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dementia americana

dementia americana  n.— «“Ah, gentlemen,” said Mr. Delmas, dramatically, turning to the alienists who testified for the prosecution, “if you desire a name for this species of insanity let me suggest it—call it dementia...

urger

urger  n.— «“Urger” is defined in the Dictionary of Racing Slang by Ned Wallish as “a racecourse con man who will urge an unsuspecting punter to back a horse after telling him a most impressive story. If the horse should win...

shako mako

shako mako  other.— «Another man holds up a small mirror and yells the Iraqi slang phrase “Shako mako? (what’s up?)” as he hops inside a locked ward.» —“Psychiatric Hospital Struggles to Heal in Iraq” by Michael...

impact incarceration

impact incarceration  n.— «A 25-year-old Lincoln man pleaded guilty Friday to unlawful criminal drug conspiracy, a Class II felony, and was sentenced to four years in prison with a recommendation for impact incarceration, also known as...

twidget

twidget
 n.— «A twidget was anybody who wasn’t an engineer, and therefore, according to the snipes, not a real man.» —by P.T. Deutermann Edge of Honor May 1, 1995. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

twidget

twidget  n.— «At this evening’s muster, ET2 Fred Larousse, one of Cushing’s twidgets—electronic technicians—and the senior man on the BAF, was holding forth on the subject of security alerts.» —by Douglas Morgan Tiger...