SE in slang uses
(US black) a lover, a sweetheart.
|Pittsburgh Courier (PA) 22 Aug. 7/6: My last heart beat — (my sweetheart).|
|Jive and Sl.|
(US prison) the final walk of a condemned man from death row to the execution chamber; also attrib.
|Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing 316: She trod the ‘last mile’ bravely, if not with dignity.|
|Men at Their Worst 46: I firmly believe that the protracted ‘last mile’ walk for condemned men is the worst form of torture that can be applied to them.|
|‘Death Row’ in Life (1976) 118: Those are memories from long before my trial, / And now it’s time to walk that last mile.et al.|
(US black) death.
|‘Jiver’s Bible’ in Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive.|
(US prison) a condemned man’s final walk to the execution chamber.
|AS VI:6 439: Last Waltz, n. The final walk of a condemned man; the walk from the death house.‘Convicts’ Jargon’ in|
|Amer. Lang. (4th edn) 581: In virtually all American prisons [...] The march to the electric-chair is the last waltz.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
|DAUL 122/1: Last waltz, the. The march of the condemned man to gallows, chair, gas chamber, or other place of execution.et al.|
|Prison Sl. 105: Last Waltz A condemned prisoner’s walk from the death cell to the execution chamber.|
see part that goes over the fence last n.