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spiedie

spiedie  n.— «Spiedie sandwiches—a Southern Tier delight consisting of marinated beef chunks—are $1.50 and difficult to pass up.» —“State Sets Fall Park Schedule” by Fred David Syracuse Herald-Journal (N.Y...

unhappy meal

unhappy meal  n.— «Some police departments contract with McDonald’s to provide meals for prisoners in the city jail. Cops often call these meals “Unhappy Meals.”» —“Still happy after all these years” by Marc...

adultescence

adultescence  n.— «Marriage once was the gateway to adulthood. It is now the last stop in what has come to be called “adultescence.”» —“Marriage stall puts children in free fall” by Susan Reimer Orlando...

high impact incarceration

high impact incarceration  n.— «The New York City Correction Commissioner said yesterday that a “high impact incarceration plan”—similar in some ways to the state’s boot-camp program for prisoners—would begin at Rikers Island...

bullet

bullet  n.— «Crooks who want cars are looking for “bullets,” credit industry slang for people with the highest rating. Car salespeople fall all over themselves to make the sale and miss obvious clues, he said.» —“Identity...

Rumtopf

Rumtopf  n.— «If it’s late spring, it’s time to start a Rumtopf, the German word for rum pot. You store it for fall or winter use.» —“Yum! Rum and berries create a syrupy treat come winter” by Marlene Parrish The Plain...