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Get the Goody Out

Amelia in Arlington, Virginia, was surprised to hear her wife, who is from Iowa, use the phrase getting the goody out to describe someone sporting a well-worn pair of sweatpants, indicating that they were continuing to get the most out of that...

yngling

yngling  n.— «A mystery to anyone without an interest in sailing before those Games, the boat drew headlines after the success of the trio—whose sporting prowess was augmented by good looks—and suddenly there was great interest in the...

charreada

charreada  n.— «A growing number of middle-class Mexican-Americans spend lazy summer afternoons at the charreada—part rodeo, part fiesta and one of Mexico’s most revered sporting events, dating to the 17th century.…At family-owned...

winter legs

winter legs  n.pl.— «I had been sporting what most women like to call “winter legs”—a reference to some hairy undergrowth—but what I like to describe as my “Tommy Sheridan shrubbery.” Waxing, shaving and plucking...

Calcutta wager

Calcutta wager  n.—Gloss: a form of gambling on a sporting event involving multiple contestants in which each contestant’s name is auctioned off to observers. At the end of the event, the high bidder for a winning contestant’s name...

ten-mile cloth

ten-mile cloth  n.— «Blaze orange, also known as hunter orange, safety orange, fluorescent orange or 10-mile cloth, is readily available in a variety of clothing, caps and hats, through sporting goods and hunting supply stores, as well as...