Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Five hundred years of the vulgar tongue

‘Quite simply the best historical dictionary of English slang there is, ever has been […] or is ever likely to be’​ — Journal of English Language and Linguistics

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cold, adv. 1. [late 19C+] absolutely, completely, utterly. 2. [1910s+] unprepared, unannounced. 3. [1960s] in the context of giving up an addiction, without the aid of any medication. 4. [1980s+] definitely, indeed, just.
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