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Twinkie

n.

snack food, supposedly invented and named 1930 by Jimmy Dewar, baker for the Chicago branch of Continental Baking Co. (later Hostess); said to have been inspired by twinkle.

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twiddle

noun

The tilde, a diacritical mark used especially in Spanish

verb

To change something in a small way; tweak (1980s+ Computer)


try out

verb phrase

To apply for something; become a candidate: I think I may try out for the choir this year (1900s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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