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mamisma

mamisma  n.— «Mamisma is femininity defined by mature and maternal qualities. It lets a female candidate make men look like wimps while doing the taboo-dance, enticing people to fall in love with her. The history of female leaders—queens...

robe-itis

robe-itis  n.— «Dan Doyle, a Republican who serves as special counsel to Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, impressed us with his legal thinking and his desire to make the system work better. He has the makings of a good, fair-minded...

tan-in-a-can

tan-in-a-can  n.— «This happens most often following the application of self-tanning lotion, or, as I refer to it, tan-in-a-can.» —“Desire to look young clashes with women’s urge to tell all” by Sue Hutchison Mercury...

blurple

blurple  adj.— «Dirr is the definitive source on hydrangea culture and has written a wonderful book called “Hydrangeas for American Gardens.” One thing he mentions is the desire by some growers to create new shades that are...

jack-o’-lantern effect

jack-o’-lantern effect  n.— «The plan’s gradual morphing reflects a desire to avoid what planners refer to as the “jack-o’-lantern” effect—sparse redevelopment in a sea of abandoned properties—while still allowing homeowners...

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