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soup bunch

soup bunch n. a bundle of vegetables and herbs used in the preparation of soup. Etymological Note: The English soup bunch is probably a calque of the German term suppenbund. The word suppebund in the 2005 citation is a misspelling. (Thanks to...

kayfabe

kayfabe n. the showbiz and stagecraft of professional wrestling, including the ring personas of professional wrestlers, especially when maintained in public; insider knowledge of professional wrestling. Also keyfabe. Editorial Note: The historical...

run the traps

run the traps v. phr. to investigate or pursue all possible options. Also run the trap line. Editorial Note: This term is especially common in politics. There is an American football term of the same name that refers to a type of offensive play...

thunder run

thunder run n. a high-speed military convoy using offensive tactics and heavy weaponry to reach a destination; generally, a route or trip involving extreme effort or danger. Editorial Note: This term dates from at least as early as the Vietnam War...

huck

huck v. to throw, to toss, to short-arm; in disc-based sports, to throw for distance; in cycling, kayaking, snowboarding, and similar sports, to ride over a drop-off. Editorial Note: This term is probably related to chuck ‘to throw with a short arm...

peachalorum

peachalorum n. an attractive or excellent person or thing. Editorial Note: This word is rare. The second citation is known to have been written by Henry M. Hyde. Etymological Note: Perhaps influenced by cockalorum ‘a self-important little man.’ The...

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