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narco-saint

narco-saint  n.— «Jesus Malverde, a legendary crime figure revered as a saint by many of the country’s drug traffickers, has received plenty worshippers since the shrine went up in the capital’s rough Doctores neighborhood.…The so...

barmuda triangle

barmuda triangle n. a concentration of bars or nightclubs on a street, at an intersection, or in a neighborhood. Editorial Note: The number of establishments is often less or more than three. Another popular variant is beermuda triangle...

comp

comp  n.— «In the real-estate industry, they’re known as “comps,” which is short for comparables. If you’re thinking about selling your home or refinancing it, you find comparable homes in your neighborhood that recently sold...

tot lot

tot lot  n.— «Surfside’s Hawthorne Park, also known as “tot lot” playground, located on the corner of Hawthorne Avenue and 90th Street in the center of the town. The tot lot stands out as one of the few shaded playgrounds, and...

power dog

power dog  n.— «She had had some close calls before last week’s attack, and had seen pit bulls and other “power dogs,” as she calls them, roaming the neighborhood, chains jangling behind them.» —“Dog-attack victim...

bed head

bed head  n.— «Ms. Neighbor and Mr. Matz discovered Fishtown, a gentrifying blue-collar neighborhood adjacent to Northern Liberties, where, in the last five years, youthful faces with bed head have made their way among the traditionally...