Elder Dictionary

Elderly Terms, Meanings and Definitions


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BM, verb

Short for bowel movement
I haven't had a good BM for days.

Added on January 6, 2012 by Anonymous

Bob's your uncle, phrase

A way of exclaiming "and there you have it."
If in need of a calming beverage, boil hot water, add a slice of lemon, and Bob's your uncle.

Added on May 10, 2011 by Susan K.

bobblehead, adjective

Someone who is overly ditzy to the point of not knowing what’s going on around them.
Stop being a bobblehead and get back to work.

Added on May 8, 2011 by danielslaughter

boner, noun


A stupid mistake.
Did you see Jerry try to put the moves on Marlene? By golly, that guy sure made a huge boner!

Added on May 18, 2011 by Nick N

boon, noun


A person, place, or thing which is beneficial.
The straps they are putting on shoes nowadays are the boon.

Added on February 22, 2012 by danielslaughter

brand spanking new, phrase

An expression meaning the item in which the individual is referring to is new.
I'll have you know this pair of trousers is brand spanking new.

Added on May 11, 2011 by danielslaughter

brooch, noun


A large, often overwhelming, pin worn on blouses by classy women to show off wealth or knowledge for ugly artifacts.
That woman's beetle brooch is hogwash.

Added on May 26, 2011 by danielslaughter

bunk, noun


Something which has no meaning or purpose; nonsense.
I'm going to level with you here for a second. Your mother's peach cobbler, even with the dollop of sugary goo, is bunk.

Added on August 18, 2011 by danielslaughter

button your lip, phrase

What a parent would say to their child when he or she started to talk back to them.
You better button your lip before I have to shut it for you.

Added on May 11, 2011 by Bob P.

by golly, phrase

/by goll-lee/

A phrase typically used to to express unbeknownst discovery or excitement for something.
By golly Max, you sure did a great job fetching that ball and bringing it back to me; didn't you pup?

Added on May 12, 2011 by Anonymous

candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker, phrase

A statement saying that alcohol is potent.

Added on July 9, 2011 by Turner

cat's meow, phrase

Describing something or someone you think is close to perfection.
Wow, she is the cat's meow.

Added on May 11, 2011 by Bob P.

chap, noun

A young man who is on the verge of maturity.
I bet that chap's old-man is sure proud of him.

Added on May 11, 2011 by danielslaughter

clean your clock, phrase

To slap someone silly to put some sense into them.
If you don't start picking up your messes, mister, I am going to clean your clock.

Added on June 28, 2011 by Ken Clinkenbeard

clear as mud, phrase

Said post explanation, typically as a question, to recognize the instructions just presented are confusing.
You'll need to turn right at the big rock, drive for about 3-5 miles, and then stop in front of the 8th big red barn. Clear as mud?

Added on June 24, 2011 by danielslaughter