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dormcest

dormcest  n.— «He advises against “dormcest”—involvements with women on his hall.» —“Anxiety 101 Welcome to dorm life in 1994” by Nora Zamichow Los Angeles Times Oct. 14, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued...

Korotkoff sound

Korotkoff sound  n.— «Blood rushing around your arteries makes noises. These are called “Korotkoff sounds.”» —“And another thing…“ by Stephen Hall-Jones Cayman Net News (Cayman Islands) Nov. 6, 2006...

spray and pray

spray and pray  v. phr.— «For Dove, who worked with Guerlain for 19 years, fragrance should be about “hedonism, indulgence, utter luxuriousness.” He has little time for what he dubs the beauty hall “spray and pray...

electric scarecrow

electric scarecrow  n.— «Residents in the area near the Country Ribbon plant complained to city hall about the loud sound system that the plant was using to keep crows and seagulls away from its caged chickens. The plant, in the...

ditch

ditch  v.— «Along the hall in the new gym the seemingly endless cafeteria line forms. Girls, giggling and laughing, “ditch” in line. This is a system whereby twelve girls crowd in front of you with the light remark “Ann...

run-out concert

run-out concert  n.— «In modern parlance, this was a classic “run-out” concert: a performance that took the orchestra…away from home base only long enough to make music and quickly leave town.» —“Riding the rail to...

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