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bolter

bolter  n.— «We have the “bolters” and the “browsers.” The bolters just want to come in for a quick look around, so if they just sit there and do nothing else but have a look at the eight minute film, that will give...

history sheeter

history sheeter  n.— «The words “history sheeter” and “rowdy sheeter” are often used in India to refer to a person who has a long criminal record—someone who has been arrested several times.» —“Know your...

get a cap

get a cap  v. phr.— «At 16 years, 234 days old, the much-hyped Adu became the youngest player in the history of the U.S. men’s national team to get a cap (soccer parlance for playing in an international match), beating Mike Slivinski’s...

rowdy-sheeter

rowdy-sheeter n. a person with a criminal record; a hardened criminal. Editorial Note: A synonym is history-sheeter. In India, a rowdy is far more often used than in other Anglophone countries to mean a lawless or disorderly person. Therefore, a...

rowdy-sheeter

rowdy-sheeter  n.— «News reportage on city crime seems to collapse the rowdy-sheeter and history-sheeter in their descriptions of arrests, shootouts, etc.: “notorious rowdy-sheeter” and “history-sheeter” are used...

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...