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Sing Sing

[sing sing]
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noun
  1. the state prison at Ossining, New York.
  2. former name of Ossining.
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Examples from the Web for sing sing

Historical Examples

  • My object was to see if I could get a sing-sing that had bounded away at our approach.

    The Land of Footprints

    Stewart Edward White

  • The sing-sing had evidently found his way over the edge of the bench.

    The Land of Footprints

    Stewart Edward White

  • Therefore, the sing-sing must round the hill, and not cross the stream.

    The Land of Footprints

    Stewart Edward White

  • At her desk at headquarters Nora found a memorandum of four letters to be written,—three to men in the prison at Sing-Sing.

    Flint

    Maud Wilder Goodwin

  • After dinner that first day we went to the village where the “sing-sing” was to take place.


British Dictionary definitions for sing sing

Sing Sing

noun
  1. a prison in New York State, in Ossining

Word Origin

variant of Ossining
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