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 n.— «COWBOY—A quick bath using little water. Based on the premise that cowboys hardly bathed and did so sparingly. To “sponge” off. Ah know some of you all take this while running late for a class. Ah hope yuh doh still be VAMPIN’(smelly)!» —“Trini words for the WEEK” by John Ashley Sammerson Usenet: soc.culture.caribbean Feb. 20, 1992. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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