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tocco

tocco  v.— «The nickname, pronounced like “taco,” is a combination of the words “took” and “hocked” and means taking something without permission—but not quite stealing. Sullivan said his father got the...

gone pecan

gone pecan n. a person who is doomed, defeated, or beyond rescue; a goner. Editorial Note: As noted in the 2003 citation, pecan is pronounced in this expression to rhyme with gone, so it’s something like “puh-KAHN” rather than “PEE...

lollerskates

lollerskates interj. used to express laughter or hilarity, although often used ironically or satirically in emulation of people who overuse acronyms, chatspeak, emoticons, or elite-speak. Editorial Note: This term is usually used only online. The...

dika

dika  n.— «For example, the English term “digital camera” is called “dika” (pronounced dee-ka) in South Korea.» —“North and South divided by common Korean language” by Jon Herskovitz in Seoul...

wila

wila n. a surreptitious note (sent by or between prisoners); a kite. Editorial Note: Pronounced “WHEE-lah.” Etymological Note: This is an Anglicized or Spanglish spelling of the Mexican Spanish güila or huila, that, according to...

Nueva Yol

Nueva Yol n. In Caribbean Spanish, New York (City). Also Nueba Yol. Editorial Note: The “yol” is due to a clipped final consonant, characteristic of Caribbean Spanish. In most dialects of Spanish, the “V” and “B”...