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ghetto pass

ghetto pass  n.— «Born and raised in the ‘hood, Todd didn’t need a Ghetto Pass or a black Family Circle Seal of Approval.» —by Paul Beatty Next: Young American Writers on the New Generation May 1, 1994. (source: Double...

ghetto pass

ghetto pass  n.— «The first time I saw Latifah in person, I left my feminism and classical political theory class early so that I could hear her speak over the electric fence between a (white) feminism that many Harvard students and...

ghetto pass

ghetto pass n. figurative or literal approval from Black Americans or the hip-hop music community (of a non-Black person or a now-successful Black person); the street cred of someone known for keeping it real. Etymological Note: This term was...

ghetto pass

ghetto pass
 n.— «I never thought ice cube would give up his Ghetto Pass.» —by Akiem Allah Usenet: rec.music.hip-hop Mar. 11, 1997. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

cuffing and stuffing

cuffing and stuffing  v.— «We’re a white-collar unit—paper crimes, fraud, embezzlement. The old cuffing-and-stuffing routine doesn’t come to us very much.» —“Club owner’s sense of something off-key led to the arrest of rock-star...

cuffing and stuffing

cuffing and stuffing  v.— «The days of cuffing and stuffing criminals in jail are long gone. The role of police officers has been broadened to include the title of educator.» —“DARE Lessons Worth It; Kids Remember” Palm...