Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Funny Glossary D

Dabble, daddy-longlegs, dado, daffodil, dag (dried dung on sheeps rear), daguerreotype (photograph on chemically treated silver), dainty, daintily, daiquiri, Dalai Lama, put a damper on, dandle (move a child on one’s knees), damsel, dandruff, dander, dangle, dangly, dapper, daredevil, dash, dastardly (wicked and cowardly), dasyure (small marsupial) data, datum, data capture, dative, date, de- , deacon, deadbeat, dead reconing (method of establishing one’s position using distance and direction travelled), dawdle, dazzle, debacle, debasement, debateable, debauch, debauchery, debonair, debrief, debunk, decagon, decahedron, Decalogue (10 Commandments), decanter, decapitate, decency, decibel, decimate, decoct (extract the essence of by boiling), decoction, decoder, decoration, decoy, decrease, decree, decrepit (weakened or worn out by age or long use, decry, deducible, deduct, default, defrock, deft, dekko, delectable, delectation, Delphi, delphinium, delude, deluge, de luxe, demented, demi, demise, demobilize, demote, den, denim, dental floss, dependency, deplete, depopulate, deport, desicrate, desiccate (remove water from), desperado, destroyer, detail, detect, detergent, deuterinium, devil, devote, diabolical, dibble (small hand tool used to make hole in ground for seeds), diarrhoea, dice with death, dicky, dickies, diction, dictum, diddle (swindle), didgeridoo, dig, digging, dug, digger, digit, digital, dignity, dike, dildo, dilettantism, dilettanti, dill, dilly, dimple, ding, ding dong, dinghy, dingo, dinkum, dinosaur, dipthong, dipper, diprotodont (marsupial), dipsomaniac, diptych, dirge, disarray, disavowel, disk, disciple, disco, discus, dish, dish up, dislodge, dismantle, dispatch, dispatch rider, disrobe, distaff side (female side of the family), distort, ditch, dither, ditto, ditty, divine, divining rod, divulse, dixie, dizzy, docket, dodder, doddery (moving unsteadily), dodecagon, dodecahedron, dodo, doff, dogfish, dojo, dollop, dolomite, dolphinarium, donga (steep sided gully created by soil erosion), donkey, donkey jacket, doodle, dorba (stupid, inept), doubly, double agent, double whammy, dove, doxology (short hymn of praise to God), drabber, discombobulate, defenestrate, doze, dragon, dragoon, drake, dram (small amount of strong alcoholic drink), drastic, dribble, droop, droopy, drizzle, dromedary (camel with a single hump), droplet, drone, drongo, dropsy, drubbing, druid, duck, duckling, ductile, dungong (whale like mammal of tropical waters), dugout, dumdum (soft nosed bullet that expands on impact and causes serious wounds), down in the dumps, dumpling, dunderhead (slow witted person), dungarees, dungeon, duodenum, dwarf, dwarfs, dwarves, dwell, dweller, dwindle, dynamite, dynamo

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