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L’s

L’s n. In the United States, a driver’s license. Editorial Note: In Australia, L’s is widespread and refers to the learner’s “L-plates” and learner’s driving license, precursors to the driver’s permit—one’s P’s—which grants full driving...

L’s

L’s  n.— «On Tops of all that my L’s been suspended & my car got impounded like 3 times since Sept.» —“Let Me help build Mr Rick Up” by Thagamezover@webtv.net (Da Lamp) Usenet: rec.music.hip-hop Apr. 7, 2002...

Indiana normal

Indiana normal  n.— «“Indiana normal” is the term the Fort Wayne physician has coined to refer to the weight of many of his patients. “In a day in my office seeing patients, it’s rare that I see a patient of normal...

diabesity

diabesity  n.— «As a specialist in diabetes, Mastbaum may be more likely than some doctors to see heavier patients. But as one who treats the sometimes-deadly complications of the illness, he also knows that such patients are risking their...

swankienda

swankienda  n.— «I appreciated your “swankienda” reference last week. Maxine Mesinger was my cousin, and it’s nice to see that her “phrase” has not been forgotten» —“Coined word is reminder of columnist, her...

eventize

eventize  n.— «Feldstein and Peter Staddon often used a word I would hear a lot around Los Angeles: “eventize.” As in, “We really need to eventize the hell out of this release.”» —“Box Office in a...