1. [late 19C+] a large, stupid man.
2. [1930s] a lout, a sponger.
3. [1930s+] a general term of abuse.
4. [1950s] a person, irrespective of character.
[1930s+] (US) a stupid person.
1. [1920s+] to beg; to demand money with menaces, to extort, to blackmail .
2. [1930s–40s] (US) to beat up, to use violence against.