corporal: "The Captain's getting his wick dipped."

Sergeant, on phone: "Sir, the Captain is getting his wick dipped."

(slight paraphrase from movie THREE KINGS.)
by al-in-chgo June 16, 2011
Narcissistic self-reference that an online contributor can use to signify that he or she has reached the hundredth-post marker of Urban Dictionary submissions.

(A compound of CENTenary (or CENTennial number) + senSATION. ;)

-- "That's it! U.D. published submission Number One Hundred of mine!" -- "You've reached your centenary on that count. Now you've become a centsation in your own mind, haven't you?"
by al-in-chgo June 23, 2010
The human posterior, especially the anus, usually male. Originates from homosexual prison slang of the 1930's - 1960's, in which "junk" is the frontal male genitalia and "candy" the reverse.... A bottom's candy, sexually, is where the top wants to put his junk.

Never mind the big junk, he's candy all the way.
by al-in-chgo June 02, 2010
"Pre-ejaculatory fluid" is the clnical medical way to say what most of us call "pre-cum" or "precum": the usually clear and viscous liquid seceted by the Cowper's Gland (a tiny gland inside the male's genito-urinary works) that precedes actual orgasm and ejaculation of semen ("cum").

The amount secreted as pre-ejaculatory fluid varies from nothing or next-to-nothing to a great amount. See basketball player.
The most popular brand of condom-safe sexual lubricant mimics very well the clearness, thickness (viscosity), slipperiness and slight stickiness of pre-ejaculatory fluid.
by al-in-chgo May 30, 2010

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