Elder Dictionary

Elderly Terms, Meanings and Definitions


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ugly stick, noun

1. A device, which when used for hitting, causes someone to become permanently ugly.; 2. A device used as a way to explain why someone is ugly.
Susie ain't got nothing on you, darling; she was beat with an ugly stick.

Added on July 8, 2021 by Anonymous



A nonsensical statement of language.

Added on July 8, 2021 by danielslaughter


A term given to someone who did, or often does, stupid things.
Henry can be such a dipstick.

Added on July 7, 2021 by Anonymous

with bells on

To act with enthusiasm.
I'll be at the sock hop with bells on!

Added on July 7, 2021 by danielslaughter

lexicon, noun


A whirlpool of words that define a certain geography of words or phrases.
As a space pioneer, my lexicon will include words that are both loving and leaving.

Added on July 7, 2021 by Eric Johnson

pedal pushers, noun


Women's crop pants or capri pants.
Pauline purchased a pair of pink pedal pushers.

Added on July 1, 2019 by Anonymous

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


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


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