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Transitive verb, alternative spelling (inf.): "hoover hand"

When a hand, instead of resting on individuals side, upper arm or shoulder, magically hovers above said persons limb or other part of body when performing an embracing manner or gesture, signalling insecurity in the person doing the hand hover.

The infamous hover hand is, when seen, often put in practice by humans of the male gender with unfavourable appearances and lack of confidence, while posing for a photograph with female or females with favourable to very favourable appearance characteristics, in particular around the models on fairs and expos utilized to market a product or phenomena.
"Jim was insecure around women, a wuss, often seen hover handing in photographs."

"Dude, let's go to comicon and see the unlaid nerds perform the hover hand on hotties dressed up as Nintendo-characters and other made up human and anthropomorphic depictions!"

"To hover or to hoover, that is not the appropriate question" - Sheikh Abdhull IV
by HannesFury January 23, 2011
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A Swedish word, pronounced feekah. It is when you eat e.g. a sweet cake, cookie or even regular sandwich, normally with some kind of beverage. Preferably coffee or tea, but any form of soda is commonly accepted!

This phenomenon is mostly popular amongst teenagers, but there's no doubt whatsoever that older OR younger people than teenagers can "fika". And there is nothing that hinders you from "fikaing" at home, with your home-made cookies or coffee! It's just that it's more common that younger people use the word "Fika", when they practice this in local coffee-shops and such. It's a way of getting together with friends, workmates, a date, etc, chatting in a relaxed kind of way

Another definition is simply just having coffee or tea, but this does not complete the picture of what "fika" can be.

The word is, as you may have figured out, a noun and adjective at the same time. Let me just show you how we use the word in the swedish language (but i use the english words to show what context it is in).

The following are the Swedish inflections partially integrated with english grammar, which I advice english speaking people to use in the English language!

Inflections entirely used with english grammar only distorts the word, and what actually sounds like.

It is not hard to learn these inflections, even if they are indifferent to real english grammar. Just fika regularly, you will learn pretty fast!
Would you like to take a Fika? f i* k a*
I "fikade" last friday! f i* k a* d e*
Have you ever "Fikat"? f i* k a* t
I am "fikaing"! f i* k a* i* n g

i* - (sp>ee<d)
a* - (>a<nother)
e* - (h>e<nce)
by HannesFury October 13, 2006
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