1. (US) a coin-operated gaming machine, a fruit machine [abbr. SE one-armed bandit].
|in Harlem, USA 173: But who wants to be bothered with li’l ol’ women and their damned nickles [sic] and dimes playin’ the bandits [HDAS].|
|Blue Highways 102: Bandits wouldn’t tum a dime if they didn’t rattle and roll [HDAS].|
|Acid House 46: She came in the other day, intae the pub, while ah was oan the bandit like.‘A Soft Touch’ in|
2. (US) an attractive woman.
|After Hours 168: They hate it when you got a fine bandit witchoo.|
3. a villain, a criminal.
|Start in Life (1979) 81: Maybe we’ll find out the name of the bandit who did it.|
4. see arse bandit n.
SE in slang uses
(US) enthusiastically, very fast, very successfully.
|College Sl. Research Project (Cal. State Poly. Uni., Pomona) [Internet] Mug down (verb) To make out (kissy-kissy) like bandits.|