Did you hear about the kid who was pulled over for speeding?
The cop got out of his car and the young man rolled down his window.
"I’ve been waiting for you all day," the cop said.
The guy replied, "Yeah, well I got here as fast as I could."
When the cop finally stopped laughing, he sent the kid on his way without a ticket.
- peculiar notion. faddish adj. [probably from fiddle-faddle]
—n. - colloq. Tedious task.
- slang cigarette.
- (at public schools) junior boy who runs errands for a senior. —v. (-gg-) 1 (often foll. By out) colloq. Exhaust.
- (at public schools) act as a fag. [origin unknown]
- n. Us slang offens. Male homosexual. [abbreviation of *faggot]
n. (also fa) mus. Fourth note of a major scale. [latin famuli: see *gamut]
belt n. Belt driving a fan to cool the radiator in a vehicle.
- club n. Club of devotees.
- mail n. Letters from fans.
- —n. - apparatus, usu. With rotating blades, for ventilation etc.
- folding semicircular device waved to cool oneself.
- thing spread out like a fan (fan tracery). —v. (-nn-) 1 blow air on, with or as with a fan.
- (of a breeze) blow gently on.
- (usu. Foll. By out) spread out like a fan. [latin vannus winnowing-basket]
- n. Devotee of a particular activity, performer, etc. (film fan). [abbreviation of *fanatic]
(further, furthest or farther, farthest) —adv. - at, to, or by a great distance (far away; far off; far out).
- a long way (off) in space or time (are you travelling far?).
- to a great extent or degree; by much (far better; far too early). —adj. - remote; distant (far country).
- more distant (far end of the hall).
- extreme (far left). as far as 1 right up to (a place).
- to the extent that. By far by a great amount. A far cry a long way. Far from very different from being; almost the opposite of (far from being fat). Go far 1 achieve much.
- contribute greatly. Go too far overstep the limit (of propriety etc.). So far 1 to such an extent; to this point.
- until now. So (or in so) far as (or that) to the extent that. So far so good satisfactory up to now. [old english]
- and away adv. By a very large amount.
- and wide adv. Over a large area.
- east n. (prec. By the) china, japan, and other countries of e. Asia.
- gone adj. Colloq. Very ill, drunk, etc.
—n. - natural oily or greasy substance found esp. In animal bodies.
- part of meat etc. Containing this. —adj. (fatter, fattest) 1 corpulent; plump.
- containing much fat.
- a thick (fat book). B substantial (fat cheque).
- colloq. Iron. Very little; not much (a fat chance; a fat lot). —v. (-tt-) make or become fat. the fat is in the fire trouble is imminent. Kill the fatted calf celebrate, esp. At a prodigal's return (luke 15). Live off (or on) the fat of the land live luxuriously. fatless adj. Fatness n. Fattish adj. [old english]
—n. - transmission of an exact copy of a document etc. Electronically.
- copy produced by this. —v. Transmit in this way. [abbreviation of *facsimile]
n. Literary fairy. [latin fata pl., = goddesses of destiny]