1. the vagina, esp. when seen as a means of making money; one of a number of terms pointing up the commercial potential of the vagina; the man also ‘places a deposit in it’.
|‘The Swell Coves Alphabet’ in Nobby Songster 27: J. for Joe the Stunner, whose Banks may never burst.|
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
|Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 44: Bours, f. [...] 2. the female pudendum; ‘the bank’.|
2. (Aus./US black/campus) money, one’s fortune.
|His Account 6 Aug. 17/1: I told them, that I had no Bank, (no Money) Izzard bid me never Mind that, — he'd find Bank .|
|Marvel 21 Apr. 345: ’Pon me civvy, ’e’s worth a bank!|
|Sporting Times 28 May 1/4: If one man desires to be honest, and t’other man’s bank’s running short; / Well, a hundred odd’s not to be sneezed at.‘A Derby Bet’|
|Aussie (France) 10 Jan. 2/1: ‘Double it, me lucky lad, and win a bank!’ said the spinner.|
|Come in Spinner (1960) 24: They’re in the banks up to the neck now.|
|‘Whisper All Aussie Dict.’ in Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xxxii 6/1: bank: The amount of ready money for a purpose. A drinking bank, races bank, etc.|
|Central Sl. 9: bank [...] At the first and fifteenth of every month the dudes got bank, got big bank.|
|‘High Rollers’ [lyrics] Most men don’t understand it / Till they peep the huge bank that these girls have landed.|
|Boys from Binjiwunyawunya 21: Price is giving me a pretty good bank to get this together.|
|Sl. and Sociability 63: College students in the early 1990s called ‘money’ metonymically bank or paper, as in ‘I’ve got to get some bank/paper before I leave town’.|
|Westsiders 21: More words seem to be invented each week, faster than any Webster’s could keep track: ‘G’, ‘grip’, ‘bank’, ‘mail’ [...] It is the fecund vocabulary of desire.|
|‘Whatever You Like’ [lyrics] Ya need to never ever gotta go in your wallet / Long as I got rubber band banks in my pocket.|
|Sun. Times Mag. 19 Dec. 34/1: I could have sold to Russia or China and made bank.|
3. (US black) the lavatory; esp. visit the bank, take a trip to the bank.
|DN II:i 22: bank, n. Water-closet.‘College Words and Phrases’ in|
|‘Jiver’s Bible’ in Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive.|
4. (US prison) a solitary confinement cell [the prisoner is secure as ‘money in the bank’].
|Prison Community (1940) 330/1: bank, n. A solitary cell in prison.|
(US black) to make money.
|Another Day in Paradise 135: I really need to make serious bank now.|
|Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] make bank Definition: to get a lot of money, legal or illegal. Example: Shiiit, yo, Im gonna make bank slingin’ this dope.|
|Right As Rain 190: We gonna make some large bank on this motherfucker.|
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|Drugs from A to Z (1970) 37: bank bandit pills barbiturates or other sedative pills.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 2: Bank bandit pills — Depressants.|
(US Und.) a bank robber.
|World of Graft 78: Do you think Boston is as much of a bank-man’s hang-out as it used to be?|
(US) a banknote.
|Commercial Advertiser (N.Y.) 13 Dec. n.p.: The Senator was shining around, to get gold for the rascally bank-rags which he was obliged to take [DA].|
a fig. ‘bank’ on which ‘rubber’ cheques are drawn.
|‘Postal payments now an option’ posting 20 May at WriteWords.org [Internet] As the first user of it I can confirm it works like a charm. / David hasn’t spotted yet my cheque is drawn on the Bank of Dunlop though (he he).|
(US prison) to place an inmate in the punishment cells.
|Maledicta V:1+2 (Summer + Winter) 266: More unfamiliar are the expressions to bank off or to lay down to describe a prisoner being placed in a punishment cell.|
to take for granted, to assume as a certainty.
|Baled Hay 127: The man who ranks as a dignified snoozer, and banks on winning wealth and a deathless name.|
|Tramping with Tramps 134: They will take things that do not belong to them if they are sure of not being caught, but this safety is so vain a hope that it is seldom ‘banked on’.|
|Smoke Bellew Pt 8 [Internet] Copper! Raw, red copper! An’ they think it‘s gold! [...] The poor devils banked everything on it.|
|Inimitable Jeeves 127: You can always bank on Bertie.|
|Put on the Spot 182: I’m going to treat you right, Annie, you can bank on that.|
|Under the Whip 15: Maybe he was banking on the Lad’s accident a week ago?|
|Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit 102: I’m banking on him.|
|Gonif 20: Only suckers and losers bank on what they have.|
|Paradise Alley (1978) 216: ‘Be by at six?’ ‘Bank on it.’.|
|He Died with His Eyes Open 25: There would have to be at least two of them, you can bank on that.|
|Observer Cash 11 July 15: An online revolution in money management? Don’t bank on it.|
|Robbers (2001) 29: I ain’t from nowhere. Well, I been there too [...] You can bank on it.|
(N.Z.) perfectly satisfactory, perfectly happy.
|‘Tasma’ In her Earliest Youth II 178: There—now—don’t you fluff! Everything’s as right as the bank, I tell you.|
|Bulletin Reciter 1880–1901 145: She’s as right as the bank.|
|For the Rest of Our Lives 301: ‘How’s the leg, Rusty?’ asked Frank [...] ‘Right as a bank. No trouble at all.’.|
|Gun in My Hand 165: I’m all right I tell ya. Right as a bank.|
|Breathing Spaces 81: Drink that up and you’ll be right as a bank.|