1. [early 19C+] (Aus./US) usu. in pl., a glove; often a boxing glove.
2. [late 19C–1960s] (US) a hand of cards.
3. [late 19C+] (US) usu. in pl., the hand.
4. [1910s] (US prison) in pl., handcuffs.
5. [1910s–30s] (US tramp) usu. in pl, a tramp who has lost one or both hands.
6. [1980s] (US Und.) a roll of money.
[1910s–40s] (US Und.) armed.
1. [1900s] (US) a prizefighter.
2. a ball-catcher.
[1920s–30s] (US Und.) a fortune teller, a palm-reader.
[1900s–80s] a palmist’s or fortune-teller’s establishment, tent etc.
[1930s–40s] (orig. US milit.) a toady, the image is of one who constantly shakes hands.
[1910s–50s] (US, orig. milit.) an ingratiating person, a sycophant; thus mittglom n. and v.
1. [late 19C-1930s] (US) a crooked gambling establishment.
2. [1920s–80s] (also mit joint) a palmist’s or fortune-teller’s establishment, tent etc.
[1900s] a prize-fighter, a boxer.
[1960s] (US Und.) a confidence man, esp. when specializing in religious charlatanry.
[1930s–40s] (US black) applause, clapping.
[1900s–20s] (US) a boxer.
[1910s+] (US) a fortune-teller, a palmist; thus mitt-reading.
[1940s] (US Und.) a form of confidence trick in which a supposedly legitimate business masquerades as a front for crooked poker games (ostensibly being played ‘just to pass the time’). The victim is ‘mitted’, i.e. dealt into such a game and fleeced of his money.
[1910s–50s] (US, orig. milit.) an ingratiating person, a sycophant.
[late 19C–1940s] (US Und.) a form of swindling involving the use of a stacked hand while playing poker.
[late 19C–1940s] a casino specializing in crooked card games, spec. poker.
[1900s–40s] (US Und.) a confidence trickster.
[1900s–30s] to take risks.
[1900s] (US) constr. with the, a rejection, a snub; usu. in phr. get/give the chilly mitt.
[1920s] (US) a snub, a rejection.
[late 19C+] (US) a rejection, an unfriendly reception.
1. [late 19C] to say goodbye.
2. [late 19C–1940s] (US) to reject, esp. in the context of a proposal of marriage.
[1920s–40s] (US) anyone who has been bribed.
[20C+] (US) to accept/solicit bribes; thus grease someone’s mitts, to bribe.
[1900s–20s] (US) to reject, to turn down, to dismiss.
[1920s] (US) punching, boxing.
[1900s–40s] (US Und.) to pick pockets.