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arn, verb
To press the wrinkles out of fabric. Used in the mountain area of Eastern Tennessee.
I need to get back in the house arn the clothes.
Added on March 27, 2017 by Anonymous

hankering, noun /hank-er-ing/
A want or desire that just won't let you go.
He had a hankering to learn to fly.
Added on August 24, 2016 by Anonymous

snit, noun
Bad mood.
She was not such a snit, she didn't even say hello.
Added on June 30, 2016 by Jillian B

lindy hop, noun
A dance style that was developed around the 1920's to the 1930's that was designed for jazz music and is akin to swing dance.
We danced the Lindy Hop all night at the jazz club.
Added on April 24, 2014 by Turner Slaughter

gee wiz
An exclamation or expression representing shock, amazement, or downright awesome.
Gee wiz Billy, you sure make me one sure smitten kitten.
Added on March 7, 2014 by Anonymous

gams, noun /gams/
A person's legs, usually an attractive woman's.
Oi, would you take a gander at that doll's gams.
Added on September 16, 2013 by Joe

kick the bucket, phrase
To die.
That old smuck finally kicked the bucket.
Added on August 16, 2013 by Anonymous

jack-wagon, noun
A term for an person you do not care for. Someone who acts in an undesirable manner.
That jack-wagon just cut me off!
Added on January 14, 2013 by Brent

pick your brain
To run something past someone in hopes they have a solution to your problem.
Let's meet over dinner tonight so I can pick your brain on a new business idea.
Added on December 12, 2012 by danielslaughter

billfold, noun
An accessory which hold your money. A wallet.
Let me check my billfold for my money and license.
Added on December 5, 2012 by Trista Witherspoon

jockey box, noun
The compartment in your car in which you typically put your registration - similar to the "glove compartment."
I keep my insurance in my jockey box.
Added on December 5, 2012 by Trista Witherspoon

lollygag, verb
To waste time or procrastinate.
Typically the children lollygag when its time to leave for the dentist office.
Added on September 21, 2012 by Megan Sweeney

make water, phrase
The need or action to use the restroom with the intent of urinating; to pee.
Would you please excuse me for a moment to make water.
Added on August 10, 2012 by danielslaughter

golden, adjective /ˈgōldən/
To refer to something as grand, superb, or otherwise awesome.
I'd say my day has been just golden.
Added on July 18, 2012 by danielslaughter

lock the barn door after the horse is gone, phrase
To fix something, or be more careful, after what you are trying to avaiod has already happened.
Bob: "After all the theft from the boys' locker room at the public school they finally decided to install padlocks." Greg: "Kind of locking the barn door after the horse is gone isn't it?"
Added on June 8, 2012 by Brent

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