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hocker

hocker  n.— «Sem wonders if skeptical rabbis mean that the press can’t do its job, and that therefore “hockers” are the best sources of information for what the rabbis think…When it comes to the “hock”...

jitterbug

jitterbug  n.— «The big holdup job gets messed up by a couple of “jitterbugs” who are assisting on it, the girl turns out a great disappointment, the gunman is rendered a fugitive with a moll and a dog who love him...

ABD

ABD  adj.— «I managed to pass my oral qualifying exam, essentially the final hurdle before writing the actual dissertation. In the parlance of academia, this makes me “ABD” (All-But-Dissertation), which also puts me squarely in...

sliced and diced

sliced and diced  adj.— «It is customised (“sliced-and-diced” in industry parlance) for the job function, so a human resources manager will see a different set of information to a sales manager or call centre operator, even...

Collyer

Collyer  n.— «A veteran firefighter called the job a “Collyer mansion”—packed and crowded with junk and debris like the old upper Fifth Avenue spread.» —“Burning Down the Squat” by Matthew Fleischer Village...