A college student was delivering pizza to a regular customer"s house in New York.
The guy who answered the door asked him, "What is the usual tip?"
"Well," replied the youth,"this is my first trip here, but the other guys say if I get a quarter out of you, I"ll be doing great."
"Is that so?" snorted the man. "Well, just to show them how wrong they are, here"s five dollars."
"Thanks!" replied the youth, "I"ll put this in my school fund."
"What are you studying?" asked the man.
The lad smiled and said: "Applied psychology."
- —adj. (thinner, thinnest) 1 having opposite surfaces close together; of small thickness or diameter.
- (of a line) narrow or fine.
- made of thin material (thin dress).
- lean; not plump.
- not dense or copious (thin hair).
- of slight consistency.
- weak; lacking an important ingredient (thin blood; a thin voice).
- (of an excuse etc.) Flimsy or transparent. —adv. Thinly (cut the bread very thin). —v. (-nn-) 1 (often foll. By down) make or become thin or thinner.
- (often foll. By out) make or become less dense or crowded or numerous. have a thin time colloq. Have a wretched or uncomfortable time. Thin on the ground few in number. Thin on top balding. thinly adv. Thinness n. Thinnish adj. [old english]
—demons. Pron. (pl. These) 1 person or thing close at hand or indicated or already named or understood (can you see this?; this is my cousin).
- (contrasted with that) the person or thing nearer to hand or more immediately in mind. —demons. Adj. (pl. These) 1 designating the person or thing close at hand etc. (cf. Senses 1, 2 of pron.).
- (of time) the present or current (am busy all this week).
- colloq. (in narrative) designating a person or thing previously unmentioned (then up came this policeman). —adv. To the degree or extent indicated (knew him when he was this high). this and that colloq. Various unspecified things. [old english]
pron. (obj. Thee; poss. Thy or thine; pl. Ye or you) archaic second person singular pronoun. [old english]
- n. (pl. Same or -s) colloq. - thousand.
- one thousandth. [abbreviation]
var. Of *through.
us var. Of *through.
—n. Low dull sound as of a blow on a non-resonant surface. —v. (-dd-) make or fall with a thud. [probably old english]
n. - violent ruffian.
- (thug) hist. Member of a religious organization of robbers and assassins in india. thuggery n. Thuggish adj. [hindi]
Abbr. (also thurs.) Thursday.
adv. Formal 1 a in this way. B as indicated.
- a accordingly. B as a result or inference.
- to this extent; so (thus far; thus much). [old english]
—n. - slight recurring click, esp. That of a watch or clock.
- colloq. Moment.
- mark to denote correctness, check items in a list, etc. —v. - (of a clock etc.) Make ticks.
- a mark with a tick. B (often foll. By off) mark (an item) with a tick in checking. tick off colloq. Reprimand. Tick over 1 (of an engine etc.) Idle.
- (of a person, project, etc.) Be functioning at a basic level. What makes a person tick colloq. Person's motivation. [probably imitative]
- n. - parasitic arachnid on the skin of dogs, cattle, etc.
- parasitic insect on sheep and birds etc. [old english]
- n. Colloq. Credit (buy goods on tick). [apparently an abbreviation of *ticket in on the ticket]