signifying

  • 1 signifying — ☆ signifying [sig′nə fī΄iŋ ] n. Slang verbal play, esp. as engaged in by urban African Americans, involving boastful taunts, witty insults, indirect threats, etc …

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  • 2 Signifying — Signifyin (slang) is an African American rhetorical device featuring indirect communication or persuasion and the creating of new meanings for old words and signs. Signifying, in this sense, includes repetition and difference, implication and… …

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  • 3 Signifying — Signify Sig ni*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Signified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Signifying}.] [F. signifier, L. significare; signum a sign + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Sign}, n., and { fy}.] 1. To show by a sign; to communicate by any conventional… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 signifying — noun Date: 1959 a good natured needling or goading especially among urban blacks by means of indirect gibes and clever often preposterous put downs; also dozens …

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  • 5 signifying — /sig neuh fuy ing/, n. sounding1 (def. 4) [1955 60; SIGNIFY + ING1] * * * …

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  • 6 signifying — adj. representative, indicative; expressive; meaningful sig·ni·fy || sɪgnɪfaɪ v. represent, indicate; communicate, express, convey; have importance, have significance …

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  • 7 signifying — sig·ni·fy·ing …

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  • 8 signifying — sig•ni•fy•ing [[t]ˈsɪg nəˌfaɪ ɪŋ[/t]] n. a game or playful confrontation, as playing the dozens, in which witty insults are exchanged • Etymology: 1955–60 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 9 signifying — ˈsignə̇ˌfīiŋ noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of signify : a good natured needling or goading especially among urban blacks by means of indirect gibes and clever often preposterous put downs ; also : dozens herein …

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  • 10 Signifying Rapper — Infobox Song Name = Signifying Rapper Cover Caption = Type = Song Artist = Schoolly D Album = Smoke Some Kill Published = Released = 1988 track no = Recorded = 1988 Genre = Hip hop, Gangsta rap Length = Writer = Composer = Label = Jive Records… …

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  • 11 signifying chain — noun An interlocking system of signifiers …

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  • 12 The Signifying Monkey — is a character of African American folklore that derives from the trickster figure of Yoruba mythology, Esu Elegbara. This character was transported with Africans to the Americas under the names of Exu, Echu Elegua, Papa Legba, and Papa Le Bas.… …

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  • 13 metal — Signifying approval or happiness That chick Molly is metal …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 14 metal — Signifying approval or happiness That chick Molly is metal …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 15 Paris arts faculty (The): Siger of Brabant, Boethius of Dacia, Radulphus Brito — The Paris arts faculty: Siger of Brabant, Boethius of Dacia, Radulphus Brito Sten Ebbesen Throughout the thirteenth century Paris overshadowed all other universities in the arts as in theology. This chapter will deal almost exclusively with Paris …

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  • 16 Trickster — For other uses, see Trickster (disambiguation). The trickster figure Reynard the Fox as depicted in an 1869 children s book by Michel Rodange. In mythology, and in the study of folklore and religion, a trickster is a god, goddess, spirit …

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  • 17 Book of Abraham — For other meanings of this name, see Book of Abraham (disambiguation). A portion of the papyri considered by some to be source of the Book of Abraham. The difference between Egyptologists translation and Joseph Smith s interpretations have caused …

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  • 18 Graph of desire — The graph of desire is a conceptual tool from the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan.HistoryLacan devised numerous quasi mathematical diagrams to represent the structure of the unconscious and its points of contact with empirical and mental… …

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  • 19 Smokey Joe — „Smokey“ Joe Baugh (* 25. Juli 1932 in Helena, Arkansas, als Joseph E. Baugh; † 19. November 1999 in Monterey, Kalifornien) war ein US amerikanischer Country und Rockabilly Musiker sowie Pianist. Baugh stellt eine eher unbekannte Figur der… …

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  • 20 Smokey Joe Baugh — „Smokey“ Joe Baugh (* 25. Juli 1932 in Helena, Arkansas, als Joseph E. Baugh; † 19. November 1999 in Monterey, Kalifornien) war ein US amerikanischer Country und Rockabilly Musiker sowie Pianist. Baugh stellt eine eher unbekannte Figur der… …

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