"pluck" Definition

  1. the heart, liver, and lungs of an animal,—all that is PLUCKED away in connexion with the windpipe, from the chest of a sheep or hog.
  2. to turn back at a University examination. The supposed origin of PLUCK is, that when, on degree day, the proctor, after having read the name of a candidate for a degree, walks down the hall and back, it is to give any creditor the opportunity of plucking his sleeve, and informing him of the candidate’s being in debt.
  3. courage, valour, stoutness. _See following._

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Position in the dictionary: 2629 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: plucked un, plum, plum-cash, plummy, plumper, plunder, plunger, plutocracy, pocket, pocket-pistol
Previous words in the dictionary: ploughed, plough., plebs, play, platform, plant, place, pitch the nob, pitch the fork, pitch into

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