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ADMASS = ADvertisement + MASS ADVERTORIAL = ADVERTisement + editORIAL AGITPROP = AGITation + PROPaganda ALKOXY = ALKyl + OXYgen ALNICO = alloy containing ALuminium, NIckel and CObalt AMTRAC = AMphibious TRACtor AMTRACK = AMphibious TRACKed vehicle (same thing as AMTRAC) AMU = Atomic Mass Unit APYRASE = Adenosine PYRophosphate + -ASE ASDIC = Allied (or anti) Submarine Detection Investigation Committee ATHODYD = Aero- + THermODYnamic Duct AVGAS = AViation GASoline AVIGATOR = AVIation + naviGATOR AVIONICS = AVIation electrONICS AWOL = Absent WithOut Leave AZON = AZimuth ONly BALLUTE = BALLoon + parachUTE BEEFALO = BEEF + buffALO BEVATRON = BeV (Billion Electron Volt) + synchroTRON BINIT = BINary + digIT BIOPIC = BIOgraphical PICture (movie) BOATEL = BOAt + hoTEL BOHUNK = BOhemian + HUN(K)garian BORAL = BORon carbide + ALuminum BRUNCH = BReakfast + lUNCH BUMF = BUM Fodder BUMPH = variant of BUMF BUPPIE = Black + yUPPIE CALPAIN = CALmodulin + paPAIN CALUTRON = CALifornia University cycloTRON CAMCORDER = CAMera + reCORDER CARBARYL = CARBAmate + aRYL CARJACK = CAR + hiJACK CATALO = CATtle + buffALO CATTALO = CATTle + buffALO CERAMAL = CERAMic ALloy CERMET = CERamic + METal CHORTLE = CHuckLE + snORT CHRISMON = CHRIStus MONogramma (Late Latin for "Christ monogram") CHUNNEL = CHannel + tUNNEL CIPHONY = CIpher + telePHONY COCKAPOO = COCKer spaniel + POOdle COCOMAT = COCOnut + MAT CODEC = COder + DECoder COMSYMP = COMmunist SYMPathizer CONELRAD = CONtrol of ELectronic RADiation CONTRAIL = CONdensation + TRAIL COYDOG = hybrid between COYote and wild DOG CREMAINS = CREmated + reMAINS CULTIVAR = CULTIvated VARiety CUSEC = CUbic foot per SECond CYBORG = CYBernetic ORGanism CYBRARIAN = CYBer + libRARIAN DEEJAY = Disc Jockey DIGERATI = DIGital + litERATI DIGOXIN = DIGitalis + tOXIN DRAMEDY = DRAma + coMEDY DURALUMIN = DURus (Latin for "hard") + ALUMINum EBONICS = EBOny + phoNICS EBOOK = Electronic + BOOK ECONOBOX = ECONOmical BOX (= car) ECOTAGE = ECOlogical + saboTAGE ELECTRET = ELECTRicity + magnET ELEVON = ELEVator + ailerON ELHI = ELementary (school) + HIgh (school) ELINT = ELectronic INTeligence gathering EMAIL = Electronic MAIL EMCEE = Master of Ceremonies EMOTICON = EMOTion + ICON EXCIMER = EXCited + diMER FANFIC = FAN FICtion FANTABULOUS = FANTastic + fABULOUS FANZINE = FAN + magaZINE FEDEX = FEDeral EXpress FEMINAZI = FEMInist + NAZI FERBAM = FERric dimethyldithiocarBAMate FIDO = Freaks, Irregulars, Defects, Oddities FLAK = FLiegerAbwehrKanonen (German for "flier" + "defense" + "cannons") FLEXTIME = FLEXible + TIME (also: FLEXITIME) FLIR = Forward Looking InfraRed FLOATEL = FLOAt + hoTEL FUBAR = Fucked (or Fouled :-)) Up Beyond All Recognition GALUMPH = GALlop + triUMPH GASELIER = GASlight + chandELIER (also: GASALIER and GASOLIER) GAYDAR = GAY + raDAR GESTAPO = GEheime STAatsPOlizei (German for "secret state police") GLITTERATI = GLITTer + litERATI GOMER = Get Out of My