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Goldilocks

Goldilocks attrib. connoting moderate characteristics; (specifically) Goldilocks zone, the habitable region of a planet; Goldilocks market, a safe or nonvolatile financial or commodity market. Etymological Note: From the fable Goldilocks and the...

Tricky-dadian

Tricky-dadian  n.— «Despite all this money, T&T does not have the best reputation in the region since its citizens are referred to as “Tricky-dadians.”» —“Win some, lose some” by Tony Deyal Trinidad...

red dot

red dot  n.— «Gesturing across the wood-paneled office, he points to a relief map of Indonesia and the surrounding region mounted on the far wall. “It’s OK with me, but there are 211 million people (in Indonesia),” he says...

bleed-out

bleed-out  n.— «A recent study about Iraq’s insurgency by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington estimated that 3,000 foreign fighters had gone to Iraq to join the insurgency. Now, battle-hardened, they form...

frottoir

frottoir  n.— «Zydeco, like Simien, is a native of the southwest region of Louisiana. It’s the music of the prairies and swamps. The primary instruments are the accordion and the frottoir, which is a rubboard.» —“Blues, Creole, Cajun...

Black Belt

Black Belt  n.— «E-40, who gets things popping every weekend at San Jose’s Ambassador Lounge, notes that what we witnessed was a major catastrophe in a region so heavily African-American that it is sometimes called the Black Belt...

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