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jingle truck

jingle truck  n.— «High-axled trucks rumbled past—loaded mostly with firewood—painted in bright, fanciful designs and hung with hundreds of metal bangles that spurred U.S. troops to dub them “jingle trucks.”» —“An...

train wreck

train wreck  n.— «Formats called “Jack,” springing up nationwide, program what the industry calls “train wrecks”—juxtapositions of songs from different genres and different eras. It’s an approximation of what...

power hour

power hour  n.— «Games like “hall crawl,” where partygoers sample a different drink in each room of a dorm or fraternity house. Or “power hour,” which requires ingesting a shot of beer each minute for 60 minutes...

jukebox musical

jukebox musical  n.— «Right now they’re putting on the ultimate jukebox musical, Louis Jordan’s “Five Guys Named Moe,” and swinging everybody into bad health.» —“‘Five Guys’ swings on Jordan’s star” by Bill...

DWT

DWT  n.— «In fact, my daughter is convinced there’s a traffic offense called DWT: driving while teen.» —“Why are dads like a police state?” by G.D. Gearino in Raleigh, N.C. News & Observer (E1) Mar...

roll

roll  n.— «Ravers take a “roll” (the street-term for a dose of ecstasy, like a “hit” of LSD), then spend the night dancing to techno music, on a plateau of peace, platonic and romantic love and general goodwill...

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