Verboticism: Nudgwink

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DEFINITION: n., A person who finds potentially sexual meanings in every conversation, and who always tries to "cleverly" point it out, by putting ordinary words or phrases into a sexual context. v., To be habitually and annoyingly addicted to sexual innuendo.

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈnʊdʒˌwɪŋk/ The first vowel is the short "oo" sound (ʊ) as in "book" or "put", not the long "oo" sound (u) in "boot" or "boob" and not the short "u" sound (ʌ) in "butt" or "buck".

Sentence: He was such a nudgwink that he couldn't pass any coupling of two even vaguely round objects without making boobie jokes. Melons, hills, buildings, even the Os in the Google logo were fair game to him. When he finally told us that he was gay, nobody was surprised.

Etymology: nudg(e) + wink, from the "Candid Photography" sketch in the episode "How to Recognize Different Types of Trees From Quite a Long Way Away" of the television show "Monty Python's Flying Circus". Reminiscent of Yiddish "nudnik" - a persistently dull pest.

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Comments: Nudgwink

silveryaspen - 2008-02-12: 11:56:00
Very original etymology and verboticism! Even more original is your pronunciation ... Did you boobytrap our tongues? (again I'm very red faced and roaring with laughter). Great sentence, too!

Banky - 2008-02-12: 12:17:00
Oh, wicked. Wicked. You're wicked. Eh? Know what I mean. Know what I mean? Nudge nudge. Know what I mean? Nudge nudge. Nudge nudge. Say no more! Say no more squire! (Good word!)

Jabberwocky - 2008-02-12: 12:33:00
love the Monty Python tribute