"pay" Definition

  1. to beat a person, or “serve him out.” Originally a nautical term, meaning to stop the seams of a vessel with pitch (_French_, POIX); “here’s the d‑‑‑‑l to PAY, and no pitch hot,” said when any catastrophe occurs which there is no means of averting; “to PAY over face and eyes, as the cat did the monkey;” “to PAY through the nose,” to give a ridiculous price,—an expressive phrase of which no one seems to know the origin. Shakspeare uses PAY in the sense of to beat or thrash.
  2. to deliver. “PAY that letter to Mr. So-and-so” is a very common direction to a Chinese servant.—_Anglo-Chinese._

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Position in the dictionary: 2534 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: pay-away, peach, peacock horse, peaking, peaky, pec, peck, peck-alley, pecker, peckham
Previous words in the dictionary: paw, paul pry, pattern, patterer, patteran, patter-crib, patter, patent coats, patch., pasty

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