bagman


bagman
[“baegmaen]
1. n. a tramp.
Two old bagmen wandered slowly down the lane.
The bagman asked politely for some work that he would be paid for in food.
2. n. a drug dealer. (Drugs.)
Sam was a bagman for a well-known dealer for a while. D We don’t just want the bagman. We want to arrest Mr. Big.
3. n. any racketeer.
Some bagman from the mob was pulled out of the river yesterday.
So you think you and your bagmen can just walk in here and take over!

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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