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THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
This article is from:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_apocopations

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List of English apocopations

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

This is a list of common apocopations in the English language.

Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

ab 
abdominal muscle (slang)[1]
abcess (slang)[2]
abs 
abdominal muscles (slang)[3]
ad  
advantage (tennis)[4]
advertisement[5]
advert 
advertisement[6]
addy 
(email) address (UK)[citation needed]
admin 
administrator[7] :administration[8]
afish 
aficionado[citation needed]
ag 
agriculture (informal)[9]
aggro 
aggravation or aggression (UK slang)[10]
agit-prop 
agitational propaganda[11]
amp 
ampere[12]
amphetamine (as in "amped up")[citation needed]
amplifier[13]
amputation or amputee[14]
ampoule[15]
amplify[citation needed]
app 
application[16]
arco 
arcology[citation needed]
auto 
automobile[17]
automatic[18]
av or avvie (also avvy
avatar[citation needed]

B

b
bad (as in the phrase "my bad" meaning "my mistake" or "my apologies")[citation needed]
bennies
benzedrine (slang)[19]
benefits[20][21][22]
bi
bisexual (slang)[23]
bike
bicycle[24]
bio
biology
biography (informal)[25]
Birks
Birkenstocks
biz
business (informal)[26]
bod
body
bookie
bookmaker
bra
brassiere
bro
brother
bronc
bronco
bronto
brontosaur(us)
bud
buddy
budgie
budgerigar
bunk
bunkum

C

cab
cabriolet
cal
calorie
Cal or Cali
California
cam
camera
camouflage
camo
camouflage
Can
Canada or Canadian (in combining forms)
cap
captain
carbs
carbohydrates
chem
chemistry
chemo
chemotherapy
chimp
chimpanzee
cig
cigarette
civ
civilization
civvy or civie
civilian
civvies
civilian clothes (U.S. military slang)
clit
clitoris
coke
cocaine
Coke
Coca-Cola
com
command (military formation)
communication (especially in combinations)
combi or combo
combination
con
convict, confidence trick, convention
condo
condominium
congrats
congratulations
co-op
cooperative
corp
corporation
cred
credibility
crip
cripple
croc
crocodile
curio
curiosity
cyber
cybernetics (esp. in combinations)

D

decaf
decaffeinated
decal
decalcomania
deco
decoration
deets
details
defrag
defragment
deli
delicatessen
delish
delicious
Dem
Democrat
demo
demonstration
demolition
derm
dermatologist
dermatological
detox
detoxification
dicot
dicotyledon
dif (or diff)
difference
digi
digital
digi cabes
digital cable
dino
dinosaur
dis (or diss)
disrespect
disco
discotheque
doc
doctor
document (commonly a Microsoft Word document)
dorm
dormitory

E

ed
education
emo
emotional
ep
episode
ex
ex-(boyfriend, wife, etc)
exhibition
war exercise
exam
examination
exec
executive
expo
exposition

F

fab
fabulous
fan
fanatic
fed
federal
frag
fragmentation grenade, also verb: to kill with such a grenade.
frank
frankfurter

G

ganj
ganja
gas
gasoline
gat
Gatling gun
gig
gigabyte
glutes
gluteus maximus
go fig
go figure
gov
governor
government
grad
graduate (or graduation, as in grad night)
gym
gymnasium

H

hash
hashish
hep
hepatitis
hetero or het
heterosexual
hippo
hippopotamus
homo
homosexual
homogenized (milk)
hydro
hydroelectricity
hydrotherapy
hydrothermal
hype
hyperbole
hypo
hypodermic
hyper
hyperactive

I

Inc
Incorporated
inf
infinitely
info
information
infra dig
infra dignitatem (beneath one's dignity) (borrowed from Latin)
inti
intifada
intro
introduction
ipecac
ipecacuanha
Itey
Italian

J

Jap
Japanese (considered rude)

K

karaoke
kara-ookesutora (borrowed from Japanese)
kilo
kilogram
klepto
kleptomaniac

L

lab
laboratory
(cap.) Labrador retriever
lav
lavatory
legit
legitimate
les, lez or lesbo
lesbian
lib
liberal
liberation
(cap.) Libertarian
limo
limousine
lino
linoleum
lit
literature
lo-cal
low-calorie
log
logarithm

