Elder Dictionary

Elderly Terms, Meanings and Definitions


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johnny cakes, noun

Simple corn bread made from corn meal and often served with honey and/or butter for toppings. This particular type of elderly delicacy is often served as a desert or along side soups such as chili.
I'm looking forward to the Johnny cakes ma' made us.

Added on May 8, 2011 by danielslaughter

kick the bucket, phrase

To die.
That old smuck finally kicked the bucket.

Added on August 16, 2013 by Anonymous

kicking, adverb

Someone who's still alive.
I may be old, but I'm still kicking.

Added on May 8, 2011 by danielslaughter

knuckle sandwich, noun

Your fist. Usually used in a threatening manner.
If you don't shut up and sit down me and my boys will give you a knuckle sandwich.

Added on July 8, 2021 by Anonymous

lad, noun

A young male.
My son Bobby sure is a fine lad. He helped me chop down that old maple tree.

Added on May 13, 2011 by Nick N

lavatory, noun

A place where you release your bowels and freshen up. Commonly today referred to as a restroom or bathroom.
My old-man has been in the lavatory so long I hope he's still kicking.

Added on May 11, 2011 by danielslaughter

level with you, phrase

To relate to or compromise logically to someone else; or to gain even grounds with negotiations.
I will level with you lad. There's no way you are going to the drive-in with that floozie. Why not take that handsome woman Penelope instead?

Added on September 8, 2011 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

lickety-split, adjective

/lick-eh-dee spa-lit/

Fast, hastily, quick.
The homework was easy. I got it done lickety-split.

Added on May 11, 2011 by Anonymous

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

linens, noun

White or lightly colored sheets typically used to sleep on.
A life without linens isn't a life worth living.

Added on May 8, 2011 by danielslaughter

little bugger

An insult to a child or youth for being a pest.
"You little buggers, I'll get you" the old man shouted at the truck full of young men as they hastily drove away.

Added on May 8, 2011 by danielslaughter

little shit

Someone, typically younger, who is not behaving to social norms. A smuck.
Why you little shit; get off my lawn!

Added on July 14, 2021 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

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