Other fabulous additions:
af·flu·en·za • n. a psychological malaise supposedly affecting wealthy young people, symptoms of which include a lack of motivation, feelings of guilt, and a sense of isolation.And so on.
ORIGIN: 1970s: blend of affluent and influenza.
ge·net·ic pol·lu·tion • n. the spread of altered genes from genetically engineered organisms to other, nonengineered organisms, especially by cross-pollination.
per·ma·temp • another term for permalancer.
ORIGIN: a blend of permanent and temporary.
sec·ond·hand speech • n. conversation on a cellular phone that is overheard by people nearby: I was alternately amused and annoyed by the secondhand speech in the waiting room.
start·er mar·riage • n. a short-lived first marriage between young people that produces no offspring.
sym·pa·thet·ic smok·er • n. a person who smokes only in the company of another smoker