M

mac
macaroni
(cap.) Macintosh
McIntosh apple
mack
mackintosh
macro
macroinstruction
mag
magazine
magnet
magnification
magnesium alloy wheels
magnum
Mass
Massachusetts
maths (UK) or math (US)
mathematics
max
maximum
mayo
mayonnaise
med
medication
medic
(cap.) Mediterranean
meg
megabyte
meth
methamphetamine
Mex or Mexi
Mexican
mezc
mescaline
mike (or mic)
microphone
microgram
Minn
Minnesota
Miss
Mississippi
mod
moderator
modern
modification
modular
modulo operation
mono
mononucleosis
monaural
monochrome
monocot
monocotyledon

N

natch
naturally
negs
(photographic) negatives
neocon
neoconservative
nympho
nymphomaniac

O

ob-gyn
obstetrician-gynecologist
obstetrics-gynecology
op
optical art[27]
optical
operation
operator
opportunity
op-ed
"opposite the editorial (page)"
orang
orangutan

P

Paki
Pakistani (pejorative)
pants
pantaloons[28]
pec
pectoral muscle[29]
peeps
people (slang) [30]
Peke
Pekingese
Penn
Pennsylvania
perp
perpetrator (slang)[31]
perv
pervert[32]
photo
photograph (informal) [33]
photo op
photo(graphic) opportunity[34]
phys ed
physical education (informal)[35]
piano
pianoforte[36]
pic (plural pics or pix)
(motion) picture (slang)[37]
(photographic) picture (slang)[38]
pol
politician (informal)[39]
polio
poliomyelitis[40]
poly
polyester[41]
polyethylene[42]
polymer[43]
polytechnic[44]
po-mo
post-modern[45]
pop
popular (informal)[46]
porn or porno
pornography (slang)[47]
pram
perambulator, a baby carriage.
prefs
preferences
preg
pregnant
prelim
preliminary (examination)
prep
preparatory
pres or prez
president
pro
professional
prof
professor
prom
promenade
promo
promotion
prop
propaganda
propeller
proposition
psych
psychology
psycho
psychopath
pub
publication
public house
pullie
pullover
pulsar
pulsating
star
pyro
pyromaniac

Q

quad
quadrangle
quadruplet
quasar
quasi-stellar
quint
quintuplet

R

rad
radian
radiator
radical
(military) radio
radio
radiotelegraphy
Rasta
Rastafarian
Reb
Rebel (i.e. Confederate)
rec
recreation
recon
reconnaissance
ref
referee
reference
rehab
rehabilitation
rep
repetition
representative
(cap.) Republican
reputation
repo
repossession
res
reserve (Indian or military)
residence
resolution
rhino
rhinoceros
ruck
rucksack

S

San Fran
San Francisco
sarge
sergeant
sarky (UK)
sarcastic
Satch
Joe Satriani
sax
saxophone
schizo
schizophrenic
Scottie
Scottish Terrier
Sea-Tac
Seattle-Tacoma
sec
second
secant
Semper Fi!
Semper Fidelis
sig
signal
(Internet) signature
sim
simulation
sis
sister
soph
sophomore
spats
spatterdashes
spec
specialist
specification
speculation
specs
specifications
spectacles
sperm
spermaceti
spermatozoön
staph
staphylococcus
stat
statim (borrowed from Latin)
stats
statistics
steno
stenographer
stereo
stereophony
strep
streptococcus
stude
student
sub
submarine
substitute
sum
summarize
sus (or suss)
suspect
sush
sushi
sync or synch
synchronization
synth
synthesizer
syph
syphilis

T

tan
tangent
tarp
tarpaulin
taxi or taxicab
taximeter cabriolet
tech
technician
technology
techno
technology
teddy
teddy bear
teen
teenager
tele or telly
television
tog
obsolete togeman, from obsolete French togue, cloak, from Latin toga, garment
trad
tradition(al)
tranq
tranquilizer
trig
trigonometry
tux
tuxedo
typo
typographical error

U

undies
underwear
uni
university

V

veg
vegetate
veg or veggie
vegetable
vegetarian
vet
veterinarian
veteran

W

Wisc
Wisconsin

X

xolo
xoloitzcuintli

Y

Yank
Yankee

Z

zep
zeppelin
zoo
zoological garden


When apocopation is done with Cockney rhyming slang, it is called hemiteleia:

  • bread from bread-and-honey = money
  • raspberry from raspberry tart = sound made with tongue
  • titfer from tit-for-tat = hat

See also

  • apocopation
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_apocopations"

 

 

 


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