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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...

chemical cosh

chemical cosh n. a drug or mix of drugs used to subdue a patient, prisoner, or other person. Editorial Note: From comparison to the stunning or dulling effects of a cosh, “a thick heavy stick or bar used as a weapon,” when used on the...

Mart Brothers

Mart Brothers n.pl. the American retail store chains Wal-Mart and K-Mart. Editorial Note: This term is ironically jocular through comparison to local stores that tend to be named after their owners and in contrast to the two retailers’—especially...

hedonic treadmill

hedonic treadmill  n.— «Firebaugh tested what he refers to as the hedonic treadmill hypothesis, which uses a comparison of age-based cohorts. The hedonic treadmill requires a specific type of relative income effect—one where “keeping...

Canada point

Canada point n. a place away from a city’s center where newspapers are distributed to newsboys and news agents. Editorial Note: Now historical. This term appears to have been used only in Boston and New York City. Etymological Note: Probably by...

horse blanket

horse blanket n. a large, complex, or comprehensive report or chart. Etymological Note: Probably derives from a size comparison of sheets of chart paper to actual horse blankets. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)