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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brown bomber, n.1 1. [1940s–70s] a laxative pill. 2. [1950s+] a parking police officer. 3. [1950s+] DB (Dominion Breweries) brown ale. 4. [1960s] strong (20mg) capsules of amphetamine, usu. coloured brown. 5. [2000s] LSD.