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spinner

spinner  n.— «It’s Dub, a niche car magazine with a tiny paid circulation that has nevertheless become the bible of the urban automotive subculture devoted to 20-inch-plus spinners—the outrageously flashy oversize wheels that pop up in...

whip

whip  n.— «“It has some of the hottest whips on the planet,” she added, using the current East Coast slang for car.» —“The Dub Generation: Gearheads Go Hip-Hop” by Denny Lee New York Times Apr. 23, 2004...

young-old

young-old  n.— «What’s to get hepped up and festive about when all I can see in front of me is a decades-long campaign of vigilantly keeping the forces of decrepitude at bay as I totter forward over the next 15 years into first the...

Eurabia

Eurabia  n.— «The Egyptian-born writer Bat Yeor has for some years referred to the rise of a new “Eurabia” that is hostile in equal measure to the United States and Israel.» —“Eurabia?” by Niall...

booth capturing

booth capturing  n.— «The men had carried out a new version of a storied Indian electoral trick: “booth capturing,” in which armed thugs hired by political parties seize control of a polling place and stuff ballot boxes...

paquetería

paquetería  n.— «Known in Spanish as paqueterías, the courier services tap into the nostalgia market, filling an aching void between New York’s poorer immigrants, many not legal residents, and the people they left behind...