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eight·y-six

or 86 (ā′tē-sĭks′)
tr.v. eight·y-sixed, eight·y-six·ing, eight·y-six·es or 86ed or 86·ing or 86·es Slang
1. To refuse to serve (an unwelcome customer) at a bar or restaurant.
2.
a. To throw out; eject.
b. To throw away; discard.

[Probably from waiters' and bartenders' slang of the 1920s and 1930s, originally used to indicate that an item on the menu was not available, perhaps rhyming slang for nix.]

eighty-six

vb (tr)
US to eject (someone) from a place

eight′y-six′



v.t. Slang.
1. to refuse to serve (a customer) at a bar or restaurant.
2. to reject; discard.
[1960–65]

eighty-six

- "Reject, discard"—may be rhyming slang for "nix."
See also related terms for reject.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.eighty-six - being six more than eightyeighty-six - being six more than eighty    
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"