1. illegal, esp. of dice.
|Diamonds Are Forever (1958) 72: It is possible that there are bust-out gaffs sneaking in farmhouses on back roads.|
|in In the Life (1972) 187: A ‘bust-out’ mob [...] You’re working with tops or bust-out craps.|
|Fort Apache, The Bronx 8: Why hit a bust out saloon where there was no real bread.|
2. of a place or machine, e.g. a car, run-down.
|No Beast So Fierce 37: A whore was liable to grab a sucker through his pants and drag him by his tool into a bust-out hotel.|
|Little Boy Blue (1995) 214: We’re in this godddam bust-out hotel with two kids.|
|Permanent Midnight 163: Big G’s bust-out ’76 Bonneville, a rusted baby blue barge.|
|Rope Burns 2: I did my best for a year or so in a bust-out gym in Ocean Park, California.|
3. (US, also busted out) of a person, impoverished.
|Airtight Willie and Me 131: The sour whiskey gusts from the four busted-out hardfaces.|
|Homeboy 3: That afternoon was the first time in her bustout life.|
|Rope Burns 165: What is now Chinatown is where the bust-out Irish working the railroads first lived.|