1. a rejoinder.
|‘Jiver’s Bible’ in Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive.|
2. an insult aimed at someone’s family; used as part of a ritualized interchange.
|On the Yard (2002) 32: An enormous guard [...] stepped through a metal door in time to catch Red’s last cap.|
|Tattoo the Wicked Cross (1981) 129: The crowd shouted at the good caps, laughed at the funny ones, and jeered and moaned at the poor ones.|
|‘Cusswords’ [lyrics] I got cap for cap, you never heard / So fresh again with cusswords.|