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tiger kidnap

tiger kidnap  n.— «In western Europe the threat is more from “tiger” kidnaps, in which, for example, the wife of a bank manager is held hostage to force him to open the safe.» —“On the trail of the...

break stick

break stick  n.— «The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was first tipped off to hog-dogging events at someplace called the “EZ Ranch” in Cordes Lakes in October.…Fights are held in an arena area, where wild boars are...

hog-dogging

hog-dogging  n.— «Authorities arrested a Cave Creek couple Friday on animal-abuse charges over a bloody sport known as “hog dogging,” in which bull terriers are released in an arena area to chase down wild boars...

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...