1. [mid-18C+] (also piece of work) the criminal life or a criminal act.
2. [1910sa] (US) deceit, lies.
3. [1920s] (US tramp) begging.
4. [1920s+] (US Und.) the marking of cards by a cardsharp.
5. [1920s+] (US Und.) some form of weight used to make ‘loaded’ dice.
6. [1930s] a sexual or flirtatious advance.
7. [1990s+] (W.I.) a sexual relationship; usu. in lose the work v., to lose one’s girlfriend.
8. [2000s] (US drugs) a supply or consignment of a given drug.
clothes (prob. dark) worn while going out as a burglar.
[late 19C] (US) to succeed in a course of (criminal) action.
[mid-19C+] to attack.
[1990s+] (US black gang) to get busy, esp. in the performance of any dangerous and/or illegal act, e.g. theft or murder.
1. [1980s+] (US gang) to take part in an attack on a rival gang.
2. [2000s] to murder.
3. to commit a non-murderous but violent assault.
4. to sell drugs.
[1960s–70s] (Aus.) to attempt the verbal stages of seduction, to ‘chat up’.
SE in slang uses
see working stiff n.