"whistle" Definition

  1. “as clean as a WHISTLE,” neatly, or “slickly done,” as an American would say; “To whet (or more vulgarly wet) one’s WHISTLE,” to take a drink. This last is a very old expression. Chaucer says of the Miller of Trumpington’s wife (_Canterbury Tales_, 4153)— “So was hir joly WHISTAL well y-wet.” “To WHISTLE for anything,” to stand small chance of getting it, from the nautical custom of WHISTLING for a wind in a calm, which of course comes none the sooner for it. “To pay for one’s WHISTLE,” to pay extravagantly for any fancy.

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Position in the dictionary: 3928 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: whistling-billy, whistling-shop, white eye, white feather, white horses, white lie, white prop, white satin, white serjeant, white tape
Previous words in the dictionary: whisperer, whisper, whipper-snapper, whipjack, whip the cat, whip, whim-wham, whiddle, whid, wherret

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