1. as a (large) quantity.
(a) [mid-17C+] a large amount.
(b) [late 19C+] a large amount of money.
(c) [20C+] loot, plunder.
(d) [late 19C-1910s] a wad of money.
(e) [1930s+] (US prison ) a long prison sentence.
2. [mid-18C–1950s] cognate with baggage n.: a woman, esp. a fat one; one’s wife; thus (US) a girlfriend, a female companion [early use is generally derog.; 20C use is neutral].
3. in drug uses.
(a) [1960s+] (drugs) a package of 25 (occas. 24 or 12) bags of heroin; orig. 1960s retail value $5 per bag.
(b) [1990s+] (US black/drugs) a quantity of a drug available for sale.
(c) [1990s+] (US drugs) ten bags of heroin; equiv. of one gram.
[1990s+] (US drugs) a mid-level drug dealer, working between bulk wholesalers and street-level retailers.
[1900s] (US) a very large amount of money.
[1930s+] to support whole-heartedly, to be very fond.
1. to bet heavily, to bet one’s entire funds.
2. to commit oneself completely; fig. use of sense 1.
SE in slang uses
[1920s–30s] (US tramp) the lowest grade of tramp.
[late 17C–18C] a short, fat, squat woman.
[19C–1900s] to leave, to send away in a hurry.
see tub of guts under tub n.1
[1910s] a packet of ten cigarettes.
1. [late 19C+] to panic, to lose (emotional or physical) control, to give up hope.
2. [1980s] to defecate.
3. [1980s] to give birth.
[1960s] (Aus.) insane.