a person or thing that
a whirlwind or tornado.
Chiefly British Informal.
a deceitful, unscrupulous person.
for def 2;
) a swindling or dishonest person
a person or thing that twists, such as a device used in making ropes
) an informal name for
a ball moving with a twisting motion
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Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.
While no state is immune to a twister's violent winds, there are places where they touch down more often.
The violent and deadly twister ripped through the downtown area, killing and injuring hundreds.