Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Definition: Glom

There was some controversy this Friday when I used the word "glom" in a sentence. I've taken it upon myself to define it for everybody.

glom: (verb) 1. to hold onto something for an unwaranted or what is percieved as an unwaranted period of time; 2. to assert ownership something for which you have no actual right
see also: glomming: the act of holding onto something for an unwaranted amount of time
glommed: to have held on to something for an unwaranted amount of time
"I let him use it once but he started to glom it, now I'll never let him play with my Playschool Segway ever again."

2 Comments:

Blogger Terrence said...

glom Audio pronunciation of "glom" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (glm) Slang
v. glommed, glom·ming, gloms
v. tr.

1. To steal.
2. To seize; grab.
3. To look or stare at.


v. intr.

To seize upon or latch onto something: “The country has glommed onto the spectacle of a wizard showman turning the tables on his inquisitors” (Mary McGrory).


n.

A glimpse; a look.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Tim Duffy said...

Smarty pants.

2:47 PM  

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