"babes" Definition

  1. the lowest order of KNOCK-OUTS (which _see_), who are prevailed upon not to give opposing biddings at auctions, in consideration of their receiving a small sum (from one shilling to half-a-crown), and a certain quantity of beer. They can, however, even after this agreement, be secured on the other side for a little longer price. There is no honour among thieves—at all events not among auction thieves—nowadays.

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Position in the dictionary: 62 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: back, back jump, back out, back slang it, back-end, back-hander, backer, backslums, bacon, bad
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