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gank

gank  n.— «Duane Beason, 35, of the 200 block of West 18th Street, was charged after police accused him of trying to sell undercover officers “gank,” a street term for something that looks like drugs but isn’t, at the...

booth capturing

booth capturing  n.— «Police said that the deaths and injuries occurred during clashes between rival parties, police gunfire to break up disturbances and incidents of “booth capturing,” a uniquely South Asian election...

OGA

OGA  n.— «The Taguba report described how “ghost detainees” were brought to the military police (MP) unit running several jails in Iraq by OGAs (military jargon for other government agencies, often a reference to the CIA)...

wet

wet  n.— «According to court documents, Edwards and Larry Sr. were locked in a dispute over a drug called “wet,” the slang term for a mixture of PCP and formaldehyde. It is used to lace marijuana or other smoking materials to...

hudda

hudda  n.— «While the literal translation of the shirt is the police code for homicide (“187”) followed by gang slang for police (“hudda”), many Valley police, school officials and gang experts see it another way:...