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matchbook college
 n.— «I can get an honorary degree from some matchbook college anytime I want.» —by Porter Bibb Ted Turner: It Ain’t As Easy as It Looks Sept. 1, 1997. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

matchbook college

matchbook college  n.— «Modern American politics are dominated by cheesy, simplistic sound bites. Political consultants and some politicians must believe all voters are graduates of Matchbook University’s course on Simple Minds and Short...

pirata

pirata n. an unlicensed taxi; a gypsy cab. Editorial Note: This term is common throughout the Spanish-speaking world, but is recorded here because of its entrance into the everyday vernacular of Los Angeles and other communities. Etymological Note:...

pirata

pirata  n.— «Some employers have sent minivans to pick up domestics stuck at home or at bus stops. Many bus and rail commuters have turned to taxi pirata.» —“Worker Unsolidarity” by Kenneth Noble Newsday Nov. 9...

pirata

pirata  n.— «Using a taxi pirata—illegal taxi—is out of the question. The 10-mile ride would cost her more than her daily earnings of $50.» —“For Working Poor, Rides Are a Lifeline” by Richard Marosi Los Angeles...

pirata

pirata  n.— «Also known as bandit taxis, gypsy cabs or piratas—Spanish for “pirates”—they take business away from licensed cabbies, depress bus ridership and pose safety risks for passengers, officials say.» —“Illegal...