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shavetail

[sheyv-teyl] /ˈʃeɪvˌteɪl/
noun, Slang.
1.
U.S. Army. a second lieutenant.
2.
a young, newly broken mule.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; shave + tail1; orig. in reference to unbroken army mules, whose tails were shaved for identification
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shazam

interjection

An exclamation of triumphant and delighted announcement, emphasis, etc: SHAZAM! He was up on the table/ Go ahead and say it, Shazam!, juice it up

[1940+; fr the operative or command word of a magician, similar to presto change-o]


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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