1. [19C] (Aus./UK Und.) melted plate metal; usu. as white soup under white adj.; thus soup shop n., a place where silver plate is melted down and disposed of.
2. [20C+] (orig. US Und.) gelignite, nitroglycerine, as used in the blowing open of a safe; also as v., to use the above.
3. [1940s] (US) insecticide.
4. [1940s+] (US) gasoline, petrol, esp. high-performance fuel used in customized cars.
5. [1970s] (US gay) bodily excretions, such as sweat or anal juices.
6. [1990s+] (Aus.) electricity.
7. see super n.1 (5) .
8. see super n.2
[1940s] (US Und.) a safe breaker.
[1940s] (US Und.) safe breaking with nitroglycerine.
1. [1910s+] a professional villain who specializes in handling nitroglycerine to blow open safes.
2. [1950s] a person who mixes their own high-performance petrol for customized cars.
to dissolve a stick of dynamite in hot water to extract crude nitroglycerine.
[1990s+] (Aus.) drinking.
to extract nitro-glycerine from sticks of dynamite.
SE in slang uses
1. [1910s+] a dinner jacket.
2. in attrib. use of sense 1.
3. in fig. use of sense 1, upper-class; smartly, in an upper-class manner.
[1920s] (Aus.) a narrow beard running just below the jawline.
[1920s–30s] (US tramp) a cheap restaurant.
[1930s] (US) a waiter or waitress.
1. [1900s–50s] (also soup-plate track) a small racecourse.
2. [1910s] a soldier’s round hat.
[mid-19C+] a large moustache.
[20C+] (W.I.) to be taller than someone.
[1920s] to terrify.
[mid-19C+] to convert from Catholicism to Protestantism.