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turtle  n.— «A sewer is a slippery workplace. Water can move at the speed of oncoming traffic, even when it is not laden with tree branches, two-by-fours and the waste products known in the business as “turtles.”» —“Working in the...

encounter specialist

encounter specialist  n.— «The fabled and, sometimes notorious, sharpshooters of Mumbai Police—known in local parlance by their euphemism “encounter specialists”—are back in the news.» —“Mumbai’s Dirty Harrys are back in action...


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...

make (one’s) bones

make (one’s) bones  v.— «Chertoff—described as being “as cold-blooded as they come”— has a personal agenda that includes becoming U.S. Attorney General and, eventually, grabbing a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. But there’s a...

dirty dirty

dirty dirty
 n.— «“People like to talk and divide us. People like to break us apart. But we all the Dirty South.” “Dirty, dirty.”» —by Ace Atkins Dirty South Mar. 2, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Dirty Dirty

Dirty Dirty
 n.— «Banned in 47 Countries baby from the Dirty Dirty, to your Uranus.» —“Betta who? Betta wha?” by bettrduck@aol.com (BettrDuck) Usenet: alt.rap Apr. 9, 1999. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)