1. [mid-19C–1900s] stolen property.
2. [mid-19C+] (US) a wallet, a purse.
3. [mid-19C+] a bag of food handed out to a beggar.
4. [20C+] (Irish/US) a cone-shaped bag, esp. for sweets or chips, or an ice-cream cornet; thus poke man, an ice-cream seller; poke van, an ice-cream van.
5. [1910s+] a roll of banknotes, money in general.
6. [1940s] (US Und.) a variety of confidence trick.
[late 19C-1920s] (UK/US Und.) a pickpocket.
[1910s] (US und.) a wallet kept in the easily accessible hip pocket (rather than in the harder to pickpocket inner one).
[1930s] (UK Und.) a pickpocket.
1. [late 19C–1930s] food given to a tramp who begs at the door.
2. [1940s] (S.Afr. prison) a bag of tobacco or similar smuggled into prison.
3. [1950s–60s] (US) food cooked outdoors; a gathering to eat such food; a long trek that involves eating outdoors.
1. the last pig in a litter.
2. the last child of a family.
SE in slang uses
[late 19C+] (Scot.) to be dismissed from one’s job.