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Victorian Slang of the Week

canister–like calabash, this was used for head.  From 1832 on.  It seems to have originated in England, and based on the references seems to be a mostly an Eastern usage.  That my inference, however and was not from the dictionary.  “The boxer took a left to his stomach, but managed to knock his opponent in the canister, which won the fight.”

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1 Comment

  1. I had never heard that term used to refer to a head. Very logical now that I’ve seen it. You are so educational. LOL

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