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When someone you're dating, talking to, or sleeping with pulls a disappearing act on you, but somehow manages to contact you just when you're about to give up on them. They're holding on loosely, but not letting go. A.K.A pulling the 38 Special. This is based on the band's famous song Hold On Loosely.
I haven't heard from him in over a week, but he randomly IMed me this morning. He's totally pulling the 38 Special.
by Spinsterella August 12, 2009
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A Really "Cool Dude" that rocks a sweet mullet, tight pants, and sometimes a Douche Tag. These types usually drive rusted out 80's model Trans-Ams or Camaros. 38 Specials are called such because they most likely rock out to the 80's band 38 Special every day while sipping Keystone Light.
Man, the saftey guy at work is a bonafide 38 special.
by Tony "LT" B May 12, 2009
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The most popular revolver cartridge in the world. Equivalent in power to a semi-auto's 9mm cartridge.
.38 Specials are called "38s" by gangsters who call 9mm lugers "9 millies" or pistols in general Glocks
by Qadir38snubimmacalllittlewayne January 11, 2013
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Musical Group
-One of the greatests southern rock bands to come about. Such hits as "Rockin' into the night", "hold on loosely", "caught up in you", "wild eyed southern boys", etc.
Flourished mostly during the early 80's after the decline of Lynryd Skynyrd.
(Music) ...Usually it's too late when you realized what you had...(end music)

"Man .38 Special Kicks ASS."
by (2)Clint_Bowyer RULES!!! March 29, 2005
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A horrible band from the 80s that is a super lame spinoff of Lynyrd Skynyrd. They wrote songs about fucking underage girls and being general redneck douchebags. They appealed to hundreds of thousands of dumbass shittards mainly throughout the South. They are mistakenly called Southern Rock by many people, but they are just a worse version of Bad Company, Thin Lizzy and your mom.
"Hay, letz git sum dip n Skoal n Bud Light n than go to tha .38 Special concurt 2nite! We will git us sum yung poontang n have us sum reel redneck fun, Roscoe. YEEEE-HIIIII!!!"
by wurdzwurthyo August 14, 2014
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