"smoke" Definition

  1. London. From the peculiar dense cloud which overhangs London. The metropolis is by no means so smoky as Sheffield, Birmingham, &c.; yet country-people, when going to London, frequently say they are on their way to the SMOKE; and Londoners, when leaving for the country, say they are going out of the SMOKE.
  2. to detect, or penetrate an artifice. Originally used by London detectives, probably on account of their clouded intellects.

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Position in the dictionary: 3258 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: smudge, smug, smuggings, smut, smutty, snack, snaffle, snaffled, snaggle teeth, snaggling
Previous words in the dictionary: smock-face, smithers, smish, smeller, smashfeeder, smasher, smash-man-geordie, smash, smalls, small-beer;

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