"shakes" Definition

  1. a bad bargain is said to be “no great SHAKES;” “pretty fair SHAKES” is anything good or favourable.—_Byron._ In America, a fair SHAKE is a fair trade or a good bargain.
  2. “in a brace of SHAKES,” _i.e._, in an instant.

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Position in the dictionary: 3049 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: shakester, shaky, shaler, shalley-gonahey, shallow, shallow-cove, shallow-mot, shallows, sham, sham abraham
Previous words in the dictionary: shakers, shaker, shake-lurk, shake-down, shake the elbow, shake, shady, shackly, shack-per-swaw, shack

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