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charmesty

charmesty  n.— «I think it’s best to employ a combination of charm and honesty. Let’s call it “charmesty.”» —“Couple lost gift list, but not ‘charmesty’” by Amy Dickinson Chicago Tribune Feb. 12, 2005...

spokes

spokes  n.— «I’m writing in response to “Losing My Sense of Humor,” who coined the word “spokes” to describe all the forwarded e-mail that she receives.» —“Couple lost gift list, but not...

fukubukuro

fukubukuro n. a gift bag or package containing unknown and varied merchandise, sold at the New Year for a large discount. Etymological Note: From Japanese 福 fuku ‘good fortune; luck’ + 袋 fukuro ‘bag’ (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

gun-grabber

gun-grabber  n.— «Davis, 54, got a TNT-like retirement gift from one right-wing newspaper. Atop a story announcing that Davis was going, the paper’s headline cried, with utmost objectivity: “Chief Gun-Grabber Retires...

gift trauma

gift trauma  n.— «“Gift giving has lost its meaning because we’re way too focused on the reaction of the recipient instead of wanting to find a small, meaningful gift,” says Sunwolf, a communications professor at Santa Clara...

caging

caging  n.— «Many people use many terms for this service. Some of them are: lock box operation, cashiering, scanning operation, caging operation, cash management, and OCR operation.» —“How to cut costs on gift...