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slammer

[slam-er] /ˈslæm ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that slams.
2.
Usually, the slammer. Also called the slam. Slang. a prison.
Origin of slammer
1955-1960
1955-60; slam1 + -er1
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slammer

/ˈslæmə/
noun
1.
(slang) the slammer, prison
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Word Origin and History for slammer
n.

"jail, prison," 1952, perhaps from earlier U.S. slang sense of "door" (by 1943), agent noun from slam (v.). As "one who slams," from 1892.

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slam-book

noun

A sort of notebook or autograph book into which one's friends would write genial insults (1922+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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