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Victorian Slang of the Week

Volume 1, A-G, J.E.Lighter Editor

Volume 1, A-G, J.E.Lighter Editor

cahoot–to be in cahoots with someone, a partnership. This word has always felt sort of 1940’s or so to me, but it actually goes back as far as 1829. Apparently people could be in cahoot or in cahoots with each other. It was used as a verb as well, although not as often. “The bank robbers decided that they both had good ideas and decided to cahoot over the next robbery.”

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