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noofter

noofter  n.— «For Only Fools and Horses John Sullivan replaced the expletives of south London with a rich invented argot. Jason revelled in it, and, in a neat example of reality reflecting art, made words such as dipstick, noofter and...

zhing-zhong

zhing-zhong  n.— «Zhing-zhong is the street lingo for products from Asia—mainly China—which have hit the country.» —“Locals Exposed” by Vincent Kahiya Zimbabwe Independent (Harare) July 30, 2004. (source:...

redwash

redwash  n.— «Everyone came to the Circuit de Catalunya expecting the red cars to do what they had done in San Marino two weeks ago, but when only four-tenths of a second separated Rubens Barrichello, Nick Heidfeld, Michael Schumacher...

shoulder peak

shoulder peak  n.— «The show aired at 5pm on a Wednesday, a daytime slot called “shoulder peak” in TV jargon.» —“Never judge a book by its clubbers” by Oliver Bennet Independent (U.K.) June 28...

ghost soldier

ghost soldier  n.— «Butler is not out of the army officially, but he is morally and mentally. He is a thing apart. He will be a “ghost” soldier, more dead in army circles than any who fell in Flanders field.» —“Convicted...

sabi talk

sabi talk  n.— «Collier is a man who is ingrafted with what is called in local parlance “sabi talk” (sweet tongued), he has been observed to be complaining so much. He frequently quarrelled with Mr. Solomon Berewa while he was...