Top Definition
An unwritten law dictating that if a food or other consumable item is dropped onto the floor, it may be picked up up and eaten within five seconds. The reasoning behind this is that dirt and germs take six seconds to transfer from one surface to another.
"Oops, dropped my popsicle. Five second rule!"
(Proceeds to pick up dirty-ass rocket pop and suck the lint off of it)
by Hablacraja July 10, 2004
The window time a hot female has to make her point before a guy shifts his attention to her rack.
Hot Girl:I just read this book on feminist movement and realized how poorly men have treated women over the past century.

Hot Girl:Hey! Are you listening to me!

Guy:Oh! I'm sorry babe 5 second rule.
by Midorisan May 09, 2012
An informal notion that food dropped onto the ground is still edible if retrieved within a five second time frame. Variations exist; 30-second rule, 2-minute rule, et cetera.
Damn, that was the last potato chip. Oh well, 5 second rule in effect, right?
by kinsmed July 10, 2004
if you drop a piece of food on the ground (most likely, something that you've taken a long time to prepare, at a time of crisis right before this needs to be served, or after a long day), you have 5 seconds to pick it up and it will be fine. While it still has germs, these 3 words just may give you peace of mind.
Crap! I just dropped the souffle I've been working on for 3 hours! And Jackie is getting here in 5 minutes! *picks it up* 5 second rule will have to do I guess.
by Meg July 10, 2004
A rule that states a penis can touch anything for up to five seconds before the object is considered molested.
Husband: (poking dick against cosmetic mirror)
Husband: Look honey! It's kissing its reflection.
Wife: Urg! Stop molesting my mirror!
Husband: I'm not. 5-second rule! See. Smooch, one second. Smooch, one second. Smooch, one second...
Wife: (leaves to buy a new mirror)
by Happy Jam July 28, 2011
an excuse to eat food off the floor.
Eric: *walking along, sees a piece of candy on the ground* NOM

Jason: Dude...

Eric: 5 SECOND RULE
by she who eats food off the floo March 11, 2011
how long food can touch the ground before germs get to it
i wasnt going to eat this M&M but i just dropped it, 5 second rule!
by zoey July 10, 2004
When stuff you are eating falls on the floor, you have two options. You can pick it up and eat it, or you can throw it out. The five second rule is used when what ever falls is tasty, but you dont want to gross out your friends by eating something dirty. The five second rule, when imposed (usually along with a quick rinse or blow off) makes what ever you still want to eat socially acceptable to eat and void of all dirtyness. The 5 second rule may be be changed to the 10 second rule, the 15 second rul, or the "i have no clue how long its been there" rule.
guy one: dude, you just dropped your good tasting stuff
guy two: aww crap, butter move fast to make the five second rule. This stuff sure isnt good enough for a ten-er or a 15-er.
by Taynton July 09, 2004

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