Time, once again (though it has been a while), for New words to live by. This is a word or phrase not currently in use in the U.S. English lexicon, but might need to be considered. Other words, such as obsurd, crumpify, subsus, flib, congressed, tantrumony, and others, can be found by clicking on the tags below. Today’s New Word is created by taking two nouns and creating a new word. In this instance, the new word does not borrow from the names of the old words, but from their definitions. Without further waiting here is the new word: slug monkey.
Slug, n. Any one of various snaillike gastropods having no shell or only a rudimentary one. It feeds off plants and is often a pest to garden crops, often leaving a viscus trail.
v. Chiefly journalism. To furnish copy, article, story, with a slug.
Monkey, n. Any mammal of the order Primates, including guenons, langurs, capuchins, and macaques, but excluding humans and the anthropoid apes.
v. Informal. To play or trifle; sometimes to fool or screw up as in monkey with.
Slug monkey, n. A sycophant, spokesperson, or follower repeating or defending the illogical ramblings, stupid pomposity, or uttered and written lies of a leader.
v. The act of uttering or repeating the illogical ramblings, stupid pomposity, or uttered and written lies.
Used in a sentence: Noun. The US Senator is nothing more than a slug monkey for the President.
Verb. The press conference was a chance for the President to slug monkey his position.
Most recent new word: clustrophobia.