1. gin and water.
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|‘St Giles’s Greek’ in Sporting Mag. Dec. XIII 164/1: The cull [...] remained at the bowsing ken, cocking his organ, and tempering his fogus with a few flagges of crank and white-tape.|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Modern Flash Dict.|
|Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open.|
2. (drugs) any form of amphetamine drug, e.g. amphetamine sulphate, methedrine, methamphetamine.
|Drugs from A to Z (1970).|
|Psychotic Reactions (1988) 99: If the music didn’t sound so much like the raunchier side of Springfield-Grape folkrock shot full of crank [...].in|
|In La-La Land We Trust (1999) 163: A little dope. A litle skag. A little crank.|
|Finnegan’s Week 50: My brain got fried from snortin all that crank.|
|‘Dangerous Drugs and Their Effects’ on the D.A.R.E. page of Harnett County Sheriff’s Office [Internet] ‘Methamphetamine: Crank’ [...] Crank makes the user feel that he or she is in total control, very alert and energetic. These effects last for several hours even days depending on the amount. The human body can live without food and water for long periods of time, but the human body must have rest. The human brain without rest begins to short circuit, usually the user ‘CRANKER’ begins to go into paranoid episodes.|
|Call of the Weird (2006) 130: Haley had been strung out on ‘crank’ – the street name for crystal meth, a particularly toxic form of speed.|
|Frank Sinatra in a Blender [ebook] He tapped with his finger and knocked a little crank out onto a brown plastic clipboard.|
|Crime Factory: Hard Labour [ebook] Starting with Sulphate back in the eighties, bog-standard Crank.‘In Savage Freedom’ in|
3. a thrill of excitement, esp. when drug-generated.
|Great Shark Hunt (1979) 363: There is no real crank or elation in being a front-row spectator at the final scenes.|
4. (drugs) crack cocaine.
|Campus Sl. Nov. 2: crank – cocaine.|
|Florida Roadkill 78: She and Coleman each dropped a Roofie, to cut into the crank.|
|Portable Promised Land (ms.) 155: We Words (My Favorite Things) [...] Product. Crack. Smack. Crank. Chronic. Cess. Stress.|
|Workin’ It 72: When I left home I was just using acid and IV-crank.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 7: Crank — [...] heroin.|
see bug n.4
(US drugs) a regular user of amphetamines; also attrib.
|Most Wanted 15: I was sick of hearing about how much some crankhead fruitcake looked like Michael Bolton.|
|(con. 1998–2000) You Got Nothing Coming 58: Our neighbor in cell 46, a sunken-cheeked crankhead called Big Bear.|
|Lifelines 184: His voice was soft, as if he faced a rabid dog or crankhead instead of one tired woman.|
illicitly manufactured methamphetamine.
|Bad Sex on Speed 33: You were geezing this evil-smelling grit [...] Bathtub crank.|
under the influence of amphetamine or crack cocaine.
|Secrets of Harry Bright (1986) 31: It was still unintelligible to the cranked-out thug.|
|Close Pursuit (1988) 204: Drugs? Was he cranked up when he did it?|
|Florida Roadkill 77: It had taken them five high-wire minutes to get here to take her cranked-out finger off the trigger.|
|Get Your Cock Out 18: To say that the Leather Cowboys were wasted does not even start to do justice to the royally fucked-up, pissed-up, coked-up, sideways cranked, pinned-down rolling mess of drugs and magic that shambled onto the small stage that night.|
|Pain Killers 376: The fiends I’ve seen look pretty cranked out.|