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buggy

buggy
 n.— «Buggy—a Negro.» —“Jargon from Operative Plasterers’ Local No. 60, 310 Lennox Ave., Harlem; Hatch” in New York City Lexicon of Trade Jargon , 1938-39. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

elephant walks

elephant walks  interj.— «Elephant walks—pay day.» —“Jargon from International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local No. 1, 208 East 54th St.” by Hatch in New York City Lexicon of Trade Jargon , 1938-39...

bring up the old man

bring up the old man  v. phr.— «Bring up the old man—request to a new worker in fun. He sometimes comes back up with the janitor. An “old man” is the “backstop for a mechanical drill.”» —“Jargon from...

strap oil

strap oil  other.— «Strap oil—what an apprentice is sent for in fun.» —“Jargon from International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local No. 1, 208 East 54th St.” by Hatch in New York City Lexicon of Trade...

gimmick

gimmick  n.— «Gimmick—worker who makes many mistakes.» —“Metallic Lathers’ Union of New York and vicinity, Local 46 of the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers International Union, 75th St. and Third Ave.” by Hatch Lexicon of...

rugs

rugs  n.— «Rugs—pay.» —“Metallic Lathers’ Union of New York and vicinity, Local 46 of the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers International Union, 75th St. and Third Ave.” by Hatch Lexicon of Trade Jargon , 1938-39...