Everybody knows that crime and criminals are more interesting than goody two-shoes and their filthy do-gooding. The terms, phrases, and small slice of culture revealed in this dictionary intrigued me, I could not resist integrating it.

Actual title : Dictionary of American Underworld Lingo
Hyman E. Goldin (Editor in Chief)
Frank O'Leary (General Editor)
Morris Lipsius (Assistant Editor)
Copyright 1950 by Twayne Publishers, Inc. (lapsed - CST Approved)


A
abbey / accident / ace / ace in / aces with / action / actor / adjy / ad-man / agent / ague / airedale / alky / all caught up / all copper / alley rat / all muzzler / all sewed up / altar / alvin / anchor and prop / angel cake and wine / ankle / anklets / apple-knocker / the arm / arm-cramper / Around the horn / aspirin-hound / attempt to gog / aunt / axeman

B
back-gate commute / backs / bad-eye / badge-man / bag / bag your head / bail out / balky / balls / baloney / bang / bang-up / barker / barrel house / beachcomber / bean / beast / beat / beat the bishop / beef / beer flat / beetle / belly robber / belt out / bend a bar over / bend one's ear / bender / bent / bent one / berry / bet on the muscle / better him than me / bible / big-eye / big-eyes / big house / bill-poster / bimmy / bindle / bindle-stiff / bird / biscuit / bite / black gold souper / blackstone / blank / blanket-presser / blast / blast the roach / blind steer / blister / blot / blouser / blow / blow coke / blow-in / blow your nose / bone-factory / bookie / boomer / boost / boosting-ben / boot / boot the gong around / bounce / box man / boy scout / brass up / break one's balls / break the book / breezer / broad a ghee hustles with / buck a combo / bucket brigade / buckwheat / bum rap / burn / butcher / buy new shoes

C
Cabaret / Cabbage / Cab-joint / Cackle-factory / Cadet / Cadillac / Call girl / Calling Card / Canary / Candy / Canister / Canned goods / Canojerod / Cap / Caper / Carry the banner / Case / Catch rope / Catch slugs / Caught in a snow storm / Center-fielder / Chalk out / Charged up / Charity stuff / Chatterbox / Cheese it! / Cherry / Chill the beef / Chop down / Chop it up / Chuck a dummy / Chump / Chunk / Clam / Clip / Clout / Clown / Cold-cock / Cold lay / Cold slough / Cold turkey / Come clean / Come out swinging / Conk / Connection town / Cop a gander / Cow-simple / Crapper / Crib / Crumb / Cuff / Cut a new kisser / Cut in / Cut to the breaks

D
Daddy / Damper / Damper-mob / Dance hall pimp / Dangler / Daub of the brush / Dead-bang / Dead-banger / Deadhead / Dead pidgeon / Dead ringer / Dead spit / Deal / Deck-hand / Derrick / Devil-dodger / Dicer / Dick / Diddler / Die / Difference / Dig / Dig a hole / Dig deep / Dig up / Dimmer / Dinah / Dincher / Dinger / Dinner-pailer / Dirk / Dish out / Ditch / Dive / Divvy / Do a crouch / Doctor / Dodge / Dodger / Dog / Doing handy / Do-little / Doll / Dolly sisters / Doniker / Doodley / Door-shaker / Dope / Dose / Dose up / Do time / Double / Double-bank / Double barreled / Double-O / Double-saw / Double-sawbuck / Double with / Douche-bag / Dough / Doughnut / Drag / Dragnet / Draw heat / Dream gum / Drill / Drink / Drop / Drop-car / Dropper / Duke / Duke in / Duke it out / Duker / Dummy / Dummy up / Dump / Dumper / Dust / Duster / Dynamite

