slumgullion
noun Etymology: perhaps from slum slime + English dialect gullion mud, cesspool Date: 1902 a meat stew

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  • slumgullion — ☆ slumgullion [slum΄gul′yən ] n. [< ?] Informal any inexpensive stew or hash …   English World dictionary

  • slumgullion — [“slam”galjan] n. a meat stew; any food. □ What is this slumgullion tonight? It looks like what we had last night, only thinner. □ This is the best slumgullion I’ve ever had which puts it right up there with dishwater …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • slumgullion — noun a) A stew of meat and vegetables. 1981. “Say...if anybody cares, this vat of slumgullion is as ready as it will ever be”. The Many Colored Land. b) A beverage made watery, such as weak coffee or tea …   Wiktionary

  • slumgullion — /slum gul yeuhn, slum gul /, n. 1. a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc. 2. a beverage made weak or thin, as watery tea, coffee, or the like. 3. the refuse from processing whale carcasses. 4. a reddish, muddy deposit in mining sluices. [1840 …   Universalium

  • slumgullion — n. (Canadian and American Slang) watery stew …   English contemporary dictionary

  • slumgullion — [slʌm gʌljən] noun US informal cheap or insubstantial stew. Origin C19: prob. an invented word …   English new terms dictionary

  • slumgullion — slum·gul·lion …   English syllables

  • slumgullion — slum•gul•lion [[t]slʌmˈgʌl yən, ˈslʌmˌgʌl [/t]] n. coo an unappetizing stew or hash • Etymology: 1840–50, amer.; cf. Scots, Hiberno E gullion quagmire …   From formal English to slang

  • slumgullion —   n. meat and vegetable stew; watery soup or drink; offal …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • slumgullion — noun a thin stew of meat and vegetables • Hypernyms: ↑stew …   Useful english dictionary

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