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- n. A member of the top one percent of a population by wealth, ability, etc. (same as the ninety-ninth percentile).
- n. An esoteric joke which is unlikely to be appreciated by a general audience.
- n. One who seeks or is granted honor far greater than their perceived contribution would warrant.
- n. One who wishes to be recognized for an idea without putting forth the "ninety-nine percent perspiration" needed to implement that idea.
- n. An outlaw biker, such as a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club.
If the Macallan's 12-year-old is a Scotch for the 99%, here's a perfect gift for your favorite one-percenter.
Milwaukee Jack is Rosga's motorcycle gang nickname, according to the government, and "one-percenter" is a term in biker gang culture that refers to the one percent of motorcycle riders who operate outside the law.
"But in his heart of hearts, he is in fact 'Milwaukee Jack,' an Outlaw, a one-percenter."
The Outlaws consider themselves a "one-percenter" club, witnesses testified during the nearly two-week trial.
Still, either way, McCain is a bottom one-percenter, arguably far dimmer than even the Current Occupant, who at least managed gentleman's "C's" at Yale and later at Harvard Business School.
Remember that McCain is a bottom one-percenter: he ranked 894th out of 899 in his graduating class at the Naval Academy.
One of the last nails in our current economic coffin got hammered in when he gave away the Clinton surplus to his one-percenter buddies with a massive tax cut we couldn't afford and they didn't need.
No spin necessary; another one-percenter "speaks."
Nowadays, officers also have to worry about lawsuits when they pull over a "one-percenter" - a way bikers describe themselves as the 1 percent of the population that doesn't follow the rules.
This is how we've learned to talk about our economy: as a matter of personal virtue and vice, from the overdrawn consumer to the one-percenter with the fifteen-percent tax rate and some senators' private numbers in his iPhone.
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