MAMIL noun [C]
abbreviation for middle-aged man in lycra: a man who takes up cycling in middle age, especially one who rides an expensive bike and spends a lot of money on clothing, accessories and so on
Richard’s transformation into a MAMIL began five years ago when, to get fit, he bought a road bike. At first, he wore a sensible pair of shorts and a loose-fitting jersey. But then the buying began in earnest. New wheels (the old ones were slowing him down, apparently), a pair of cycling shoes, then another pair, then a ‘quicker’ helmet, then a personal trainer to help him shed the pounds and improve his ‘power to weight ratio’.
[Daily Mail, 11 December 2014]
YIMBY noun [C]
abbreviation for yes in my back yard: a person who (in contrast to the NIMBY) supports the building of new housing and other development in their local area
Look around, and YIMBYs are a growing presence. There’s a YIMBY group in Somerville, Massachusetts, and one in Los Angeles; there’s a San Francisco YIMBY party and a YIMBY group in Portland. YIMBYtown, a national conference, will take place in Oakland this month; Helsinki is hosting Yimbycon in August.
[www.theatlantic.com, 5 July 2017]
EIP noun [C]
abbreviation for extremely important person: a person who is treated even better than a VIP (very important person) because they are famous or influential in some way
Recently, a stylist from Net-a-Porter hand-delivered an order just as her designated EIP (Extremely Important Person) was about to perform on stage, while a team from Moda Operandi flew with a couture wedding gown back to the designer’s atelier to oversee alterations just days before the wedding, after the bride changed her mind about what she wanted.
[The Telegraph, 13 September 2017]