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kiah su

kiah su  n.— «My favorite of these is “kiah su” which is Hokkien for “afraid to lose (out)” (Mandarin pa shu). Someone who is kiah su will go to great lengths to, for example, buy something they don’t really want...

en chinga

en chinga  adv.— «‘Stoy aqui pero ando en chinga. Right now I’m cranking out the implementation of a Framework Based Software Synthesis system based on the Uniform Modeling Language.» —“Re: David Gleaser Donde Esta” by...

bump

bump  adj.— «Purdue University English Professor Samantha Blackmon says young people in her native Detroit no longer call music or CDs “cool,” for example. “Music is considered ‘bump’ in Detroit,” she said...

Yuma

Yuma  n.— «In Cuban street slang, yuma means a foreigner, more specifically, someone from a non-Spanish speaking European or North American country, and most particularly, from the United States. When someone asks my brother-in-law where...

hiplife

hiplife  n.— «In hiplife, hip-hop beats fuse with raps in any of Ghana’s many languages or English-language raps ride beats that incorporate elements of highlife, Ghana’s indigenous pop style.» —“Fusion-Based Hiplife Genre Invigorates...

fundagelical

fundagelical  n.— «Plus the attitude of many of the regulars in this group is very “fundagelical”—anyone who doesn’t accept that perl is the one true language is a heretic, and you should never use anything other than perl...