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List of Words and Phrases
 
gin-fizz, 99
ginger-ale, 99, 405
ginger-beer, 99
ginger-pop, 99
ginseng, 108
gink, 163
ginx, 163
giorge, 410
gipsy, 224, 240, 246
giraf, 245
girl for general housework, 117
git, 71
girt, 280
giv, 231, 245
give, 231, 273, 283, 285
give him the glad hand, vp., 366
given, 283
glad-eye, 159
gladiola, 252
gladiolus, 252
glamor, 221
glamour, 221
glas, 245
glass, 110
glass-arm, 128
glebe, 130
gleiche, 400
glide, v., 273
glissade, 370
globbo, 411
glode, 273, 277
gmilath chesed, 407
guillotin, 232
guillotine, 232
go, 273, 377
go-aheadativeness, 36
goatee, 96
gob, 370
go back, vp., 193
go back on, vp., 93, 193
go big, vp., 181
God, 218, 216
God damn, 154
God-damned, 153
go finish, 383
go for, vp., 93
going some, 34, 136
going strong, 384
go into service, vp., 133
go it blind, vp., 93
go it one better, vp., 128
gol darn, 154
goldarned, 153
golden-slipper, 99
gold-fish, 369
golf-flend, 194
golfitis, 187
gologne, 401
gon, 245
gone coon, 41
goner, 59
gonorrhea, 233
gonorrheal, 233
gonorrhœa, 151, 233
gonorrhœal, 233
goober, 54
good, 135
good and hard, 136
good-afternoon, 134
good-by, 222
good-bye, 134, 222, 253, 405
good-day, 134
good-form, 170
good-night, 367
goods, 114, 159
goods-manager, 114
goods-waggon, 97
goods-wagon, 114
goo-goo, 194
go on the war-path, vp., 60
goose, 333, 219
G. O. P., 188
gopher, 53
gormand, 249
gost, 246
got, 133, 273, 216, 286
gother, 276
go the whole hog, vp., 93
go through, vp., 93
gotta, 270
gotten, 41, 133, 176, 273, 285
go to hell, vp., 405
go-to-meeting, 94
goul, 246
goulash, 199
go up Salt River, vp., 98
gourmand, 249
government, 123
governor, 116, 168, 227
grab, n., 98, 188
grab-bag, 95
grade, 114, 120
gradient, 114
gradual, 112
grafonola, 195
graft, n., 15, 161, 366, 406, 414; v., 161
grain, 114
grain-broker, 114
grain-market, 164
gram, 222, 226, 238, 245
gramme, 222, 238, 241
grand, 39
grandificent, 196
grandmother, 211
grand-stand-play, 128
grapefruit, 126
grape-juice-diplomacy, 190
grass, 110, 184, 214
gray, 224, 226, 240
greaser, 41, 95, 333
great-coat, 115
great God, 153
great primer, 132
great Scott, 153
great shakes, 107
Great White Father, 100
Greek, 334
green, 39
greenback, 401, 404
greenhorn, 67, 162
grewsome, 238
grey, 224, 240
grimbaque, 404
grip, n., 249
grip-sack, 95
gris-mill, 318
groceries, 114, 117
groceriteria, 187
grog, 184
grollo, 411
groom, 219
groop, 232
grosseria, 410
grotesk, 247, 232
grotesque, 232
ground-floor, 117
ground-hog, 41, 56
grounds, 182
group, 231, 232
grow, 273
growed, 273, 276, 277
growler, 122, 411
grub-stake, 95
gruesome, 241
guard, n., 26, 97, 114, 168
guardeen, 317
guardian, 317
gubernatorial, 36, 37, n., 50, 61, 162
guess, v., 39, 41, 43, 68, 81
guinea, 333
gulch, 95, 352
gully, 95, 352
gumbo, 54, 126
gum-shoe, n., 95; v., 34
guy, n., 153, 166, 406; v., 153
guyascutis, 96
gym, 184, 188
gypsy, 224, 226
h, p., 72
Habana, 249
haberdasher, 122
haberdashery-shop, 168
haberteria, 187
hablaing, 203
hacienda, 39
hack, 126
had, 273
hadda, 287
hadden, 273, 285
hæmiplegia, 233
hæmorrhage, 223, 233
hafta, 287
haf to, 287
hainous, 231, 232
halbe, 132
hale, 204
half, 214
half-breed, 57
hallelujah, 216
halloo, 92
ham, 185
hamburger, 103
hammer, 110
hand-car, 97
hand down a decision, vp., 125
hand him a lemon, vp., 365, 366
hand it to him, vp., 365
handle without gloves, vp., 93
hand-me-downs, 42
hand-out, 193
hand out a decision, vp., 125
hand-shaker, 369, 370
handsome, 211
handy, 61
hang, 273
hang-bird, 41
hanged, 273, 278
han’kerchief, 317
Hannover, 249
happify, 36, 60
happy hunting ground, 100
happy pair, 147
harang, 246
hav, 245
have money in the stocks, vp., 123
have the brokers in the house, vp., 123
harass, 209
harbor, 239
harbour, 239
hard, 111, 305, 306
hard-boiled, 370
hard-cider, 100

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