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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...

streetism

streetism  n.— «While Circus Ethiopia has sometimes been described as a street-kids circus, Lachance is careful to point out that this is not quite the case. Although the connection to the street is very strong, “you could say that...

Miami Model

Miami Model  n.— «In order for the Miami Model to work, the police first had to establish a connection between legitimate activists and dangerous terrorists.» —“The war on dissent; Heavy-handed police and propaganda tactics brought...

buscon

buscon n. (in the Dominican Republic) a facilitator for legal or bureaucratic matters, such as a job recruiter for organizations in the United States or a baseball scout. Also buscone. Editorial Note: The form buscone is an Anglophone back-formation...

global gag rule

global gag rule  n.— «The latest reincarnation of the Mexico City Policy, termed the “Global Gag Rule” by women’s advocates, including Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, would go far beyond the current legal prohibitions on...

heresthetic

heresthetic  n.— «In this connection the distinction between rhetoric and heresthetic is that rhetoric involves converting others by persuasive argument, whereas heresthetic involves structuring the situation so that others accept it...

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