mark

(redirected from Marks)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

mark

n. a dupe; a victim selected for a theft or a swindle. (Underworld.) I bumped the mark on the shoulder, and he put his hand on his wallet just like always.
See:
References in classic literature ?
You oughter see, now," said Marks, in a glow of professional pride, "how I can tone it off.
Tom Loker, who, as we have made it appear, was a man of slow thoughts and movements, here interrupted Marks by bringing his heavy fist down on the table, so as to make all ring again, "It'll do
Suppose Marks and I have taken up the catchin' trade, jest to 'commodate gentlemen like you, and get nothin' for ourselves?
Certainly, certainly," said Marks, with a conciliatory tone; "it's only a retaining fee, you see,--he
I'll manage that ar; they 's young in the business, and must spect to work cheap," said Marks, as he continued to read.
Most likely," said Marks, "she's took in somewhere; but where, 's a question.
Dear me," said Marks, fidgeting, "it'll be--I say," he said, walking to the window, "it's dark as a wolf's mouth, and, Tom--"
It fell a hundred and thirty paces beyond the fifth mark," shouted an archer in the distance.
I scarce shot as many shafts at Brignais," growled the man of Brabant; "though I found a better mark there than a cantle of bull's hide.
The Mark Boat was below and a little to the sou'west of us, fluctuating in the centre of her distraught galaxy.
We had just cleared the Mark Boat and her disorderly neighbours when the storm ended as suddenly as it had begun.
In less than three minutes the covey round the Mark Boat had shipped their power-lights and whirred away upon their businesses.
I'd be the last man to deny it," the captain of the Mark Boat replies softly.
The Mark Boat hums off joyously and hangs herself up in her appointed eyrie.
The Mark Boat's vertical spindle of light lies down to eastward, setting in the face of the following stars.