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pimp

pimp  v.— «Some Black voices, however, have joined the anti-immigrant backlash. Among them is Mary Mitchell, a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, who denounced Arellano’s comparison of her struggle to that of Rosa Parks, who defied...

spinksterinkdum Negro

spinksterinkdum Negro  n.— «At Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala., where King took over the pulpit in 1954, his brilliant predecessor Vernon Johns had often taken his complacent congregation to task for being too conservative...

sack dance

sack dance  n.— «I thought Mark Gastineau’s “sack dance” broght the rule for over-celebration. As for the “end-zone celebration” penalty…a Washington-Dallas game at Irving triggered the rule.» —“Re:...

robo-call

robo-call  n.— «Cochrane’s employer recently turned to Robo-call. Last month, Montgomery Ward’s credit department switched on an automated…number—and immediately heard the wrath of its customers.» —“Voice mail is a boon to...

bug

bug  n.— «The illegal numbers racket known as “the bug” lives on after the murder this week of one of its one-time kingpins.» —“‘The bug’: Shadow of former self Numbers racket survives, but lottery has cost it...

cat-faced

cat-faced  n.— «I mentioned to her the fact that there was a bumble bee’s nest in the big cat-faced pine just over the branch.» —“My Blue-Eyed Babies” by Montgomery M. Folsom Atlanta Constitution (Ga.) Mar...