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What's the Word?
June 21, 1999
Sports has enriched the language with terms from knockout to screwball to jeter, a new word for brush-off derived from Yankee Derek Jeter's reported cold shoulder to Mariah Carey at a party (page 100). Here's a lineup of neologisms that might catch on.
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June 21, 1999

What's The Word?

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shaquette (shak-ET) n. A small brick. "I'll get the lighter fluid, you bring the shaquettes."

zomo (Z?-mo) n. A replay from Alonzo Mourning's perspective "Let's see that block again in zomo."

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