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humbum

humbum  n.— «Is there anybody left who knows about humbums from the Depression days?…Maybe it was two words: hum bums?…They were kind of like fritters, made of selvage bread-dough pieces and plopped into hot oil. There they...

yumptious

yumptious  adj.— «You could slaver them with butter or powdered sugar or jam.…Humbums were yumptious.» —“Anyone got the dope on humbums?” St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minn.) Feb. 15, 2005. (source: Double...

mountain dew mouth

mountain dew mouth  n.— «Too much sugar is a bad thing. He says dentists have actually coined a phrase known as “Mountain Dew mouth.”» —“Protecting Smiles Statewide” by Karen Kostko WSAW-TV (Wassau...

cat face

cat face  n.— «Atzet stopped again, to drill into the bulging bark of a cat-faced sugar pine. The cat face is a ring of bulging bark that has grown to heal a scar left by a fire. Because the healing bark is loaded with pitch, it tends to...

cachaça

cachaça  n.— «Now, Brazilians have something new to add to the list: equating cachaça (pronounced kah-SHAH-sah), the country’s powerful sugar cane liquor, with rum. Seeking to cash in on the rising popularity of Brazilian culture...

geedunk

geedunk  n.— «I put cream and raw sugar in my coffee. All motions. I wasn’t going to drink the muddy geedunk. It reminded me of the Mississippi River.» —by James Patterson The Thomas Berryman Number Apr. 1, 1996. (source:...