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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shack, n.2 1. [late-19C-1960s] any place where tramps congregate. 2. [20C+] one’s home, one’s house. 3. see shack job under shack v. 4. see shack-up n. (1)
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