1. (US) a $100 bill.
|Journal of Murder in Gaddis & Long (2002) 171: Some skunk [...] can be hired for a C note or less to bump him off.|
|Spanish Blood (1946) 109: ‘Put a C-note on the table.’ I took my wallet out and extracted from it one of the two hundred-dollar bills.‘Pearls Are a Nuisance’ in|
|Hard-Boiled Detective (1977) 323: She asks me, will I really come back, and I tell her I cross my heart for a C note I will come back on the hour.‘Its so Peaceful in the Country’ in Ruhm|
|Walk on the Wild Side 144: Sure enough, folded neatly quartered, so as to let him read the ‘100’ without unfolding it, Finnerty’s c-note still waited to be spent.|
|Gambling Secrets of Nick The Greek 243: The hustler laughed and refused Nick’s extra C-note.|
|Airtight Willie and Me 18: He saw Willie let fall and retrieve our lone ‘C’ note.|
|Brown’s Requiem 23: There must have been sixty or seventy C-notes.|
|Hard-Boiled (1995) 490: They walked out thumbing C-notes.‘Gravy Train’ in Pronzini & Adrian|
|Grand Central Winter (1999) 124: Richard [...] triumphantly returns, clutching a check for seven grand, and hits me off with a C-note.|
|Snitch Jacket 172: Spot me a C-note?|
|Lives Laid Away [ebook] ‘When was the last time you heard of some government grunt whippin’ out a C-note for anything?’.|
|Blacktop Wasteland 167: ‘White went out and got a Corvette and started dropping c-nootes at Danny’s bar’.|
2. (US prison) a 100-year jail sentence.
|Bounty of Texas (1990) 201: C- note, n. – a hundred-year sentence.‘Catheads [...] and Cho-Cho Sticks’ in Abernethy|
3. (US black) a one-year sentence.
|Central Sl. 15: C-note A jail sentence of one year.|