E
Eagle / Easy / Elbows / End / Equalizer / Eye-Wash

F
Fade / Fade out / Fagin / Faker / Fall / Fall guy / Family pimp / Fart around / Fast burners / Fast one / Fat lip / Feeler / Feel out / Fence / Fence blind / Fence jumper / Fiero / Figary / Figure to go / Fill / Find an out / Find in a hallway / Fin-flipper / Finger-mob / Fink / Fink caper / Fire-proofer / Fireworks / Five-and-fifty-five / Fix / Fixer / Fix the fuzz with some soft / Flag down / Flash / Flash-dough / Flash the tin / Flatback / Flatfoot / Flatten / Flatten out / Flea / Fleabag / Flip / Flipper / Float / Flop-house / Floosie / Flushed / Fly / Fly horse / Fog / Fold / Fold a joint / Football / Forty / Frame / Freebie / Free hole / Free-load / Free-loader / Freeze / Freeze on to / Fresh / Frill / Frisk / Front / Front room / Fruit for the monkeys / Fry / Full house / Funny paper / Fuzz

G
G / Gabo / Gaff / Gaffed deal / Gaff-joint / Gag / Gaged / Gagged-gat / Gams / Gander / Gandy dancer / Gap / Gash / Gash-hound / Gat / Gazers / Geed-up / Geedus / Geepo / Geezer / Gelt / Georgia scuffle / German / Get / Get a bit chopped / Get a break / Get a fat lip / Get a grindstone and sharpen it / Get a load of / Get around / Get a tail / Get a valentine / Getaway / Getaway boiler / Get the finger put on / Get hip / Get hit with / Get hit with the blocks / Get hours / Get it up / Get off the gun / Get off the nut / Get out the crying towel / Get under the bed / Get-up / G-heat / Ghee / Ghee with the brass nuts / Ghost / Giggle academy / Ginch / Ginzola / Give a run / Give one a bit / Give one a cuff / Give one a stab / Give one the blanket / Give one the works / Giver-up / Give up / Glass wagon / Glimmer / Glimmers / Glom / Glom onto / Glu / G-man / G-note / Gob / Go back for seconds / Gobbler / Go by hand / Goddamus / Go down / Go home / Going-over / Gold badge man / Goldbrick / Gondola / Gonger / Gong-kicker / Goniff / Gooby / Good-buck / Good for a lay / Good giver-up / Good head / Goods / Goof / Goof-butt / Googs / Goon / Go on a trick / Goose / Go out / Go out to the country / Go over one's head / Go over the hill / Gopher / Gospel ghee / Got to buck / Go through the trap / Go to bat / Go to town / Goulash / Go up against / Go wrong / Grab / Grab a hot one / Grab salvation / Grab scenery / Grad / G-rag / Grapes / Gravel-eye / Gravy / Graze / Green goods / Greystone college / Griddle / Griffo / Grift / Grind / Grub / Grubbing grift / G-string / Gueril / Guerilla / Guinea football / guinea wench / Gullion / Gullion-joint / Gullion-poke / Gumdrop cocktail / Gum-foot / Gummio / Gummy / Gump / Gumshoe-worker / Gun / Gun-joint / Gun-mob / Gun-moll / Gunning-over / Gun rap / Gunsmith / Guts / Gutter hype / Guzzle

H
Half a case / Handed / Hand it to / Handle / Handorgan / Hanger / Hang paper / Hang up / Hapas capas / Hard / Hard-on / Hardware / Hardness / Hash trap / Hatchet-man / Haul / Have a buck / Haymaker shuffle / Head cold / Heap / Heat / Heavy / Heavy heeled / Heavy paper / Hedgehopper / Heel / Heel a joint / Heel technique / Heist / Hep / Hep-broad / Hide / Hijack / Hipe / Hiper / Hip to the bug / Hip to the kip / Hit a slab / Hit in the head / Hit the ceiling / Hit the deck / Hit the flop / Hit the hump / Hit the jackpot / Hit the main line / Hit the pot / Hit the road / Hit the turf / Hit with a lily / Hold heavy / Holding / Hold it up / Hold out / Hole up / Homey / Honey / Hood / Hook-joint / Hook up with / Hooligan / Hop bail / Hopped up / Hop town / Hose / Hot / Hot car farm / Hot foot / House mother / Hummer / Hump / Hump one to death / Hunk of hat / Hush-hush / Hymie / Hype / Hype-stick

I
Ice / Ice-box / Ice-house / Idea pot / in / In a fog / Inkpot / In line / Inside job / In the biscuit / In the middle

