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cotton curtain

cotton curtain  n.— «From behind the “cotton curtain” of the Mississippi Delta last week came Dr. Theodore R. (for Roosevelt) Mason Howard.…Rated as Mississippi’s “most hated” Negro leader because of his...

shotgunnin

shotgunnin  v.— «The old policy of taking medicine for a cough, of having a favorite cough medicine, of generally shotgunning, beyond question was harmful.» —“How to Keep Well” by W.A. Evans Chicago Daily...

pimp

pimp  v.— «Some Black voices, however, have joined the anti-immigrant backlash. Among them is Mary Mitchell, a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, who denounced Arellano’s comparison of her struggle to that of Rosa Parks, who defied...

jerkwheat

jerkwheat  n.— «Obviously your stupid mama was too stupid to teach you any manners. Calling someone a fool is not very classy, JERKWHEAT.» —“Classy local speedskater Shani Davis responds to criticism” by Eric...

que

que  n.— «’Que lovers, rejoice. There’s another joint in the ‘burbs. Since fall, Hoxie’s Serious Southern BBQ has been smoking up brisket, chicken and ribs and slathering ’em with a pungent sauce worth getting your mouth...

monkey tail

monkey tail
 n.— «Monkey tail: The safety lines attached to an ironworker’s belt.» —“Chicago Speak” by Anne Keegan Chicago Tribune Feb. 3, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)