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six-gun

[siks-guhn] /ˈsɪksˌgʌn/
noun
1.
a six-shooter.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • Some people rob you with a six-gun and some people rob you with a fountain pen.
  • His subject crouches alertly before him: a cowboy pointing a six-gun.
British Dictionary definitions for six-gun

six-gun

noun
1.
(US, informal) another word for six-shooter
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Slang definitions & phrases for six-gun

six-hundred-pound gorilla

noun phrase

(also eight-hundred-pound gorilla or nine-hundred-pound gorilla) A powerful force; a virtually irresistible influence: She is a 600-pound gorilla. She can intimidate anybody/ likens Spielberg to an ''800-pound gorilla,'' which can be defined as a high-priced Hollywood species that makes its own decisions/ There were no obvious 900-pound gorillas like Forrest Gump or Schindler's List

[1970s+; fr a joke in which the question ''Where does a six-hundred-pound gorilla sleep?'' is answered ''Anywhere it wants'']


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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