Home » Dictionary » boojacking


 n.— «Boojacking—The unintelligible howling of news heralds out selling “extras.”» —“Slang of newspaper and mail delivery (rewrite Canny)” by Individuals; Wayne Walden in New York City Lexicon of Trade Jargon Dec. 6, 1937. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Nobody Knows Why Marijuana is “Pot”

Why is marijuana called pot ? Lexicographer David Maurer, an expert on underworld slang, once posited that pot is shortened from potiguaya, a term that, it turns out, isn’t Spanish. He later surmised that pot comes from potación de guaya...

At First Blush (episode #1529)

Book recommendations and the art of apology. Martha and Grant share some good reads, including an opinionated romp through English grammar, a Spanish-language adventure novel, an account of 19th-century dictionary wars, and a gorgeously illustrated...