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So Sus! Sussing Out Suss

The verb to suss out means “to investigate” or “to get to the bottom of” something. In British police jargon, a suss or sus is “a suspect.” This slang term is older than the video game “Among Us.” In...

Suss Out

What does the term suss out mean? It’s often heard in police and journalistic jargon, and means to “take a forensic approach to finding out an answer.” It probably derives from the verb “suspect.” This is part of a...

big dance

big dance  n.— «He has written a forthcoming book entitled “The Big Dance,” the gang’s code name for the robbery.» —“Key Brink’s Suspect ‘Intelligent’ Radical” Newsday (New York City) Feb. 14, 1986...

cholo

cholo  n.— «“I keep telling Cesar: ‘This is your month. You’re going to be the next American cholo all-star,’” Mr. Jimenez said, using the slang for Mexican gangster.» —“Casting a Gang Member? Call Suspect...