1915, "opium," from Cantonese yao-kao "opium," literally "drug-sap;" used as such by Raymond Chandler, etc.; by 1950s meaning had expanded to "pictures of nude or scantily clad women," hence gow job "flashy girl," which in teenager slang came to also mean "hot rod."
Ultimately, gow says, the brothers failed in their efforts to recreate the Auroch.
And, as gow adds wryly from his own personal experience, “To a huge extent they achieved that aim very well.”
When my friend and I got back to gow, we both kind of went our own way.
[fr Canton Chinese, yao-kao, ''sap, opium'']