Home » Dictionary » stooper

stooper

stooper
 n.— «After suffering a back injury as an exercise rider, he spent five years supporting his family by rummaging through trashed betting slips tickets in hopes of finding neglected winners. The practice is called “stooping” because the scavengers bend over to pick up the slips. But Periban did more than bend. He grabbed, he stuffed, he kicked, he bagged.» —“Jorge Periban beats the odds in many ways” by Bill Plaschke Los Angeles Times Dec. 24, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

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

Further reading

Walkie Talkie (episode #1541)

One of the most powerful words you’ll ever hear — and one of the most poignant — isn’t in dictionaries yet. But it probably will be one day. The word is endling, and it means “the last surviving member of a species.” The...

Clever Clogs (episode #1539)

Ribbon fall. Gallery forest. You won’t find terms like these in most dictionaries, but they and hundreds like them are discussed by famous writers in the book Home Ground: A Guide to the American Landscape. The book is an intriguing collection...

Recent posts