Mikea Howard

Author of The Diesel War series

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DIESEL UNIVERSE SLANG DICTIONARY
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Hack: Taxi

Half, a: 50 cents

Half cut : Happily intoxicated

Handcuff : Engagement ring

Hard: Tough

Hard Boiled: a tough, strong guy

Harlem Sunset: Some sort fatal injury caused by knife

Hash House: A cheap restaurant

Hatchet men: Killers, gunmen

Have the Bees: To be rich

Head doctors: Psychiatrists

Heap: Car

Heat: Police

Heater: gun

Heebie-Jeebies: The jitters

Heeled: Carrying a gun

Hen Coop : A beauty parlor

Hen fruit: eggs

Hep cats: swing music lovers, dancers (male)

Hep kittens: swing music lovers, dancers (female)

Hi-de-ho: hello

High-Hat: To snub.

Highjohn : Young man friend; sweetie, cutey, highboy

High Pillow: Person at the top, in charge

Highbinders: Corrupt politician or functionary

Hikers : Knickerbockers

Hincty: snobby

Hinky: Suspicious

Hiphound : One who drinks hootch

His Blue Serge : His sweetheart

Hitting the pipe: Smoking opium

Hitting on all eight: In good shape, going well

Hock shop: Pawnshop

Hogs: Engines

Hombre: Man, fellow

Hooch: Liquor

Hood: Criminal

Hoof: dance

Hoofer: Dancer

Hopper: Lindy Hop dancer, Dancer

Hoosegow: Jail

Horn: Telephone

Horsefeathers: an expletive; same usage as applesauce

Horse Prancer : See "Corn Shredder"

Hot: Stolen

Hotsy-Totsy: Pleasing

Houdini : To be on time for a date

House dick: House/hotel detective

House peeper: House/hotel detective

Howlers: Sarcastic term for werewolves used by other Were/Shifter breeds

Hush Money : Allowance from father

Hype: Shortchange artist

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