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92Golf

92Golf  n.— «They are among 165 92Golfs—military slang for cooks, after their 92G designation in the personnel handbook.» —“K.P. With the Culinary Arts” by Julia Moskin in Fort Lee, Va. New York Times Mar...

UGRE

UGRE  n.— «Natick has gone back to the drawing board; it is now testing “unified ground rations express,” or U.G.R.E., which can feed 18 soldiers a hot meal out of a single disposable box.» —“K.P. With the Culinary...

san man

san man  n.— «This point was brought home some months ago by Kevin Fitzgerald, a young “san man,” as he drank coffee on break and we stared out at a dark and empty Union Square Park. He said that his main duty after 9/11 was to...

trash hound

trash hound  n.— «Sanitation workers tend toward gallows humor and self-deprecation; they proudly call themselves “trash hounds” and are long accustomed to being overlooked.» —“The Collectors” by Field...

Fedders house

Fedders house  n.— «Last year, a group took to the streets to protest the loss of their homes to condominiums and co-ops—buildings they have labeled “Fedders houses” after the air-conditioning units that protrude from the...

Fedders building

Fedders building  n.— «The recent proliferation on detached house blocks of multi-family housing, characterized by some as “Fedders buildings” for the name on the air-conditioning sleeves, prompted local officials to request...

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