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dust - 1) nothing, as in "Tinhorns are dust to me" (Pick-Up, 3);
Sleep, 64); 3) a look, as in "Let's give it the dust" (Pick-Up, 28)
coffee-and-doughnut, as in "These coffee-and-doughnut guns are ..."
hop - 1) drugs, mostly heroin or derivatives like morphine (Farewell,
shine box - bar for blacks (Farewell, 5)
knockover - heist, theft (Knockover, 399)
Dutch - 1) as in "in dutch" - trouble (Postman, 56); 2) as in "A girl
two bits - $25 (Key, 3)
three-spot - three-year term in jail (Art, 85)
yegg - safecracker, "who can only open a rather cheap and vulnerable
3) as in "They don't make me happy neither. I get a bump once'n
pill - 1) bullet (Falcon, 13); 2) cigarette (Knockover, 398; Playback, 38)
ducat - ticket (Key, 73)
bracelets - handcuffs
torpedoes - gunmen (Farewell, 215)
(Dain, 182)
information"? (Knockover, 203)
fin - $5 bill (Playback, 11; Vengeance, 40)
schnozzle - nose (Art, 190)
joss house - temple or house of worship for a Chinese religion
kick off - die (Knockover, 69)
vag, as in vag charge, vag law - vagrancy (Op, 52)
roscoe - gun (Key, 182)
hop-head - drug addict, esp. heroin (Op, 52)
joint - place, as in "my joint" (Knockover, 199)
(Knockover, 207)
right guy - a good fellow (Knockover, 111)
but that doesn't fit here (Pick-Up, 8)
dib - share (of the proceeds) (Knockover, 400)
(Playback, 108)
hock shop - pawnshop (Dain, 63)
jack - money (Op, 265; Sleep, 114; Art, 104)
now" - broke (Knockover, 54)
or you got a trip for biscuits" - ?? (Art, 209)
pulled the Dutch act" - committed suicide (Vengeance, 122);
dope - 1) drugs, of any sort (Farewell, 82, 143); 2) information
dormy - dormant, quiet, as in "Why didn't you lie dormy in the place
greasers - ?? (Pick-Up, 171)
breeze - to leave, go
dope peddler - drug dealer (Op, 52)
accosted? (Knockover, 70)
put down - drink (Postman, 56)
johns - police (Sleep, 69)
ribbed up, as in "I got a Chink ribbed up to get the dope" - set up,
section eight" - said about a man who becomes insanely vio
a gallon of - gin (Dain, 175)
hoosegow - jail (Knockover, 354)
wrong gee - not a good fellow (Sleep, 184)
143); 2) bell-hop (Lake, 73)
us the rap" (Op, 51); 2) hit (Postman, 33)
right gee - a good fellow (Sleep, 157)
weak sister - a push-over (Op, 42)
dizzy with a dame, to be - to be crazy for a woman (Art, 217)
grand - $1000 (Pick-Up, 33)
a drink of strong liquor (Partridge's)
kick, as in "I got no kick" - I have nothing to complain about (Thin
step off - to be hanged (Knockover, 446)
house dick - house detective (Vengeance, 25)
(Sleep, 83)
dummerer - somebody who pretends to be (deaf and?) dumb in order to
wise head - a smart person (Thin, 106)
in "to bunk" - to sleep (Knockover, 395)
goofy - crazy (Knockover, 112)
cabbage - money (Shoot, 14)
sap - 1) a dumb guy (passim); 2) a blackjack (passim)
chilled off - killed (Sleep, 78)
him up to the scatter" - ?? (Lake, 188)
dump, as in "We did the dumps" - roadhouse, club (Knockover, 431);
(Op, 73); 2) type of burglary, as in as in "The hotel-sneak used to
graft, the - 1) con jobs (Op, 170); 2) cut of the take (L
(Knockover, 180)
fog - to shoot (Falcon, 212)
wrong number - not a good fellow (Art, 84)
eggs in the coffee - easy, a piece of cake, okay, all right
sneak - 1) leave, get lost, as in "If you're not a waiter, sneak"
burn powder - fire a gun (Knockover, 425)
shine Indian - ?? (Knockover, 89)
torcher - torch singer (Sleep, 116)
fade - get lost (Shoot, 103)
flogger - overcoat (Op, 219)
shatting on your uppers - to be broke (Sleep, 161)
bump off - kill (Pick-Up, 32); also, bump-off - a killing (Sleep, 161)
diapers, as in "Pin your diapers on" - clothes, get dressed (Key, 74)
savvy? - get me? understand? (Farewell, 120)
keister - suitcase (Pick-Up, 11), also spelt keyster (Key, 72)
boiler - car
bump - kill (Night, 35)
jobbie - guy (Knockover, 439)
buzz, as in "I'm in the dump an hour and the house copper gives me the
lay" - I told him where things stood (as in lay of the of land)
tea - marijuana (Playback, 126)
clubhouse - police station (Lake, 24)
electric cure - electrocution (Key, 153)
berries - dollars
tiger milk - some sort of liquor (Thin, 110)
moll - girlfriend (Knockover, 382; Playback, 55)
snort (as in of gin) - a drink (Art, 56)
in a bet (Key, 23)
pipe that - get that, listen to that (Shoot, 55)
snatch - kidnap (Pick-Up, 156)


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