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A quality or attitude indicative of the desire to document one's lack of culpability for foreseeable negative outcomes.

Derived from the acronym CYA, which stands for "Cover Your Ass" -- common parlance in the American workplace, used when warning co-workers to protect themselves with adequate, blame-deflecting documentation.
Joe is thankful to the Legal department for refining his skills at inserting stealth qualifiers (such as: "can," "may" and "helps to ... ") to enhance the CYA-ishness of his written materials.
by Robert-not-Rob July 20, 2009

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one's lack of culpability for foreseeable negative outcomes.

Derived from the acronym CYA, which stands for "Cover Your Ass" -- common parlance in the American workplace, used when warning co-workers to protect themselves with adequate, blame-deflecting documentation.
Joe is thankful to the Legal department for refining his skills at inserting stealth qualifiers (such as: "can," "may" and "helps to ...") to enhance the CYA-ishness of his written materials.
by Robert-not-Rob July 20, 2009

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The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

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The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Soft and offensive. Just like you.

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The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Smooth, soft, slim fit American Apparel shirt. Custom printed. 100% fine jersey cotton, except for heather grey (90% cotton).

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