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tramp stamp

tramp stamp  n.— «There isn’t a discernible sense of culture or history in Florida. People go to convenience stores barefoot, and tattoos on women are mandatory (known as “tramp stamps”).» —by John Galloway Fine...

cruise-in

cruise-in  n.— «This unofficial gathering, known to participants as a “cruise-in,” is a throwback to the days when men showed up at diners to show off their pompadour hairstyles, driving hot rods for the girls in poodle skirts...

quota

quota  n.— «One woman, who asked to remain anonymous, organizes a Central American money pool, called a quota, in the Bronx and has had her apartment burglarized three times on collection day. There’s even a special word, tumbe, for a...

tanda

tanda  n.— «A minimum of 20 people participate, and the cost is $100 a week. Every week the players pay their share until the susu organizer collects a stack of bills totaling $2,000. And every week, one player takes home all the cash. The...

tumbe

tumbe  n.— «One woman, who asked to remain anonymous, organizes a Central American money pool, called a quota, in the Bronx and has had her apartment burglarized three times on collection day. There’s even a special word, tumbe, for a...

susu

susu  n.— «A minimum of 20 people participate, and the cost is $100 a week. Every week the players pay their share until the susu organizer collects a stack of bills totaling $2,000. And every week, one player takes home all the cash. The...