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fourwalling

fourwalling  v.— «The example of “Billy Jack” is being studied by everyone in the industry. Tom Laughlin, the producer, director and star of the 1971 film, was dissatisfied with Warners’ distribution of the film, so he went out...

goonda tax

goonda tax n. money extorted as ‘protection’ or to permit passage on public thoroughfares, or paid as a simple bribe. Etymological Note: The Hindi and Urdu term goonda can be translated as rascal or ruffian and even as goon, but there is no evidence...

buffet flat

buffet flat  n.— «The “buffet flat” is thus termed because it is possible to buy all kinds of liquor in these places at all hours—and for all prices.» —“It Takes an Out-of-Town Minister Really to See Chicago...

bundler

bundler  n.— «Those fundraisers who raised at least $100,000 for the campaign were given the title “vice chairs.”…The Kerry campaign has periodically released the names and home towns of these vice chairs, also known as...

racino

racino  n.— «At least seventeen states allow either full-scale gambling or what are called “racinos,” tracks with slot machine parlors attached.» —by Dan Ahrens Investing in Vice Feb. 1, 2004. (source: Double...