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Origin of Truckin’

In a 1936 episode of Jack Benny’s radio show, a woman says that her father sprained his ankle the night before while truckin’. This has an A Way with Words listener confused; she thought trucking was a term from the 1970s. Grant clears...

trucking

trucking  n.— «Investigations late last year found the commercial boats had been fishing off one part of Stewart Island and then reporting the catch as having been made in another area. The ministry says its analysis of the first...

trucking

trucking  n.— «The investigation concerns misreporting catch from one fishing area to another, a practice commonly known in the fishing industry as “trucking,” Mr Green said.» —“MFish seizes second Korean fishing vessel in...

pickle park

pickle park n. a public area, such as a park or roadside rest stop, where sexual liaisons between men are said to take place; in trucking, any roadside rest area. Etymological Note: Probably from “pickle” as a euphemism for “penis...

tanker yanker

tanker yanker
 n.— «Aka “Slick,” The Tanker Yanker from Leamen.» —“Re: where do truckers access Internet??” by Ryan Usenet: misc.transport.trucking Nov. 28, 1995. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

troquero

troquero  n.— «Unlike the common vision of a trucker, an old white man wearing a cowboy hat drinking a big gulp full of coffee, most truckers in LA are Latino, some are women, and most speak Spanish. They call themselves troqueros...

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