1. (US, also ambeer, ambier) tobacco juice.
|DN IV:ii 102: amber, n. Tobacco juice. ‘You know he chews, for the amber runs down his chin.’.‘A Word-List From Kansas’ in|
|Congaree Sketches 24: I reckon dey is lousy jes like her mind wid ambier drippin’ off her bill jes like it drip off her tongue in dis world.|
|Folk-Say 90: They set thar a-drinkin’ an’ a-jowerin’ an’ a-spewin’ ambeer over each an’ ever’.‘Witches and Witch-Masters’ in Botkin|
|Mss. from the Federal Writers’ Project [Internet] Well, sir, that old alley bat came within an inch of spitting that gob of snuff amber in my face.‘Fighting Ben’ in|
2. (US/Aus.) beer; usu. as the amber [amber adj.].
|[||Virgidemiarum (1599) Bk V 87: He quaffe pure amber in his bowle Of March-brewd wheat].|
|(con. 1920s) Mister Jelly Roll (1952) 180: Gentlemen who [...] wore sharp clothes and snap brim hats, bulged at hip and armpit, and drank only ‘the amber’.|
|Harder They Fall (1971) 216: The amber? [...] I haven’t got enough troubles? Why, my ulcer is havin’ ulcers!|
|New Shoe 107: What about shot of amber?|
|One Day of the Year I i: mum: It’s too cold for beer anyway. alf: Never too cold for the old amber, love.|
|In La-La Land We Trust (1999) 73: Glass of something amber always in his hand for effect.|
|Sucked In 141: Carrying on like they’d just pulled a major swiftie [...] And hitting the amber pretty hard.|