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Crisco

noun

An obese person; fatty

[1930s+; fr Crisco, trademark for a kind of shortening sold in cans, hence ''fat in the can'']

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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  • Cut hard-cooked eggs free from shells into slices and pound with crisco and cream to a paste.

    The Story of Crisco Marion Harris Neil
  • Fry in plenty of oil or butter or crisco a large sliced onion.

    The Khaki Kook Book Mary Kennedy Core
  • Rub the wire broiler with crisco and lay on this, flesh side up.

    The Story of Crisco Marion Harris Neil
  • crisco can be used with both "milchig" and "fleichig" (milk and flesh) foods.

    The Story of Crisco Marion Harris Neil
  • Mix and divide into beet shells, dot with crisco and bake in moderate oven twenty minutes.

    The Story of Crisco Marion Harris Neil
  • When cake is not a success: It is not the fault of the crisco.

    The Story of Crisco Marion Harris Neil
  • Mix lemon juice with crisco and parsley; stir this among peas, reheat them, and serve at once.

    The Story of Crisco Marion Harris Neil
  • When there is smoke in the kitchen: crisco has been burned or heated too high for frying.

    The Story of Crisco Marion Harris Neil
  • Cover with breadcrumbs, dot with crisco and bake ten minutes in moderate oven.

    The Story of Crisco Marion Harris Neil

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