noun, Australian and New Zealand Informal.
a foolish, incompetent person.
(Austral, slang) a stupid or incompetent person
[gal-vuh-nahyz] /ˈgæl vəˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), galvanized, galvanizing. 1. to stimulate by or as if by a current. 2. Medicine/Medical. to stimulate or treat (muscles or nerves) with induced direct current (distinguished from ). 3. to startle into sudden activity; stimulate. 4. to coat (metal, especially iron or steel) with zinc. /ˈɡælvəˌnaɪz/ verb (transitive) […]
[jee-nee-ol-uh-jee, -al-, jen-ee-] /ˌdʒi niˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˈæl-, ˌdʒɛn i-/ noun, plural genealogies. 1. a record or account of the ancestry and descent of a person, family, group, etc. 2. the study of family ancestries and histories. 3. descent from an original form or progenitor; lineage; ancestry. 4. Biology. a group of individuals or species […]
[jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. capable of producing or creating. 2. pertaining to the production of offspring. 3. Linguistics. /ˈdʒɛnərətɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to the production of offspring, parts, etc: a generative cell 2. capable of producing or originating adj. early 15c., from generate + -ive. Use in […]
[juh-net-ik] /dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ adjective 1. Biology. pertaining or according to . 2. of, relating to, or produced by ; genic. 3. of, relating to, or influenced by or origins. /dʒɪˈnɛtɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to genetics, genes, or the origin of something adj. “pertaining to origins,” coined 1831 by Carlyle from Greek genetikos “genitive,” […]