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snapper

snapper  n.— «Police said a correctional officer overheard Campbell say to Morrissey, “At least I’m not a snapper like you.” Officials at the prison said that in Vermont prisons “snapper” is a derogatory term for an...

pageant hair

pageant hair  n.— «Biotech #1: He hired this blonde girl from Chicago… with pageant hair! Biotech #2: Ew. Pageant hair? Hello, this is New York City. We aren’t blonde, and we aren’t perky!» —“ Although We All Start Out That...

shafting

shafting  n.— «A young dentist boasted to a friend that he had taken six ecstasy tablets and was heading to the toilets to insert another into his rectum so that it would be absorbed faster. The conversation was shocking to some who...

big boy

big boy  n.— «In one phone call, police overheard Ro talking about moving “big boys,” a term used to describe kilograms of cocaine.» —“Top drug dealer sentenced” Waterloo Record (Canada) Dec., 2006...

blurple

blurple  adj.— «Twenty-something male of African descent: “I’m so black I’m blurple!”» —“Rhymes with Purple” Overheard in Philly (Philadelpia, Pennsylvania) Mar. 28, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued...

yammy

yammy  n.— «Just before Garson took care of his bodily functions, he was overheard referring to an observant Jew as a “yammy,” which is apparently slang for yarmulke, the head covering worn by Jewish men.» —“Garson’s...

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