[1910s+] (US) to complain, to make a fuss.
see under copper n.
see under blues n.1
see under uncle n.
[1960s] (US black) used to respond to the greeting: ‘how are you’, ‘how are things’, etc.
SE in slang uses
[16C; late 19C–1930s] (later use Aus./Irish) to give in, to surrender, to cry ‘quits’.
[mid-19C-1910s] to give up, to surrender.
[late 16C] to shout a warning.
[20C+] (W.I.) to make a good deal of fuss (and even cry) about an unimportant matter; to shed ‘crocodile tears’.
see holler calf-rope under holler v.
[18C] (UK Und.) to be whipped at the cart’s tail.
[1990s+] (W.I.) to express oneself in a dramatic fashion.
[late 18C–early 19C] to be hanged; cite 1836 refers to a suicide.
see under hot beef! excl.
[1910s] (Aus.) to name or order a drink.
1. to confess.
2. to inform.
[late 18C–early 19C] to act as an undertaker’s tout.
[late 17C–19C] to boast about one’s good fortune.
[early–mid-18C] I beg for mercy!