or 86 transitive verb Etymology: probably rhyming slang for 3nix Date: 1959 slang to refuse to serve (a customer); also to get rid of ; throw out

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  • eighty-six — slang for eliminate, 1936, originated at lunch counters, a cook s word for none when asked for something not available, probably rhyming slang for NIX (Cf. nix) …   Etymology dictionary

  • eighty-six — • eighty six (86) v. eliminate someone or something; nix. 86 it …   English slang

  • eighty-six — ☆ eighty six [āt΄ē siks′ ] vt. Slang 1. to eject from, or refuse to serve at, a place where alcoholic drinks are sold, as because of drunkenness 2. to cut off, eject, eliminate, kill, etc.: Also written 86 …   English World dictionary

  • eighty-six — verb a) To cancel an order for food. eighty six the ham and eggs for table two! b) To remove an item from the menu. eighty six the lobster bisque we wont have the lobster delivery until tomorrow. Syn: 86, LXXXVI, nix, ixnay …   Wiktionary

  • eighty-six — adjective being six more than eighty • Syn: ↑86, ↑lxxxvi • Similar to: ↑cardinal …   Useful english dictionary

  • eighty six — Synonyms and related words: abandon, cast, cast aside, cast away, cast off, chuck, deep six, discard, dispose of, ditch, dump, eliminate, get quit of, get rid of, get shut of, give away, jettison, jilt, part with, reject, remove, slough, throw… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • eighty-six — eight′y six′ v. t. sl. 1) cvb sts to refuse to serve (a customer) at a bar or restaurant 2) cvb sts to reject; discard • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • eighty-six — /ay tee siks /, n. 1. a cardinal number, 80 plus 6. 2. a symbol for this number, as 86 or LXXXVI. 3. a set of this many persons or things. 4. Slang. a customer considered undesirable or unwelcome and refused service at a bar or restaurant. adj. 5 …   Universalium

  • eighty six — Meaning To refuse to serve (an unwelcome customer) at a bar or restaurant. To throw away. Origin Perhaps from Chumley s Bar and restaurant at 86 Bedford Street in Greenwich Village NYC …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • eighty-six — v. (Slang) refuse to serve a customer (at a restaurant, bar, store etc.); get rid of somebody; throw out; eject; discard, throw away …   English contemporary dictionary

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