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D2D

D2D  n.— «“It’s missionary work turned into a business,” said Cameron Treu, 30, who served his mission in Chile and was recruited into D2D (that is door-to-door in sales lingo) by another former missionary.» —“Door to Door as...

cohort

cohort  v.— «As patients entered, they were “cohorted,” in medical lingo, meaning that they were separated from the general population and quarantined in a 40-foot hallway (normally a psychiatric emergency area), lined with molded plastic...

REO

REO  n.— «R.E.O. is industry lingo for “Real Estate Owned,” the term that bankers assign to homes they have taken in a foreclosure. Reomac is the industry group that serves the mortgage default trade, specializing in selling the busted-up...

hairbag

hairbag  n.— «Mr. Bacon employs some well-worn police lingo in relating his experiences, which he started logging in a computer on nights off from work. He describes turning into a “hairbag,” a term for a very experienced officer that is...

trub

trub  n.— «Don’t worry about all of the junk (hops and proteins—called the “trub” in brewers lingo) in the wort—most of it will fall to the bottom during fermentation.» —“How to Brew Beer – 5 Steps for Making Beer at Home...

trade

trade  n.— «One of the more troubling signs for a manufacturer or retailer is when its suppliers—the “trades,” in industry lingo—begin asking to be paid in advance.» —“Some G.M. Suppliers Said to Request Payments in...