Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Meaning: The set of jokes known to a person.
Pronunciation: Jo-cab-yoo-lary.
Usage: I have an ant-sized jokecabulary.
Root: Joke + Vocabulary.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Meaning: A childhood friend.
Pronunciation: Ka-buddy
Usage: Vinod Kambli was Sachin Tendulkar's kabuddy.
Root: Kabaddi (an Indian game everyone plays during childhood) + buddy.


Meaning: descriptive of something that lies between micro- and macro-
Pronunciation: my-crow
Usage: Maicro-economic effects are rarely taken into account.
Root: obvious


Meaning: destruction of social and economic fabric of a society due to caste-based politics.
Pronunciation: ho-lo-kaast
Usage: India is at the brink of a holocaste.
Root: from the Holocaust

Monday, May 29, 2006


Meaning: A fetish for white skin
Pronunciation: white +skin+ philia
Usage: Whiteskinophilia is a common disorder among Indians.
Root: obvious


Meaning: The ability to blend well in a given circumstance
Pronunciation: Obvious.
Usage: Blendability is one of the major soft skills or so my HR guy keeps saying.
Root: Blend + ability

Sunday, May 28, 2006


Meaning: Fraudulent usage of banked stem cells.
Related Coinage: Stembezzlement.
Pronunciation: Obvious.
Usage: Stembezzlement will be a common crime in the next century.
Root: Embezzling stem cells stored with a stem cell bank.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Showcus Pocus

Meaning: A highly publicised illusion.
Pronunciation: Show-cus-poke-cus.
Usage: David Blaine is very much a showcus pocus man.
Root: Show + Hocus Pocus.


Meaning: The place where good kisses are cooked up
Pronunciation: Kis-shen
Usage: Jay must have worked at a kisshen earlier.
Root: Kitchen giving way to Kissen


Meaning: What dead coffee addicts are carried away in
Pronunciation: Pretty simple, ain't it?
Usage: Chandru deserves his coffeen, truly.
Root: Coffee + Coffin

Thursday, May 25, 2006


Meaning: One who religiously keeps writing letters to the editor.
Pronunciation: Chit-tee-zen
Usage: Senior chittizens are typically the grouchy retired types.
Root: Chitti (Hindi word for letter) + Citizen.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Meaning: Mocking historical events or personalities.
Pronunciation: Ithy-ha-sya.
Usage: Mel Brooks was a great practitioner of itihaasya.
Root: Itihaas (Hindi for history) + Haasya (Hindi for humour).

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Meaning: A bluetooth device that fails to network.
Pronunciation: Flew-tooth.
Usage: I am still looking for some takers for my flutooth handset on ebay.
Root: Blue Tooth (generic term for wireless networking device) down with Flu.


Meaning: Anything that makes your BP (Blood Pressure) soar.
Pronunciation: Fret-ri-mental.
Usage: Watching India lose to West Indies at 4 am in the morning can be truly fretrimental.
Root: Fret (irritation/anger) + Detrimental (harmful).


Meaning: Boosting self-importance by acting busy.
Pronunciation: Bizzy-yo-therapy.
Usage: Busyotherapy can do wonders for your ego.
Root: Busy + Physiotherapy.

Monday, May 22, 2006


Meaning: New year anxieties.
Pronunciation: Obvious.
Usage: New year bashes are a nice way of drowning your janworries.
Root: January + Worries.

Sunday, May 21, 2006


Meaning: A marriage that is pre-occupied with fending off blows from the spouse
Pronunciation: As in marriage
Usage: I wish you a happy parriage
Root: Parried + Marriage

Saturday, May 20, 2006


Meaning: Divine demon.
Pronunciation: Ru-dh-raak-shasaa.
Usage: Sometimes to alter the course of mankind, the forces above send a rudrakshasa.
Root: Rudra (Form of Shiva) + Rakshasa (Demon).


Meaning: The art of tempting with words.
Pronunciation: Same as seduction.
Usage: Copywriting is all about sayduction.
Root: Say + Seduction.


Meaning: Childish quirks.
Pronunciation: Kid-deo-sink-rasi.
Usage: Snatch the remote from a man to discover his kidiosyncrasies.
Root: Kid + Ideosyncrasy.


Meaning: Constipated.
Pronunciation: Stuck-ass-stick.
Usage: Boss sported a stuckasstic look as he read out the no-raises-for-this-year communique.
Root: From stuck ass.

