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muzungu

muzungu  n.— «It began when she asked the court orderlies to bring the soldiers, referring to them as muzungus (white men), so she could deal with the file.» —“British soldiers on theft charge freed” by Joseph...

sweethearting

sweethearting  n.— «One of the primary methods used by employees is “sweethearting,” theft carried out by collusion between an employee and a customer. It is so named because it most often occurs between a cashier and his...

bug ticket

bug ticket  n.— «Pleading guilty to a lottery charge today was Pency Capane, Dothan Negress. The woman was arrested Saturday, along with another Negro on whom police said they found bug tickets.» —“31 Persons Arrested by Authorities...

scarlet letter

scarlet letter  n.— «The two proposals that have received the most attention—both introduced by Senator Levy—call for a study of the possible issuing of “scarlet letter” license plates to people convicted of drunken driving and...

hogger

hogger  n.— «The charge followed the death of Kevin Arnup, a foreman at the firm, in December 2003 as an industrial paper shredder, or hogger, restarted as he tried to clear a blockage.» —“Manslaughter charge for recycling firm after...

road pricing

road pricing  n.— «Transport Secretary Alistair Darling has proposed charging drivers the equivalent of up to two dollars, 30 cents for every mile traveled on the nation’s most congested highways. “Road pricing,” as it’s...