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janky

janky  adj.— «The two artists wear white, “janky-ass Tyvek” painter’s suits; they move quickly, transferring wooden panels and cement legs to the curb beneath the AC Transit sign. Within minutes, they are assembling the bench...

terp

terp  n.— «One of the most pleasant and rewarding contacts we (husband and I) had with deaf signers was at a lunchj where one of the other hearing people who signed, (actually a terp, but off duty) was willing to both sign and voice...

buscon

buscon  n.— «“But now if you don’t sign a player on the day he tries out, the buscon will take him to another team,” Norman said. “And now, some buscones are going to agents instead.”» —“Red Sox Are Digging Deeply...

buscone

buscone  n.— «“Whenever you sign one of their players you have to pay $500 or $1,000. Either that or they will take it off {the prospect’s} bonus.”» —“Dominican connections benefit Rays” by Bill Chastain Tampa...

DYKWIA

DYKWIA  n.— «I’m told Ally had lost his voice and was ordering drinks by sign. L for lager, ML for more lager and DYKWIA for do you know who I am? This came in handy if lager was ever refused. And if he was really bad come closing time, he...

spectacular

spectacular  n.— «It’s the real thing. And it’s real big. We’re talking about a new three-dimensional, six-story-high lighted sign—known in outdoor advertising parlance as a “spectacular”—that the Coca-Cola Co. plans to unveil...