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2 definitions by civil_discussion

 
1.
Hairpiece, weave, false hair (aka: pony or horse hair because it's usu straight and long like a horse' mane)

not meant in any particular derogatory manner

somewhat archaic term used by african american women (like my mother and grandmother)
Let me take off this fall before Patricia washes my hair
by civil_discussion March 18, 2004
 
2.
The first word to the intro sentence to which every high school and college paper begins.

Also, the first word to the intro sentence that makes English teachers (and every other type of teacher) toss out a collective groan of agony.

Additional social aspect of the word:
One example of the unoriginal and collectively sub-par way in which students go about serious thought and research in our schools. And one of the signs that our educational system needs some revamping.
“Webster’s Ninth international dictionary defines :any ass word here: as…”

Also:

If I see another paper that begins, “Webster’s Ninth international dictionary defines :any ass word here: as…” I’m going to shove No Child Left Behind up GWB’s A**!
by civil_discussion March 29, 2004