n.— «My father had a favorite term he used to describe anything that pinched or clasped. Consequently, the kitchen tongs and the snaps on my pajamas came to be called skeempers. The Oxford English Dictionary, Merriam Webster, spell-check and Google have never heard of it, but all of his children and grandchildren use it regularly: “Hand me the skeempers, honey. The hot dogs are done!’» —“In the realm of the coined” St. Paul Pioneer-Press (Minn.) Aug. 14, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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