"queer cuffen" Definition

  1. a justice of the peace, or magistrate,—a very ancient term, mentioned in the earliest slang dictionary. In this sense, as well as in that of the verb just given, the term is evidently derived from _quæro_, to inquire, to question. Quiz and _quis?_ have also an undoubted connexion.

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Position in the dictionary: 2752 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: queer-bit-makers, queer-soft, queer-street, querier, qui-hi, qui-tam, quick sticks, quid, quid-nunc, quiet
Previous words in the dictionary: queer bail, queer, queen’s tobacco-pipe, queen bess, quean, quaver, quartereen, quandary, quality, quaker

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