(US) bread; thus yellow punk, bread and butter.
|Contemp. Rev. Aug. 255: Bread [in America] is called punk [DA].|
|Road 159: You say, ‘Mongee, Madame, mongee, no spika da French,’ an’ [...] she gives you a slice of sow-belly an’ a chunk of dry ‘punk.’.|
|From Coast to Coast with Jack London 22: Carrying the loaf of stale punk, we, too, had joined in the headlong getaway.|
|Hobo 24: Someone will shout, asking if anybody wants some spuds or a piece of punk or a piece of ‘gut’ (sausage).|
|Milk and Honey Route 23: As for the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, that becomes ‘Canned Milk and Stale Punk (bread)’.|
|(con. 1914) Soldier Bill 11: Bill learned at his first meal that ‘java’ meant coffee and ‘punk’, bread.|
|DAUL 166/2: Punk. [...] 3. (P. and hobo) Bread.et al.|
|World’s Toughest Prison 813: punk – Bread.|
|(con. 1920s) Legs 2: The kid pulled a hunk of punk from a soiled brown paper bag.|
(US tramp) a bread and bologna/cheese sausage sandwich.
|‘Jargon of the Und.’ in DN V 460: Punk and gut, Bread and bologna.|
|Milk and Honey Route 212: Punk and gut – Bread and sausage.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 184: punk and gut Bread and sausage.|
|Hobohemia 21: He would all but sell his soul for punk and gut (bread and bologna) and a flop.|
|World’s Toughest Prison 813: punk and gut – Bread and cheese.|
(US) bread and butter.
|Tramping with Tramps 140: His usual breakfast [...] consists of coffee, a little meat, some potatoes, and ‘punk ’n’ plaster’ (bread and butter).|
|S.F. Call 17 July 11/2: For food he must have his trhee squares or ‘setdowns’ a day, and they must consist of meat, spuds, and ‘punk and plaster’ (bread and butter).|
|Gay-cat 305: Punk and Plaster—bread and butter.|
|Milk and Honey Route 212: Punk and plaster route – Traveling among the Pennsylvania Dutch.|
|Tramping with Tramps 212: Punk and Plaster – bread and margarine.|
|DAUL 167/1: Punk and plaster. (P. and hobo) Bread and butter.et al.|