Elder Dictionary

Elderly Terms, Meanings and Definitions


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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


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

as the crow flies, phrase

The shortest distance between two points.
The building we can see off in the distance probably isn't as far away as the crow flies.

Added on May 16, 2012 by danielslaughter

straw that broke the camel's back, phrase

Usually an incident that is not the direct cause for an issue, but something which puts a person's, place's or thing's point of stress past the threshold of causing consequences.
It wasn't the lack of candy sales which caused the drive-in to close; those sales were just the straw that broke the camel's back.

Added on May 11, 2012 by danielslaughter

had a ball

To previously undergo excitement at an event.
Gregory and I had a ball last weekend at the drive-in. We even bought a popcorn to share!

Added on April 23, 2012 by danielslaughter

jarts, noun


An allias to YarDarts.

Added on April 17, 2012 by danielslaughter

yardarts, noun

/yar-d dar-ts/

A game commonly played by children and cocktail induced adults where colorful circles would be placed or drawn in the grass, and sharp dangerous dart like objects were thrusted at those circles in hopes to make it inside them for points. YarDarts have since been discontinued, in the classic fashion, due to their sharp dangerous components.
You should come over for our cocktail party this weekend, Jane. It'll be a gay old time as we'll be playing YarDarts until someone pokes an eye out.

Added on April 17, 2012 by danielslaughter

lunch ticket, noun

An item which was used to indicate rather or not a child attending school had received their lunch for the day. More traditionally used to describe an item of worth which could be exchanged in a bet.
That's great and all, but I wouldn't bet my lunch ticket on it.

Added on March 29, 2012 by danielslaughter

rome wasn't built in a day, phrase

An expression implying you cannot get to the end result right away; you have to build up to it.
Dan, you can't go from sitting at a desk all the time to standing all the time; Rome wasn't built in a day.

Added on March 1, 2012 by Brent

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

all dolled up, phrase

To be appropriately dressed in such a way that you're ready for the evening ahead of you. Typically to be glamorous.
Missy was all dolled up for the evening with her blouse and brooch, while Theodore had only his every-day slacks at hand.

Added on February 21, 2012 by danielslaughter