1. Various activities considered immoral by certain people. From the Latin word vitium, meaning failing or defect. Drug use, sexual promiscuity, prostitution, gambling, recklessness, cheating, lying, and selfishness are commonly considered vices.
2. Vice cops. Police responsible for investigations of the unlawful use, possession, and sale of drugs, as well as investigations of gambling, loan sharking, prostitution, obscenity, pornography, and other vice-related activities.
1. Shame he lost all his money. Gambling was always his favorite vice.
2. My uncle was arrested for soliciting an undercover female vice cop posing as a prostitute.
A newspaper, magazine, or other type of printed publication not worthy of your respect. Something with which you would wipe up a mess, as with a cloth rag.
I started my career in journalism by working at a small newspaper. It was a rag, but the editors gave me some good advice.
1. Something considered immoral by certain people. From the Latin word vitium, meaning failing or defect. Drug use, sexual promiscuity, gambling, recklessness, cheating, lying, and selfishness are commonly considered vices.
2. Vice cops. Police that arrest hookers and drug dealers instead of murderers, thieves, rapists, and child molestors. The laughing stock of any given police department.
1. Shame to hear about his alcohol addiction. Never thought he'd be one to indulge in vice.
2. Haven't you heard? Vice cops busted Pee Wee Herman for masturbating in an adult theatre.
Acronym for In Name Only, added as a suffix to one or more letters to form a larger acronym standing for ________ In Name Only.
Joe Lieberman is considered a DINO (Democrat In Name Only) due to being affiliated with the Democratic Party but acting much more like a Republican. The 2004 film Catwoman is sometimes referred to as CINO (Catwoman In Name Only) due to bearing few similarities to the comic book character it was supposedly based on. McDonald's can be considered FINO (Food In Name Only).