Air quotes (1989): gesture made by raising and flexing the index and middle fingers of both hands, used to call attention to a spoken word or expression. Dirty bomb (1956): bomb designed to release radioactive material. Kiteboarding (1996): the sport of riding on a small surfboard propelled across water by a large kite, to which the rider is harnessed. Mental health day (1971): day that an employee takes off from work to relieve stress or renew vitality. Subprime (1995): 1. having or being an interest rate that is higher than a prime rate and is extended especially to low-income borrowers; 2. extending or obtaining a subprime loan. Wing nut (circa 1900): (slang) one who advocates extreme measures or changes; radical.
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