(US drugs) an abscess that develops after injecting with an unsterile needle or an unsterile water/narcotic solution.
|Opium Addiction in Chicago 196: Abb. Abcesses caused by bad drugs or dirty needles.|
|Lang. Und. (1981) 98/1: ab. or abb. An abscess which forms in the arms or legs of conditioned needle addicts as a result of infections induced by impure drugs or unsterile needles.‘Lang. of the Und. Narcotic Addict’ Pt 2|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
|Narcotics Lingo and Lore.|
|Underground Dict. (1972).|