COLLOQ


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COLLOQColloquial
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For decades I had displayed that naive and, frankly, not so hot (colloq.) essay in a frame on the wall of my study to chasten me and to hearten others who might pause to read it.
Binh: On weakly symmetric and weakly projective symmetric Riemannian manifolds, Colloq. Math.
colloq. humorous an instance or short period of forgetfulness or confusion, such as might be experienced by an elderly person.
In 1976, the sixth edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary came out and in it for the first time the tag - (derog., colloq) was added to the two definitions, denoting that while the word might have been used in these ways in the past, and still is to this day, it isn't the formal meaning and is also used in a negative sense towards Jews and therefore derogatory.
Ademas, se indica una variante de la expresion entre parentesis [pull (or draw) a person's leg] y se acompana de la etiqueta de registro colloq. Desde la entrada del verbo pull se remite a la entrada del sustantivo leg.
But it dates back to at least the mid-19th century and has made it into the Oxford English Dictionary: "F.H.B., family hold back (a colloq. intimation to the members of a family that their guests have first claim on the course or helping about to be served)," with an example from 1911: "She murmured to such of the family as were within earshot the mystic formula, 'F.H.B.!'"
Colloq. Free Boundary Problems, Montreal, 1990, 127-135 (Longman: Harlow.)
(3) SNOOT (n) (highly colloq) is this reviewer's nuclear family's nickname a clef for a really extreme usage fanatic, the sort of person whose idea of Sunday fun is to look for mistakes in Satire's column's prose itself.