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Pez Name Origins

When an Austrian candy maker needed a name for his new line of mints, he took the first, middle, and last letters of the German word pfefferminz, or “peppermint,” to form the brand name PEZ. He later marketed the candies as an...

medible

medible  n.—Gloss: Food containing marijuana. Note: marijuana + edible «Eating edibles (often referred to as Medibles) gives some suffers of chronic ailments more relief or a different kind of relief than simply smoking or vaporizing it...

smoke-eater

smoke-eater  n.— «Nonsmokers also had problems with the specially equipped smoking areas. Depending on the number of smokers concentrated in one area, it was rare that “smoke-eaters” as they were affectionately called, could...

dipper

dipper  n.— «A man was taken to a hospital for an emergency psychiatric evaluation Wednesday after he darted into traffic and then told police that he had been smoking “dippers,” a street term for a PCP-laced cigarette...

snoutcast

snoutcast  n.— «You see them everywhere, huddled together in doorways and outside buildings—whatever the weather, giving their lungs their nicotine “snack.” They are Britain’s smoking employees, now dubbed “snoutcasts.” Since a...

aluminum boat

aluminum boat  n.— «The other bill amends the definition of drug paraphernalia to include all controlled substances, and adds “aluminum boats” to the list of paraphernalia. “Aluminum boat” is a term used to describe a folded, boat shaped...