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shmen

shmen  n.— «Let us assume that “wench” is a current sexist way of making a masculine or neuter noun apply to women. We can hypothesize that “shwench” is a feminine form of “shmen.” From this...

streetism

streetism  n.— «Uncontrolled pregnancies outside the marriage circle have led to a flood of births, with the mothers unable to trace the men responsible. The result is what has come to be known in Ghanaian parlance as “streetism...

shmen

shmen  n.— «The College now officially calls all new students “first-years” in order to be more inclusive and politically correct. However, the unique Dartmouth slang “shmen,” which describes all new students, is...

simnot

simnot  n.— «A new acronym can be added to the lexicon of neologisms that swamps education: Simnots. These are schools in most need of transformation; or will be when the package of measures to reform the comprehensive model of education...

ho-wop

ho-wop  n.— «Called ho-wop, the vocals are crooning and the beats smooth but the lyrics will not win any decency awards. Arguably the first song of its kind is Eamon Doyle’s F*** It (I Don’t Want You Back), a harsh break-up song liberally...

handle

handle  n.— «The track’s purses are some of the worst in the United States, and the handle—track terminology for the amount of money bet—ranks poorly.» —“All bets are on” by Mark Peters in Bangor, Maine Press...