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Used to point out or emphasise silence. (Well, not precisely silence, since chirping crickets make sound. But you get it.)

The idea is that you can only hear crickets when there are no other sounds, such as conversation or laughter. Often used to denote the awkward pause after a bad joke.
Joe: What's the sound of two drums and a cymbal falling over a cliff?
Ted: *tiredly* I don't know, Joe. What is the sound of two drums and a cymbal falling over a cliff?
Joe: baDUM-ksh!

*crickets chirp*

Joe: ...Oh, come on. That was funny.
by Lady Chevalier May 23, 2005
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Fredagsmys is pretty much the most holy tradition of Sweden. The word origins from two words; β€œfredag” and β€œmys”, which roughly translates to Friday and cozy. Every Friday, all Swedes drive by the supermarket to buy ingredients for taco, soda and chips. Then, they all sit down in their sofas with their families or friends and watch telly. Usually, the parents fall asleep after a few glasses of wine or beer while the kids stuff themselves with chips until they have a stomach ache.
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Now it's the end of the week; it is time for fredagsmys!
by popsicle power June 19, 2011
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This is wat u say when a joke obviously isnt funny and u want the other person to kno it
tard: HEY WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?
you: *sigh*
tard: TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE!
you: *crickets chirp*
by el waldo November 30, 2006
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