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  1. used to form adjectives Having the quality indicated: comfy/ creepy/ swanky
  2. used to form nouns
  3. Diminutive, affectionate, or familiar versions of what is indicated: auntie/ cubby/ thingy/ tootsie/ folksy
  4. Coming from the place or background indicated: Arky/ Okie/ Yalie
  5. A person of the sort indicated: weirdie/ hippy/ sharpy

sidewinder 1


  1. A wide, looping blow with the fist; roundhouse (1840+)
  2. A tree that does not fall where it was intended to (1940s+ Loggers)

[both senses literally from a winding at or to a side, and the second sense probably influenced by sidewinder 2]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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