1. [late 19C–1900s] money [generic use of salt as a necessity of life, as is money].
2. [20C+] (US black/W.I.) trouble, annoyance, difficulties [the image of oversalting one’s food].
3. [1970s] (drugs) heroin.
SE in slang uses
[2000s] (US black) personal vilification.
1. [19C] the condemned cell at Newgate prison.
2. [mid-19C] (UK Und.) an outside flap-pocket of a coat or jacket.
[late 19C] the cavity above a woman’s collar-bone.
[1910s–20s] (US Und.) execution in the electric chair; often in phr. up salt creek.
[early 17C–early 19C] a rope’s end, as used for flogging.
[mid-19C–1940s] salt beef.
see junk n.1 (1a)
see separate entry.
[early 17C–early 19C] to flog someone.
[early 17C–early 19C] to be flogged.
see in one’s ackee under ackee n.
[mid-19C] (US) to cause somene trouble.
see separate entries.
[early 19C] (UK Und.) the outside coat pocket, with a flap.
[20C+] (W.I.) to suffer hardship.
[late 19C] (US) to be a weakling, to be lacking strength of character.