1. a drink [it ‘goes down’].
|Epilogue Spoken by Heccate and Three Witches 33: Here’s six go-downs of humming Stygian Liquor.|
|Collin’s Walk canto 4: And many more whose quality Forbids their toping openly, Will privately, on good occasion, Take six go-downs on Reputation.|
|Compleat and Humorous Account of Remarkable Clubs (1756) 64: Their crazy Noddles were a little warm’d by [...] large Dropsical Go-downs of mild and stale.|
|Chit-Chat III ii: Three Go-downs of you would do me more good than warm water.|
|Autobiog. of a Gipsey 435: I fortified myself with two stiff go-downs of brandy and water.|
2. (US black) a basement flat or apartment (cf. go-up n.).
|‘Jiver’s Bible’ in Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive.|
|London Fields 445: Keith’s keys, his gaoler’s keys, keys for Debbee, Trish and Analiese, keys for flat, for car, for go-down and lock-up.|