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A male personal assistant who accompany some-one and knows her/his boss's interests and needs and responds to them.
"Mr. Obama's regular basketball buddies include Reggie Love, the candidate's "body man" from the campaign trail who played basketball at Duke University in 2001, the year the Blue Devils won the NCAA championship...." (Wall Street Journal online article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122964718901120311.html?mod=yhoofront)

"Mr. Love, 26, is Mr. Obama’s body man, the personal aide who shadows the senator and anticipates everything he needs — and everything he does not need. He is not a bodyguard (security is provided by the Secret Service), but rather the ultimate assistant, rarely more than a body length away from the candidate" (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/27/us/politics/27reggie.html?_r=1&oref=slogin).
by Kim Dammers December 20, 2008
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Source: This word was introduced by Simon Winchester on NPR. (Maybe on Oct-14-2002, Talk of the Nation )
His convivant dumped him when she saw him messing around.
by Kim Dammers April 6, 2008
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a trip designed to familiarize event planners (or other poeople) with a venue
Define familiarization trip
familiarization trip. A low-cost trip or tour offered to travel agents by a supplier or group of suppliers to familiarize the agents with their destination and services. Example, a resort property or group of hotels and restaurants in Aruba might team up with an airline or tour operator to offer a discount fam trip to the resort or to Aruba. Generally referred to as a "fam trip."
by Kim Dammers July 16, 2008
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"the spread of comment threads from a small number of commenters that are dozens of entries in length and thousands of words long. "

This is a definition made up by the people at savageminds.
First, kudzu has a chilling effect on conversation, and keeps a wide range of people from participating in the comments.
by Kim Dammers July 23, 2010
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to work hard to achieve something, usually implying success
Wow, Mary! This is a great party. You really knocked yourself out.

It seems every time you give a party you really knock yourself out.
by Kim Dammers June 11, 2008
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An athlete who spends one year in college befor moving on to professional sports.
Your take on recruiting "One-and-Dones" - I have seen a few interesting points on both sides of this argument on various boards, aso I thought I would make a place to consolidate them. What is the take on KU going after some guys that will likely be moving on to the NBA draft after one season in college? - CBSSports.com
by Kim Dammers June 11, 2009
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(Pronounced "vay-gay")

1. A group of people living together, at least some of whom are not related.

2. An apartment or other residence used by the people of a WG in the above sense.
I don't know what this is called in English, so I just say WG vay-gay to my kids when I tell them about my life in Germany. Many other ex-pats in Germany do the same. WG /vay-gay is a common term among us, even when in the States.
by Kim Dammers April 6, 2008
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