TagDouble-Tongued Dictionary

booth capturing

booth capturing  n.— «The men had carried out a new version of a storied Indian electoral trick: “booth capturing,” in which armed thugs hired by political parties seize control of a polling place and stuff ballot boxes...

tent pole

tent pole  n.— «It’s easy to see how big movies—called “tent poles” in industry parlance—can be big risks. “You can’t afford too many tent poles in a year,” said Jeff Sine, the global head of media at UBS Warburg...

HNWI

HNWI  n.— «Indeed, the ranks of the world’s HNWIs— financial parlance for “high-net-worth individuals,” with investable assets of $1 million or more—increased in 2002 by 2.1 percent to 7.3 million, according to the World Wealth...

retcon

retcon  v.— «In the useful and fast-spreading parlance of comic book fans, Dijkstra has boldly “retconned” most of 20th century American art history. That is, he’s given it a new “retroactive continuity,” rewritten...

totopo

totopo n. a baked corn tortilla. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

paquetería

paquetería  n.— «Known in Spanish as paqueterías, the courier services tap into the nostalgia market, filling an aching void between New York’s poorer immigrants, many not legal residents, and the people they left behind...

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