TagDouble-Tongued Dictionary

househelp

househelp  n.— «For instance, maquipus is a concubine or kept woman, from the root word ipus, “to attend to with care.” Today we use the term to refer to maids or househelps.» —“Tantingco: Kapampangan family terms” Sun...

marital-industrial complex

marital-industrial complex  n.— «Wedding experts say that planners are playing an increasingly large role in the marital-industrial complex.» —“Taming the Runaway Wedding Planner” by Vincent M. Mallozzi, Jeffrey...

whoop-de-doo

whoop-de-doo  n.— «Another rider racing down the straight called the “L.I.E.” (after the Long Island Expressway) fails to negotiate the washboard bumps, or “whoop-do-dos,” as he should have and very nearly falls...

three-jack

three-jack  n.— «His day started miserably, with a drive into the rough on the 1st, and a bogey. He three-putted the 2nd, his first three-whip of the week, then made it a pair with a three-jack on the 4th.» —“Kite’s crash...

three-jack

three-jack  n.— «The typical third-round Bellerive three-jack was six feet past and one foot short.» —“For surprising Sauers, sweet stroke with putter means par-saving grace” by John Markon Richmond Times...

late train

late train  n.— «In order to communicate, it helps to be on the right side, said Bob Cozean, a Houston-based real estate developer who, with partner Pat Gilbert, has contributed $15,000 to White’s re-election campaign. “As opposed to...