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  • proper n. A diminutive of the male given name Jeffrey or Jeffery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Among printers, to play a game of chance by throwing quadrats from the hand in the manner of dice, count being kept by the number of nicked sides turned up.
  • n. In circus slang, a rope: usually with a qualifying word: as, tight jeff; slack jeff. Dickens, Hard Times, vi.


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  • See jeff.

    April 19, 2011