Urban Dictionary

What’s the Definition of the Bowery

Posted November 12, 2010 at 6:17 am

It’s interesting to note how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the Bowery.  While an accurate description once upon a time, one Tweep in particular is none-too-happy with it. She says, “Merriam-Webster, y u hatin?” This prompted us to seek out some of the other supplemental online resources to see their definitions of same.  Here are a […]

Streets

Jonesin for Great Jones Street

Posted January 7, 2010 at 6:18 am

Pinpointing the exact etymology of certain words or phrases in the parlance of our time (to quote Big Lebowski) is a difficult task.  Indeed, much like a complicated game of telephone, explanations often change over time.  But some stick.  Take, for instance, the use of the verb “Jonesin.”  According to Urban Dictionary, Jonesin is  “a […]