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max

[maks] /mæks/ Slang.
noun
1.
adjective
2.
adverb
3.
Verb phrases
4.
max out,
  1. to reach a point at which no more improvement, profit, or benefit can occur; level off:
    In her last job she maxed out at $25,000 a year.
  2. to reach the limit of one's capacity, endurance, etc.:
    The sales department has maxed out and needs more personnel to call on new clients.
Idioms
5.
to the max, to the greatest or furthest degree; totally:
That book is disgusting to the max.
Origin of max
by shortening

Max

[maks] /mæks/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Maximilian.

MAX

Trademark.
1.
Cinemax: a cable television channel.

max.

1.

Roach

[rohch] /roʊtʃ/
noun
1.
Maxwell ("Max") born 1924, U.S. jazz drummer and bandleader.
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max

/mæks/
noun (informal)
1.
the most significant, highest, furthest, or greatest thing
2.
to the max, to the ultimate extent
See also max out

max.

abbreviation
1.
maximum

roach1

/rəʊtʃ/
noun (pl) roaches, roach
1.
a European freshwater cyprinid food fish, Rutilus rutilus, having a deep compressed body and reddish ventral and tail fins
2.
any of various similar fishes
Word Origin
C14: from Old French roche, of obscure origin

roach2

/rəʊtʃ/
noun
1.
short for cockroach
2.
(slang) the butt of a cannabis cigarette

roach3

/rəʊtʃ/
noun (nautical)
1.
the amount by which the leech of a fore-and-aft sail projects beyond an imaginary straight line between the clew and the head
2.
the curve at the foot of a square sail
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin

Roach

/rəʊtʃ/
noun
1.
Hal, full name Harald Eugene Roach. 1892–1992, US film producer, whose company produced numerous comedy films in the 1920s and 1930s, including those featuring Harold Lloyd and Laurel and Hardy
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Word Origin and History for max
v.

"to reach the maximum level," by 1986, colloquial, from maximize or related words. Related: Maxed; maxing.

roach

n.

shortened form of cockroach, 1837, on mistaken notion that it was a compound. In contemporary writing said to be from a polite desire to avoid the sexual connotation in the first syllable. Meaning "butt of a marijuana cigarette" is first recorded 1938, perhaps from resemblance to the insect, but perhaps a different word entirely.

small freshwater fish, c.1200, from Old French roche (13c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Germanic source. Applied to similar-looking fish in North America.

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Slang definitions & phrases for max

max

adverb

At the most; at the highest limit: I do three cars a week, max (1970s+)

verb

To win; do the very best (1950s+ College students)

Related Terms

to the max

[fr maximum ''the highest possible grade,'' found by 1851]


roach

noun
  1. A police officer (1932+ Prison & black)
  2. A racehorse, esp an inferior one; beetle (1940s+ Horse racing)
  3. The stub or butt of a marijuana cigarette: He lighted the toke again, a roach now that he impaled on a thin wire (1938+ Narcotics)
  4. An unattractive woman (1960s+ Students)

[narcotics sense perhaps fr earlier roach mane, a horse's mane clipped very short and tied; perhaps fr the insect]


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Related Abbreviations for max

max

maximum

MAX

Cinemax

max.

maximum
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