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boys uptown, the

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boys uptown, the

noun phrase

  1. The political bosses of a city, and their staffs; city hall (1880s+)
  2. Any group of influential and unnamed criminals: The tricksters were ''the boys uptown,'' not yet identified (1880s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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