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chopper stopper

chopper stopper  n.— «He was one of about two dozen men arrested in 2004 in Operation Chopper Stopper, a multi-agency investigation named for street slang for assault rifles.» —“Woman ran city drug ring they broke up, police...

Puertorro

Puertorro  n.— «If a puertorro—local slang for Puerto Rican—greets you with the invitation to play dominoes during Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations, consider yourself part of the family, said Calderon.» —“Throwing Down for the...

fauxave

fauxave  n.— «In Orlando, Florida, the Ron Jon Surf Park is under construction right now, with the Training Pool already full of water and producing what some surfers call “fauxaves.” Six years and twelve-million dollars of financing...

butt hut

butt hut  n.— «Another Gainesville smoker, Cerce Destin, 18, relaxed at one of the SFCC designated smoking locations, a place she dubs the “butt hut.”» —“Annual anti-smoking event helps kick the habit” by Sarah...

Guat

Guat  n.— «Crimes against Guatemalan immigrants have become so prevalent in South Florida that offenders routinely refer to the attacks as “Guat-bashing.” In fact, Guat-bashing is so widespread that the federal government might...

sweeper

sweeper  n.— «When it’s time for the ride, Kerri and I will get up front on the Harley with some of the Brothers, and Westbury will be in what’s called the “sweeper” position at the back of the convoy on Vickie’s BMW trike...