What does the eggplant emoji really mean? Fubar dating to be military slang originally. The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD.
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete? Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones. What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet? What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name? This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary? People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it? See more synonyms on Thesaurus. The house showed nothing of its former magnificence. The sound faded to nothing. Money is nothing when you’re without health.
Nothing from nine leaves nine. It was nothing like that. Nothing dismayed, he repeated his question. She was stuck in a nothing job. They had gone to a great deal of expense for nothing. Dinner was finished in nothing flat.
He could make nothing of the complicated directions. We could see nothing but fog. We drove through the town but there seemed to be nothing doing. She was used to nothing less than the best.
He thinks nothing of lying to conceal his incompetence. Groucho funnier than having this Margaret Dumont around not understanding the jokes. Meaning “insignificant thing” is from c. As an adverb from c. As an adjective from 1961. The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD.
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