"bite" Definition

  1. a cheat; “a Yorkshire BITE,” a cheating fellow from that county. The term BITE is also applied to a hard bargainer.—_North_; also _old slang_—used by _Pope_. Swift says it originated with a nobleman in his day.
  2. to cheat; “to be BITTEN,” to be taken in or imposed upon. Originally a Gipsy term. CROSS-BITER, for a cheat, continually occurs in writers of the sixteenth century. Bailey has CROSS-BITE, a disappointment, probably the primary sense; and BITE is very probably a contraction of this.

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Position in the dictionary: 191 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: bitter, bittock, bivvy, biz, black and white, black diamonds, black maria, black monday, black sheep, black strap
Previous words in the dictionary: bitch, bit-of-stuff, bit-faker, bit, bishop, birthday suit, bird-cage, bingy, bingo, billy-cock

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