slammer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

slam +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

slammer (plural slammers)

  1. One who, or that which, slams.
    • 1989, Jane Howard, Margaret Mead: A Life (page 27)
      Margaret was also, by her own admission, a determined slammer of doors.
  2. (slang) Jail, prison.
    • 1971, "Better Than Prison," Time, 7 Jun.,
      A man being sentenced for starving some horses chose 24 hours in the slammer with no food rather than seven days with the regular amenities.
  3. A tequila cocktail.
  4. One who takes part in slam-dance.
  5. In the game of Pogs, the heavier piece used to strike the stack of counters.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The "prison" sense is usually preceded by "the".

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