worthless or dead, esp. of an enemy or a criminal.
|Congressional Globe 28 May 2638/3: I like an Indian better dead than living. I have never in my life seen a good Indian [...] except when I have seen a dead Indian.|
|Prairie Experiences 62: On the frontier a good Indian means a dead Indian.|
|Ariz. Wkly Jrnl-Miner Presscott, AZ) 13 Aug. 1/7: Good Indian: a dead Apache.|
|‘Jargon of the Und.’ in DN V 448: Good, Dead ‘The old push is all good now’.|
|Amer. Tramp and Und. Sl. 88: Good. — Dead, when applied to a criminal.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 103: good Dead.|
|(con. 1920s–30s) Youngblood (1956) 21: Don’t shoot that nigger [...] Just muck him up good fashion.|