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number

1. slang A person or thing regarded for a particular quality or characteristic. I just bought a new dress, a cute little number to wear on my date this Thursday. The health inspector came by today. He's an odd number, isn't he?
2. slang A speech, performance, argument, etc., that is frequently repeated by and characteristic of a particular person or group. Tom started doing his usual "woe-is-me" number after his performance review.
3. dated slang A marijuana cigarette; a joint. He handed me a number, and we both lit up while we watched the sun come up.
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number

1. n. a girl or woman; a sexually attractive girl. Who is that cute little number I saw you with?
2. n. a marijuana cigarette. (Drugs.) Shorty lit up a number just as the boss came in.
3. n. any person or thing. This is an interesting little number. You attach it to your bicycle handlebars.
4. n. an act or performance; a performance specialty. Ann did her number and left the stage.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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