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ginger knob

vulgar derogatory A person, typically a man, with naturally red hair. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland.
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ginger minge

1. vulgar derogatory A woman with naturally red hair (a reference to her pubic hair, where "minge" is vulgar slang for the vulva/vagina). Primarily heard in UK, Ireland.
2. vulgar derogatory The external genitals of a woman with red pubic hair. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland.
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ginger minger

derogatory slang A person with red hair who is considered unattractive. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland.
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ginger group

A small group of people within a political party or organization who attempt to influence the other members of the group. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. The party was staunchly conservative until the ginger group slowly started shifting them to a more liberal stance on social issues.
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ginger group

a highly active faction within a party or movement that presses for stronger action on a particular issue.informal
An old horse dealer's trick (recorded from the late 18th century) to make a broken-down animal look lively was to insert ginger into its anus. From this developed the metaphorical phrase ginger up , meaning ‘make someone or something more lively’; in the early 20th century the term ginger group arose, to refer to a highly active faction in a party or movement that presses for stronger action about something.
1970 New Society The appearance of ginger groups to fight specific proposals, is not necessarily a bad thing—particularly if the established bodies aren't prepared to fight.
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They come in a delicious range of colours from the shiny gold of Butterpat through gingery Wyndley to velvet crimson Moerheim Beauty.
He had short fair or gingery hair, wore a black jacket and was carrying a rucksack.
l Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel (pounds 15) `Smells gingery and peppery and is brilliant at easing wintry aches and pains.
The man was white, six feet tall, of medium build, aged between 20 and 22 with a gingery tinge to his hair which was almost completely shaven.
The dead man is described as 5ft 10 ins tall, of stocky build, with fair or gingery receding hair and a moustache.
The woman was black, aged about 60, 5ft 3in and had black hair with a gingery tint, braided at the back and slightly greying at the front.
Today it's well known for its gingery taste - and dye-like qualities - but few had heard of it 10 years ago.
The dead man is described as aged around 50 years old, five feet 10 inches tall, of stocky build, with fair or gingery receding hair and a moustache.
The woman was black, 5ft 3in and had distinctive black hair with a gingery tint, braided at the back and slightly greying at the front.
So her menu includes Vietnamese chicken, fiery hot and sour soup, and gingery hot duck salad.
The man is described as a scruffy white male with a soft Irish accent and gingery blond hair, aged between 30 and 40.
The man, who is described as being about 50 years old with gingery, curly hair and a brown beard, exposed himself in Hampton Road, Foleshill, at 9.
Choc-a-block with smokey barbecued sausage and earthy plum attacks, a therapeutic gingery undertone combats the frankly ludicrous alcohol content.
Adults are matt black, about 1cm long and beetle-shaped, with elbowed antennae and gingery flecks on the wing cases.