1. An applicant lacking even basic job skills
2. Someone supremely un-self-aware or lacking any relative sense of what he/she does or doesn't know.
HR sent me another Palin for the marketing manager job.

by drstone September 15, 2008
n.

1. Pejorative term that refers to an incompetent, impractical, irrelevant or incapable person who has been appointed to a position of great importance.

2. A person who holds authority disproportionate to his or her requisite ethics and qualifications. Derived from John McCain's controversial 2008 Vice Presidential pick, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
John was recently made principal, but everybody thinks he's a Palin who can't do the job.

My new boss is such a Palin - he took my deserved place because the CEO is his personal friend.
by scimitar313 September 01, 2008
(v) to abandon one's principles for short term gain
Tom, a devout vegan, palined when he consumed a happy meal solely to obtain the collectible toy it contained.
by halfmiler September 11, 2008
adjective used to describe a person underqualified for a given task. Also used to denote an idiot, or small-town redneck.
"I know I'm a little palin, but I really want this job."

"Ma'am unfortunately we are looking for an applicant who is less palin."

"Have you seen that cashier at the gas station? The one with missing teeth and the trucker hat? Hes SO palin!"
by The Pirate Queen September 14, 2008
To lie pointlessly and repeatedly. Also: to knowingly claim you were on the side of the issue you weren't.
"I said, 'Thanks but no thanks,' to Congress for the Bridge to Nowhere," Gov. Palin palined.
by NeoSapien September 08, 2008
comes from Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin meaning completely unprepared and nonsensical.
Q: Yo did you see what that girl was wearing last night at the club?
A: You mean that topless one with footie pajamas? That shit was too Palin for my tastes.
by Charlie Ninja Turtle September 15, 2008
an obvious lie; to tell an obvious lie
Don't palin me, you're not six feet tall! You're a midget!
by douggold September 08, 2008

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