SE in slang uses
(US) a drunkard.
|Life in Boston & N.Y. (Boston, MA) 22 Nov. n.p.: The first on my list is that rum-barrel, Charles C—l.|
1. the adam’s apple.
|Anancy Stories and Dialect Verse 37: Him too short, him head too big, him too mawga, him de head too lickle, him have rum-bump a him throat or him too ugly.|
|Fool-Fool Rose is Leaving 130: [He] pumped his ‘rum bump’ up and down like a piston until the glass was empty.|
2. a swelling in the throat supposedly caused by excessive rum drinking.
|cited in Dict. Jam. Eng. (1980).|
(US) a drunkard.
|Manchester Spy (NH) 5 July n.p.: This virtuous man (a rum casj we thought).|
|Life in Boston & N.Y. (Boston, MA) 22 Nov. n.p.: This traveling rum cask [...] depends on the quantity of poor rum and molasses that he guzzles down.|
|Wkly Varieties (Boston, MA) 29 Oct. 8/2: Walt [...] is making a rum-cask of himself.|
see dragger n.1
see separate entries.
see rum-dum n.
see rum-dum adj.
see booze factory under booze n.
a drunkard, esp. a rum-drinker, thus rum-headed, drunken.
|Ely’s Hawk & Buzzard (NY) Mar. 22 2/1: Come along down to the Catharine Market, and prey upon the old Rum-Heads that loaf around.|
|Whip & Satirist of NY & Brooklyn (NY) 5 Feb.. n.p.: Not a rum-head took a parting cup, / O’er the grave where our buster we buried.|
|Life in Boston & N.Y. (Boston, MA) 23 Aug. n.p.: Mike R—n, the rum-headed artist.|
|Arizona Republican 3 May 11/5: Mark Twain had no respect for King Arthur whom he doped out as a bluffing old rumhead.|
|(con. 1943–5) To Hell and Back (1950) 22: You illiterate rumhead.|
|Proud Highway (1997) 102: I haven’t seen the one of those who turn into rumheads.letter 23 Jan. in|
|Official Dancehall Dict. 44: Rum-head alcoholic.|
(US) orig. a cheap tavern, specializing in rum; a bar, any cheap drinking place.
|N.-Y. Enquirer 4 June 2/3: Among the most common and destructive [gambling games] are Faro Banks, Roulette Tables, Billiard Tables, Card Tables, and Nine Pin Alleys; some of which are now almost invariably the accompaniments of the numerous ‘rum holes’ with which our city is thronged.|
|Sun (N.Y.) 14 May 2/3: There is, at the present time, in this city, a rum-hole, a house of prostitution, an apothecary shop, and a coffin-ware-house, all under one roof [DA].|
|Whip & Satirist of NY & Brooklyn (NY) 30 Apr. n.p.: There is a number of rum-holes around this place where the clucker’s [sic] travel to get their toddy.|
|Ohio Organ (Cincinnati, OH) 24 June 6/2: A horrible murder occurred at [...] a rum hole in Cincinnati.|
|Yale Literary Mag. xxviii 139: There is in the village a rum-hole, which is destroying the peace and happiness of the community.|
|Americanisms 216: The State of New York alone [...] uses the term rum-holes for its smaller grog-shops.|
|DA].Little Fishers v: I’ll hunt out towns where the fellows have just been left to stay in the streets, or else go to the rum-holes [|
|Kansas Agitator (Garnett, KS) 10 Mar. 4/4: Every rum hole in Wall Street and in the country at large rejoice that [etc].|
|Tales of the Ex-Tanks 62: No customers were in the place, which was a pretty swell rum joint.|
|DN II:vi 427: rumhole, n. A liquor saloon.‘Cape Cod Dialect’ in|
|Custer Co. Republican (Broken Bow, NE) 10 Nov. 1/4: I still insist that the only place suitable for a Rum Joint is in the middle of hell.|
|Cayton’s Wkly (Seattle, WA) 15 Mar. 2/1: There’ll be few gents in prison when Barleycorn’s got his’n, and locks the Rum Hole door.|
|Londonderry Sifter (VT) 13 Oct. 4/1: When Fatty Arbuckle was ‘discovered’ for the movies he was a spitoon cleaner in a rum-hole.|
|Sun. Express (London) 24 June 8/4: They fought in a rum-joint and everyone joined in [DA].|
a heavy drinker.
