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cee-lo

cee-lo  n.—Gloss: A type of the dice game craps. «He says the game pads his income substantially—he said he won $1,000 playing cee-lo in July alone. The game, played with a trio of dice for stakes that can range from a few dollars to a few...

barbecue summer

barbecue summer  n.— «After the spring bounce, summer has been a washout for investors. Those of us who were hoping for a barbecue summer on the bourses have been left staring glumly at cloudy skies.» —“After the summer washout...

bounce house

bounce house  n.—Gloss: An inflatable structure in and on which children can climb and jump. Note: Also often called “bouncy house.” «Party rental agencies, too, are trying to please customers by discounting their inflatable...

window-dress

window-dress  v.— «Tuesday’s markets should also be influenced by the end of the third quarter. Fund managers usually try to “window dress”—Wall Street lingo for closing out positions—before they have to report their quarterly...

Pigeon Pair Slang This

A North Carolina pediatrician is this week’s contestant for an animal-themed version of our slang quiz. He tries to figure out the meaning of dead cat bounce and pigeon pair. This is part of a complete episode.

backscatter

backscatter  n.— «Backscatter occurs when a spammer spoofs a legitimate e-mail address to send an unsolicited message to large distribution lists, causing the e-mail server to flood an unsuspecting e-mail address owner’s mailbox with...