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plusing

plusing  n.— «Mr. Vernon refers to these and myriad other actions as “plussing the business.” No one has ever been more successful than Mr. Vernon in giving a food store the ambiance of an upscale department store.» —“Top...

soapland

soapland  n.— «It is the night life of Tokyo and Osaka that seems to propel Mr. Mezrich—the hostess clubs, “soaplands” and “sexual harassment clubs” in which Malcolm’s colleagues conduct so much of their business...

harassment club

harassment club  n.— «It is the night life of Tokyo and Osaka that seems to propel Mr. Mezrich—the hostess clubs, “soaplands” and “sexual harassment clubs” in which Malcolm’s colleagues conduct so much of their...

Fiberal

Fiberal  n.— «The premiums and the broken promise about tax increases have been controversial. The neologism “Fiberal” has gained rapid acceptance, and both Mr. Sorbara and Mr. McGuinty are being pilloried in the press and on...

sabi talk

sabi talk  n.— «Collier is a man who is ingrafted with what is called in local parlance “sabi talk” (sweet tongued), he has been observed to be complaining so much. He frequently quarrelled with Mr. Solomon Berewa while he was...

cholo

cholo  n.— «“I keep telling Cesar: ‘This is your month. You’re going to be the next American cholo all-star,’” Mr. Jimenez said, using the slang for Mexican gangster.» —“Casting a Gang Member? Call Suspect...