Word of the day

The term QUOCKERWODGER, although referring to a wooden toy figure which jerks its limbs about when pulled by a string, has been supplemented with a political meaning. A pseudo-politician, one whose strings of action are pulled by somebody else, is now often termed a QUOCKERWODGER.

  • adonize - verb tr.: To make more attractive; to spruce up.
  • bogart - verb tr.: 1. To hog or to take more than the fair share of something. 2. To bully, act tough, or to be belligerent.
  • molochize - verb tr.: To sacrifice.
  • napoleonize - verb tr.: 1. To occupy or govern in a domineering or aggressive manner. 2. To aggrandize oneself.
  • hooverize - verb tr., intr.: To be sparing in the use of something, especially food.