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blow-boater

blow-boater
 n.— «Powerboat owners are habitually dismissive of sailors as preppy, penurious or just plain nerds, referring to them as “blow-boaters” or “snailboaters.”» —“Power Hungry” by John Clemans MotorBoating Oct. 20, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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