dabs

n pl
British
1.
fingerprints. The term has been used by police officers, criminals and crime writers since the 1930s at least. It derives from the fingerprinting process in which the suspect presses his or her fingers on an ink pad.
► We managed to lift some dabs from the wine glasses.
2.
money, pounds. The term is usually, but not invariably, heard in the plural form, especially in the north of England.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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