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slammer

[slam-er] /ˈslæm ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that slams.
2.
Usually, the slammer. Also called the slam. Slang. a prison.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; slam1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for the-slammer

slammer

/ˈslæmə/
noun
1.
(slang) the slammer, prison
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Word Origin and History for the-slammer

slammer

n.

"jail, prison," 1952, perhaps from earlier U.S. slang sense of "door" (by 1943), agent noun from slam (v.). As "one who slams," from 1892.

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Slang definitions & phrases for the-slammer

slammer

noun

slam dunk (1970s+ Basketball)

Related Terms

grand slammer


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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