roscoe

[ros-koh]

Origin of roscoe

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

Roscoe

[ros-koh]
noun
  1. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “swift” and “horse.”
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Word Origin and History for roscoe
n.

"revolver," 1914, criminals' slang, from the proper name, for some reason.

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