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grandfamily

grandfamily  n.— «Enrolling a child in school, getting a child vaccinated or adding a child as a tenant in an apartment complex can be extremely difficult and sometimes even impossible for a new “grandfamily,” a term coined by...

base lay

base lay  n.— «He say he had $30 and he wanted to go buy him some base lay from Sara—see, Bradenton don’t sell base lay.” Lawyer: “OK. Base lay means?” Woman: “Crack.”» —“Lingo takes on new...

parlay

parlay
 n.— «Parlay or lays: rock cocaine.» —“Lingo takes on new meaning” by Tom Spalding Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Florida) Mar. 26, 2000. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

on strip

on strip  adj.— «On strip: This describes a prisoner who is ordered to serve time wearing only boxer shorts because he has done something wrong. As in, “They kept me on strip for five days.”» —“What the lingo...

jeffers

jeffers  n.— «Jeffers: An inmate term for snitches or brown-nosers. Jeffing is the verb. The origin of the term is unknown.» —“What the lingo means” by Adam C. Smith, Jo Becker St. Petersburg...

straightening closet

straightening closet  n.— «Straightening closet: An officers’ term for a room—a supply room in a case related by one officer—where an inmate can be taken and assaulted, or “straightened out,” without witnesses.» —“What the...