14 definitions by Rex Cavendish

1. A "peace-at-any-price" person.
2. One who makes any and all concessions necessary to keep the situation copesetic, pleasant, and non-confrontational in the short term without regard to the long term consequences.
Someone who can't say no to anyone, even if the other person isn't necessarily argumentative or contrary.
by Rex Cavendish February 9, 2005
Any "seeker sensitive" church that seeks to draw in new members by focusing more on entertainment of the members, rather than transforming their lives. Similar to megachurch but much more derogratory, the McChurch features un-challenging milktoast theology for the masses, a music team that resembles a corporate band more than a committed team of talented church members, and sanitized "christian" versions of cafe's, fitness centers, and food courts so as to further line the church's pockets and insulate the members from the outside world. Such churches generally cater to caucasian, middle class, suburban families who are able to drive for miles to the nearly rural locations of these 4 acre campuses.
Geez, have you been to that new McChurch up on freeway yet? I've never seen more FUV's and PT Cruisers since that last Jimmy Buffett concert.
by Rex Cavendish December 11, 2006
A brass wind instrument that can be best be described as the marriage of the French Horn and Euphonium. It produces a sound so lofty and aristocratic, that it sounds quantifiably holier that its counterparts in the brass wind instrument family.

For the true effect of this instrument to be unfurled to the audience in full regalia, the player is recommended to periodically dart a derisive sidelong glare with arched eyebrow at the other non-sanctiphoniums in the orchestra to achieve the desired effect.
One by one, after only 3 minutes into the Bach piece, all of the players in the chamber ensemble save for the lone Sanctiphonium got up in a huff and left in mid movement, leaving the lone woodwind to wallow happily in it's own self-satisfaction.
by Rex Cavendish June 22, 2009
Similar to tract housing, Bedroom Community, and suburb. A suburb for whom any possibility of individual character or personality has been rampantly homogonized by unregulated commercialism; as the 'Mc' prefix would denote. Residential "units" are within 3 ft. of eachother. Retail strip centers lack independent businesses of any kind, primarily big box, high volume stores. Cultural enrichment opportunities such as venues for the performing arts and museums are nowhere to be found as they are not as monetarily profitable of use of the land they occupy as retail or residential would be.
We must be in a McBurb, honey. Haven't seen an independently owned retailer for miles, and everything looks the same.
by Rex Cavendish February 22, 2006
A prefix placed in front of a noun to connote an inherent attribute of either malaise, homogenization, gratuitous commercialism, mediocrity, or any combination thereof. In other words, add Mc to any noun to give it a tincture of everything the McDonalds empire has given to (or taken away from) the landscape of American culture.
by Rex Cavendish November 2, 2005
A man who goes to great lengths to avoid risk, embarassment, or exposure. i.e., if the belt should break, the suspenders will keep his pants on. Not quite paranoid, but on his way there. Can also be said of a man with something to hide. (or less than something as the case may be)
Lars, a real belt-and-suspenders man, saves every single email he sends and receives and archives them to CD, claiming "you just can't be too careful".
by Rex Cavendish February 9, 2005
An adult male who still posesses psychological traits of a child. Traits include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- whining
- pettyness
- trying to pass the blame for their own underdeveloped judgement
- not "stepping up to the plate" when it's their role to.
- secretly still finds 3rd grade bathroom humor amusing.
- is able to connect with his children, but only as another child, not as a father.
- not to mention an overall insecurity in who he is as a man, from which similar traits sprout.

The manchild, if married, is often found married to Type A women (usually firstborn or only child in their own family) who reluctantly yet aptly take up the slack for the aforementioned manchild.

This manchild will often attempt to augment their lack and/or compete with peers with material posessions such as:
- Harley Davidson Softtail with $30 do-rag
- Hummer H2 or similar oversized fossil-fuel guzzling behemoth
- 6 seat felt poker table with matching humidor
- The very latest electronic gadgets (digital camera, GPS handheld, etc.) to impress peers with.
These examples reflect some of the psychological traits mentioned above, and some that aren't:

Ray from "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Doug from "King of Queens"
Dad from "Malcolm in the Middle"
George Costanza from "Seinfeld"
Al from "Married with Children"
by Rex Cavendish May 19, 2005