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door buster

door buster n. a discounted item of limited quantity intended to bring customers into a store; a sale of such items; a loss-leader. Also attrib. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)


GUBU adj. grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre, unprecedented; (hence) disreputable or scandalous. Also n. and attrib. Etymological Note: The acronym was coined in 1983, based on words spoken by Irish Prime Minister Charles Haughey in 1982, by...


potato n. in professional wrestling, a real hit that injures, as opposed to an orchestrated, harmless one. Also attrib., v. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

shut in

shut in n. in the petroleum industry, a production cap set lower than the available output (of an oil producing site). Also attrib., v. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)


DYKWIA n. an abbreviation of “do you know who I am?” said to be used by celebrities or others seeking special privileges. Also attrib. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)


haji n. an Iraqi; any Muslim, Arab, or native of the Middle East. Also hadji; attrib. Editorial Note: Haji is an honorific given to Muslims who have made a pilgrimage to Mecca, but the word often takes on a pejorative sense when used by American...

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