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pimp cup

pimp cup  n.— «The pimp cup. When the gold-encrusted goblet favoured by purveyors of women becomes so ubiquitous that former Nickelodeon star Nick Cannon is rocking it in a video, you know it’s time to retire it.» —“Missteps, misfires...

quinceañera

quinceañera  n.— «Cuban Americans mark their daughter’s turning fifteeen with an elaborate party, called a quince. The “sweet fifteen bash,” which has evolved from the Hispanic quinceanera, is a Latino debutante ball...

gravanity

gravanity  n.— «Evers’ team has noticed that people increasingly want to leave their mark in public. At the Tate Britain Museum in London, for instance, visitors are asked to write captions for works of art. Selected contributions are then...

187

187  n.— «They use graffiti to mark territory but also to send messages. In some cases, threats are made as when the number “187,” a gang’s name and an individual’s name appear. “That is a call to kill the person,”...

elephant

elephant  n.— «Vale threw a party in Ulan Bator with samba dancers flown in from Brazil to mark the company’s arrival in Mongolia to search for another “elephant”—mining parlance for a big discovery.» —“Ivanhoe Seeks...

descanso

descanso  n.— «While a gravesite marks the resting place of physical remains, a descanso is intended to mark the place where the spirit left the body.» —“Americans find room for descansos” by Elda Silva San Antonio...