40 definitions by anthony brancato

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An adolescent or young-adult American male of Italian ancestry or descent; esp. one of lower-middle-class socioeconomic background or status and thought of as being dim-witted, excessively aggressive, and prejudiced against perceived outsiders, particularly homosexuals and members of other races.
The Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn is widely regarded by the rest of New York City as a "Guido" stronghold.
by Anthony Brancato April 19, 2003

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Unemployment insurance; or, less commonly, any form of public assistance.
Since the company he worked for went out of business and he did not quit or get fired, he was eligible to go on the dole.
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New York City (due its large Jewish population).
While seeking the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1988 Jesse Jackson referred to New York City as "Hymietown," a remark for which he later apologized.
by Anthony Brancato April 21, 2003

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The predominant style of architecture, interior design etc. in North America and most of Europe during the 1930s.
The streamlined, geometric design motifs of Art Deco (from 1925) prevailed throughout the 1930s.
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The southernmost neighborhood or district of New York City's borough of Staten Island, distinctive for its geographical isolation, low crime rate, and lack of racial and ethnic diversity.
The Conference House, once the site of abortive peace negotiations during the American Revolution, is the principal landmark of Staten Island's Tottenville section.
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(often capitalized) A condition of increasing trouble or difficulty (usually preceded by "down the ...")
If the ecomony doesn't improve soon, George W. Bush's bid for a second term in the White House could go straight down the Hershey Highway despite the surprisingly easy victory over Iraq.
by Anthony Brancato April 21, 2003

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To deliberately lose a sporting event or contest, esp. with the intention of gaining some future advantage (such as a higher selection in an upcoming draft, etc.)
The NBA lottery was implemented in the 1980s so that non-contending teams would have less incentive to "tank" games at the end of the season in order to secure the top pick in the following summer's draft.
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