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v. To incorrectly pronounce one's own name, often in an embarrassing way.

etym. Named after Colin Powell, fmr. US Secretary of State, who would often pronounce his name as 'colon', the same as the word for one's lower bowel.
I often powell my name since it's foreign and people can't say its true pronunciation.
by RehabbedMacAddict June 15, 2006
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n. The response given to any request for information concerning the location of a place, object or event regardless of the true geographic position.

John: Where can I find the closest bookstore?
Jane: On Powell.

Mike: I don't remember where I left my phone. Have you seen it?
Mark: Ya, I remember seeing it near Powell. You should go look there.

by Shmoobits August 06, 2008
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In reference to someone who is snotty and ill-mannered, with poor dress ethic and a slight speech impediment.
"Dude, do you see what she's wearing?"
"Yeah, she looks so Powell."

"He spit on the waiter instead of tipping him."
"God, he's so Powell."

"I'm not sure if that was english..."
"He's got a lisp, man."
"...Powell..."
by anarchist49 December 18, 2009
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When your teacher does absolutely nothing, and let's you spend your period doing whatever the fuck you want
Yo I'm so glad she pulled a Powell today.
by ASSWRECKERxxx September 07, 2016
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