verb \ˌā-tē-ˈsiks\

Definition of EIGHTY-SIX

transitive verb
:  to refuse to serve (a customer); also :  to get rid of :  throw out

Variants of EIGHTY-SIX

eighty–six or 86 \ˌā-tē-ˈsiks\

Origin of EIGHTY-SIX

probably rhyming slang for 3nix
First Known Use: 1959


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