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slumgullion

[sluhm-guhl-yuh n, sluhm-guhl-] /slʌmˈgʌl yən, ˈslʌmˌgʌl-/
noun
1.
a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.
2.
a beverage made weak or thin, as watery tea, coffee, or the like.
3.
the refuse from processing whale carcasses.
4.
a reddish, muddy deposit in mining sluices.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; compare Scots, Hiberno-English gullion quagmire, cesspool
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British Dictionary definitions for slumgullion

slumgullion

/slʌmˈɡʌljən; ˈslʌmˌɡʌl-/
noun (US & Canadian)
1.
(slang) an inexpensive stew
2.
offal, esp the refuse from whale blubber
3.
a reddish mud deposited in mine sluices
Word Origin
C19: from slum in US sense slime + gullion, perhaps variant of cullion testicles
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Slang definitions & phrases for slumgullion

slum 2

noun

Any inferior and esp unidentifiable food or drink; a nasty nameless stew;slop

[1847+;origin unknown; perhaps a vaguely echoic denigrating coinage related to slum1]


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