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The Lowdown Meaning and Origin

Bobbie in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, wonders about the expression What’s the lowdown?, meaning “What’s happening?” Lowdown, meaning “the skinny,” “the scoop,” or “the details” originated in...

scoop out

scoop out  v. phr.— «Effects of overdose: Sleep or deep sedation from which you cannot be awakened by any means for upto three hours or more, and in many cases, death. Passing out while on GHB is sometimes called carpeting out, scooping...

Oregon grate

Oregon grate  n.— «Commonly called the “Oregon grate,” the fish exclusion device fits onto the box trawl net traditionally used by pink shrimpers, allowing fishers to scoop shrimp off the sea floor without accidentally catching...

scoop shop

scoop shop  n.— «Nobody keeps track of specific flavor sales at ice-cream parlors (“scoop shops” in dairy-industry parlance), but the International Dairy Foods Association tracks supermarket sales, which, according to its...

chicken cutlet

chicken cutlet  n.— «That seemed to hold true for her cleavage as well. Chris Rock said, “I want her to be curvaceous!” So I was stuffing my bra with three layers of those chicken cutlet things you buy at Victoria’s Secret...

coquito

coquito  n.— «There was, instead, an opening-day scoop of a Caribbean gelato known as Delicioso Coco Helado, or in English, Delicious Coconut Ice Cream. With little advertising, the carts selling the ice cream, commonly called “coquito,”...