"hooks" Definition

  1. “dropped off the HOOKS,” said of a deceased person—possibly derived from the ancient practice of suspending on hooks the quarters of a traitor or felon sentenced by the old law to be hung, drawn, and quartered, which dropped off the hooks as they decayed.

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Position in the dictionary: 1688 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: hop, hop merchant, hop o’ my thumb, hop the twig, hopping giles, hoppo, hornswoggle, horrors, horse, horse chaunter
Previous words in the dictionary: hookey walker!, hook um snivey, hook or by crook, hook it, hook, honour bright, honey blobs, honest shilling, hondey, homo

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