Brahms

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened from the rhyming slang Brahms and Liszt for "pissed".

Adjective[edit]

Brahms ‎(comparative more Brahms, superlative most Brahms)

  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) Pissed, drunk.
    • 2010, Luke James, Stairway to Nowhere (page 39)
      Now if we can all avoid getting Brahms at lunchtime, we'll be fine. Actually that is proving less of a problem the more we gig. No one drinks, snorts or smokes anything (other than fags) before shows.

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Proper noun[edit]

Brahms

  1. A surname, notably of Johannes Brahms, a 19th century German composer.

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