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GEO

GEO  n.— «We were actually thinking about moving back home, with my husband staying here as a GEO [geographic bachelor, a military term for a married soldier in an isolated base or deployment].» —“After the war, a struggle to...

trailing spouse

trailing spouse n. a husband or wife who follows a marriage partner who takes a new job in different city. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

trailing spouse

trailing spouse  n.— «Another personnel man remembers the promising executive he lost because her husband was a dentist who couldn’t find a good practice to join in the area. To cope with this problem, some 150 northern New Jersey...

trailing spouse

trailing spouse  n.— «In the past, companies primarily found jobs for wives of transferred employes. But now that too is changing. As women reach higher positions in corporations, more and more are being asked to transfer, and the husband...

limón verde

limón verde  n. — «Border Patrol agents routinely monitor the main roads near her house on the outskirts of this sprawling city in south-central Texas, so Verónica and her friends and relatives have informal alert networks in place. “My...

Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson  n.— «A “Jim Wilson,” for example, is airline industry argot for a cadaver being shipped in cargo; undertakers routinely ask for “Jim Wilson” fares. So when a computer executive’s wife inquired about her...