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burn off

burn off  v.— «VQT pins its slender hopes on seven unseen episodes of “Brooklyn Bridge” that CBS plans to air (“burn off” in TV lingo) sometime after the first of the year.» —“Hopes ride on ‘burn off’ Viewers...

burn-off

burn-off  v.— «In TV lingo, networks “burn off” episodes of rejected series after the official prime-time season ends in May.…The burnoff season also provides a bonus for viewers, giving them a fresh alternative to the...

duggy

duggy  adj.— «Five years ago, he heard the word “duggy” (rhymes with buggy), used to describe someone who was very cool and well-dressed. He told the boy using the word he had never heard it. “That’s because you’re not...

Doug E.

Doug E.  adj.— «Five years ago, he heard the word “duggy” (rhymes with buggy), used to describe someone who was very cool and well-dressed. He told the boy using the word he had never heard it. “That’s because you’re not...

dust

dust  n.— «He recently heard a new slang term, “dust,” meaning money, as in, “He better get some dust if he wants to go out with me.” Says North Sider Rehak, “I would argue, “dust” is not a North...

charmesty

charmesty  n.— «I think it’s best to employ a combination of charm and honesty. Let’s call it “charmesty.”» —“Couple lost gift list, but not ‘charmesty’” by Amy Dickinson Chicago Tribune Feb. 12, 2005...