Home » sack

Tagsack

Episode 1564

Tribble Trouble

In Cockney rhyming slang, apples and pears is a synonym for “stairs,” and dustbin lids means kids. Plus, sniglets are clever coinages for things we don’t already have words for. Any guesses what incogsneeto means? It’s the...

Gunnysack Origin

Elsie from Fredericksburg, Texas, wonders if a gunnysack and a burlap bag are the same thing. Both are made from coarse fabric, but the word gunnysack is actually redundant, because the gunny goes back to a Sanskrit word that means “sack...

chipping

chipping  n.— «Almost every time Cole lines up across the left tackle, he’s got a tight end to deal with, too. Running backs also take a quick shot at him before releasing into the flat—a technique called chipping.» —“Eagles ends...

blue jacking

blue jacking  n.— «At the age of 10 he sold newspapers in downtown Toledo.…They didn’t have a normal paper route like most kids, delivering to the same house every day in nice, quiet neighborhoods. This young boy and his friend...

windshield cowboy

windshield cowboy  n.— «These weekend ranchers are also called “windshield cowboys” because they use sack feed instead of graze and have trained their cattle to come at the sound of an auto horn.» —“Cowboys—the real...

vegetables

vegetables  n.pl.— «“Hey Afroman!” a student shouted into the rapper/singer’s dressing room window after the show, “I got a fat sack of headies for ya. You gonna let us in?” They must’ve known that Afroman had to ditch...