Green’s Dictionary of Slang

four-flushing adj.

[four-flush v.]

lying, cheating, bragging.

[US]C.L. Cullen Tales of the Ex-Tanks 130: The four-flushing talk he put into the mouth of Coriolanus.
[US]H. Green Actors’ Boarding House (1906) 61: Pretty Sammy’s out, the fourflushin’, cross-eyed slob.
[US]Van Loan ‘Out of His Class’ in Taking the Count 195: I know I kin lick this four-flushin’ champion.
[US]Lillian Goodner & Her Sawin’ Trio [song title] Four Flushing Papa (You’ve Gotta Play Straight With Me).
[US]W. Winchell On Broadway 11 Jan. [synd. col.] Observed on the wall of a speakeasy in the Fourflushing Forties [etc].
[UK]P. Cheyney Dames Don’t Care (1960) 137: She is a first-class four-flushin’ double-dealin’ twicin’ sister of Satan.
[US]S. Lewis Kingsblood Royal (2001) 184: Then he finds this fat, greasy, four-flushing nigger has plotted and connived and grabbed it!
[US]‘William Lee’ Junkie (1966) 14: This bar was a meeting place for 42nd Street hustlers, a peculiar breed of four-flushing would-be criminals.
[US]W. Burroughs Naked Lunch (1968) 109: Get out of my studio, you cheap four-flushing ham!
[US]E. Thompson Garden of Sand (1981) 144: Can you imagine a fourflushing cheapskate like that gettin all his dough in a hundred-dollar bill to flash around? God!
G. Nachman Raised on Radio (2000) 278: [The] Louisiana politician with the florid oratorical style and scandalous reputation, was nicknamed the Kingfish after his four-flushing radio counterpart.
P. Abbott ‘Allure Furs’ in ThugLit Feb. [ebook] ‘What’re you trying to pull, you four-flushing fairy’.