Thursday, May 18, 2006


Meaning: A statement of relief or joy made by detractors of the dead.
Pronunciation: Yippie-taf.
Usage: George Dubya Bush is ready with his yippietaph for Osama but the trouble is Bin Laden ain't dead yet.
Root: Yippie (An expression of joy) + Epitaph.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Meaning: Blundering, clumsy paratroopers
Pronunciation: Para-Blue-purse
Usage: That bunch of idiots are parabloopers!
Root: Paratroopers + Blooper


Meaning: Very weak, toned down questions
Pronunciation: Wot-ery
Usage: That journo's questions were very whatery
Root: What + Watery


Meaning: A day in which everything that can go wrong, does.
Pronunciation: As is
Usage: Monday was a total folliday
Root: Folly + Day


Meaning: Mangling an existing digital image with photoshop filters and creating an altogether new abstract image.
Pronunciation: Dis-tart.
Usage: Even a person with no art sense can become a distartist.
Root: Distortion + Art.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Meaning: Distorting and twisting ragas beyond recognition.
Pronunciation: Ra-ga-ble.
Usage: You don't have to ragarble medlodies to produce remixes.
Root: Raga + Garble.

Sunday, May 14, 2006


Meaning: A wireless device.
Pronunciation: Rhymes with apparatus.
Usage: In the future, it may be compulsory for you to carry your wapparatus wherever you go.
Root: WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) + Apparatus.

Saturday, May 13, 2006


Meaning : Someone who doesn't believe that man evolved from apes
Usage : Most apeists, by intelligent design, are not atheists.
Pronunication : Ape + ist
Root : Ape + Atheist
Note : word already exists in urban dictionary but has a different meaning than the one i propose here

Friday, May 12, 2006


Meaning: A girl who flips for shy guys.
Pronunciation: Shy-white.
Usage: 60% of the chicks in my campus were shyvites.
Root: The phonetic equivalent of the Hindu word Shaivite (one who worships Shiva).


Meaning: One who loves to have the last word.
Pronunciation: Obvious.
Usage: Two exwhyzeds can never end a conversation, even if they wish to.
Root: Exwhyzed is a word coined with the last three letters of the english alphabet. In a way, it's symbolic of the last word. Also X,Y & Z are often used to denote people.


Meaning: Wealth deficency. Key symptom is an alarmingly low bank balance.
Pronunciation: Rhymes with anaemia.
Usage: No woman will touch a dhanemic man.
Root: Dhan (Hindi for wealth) + Anaemia.

Thursday, May 11, 2006


Meaning: Bullet-proof vest. Also a metaphor for an impenetrable shield.
Pronunciation: Kev-lar-mur.
Usage: We need to a develop a kevlarmour to protect ourselves from bio-terrorism.
Root: Kevlar is a synthetic material that's 5 times stronger than steel. They say it's bullet resistant. So Kevlar + Armour is an impenetrable shield.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Meaning: A prison for slaves or bonded labourers.
Pronunciation: Slay-we-ya-ree.
Usage: Most BPOs are run like slaviaries.
Root: An aviary (bird cage) for slaves.

Monday, May 08, 2006


Meaning: One who falls asleep while reading books.
Pronunciation: Bib-lee-yo-so-mmm-niac.
Usage: The splendidly written NCERT text books made me a bibliosomniac.
Root: Biblio (greek for book) + Somniac (sleepy type).
Related Coinage: Bibliosomnia - The phenomenon of falling asleep while reading books.

Sunday, May 07, 2006


Meaning: Pompously promiscuous.
Pronunciation: Vam-boy-unt.
Usage: You're whamboyant if you brag about your sexcapades.
Root: Wham (bang) + Flamboyant.

Saturday, May 06, 2006


Meaning: Surf a city using google earth.
Pronunciation: Map-po-google.
Usage: Tourists of the future will mapogoogle a place before they visit it.
Root: Map (study topography) + Google (scan)

Friday, May 05, 2006


Meaning: Solver of family disputes.
Pronunciation: Rhymes with ombudsman.
Usage: The senior most member of joint families often get to play homebudsman.
Root: Home + Ombudsman.


Meaning: A proposal that's gathering dust.
Pronunciation: Obvious.
Meaning: The desalination idea has been planguishing for some time now.
Root: Plan + Languish.


Meaning: A high flier who keeps to himself.
Pronunciation: al-lufthansa.
Usage: Akshaye Khanna has this reputation of being an aloofthansa.
Root: Aloof + Lufthansa (synonymous with high fliers).

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Meaning: An undependable person with a mercurial temperament.
Pronunciation: Obvious.
Usage: Alcoholics & dopppsies are very grresponsible.
Root: Grr + Irresponsible.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Meaning : Arguments about decisions regarding places
Usage : My roommate and I have whereguments about where to eat dinner
Pronunciation : where + gyoo+ ment
Root : where + argument

Monday, May 01, 2006


Meaning: Names coined to label couples using the port manteau funda. As in Brangelina for Brad Pitt and Angelina.
Pronunciation: Port-maan-toos.
Usage: Beniffer is the most popular portmantwo, till date.
Root: Port Manteau (Words formed by fusing two words) + Two (Couple).


Meaning: Slowing things down.
Pronunciation: Lax-sil-la-ray-shun.
Usage: Jacques Kallis is a great exponent of laxeleration. He always manages to bring down the run rate of South Africa.
Root: Lax (to delay) + Acceleration.