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tai tai

tai tai  n.— «In the local parlance, Kwok is known as a tai tai—the non-working wife of a wealthy businessman.» —“Hong Kong lives in the lap of luxury” in Hong Kong Channel NewsAsia (Singapore) Nov. 29, 2004...

canderflabble

canderflabble  n.— «I once read an article about useful foreign words that had no English counterpart, and it mentioned some language (I forget which) that had a noun meaning “the state of two people each waiting to see if the other...

scrumtrelescent

scrumtrelescent  adj.— «My wife and i honeymooned there after getting married on the beach at st. john. This was in mid-to-late May, and the weather was nothing short of scrumtrelescent.» —“Re: virgin islands question?” by...

discordant couple

discordant couple  n.— «Jim, 31, says he and his wife, June, are “a discordant couple,” meaning that one is infected with the AIDS virus and the other isn’t.» —“Aids Threat To Women Increasing” by Kay...

discordant couple

discordant couple  n.— «In the discordant couple phenomenon, one partner is HIV-positive, while the other remains negative, even as they continue to live together as man and wife or simply maintain a long-term relations.» —“Aids...

SWMBO

SWMBO  n.— «SWMBO. It’s pronounced “swimbo.” While we might be able to take credit for the initialism and pronunciation, the phrase is actually a phrase Idj first heard and read in the John Mortimer series “Rumpole of the...