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smurfing

smurfing  n.— «Missourians had been caught in Illinois on several occasions “smurfing”—that is, buying anhydrous ammonia, iodine crystals, ether and other ingredients from various sources, far from their labs, to avoid raising...

yips

yips  n.— «After winning his first game against the Mariners on June 23, pitching six encouraging innings, Bierbrodt’s control looked lost again. In 1 2/3 innings Monday, he walked five batters. Once more, some misses could be measured in...

filthy stuff

filthy stuff  n.— «I don’t know how the hell Ashby gave up five runs.…His stuff was so filthy.» —“Me and my shadow” by Tom Krasovic Sporting News (St. Louis, Mo.) Sept. 1, 1997. (source: Double-Tongued...

gank

gank  v.— «“Don’t gank me,” Kelly says. As a verb, Kelly later explains, “gank” means “to chump you, or play you for a fool.” » —“The New Breed Young St. Louis Cops Look For Seasoning, Respect—And...

hype man

hype man  n.— «Hype-men, for those of you unfamiliar with the lingo, are the fellas you see at rap shows who stand next to MCs and bellow certain words along with the rap to add emphasis.» —“I Love a Parade: Radar Station hitches a...

punk

punk  v.— «He blamed the prevalence of violence on television, the availability of handguns, the outrage at being shown disrespect—or “punked,” as he called it.» —“Fight on school bus escalated, led to killing, authorities...