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punkin

punkin  n.— «Punkin: An apprentice ironworker who does jobs such as running for coffee and getting tools for the journeymen.» —“Chicago Speak” by Anne Keegan Chicago Tribune Feb. 3, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued...

rod buster

rod buster
 n.— «Rod buster: The worker who sets the reinforced steel rods that are to be covered by concrete.» —“Chicago Speak” by Anne Keegan Chicago Tribune Feb. 3, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

bottle service

bottle service  n.— «Some Chicago clubgoers wanting to feel like a VIP will shell out hundreds of dollars for their own bottle of expensive vodka or other liquor, then settle in to be doted on at a private table where they can see and be...

stressette

stressette  n.— «Of the 1,000 women aged 16-25 who were surveyed, over 50% indicated that they feel incredible anxiety about their body image as well as what the future holds for them. Feeling stress from trying to be “hot” and...

trunk rattler

trunk rattler  n.— «To many who’ve followed Allbangers’ career those questions linger like bass-line snaps, chord changes and hidden drum samples (“I love drums,” he says) in one of his “trunk rattlers...

planned-over

planned-over  n.pl.— «Hotpoint home economists have inveted a “planned-over” casserole for post-Thanksgiving operations in a freezer equipped home. Turkey leftovers are combined with stuffing and sauce…and casseroled...

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