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gedunk

gedunk  n.— «Not once did the gedunked part sever its connection with the ungedunked part and fall geplatsch into the coffee.» —“A Line O’ Type Or Two” Chicago Daily Tribune Jan. 21, 1925. (source: Double-Tongued...

bomber

bomber  n.— «Tagging or bombing, whatever the street label, graffiti art provides the participant with a rush and a mark of identity. In that, Berry succeeded. “Peter wasn’t just any bomber, he was one of the greatest,” said...

buffet flat

buffet flat  n.— «The “buffet flat” is thus termed because it is possible to buy all kinds of liquor in these places at all hours—and for all prices.» —“It Takes an Out-of-Town Minister Really to See Chicago...

buffet flat

buffet flat  n.— «From Twenty-second street south in Michigan avenue, Wabash avenue, State street, and the cross streets as far south as Thirty-first street is a rich district of the so-called buffet flats. There, too, can be found...

spin

spin  v.— «Prado also earned the ire of Million-winning trainer Michael Matz, who continued to insist that the determined West Coast reinsman had given him a commitment to ride Kicken Kris in the Million. Instead, Matz insisted, Prado and...

thumper

thumper  n.— «During his unsuccessful bid for the Illinois House this spring, Aaron Patterson brokered a heroin deal and talked of his need to acquire “thumpers,” street slang for guns, federal prosecutors alleged Friday...