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gat up

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gat up

verb phrase

To arm oneself with a pistol (1930s+ Underworld)

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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  • I gat up 'thout wakkin' t' missus, an' I crept downstairs i' my stockin' feet, an' went to t' coil-house wheer I kept my spade.

    More Tales of the Ridings Frederic Moorman
  • Sooin as cockleet com, I gat up, dressed misen an' set off for t' 'lotment, 'an by t' Mess!

    More Tales of the Ridings Frederic Moorman
  • So just to please her, he gat up on to t' stooil an' put back t' hands o' t' clock twenty minutes.

    Tales of the Ridings F. W. Moorman

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