"shoe leather!" Definition

  1. a thief’s warning cry when he hears footsteps. This exclamation is used in the spirit which animated the friend who, when he suspected treachery towards Bruce at King Edward’s court, in 1306, sent him a purse and a pair of spurs, as a sign that he should use them in making his escape.

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Position in the dictionary: 3102 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: shoes, shoes, children’s, to make, shoful, shoful pullet, shoful-pitcher, sholl, shool, shoot the cat, shoot the moon, shop
Previous words in the dictionary: shoe, shoddy, shockhead, shivering jemmy, shirty, ship-shape, shins., shiney rag, shiners, shine

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