Cromulent



adjective

fine, acceptable
Usage Note

slang

adjective

Appearing legitimate but actually being spurious: These citations are indeed cromulent

[a word used by the schoolteacher, Miss Hoover, in an episode of The Simpsons, in which she defended one made-up word by making up another]

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