The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
Nat Goodwin’s Book Nat C. Goodwin
(informal) having a squint
jazz-influenced music of Brazilian origin, rhythmically related to the samba. a dance performed to this music. noun a dance similar to the samba, originating in Brazil a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
stonework blocked out for later carving. stonework, as rusticated ashlar, having faces projecting beyond the mortar joints.
noun (South African) a Black African foreman of a gang of workers
the status, influence, or power of a boss, especially a political boss. bossism.