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tank

tank  n.— «The caddies work six days a week, assigned at “the bench” above Sankaty’s parking lot. Carrying one bag—a tank in camp parlance—nets $70, in addition to a tip that averages about $20.» —“At Camp Sankaty Head, Young Caddies...

performal

performal  adj.— «“There’s a macho performal nature that some of these people crave,” she said. “And what better a performance than the blood and guts of butchery?”» —“Young Idols With Cleavers Rule the Stage” by Kim...

MobMov

MobMov  n.— «Guerrilla drive-ins or “MobMovs”—shorthand for mobile movies—are popping up around the country in a variety of configurations. Unlike Young’s old-school use of real film, guerrilla drive-ins typically eschew the...

quo vadis haircut

quo vadis haircut  n.— «And for all of his 16 years giving Mr. Obama his “quo vadis” haircut—black parlance from the 1960s for close-cut locks—Zariff said he is not about to start ribbing Mr. Obama. “We do not tease about the gray at all,”...

young invincible

young invincible  n.— «In the parlance of the health care industry, Ms. Boyd, whose case remains unresolved, is among the “young invincibles”—people in their 20s who shun insurance either because their age makes them feel invulnerable or...

sexting

sexting  n.— «The teen engages in “sexting,” a term for a kind of text messaging that often involves sending erotic, nude pictures. Young says, “I don’t pose nude, but I do send pictures and get pictures and my brother he...