The crack team of linguists at Oxford University recently rolled out dozens of accepted new “words” in its official online dictionary, including gems like "manspreading" and "wine o’clock." Despite the fact gun terminology is far more precise and widely accepted, there are no firearm-related terms in the list.
Here’s the list of new words and definitions. You may find some funny until I start using hangry (“n. bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger”) and cupcakery blogs. Because gun lingo is glaringly absent I’m compiling a list to submit to the editors. Feel free to add your suggestions in the comment section—I’d love to e-mail a couple thousand terms for their academic study. And the American Rifleman editors will award nominal prizes for their favorite entries (please keep them family friendly, folks).
The first few are probably familiar, but the others required some serious research.
tupperware (n., adj.)—polymer-framed handgun, typically associated with Glocks.
pocket warmer (n.)—handgun small enough to fit in a storage space on a gentleman’s trousers.