Elder Dictionary

Elderly Terms, Meanings and Definitions


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bet my bottom dollar, phrase

An expression stating something you would absolutely do, or not do at all, depending on its context.
I wouldn't bet my bottom dollar with her being home on time. At least not with that lad around.

Added on June 22, 2011 by danielslaughter

bet the farm on it, phrase

The unadvised act of putting all your assets into one idea, concept, or goal for something you cannot afford to loose.
I wouldn't bet the farm on it the customer will purchase your products from that dime store.

Added on August 31, 2011 by danielslaughter

blockhead, adjective

A stupid person.
Jimmy was born a blockhead and always will be one.

Added on May 8, 2011 by danielslaughter

blouse, noun

A woman's shirt.
The girl made sure not to spill on her blouse before Sunday brunch with the new suitor.

Added on May 11, 2011 by danielslaughter

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

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

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

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

coin purse, noun

A tiny decorative bag which carries metal coins in a women's purse. Yes, it is like a mini purse you keep inside of your giant purse. Quite often the opening of a coin purse was made of a metal clasp to keep your precious copper secured.
I would love a copy of that news paper young lad. Allow me to get out my coin purse for a couple coppers.

Added on September 29, 2011 by danielslaughter

copper, noun


A penny. A form of currency. The name comes from the original material in which the United States' penny, smallest financial denominator, was made from.
This brand spanking new bicycle only set me back two coppers.

Added on May 11, 2011 by danielslaughter

copse, noun

A small to medium forest dense with vegetation and limited view.
Quickly Harriet, we need to hide from your father in this copse so he cannot find us together.

Added on May 8, 2011 by danielslaughter



To romantically be involved with someone outside of marriage with the intention to someday marry.
Sally and George have been courting for so long they're pretty much wed as it is.

Added on May 10, 2011 by danielslaughter