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noun [countable]     mod pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a member of a group of young people in the U.K. in the 1960s who were considered very fashionable
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a change in the content of a video game so that it plays differently from the original version. The term comes from the noun 'modification'.

    Created by JulioNIB, the mod is available to download over here.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/01/2016

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a hatred of certain sounds, such as sniffling, mouth noises, breathing or lip smacking

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