J
Jabber / Jaboff / Jackie up / Jag / Jail-bait / Jam / Jane / Jesus at half mast / Jerk-off / Jerk off a hooker / Jerk of a rapper / jerkwater / Jesus stiff / Jigger-man / Jinx / Job / John law / Joint / Joy-rider / Jug / Jug-heavy / Juice-joint / Juke-joint / Jungle / Jungle buzzard / Junk / Junked up / Junkey / Junk pusher / Junk-pushing

K
Kangaroo / Keep a meet / Keister / Keister bandit / Keisterman / Kick / Kick a habit / Kick-back / Kicker / Kick-in / Kicking around / Kick loose / Kick-off / Kick-over / Kife / Kill a rap / Kip / Kisser / Kiss-off / Knob / Knock / Knock-around broad / Knock-around ghee / Knock down / Knock off / Knock out / Knock over / Knowledge-box / Kokomo

L
Labor-skate / Lace / Lag / Lam / On the lam / lam-car / Lamp / Larry / Last mile / Lather up / Law / Lay / The lay / Lay butso / Lay off / Lay paper / Lay sour paper / Lay the gagg / Lay the leg / Lay the note / Lay up / Lay zex / Lead pipe / Leaps / Leather / Leeasaw / Leech / Legal pimp / Legit / Legit beef / Legit broad / Legit ghee / Legit joint / Legit stiff / Leg-puller / Lemon / On the lemon / Lemon game / Lemon-mob / Level / Licensed grift / Lift / Light artillery / Line / On the line / Line-up / Lip / Lip-burner / Lip in / Live one / Load up / Lob / Lone wolf / Long-cut-short / Long-haired / Long-haired boys / Long rod / Lookout / On the loop / Loud talk a ghee / Louse around / Louse up / Lousy / Lousy with / Lover / The lowdown / Lug / Lug a chiv / Lug a rod / Lug swag / Lulu / Lump / Lush / Lush-dive / Lush dive

M
Mac / Madam / Made / Mahoska / Main drag / Main ghee / Main-line bang / Make a beat / Make a break / Make a bum beef / Make a joint / Make a kisser / Make a mark / Make a meet / Make an in / Make a pass / Make a pinch / Make a play for / Make a poke / Make a rifle / Make a score / Make a stir / Make a touch / Make a book / Make a mugg / Make the nut / Man / Man with the brass nuts / Mark / Mat / Matinee / Mean scorfer / Meat-hooks / Meet / Meg / Merchandise / On the merry-go-round / Mess up / Mess with / Meter / In the middle / Mike and Ike / Miss a meet / Miss-up / Mitt / Mitted / Mitt-glom / Mitt-glommer / Mitt up / Mob / Mob-ghee / Mob up / Mojo / Moke / Moll / Moll-buzz / Moll-whiz / Monicker / Mooch / Moocher / Mooch in / Mooch out / Moosh / Mope / Morph / Mosey / Mouse / Mouthpiece / On the move / Move a job / Moving / Moxie / Muckstick / Mud / Muff / Muff diver / Mugg / Mugger / Murder / The muscle / Muscle in / Muscle man / Muscle out / Muscle work / Mush / Muzzler

N
Nautch-broad / Nautchery / Nautch-joint / Necktie-bum / Needle / Needle-man / Nephew / Nibbler / Nice Buck / Nice thing / Nick / Night club / Night clubbing / Night on the rainbow / Night ride / Nip / Nix / On the Nod / Noggin / Noise / Noise off / Nose / Note-dropper / Note-layer / Not so hot / Not so kosher / The Numbers / Nursery / Nursery stretch / The Nut / On The Nut / Nut-House / Nut-money

O
Oats / Oblay / Oday / Off the nut / Off the pop / The Office / Oh, sing it, sucker! / Oil / Oil business / Oil merchant / Okus / Ola / Old clap / The old dog / The old dose / Old monkey / Old-timer / Old touches / Once-over / One-arm bandit / One-two / One-way ghee / On the / On the bend / On the button / Open up / Oregon boot / Oscar / Out / Outfielder / Outift / Out for a buck / Out for a rep / Out of turn / Out on the shorts / Outside man / Outsiders / Overnight job / Over the hill / Over the hump / Owner's job

