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sing-jay

sing-jay  n.— «At 6 1/2 skinny feet, Eek-a-mouse is as imposing as his name is entrancing. One of Jamaica’s top performers and personalities, he’s a prime practitioner of a reggae style that’s come to be known as “sing-jay,”...

fund-raiser

fund-raiser  n.— «A lot of them were involved in crime anyway, carrying out fund-raisers, as they called them, to financially support their own organizations.» —“Talk of the Nation: Belfast Bank Heist Has Hollywood...

doppelbanger

doppelbanger  n.— «A second reviewer claims that the video is dated July 3, 1997, and estimates that Davis—or maybe her doppelbanger—was 27 at the time. “She sure looks a lot and sounds a lot like the real deal,” the reviewer...

bag drag

bag drag  n.— «As the son of an international airline captain and a pilot in the Marine Corps for 22 years, I have spent a lot of time in the back—and front—of aircraft.…On a recent ski trip to Utah, I did not enjoy doing the...

triangulation

triangulation  n.— «Labour are expert at using the presentational device called “triangulation.” For those unfamiliar with the argot of the Westminster village, this involves pinching key planks of a rival party’s platform to...

hy-style

hy-style  n.— «Rather than filling the empty area, the mall’s owner will tear down the building to erect a new wing that looks a lot like a mall-industry nemesis—the trendy lifestyle center.…Westfield has coined a name for the...