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quell

quell  n.— «There are recent reports in the literature describing the intranasal abuse of quetiapine among jail inmates, who may obtain it by reporting malingering psychotic symptoms and who refer to it as “quell...

bio-porn

bio-porn  n.— «Prurient in its focus, shameless in its methodology and vile in execution, this volume is a near-perfect example of what has come to be called “bio-porn,” a particularly noxious subgenre of the polemic literature...

fanjinshi

fanjinshi  n.— «The central festival topic is named by a peculiar coinage-Fanjinshi, a portmanteau word made of the English “fanzine” and “dojinshi,” Japanese analogue of “Samizdat,” Russian word for an...

snoezelen

snoezelen  n.— «In literature a multisensory environment is sometimes referred to as “Snoezelen,” derived from two Dutch words meaning “to smell” and “to doze.” This is mainly due to the fact that it was...

man date

man date  n.— «Although “man date” is a coinage invented for this article, appearing nowhere in the literature of male bonding (or of homosexual panic), the 30 to 40 straight men interviewed, from their 20’s to their 50’s...

vuzvuz

vuzvuz  n.— «Speaking of pejoratives, have you heard the term “vuzvuz” applied to Ashkenazim? Apparently derived from the frequent use of “vus? vus?” in Yiddish. I am not sure that there is any real insult attached...