Today’s Wordbird: SMOOVE

SMOOVE (N.) smoov A man who, like the author of the satirical “Smoove B” column in The Onion, uses heavy-handed courtship methods that repel his target. Usage: As Tristan, hair-gelled, cologned, and American Appareled from head-to-toe, sidled up to a group of women at Radegast, hoping to unleash the “Mystery Method” pick-up technique, the women moved to the other side of the bar. “What a smoove,” Courtney said to Tara and Bethany.

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Liesl Schillinger is a New York-based writer and translator, whose criticism, essay, features and other work have appeared in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Gourmet Live, The New Yorker, New Yor more


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