eighty-six

verb
\ ˌā-tē-ˈsiks How to pronounce eighty-six (audio) \
variants: or 86
eighty-sixed or 86'd; eighty-sixing or 86ing; eighty-sixes or 86es

Definition of eighty-six

transitive verb

slang
: to refuse to serve (a customer) also : to get rid of : throw out

First Known Use of eighty-six

1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eighty-six

probably rhyming slang for nix entry 1

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“Eighty-six.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eighty-six. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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