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forty-four

[fawr-tee-fawr, -fohr] /ˈfɔr tiˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 40 plus 4.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 44 or XLIV.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 44 in number.
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Examples from the Web for forty-four
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  • I'm forty-four, independent, free, a slave to no man nor monkey.

  • Better be forty-four and yourself, than a cipher belonging to some body else.

  • The old Ruby, a forty-four, on two decks, was obliged to receive some of them.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • There were now but forty-four Englishmen in a condition to fight.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • I caught one the next day, one hundred and forty-four pounds.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • I looked at my watch, and saw that it was forty-four minutes since he left the room.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
Slang definitions & phrases for forty-four

forty-four

noun

A prostitute

[1950s+; fr the rhyme with whore]

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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