"straw." Definition

  1. Married ladies are said to be “in the STRAW” at their accouchements. The phrase is a coarse metaphor, and has reference to farmyard animals in a similar condition. It may have originally been suggested to the inquiring mind by the Nativity.

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Position in the dictionary: 3488 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: strawing, streak, streaky, street-pitchers, stretch, stretcher, stretcher-fencer, stretching match, strike a jigger, strike me lucky!
Previous words in the dictionary: strap, straight, stow faking!, stow, stotor, stot, story, stook, stone-jug, stomach

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