noun - a large, complicated word, often containing several syllables. The words usually have a complicated meanings, but sometimes are just used in place of shorter words to make the speaker sound more intelligent.
Entymology: Apparently, way back in the days of the 1960s, a game show known as "Password" had a celebrity giving word association clues to a contestant in order for them to say a certain word. After winning the main game, the contestants moved on to the "Speed Round" in which contestants were give 30 seconds to guess 4 difficult words, each being worth $50 in value. The fourth word was usually long or difficult. Since if you got all of them right you got $200, that last one before winning became the "$200 word".
John: I was masticating my delectables while staring into my girlfriend's troubled face. I asked her what was wrong, and she said, "Nothing". Even though I knew this was a fabrication, the look of versimilitude on her face told me otherwise.
Jack: Stop using those $200 words! You could of easily said you were eating dinner and your girlfriend was lying about something!
A word used by pretentious douchebags on internet forums in a vain attempt to cover up the fact they just don't like something, and can't give an intelligent reason as to why not.
It may also be used by students writing critical papers in English Literature classes for much the same purpose, with the double bonus in the hope that dropping a big Latin-based word will get them a higher mark.
I noticed my buddy dropped "verisimilitude" in the opening paragraph, and didn't mention realism (or the appearance thereof) anywhere else. I told him you have to explain what this big word means, or your prof's gonna take off a ton of points.
A word used to make yourself sound smart. This usually bites you in the ass, however, and you sound like a dumbass trying to sound smart.
Guy 1: "So, I auscultated that you luxuriate in mudkips."
Guy 2: "HOLY SHIT MAN, BIG WORDS!"
-entire universe collapses into itself and both die-
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an educated or "big" word in place of a more common one used so one can try to appear smarter than they really are
Foo: I ventured to the marketplace and purchased many consumer goods.
Dirty: Foo all u did was go to tha damn sto and buy sum shit, that all u had to say...quit usin them $200 dollar words!!
a shameful chapter in the history of Western civilization. About 1000 years ago Muslim rulers ruled the Holy Land and even tho they permitted Christian and Jewish pilgrims to visit there ("people of the book"), they couldn't completely eliminate the danger of bands of roving robber bandits that scoured the Middle East. This, along with the drive of religious fanaticism and the desire to snag the trade in spices from the Orient (the Arabic merchants acted as middle men in the trade traffic) were excuses to "liberate" the Holy Land. In fact, the Crusader armies raped, pillaged, plundered and killed many innocent people, including Jews and even other Christian people. At one point, they attacked the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire. These so-called "holy wars", which spanned about 200 years, were an embarassment for Christianit...more...
Twix is a slang quantitative word meaning £200. Coming from the fact that biscuit is monetry slang for £100, twix can be used to double up this value.
Tricky: Why is Mitch called Twix?
James: It's 'cos he said he'd suck off a man for £200.
Tricky: Oh right, like a biscuit, only theres two of them...
Beyond both owning and pwning. I believe some rapper started the "izz" thing, but pizzown has evolved into a common word.
NOT to be confused with Pizza Hut's P'Zone
I just dominated 200,000 players, and never got hit ONCE! I pizzown!