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171 definitions by al-in-chgo

A man's mustache.
"The model Jeff York has some of the nicest lip fur I've ever seen."

"Yeah, John Stossel's is pretty great, too."

by al-in-chgo March 13, 2010
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Literary slang for "came" (or "cummed")," or "had orgasm." The anti-hero in Anthony Burgess' dystopian novel, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (played by Malcolm McDowell in the movie) 'broke and spattered' at the end of intercourse.
"So I was doing my girlfriend, and I had been humping away for about half an hour -- "

"Dude, you have great discipline. I would have broke and spattered after five minutes!"

by al-in-chgo March 12, 2010
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An athletic supporter, such as a jockstrap or a plastic cup, that protects the male genitals ("junk") against impact or injury.
"That football hit me right in the crotch! If not for my junk armor I'd be singing soprano now."

by al-in-chgo March 08, 2010
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Abbreviation for "also known as," useful when defining terms that are known under two or more names:

Shortwave radio, a/k/a World Band radio; or

Taiwan a/k/a Formosa.

Also pseudonyms vis-a-vis given names:

Victoria Beckham a/k/a Victoria Adams and Posh Spice.

A simplified use has more recently emerged: simply to type the letters. omitting the slashes (a/k/a "virgules") in between -- it is rare that anyone would confuse "aka" with a word called something like "akk-uh" and "aka" is easier to type:

David Johansen aka Buster Poindexter.

Reginald Dwight aka Elton John.

But both spellings are currently in use:

Do you have any biographical information about writer George Orwell, a/k/a (or aka) Eric Blair?

Although an abbreviation, note that no period is required.

from a Wanted poster: Wanted: Johnny Breeze, a/k/a John Brahms, a/k/a John Briscoe, a/k/a John Buchanan . . .

(contributor's note: not a real person).
by al-in-chgo March 05, 2010
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Franticky is a combination of FRANTIC + PANICKY. It describes a situation in which a person is in a desperate hurry to do something, escape from a situation, etc., but whose efforts don't work because the panicked nature of his/her mood makes focus and resolve impossible.
"June, the phone bill is right here under your nose. You'd have found if if you hadn't been blindly riffling through the papers, all franticky."
by al-in-chgo March 05, 2010
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Typesetter's name for a "regular" (pre-computer-era) slash mark (/) that associates related terms. On computer QWERTY keyboards, commonly found to the right of the key for a period. The virgule key + shift indicates a question mark.
Here's one use of the virgule: Most of the audience found the play racy/dirty, not just racy.
by al-in-chgo March 03, 2010
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It means act like a man, but in a non-sexist way. It is not meant to be chauvinistic or disparage other groups. Similar phrases would be "be a man," "be a mensch," "be a stand-up guy" or "wake up and accept responsibility for your actions."
Judge Marilyn Milian on THE PEOPLE'S COURT occasionally uses the term "man up" in the way described above, somewhat like an earlier TV instruction of hers to "butch up your act" but not so gay-identified. She has been provoked to the "man up" remark when confronted with such clueless men as the biological father who claimed he 'wanted to be a daddy' when he in fact had not visited his son nor contributed to his support, and the man who consistently maintained he had put only a scratch on plaintiff's car when in fact all the witnesses confirmed and all the photographic evidence showed that he had done considerable damage. It would be absurd for Judge Milian to order a woman to "man up" but she has other, analogous remarks, to make to similarly witless or hypocritical women.
by al-in-chgo February 19, 2010
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