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debriefing

debriefing  n.— «The curriculum uses a practice called “debriefing,” during which students share their methods for solving math problems, and the class then discusses that method.» —“Parents mad over new math...

tombstoning

tombstoning  n.— «Stephen D. Parsley was sentenced late last month on two misdemeanor charges of tampering with governmental records after he issued multiple-offense citations to two individuals he knew were dead, a practice known as...

fobbit

fobbit  n.— «According to soldiers at Patrol Base Uvanni in central Samarra…everyone at Brassfield-Mora, or any other FOB, is a Fobbit. But…1st Lt. Jason Scott…narrows down the definition: a Fobbit is someone who never...

AIF

AIF  n.— «The 2- 7’s own briefing package for dignitaries and reporters describes Shalon al Boyisa as being “likely linked to AIF,” the military’s acronym for “anti-Iraqi forces,” or insurgents.» —“A delicate...

peanut pill

peanut pill  n.— «A controversial euthanasia campaigner nicknamed Dr Death is to run suicide seminars in Australia where people will learn how to make their own “death tablet.” Dr Philip Nitschke says that the so-called Peanut...

D-girl

D-girl  n.— «“D-girl” is the movie industry sobriquet for a woman who works in the murky world of “development.” Men dominate most of the power jobs in the industry-directing, producing, running studios-but women reign...