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swalpa adjust maadi

swalpa adjust maadi  n.— «Coming back to the phrase “swalpa adjust maadi”—it literally means “please adjust a little,” and is used as a metaphor in daily life. A lady commuter standing in a bus may use the phrase to...

care leaver

care leaver n. a person who has been a ward of the state but no longer qualifies for or receives any government assisstance. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

whoadie

whoadie n. a casual, familiar form of address for a friend. Also wodie, wody. Editorial Note: This term appears to originate in the hip-hop scene of New Orleans, La. Etymological Note: < wardie ‘resident of a political ward’ (source: Double...

shako mako

shako mako  other.— «Another man holds up a small mirror and yells the Iraqi slang phrase “Shako mako? (what’s up?)” as he hops inside a locked ward.» —“Psychiatric Hospital Struggles to Heal in Iraq” by Michael...

Fujimorazo

Fujimorazo  n.— «Fed up, many Brazilians are moving to Miami, the press is speculating that Franco may attempt a “Fujimorazo” (usurping of powers) and there is open talk of a return to military rule.» —“Breaking the rules...

bed-blocker

bed-blocker  n.— «“Bed blockers” are patients who had been given acute care in a Metro hospital bed but no longer need that attention. They should be sent to a chronic care hospital but there are no available beds.» —“‘Bed...