"checks" Definition

  1. counters used in games at cards. In the Pacific States of America a man who is dead is said to have handed (or passed) in his checks. The gamblers there are responsible for many of the colloquialisms current.

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Position in the dictionary: 590 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: chee-chee, cheek, cheek by jowl, cheese, cheesecutter, cheesemongers, cheesy, cherry-bums, cherry-colour, cherry-merry
Previous words in the dictionary: cheat’em, cheap jacks, cheap, chaw-bacon, chaw over, chaw, chaunters, chaunter-culls, chaunt, chatty

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