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pollo

pollo  n.— «The typical pollo, or chicken, as the immigrants are called, now pays $1,200 to $2,500 to be guided across the border, driven to Phoenix and shipped to a destination in the United States.…Kidnap 20 pollos, collect a...

reversal

reversal  n.— «Barfing—or a “reversal” as they call it in the International Federation of Competitive Eating—is supposed to result in immediate disqualification, probably because it could start a gastrointestinal chain reaction...

cocktail

cocktail  n.— «Two guards I spoke with had numerous years of service, and each said Camp Delta was the most stressful assignment of their careers. One told me that each day, detainees throw bodily waste at him. Guards have coined names for...

five and fly

five and fly  n.— «“We were hoping he’d pitch an inning, but it was five and fly,” Macha said, referring to the U.S. team’s quick win Friday. “There’s a little bit of concern there.”» —“U.S. team gets fresh start in...

toy

toy  n.— «The joke’s apparently on Andy, because the guys who got busted are what’s known as “toys” in the world of graffiti artistry. That is, they aren’t even respected by “serious” graffitists, the majority of...

cherry rack

cherry rack  n.— «What were a few other choices you had picked out for a skate name? Let’s see, I was also thinking about being Cherry Rack, but most people don’t know what a cherry rack is. It’s a slang term for the light rack on top of a...

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