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ice

ice  v.— «Pittsburgh kicker Jeff Reed couldn’t have been happier when Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio called a timeout as Reed lined up a 37-yard field-goal attempt with 23 seconds left in their game last Sunday night. Del Rio was trying...

diabecity

diabecity  n.— «A main triggering factor is weight, and a new word, “diabecity,” has been coined to describe the fact that nine out of 10 type 2 diabetics are obese.» —“Program teaching people about healthy...

juke

juke  n.— «Ayuso said he never said the word, “jakes” during the incident but did use the word “jukes,” a slang term for a robbery or robbery victim.» —“Man who shot at cops says he was scared” by...

burner

burner  n.— «He said he had had an altercation on Zion Street the previous morning with a man who had threatened him, saying, “You better keep your burner on you tonight.” “Burner” is a slang expression for a gun...

jake

jake  n.— «Johnson testified that Ayuso then said, “You all look like a bunch of jakes,” Kestenband told the jury. “Jakes” is street slang for police officers.» —“Man who shot at cops says he was...

gift trauma

gift trauma  n.— «“Gift giving has lost its meaning because we’re way too focused on the reaction of the recipient instead of wanting to find a small, meaningful gift,” says Sunwolf, a communications professor at Santa Clara...

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