"gills" Definition

  1. the lower part of the face.—_Bacon._ “To grease one’s GILLS,” “to have a good feed,” or make a hearty meal. A man suffering from the effects of a previous night’s debauch, is said to “look queer about the gills.”
  2. overlarge shirt collars.

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Position in the dictionary: 1437 of 4022 slang words.
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