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sailor mongering

sailor mongering  n.— «Sailor mongering was rife in the 19th century when brothels sent prostitutes laden with booze onto ships as they made their way to harbor. The idea was to get the sailors so drunk they could be whisked to shore and...

noisy withdrawal

noisy withdrawal  n.— «“Noisy withdrawal”—where lawyers are required if necessary to resign with notice to the SEC where there has been a serious breach of securities law.» —“Let me in, I’m a lawyer” by Jon...

pocho

pocho  n.— «Pocho is a derogatory term that Mexicans use to denigrate Mexican-Americans who put on gringo airs, and the article described the cultural trauma that Lopez faced as a young man when he tried to return to Mexico after attending...

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