Elder Dictionary

Elderly Terms, Meanings and Definitions


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gallivant, verb


Go around from one place to another in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment (implies slight ostentation).
She ran out of cash whilst gallivanting around the globe and had to be an au pair in Denmark for a stretch.

Added on May 10, 2011 by Ken Clinkenbeard

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

garments, noun

Garments, also known as under garments, are any type of underwear typically worn by women.

Added on May 8, 2011 by danielslaughter

gee whiskers willy, phrase

A synonym to common day phrases such as "wow," "that's great," and "that just blew my mind."
Boy gee whiskers willy, that Red Ryder sure looks grand!

Added on May 8, 2011 by John S.

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


Taking caution in your actions without causing much haste.

Added on May 8, 2011 by danielslaughter



A nonsensical statement of language.

Added on July 8, 2021 by danielslaughter

going steady

A mutual agreement in dating someone without the intent of dating someone else.
Hillary and George are officially going steady according to the chatter in the study hall.

Added on May 8, 2011 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

good place to start a restaurant, phrase

A phrase which is said while in an existing restaurant where the service and/or food is not of the liking. Often said to let everyone else know of their distaste and need for a proper restaurant in the same location.
This Applebees establishment is sure a good place to start a restaurant.

Added on May 8, 2011 by danielslaughter

greatest thing since sliced bread

A title given to someone or something for being an up and coming invention that is better than the invention of store bought pre-sliced bread.
The invention of the automatic transmission was the greatest thing since sliced bread I've ever seen.

Added on May 8, 2011 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

handsome woman, phrase

/hand-some woe-man/

Often used kindly to express the beauty of a woman, just like we would nowadays with a man, without directly implying she's beautiful.
I've always found Hillary to be a handsome woman.

Added on May 10, 2011 by danielslaughter

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

hanky panky, phrase

To mess around inappropriately (in a sexual way) against the will of parents.
I dated her 'cause I knew she would do the hanky panky in the back o' my daddy's Buick.

Added on July 9, 2011 by Turner