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rowdy-sheeter

rowdy-sheeter n. a person with a criminal record; a hardened criminal. Editorial Note: A synonym is history-sheeter. In India, a rowdy is far more often used than in other Anglophone countries to mean a lawless or disorderly person. Therefore, a...

guirla

guirla  n.— «Las letras, herederas del rap puertorriqueño pero en español, hablan de sexo, violencia, respeto, “guirlas”—mujeres—, drogas y “socios,” todo ello aderezado con una jerga rapera...

net-cee

net-cee  n.— «It was the latest salvo in a classic MC battle, the kind that has long been a staple in the dog-eat-dog world of hip-hop. To a generation raised on computers, it seems only natural that the tradition has migrated from street...

ish

ish  n.— «You’re full of ish, you ish head. Incidentally, I have a strange question: are you aware that “ish” is the term used instead of “shit” in many rap songs so they can be played on the radio, etc?» —“Re:...

spread your wings

spread your wings  n.— «With sexually explicit rap music thumping from oversized speakers, cars spun and fishtailed with passengers hanging out of open doors and windows, a move called “spread your wings.”» —“Deadly...

unbwogable

unbwogable  adj.— «If you were in Kenya during the elections you would certainly have discovered that Kenyan Swahili got a new word into the vocabulary: “unbwogable.” The rap song “Can you bwogo me?” by the Luo...