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ghetto pass

ghetto pass n. figurative or literal approval from Black Americans or the hip-hop music community (of a non-Black person or a now-successful Black person); the street cred of someone known for keeping it real. Etymological Note: This term was...

zog

zog  n.— «One day before the attack, Brunerie had posted a message on a British neo-Nazi Web site, reading: “Watch the TV this Sunday, I will be the star…Death to zog, 88!” The motto “death to zog, 88!” is a...

in-custody death syndrome

in-custody death syndrome  n.— «A condition known as “excited delirium,” sometimes also referred to as “in-custody death syndrome,” has been attributed by some US and Canadian coroners to a number of deaths in...

Schmelviser

Schmelviser  n.— «Thanks to Jonathan Goldstein and Max Wallace authors of the book, “Schmelvis,” a new word is now recognised on the Internet—Schmelvisers! Schmelvisers are those who concentrate on Elvis’s diet,personal life...

tumshie

tumshie
 n.— «Now we all hae tae listen tae that big tumshie, blethering on and on and on.» —“Death of a Macho Man” by M. C. Beaton June 1, 1996. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

snag

snag  n.— «Cash L. Hopkins, 25, an inmate from the Indian Ridge Corrections Center in Snohomish County, was killed Aug. 18 at the Ace Creek fire when a burning snag fell on him.» —“Forest-Fire Death Spurs State Review” in...