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stiffs

stiffs  n.pl.— «Having the threat of being forced to play “in the stiffs” “with the B-Team,” or “with the scrubs,” pick your pejorative, is surely a powerful motivating factor for any modern athlete...

schmuck bait

schmuck bait  n.— «But because of the serial nature of television, Schmuck Bait has a distinctly different meaning. As submitted by Ron Anderson, for TV—Schmuck Bait: When the promos for a show tease an outcome which will obviously never...

boot

boot  n.— «He has been accused of being a threat to development, being arrogant and disrespectful to the chiefs, and referring to them as “elementary boots.”» —“DCEs are corrupt” Home Page Ghana Apr. 12...

hackmailing

hackmailing  n.— «Technology does have a lot to answer for in shaping our language and is by far the greatest source of neologisms. silicon.com’s own effort is to get the word “hackmailing”—a conjunction of hacking and...

social dumping

social dumping  n.— «The principle would “encourage service providers to move their headquarters to the EU member states with the lowest tax rates, environmental requirements and protection of workers’ rights.” According to...

crypsis

crypsis  n.— «In those insect which gain protection from mechanisms other than crypsis (warning, threat and flash coloration), or even in those cryptic moths which benefit from resembling dead leaves, the melanics are rare, recessive, sub...