"beak" Definition

  1. originally a magistrate, judge, or policeman; now a magistrate only; “to baffle the BEAK,” to get remanded. _Ancient Cant_, BECK. _Saxon_, BEAG, a necklace or gold collar—emblem of authority. Sir John Fielding was called the BLIND-BEAK in the last century. Maybe connected with the Italian BECCO, which means a (bird’s) _beak_, and also a _blockhead_.—_See_ WALKER.

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Position in the dictionary: 122 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: beaker-hunter, beans, bear, bear-leader, bear-up, bearer-up, beat, beater-cases, beaver, bebee
Previous words in the dictionary: beach-comber, be-blowed, be-argered, batty-fang, batty, batter, battells, bats, bat, bastile

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