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trufan

trufan  n.— «1976 Fisher Strekfan’s Glossary 6 “Trufan: The total fan, one who embraces every aspect of fandom. This has another meaning in SFandom but the single definition has been prevalent in STrekdom so far.”» —“Star...

sustainer

sustainer  n.— «Ms. Clark, 56, is a “sustainer,” in league parlance, meaning she has moved to an advisory position. “I’m an old doll. They need us,” she says of the league’s “active” members, the roughly...

old doll

old doll  n.— «Ms. Clark, 56, is a “sustainer,” in league parlance, meaning she has moved to an advisory position. “I’m an old doll. They need us,” she says of the league’s “active” members, the roughly...

young-old

young-old  n.— «Another meaningful division of the life cycle is now appearing in the rise of the young-old, a group drawn mainly from the 55-to-75 age group. The young-old are distinguished from the middle-aged primarily by retirement...

asparagus field

asparagus field  n.— «Hundreds of citizens’ groups have sprung up in Germany to battle “Verspargelung der Landschaft”—a new phrase in the German lexicon—meaning “the transformation of the German landscape into an...

Verspargelung der Landschaft

Verspargelung der Landschaft  n.— «Hundreds of citizens’ groups have sprung up in Germany to battle “Verspargelung der Landschaft”—a new phrase in the German lexicon—meaning “the transformation of the German landscape...