a policeman or a policewoman . This is often also the case with hearts, which imply the wearer is actively looking for love in prison. can (2) prison, jail. Jewellery. Also try Crime Slang Quiz. Just completed and now posted on HCD is the Criminal Slang Dictionary of 890 words and phrases used by underworld figures from 1890 to 1919 (approximately). (New York, slang) police, a federal government officer. Noticeably absent from most collections of criminal slang is something also absent from the popular imagination of crime: white-collar criminals. David Mamet's House of Games has lots of con artist slang. ex-con. Also known as the "coat." someone who has spent time in jail . The Wire has tons of great drug-dealer slang, but much of it is Baltimore-specific. Hotten is the first slang lexicographer to come up with a considered treatment of the history of slang and indeed of cant, or criminal slang. Jack Diamond was one of the original Prohibition-era gangsters. For modern slang, check out 50 Cent's autobiography From Pieces to Weight. diamond-containing jewelry.Damn girl, look at the ice around his neck!Is that real ice, because that's hot! to persuade someone to do something in order to cheat them. ... busted. He also offers a history of back slang and rhyming slang. Victorian London - Words and Expressions - Criminal Slang 'Well, Bill Bolter, here you are at last,' cried the new-comer. Last edited on May 14 2013. Criminal Slang Dictionary of Words & Phrases in use from 1890 to 1919 —###— JOINT - place, especially a bar or club. cop. Jed-Eye. Diamonds are for informants and often these tattoos have been applied with force. Submitted by Michael from Charlotte, NC, USA on Aug 22 1998. flashy jewelry, usually containing many diamonds or diamond-like gemstones. No-one had ever written about slang in the way that Hotten did. to be charged with a criminal offence. See more words with the same meaning: jewelry (related to). ICE - diamonds. When the government outlawed the sale of alcohol, Diamond opened up a string of speakeasies, including the infamous Hotsy Totsy Club. Monster by Sankiya Shakur will help will LA gangsta slang. 1998, Big L, "Ebonics (Criminal Slang)" A radio is a box, a razor blade is a ox / fat diamonds is rocks and jakes is cops. No, seriously. 8 Jack “Legs” Diamond. One subset of criminal slang is particularly prolific: drug slang. Slang term for an ankle bracelet or some other electronic monitoring device worn by an offender leaving prison on probation or parole. His is a substantial bibliography, which no one had done before him. Here are some choice bits of prison lingo we’ve gathered from slang dictionaries, true crime stories, prisoners’ memoirs, and correctional officers.1. Slang term referring to an offender who receives an indeterminate sentence. con. The movie Miller's Crossing is rich in 30s criminal slang. Check it out for yourself and don’t get nipped tanking the white mule while driving your sneeze wagon. A police officer (on foot, rather than in a patrol car(US, slang, uncountable) Jamaica gingerA Discordian prank involving a large number of people sending bizarre letters or parcels to a targeted individual. KICK OFF - to die KNOCKOVER raid or robbery LAV - job or situation LUG - bullet (also PILL), or ear. Select a slang term for more details. 'If you hadn't sent me that message t'other day by the area-sneak 1 what got his discharge out of Coldbath Jug 2 , I should ha'come all the same.I remembered that you was sentenced to six months on it; and I'd calkilated days and weeks right enough.' Just about every illegal drug has a few slang names, including heroin, cocaine, meth, and the increasingly legal marijuana. 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