1. [late 19C] a note; writing.
2. [20C+] (Aus./N.Z./US) a cheap red wine [DNZE also suggests rhy. sl. = drink].
3. [1910s–40s] (US, also ink face) a derog. term for a black person, esp. with a very dark complexion.
4. [1920s–40s] strong, bitter coffee.
5. [1930s+] publicity; a mention in the newspapers.
6. [1980s+] a tattoo.
7. [1910s+] (US) a police or prison record.
(Aus.) one who is tattooed.
see sense 2 above.
[1980s+] (US) a derog. term for a black person.
[1910s–60s] (US) a black person, usu. derog; also as adj.
[1910s+] to receive coverage in the printed media for one’s actions, speech etc.
1. [1990s+] (US prison) to apply a tattoo.
2. see also SE phrs. below.
SE in slang uses
[late 19C–1900s] a clerk.
[late 19C] journalism, writing, also attrib; the inference is of negative opinions.
1. [mid-19C–1910s] (US) a writer, esp. a journalist.
2. [1900s] (Aus.) a clerk.
1. a sly, dishonest lawyer.
2. [1910s–50s] (US Und.) anywhere people gather to drink (either a private house or a bar) esp. when frequented by criminals.
1. [mid-19C+] (orig. US) a writer, esp. a journalist.
2. [1910s–60s] a clerk.
3. [1930s] a musician who arranges music.
[mid-19C+] the profession of writing or journalism.
[mid-19C–1910s] a writer, usu. a journalist or clerk.
[1940s+] (US) the vagina.
[1930s] (US) to make money.
[late 19C] to write, usu. more general than the professional .
1. [mid-19C+] (orig. US, also spill ink) to write, esp. professionally, to work as a journalist.
2. [late 19C] (Aus.) to vilify in print.
3. see also sl. phrs. above.