1. (US Und.) the act of ensnaring a victim into a confidence game.
|Forty Years a Gambler 71: The barkeeper handed me the $500 he had won. I gave him $200 for his cap.|
|Get Your Ass in the Water (1974) 92: You went on back upstairs and called all the cats around you, / told ’em what a cap you had made on the snap, but you didn’t know the bitch was leavin’ town.|
2. (UK black) exaggeration, nonsense; a lie, thus phr. of denial when queried no cap, that’s the truth!
|Forensic Linguistic Databank 🌐 Cap - lie.(ed.) ‘Drill Slang Glossary’ at|
|Forensic Linguistic Databank 🌐 No cap/cappin’ - no word of a lie, ‘I’m telling the truth’.(ed.) ‘Drill Slang Glossary’ at|
|🎵 The shit you hear them rappin’ about is all cap, everything's exaggerated.‘Noughty by Nature’ [intro]|