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thugby

thugby  n.— «Despite the ruggedness of rugby, which has led some to dub it “thugby,” many don’t realize the high emphasis placed on sportsmanship. Players are required to socialize with their opponents at midfield immediately after...

3D foreign policy

3D foreign policy  n.— «We have operated what is sometimes called a “3D foreign policy”—diplomacy, development, and defense—with the clear emphasis on the first “D.”» —“Canada losing moral authority in...

grandclerk

grandclerk  n.— «How O’Connor looked at the world was reflected in the emphasis she put on family, which she extended to include even the children of her law clerks, whom she often referred to as her “grandclerks.”» —“A...

Joe

Joe  n.— «Joe A blanket term that could apply to many different things, most commonly used as a noun. It’s often used to replace a person’s name. Whereas some places use the term “son” or “dog” or “man”...

peachalorum

peachalorum n. an attractive or excellent person or thing. Editorial Note: This word is rare. The second citation is known to have been written by Henry M. Hyde. Etymological Note: Perhaps influenced by cockalorum ‘a self-important little man.’ The...