"jawbone" Definition

  1. credit. “We have a few persons whose pockets are to let—men who have more complaints than dollars—individuals who, in digger’s parlance, live on JAWBONE (credit), and are always to be found at saloons; a class of men who, when they are here, wish themselves yonder, and when yonder, wish themselves back.”—_Times Correspondent, San Francisco, Oct. 21, 1862._

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Position in the dictionary: 1789 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: jazey, jeames, jehu, jeminy o!, jemmy, jemmy ducks, jemmy jessamy, jemmy-john, jeremiad, jeremy diddler
Previous words in the dictionary: jaw-twister, jaw-breaker, jaw, jarvey, jark, japan, jannock, james, jail-bird, jagger

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