"dead-man" Definition

  1. a baker. Properly speaking, it is an extra loaf smuggled into the basket by the man who carries it out, to the loss of the master. Sometimes the DEAD-MAN is charged to a customer, though never delivered. Among London thieves and low people generally a “dead’un” is a half-quartern loaf.

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Position in the dictionary: 940 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: dead-men, dead-men’s shoes, dead-set, dead’un, deaner, death, death-hunter, deck, dee, delicate
Previous words in the dictionary: dead-lurk, dead-lock, dead-letter, dead-horse, dead-heat, dead-beat, dead-amiss, dead-alive, dead-against, daze

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