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More Cabbie Slang

What is a bingo? If you’re a taxi driver, a bingo is someone you don’t pick up because your cab is already occupied. Another bit of cabbie slang is bunco. That’s when they are called to a specific address but no passenger shows up...

no duff

no duff  other.— «L/Cpl Steven Jones, 25—an Army passenger on the plane—yelled, “No duff, no duff, we are on fire, we are on fire,” before communication was lost. “No duff” is a military term used to indicate a real emergency instead of a...

door

door  v.— Note: Being “doored” is the same as receiving a door prize. «“You have to always be alert,” said Barbara Ross, who bikes to work and volunteers with Time’s Up!, an environmental group that promotes a group bike...

spoiled seat

spoiled seat  n.— «The revenue lost by leaving a seat empty—a spoiled seat, in industry parlance—typically exceeds the cost of compensating a bumped passenger. Only fear of angering people keeps airlines from overbooking more...

kiss-and-ride

kiss-and-ride  n.— «At the terminal building, the wife and husband pull into a special place to park long enough to discuss last minute family matters…and for that parting kiss! This husbad is the “Kiss-and_Ride”...