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eighty-six

or 86

[ ey-tee-siks ]
/ ˈeɪ tiˈsɪks /
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noun

adjective

amounting to 86 in number.
Slang. sold out; out of stock.

verb (used with object) Slang.

to refuse to serve (an undesirable or unwelcome customer) at a bar or restaurant.
to reject; discard.

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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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