noun Date: 1952 jail, prison

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • slammer — ► NOUN 1) informal prison. 2) (also tequila slammer) a cocktail made with tequila and champagne or another fizzy drink, which is covered, slammed on the table, and then drunk in one …   English terms dictionary

  • slammer — jail, prison, 1952, perhaps from earlier U.S. slang sense of door (by 1943), agent noun from SLAM (Cf. slam) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • slammer — ☆ slammer [slam′ər] n. Slang a prison or jail …   English World dictionary

  • slammer — UK [ˈslæmə(r)] / US [ˈslæmər] noun [countable] Word forms slammer : singular slammer plural slammers slammer or tequila slammer an alcoholic drink consisting of tequila and lemonade that you traditionally drink quickly after banging the glass on… …   English dictionary

  • slammer — 1. n. a jail. □ I got out of the slammer on Monday and was back in by Wednesday. □ The slammer in this town is like a hotel. 2. n. a slam dunk. □ He eally has that slammer perfected! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • slammer — slam|mer [ˈslæmə US ər] n the slammer informal prison in the slammer ▪ He had to spend his twentieth birthday in the slammer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slammer — noun a) One who, or that which, slams. Margaret was also, by her own admission, a determined slammer of doors. b) Jail, prison. A man being sentenced for starving some horses chose 24 hours in the slammer with no food rather than seven days with… …   Wiktionary

  • slammer — noun in the slammer slang in prison: He was thrown in the slammer …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • slammer — /ˈslæmə/ (say slamuh) noun Colloquial 1. a jail. 2. a cocktail comprising a spirit with a carbonated drink, the whole being covered with the hand and slammed onto a hard surface to make the drink fizz: tequila slammer; gin slammer. {slam1 + m +… …   Australian English dictionary

  • slammer — /slam euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that slams. 2. Usually, the slammer. Also called the slam. Slang. a prison. [1955 60; SLAM1 + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

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