Eighty-six



[ey-tee-siks] /ˈeɪ tiˈsɪks/

noun
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.
adjective
5.
amounting to 86 in number.
6.
Slang. sold out; out of stock.
verb (used with object), Slang.
7.
to refuse to serve (an undesirable or unwelcome customer) at a bar or restaurant.
8.
to reject; discard.
v.

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.

noun

verb

[probably fr the rhyme with ”nix”]

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