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parentariat

parentariat  n.— «At least five common factors seem to be driving the rise of the parentariat and its new centrality. Demographically, they are the best-educated generation of parents we have ever had. As a correlation, they are also the...

gunner

gunner  n.— «When I started reading law students’ blogs this past spring I kept encountering the word “gunner,” almost always used with great disdain. It was pretty easy to figure out what this slang coinage referred to: those...

bak-oond

bak-oond  n.— «The injuries were allegedly sustained during a “corridor session” in which pupils are forced to crawl on hands and knees past other hostel dwellers, who then hit the pupil. The practice is referred to as...

witblitz

witblitz  n.— «The injuries were allegedly sustained during a “corridor session” in which pupils are forced to crawl on hands and knees past other hostel dwellers, who then hit the pupil. The practice is referred to as...

shmen

shmen n. a (college or university) freshman. Also plural. Editorial Note: This term is usually gender-neutral. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

shmen

shmen  n.— «His best wide receiver was out for the season after injuring a shmen, a sophomore and a converted quarterback to run the deep routes.» —“Sports People” Orange County Register (California) Nov. 26, 1987...