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wife beater

wife beater  n.—Gloss: in the United Kingdom, a strong alcoholic drink, so-called because it may encourage fighting. Often specifically applied to the beer brand Stella Artois. Note: This is obviously a different use of the term than the one...

cotton shot

cotton shot  n.— «A cotton shot consists of the heroin and blood residues that are “pounded” out of a cotton remnant (sometimes an old cigarette filter) which was used in a previous injecting session to filter the heroin...

tilt-a-puke

tilt-a-puke  n.— «Little hands, sticky with cotton candy and spilled soda, are eager to grab the ball for a chance at winning a gold fish or to pull themselves up into rides that older folks refer to as the “tilt-a-puke...

Smurf uniform

Smurf uniform  n.— «So officials ran a pilot test at boot camp. All recruits are currently issued blue cotton pants and white T-shirts emblazoned with a Navy emblem. It’s affectionately known as the “Smurf uniform.” In 2005, Carroll said:...

bunny hug

bunny hug  n.— «It shares its name with a dance move from 1912, and was once also called a “cotton popover” and a “kangaroo sweatshirt.” What the majority of the English-speaking world refers to as the hooded...

tall cotton

tall cotton  n.— «President Bush must be wondering where it all went wrong. After the fall of Saddam, it looked like America had followed up its victory in Afghanistan with another triumph. The president was in tall cotton, as they say in...