or 86

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  1. a cardinal number, 80 plus 6.

  2. a symbol for this number, as 86 or LXXXVI.

  1. a set of this many persons or things.

  2. Slang. a customer considered undesirable or unwelcome and refused service at a bar or restaurant.

  1. amounting to 86 in number.

  2. Slang. sold out; out of stock.

verb (used with object)Slang.
  1. to refuse to serve (an undesirable or unwelcome customer) at a bar or restaurant.

  2. to reject; discard.

Origin of eighty-six

First recorded in 1930–35, as slang term in bars and restaurants; sense “refuse” perhaps as rhyming slang for nix1

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