1. to gamble in a group. [school n. (1b)].
|Stars look Down 17: Some colliers [...] that made up the gambling school in ordinary times – squatted upon their hunkers against the wall. They were not schoolin’ now, they had no coppers for schoolin’. , they were just crookin their houghs.|
2. (orig. US black) to explain a situation or a plan to someone else, to teach.
|[||Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: I Shcool’d [sic] him, I chid him severely].|
|[||🎵 [H]e gave me such a schooling on their waste of time Home-Ruling, / Which he said was simply fooling].[perf. Vesta Tilley] Fairly knocked the Yankees in Chicago|
|N.Y. Amsterdam News 12 Mar. 17: She’s been schooled right.|
|Pittsburgh Courier (PA) 27 Apr. 7/6: Stay hep and school those donnies.|
|Really the Blues 225: Maybe they were schooling themselves in a kind of eloquence they wouldn’t aim for on their own.|
|Jives of Dr. Hepcat (1989) 3: He can solid cool you and school you with some frantic issues.|
|(con. 1940s) Autobiog. (1968) 178: It was these working prostitutes who schooled me.|
|No Beast So Fierce 214: ‘I know your old lady’s waiting.’ ‘She’s schooled to my ways.’.|
|Little Boy Blue (1995) 82: It’s good you fuckin’ with me and Floyd ’n’ gettin’ schooled.|
|Bad Debts (2012) [ebook] Thought I’d schooled Rex the last time. Easier to train a horse.|
|Source Nov. 106: My brother Floyd schooled him on the basics of being a DJ.|
|Other Side of the Wall: Prisoner’s Dict. July 🌐 Schooled: Taught in the ways of prison life.|
|Wire ser. 2 ep. 4 [TV script] I’m tryin’ to school you here.‘Hard Cases’|
|IOL Cape Western News (SA) 15 Feb. 🌐 Dumb hi-jackers from the south [...] We will school your wet behind the ears ass on how to scoop and melt an automobile.|
|? (Pronounced Que) [ebook] ‘This shit is business, son, straight up,’ Sincere schooled him.|
|Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit 131: Boz had schooled her about where to show up for work on Monday.|
3. (US campus) to defeat (in a game).
|Campus Sl. Mar. 6: school – to be so much better than the opposition that they learn from you.|
|Da Bomb 🌐 25: Schooled: To win or do something decisively over someone else. I schooled you in that game of pool earlier.|
|Portable Promised Land (ms.) 155: We Words (My Favorite Things) [...] Schoolin kids. Breakin ankles.|
(US black) intelligent, sophisticated.
|On the Yard (2002) 25: The carpet game takes a schooled hustler.|
|Straight Outta Compton 39: The black women were schooled and busting any fisherman who tried to play like they were single.|
to gain awareness (through suffering).
|College Sl. Research Project (Cal. State Poly. Uni., Pomona) 🌐 Get skooled (verb) 1. To learn a hard lesson. 2. To get information.|