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spin

spin  v.— «Agents often make early commitments to more than one horse in a race, figuring that the field will thin out by the time post positions are drawn. But if both horses enter, one of the trainers will be jilted. Jockeys also can...

twink

twink  n.— «On the Brass Rail stage, a lithe, boyish-looking dancer (or “twink,” in scenester parlance) twirls around the pole wearing red fairy wings and little else.» —“The Meat Merchant” by Diablo...

goon

goon  v.— «He criticized the NHL for allowing too much gooning.» —“St. Louis owner singles out Hospodar for gooning” by Jerry Zgoda Star-Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) Mar. 2, 1986. (source: Double...

outstate

outstate  n.— «He believes President Bush is the first sitting president to bring his own campaign to Duluth since Dwight Eisenhower. “People up here get tired of the ‘out’ terminology, as in ‘outstate.’ Being courted is always nice...

bye week

bye week  n.— «Others, though, have plotted strategy in the middle of games and suggested we hold a practice during our bye week.» —“Intensity, tempered with fun” by Michael Rand Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn...

enryo

enryo  n.— «One concept that enters into Japanese social interactions a lot is “enryo” (EN-ryoh), which means to exercise restraint or to defer to others.» —by Dave Marquis Japanish (Minneapolis, Minn.) May...