33 definitions by smendler

an origami "fortune-teller" device made out of paper - a favorite among girls around 6th grade or so, but popular with all ages and genders.

To make a cootie-catcher, fold a paper square to form four "pyramids". The player opens and closes the pyramids with their index fingers and thumb, revealing different things (usually numbers or colors) on the inside surfaces.

The person who is having their "fortune" told chooses once, twice, or three times, and then the paper is unfolded to reveal a "fortune"
Jessica: "Wanna play cootie catcher? It'll tell you who your boyfriend is!"

Suzie: "Okay!"

Jessica: "Pick a number."

Suzie: "Okay- um - 4. Now - Red. Now 6. (unfolds cootie catcher message) Eeuuwww - I do NOT like Timmy Jones! Yuck!"
by smendler December 10, 2009

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(from the French "sirop de poteau") What Quebecers and others call imitation "breakfast syrups" like Mrs. Buttersworth or Log Cabin - suggesting that they are made by tapping dead telephone poles rather than real maple trees.
"Oh man, she made me pancakes in the morning, right? But all she had to put on them was some disgusting pole syrup!"
by smendler February 06, 2012

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Economically challenged citizens who support conservative causes, despite the fact that doing so is against their economic self-interest.
"Didja see all those conserfs at their 9/12 march?"
by smendler September 22, 2009

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The ecstatic rush of adrenaline and testosterone experienced by warmongers, militarists, and belligerists at the beginning of a long-anticipated armed conflict.
"If Israel attacks Iran, John Bolton will have such a wargasm that his head might explode."
by smendler July 29, 2009

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An intelligent person who is not only well-versed in his/her subject, but is also graced with an ability to make that subject come to life for others who may not have as much knowledge. A Sagan knows how to evoke childlike wonder and awe, while not taking himself/herself too seriously. Humanisitic, warmhearted, optimistic, and unpretentious. Not just a sage - a Sagan.
"That Neil DeGrasse Tyson - what an excellent example of a Sagan!"

"Yeah, David Suzuki too!"
by smendler May 21, 2013

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An alpha male who is also an asshole.
"Our new manager started today - first thing he did was lay down new rules about coffee breaks. What an alpha-hole!"
by smendler February 25, 2012

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"Well, my masturbation pay came in, so yeah, we can go get some fries."
by smendler April 21, 2010

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