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juke

juke  v.— «Fliers announcing this month’s Evanston Township High School homecoming dance carry the warning: “salacious or inappropriate dancing”—often called “juking”—is outlawed. Dance tickets at Naperville North...

prama

prama  n.— «So began the after-prom on a recent Thursday for about 40 students from Tappan Zee High School in Rockland County, the culmination of months of discussions, planning and prom drama, or “prama,” as they call it.…In...

hi mom

hi mom  n.— «Just before Thanksgiving, 2004, a Fox News producer with whom I’d worked a number of times in Kabul and Bagram showed up on Bagram Air Field to shoot what military PA people call “Hi Moms”—the little snippets of...

ghost-ride

ghost-ride  v.— «Stockton police officers said they’re seeing more and more teens “ghost-riding the whip.” It’s a phrase coined by rap artists that refers to the act of jumping out of a moving vehicle and dancing alongside it...

boylesque

boylesque  n.— «“Boylesque,” as burlesque veteran and boylesque coach Dirty Martini calls male burlesque, has a long tradition of queer and transgender performance.» —“Dance on Film, Boylesque & Saved Gallery” by Ava...

ditched in line

ditched in line  v.— «In sociology with Debb I got to tell the class how people from the Columbus Ohio area say “I ditched in line” while everyone else says “I cut in line.” I still think I am correct in saying ditched but I was met by...