Travis Johnson wrote:R. Ranson...is it possible that the newspaper made up its own term, over-used it, and is the reason why you cannot find it?
Have you ever thought about seeing if the paper has their own website and seeing how far back you can go in their digital archives and seeing if you can find the word they used. You could also be brave and call the newspaper itself and ask. If you are an introvert though, I understand where that could be difficult to do.
Travis Johnson wrote:A few years ago when I was still working, I was working with a young woman in her twenties who claimed she was never going to be married, so I said, "Oh, you plan on being a Spinster, huh?" You would have thought I was talking Greek to her, she had to ask her Grandmother what it meant, and even then her Grandmother said she had not heard that word in 70 years.
Jeesh, I am not that old, but at least I have some vocabulary!