Emergency Room GOX = Gaseous OXygen GUESSTIMATE = GUESs + eSTIMATE GYRENE = GI (altered spelling) + maRINE HAZMAT = HAZardous MATerial HELILIFT = HELIcopter LIFT HELIPAD = HELIcopter PAD HELIPORT = HELIcopter + airPORT HELISTOP = HELIcopter + STOP HUMVEE = High Mobility Multi-purpose wheeled Vehicle (hummer for short) IFF = IF and only iF INFOMERCIAL = INFOrmation + comMERCIAL JATO = Jet Assisted Take Off JAYGEE = Junior Grade (?) military officer JAYVEE = a Junior Varsity player JEEP = G. P. (for General Purpose) JEEPNEY = JEEP + jitNEY JUCO = JUnior COllege KAYO = Knock Out KBAR = KiloBAR KIDVID = KIDdie VIDeo KOLKHOZ = KOLlektivnoe KHOZyaistvo (Russian for "collective farm") KREEP = a lunar basalt high in Kalium, Rare Earth Elements and Phosphorus LACTAM = LACTone + AMide LAOGAI = LAOdong GAIzao (Chinese for "labor" + "reform") LASER = Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation LIBLAB = a supporter of a coalition of LIBeral and LABour groups LIDAR = LIght Detection And Ranging LIGER = male LIon + female tiGER LIMPSY = LIMP + flimSY (also: LIMPSEY) LINAC = LINear ACcelerator LINOCUT = LINOleum + CUT LINURON = LINdane + URea + -ON LORAN = LOng RAnge Navigation LOX = Liquid OXygen MAFIC = MAgnesium + FerrIC MAGALOG = MAGAzine + cataLOG MAGLEV = MAGnetic LEVitation MASCON = MASs CONcentration (under some lunar maria) MASER = Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation MASSCULT = MASS media CULTure MEDEVAC = MEDical EVACuation by helicopter MEDICAID = MEDICal AID (government healthcare system) MEDICARE = MEDICal + cARE MIDCULT = MIDdle class CULTure MINGY = Mean + stINGY MIPS = Million Instructions Per Second MODEM = MOdulator-DEModulator MOPED = MOtor + PEDal MOTEL = MOtor + hoTEL NAIRU = Non-Accelerating Inflation Rate of Unemployment NAVAID = NAVigational AID NAVAR = NAVigation using radAR NAVICERT = NAVIs (latin for ship) + CERTification NEGATRON = NEGAtive + elecTRON NETIZEN = interNET + citIZEN NEWSCAST = NEWS + broadCAST NICAD = NIckel + CADmium NITINOL = NIckel + TItanium + Naval Ordnance Laboratory NONCOM = NON-COMmissioned (officer) OCICAT = OCelot + CAT OFLAG = OFfiziersLAGer (German) OKAY = Oll Korrect (facetious alteration of "all correct") OVONIC = OVshinsky (U.S. inventor) + electrONIC PALIMONY = PAL + alIMONY PARADROP = PARAchute + DROP PARAKITE = PARAchute + KITE PARATHORMONE = PARATHyroid + hORMONE PARSEC = PARallax + SECond PEDALFER = PEDon (greek for ground) + ALuminium + FERrum PEDOCAL = PEDOn (greek for ground) + CALcium PEEKAPOO = PE(E)Kingese + POOdle (also: PEKEPOO) PHREAK = PHone + fREAK PHYSED = PHYSical EDucation PIBAL = PIlot BALloon PICLORAM = PIColinic acid + chLOR- + AMine PIXEL = PIX (picture) + ELement PLENCH = PLiers + wrENCH POMO = POst MOdern POSITRON = POSItive + elecTRON PRION = PROteinaceous + Infectious + -ON PROBIT = PROBability + unIT PROPJET = PROPeller + JET PSYOPS = PSYchological OPerationS PSYWAR = PSYchological WARfare QUANGO = QUAsi Non-Governmental