P
Pack / Pack a chiv / Package / Pack a rod / Pack a heater / Pack away / Pack heat / Pack horse / Pack-in / Pack in / Pack time away / Pad / Padded / Pad-dough / Paddy / Paddy-wagon / Pad roll / Pads / Paid off / Panel-joint / Panic is on / Pansy / Papa / Paper / Paper-hanger / Paper-hanging / Paralyzed / Park the biscuit / Parole time / Parolitis / Pass / Pass up / Paste / Pat / Patsy / On the Pavement / Pay-off / Pay-off ghee / Pay off in the alley / Pay off on the squash / Pay off on the tin / Peach / Peanuts / Peasant / Pea-shooter / Pea-soup / Peddler / Pedigree / The Peekaboo / Peeled / Peep / Peepers / Peg / Peg-house / Peg slugs / Pencil / Penciler / Penman / Perfects / Persuader / Pete / Pete-job / Pete-man / Phony / Phony pinch / Phony rap / Phony super / Phutz / P.I. / Pick a berry / Pickle / Pick-up / Pick up a tail / Pick-up car / Picric / Piece / Piece of a joint / Piece of snatch / Piece of work / Pig / Pike / Pike off / Pill / Pill-roller / Pin / Pin a rap on / Pinch / Pineapple / Pins / Pipe / On the pipe / Piss and Punk / Piss away / Piss-can / Pisser / Piss in a snowbank / Piss-up / Pistol whip / Pitchman / Plant / Plaster / Platinum loaders / Play a bloomer / Play a matinee / Play ball / Playhouse / Play the bird with the long neck / Play the duece of clubs / Play the dozens / Play the field / Play the iggy / Play the level / Play the match / Play the numbers / Play the squirrels / Pleasure smoker / Plenty of numbers / Pling / Plough the kip / Plow / Plum-picker / Plunge out / Pocket touch / Poger / Pogey / Porgie-bait / Poison / Poke / Pokey / Policy bank / Policy game / Polly / Pontius Pirate / Pooch-snatch / Poop / Popcorn / Pop a nut / Pop-off / Pop one's nuts / Potato / Potato water / Pound the bell / Pour it on / Powder / Pratt / Pratt-digger / Pratt-leather / Pratt-man / Press / Press the bankroll / Pressure / Pretzel / Primed / Print / Prison hustler / Prison tough guy / Prod / Professor / Proby / Promote / Promotion / Prop / Protection / Protection town / Prowl / Prowl car / Prowler / Pruno / Puke on / Pull / Pull a crater / Pull a fast one / Pull a Greeley / Pull a Jesse James / Pull a job / Pull a joint / Pull an ace / Pull a pinch / Pull a pisser / Pull a rabbit / Pull a sneak / Pull a trick / Pull a wire / Pull off / Pull one's leg / Pull out of the bag / Pull the nut / Pump / Punch the gun / Punk and plaster / Pup / Push / Push a can / Push a stiff / Pusher / Push flats / Push gage / Push hot ones / Push in / Push junk / Push muggles / Push out / Pushover / Push paper / Push stores / Push swag / Put a bug on / Put a chiv on / Put a mark on / Put a spot on / Put a tail on / Put in the hole / Put in the middle / Put it on / Put-off / Put on an act / Put on the arm / Put on the spot / Put the arm on / Put the bite on / Put the blocks to / Put the boots to / Put the chill on / Put the clown to bed / Put the cross on / Put the finger on / Put the frame on / Put the glom on / Put the grab on / Put the gorill on / Put the hat on / Put the heat on / Put the hipe on / Put the horns on / Put the hustle on / Put the log on / Put the mugg on / Put the muscle on / Put the needles in / Put the nuts on / Put the pencil on / Put the promote on / Put the prongs on / Put the shake on / Put the skids on / Put the sleeve on / Put the slough on / Put the slug on / Put the snare on / Put the snatch on / Put the squeeze on / Put the tap on / Put-up / Put up a beef / Put up a holler / Put up a sucker's holler

Q
Queer pusher / Quickie / Quick one / Quiff

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it will get done. someday. really! ok. probably not.

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