|Fulton Co. News (McConnelsburg, PA) 29 Jan. 8/4: The other old pal is just a rum hound.|
|Hand-made Fables 5: The amateur Rum-Hounds piled out at the Main Entrance to Liberty Hall.|
|Dict. Amer. Sl.|
|Cool Customer 216: There’s one or two rum hounds among them.|
|Among the Sourdoughs 24: You can never tell what these rum-hounds will do.|
(Aus.) a heavy drinker; a drunkard.
|Bulletin (Sydney) 30 May 12/1: It is within the power of the Melbourne magistrates to imprison a truculent solicitor. […] What a chance then for O’Malley […] to call up before him certain legal rum-jars which infest our police courts, charge them with daring to breathe, and give them life all round!|
see separate entry.
see separate entry.
(US) a bar.
|Century Mag. 31 226: There is no church and no antipodal rum repository within its borders.|
|Eve. Star (Wash., DC) 26 Nov. 14/4: A soldier and a sailor were engagded in a two-handed game of poker [...] in the rear of room of a Honolulu rum respository [...] A bar-tender [...] stood in the doorway watching.|
|Tales of the Ex-Tanks 43: A couple of warm members, all togged out in fur coats, came out of a rum repository.|
(US) a tavern, a bar.
|Wkly Varieties (Boston, MA) 3 Sept. 3/4: Deserving of the Lash [...] Andrew Foss [...] keeper of a rum-roost.|
(US Und.) a bootlegger’s fleet, held in international waters and thus beyond US jurisdiction.
|Arizona Republican (Phoenix, AZ) 2 Sept. 7/3: Good-bye, old bootlegger, farewell old rum row.|
|‘Mutt and Jeff’ [comic strip] Skipper, I want you to take me out to rum row.|
|Phila. Eve. Bulletin 5 Oct. 40/4: Here are a few more terms and definitions from the ‘Racket’ vocabulary: [...] ‘rum row,’ a group of liquor-laden vessels at sea beyond jurisdiction.|
|Life’s Painter 162: Bobstick of rum slim. That is, a shilling’s worth of punch .|
|[||Morn. Chron. 12 June 3/3: Mine frients, it was not a rumsling — no, nor a ginsling; no, nor a mint vatersling].|
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(US) a drunkard.
|Life in Boston & N.Y. (Boston, MA) 8 Oct. n.p.: Why does that fat rum struck, Tom Mackey, follow every girl he sees?|
(US) a heavy, habitual drinker, thus rum-sucking, excessive drinking.
|Windham Co. Democrat (Brattleboro, VT) 21 July 1/5: She flew at him like a tiger; ‘Let her alone, you dirty rum-sucker,’ she cried.|
|Ypsilanti Sentinel (Wastenaw Co., MI) 10 Sept. 2/5: A rum-sucker declared that he could beat any cold water fellow in jumping.|
|Life in Boston & N.Y. (Boston, MA) 10 Aug. n.p.: Others are notorious for their rum-sucking propensities.|
|Ohio Organ (Cincinnati, OH) 16 Sept. 5/1: Not a single rum-sucker or rum-vendor [...] got a nomination.|
|Wilmington Jrnl (NC) 29 Mar. 5/3: ‘I will fill thy bottle.’ [...] Then the rum sucker’s heart was made glad.|
|Americanisms 216: The habitual toper has conferred upon him the name of rum-sucker.|
|Cooperstown Courier (ND) 13 Apr. 4/1: This impression was given by the rum sucker and rum seller, and those who have decided to stand by rum.|
|Globe Repub. (Dodge City, KS) 1 Jan. 1/6: No thanks, Mr Traveler; I am no rum sucker.|
|Goldsboro Wkly Argus (NC) 8 Sept. 8/3: Some red-nosed rum-sucker would devise some means to get that bottle.|
|Manchester Jrnl (VT) 11 Mar. 8/4: ‘You look like a rum-sucker’ ‘I am’.|
|Chutney Power and Stories 133: Bhola was a bigger rum-sucker than he.|
see have in some liquor under liquor n.