A man speaks frantically into the phone, "My wife is pregnant, and her contractions are only two minutes apart!"
"Is this her first child?" the doctor queries.
"No, you idiot!" the man shouts. "This is her husband!"
n. Fourteenth letter of the greek alphabet (x, x). [greek]
n. Colloq. = *christmas. [abbreviation, with x for the initial chi of greek khristos christ]
—n. - (in pl.) Electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength, able to pass through opaque bodies.
- photograph made by x-rays, esp. Showing the position of bones etc. By their greater absorption of the rays. —v. Photograph, examine, or treat with x-rays. [x, originally with ref. To the unknown nature of the rays]
n. Heavy inert gaseous element. [greek, neuter of xenos strange]
—n. Propr. - machine for copying by xerography.
- copy thus made. —v. (xerox) reproduce by this process.
n. Bot. Woody tissue. [greek]
n. Musical instrument of graduated wooden or metal bars struck with small wooden hammers. xylophonist n. [greek xulon wood]
n. Hatred or fear of foreigners. xenophobic adj. [greek xenos strange, stranger]