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fishskin

[fish-skin] /ˈfɪʃˌskɪn/
noun, Slang.
1.
a condom.
2.
a dollar bill.
Origin of fishskin
1645-1655
1645-55, for literal sense; fish + skin
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  • In summer their clothing is of sealskin and fishskin; and in winter it is of the thicker reindeer hides.

    A Treasury of Eskimo Tales Clara Kern Bayliss
  • If you had worn a boy's coat, or a fishskin, always, I had sense enough to see that it was a saint at play.

    The Mermaid Lily Dougall
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fishskin

noun

  1. A dollar bill (1930s+)
  2. A condom (1930s+)
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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