A play on Alex Rodriguez's nickname, "A-Rod". Rodriguez first got the nickname after signing an excessive $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers for ten years, starting in 2001. The nickname has followed him to the New York Yankees, where he was traded in 2004. His 2008 salary was $28,000,000.
Strong black coffee served in very small cups and infused with a hefty dose of sugar; a real pick-me-up, not for the faint-hearted.
The technical definition is an adjective used to describe something as cheap or inferior. New Yorkers use it as a term encompassing all of the souvenirs sold in Times Square that tourists take home with them to remind them of their trip to New York City. (I mean, what else would you call a melamine ash tray shaped like a yellow taxi?) AKA kitsch. Individual items of schlock or kitsch are known as tchotchkes.
Nickname for Portland because of all the rainfall it receives. Puddletown has made its way into popular PDX culture, as it's commonly affixed to names of businesses, sports teams, et al.
Original nickname for the Syracuse University sports teams. No, it has nothing to do with crackers, but rather Syracuse's prominence in the salt trade. The Saltine Warriors then became the Orangemen, and then the more gender-neutral Orange.