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papi store

papi store n. in urban areas with a large Latino population, a small market or bodega, especially such a store where young men loiter. Etymological Note: Perhaps from the Spanish “mami y papi store” ‘mom and pop store,’ but note that...

blue angel

blue angel  n.— «You must all know about blue angels, where you hold a lighter/match very close to your jeans/butt and fart. It makes a blue flame.» —“Sparks from Lifesavers candy in your mouth (& exploding blue...

Fedders building

Fedders building  n.— «The recent proliferation on detached house blocks of multi-family housing, characterized by some as “Fedders buildings” for the name on the air-conditioning sleeves, prompted local officials to request...

pimp

pimp  v.— «Know this: whatever you may try to pimp, Japanese kids have already pimped bigger and badder than you. While we Americans smugly giggle at the idiocy of the urban Honda Civic owner and the ways of Xzibit on MTV’s Pimp My Ride...

Hurban

Hurban n. a commercial radio programming format made of music intended to be popular with Black and Spanish-speaking city-dwellers. Editorial Note: The format usually emphasizes reggaeton, dancehall, and English- and Spanish-language hip-hop, but...

Hurban

Hurban  n.— «A decade ago, Boston didn’t have the audience for a single large Spanish-language station much less two. Now whether your style is romantic or the Hispanic urban sound known as Hurban(ph), whether your favorite Iglesias is...

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