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carebear

carebear  n.— «The new word, an insult, is carebear. I was called a carebear today by someone who didn’t agree with my assessment of a game that I didn’t enjoy. I’ve also seen others use it directed at people who they don’t like. Such as:...

hot shoe

hot shoe  n.— «Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a race car is taking a risk, but a “hotshoe” is someone who travels at higher-than-usual speeds and takes unusually risky chances.» —“The hotshoe flipped at the chicane:...

bull tailing

bull tailing  n.— «The rodeo-like sport of bull tailing, or Toros Coleados, which Venezuelan immigrants have brought to South Florida, involves cowboys on horseback who grab a running bull by the tail and pull it down. There’s a similar...

Meritage

Meritage  n.— «Meritage is a wine term—a compound of the words merit and heritage—coined by a group of vintners to identify handcrafted wines blended from traditional aristocratic Bordeaux varietals.» —“Meritage...

turkey

turkey  n.— «The Legislature marred an otherwise good session by producing a record number of “turkeys,” which are a Florida term for projects that have been inserted by legislative prerogative. In many cases, they involve...

turkey

turkey n. a pet project funded via pork barrel politics. Editorial Note: This appears to be specific to Florida. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)