A sophisticated, suave male urban dweller; one who knows which bars to frequent, where the fashionistas dine, and which shows one must see.
The character of James Bond epitomizes the concept of a "Man About Town".
I've got Arnie on the blower, and he wants to come over.
1) Penis. Originally emerged in American black popular music, first made known to a wider audience by Chuck Berry in the song "My Ding a Ling".
2) Pejorative term suggesting stupidity.
1) "Y'all must be playin' with your own ding a ling!" Chuck Berry
2) So he tried for four hours to charge his laptop, and then realized that he hadn't installed the battery.
A talented but imperious female performer. Originally used to describe opera starts, the word is now commonly applied to female performers in virtually any medium.
Celine Dione demands mint flavoured toothpicks in her dressing room at every performance...what a diva!
1) Popular fiction produced in the 1950s and published in inexpensive periodicals nicknamed "pulps" for the inferior quality of paper they used, compared the "slicks" (e.g., Life or Time magazine.) Most frequently used to describe detective, western, or science fiction writin of the period. 2) Title of a 1994 film by Quentin Tarantino.
Ray Bradbury and Louis L'Amour are two well known American authors who began their literary careers as writers of pulp fiction.
(also "do wop")
A form of popular music, primarily but not exclusively the domain of black performers, which achieved prominence in the 1950s. Its most prominent element is close, multipart vocal harmonies, sometimes rendered accapella. The term "doo wop" is typical of the the nonsense syllables often used as a chorus.
"The Great Pretender" by the Platters is probably the best known example of Doo Wop music.
A musical ensemble, generally from the 1980s whose most noteworthy asset is their coiffure.
If they wore jeans, sang about girls and beer, and looked like they spent more on their perms than on their instruments...they were probably a hair band.