"leather" Definition

  1. to beat or thrash. Probably from allusion to the skin, which is often called LEATHER. Some think the term is from the LEATHER belts worn by soldiers, which are often used as weapons in street rows. Most likely from there being “nothing like LEATHER” with which to administer a thrashing.

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Position in the dictionary: 1974 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: leathern conveniency, leaving shop, led captain, leer, leg, leg bail, leg it, leg of mutton fist, leg-and-leg, leg-of-mutton
Previous words in the dictionary: leary bloke, leary, lead, lay down the knife and fork, lay, law, lavender, latchpan, lashins, larruping

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