boracic, brassic(k)

adj
British
penniless, broke. The word is a shorten-ing of the rhyming slang 'boracic lint': skint. A genuine example of London working-class argot, this term was adopted into raffish speech in general from the early 1970s. (Boracic is an older name for boric acid used as a weak antiseptic impregnating band-ages, etc.)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • boracic — brassic UK / US or boracic UK [bəˈræsɪk] / US adjective British informal someone who is brassic does not have any money I m so brassic that I ve been eating breakfast cereal for meals …   English dictionary

  • Boracic lint — was a type of medical dressing made from surgical lint that was soaked in a hot, saturated solution of boracic acid and glycerine and then left to dry.It has been in use since at least the 19th century,T H Pennington Listerism, its decline and… …   Wikipedia

  • brassic — UK / US or boracic UK [bəˈræsɪk] / US adjective British informal someone who is brassic does not have any money I m so brassic that I ve been eating breakfast cereal for meals …   English dictionary

  • brassic — adj British penniless, broke. The word is a shorten ing of the rhyming slang boracic lint : skint. A genuine example of London working class argot, this term was adopted into raffish speech in general from the early 1970s. (Boracic is an older… …   Contemporary slang

  • boracic —    British    indigent    Rhyming slang, boracic lint, skint. Usually denoting a temporary embarrassment, when the sufferer may describe himself as brassic …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • brassic — adjective /ˈbræsɪk/ a) Of or relating to brassicas. b) Variant spelling of boracic (in the sense of penniless ) …   Wiktionary

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