New words – 12 November 2012

négociant noun a wine maker or merchant who buys grapes, juice, or wine to blend from small producers and bottles the finished wines under their own name

But this sherry, bottled by Equipo Navazos, a sort of high-end sherry négociant, was fresh, tangy, complex, and deep.

[New York Times (US broadsheet) 20 June 2012]

nip-slip noun informal an accidental showing of a nipple

Should you, like Florence Welch, find yourself wearing a dress that covers 90 per cent of your body in voluminous fabric, at least go the extra inch to make sure that you don’t also seem to be one deep breath away from having an improbable nip-slip.

[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 21 May 2012]

walk for phrasal verb to be employed as a catwalk model for a particular fashion house

She’s walked for designers such as McQueen, Balenciaga, Chanel […]

[ 6 May 2012]

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