Groutfit

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Groutfit  n. (neologism, slang) An outfit made out of entirely gray clothing.  Etymology: This is a blend of the words gray and outfit. The first Urban Dictionary entry for “groutfit” was posted on February 22, 2009 so the blend was probably created around this time. The Oxford English Dictionary does not have an entry for […]

Sexchange

sadler

Sexchange n. (slang) The convenience store located in the basement of the Sadler Center at the College of William and Mary. The Sexchange accepts William and Mary dining dollars and is therefore, frequented by students. Etymology: The official name of the convenience store is the Student Exchange. “Sexchange” is a blend of those two words […]

Intersectionality

intersectionality

Intersectionality. n.(neologism) The concept that all forms of discrimination (racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, etc.) are connected ideas and therefore, must be studied as such. Etymology: The term “intersectionality theory” was first coined in an essay by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. In her work she specifically discussed the idea of “black feminism.” According to the Oxford English […]

Improv

improv

Improv. n. (slang). A theatrical, musical or dance performance that does not use a pre-decided script. v. (neologism) The act of performing improv. Etymology: A clipping of the word “improvisation.” The word “improvisation” was borrowed from the french word “improviser” which came from the latin word “improvisus” meaning “unforeseen.” Sociolectal information: Used by both performers […]

EDM

edm music

EDM. n. (neosense) A genre of music that uses electronic sounds as opposed to instruments. It is generally played at nightclubs or raves. Etymology: Initialism for Electronic Dance Music. Sociolectal Information. The initialism was coined by the music industry in the early 2010s. The term generally continues to be used by the music industry and younger generations. It […]