1. (US) a waiter or waitress.
|A la Calif. 299: Rooms, which are let, furnished at so much per month, to the ‘pretty beer-slingers’ and their male companions.|
|Sun. Times (Perth) 2 June 1/1: A senior footballer vows vengeance on Curly Con, the soup-slinger [...] the sporting waiter is laps ahead of the muddied oaf for the girlie’s giggles.|
|TAD Lex. (1993) 74: It was the third act in the thrilling drama called ‘Susie the Soup Slinger’.in Zwilling|
|Greenwood Commonwealth (MS) 11 Dec. 4/2: Music Soup Slinger [...] When I wanted a cup of coffee [...] the musician was none other than the counter man.|
|Hash House Lingo 6: a slang slinger urged on by appreciative audiences would be induced to bring forth all the fresh expressions his wits might concoct.|
|(con. 1948) Flee the Angry Strangers 435: Slinger! [...] Some coffee, if I may call it that.|
|Greenwood Commonwealth (MS) 2 Sept. 1/2: The Dish Washers [...] were leading the Soup Slingers [...] by two points.|
2. as sfx, denoting a variety of worker.
|Bulletin (Sydney) 29 Aug. 13/2: What price a staff captain’s ‘pidgin’ on some of the lines that carry coons as hash-, plate- and coal-slingers.|
|Jarnegan (1928) 84: Fellow dirt slingers – you’ve got nothing to lose but your pick and shovel – let’s all strike.|
|BObserver 24 July [Internet] There’s a rare and widespread artistic consensus that the previous paint slinger, a Frenchman called Nicolas poussin, had actually improved their appearance.|
3. (UK Und.) one who passes forged notes .
|Lag’s Lex. 192: slinger. One who passes counterfeit – ‘a slush slinger’.|
4. (US Und., a drug dealer; thus S.Afr.) bum-slinger, a seller of second-rate drugs.
|The Park and Other Stories (1983) 21: I never make any business wit’ all yer bum-slingers.|
|‘Ya Better Bring a Gun’ [lyrics] But they took control, slingers walk real tall / While real down gangbangers write their set on the wall.|
|Corner (1998) 6: No touts, no slingers, no fiends on Mount Street.|
|Plainclothes Naked (2002) 207: Tony copped from L’il Pepe all the time, so he naturally figured the slinger would be bitch-happy one of his best customers had some stuff for him.|
|Wire ser. 3 ep. 2 [TV script] You better watch out, ’cos the slingers out here, they’re like the crack babies’ babies.‘All Due Respect’|
|The Force [ebook] [T]he slingers and the gangs and the robbers and the rapists and the wiseguys, they don’t take time off to grieve.|