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popcorn

popcorn  n.— «With their affection for euphemism, Americans call them “firecrackers” or “popcorn”. They are hollow shells, containing anything from three to more than 2000 bomblets that can spread over large areas...

firecracker

firecracker  n.— «With their affection for euphemism, Americans call them “firecrackers” or “popcorn”. They are hollow shells, containing anything from three to more than 2000 bomblets that can spread over large...

karaoke musical

karaoke musical  n.— «Instead of Paul Simon and Randy Newman, who tried and struck out, kitschmeisters like Elton John and Frank Wildhorn have stepped in. And the much-despised “karaoke” musical has put down commercial roots...

honey dip

honey dip n. (a term of affection for) a desirable girl or woman, especially one of dark-skinned ancestry. Editorial Note: Perhaps after the sweetness and color of honey-dipped pastries, reinforced by the use of honey in North America as an...

schmoopiness

schmoopiness n. behavior that is excessively cutesy, precious, or adoring. Editorial Note: This word—and the noun schmoopy ‘a term of affection for one who is adored; a person who exhibits schmoopiness’ and the adjective schmoopy ‘(excessively)...

cuddie

cuddie n. used vocatively, friend or pal; homie, cuz. Editorial Note: This term appears to originate in Vallejo, California, and is closely associated with the performers Mac Mall and Mac Dre. Etymological Note: The etymological information in the...

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