SE in slang uses
(US) a city person, as seen from a farmer’s point of view.
|AS XI:3 275: City bug. A person who lives in the city.‘Folk Speech of Middle Tennessee’ in|
|WI Atlas n.p.: City bug —one from the city, as seen by farmers [DARE].|
1. Newgate prison.
|Annalen der Brittischen Geschichte des Jahrs 1788 I 388: Newgate war darin mit dem diebischen kunst: namen City College bezeichnet.|
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue (3rd edn).|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Londres et les Anglais 313/2: city college, C’est la prison de Newgate.|
2. (US) the Tombs Prison, New York City.
|Sl. Dict. (1890).|
|Und. and Prison Sl. 27: city college. A city jail, lockup.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
3. any prison.
|Aus. Sl. Dict. 17: City College, the jail.|
|Und. Speaks 22/1: City college, city jail.|
see New York minute under New York n.
|Sporting Mag. Aug. XII 280/1: Come, as some folks call it, to the gallows; / [...] / To weigh their weight upon the city scales.|
|Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era 78/1: City sherry (Peoples’, E. London, 1880). Four ale, which in colour may be said to resemble the worst description of sherry or the highest quality of rectified varnish. The East London people have a modified mistrust of those living amongst them, who get their living in the city, especially of the great body of exclusive clerks, whose general poverty they satirise in many ways, of which this is one.|
the (Newgate) gallows.
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
a fashionable lady.
|Silent Woman Prologue: Some for Lords, Knights, Squires, Some for your waiting-wench, and Citie-wires.|
(Aus. drugs) the unpleasant sensation in one’s mouth following excessive smoking of cannabis.
|Marijuana Gloss. 🌐 city clag blues [au]- when your mouth feels like the inside of a clag glue bottle after smoking.|
see Windy City n. (1)