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Woolwich

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 1086 words.

A historic naval and military town, now much altered, situated 3 miles (5 km) east of Greenwich. A community

Synagogue

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 84 words.

In Jewish communities, the institution for worship, the study of Judaism, and social life and service, which had its origins

Khalsa, The

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 75 words.

The entire community of fully initiated sikhs, founded in 1699 by Gobind Singh, the last guru. Orthodox

Monk

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 112 words.

In the Western Church, properly a member of those religious orders living a community life under vows of poverty, chastity

Mother

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 1237 words.

Properly a female parent; hence, figuratively, the origin of anything, the head or headquarters of a religious or other community,

Disgusted, of Tunbridge Wells

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 111 words.

A byname for a disgruntled resident of the named Kent town, a worthy and respectable community famed as a bastion

Communism

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 118 words.

In the general sense of a society or community based on common ownership of property and common labour with all

Public

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 339 words.

(Latin publicus, from populus, ‘the people’). The people, generally and collectively, of a state, nation or community. Also

Mahatma

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 93 words.

The title given by Buddhists to adepts of the highest order, a community of whom is supposed to exist in

Preceptor

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 47 words.

Among the Knights templar, a preceptory was a subordinate house or community (the larger being a commandery) under a

ethnic

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 184 words.

is now principally used to denote a section of a community having distinct racial, cultural, religious, or linguistic characteristics not

commitment

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 230 words.

Commitment = (1) dedication; devotion to a special task or purpose <the company's unwavering commitment to the black community>;

epidemic

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 69 words.

A disease is an epidemic when it breaks out and rages in a community, only to subside afterward. A disease

youth

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 147 words.

Although this word can refer to a young person of either sex <several youths in the community>, it has

eve n. (drugs)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 34 words.

MDEA, a synthetic hallucinogen similar to MDMA.

2001 ONDCP Street Terms 9: Eve — Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. 2003 Community Counseling...

finishing school n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 61 words.

1 (US Und.) a women's prison.

1931–4 D. Clemmer Prison Community (1940) 332/1: finishing school, n.

fire-burn v. (UK black)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 71 words.

to attack verbally.

2003 Indep. on Sun. 12 Jan. 5: Courtney Davis, 26, said that some in the black community

essence n. (drugs)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 35 words.

MDMA.

2001 ONDCP Street Terms 9: Essence — Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). 2003 Community Counseling and Resource Center [Internet]...

hand jig v.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 23 words.

to masturbate.

1931–4 D. Clemmer Prison Community (1940) 332/2: hand jig, vi. To masturbate.

big daddy n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 427 words.

1 (US black) any influential black man, a power in his own community, aged 30 and more.

1971