a workman who accepts less than union wages; thus a strike-breaker.
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Flints, journeymen taylors, who on a late occasion, refused to work for the wages settled by law. Those who submitted, were by the mutineers stiled dungs, i.e. dunghills.|
|Willy Wood & Greedy Grizzle 10: Well might the edge of Grizzle’s tongue / Have shap’d a flint into a dung.|
|Tailors’ Revolt 12: What! do you think I’ll heed your vile decree? / Command your own d--d Dungs, but never me.|
|Lex. Balatronicum [as cit. 1796].|
|Dict. of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, etc. 81: Flints — tailors; dungs are the same, but work at less wages or by the garment.|
|N.Y. Times 1 Mar. 2/6: The war waged by the flints against the dungs, or in other words the strike of the Taylors.|
|,||Dict. of Modern Sl. etc.|
|Story of a Lancashire Thief 12: I never even heard him talk workmen’s slang; he’d never speak about flints and dungs, or fat, or elbow grease.|
|Dict. of Sl., Jargon and Cant.|
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
SE in slang uses
(Aus.) a derog. term for a male homosexual.
|Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 41/2: dungpuncher active male homosexual.|
|Lingo 115: This hardly exhausts the terms used to describe homosexuals in Lingo, all of which are unrelievedly pejorative and include, but are not restricted to: dung-puncher/pusher [...] and fag.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. [as cit. 1988].|
the penetrative partner in anal sex.
|Amatory Ink [Internet].|
see not know shit from apple butter under shit n.