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multi-hyphenate

multi-hyphenate  n.— «Heinz Holliger, that multi-hyphenate musician—he is, in the order of his fame, oboist, composer, conductor, flutist and pianist—spends an evening with followers of the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group...

dibby dibby

dibby dibby  adj.— «The first time I heard it was by a minibus conductor, who was arguing with a passenger. The woman had passed some remark, which the conductor was not pleased about. He told her to move herself from...

agbero

agbero  n.— «The Yoruba word for bus conductor is agbero, the one who collects fares from the passengers. We sometimes also call them touts. They are as terrible as you’ll ever get. Maybe we have the prime selection of bus conductors and...

monkey board

monkey board  n.— «He pursued the poling system down Ludgate-hill, and there he came so close that the pole struck complainant’s legs, knocked him off the “monkey board,” or conductor’s stand, and while he was lying on the the...

monkey board

monkey board  n.— «The eager, quick-eyed, ragged-headed sprite, who, with the agility of a monkey or a London sparrow, skips about stand-still omnibuses, this side, that side, and hopping on and off the step behind, ever in danger of a...

monkey board

monkey board
 n.— «The step of a bus on which the conductor stands is known as the monkey-board.» —“Words Made By Animals” Wellsboro Gazette (Penn.) Jan. 27, 1921. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)