roscoe

[ ros-koh ]
/ ˈrɒs koʊ /

noun Older Slang.

a revolver or pistol.

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Origin of roscoe

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; of uncertain origin

Definition for roscoe (2 of 2)

Roscoe
[ ros-koh ]
/ ˈrɒs koʊ /

noun

a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “swift” and “horse.”
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