Organization QUASAR = QUASi-stellAR QUBIT = QUantum + BIT QUBYTE = QUantum + BYTE RACON = RAdar + beaCON RADAR = RAdio Detection And Ranging RADOME = RADar + dOME RADWASTE = RADioactice WASTE RATO = Rocket Assisted Take Off RAWIN = RAdar based WINd measurement REDOX = REDuction + OXidation REPO = REPurchase Agreement RIF = Reduction In Force RIFLIP = Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism ROADEO = ROAd + roDEO RURBAN = RURal + urBAN SCUBA = Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus SECOBARBITAL = SECOnal + BARBITAL SECPAR = one SECond of PARallax SHAZAM = Solomon Hercules Atlas Zeus Achilles Mercury SHORAN = SHort RAnge Navigation SIAL = SIlicon + ALuminium SIMA = SIlicon + MAgnesium SINH = SINe Hyperbolic SITCOM = SITuation COMedy SKORT = SKirt + shORTs SKYJACK = SKY + hiJACK SLIMSY = SLIM + flimSY (also: SLIMPSY) SLURB = SLum + subURB SMAZE = SMoke + hAZE SMOG = SMoke + fOG SNAFU = Situation Normal All Fucked (or Fouled :-)) Up SOCA = SOul + CAlypso SOFAR = SOund Fixing And Ranging SOLIQUID = SOLid + lIQUID SOLUNAR = SOLar + LUNAR SONAR = SOund Navigation and Ranging SOVKHOZ = SOVetskoe KHOZyaistvo (Russian for "soviet farm") SPANSULE = (time) SPAN + capSULE SPLAKE = SPeckled trout + LAKE trout SPRADDLE = SPRawl + strADDLE SQUARK = Supersymmetric QUARK SQUIGGLE = SQUirm + wriGGLE STAGFLATION = STAGnation + inFLATION STALAG = STAmmLAGer (German) STOLPORT = Short TakeOff & Landing airPORT SYNCOM = SYNchronous COMmunications satellite SYNDET = SYNthetic DETergent SYNFUEL = SYNthetic FUEL SYNGAS = SYNthesis GAS (mixture of CO and H2 used in chemical synthesis) SYSOP = SYStems OPerator TANGELO = TANGerine + pomELO TANKINI = TANK top + bikINI TANNOY = TANtalum allOY TAXICAB = TAXImeter + CABriolet TELCO = TELephone COmpany TELECAST = TELEvision + broadCAST TELETHON = TELEvision + maraTHON TELEX = TELeprinter + EXchange TELNET = TELecommunication NETwork TEVATRON = TeV (Tera Electron Volt) + synchroTRON TIGLON = same as TIGON TIGON = male TIGer + female liON TOKAMAK = TOroidal'naya KAMera s AKsial'nym magnitnym polem (Russian for "toroidal chamber with an axial magnetic field") TOONIE = Two + lOONIE TRANSCEIVER = TRANSmitter + reCEIVER TRIPTANE = TRImethyl BuTANE (P substituted for B) TRISHAW = TRI- + rickSHAW TROFFER = TRough + cOFFER TWOONIE = TWo + lOONIE UTILIDOR = UTILity corrIDOR VARISTOR = VARiable resISTOR VEEJAY = Video Jockey VEEP = Vice President VEEPEE = Vice President VIDICON = VIDeo + ICONoscope VITAMIN = VITa + AMINe WAITRON = WAITer + -TRON WARFARIN = Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation + coumARIN WAVICLE = WAVe + partICLE WILCO = WILl COmply YAG = Yttrium Aluminium Garnet YIPPIE = Youth International Party + -IE YUP = Young Urban Professional (also: YUPPIE) YUPPIE = same as YUP ZEBRASS = ZEBRa + ASS ZINEB = ZINc Ethylene Bis-dithiocarbamateIf you find a word that deserves to be here, let me know. 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