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caging

caging  n.— «Clients saw a 14 percent increase in subscribers in 1988 from use of KLM’s caging/cashiering service, compared to a 3 percent rise in those countries where subscribers had to send a U.S. money order.» —“Playing It Smart:...

bajadero

bajadero  n.— «Since the black market abhors a vacuum, it was perhaps inevitable that the border would see the rise of the bajadero—loosely translated, a chicken-stealing member of the underworld, who makes money kidnapping illegal...

parentariat

parentariat  n.— «At least five common factors seem to be driving the rise of the parentariat and its new centrality. Demographically, they are the best-educated generation of parents we have ever had. As a correlation, they are also the...

cyberchondria

cyberchondria  n.— «Doctors blame the wealth of web-based information for a rise in “cyberchondria” and say scores of patients are heeding poor or mistaken advice.» —“Beware cyberchondria—it’s catching” The...

seppo

seppo  n.— «Seppos, if you do not happen to be acquainted with Australia’s arcane rhyming slang, are Americans. At one time, they called us Yanks. Then they noted that the term rhymes with “septic tanks.” That’s how they came...

hikikomori

hikikomori  n.— «Hikikomori is not a disease. For reasons ranging from bullying to exam failure, some young people are shutting themselves away in their rooms and having as little direct contact with the outside world as possible. Many are...