Looking for a good man-word

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed Mar 21 23:58:55 UTC 2007

On Mar 21, 2007, at 4:27 PM, Cole Paulson wrote:

> Man-slut, man-skank, man-whore: masculine versions of feminine
> insults for
> pr[o]miscuity. Pretty common on college campuses.

ah yes, another vein of vocabulary.  there are some hits for "man
hooker" 'hustler, male prostitute', including a reference (whose
veracity i do not vouch for) to "when Dee Dee Ramone was a man hooker
on the corner of 53rd 3rd in Manhattan".

and in with a lot of other stuff, there are some hits for "man-pimp"
'someone who pimps out male prostitutes'.

both of these are literal.


oh, yes, "man kiss" 'man-to-man kiss', as in the recent infamous
Snickers ad from the Superbowl.

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