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torchy

[tawr-chee] /ˈtɔr tʃi/
adjective, torchier, torchiest.
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a torch song or a torch singer.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30, in sense “full of torches”; 1940-45 for this sense; torch1 + -y1
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torch job

noun phrase

An instance of arson: mob-linked torch jobs for a 10 percent cut of insurance proceeds (1970s+)


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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